You must have definitely heard about luxury cruises and private jets which promise an exotic and luxurious journey. But a very few people know about luxury trains that are comparable to the above mentioned options. These trains are extremely popular in India and if you ever visit the country, an experience in a luxury train is a must do.
Now, if you are an avid traveller and you want to have a taste of every possible luxury out there, a luxury train is the perfect option for you. Commonly known as “Palace on Wheels”, these trains remain true to that name. The interiors of the train are designed in a manner to resemble a royal palace and the best part is that you are treated like a king or a queen. Indians are as such known for their hospitality and they will not disappoint you at all.
These luxury trains were originally designed for the aristocracy during the colonial times. Usually, members of the ruling class used these trains to travel form one end of the country to the other. The tourism ministry of the country has now revived these trains and they are better than ever, as they are equipped with the latest forms of technology. So they are a delicate mix of tradition and modernity.
Nearly 6 luxury trains are functional presently and they traverse through the expanse of the country. They have several stoppages on the way and promise to give you a glimpse of India’s most beautiful tourist destinations.
Here are the details of a few luxury trains of India.
Palace on Wheels
Route taken by the train: Delhi – Jaipur – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Sawai Madhopur – Chittorgarh-Udaipur – Bharatpur – Agra – Delhi
Duration of Hourney: 7 nights and 8 days
This train will take you through the desert state of Rajasthan. You can get a taste of the royalty Rajasthan is so famous for.
The Golden Chariot
Route taken by the train: Bangalore – Kabini – Bandipur – Mysore – Hassan – Hospet – Badami – Goa
Duration of Journey: 7 nights and 8 days
This train travels through the southern part of India and offers a completely different experience of the beaches of Goa and other seaside ports.
Besides these, there are other luxury trains like The Indian Maharaja and Deccan Odyssey. So,its time for you to plan a luxury trip in one of these amazing trains.