While traveling by train, you get the maximum luxury if you book first class AC compartments. But, there are many people who prefer to have a dream-like journey, and that is why they book flight tickets. To cover short distances,trains are available at a limited price and within reach of all. But, Indian Railways has certain heritage trains, which are not only luxurious but also make your journey awesome. Yes, you need to pay the price, but what you get instead is awesome.
You must have heard about the ‘Palace on Wheels.’ That is the epitome of luxury while you want to travel by train. There are several other deluxe trains, which can make your journey more memorable than the destination. Here are some of those heritage trains. Read on before doing the train reservation–
- Palace on Wheels
Run by Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation with the association of Indian Railways, Palace on Wheels has an itinerary of 7 nights and 8 days to cover most of the tourist spots of Rajasthan. To speak the truth, traveling by train itself gives such a royal feeling that you won’t be willing to get down from it at your destinations. It started its journey from 26th January 1982 and was re-launched with a new look and more deluxe facilities in August 2009. It starts from Delhi and covers the main points of Rajasthan, like Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and all. The fare is from Rupees 50 thousand to 5 lakh per person. It is world’s 4th luxury train.
- Maharaja Express
This is one of the most luxurious heritage trains that Indian Railways has come up with a joint venture with Cox and Kings India. This is the costliest luxury train in India that usually costs 2.75 to 10 lakh per person. There is distance it covers, but the Mumbai-Delhi route is common to have a great traveling experience for 8 day and 7 nights. This is also one of the newest luxurious trains in India that began its journey from 2010.
If you want a luxurious tour from Karnataka to Goa and cover all the tourist spots for 8 days and 7 nights, Golden Chariot is the train that gives you the dream journey you have wished for. What is the most appealing thing about the train is the purple-golden body that looks really regal? It costs Rs.25 to 50 thousand per person per journey. Starting from Bangalore, it covers Hampi, Belur, Mysore, Kabini, Badami, and Goa.
- Royal Rajasthan on Wheels
This covers the same route of Palace on Wheels. It is full of luxurious services like the deluxe room, spa, restaurants, boardrooms, salons and several other facilities. Journey on Royal Rajasthan on Wheels will cost you Rs.50 to 80 thousand per person. Within 8 days and 7 nights’ journey, you can cover Delhi, Rajasthan and a bit of Agra.
These are top 4 luxurious heritage trains which can take you to a dream world and make you feel kingly while traveling on this.