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Luxury Train Travel in India – Maharaja Lifestyle!

Nothing beats the passion of travelling by trains. The soft chugging of wheels keeps your feet grounded while the passing scenery lifts your imagination to fantasies galore. And if the journey happens to be on a luxury train then there’s no stopping to the extravagance where the romance of the journey overcomes the desire to reach the destination. Wake up to a new jaunt every morning as you travel in quaint yet state-of-the-art accommodations designed to mimic the splendour of a bygone era of royal train travel.

Keeping this sentiment in mind Indian Railways offers some royal, luxurious and opulent journeys to destinations that are equally captivating. These royal carriages on wheels meander through the brocade of our country weaving together exotic destinations with a silken thread, embroidering the escapades in your mind to last a lifetime.

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Luxuries on board
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Amenities offered on-board across all trains include Wi-Fi internet, LCD televisions, direct dial telephones, elegant interiors depicting classical Indian royalty with modern sophistication, writing desks, en-suite bathrooms with showers, padded beds, electronic safe, rejuvenating spas and gyms, butlers to pamper your indulgences, take your travel to another plane. These luxurious trains offer two dining options, a sitting lounge, and a well-stocked bar. Guests can savour scrumptious delicacies from a global menu along with traditional dishes quintessential to the region and relax and unwind at the bar after a fulfilling day of travel and sightseeing. Apart from the ‘Table d’hôte’ meals, guests can also opt for a-la-carte menu or en-suite private dining.

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Maharaja’s Express
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Conferred with ‘World’s Leading Luxury Train’ award at the World Travel Awards consecutively for half a decade from 2012 to 2016, the Maharaja’s Express is India’s answer to the Orient Express of the West. Embalmed in nostalgia and soaked in luxury, this train offers 7 pan-India journeys crisscrossing through varying landscapes and covering exotic destinations like Mumbai, Ajanta, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Agra, Delhi.

Season: October to April

Distance covered: 2591 km approx.

Website:  www.the-maharajas.com

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The Golden Chariot
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An initiative of the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation, the Golden Chariot rolls down to the South Indian states of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. It offers 2 splendidly curated luxury train tours covering world heritage sites, wildlife sanctuary, majestic palaces and cultural monuments across Bangalore, Chennai, Pondicherry, Thanjavur, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram, Allepy, Kochi.

 

Season: October to April

Distance covered: 1,888km approx.

Website: www.goldenchariottrain.com

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Palace on Wheels
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This is the first luxury train of India recreating the opulence and charm of a bygone era of indulgence and grace. Chugging along former Rajput princedoms in Delhi, Jaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bharatpur, Agra, this extravagant journey covers palaces, forts, museums, wildlife and India’s crowning glory the Taj Mahal.

 

Season: September to April

Distance covered: 2,411km approx.

Website: www.palacesonwheels.com

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Deccan Odyssey
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As the name suggests this sojourn takes you on an enchanting trip across the Deccan plains of Maharashtra soaking in the grandeur of the erstwhile Maratha kingdom. It offers six well-planned journeys through some of the most sought-after destinations covering heritage sites, caves, wildlife reserves, pristine beaches, ancient temples and monuments in Mumbai, Aurangabad, Tadoba, Ajanta, Ellora, Nashik, Kolhapur, Goa, Vadodara, Sasan Gir, Somnath, Rann of Kutch, Modhera, Patan, Hampi, Jaipur, Delhi.

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Season: October to April

Distance covered: 3,669km approx.

Website: www.deccan-odyssey-india.com

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So, the next time you plan your travel, let it be a train journey tooting off from the lap of luxury to the world of fantasy.

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