India, country of innumerable colors and colors, never fails to surprise you. The seventh largest nation in the world – bounded by the great Himalayas in the north and caressed by the Indian Ocean foaming in the south – India is a paradise for tourists.
Its rich flora and fauna; millenary cultures and traditions; delicious cuisines; grandiose forts and havelis from a bygone era; majestic monuments and historic palaces that every crevasse whispers in your ears the stories of bravery and chivalry of the ancient warriors and sovereigns; friendly and smiling people; and pristine and beautiful beaches of the sea – inspire tourists to visit this beautiful country again and again.
Many travelers come to India to purify themselves and find the true meaning of their lives through spiritual and religious visits. Many others come here to have a first-hand experience of thrilling and thrilling India, while many others come here just to have fun and have fun in one. peaceful environment and sylvan. The goal may be different but the destination remains the same: India. Certainly, what other country in the world can offer so many surprises and attractions?
India could be explored by various means, using the many great travel routes that connect most of the country's top tourist spots. Attractive tourist packages for all budgets, as well as co-operative tour operators and travel agencies, allow travelers across the country to visit the many destinations of their choice without encountering any problem.
Luxury India Trains, as its name suggests, come with luxuries suited to the Rajas and Maharajas of the bygone era, and give tourists the opportunity of their lives to explore the wonder that is India in the best way possible.
Such trains are different from others in the sense that they address the most demanding – mainly those who are rich and famous. What really sets these trains apart from others is that they pamper visitors by giving them the impression of being Maharajas while they explore the various tourist hotspots of the world. scattered countries in different states.
Currently, India offers five luxury trains, namely, Palace on Wheels, Deccan Odyssey, Heritage Wheels, Fairy Queen and Golden Chariot. These trains that come with all the major facilities and luxuries that the richest travelers can think of take visitors on royal tours to some of the country's famous tourist hotspots.
Palace on Wheels
Palace On Wheels is the best luxury train offered. Perhaps, the best luxury train in the world, the Palace on Wheels, is only for those quality-conscious travelers who are not ready to compromise on luxury and comfort. The train that runs from September to April takes tourists on a wonderful journey through the various attractive destinations they remember all their lives.
Covering the three states of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, the train gives tourists the opportunity to discover the cultural, architectural, natural and traditional facets of many regions. The memorable train journey begins in Delhi and takes travelers to Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Bharatpur and Agra before taking them back to the national capital.
Delhi, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Madhopur Sawai, Chittorgarh and Udaipur are some of the major Indian cities renowned for their many towering monuments, forts and other landmarks that show Indian architecture at its best. Jodhpur – renowned for its monuments – is also known worldwide for its bird sanctuary. And, Agra is popular for one of the Seven Wonders of the World – the one and only Taj Mahal.
The train has 14 AC lounges with each living room having four full cabins with all modern amenities. The two kitchen cars at Palace on Wheels – Maharaja and Maharani – serve tantalizing cuisine from Rajasthan to Chinese and Continental. The on-site laundry, hairdresser and lounge services complement the other services. The Khidmatgars (servants) ensure that visitors are served in the true Hindustani style, in the best possible way.
Yet another luxury train, the Deccan Odyssey, takes visitors through the various tourist spots of the Indian states of Maharashtra and Goa. The sleek blue luxury train with 21 state-of-the-art coaches with all the modern amenities can give even the most famous luxury trains, Palace On Wheels, a run for its money when it comes to unparalleled style, luxury and comfort.
The Odyssey Deccan, which seats 104 passengers, has a well-stocked library, a gym, a beauty salon, a massage center Ayurvedic and a bar among a host of other facilities. The well-maintained bar-car attached to the train offers a variety of international and national brands of finer liquor to the passengers.
During a seven day stay, the train takes tourists to several forts, beaches, palaces, along the financial capital of India, Mumbai. The exciting train journey starts from Mumbai and covers Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Goa, Pune, Aurangabad, Ajanta and Nasik before heading back to Mumbai.
Heritage On Wheels
The immense popularity of Palace On Wheels prompted the Indian government to introduce yet another luxury train to cover the desert state of Rajasthan. The new train, Heritage On Wheels – a joint venture of Indian Rail and Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation – covers the Bikaner and Shekhawati region of Rajasthan and has become a huge success.
The 14-car luxury train is equipped with all the modern amenities that are the hallmark of these luxury trains. The two larders at Heritage On Wheels – Maharaja and Maharani – serve delectable cuisine to the passengers who savor them as the train winds its way to its many destinations.
Many passengers after savoring the sumptuous cuisine settle into the luxury lounge bar which features many Indian and international liquor brands. Heritage On Wheels begins its journey from Jaipur and takes passengers to Bikaner, Haat, Gajner, Taal Chhapar, Ramgarh and Nawalgarh before returning to the state capital.
This is yet another luxury train that makes visiting touristic hot spots in India a pleasurable experience for both aware and affluent tourists. Operational from October to March, the Fairy Queen begins her journey on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. This heritage train has a 50-seat AC coach. He begins his journey from Delhi and goes to Alwar and Sariksa Wildlife Sanctuary on a two day and one night trip before returning to the national capital.
The main attraction of Fairy Queen is that it is run by the oldest locomotive on regular service in India. Passengers enjoy the sight of the locomotive seated behind a large window in the train.
The pantry attached to the train serves tantalizing cuisine to the passengers.
Fairy Queen is primarily for wildlife lovers because it takes them to the Sairksa Wildlife Sanctuary and gives them the opportunity to enjoy jeep safaris in the sanctuary's nature and having an appointment with the big cat, the tiger. There is also something for the grown passengers. Cultural programs are organized at the Sariksa Grand Palace.
The Golden Trolley
The Karnataka Tourism Development Corporation, Golden Chariot, is the latest in India's luxury train service fleet, and covers the various destinations within the Karnataka.
Taking its name from the stone chariot of Hampi's ruins, the Golden Chariot begins its journey from Bangalore, the state capital, through Srirangapatnam, Mysore, Kabini Shrine and Shravanabelagola. From there he leaves for Belur which is associated with the 11th century Hoysala architecture, Halebidu, Hampi, Badami, Aihole, Pattadakal and Shravanabelagola, before culminating in Goa.
The route allows to see palaces, wildlife and beaches. The Golden Chariot promises a golden experience with privacy, comfort and a host of lively attractions throughout the seven night and eight day trip.
The interiors of the train were inspired by the opulence of Mysore and Hoyala architecture, and each of the cabins is equipped with wi-fi, LCD TV, desk and wardrobe. A lounge bar and two restaurants (Nal and Ruchi), a business center and wellness facilities are also on board.