A journey to the heart of india with indian luxury trains

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Indian luxury trains are an ideal tribute to the confounding diversity of this country. While Blue Train and Orient Express dominate the western world, much of the revival in luxury train has come from India in the form of six luxury tourist trains.

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A journey to the heart of india with indian luxury trains

  1. 1. A Journey to the heart of India with Indian Luxury trains Indian Luxury Train - Golden ChariotIndian luxury trains are an ideal tribute to the confounding diversity of this country. While Blue Train andOrient Express dominate the western world, much of the revival in luxury train has come from India in theform of six luxury tourist trains. The history of elegant train travelling in India began with the introductionof Palace on Wheels by Rajasthan Tourism and Development Corporation (RTDC) in 1982. Following therecord breaking success of Palace on Wheels, many state tourism boards and private players come upwith their own version of deluxe trains which include Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, Deccan Odyssey,Golden Chariot and the Indian Maharaja. Luxury train travelling got a new high with the launch ofMaharajas’ Express in 2010. The train constitutes of a presidential suite that span across entire carriage,something never heard previously.
  2. 2. Palace on Wheels Palace on Wheels TrainAt A Glance:Tour Duration: 8 Days/7 NightsPrice Starting From – USD 520Destinations Covered: Delhi- Jaipur- Sawai Madhopur- Chittorgarh- Udaipur- Jaisalmer- Jodhpur-Bharatpur-Agra- Delhi thLaunched on 26 January, 1982, Palace on Wheels is considered as the queen of Indian luxury trains. Ajoint initiative of Rajasthan Tourism and Development Corporation (RTDC) and the Indian Railways,Palace on Wheels offers a weeklong trip into Rajputana heartland ‘Rajasthan’ along with a halt in Agra.The train was designed to replicate the cultural ethos of the erstwhile princely states of Rajasthan in itsinterior décor.
  3. 3. Palace on Wheels Facilities Restaurant 14 salons named after erstwhile princely states of Rajasthan. Facilities provided in the cabins  Channel Music System  Mini Pantry  Direct Dial Phone  Air Conditioning  En-suite Bathrooms Two Restaurants- Maharaja and Maharani Sitting Lounge to relax and converse with fellow guestsTo make a Reservation, visit the Palace on Wheels website.
  4. 4. Royal Rajasthan on Wheels Royal Rajasthan on Wheels TrainAt A Glance:Tour Duration: 8 Days/7 NightsPrice Starting From – USD 590Destinations Covered: Delhi - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Chittorgarh - Sawai Madhopur - Jaipur - Khajuraho -Varanasi - Agra - DelhiAnother joint venture of Rajasthan Tourism and Development Corporation (RTDC) and the IndianRailways, Royal Rajasthan on Wheels was launched in January 2009 to accommodate the buddingdemand of luxury rail journeys in Rajasthan.
  5. 5. Royal Rajasthan on Wheels Facilities Bar Lounge in Sheesh Mahal Restaurant 13 deluxe saloons and 1 super deluxe saloon named after erstwhile palaces of Rajasthan. Facilities provided in the cabins  Individual temperature control  Wi-Fi Internet  Satellite TV  Channel Music System  Electronic Safe Two Restro-bars – Sheesh Mahal and Swarn Mahal Souvenir Coach selling memorabilia items Revitalizing massages and therapies at Royal SpaTo make a Reservation, visit the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels website.
  6. 6. Maharajas’ Express Maharajas’ Express TrainAt A Glance:Tour Duration - 7 nights/8 days & 3 nights/4 daysPrice Starting From: 3580 USDDestinations Covered: Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur etc.The latest addition in the list of Indian Luxury Trains, Maharajas’ Express is dubbed as India’s answer tothe Orient Express of West. Launched in 2010, the train offers 5 journeys which include 3 golden triangletours covering Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.
  7. 7. Maharajas’ Express Facilities The Presidential Suite 14 guest carriages comprising of:  20 Deluxe Cabins  18 Junior Suites  4 Suites  1 Presidential Suite  Facilities in the guest cabins  LCD TV with Satellite Connection  Direct Dial Phones  Electronic Safe  Central Air Conditioning  Writing Desk Two 42 seater restaurants- Mayur Mahal and Rang Mahal Safari Bar- fully stocked with premium wines and spirits Rajah Club- Ideal for relaxing in laid-back ambience Treasure Chest- A high-end boutique to purchase memorabilia itemsTo make a Reservation, visit the Maharaja Express website.
  8. 8. The Golden Chariot Golden Chariot TrainAt A Glance:Tour Duration: 8 Days/7 NightsPrice Starting From: 440 USDDestinations Covered: Bangalore, Chennai, Pondicherry, Tanjavur, Goa etc.South India’s first luxury train, Golden Chariot derives its name from stone chariots in Hampi. The brainchild of Karnataka State Tourism and Development Corporation (KSTDC) and the Indian Railways, thisluxury tourist train cover destinations in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala with its two itineraries- Pride ofthe South and Splendor of the South.
  9. 9. Golden Chariot Facilities Twin Bed Deluxe Cabin 11 guest carriages comprising of: o 26 twin bed cabins o 17 double bed cabins o 1 disabled friendly cabin State of the art facilities in cabins o Air conditioning o LCD television o DVD player o Writing desk o wardrobe Two multi-cuisine restaurants- Nala and Ruchi A nonchalant lounge bar ‘Madira’ A 30 seater conference car An Ayurvedic wellness spa ‘Nirvana’To make a Reservation, visit the Golden Chariot website.
  10. 10. Indian Maharaja Indian Maharaja TrainAt A Glance:Tour Duration: 8 Days/7 NightsStarting From – USD 595Destinations Covered: Mumbai, Jaipur, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Delhi etc.Winner of coveted ‘World Travel Award’ for two times in a row, Indian Maharaja is owned and managedby Travel Corporation of India (TCI). The luxury train with its two journeys- Mumbai to Delhi and Delhi toMumbai- takes guests on a whirlwind tour across Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh.
  11. 11. Indian Maharaja Facilities The Dining 44 guest cabins categorized as o Silver Class o Golden Class o Platinum Class (Presidential Suite) State of the art facilities in cabins o Air conditioning o Personal safe o Direct dial telephone o CD/MP3 Player Two multi-cuisine restaurants A business centre equipped with modern amenities Ayurvedic Spa and Beauty SalonTo make a Reservation, visit the Indian Maharaja website.
  12. 12. Deccan OdysseyAt A Glance:Tour Duration: 8 Days/7 NightsPrice Starting From – USD 425Destinations Covered: Mumbai - Sindhudurg - Tarkarli - Goa/Vasco - Kolhapur - Daulatabad - Ajanta -Nashik - MumbaiA luxurious tour package for a jaunt into Maratha heartland comes on board Deccan Odyssey train, a jointinitiative of Maharashtra Tourism and Development Corporation (MTDC) and the Indian Railways.
  13. 13. Deccan Odyssey Facilities Peshwa I Restaurant o 11 guest carriages named after erstwhile Deccan dynasties. o Facilities in the cabins CD/MP3 Player Air Conditioning LCD television Personal Safe o Two multi cuisine restaurants-Peshwa I and Peshwa II o A fully stocked bar- Mumbai Hi o A 50 seater conference car o Onsite gymnasium and health spaTo make a Reservation, visit the Deccan Odyssey website.

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