India is a country known for its culture and tradition. Huge number of people came across the world to experience the elegancy and the beauty of the nation. Apart from the scenic beauty and wonderful traditions, India is also renowned for the luxurious train traveling services which gives the feel of ‘Maharaja’ to the tourists. Luxury train travel in India had changed the meaning of travelling in the country. These luxurious trains are renowned in the world because of their royal hospitality and incredible services. These trains are purposely designed to provide the charisma of the royal touch of the country. The trains are designed in such a way that they provide soothe and graceful ride to the tourists coming from every part of the world. The royal appeal has been reflected by these trains. Tourists from every corner of the world experience the best facility and these trains ensure the quality hospitality to the tourists. Travelers enjoy their holiday to the fullest and spent their journey in the luxurious train. Some of the top luxury trains of India are:
Palace On Wheels
The Palace On Wheels is an oldest luxury tourist train. The train was launched with the joint efforts of Indian Railway and the Rajasthan tourism development corporation to promote tourism in Rajasthan. The lavishing beauty was launched in the year 1982 and the train services were renovated & refurbished and again launched in August 2009 with the new interior and itinerary. Palace on wheels was voted as the 4th luxurious train in the world. The train consists of fourteen saloons each equipped with two twin bedded and two double bedded chambers. These chambers have attached bathrooms that have running hot and cold water and showers. Apart from these luxurious carriages, there are two dining cars- Ruchi and Nala offering Indian as well as continental delicacies. Bar and lounge offer an array of aperitifs. The train has 7 nights and 8 days journey started from Delhi and having stops like Jodhpur, Ranthambore, Udaipur, Agra, Ranthambore National Park, Jaisalmer, Bharatpur and Chittorgarh.
As the name suggests, Maharaja Express rail make you remember the era of ancient Maharajas and their style. The elegant travelling of Indian maharaja’s are offered in these luxurious trains. The Maharaja Express is considered to be the answer to the Orient Express of the West. This luxurious train with lots of lavishing things to deliver came on the track in the year 2010. It offers pan India itineraries covering some of the prominent destinations in the country. The luxurious train could carry a total number of 84 passengers. Lavishing presidential suites, two restaurants, a lounge bar equipped with library and shop to provide subsequent facilities to the tourists. The insider experiences one of the most fulfilling journeys in the world. The train is integrated with the Wi-Fi internet, individual climate control, and electronic safe. The Maharaja Express is owned by IRCTC, and it is considered to be one of the world’s top luxury trains.
Royal Rajasthan on wheels
The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is the journey to rediscover the vibrant land of the Royal Rajputs. Most of the tourists visit Rajasthan to experience the incredible India. The luxurious train makes the tourist experience the unmatched hospitality and elegancy. Enjoy the land of camels, forts, palaces, and landscapes on the luxurious wheels. This train offers an unmatched experience on the tourists mind and soul.
The plush ride of the Golden Chariot was introduced to showcase the beauty of Southern Region of India. The Golden Chariot offers two itineraries which are the splendor and pride of the South. The luxurious journey makes you travel some of the most cultured region in the south India along with destinations with natural scenic beauty and wildlife. It’s a journey to cherish. Bandipur, Mysore, Hassan, Gadag, Hospet and Goa are some of the destinations covered by this train. The 8 days journey ends at Bangalore.
A Luxurious End Note
It is a matter of pride to realize that Indian Railways has a range of trains that relates to a ‘larger than life’ sort of feeling. The luxury trains in India are not just a convenient and a deluxe option for travelling but also a thing to take pride on and be a part of the magnificence that India displays on a global landscape.