Luxury Trains in India

By: Jadiete Collinns

Make traveling special and original, away from the hackneyed railway travel of everyday life. Shake hands with luxury herself as you gift yourself an experience of a lifetime - travel on one of the luxury trains in India. Quintessence of opulence and style, the luxury trains in India are delights to be in, honestly.

The palace on wheels is arguably the best option for luxury trains in India. Having started its services on 26th January 1982, the palace on wheels, India resulted as an initiative of the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation and Indian Railways. Covering Delhi, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bharatpur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittaurgarh, Udaipur and Agra, it escorts you to the prime tourist attractions of India - Hawa Mahal, the City Palace, Amber Fort, Qutab Minar, Red Fort and Jama Masjid, Purana Qila, the Lotus temple, the India Gate Jantar Mantar, Ranthambore National Park, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary and the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and the Bulund Darwaza are among the many destinations of the palace on wheels.

The coaches of the palace on wheels are almost palace chambers incarnate. Centrally air conditioned, the fourteen plush bogies, each named after a former Rajput state (Kota, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Sirohi, Alwar, Bundi, Dungarpur, Kishangarh, Bharatpur, Jhalawar and Dholpur), are absolute pleasures to be in. The facilities meeted out here are reminiscent of the regal lifestyle of the Rajputs. You can avail of the following:

  • Attached toilets
  • Channel music
  • Intercom
  • Running hot and cold water
  • Shower
  • Wall-to-wall carpeting
  • Satellite phones

    The furniture and furnishings in each of these splendid coaches of one of the finest luxury trains in India are epitomes of lavishness and luxury. The rich colors, the lush cushions and the royal furniture give a regal feel to the setting.

    You can step into the two restaurants cum kitchen cabins of the palace on wheels called the Maharaja and the Maharani serving authentic Rajasthani, Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisine. A well stocked cellar ensures top quality wine, liquor and spirits from India and the world.

    You will be delighted to spot some of the loveliest art pieces and handiwork specimens that are on display at the various State Govt. owned Emporia in the different locations that are touched by the palace on wheels, India.

    Some of the other amenities provided by the palace on wheels are as follows:

  • Indoor games
  • Medical assistance
  • Luggage Collection
  • ATM
  • Mail box
  • Toiletries
  • Facilities for the disabled.

    The Rajput hospitality, the royal services and the aura of the coaches in the Palace on Wheels will surely give you the feel of being treated like the prince himself.

    Besides the palace on wheels, some of the other luxury trains in India that offer similar high profile majestic services to the passengers are as follows:

  • Deccan Odyssey
  • Heritage on Wheels
  • Fairy Queen
  • India on Wheels
  • Great Indian Royal Express

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