Luxury Trains in India
Indian Railways have floated a series of
luxury and toy trains, which have been hugely popular among the tourists.
Enjoying all the luxury at their disposal, the tourists can devote all their
time and energies to reap the benefits of their tour. Here is concise
information on toy and luxury trains in India.
Palace on Wheels
This train on wheels is no less than the palace of the kings. And that it
is why its has been christened the Palace on Wheels. The train passes
through Rajasthan tourist destinations like Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur,
Ranthambhor National Park, Udaipur, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary and
Chittorgarh. The train also goes to Agra, the city of Taj Mahal before
coming back to Delhi, the capital of India.
Palace on Wheels is comprised of 14 state-of-the-art ultra-luxurious
coaches, all named after former Rajput states. The train has string of
restaurants, bar, lounges, library, meticulously designed saloons with
en-suite bathrooms. All the passengers on the train get personal attendants.
The tourists are accorded traditional welcome at every destination.
Deccan Odyssey, during its eight-day sojourn, takes the tourists to tourist
destinations like Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Goa, Pune, Aurangabad, Ajanta,
Ellora and Nasik. You can enjoy natural beauty, art, culture and heritage of
the Indian states of Maharashtra and Goa. Around 80 passengers can board the
Deccan Odyssey on the tour.
Royal Orient train, which provides regal journey experience, takes the
tourists through the culturally rich Indian provinces of Gujarat and
Rajasthan. On the train, you would be provided personalised service from the
attendants. Thriteen coaches make the Royal Orient, all christened after
erstwhile kingdoms of Rajputana.
Fairy Queen, driven by the oldest working steam engine in the world, runs
between Capital Delhi and Alwar. The train runs once a month, from October
to February. The train makes the passenger feel like a king of the past.
After reaching Alwar, you can go for the tour of Sariska Tiger Reserve.
Indian Railways have arranged for some fine rain networks in the hill
regions of India, connecting several picturesque hill stations. These hill
trains or toy trains are Darjeeling Railway, Kangra Valley Railway, Kalka
Shimla Railway, Nilgiri Mountain Railway and Matheran Light Railway.
Heritage on Wheels
Heritage on Wheels, another luxury train, journey through the regions of
Bikaner and Shekhawati. Enjoy the culture of Rajasthan travelling in the
regal atmosphere of Heritage on Wheels. Bikaner is known for its forts,
palaces and camels. Shekhawati region is called the 'open art gallery of
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