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Tourist Trains in India
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Railway is one of the important medium to travel across India. Indian railway is the forth largest railway in the world. It has a total track route of 65,ooo Km with 7,500 station. You can easily plan your trip from one city to another if you happen to travel with Indian railways.
If you have already traveled with Indian railways, you might know the tariffs are incredible low for the normal and the fast trains. Apart to these trains, there exist some luxury trains which are exclusively run for the tourists covering major tourist destinations in India. These trains are not normal trains but a five star hotel on the wheel. There are number of tourist trains available in India but let me show you some of the most famous ones.
1. Palace on Wheels — This is the most famous luxury train amongst foreign tourist traveling to India. The luxury train try to provide an outlook of a historical royal palace and so is the name. On an eight day itinerary , the train travels in a loop from New Delhi with stops in various famous historical cities such as Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittaurgarh, Udaipur, Bharatpur, and Agra. Not just the travel but various sight – seeing tours are included in the itinerary. The tariff start from USD 2,540 and can go as high as USD 4,690 and USD 3,500 during off season depending upon the type of occupancy.
Palace on Wheel – Common Room
2. The Golden Chariot – Splendor of the South— The Golden chariot is another luxury train which offers a possibility to explore various destinations across South India in a majestic way. It also offer an eight travel itinerary. The covers the famous city such as Bangalore, Chennai, Pondicherry, Thanjavur, Madurai, Poovar, Thiruvanathapuram and Kochi. The tour include Auroville, Vidhan Soudha, Rock Fort Temple, Kumarakom backwaters, Meenakshi Temple, Chinese Fishing Nets, Jewish Synagogue and UNESCO World Heritage sites Group of Monuments at Mamallapuram and Brihadeeswara Temple at Thanjavur. The tariff for the eight day itinerary may cost you between USD 831 to USD 5,817 depending upon the type of occupancy.
The Golden Chariot
3. Maharajas’ Express — The latest luxury train offered from the Indian railway is Maharaja’s Express. As the name suggest, the Maharaja’s Express (Emperor’s Express) is one of the finest and most expensive luxury train. This luxury tourist train offers 4 itineraries which are Classical India, Royal India, Princely India and Celestial India. Depending upon the itinerary, the trains cover major attractions across number of Indian states which include Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. The eight day itinerary starts at USD 6,360 and may go up to an astounding fare of USD 22,000 depending upon the type of occupancy.