Travel across India on luxury trains, and immerse yourself in the beauty of the country. You can enjoy the view through the train windows, indulge in some of the best cuisine in the country and travel to your next destination in style.
But what are the luxury train options that you can benefit from in India? There are three luxury trains that you should know about. These include:
The World Travel Awards have named the Maharaja Express as the world’s leading luxury train for seven straight years. Between 2012 and 2018, it seemed like no other luxury train could compete with the Maharaja Express. The Maharaja Express allows guests to visit renowned destinations in the country. There are several trains that you can take as well, depending on where you want to go to.
‘The Indian Panorama’ takes you through Delhi, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Orchha and Khajuraho, and Varanasi. The trip lasts seven days and six nights. You can also choose to opt for ‘The Indian Splendor’. This takes you through Delhi and Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur and Mumbai. This trip also lasts seven days and six nights.
On the Maharaja Express, you’ll find restaurants as well as a lounge bar. You can choose to stay in a Deluxe Cabin or a Junior Suite.
Palace On Wheels
The Palace on Wheels takes you on an eight day journey across Rajasthan as well as Agra. Get pampered while indulging in the culture of these historical destinations. Guests can enjoy staying in deluxe cabins, which come with their own attached bathrooms.
Guests will also be provided with their personal butlers. Many of the amenities included with the Palace on Wheels include luxurious restaurants, a lounge bar, and even a spa. The Palace on Wheels provided 24×7 concierge service, and you’ll also get the opportunity to visit world heritage sites, such as the Taj Mahal. The various destinations that the Palace on Wheels can take you to include Agra, Bharatpur, Delhi, Chattisgarh, Udaipur, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, and Sawai Madhopur.
The Golden Chariot takes you through Karnataka, allowing you to enjoy the best that the state has to offer. A journey that lasts six days and five nights, your luxury train ride will allow you to immerse yourself in the southern Indian culture of Karnataka. You can view not just modern and historical locations, but even pre-historic remnants of civilization as well.
There’s also a four days three nights train ride available as well. This luxury train takes you through locations like Bandipur National Park, Hampi, and even Mysore. The journey of the Golden Chariot is primarily based around South India. Visit Karnataka, Goa, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, by boarding the Golden Chariot on one of its many journeys
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Note: All the above train journeys have set departure days and cannot be used for point to point transport. One needs to embark on whole journey.
Journey through India in style with the three luxury train options mentioned in this guide. Whether you want to travel through North or South India, there are luxury trains that will take you on a tour of the region. Learn what these luxury trains are as well as what they offer you through this guide.
Jay Kajaria is Founder of Bespoke India Holidays. Bespoke India Holidays is an award-winning company that specialises in creating luxury trips to India and the subcontinent.
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