India, it is often said, is not a country but a continent. From north to south and east to west, the people are different, the languages are different, the customs are different and the country is different. There are few countries on earth with the enormous variety that India has to offer. It’s a place that somehow gets to your blood. India’s amazing diversity steals the limelight. It’s as vast as it is crowded, and as luxurious as it is splendid. The plains are as flat as the Himalayas are high and spectacular, the food magnificent, the transport as exhilarating as it can be exhausting. So it’s best to travel this astonishingly beautiful country aboard a luxury train, which offers the maximum comfort to the travelers. The carefully crafted itineraries make sure that guests don’t waste time, money and energy visiting trivial destinations; and visit the most prominent tourist destinations that the country has!
The Indian Railways network has seven trains that lets the tourists explore the picturesque Indian topography in the most lavish and affluent manner, without the hassles of looking for transportation and qualified guides on their own. Another added benefit, one of utmost importance, is the food served to the guests. These trains make sure that all meals are cooked in a highly hygienic way and the taste is never compromised upon. The menu consists of all popular Indian and international cuisines. The trains makes the guests explore India without worrying for things like transportation, food, stay, and off-train excursions.
If you want to see temples, there are temples in profusion in enough styles and denominations to confuse anybody. If its history you want India is full of it; it the forts, abandoned cities, ruins, battlefields and monuments all have takes to tell. If you simply want to lie on a beach there are enough to satisfy the most avid sun worshipper. India is not a place you simply and clinically ‘see’; it’s a total experience, an assault on the senses, a place you’ll never forget. And what better way to experience all this than boarding a luxury train. The various luxury trains take the guests to different places. If Palace on Wheels and Rajasthan Royals on Wheels route across the splendid state of Rajasthan; Golden Chariot and Deccan Odyssey chug through Southern India, crisscrossing through Karnataka, Kerala, Pondicherry and Goa. The Indian Maharajas makes the travelers discover Central-North India visiting Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Delhi. The latest train launched by the Indian Railways in October 2010- The Maharajas’ Express is the first one offering pan-Indian trips and five exclusive itineraries. The train covers magnificent World Heritage Sites at Agra in Uttar Pradesh and Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh, the exquisite forts & palaces in Jaipur, the wild terrains of Ranthambore National Park and age-old holy sites like Varanasi among others.
All in all, a trip aboard a luxury train in India can offer almost anything you want, whether it’s beaches of Karnataka and Kerala, the forts and palaces of Rajasthan, temples of Khajuraho, fantastic spectacles or even a search of yourself!