Travel through India on deluxe and luxury tour trains
Maharaja Express, The Palace On Wheels, The Golden Chariot, The Deccan Odyssey.
Travelling by train in India is fast, efficient and fun. India has one of the largest, most comprehensive and efficient rail networks in the
world and it works simply because so many thousands of people travel by train all over the country each and every day. When you opt for tour trains to spend holidays in India it will be memorable, fun and unique way to explore interesting places of this amazing country.
Travel even to the most far-flung villages of India
Some areas of India can take hours to get to by road, either due to lack of roads in the area or due to road damage as a result of heavy monsoon rains, or are completely inaccessible by flight. However, more often than not, even the most far-flung and remote villages of India will be connected to the rail network and we highly recommend travel in some areas.
Luxury Train Journey of India
The Maharajas’ Express is no exception for Indian luxury travels. Carrying the best of Indian royal traditions combined with the finest features and amenities, this newly built
train offers cinematic views through panoramic windows from all Presidential suite, Junior suites and Deluxe cabins. Two dining cars, a comfortable lounge and bar, personal butler service and delicious cuisine, all combine to make your vacation to India memorable. Your choice of journey through Rajasthan,
central and Eastern India and wildlife parks, may offer the opportunity to meet Dr. Chavda, Michael Buerk and Sir Mark Tully, all scholars in various fields, who will greatly enhance your knowledge and enjoyment of the region. If you are interested in train travel, the Maharajas’ Express is an experience not to be
A train tour connects India’s east and west coasts
tour connects India’s west and east coasts beginning in Mumbai and skirting across Rajasthan and the Golden Triangle, then travel to holy city of Varanasi and the hill station of Darjeeling, finally this exciting train journey ends in the Victorian city of Kolkata.
Explore south India in this exciting train tour
15-day tour explores India’s South beginning in Mumbai, down to the beach town of Goa, further to Kerala and the lush backwaters, heading east through the temple-rich state of Tamil Nadu arriving the east coast towns of Puducherry and Chennai before travelling north to Delhi. These two ‘Mail’ tours, with special on-board guests, such as novelist and writer Paul Theorux, well-known chefs and authors are scheduled to leave Mumbai weekly on Wednesday evenings. The train operates from September to April each year.
THE PALACE ON WHEELS…
Tour Rajasthan and other key parts of India by train
A wonderful opportunity to tour Rajasthan as the Maharajas did – by private train. You will enjoy a host of advantages they never had, including full air-conditioning, a new easy-riding broad gauge track, and private bathrooms with showers. Nevertheless, the carriages retain their traditional standards of service, opulent ambiance and renowned comfort for travellers.
India’s Palace on Wheels is the quintessential deluxe train journey. Here is your chance to spend 8 days and 7 nights meandering through the Royal State of Rajasthan in a style that is synonymous with old world charm and memories of India’s royal legacy.
Your tour begins in the Imperial Delhi capital of India and winds it’s way to the Rajasthan capital city of Jaipur, the pink city famed for its palaces and precious gems. Next stop is Sawai Madhopur and wildlife safari to spot the illusive Tiger in the beautiful surroundings of Ranthambore National Park which is located amidst the ruins of a 10th century fort. The train then continues into the heart of Rajasthan, to the mighty Mehrangarh Fort at Jodhpur, the legendary Chittaurgarh Fort and of-course, the shimmering Lake Palace off the shores of the city of Udaipur. Your last destination of this journey, the Taj Mahal in Agra, will leave you with lasting memories of glorious visions, exquisite surroundings, impeccable service and luxurious comfort.
<style=”color:#757A7B;”>THE GOLDEN CHARIOT…
Tour of Karnatka, India by luxury train
The latest addition to our luxury train portfolio ‘The Golden Chariot’ named after the famed stone chariot in Hampi, is a luxury train with 44 stylish, air-conditioned en-suite cabins all equipped with wi-fi, LCD television, DVD and satellite. The elegantly appointed cabins are beautifully furnished with intricately carved ceilings and plush furnishings. The two restaurants serve a spread of vegetarian and non-vegetarian culinary delights according to the taste of traveller. One can also enjoy the facility of the Lounge Bar with its interiors modeled after the Mysore Palace, as well a fully equipped Gym Coach and Ayurveda Centre with Spa. The Golden Chariot offers a choice of two exciting new routes whereby one can now explore the many wonders of Karnataka in lavish comfort. ‘The Pride of The South’ takes you to timeless historical Indian sites, inspiring palaces, through tropical jungles to the endless golden beaches of Goa. The 10-night 11-day train tour begins in the garden city, Bangalore the capital city Karnataka. Next is the royal city of Mysore with its regal palaces and majestic buildings. On from Mysore the train winds its way to Kabini National Park, once the hunting retreat of the Maharajas where you will go on safari in hope of spotting the elusive Indian Tiger. The journey continues with many wondrous temples and towns before arriving at Hampi, once the seat of the Vijayanagara Empire. Then travel to the picturesque red sandstone cliffs of Badami and the chiseled temples of Aihole before arriving in Goa with its endless palm fringed beaches, returning to Bengaluru for a final night before your international departure.
‘The Splendor of The South’ travels along India’s east coast to Chennai and the extraordinary Shore Temples of Mamallapuram and on to Puducherry, the former French colony and home to the Aurobindo Ashram. The magnificent monuments at Trichy and Tanjore are followed by the famous temple complex in Madurai. After sunrise at Kanyakumari at India’s southern tip, discover the beauty of Kerala in Kumarakom, Vembanad Lake and the city of Kochi
THE DECCAN ODYSSEY…
Deluxe train to explore still unknown but interesting destinations of India
Make your vacation to India incredible with journey by train on board the Deccan Odyssey. Run by the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation of India, this deluxe train comprises of 10 carriages, each with approximately 4 themed cabins. There are lounge carriages, a dining carriage, a conference carriage, a bar, massage center, steam bath, library, laundry and maid service.
The traditional 8-day tour, with departures most Wednesday’s from October through March, ventures through the unknown parts of the Deccan Plateau from
Mumbai to Goa and then back up to Pune and Aurangabad before returning to Mumbai. Each April and September, the Deccan Odyssey explores the North and South