Traveling always gets a new experience and when one chooses train to do it, the excitement just triggers to another level. The luxury train experience introduced in India takes this experience several folds higher with the royalty and comfort that is offered during the entire trip. These trains have been designed to fulfill the adventurous desire while keeping the passengers safe. A best way to explore India when visitors come for the first time is taking a tour with any of the five trains. These take separate tours in different regions and have the lavish set up to treat the passengers majestically throughout.
1. Maharajas Express
King of all, Maharaja Express train is owned by IRCTC and is the most expensive train of all. It tours around 12 destinations from October to April, where most of the destinations lie in Rajasthan. This train offers a range of five itineraries during the month of September and April and includes amazing experiences like seeing temples of Khajuraho, watching elephant polo in Jaipur and meeting the members of the royal family. The price range of the Deluxe Cabin starts from $3,850 and goes up till $12,000.
2. Palace on Wheels
The lavish interiors of Palace on Wheels train justify the name and speak in the rich culture of Rajasthan. Started in 1982, the coaches of the train have been made like those of the British era with the princely appeal. The train covers Jaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bharatpur and Agra after starting from Delhi. The fare for this extravagant journey starts at Rs. 3, 63,300.
3. Royal Rajasthan on Wheels
This train covers the destinations as Palace on Wheels as was started by Indian Railways after the success of palace on Wheels. It takes the tourists on a 7 days and 8 night’s journey, through Rajasthan. The fare for this train is comparatively lesser than all the other luxury trains and starts from $625 per person.
4. The Golden Chariot
Truly feeling like chariot with the dazzling purple color, this train has been introduced for touring around popular spots of South India, Karnataka, Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry as per the itinerary. Going through the mesmerizing waterfalls and bright beautiful forest the train not only does surrounds one in good view , but, also comfy services like spa treatment, restaurant and bar with several other facilities.
5. The Deccan Odyssey
In order to boost the tourism of Maharashtra, this train has been introduced that covers 10 tourist locations starting from Mumbai and includes Ratnagiri, Goa, Aurangabad, Ajanta-Ellora and Pune. Ranging from the Deluxe to Presidential cabin the prices go from $5810 to $12,579.
All of these trains have their best times for travelling and different packages are available suiting the tourists. It becomes easier to go on trip when one gets connected to different travel sites for getting the right deal and without much to do. Easy and comfy, these train journeys are one in a million experiences that you sure want to live.