One of the most convenient modes of transportation today is by train. Although it takes very long hours of travelling time compared to the flight, but the convenience of the train is beyond any comparison for the price you pay. If we talk about India, it has one of the huge railway network systems of the world. Apart from the trains available for the general transportation, the luxurious trains of India attracts huge number of vistors every year.
Here are the lists of few luxurious trains of India:
1. Royal Rajasthan on Wheels:
Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is one of most luxurious train for the tourists in India. It starts every Sunday from New Delhi and takes tourist through Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittaurgarh, Udaipur, Bharatpur, and Agra in 7 Nights and 8 Days tour.
It was one of the most anticipated trains among all Indian luxury vehicles because of the fact that it is offering various additional facilities that has not been offered before in any of the luxury trains. There are 22 coaches in the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels. In addition, there are 13 deluxe saloons, few restro lounges, power cars and staff cars. It also offers tourist with a super deluxe saloon, a kitchen car, and a spa car.
In short travelers get royal treatment in this luxury train.
2. Palace on Wheels:
The luxury train, Palace on Wheels is little bit old and it was launched in eighties. It covers the same route as that of a Royal Rajasthan on Wheels.It is rated as 4th best rated luxury train in the world and is regarded as the pride of the Indian Railways. You will feel the royal treatment on the Palace on Wheels as well.
3. The Indian Maharaja:
The Indian Maharaja Luxury train offers services compared to that of Indian Kings and Queens of the past era. It pampers you by offering personal assistances, delicious food, and showing you the most beautiful heritage places on its route. This trains starts from Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai and takes you through Aurangabad, Udaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Jaipur, Agra and Delhi. It will show you the wonderful monuments such as caves at Ajanta and Elllora, wonders of the world Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Ranthambhore National Park and so on.
4. Deccan Odyssey:
The Deccan Odyssey train leaves Mumbai’s Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus every Wednesday evening. It will take travelers through Konkan coast which offers great views of the backwaters of Maharashtra, golden beaches of Ganapatipule, Tarkarli Beach Resort, and others. It will also take travelers to Goa, where people can explore several churches of Old Goa and enjoy the pristine beaches. It then take you north to Pune, Ajanta and Ellora caves, Nasik, and finally back to Mumbai.
5-star breakfast, lunch, dinners are served in the train. As the train runs throughout night only you will feels the 5-star treatment and fully relaxed to start your day to explore the beautiful places on the way during the day.
5. The Golden Chariot
The Golden Chariot, luxurious train offers fascinating journey through various places of Karnataka. The name Golden Chariot got its name from the popular Stone Chariot in Hampi, which is a world heritage site. The train travels through many Historical Heritage Sites, Palaces, Wildlife and Beaches. The train starts every Monday from Bangalore.
6. Splendor of the South:
“Splendor of the South” Luxury train covers places like Bangalore, Chennai, Mamallapuram, Pondicherry, Tiruchirapalli, Thanjavur, Madurai, Kanyakumari, Thiruvananthapuram, Backwaters & Kochi / Allepey, and back to Bangalore. In Kerala, travelers can go to the Kovalam beach which is one of the very beautiful beaches in the world.