Chugging Along in Luxury
Luxury trains are special trains designed specifically to offer elegant train ride, and evoke a strong sense of association as in history, heritage and decadence of a leisurely ride. Luxury train tour operates in several countries and offer a luxurious and comfortable traveling option to the luxury travelers.
Luxury trains in India are moving palaces on wheels. The Indian Railways along with the India Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation provides a wide range of luxury rail travel in India. Ever since the introduction of Palace of Wheels in 1982, modern luxury rail journey has come a long way in India. The Indian luxury trains evoke an association with the heritage history and indulgence of a bygone age of the kings and emperors of India. In these opulent vehicles - and new, high-tech versions of historical originals - cabins often have polished-wood panels, en suite bathrooms lined in marble and elaborately decorated dining cars, so visitors can explore in princely splendor.
The train travel feasts your eyes to serene beauty of beaches, rocky country landscape, diverse cultures, heritage sites, forts and palaces and architecture of the yesteryears all in a passage of time.
The luxury train travel includes:
Royal Rajasthan on Wheels - The new luxury train, Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, gives you an opportunity to explore the land of Rajputs in style. Comforts match up to the best deluxe hotels in the world. Destinations covered include Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Agra, Jodhpur and Udaipur.
Deccan Odyssey -Lets you explore the state of Maharashtra and Goa. Offering comforts that are comparable to the best in the world, the Deccan Odyssey takes its passengers on a journey that opens up the rich past of Maharashtra and the Portuguese heritage of Goa. The week long journey starts from Mumbai and passes through Jaigarh, Sindhudurg, Goa, Pune, Aurangabad and Ajanta.
Palace on Wheels- Amongst the top ten luxury trains of the world, the Palace on Wheels is highly popular with tourists. As for the destination covered by this luxury train of India, they are - Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Ranthambore National Park, Udaipur and Bharatpur. The journey commences and ends in Delhi.
Golden Chariot- The latest in the list of luxury trains, the Golden Chariot takes you on a journey to southern India. The weeklong journey begins from Karnataka, Bangalore and passes through Mysore, Srirangapatnam, Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary, Hassan, Belur, Hospet, Hampi, Gadag, Badami and Pattadakal. It explores the culture of South India.
The Maharaja's Express -Takes you to the entire cabinet of royal India as you can enjoy the metropolitans like Mumbai, Delhi and other most prominent tourist places of India. The train has 4 schedules from which you can select the most preferred one according to your choice.
The tariff of luxury train varies accordingly in accommodation and destinations covered and are inclusive of all the facilities but exclusive of VAT and Taxes.
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