is an inevitable fact that Trains in India are the prime mode of conveyance.
A travel by train is in all by itself a major attraction in India. The
Luxury Trains of India are what everyone craves for? After all who wouldn't
what to travel in a Maharaja style. The Luxury trains in India give us a
glimpse of Indian hospitality very well showcasing the Indian culture and
tradition. These trains have in today's times become an integral part of the
Indian cultural heritage.
Palace on Wheels, Fairy Queen, Deccan Odyssey are some of the luxury trains
that provide us the opportunity to travel in a regal style. These trains
stop at the famous Indian Heritage Sites as: Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and
Chittorgarh in Rajasthan and Jaigarh, Ratnagiri, Ajanta and Ellora in
Western India. It is not only the luxury trains that India calls for,
however when talking about the trains, we cannot miss on the Toy Trains.
Palace On Wheels
For travelling to the popular cities of Rajasthan, Palace On Wheels is one
of the most luxurious means of transport. The train takes you to the
splendid and enchanting royal journey of seven days through the bygone era
of the erstwhile Maharajas. The Palace on Wheels is not merely a train. Once
inside, no one can believe if its actually a train because it is loaded with
all the basic amenities and other luxuries. The interior of the train is
decorated and adorned to their full with the traditional Rajasthani art and
architecture. The train looks stunning with exquisite furniture. There are
motifs, chandeliers, carpets, bedrooms with bathrooms attached for the
rooms, pantry, restaurants, bars and more. The train travel is a luxury, no
less than a five star hotel.
If Rajasthan boasts of the Palace On Wheels, Maharashtra echoes with the
Deccan Odyssey. The train is equipped with all the modern amenities,
comforts and luxury. It is all an all a five star hotel on wheels. This
luxury train gives an immense scope to the travellers to capture the
beautiful forts and palaces, temples and beaches and culture and landscape
of the Deccan. The train was started in the year 2004 by the Maharashtra
Tourism Development Corporation. It has the capacity to hold 104 people and
has 21 luxury coaches with all the modern amenities like cyber cafe, mobile
phone, sauna bath, six-channel music, TV, DVD and massage-cum-beauty parlor
among many others.
Fairy Queen is the world's oldest steam locomotive, built in the year 1855.
The train is kept in the National Rail Museum but during Winters it is taken
out to take the tourists on an expedition to the Sariska Wild Life
Sanctuary. It is indeed one of the most revered heritage train in India. The
train has the capacity to carry around 50 passengers. All the rooms are
air-conditioned with the services of pantry as well as well furnished bars.
Heritage On Wheels
The Luxury Train Heritage On Wheels was designed to provide a comfortable
and luxurious train tour to the travellers with a tinge of traditional
touch. It was only after the successful launch of the Palace on Wheels that
the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation thought of Heritage on Wheels.
With Heritage On Wheels you can explore the unexplored regions of Bikaner
and Shekhawati of Rajasthan.
Heritage On Wheels is a real luxury train with facilities similar to that
of a five star hotel. The facilities that the train gives are as follows:
- Fourteen saloons with heritage ambiance
- Two Restaurants - Maharaja and Maharani
- Capacity to accommodate 104 tourists
- Well stocked bar cum lounge
- Kitchen and Service cars
- Well experienced staff in neat looking traditional uniform, ready to
serve at all times
- Sight seeing by deluxe coaches and Jeep Safari at sanctuary
- Massage Centres
- Well trained guides
The Darjeeling Toy Train was introduced in the year 1881. It has also been
designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is
a 2 feet (610 mm) gauge (narrow-gauge) railway from New Jalpaiguri to
Darjeeling in the Indian state of West Bengal.The Toy Train has 14
locomotives and 44 coaches. It is one of the most important means of
conveyance along the steep inclines of the Himalayan region. The mesmerising
scenic beauty which one gets to admire along the rail line is certainly a
joy to cherish for a lifetime. There are three tiny compartments in the toy
train for the various classes of travellers.
Kalka Shimla Toy Train
The project Kalka Shimla was started in the year 1901 and got completed in
1903. It is located in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Kalka Shimla Toy Train
runs at a speed of 25 kms per hour and the scenery along the whole route is
fantastic. There are countless number of people who use the train as a daily
means of transport. The train has a unique railway tracks. There are about
seven coaches here that can accommodate nearly about 200 passengers per
trip. He train passes through many tunnels and gives great sight of the
outside captivating beauty.