luxury tourist trains in India

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India by rail offers a fascinating odyssey through time and space, cultures and history offering magical glimpses of unity amidst diversity, shrouded in enchanting, mystery colours that captures the heart while soothing the soul.

No one offers the multi-dimensional magic of the real India more excitingly than the Indian Railways – the second largest railway system in the world covering around 64,000 km. of track laid across around 7,000 stations, running around 12,000 trains everyday. The convenient, well connected routes offer to the passengers hassle-free tours to some of the most exotic places in the world.

Indian Railways is the life line of the nation whether it is for movement of passenger or for goods. The Railways contribute tremendously towards tourism as the prime mode of transport for all kinds of tourists from both domestic and international sector. In addition to offering simple train journeys from point to point to the tourists as well as general public, the Indian Railways offers some exclusive tourist trains as under:

Maharajas’ Express
An Experience Extraordinaire – The Maharajas’ Express is a Luxury Offering from Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd., New Delhi. A design marvel, the train offers several unique features from having most spacious cabins to having personal valets attached to each cabin to take care of the guests. State of the art acilities like live TV, Wi-Fi internet, individual temperature control in each cabin, environment friendly toilet systems, CCTV cameras in public areas to ensure security, direct dialing telephones to make international calls, make the experience all the more enjoyable. With hair dryers, electronic safe deposit boxes in each room, bath tubs and mini bars (in suites and presidential suite), the train offers almost everything that one would imagine to travel in luxury. Savoring the culinary delights, sitting in either of the two restaurants – Mayur Mahal and Rang Mahal, one can have a glimpse of the picturesque hinterland from the large windows specially created for the Maharajas’ Express. The guests can relax in the Safari Bar or the Rajah Club and choose from our selection of choicest wines and liquors. With four categories of accommodation to choose from guests can select the
cabin they would wish to spend their sojourn – all with ensuite facilities. The train can accommodate 88 guests. There are 14 guest carriages featuring 43 cabins in total, which include 20 Deluxe Cabins, 18 Junior Suites, 4 Suites and one truly classical Presidential Suite.
A lifetime experience, the journey on Maharajas’ Express brings one closer to bygone era of imperial India.

A lifetime experience, the journey on Maharajas’ Express brings one closer to bygone era of imperial India.
It operates on a number of itineraries, mainly
1. Delhi – Agra – Sawai Madhopur – Jaipur – Bikaner – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Mumbai.
2. Mumbai – Bhusawal – Udaipur – Jodhpur – Bikaner – Jaipur – Sawai Madhopur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra – Delhi.
3. Delhi – Jaipur – Sawai Madhopur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra – Gwalior – Khajuraho – Varanasi – Lucknow – Delhi
4. Delhi – Agra – Sawai Madhopur – Jaipur – Delhi
Tele: +91-9717635915, Fax: +91-11-23232908 Email: maharajas@irctc.com, Web: www.the-maharajas.com

Palace on Wheels
An extraordinary train for the extraordinary people. A train with historic charm and modern conveniences. A royal train beckoning you to step aboard for a week of splendour. It takes you on a royal odyssey. Bringing alive the luxury of princely travel of the age of the Raj, the Palace-on-Wheels has also been designed to suit the modern needs with central air-conditioning, soothing four channel music, interconnected telephone system in the train, a separate pantry and lounge in each coach, comfortable with privacy of attached bathrooms, two specialty restaurants – “Maharaja” and “Maharani”, serving exotic Indian, Continental and Rajasthani cuisine, a well stocked bar, a reading and relaxing coach and friendly smiling attendants serving you round the clock.
The 14 coaches of the Palace-on-Wheels with rich decor that evoke the age of Rajput chivalry, are named after former Rajput States – Kota, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Alwar, Sirohi, Kishangarh, Bundi, Dungarpur, Bharatpur, Jhalawar and Dholpur.

As most of the travelling is done at night, your days are left free for discovering the delights of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh covering the itinerary of Delhi – Jaipur – Sawai Madhopur – Chittaurgarh – Udaipur – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Bharatpur – Agra – Delhi. Website: www.rtdc.in

Royal Rajasthan on Wheels
After successfully running Palace on Wheels for more than two and a half decades, the Indian Railways in association with Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. launched a new train “Royal Rajasthan on Wheels” with added facilities compared to Palace on Wheels which itself is the bench mark in its segment, on the itinerary of Delhi – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Chittaurgarh – Sawai Madhopur – Jaipur – Khajuraho – Varanasi – Agra – Delhi. Website: www.rtdc.in

Deccan Odyssey
Experience the finest and the best of train journeys of the world. The Deccan Odyssey is more than a mere luxury train cruise. A lavishly decorated train that transports its guests on an unforgettable sojourn on different itineraries covering different parts of the country. Facilities onboard include channel music, intercom, CD/MP3 player, wall-to-wall carpeting, money exchange / credit card facility, safety & security arrangements, health spa, bar, conference equipment. The current itineraries are as under:

1. Mumbai – Aurangabad – Chandrapur -Jalgaon – Nasik Road – Kolhapur – Madgaon – Mumbai
2. Mumbai – Viswamitri – Palitana – Verawal – Viramgam – Patan – Gandhi Nagar – Delhi
3. Delhi – Sawai Madhopur – Agra – Jaipur – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Vadodara – Viswamitri – Mumbai
4. Delhi – Sawai Madhopur – Jaipur – Agra – Vidisha – Jalgaon – Aurangabad – Mumbai
5. Delhi – Agra – Bharatpur – Sawai Madhopur – Jaipur – Delhi
6. Mumbai – Jalgaon – Vidisha – Sawai Madhopur – Jaipur – Bharatpur – Agra – Delhi
Website: www.maharashtratourism.gov.in

The Golden Chariot
The land once ridden by formidable armies is now traversed by the world’s unique luxury train. The Golden Chariot beckons you to discover worlds that are enriched with history and culture. Recline and relax as the magnificent scenery unfolds outside your window with luxury on the inside, thus far reserved for royalty. The Golden Chariot presents a fine balance between a glorious yesterday and an omnipresent tomorrow in the magical land… Karnataka, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry on the following itineraries.1. KSR Bengaluru – Mysuru – Hassan – Hosapetet – Badami – Goa – KSR Bengaluru.
2. KSR Bengaluru – Chennai – Puducherry – Thanjavur – Madurai – Nagercoil – Thiruvananthpuram – Ernakulam – KSR Bengaluru.
Website: www.goldenchariot.org

For further details and bookings contact:
Sr. Divisional Commercial Manager,
DRM Office, Rail Vihar, Ambala Cantt.
Ph No. 0171-2610125
Fax No. 0171-2610596
Station Superintendent,
Kalka Railway Station, Kalka
Ph No. 01 733-225088
Mob No. 09729539932

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