With sustainable journey becoming more popular in recent years and now necessary, it has made how we travel a massively important factor. With the Covid outbreak exploding across the world, air travel is now in a state of ambivalence. In this situation, travel by train, whether within the nations or across continents such as Europe, has emerged as a critical link. And while the masses have used trains to get around for centuries, there are luxury options, for when the journey itself is a crucial part of the journey experience. When you’re ready to travel again, take a look at some of India’s fantastic luxury train choices.
Developed by the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation, this 5-star-on-wheels is considered one of the best luxury trains in the country. Trains run from October until April, and there are four different routes. Among the experiences are visits to the Taj Mahal, a safari drive in Ranthambore National Park, and a water boat ride on Lake Pichola, followed by a visit to the City Palace and Crystal Gallery in Udaipur.
In order to promote tourism in Maharashtra, the Deccan Odyssey was launched. The Palace on Wheels trains cover World Heritage sites, forts, palaces, and cultural experiences. Travelers can select from among six great specially-crafted rail journeys.
The Palace On Wheels
The Palace On Wheels was elected to the fourth most luxurious train in the world in recent surveys. The coaches come with everything you expect from a royal experience, such as spacious cabins, personalized assistance, rich interiors, and food fit for royalty. It starts in Delhi and makes its way to Rajasthan, taking the scenic route covering Jaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bharatpur, and Agra, eventually ending up in Delhi again.
The Golden Chariot
Inaugurated in 2008, this train takes travelers on a tour of South India. Two itineraries, Pride of South and Southern Splendour, offer guests passengers on board to experience the cultural landscape of Karnataka, Goa, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu. The routes offer various experiences, including temples, palaces, beaches, backwaters, and wildlife sanctuaries.
Royal Rajasthan on Wheels
Royal Rajasthan on Wheels takes you through the rich heritage of Rajasthan, as its name suggests. Experience the Rajput culture of valour and hospitality, and explore the Rajputana region’s many palaces and fortresses. Upon boarding the train, you are welcomed with a grand musical red-carpet welcome, and the warmth of hospitality that one expects from Rajasthani culture. Private cabins are no less than princely abodes, with tastefully decorated interiors, imagery of Rajputana history, all the modern amenities of a luxury hotel, and fine-dining experiences featuring the region’s most delectable gems.