India has a lot of diversity in its flora and fauna, religions, festivals, foods as well as places to visit. You can find a number places to visit across India with a unique taste of royalty, here by royalty i mean to say the luxurious trains of India which offers you the most exclusive travel experience of kings and queens.
So have a look over these Top 6 Luxurious Trains present in India which has booked it place in our list by offering a remarkable features.
Maharaja’s Express has been awarded with “World’s Leading Luxury Train” award at the World Travel Awards for five consecutive years from 2012 to 2016. Maharajas’ Express has totally changed the view of the luxury travel experience by giving guests the opportunity to explore the hidden destinations providing a treasure of rich cultural of Incredible and divers India which will leave you with great memories of this train journey to be remembered.
Their are 20 Deluxe Cabins of 85 sq ft area each with additional 25 sq ft area for bathroom having shower Cubicle & WC.
Also 18 Junior Suites are of 115 sq ft area each with more 25 sq ft area for bathroom having shower Cubicle. Not only this but also there is a writing desk with 2 chairs in the Junior Suite.
4 Suites are of 180 sq ft area each with additional 40 sq ft area for bathroom having Bath tub,Shower Cubicle & WC. But keeping your comfort there is separate sitting area in the Suite having arm chairs with side table & a desk for writting.
Now here is the most luxerious facility, The Presidential Suite which offers 2 bedrooms & 1 living room spread over 440 sq ft area.
2.Palace on Wheels
The luxurious and exclusive Palace On Wheels has royal cabins, a well stocked and personalized bar, wall to wall carpeting and decoration with two dining cars and a very personalized service which are offered by trained staff members of train. In fact, almost everything that could bring heaven on earth for the seven days of your complete journey.
The Palace on Wheels features the real royality of the state with a modernized form. Each guest are being presented as a Maharajas, Nizams and Viceroys of India.
A trained team of chefs takes care of the delicious meals that are served in the 2 dining cars on train. For an authentic and traditional dining experience of Royal Rajputana, the complete food is being cooked by the native ingredients so that you can get the real taste of Indian cuisine.
But instead of that all many more services are being provided by them, the Spa Car, Lounge Car and a Bar Car in Palace on Wheels which make sure that you rediscover the finer aspect of traveling with Indian Railways.
So be ready to step back into a more refined era for a relaxing pace of life and enjoy the real taste of India.
3.The Deccan Odyssey
Deccan Odyssey comprises of 21 luxuriously and personalized appointed coaches. Out of these 21 coaches, 11 are to facilitate guests and the rest are used for different purposes such as dining, lounge, conference car and for spa. Each and every coaches of this luxurious train is inspired by the royal carriage of the different kings and their diverse dynasties.
Each and every cabins and places of Deccan Odyssey are fully facilitate with features like air-conditioning, internet connectivity and decoration so that it can promises that your journey would be a comfortable and memorable one.
Moreover,to give some more hight to your comfort there are facility of the multi-cuisine restaurant which means you are going to enjoy different types of delicious food, well stocked bar, modernized conference cart with high-tech technology and a spa & massage cabin on-board.
Deccan Odyssey has a perfection of the real luxury and royalty which can be easily seen in it state-of-the-art amenities available on-board. This royal Indian train makes every day a unique experience for the travelers who are in need of a royal living.
Since its initiation, the train is moving towards it success by presenting a remarkable facilities which provides the signature of utmost comfort and saluting treatment, Deccan Odyssey facilities make you feel special and gives you the facilities of heaven.
4.Royal Rajasthan on Wheels
The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels gets operated by Indian Railways and is developed and decorated in a complete traditional royal style to experience the presence of real luxury, taste of natural royalty and also enjoy a delicious meal on board, where each and every moment is some bit special with immemorial experience to be lived and cherished and remembered forever.
Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is non other but upgraded form of world famous Palace on Wheel. Palace on Wheels is being operated from last 25 years and after its grand success this luxurious train was launched in January 2009. But if we compare this train with its older one then we can easily find that this train is more luxurious and its cabins are more spacious.
It consist of 14 passenger coaches in which 13 coaches has three deluxe saloons and 14th one has two super deluxe saloons.The super deluxe saloons are called as Taj Mahal.
It also has two restaurants which are named as ‘Swaran Mahal’ and ‘Sheesh Mahal’. The restaurants are operated in the continuous observation of trained crew members and head chef. They offer delicious food ranging from ethnic Rajasthani, Indian, Continental and also Chinese Cuisines. The entire restaurant is decorated and made up of wood and crystal.
Not only this but it also fulfills yours royal felling by offering finest wines and international brands of liquor on the two rest lounges.
After having so much of royalty in your life, you might feel tired so for that their is finest spa service onboard. It provides relaxing and wellness solutions on board with personal care products and treatments.
It is other contribution by Indian Railways in the columns of luxurious trains as it takes passengers to a spiritual journey through Bihar and Utter Pradesh in India. This train is owned and operated by IRCTC Ltd. It came into service in year 2007 and was given Howrah – Gaya – Delhi line.
The main attraction of this train is that it takes the passengers for 08 days/07 nights on spiritual tour which includes visit of various Buddhist places across Northern India.
The very first day train departs from New Delhi and arrives to Bodhgaya on day 2, at day 3 it is at rajgir and nalanda and at day 4 it arrives at Varanasi and Sarnath, at day 5 it is at Kushinahar and at day 6 it depart from Lumbini and arrives at Sravasti on day 7 and the last day means the 8th day it returns to Delhi.
It has 2nd AC sleeper which consist of curtains which are available for limited privacy of each cabin with capacity of 4 passengers.
1st AC sleeper cabin has two lower and two upper berth with provision of sliding door which can be locked from inside.
Not only this but it also has 1st Ac sleeper exclusive which are limited in numbers with one lower & one upper berth with a sliding door, which can be also locked from inside
Golden Chariot is the only luxury train in entire South India which offers an insight into natural treasure of Indian wealth. It has recently been awarded the ‘Asia’s leading luxury train’ award at the World Travel Awards 2013.But the most adorable and unique feature of this luxurious train is that the Golden Chariot offers accommodation in 44 cabins in 11 coaches that are named after dynasties that ruled the region: Kadamba, Hoysala, Rashtrakuta, Ganga, Chalukya, Bahamani, Adil Shahi, Sangama, Satavahana, Yadukula and Vijayanagar. So now you can select your own coach by choosing your dynasty.
Not only this but it also has two restaurants, and conference, a lounge bar, fitness gym and spa facilities. It has on board internet connectivity via an USB-stick, and satellite antennae providing live television service in the cabins.
It also has a personalized passenger saloons whose interior are inspired by the intricately carved Hosalya temple architecture dating back to 12th century.
Two of its coaches are reserved for dining cars which has been named as ‘Nala’ and ‘Ruchi’ whose interiors are inspired from the royal aesthetics of Hampi and Halebid temples
Their is a Cigar Bar called as Madira whose interiors are modelled after the early 20th century Mysore Palace.
Last but not the least it serves two massage rooms, for the traditional and age old Ayurvedic messages, which can said to offer definite cures for modern day fatigue & stress.
So now after going through these Top 6 Luxury Trains of India we can easily say that India is full of royalty and hidden treasures.