Hurry up, do not miss your train! Indian Railways offers luxury trains for tourists, such as the Palace on Wheels, Deccan Odyssey, Golden Chariot etc. It offers the Rajdhani Express, Shatabdi Express, Duranto Express, Gatimaan Express etc. as hyper fast trains. There are trains in the hills that run on steam locomotives, called as the 'toy-train'. This offers a bizarre experience. Luxury has always been at the forefront when it comes to tourism in India. Keeping this in mind, the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India has brought us some high-end luxury trains that are clubbed with the finest of amenities. Some of the most popular trains in India are:
Palace on Wheels: Started on January 26’ 1982, this heritage train covers several enchanting Rajput sites in Rajasthan and amazing places of Mughal architecture like Taj Mahal in Agra. The train remains operative from September to April and takes the royal and premium guests on a remarkable journey to Delhi, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Bharatpur and Agra. The train, Palace on Wheels, is clubbed with upscale amenities like fully air conditioned luxury lounges, restaurants, bar, bazaar, ATM etc.
Deccan Odyssey: As its name suggests, this luxury train mainly covers the gem cities of Maharashtra and Goa in South India. It allows the inquisitive leisure-seeking guests to explore popular places like Mumbai, Jaipadh, Ganapatipule, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Tarkarli, Sawantwadi, Goa, Pune, Aurangabad, Ajanta, Ellora and Nasik. Multi-cuisine restaurants, cyber cafe, sauna bath, six-channel music, TV, DVD, massage-cum-beauty salon, restaurants, Ayurvedic massage center, gym etc. are comfort-enabling elements in Deccan Odyssey.
Royal Rajasthan on Wheels: Serving as a blessing for leading tourist destinations in Rajasthan, this luxury train has 22 air-conditioned coaches. In addition, guests can enjoy all modern amenities such as restaurants, bar and lounge, spa and performance.
Fairy Queen: Started in 1855, the Fairy Queen train boasts of being the oldest steam locomotive working in the world. Operated on the 2nd and 4th Saturday from October to March, the train runs through Delhi, Alvar and Sariska. It’s a heritage train.
Golden Chariot: Again, dedicated to South India, the Golden Chariot covers various destinations in Karnataka and Goa. With multi-cuisine restaurant, lounge bar, conference coach and a gym coach, Golden Chariot is an ideal luxury train transport mode for family vacations, honeymoon, and even trains trips.
Optima Travels offers superb train tour packages to various leading tourist destinations in India, and makes your stay and journey unforgettable for a lifetime. These train tours take you to various historical and cultural destinations and let you explore the old traditions and beauty of incredible India.