Indian Railways has implemented a number of train tours for the benefit of the common people. As a result of this, there are plenty of India train tours spanning throughout the length and the breadth of the country. These include luxury train tours as well as many other popular train tours in India. These train tours give you a detailed overview of the history and heritage of the places visited. You can choose any of the following rail packages. It will certainly remain as your cherished memory for many more years to come in the future. Given below are some of the well known train tours in India.
Royal Rajasthan on Wheels Tour
This is one of the best train tours in India. The tour itinerary of this train spans over 8 days. It starts from Delhi on day 1 and returns to the same place on the 8th day covering Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Sawai Madhohpur and Chittorgarh, Udaipur and Bharatpur and Agra on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th days respectively. You can enjoy the best of facilities and services starting from excellent cuisine to lavish accommodation and that too, all on board! Treat yourself like a Maharaja in Rajasthan; a place famous throughout the pages of history in India for its eternal love, romance, valor and glory.
Deccan Odyssey Tour
It is more than a just stretch of luxury journey when you experience royalty on wheels – a journey on the Indian Maharaja – Deccan Odyssey. Being led to the world of ultimate Indian regality upholding the ethnic atmosphere of the Indian imperial past, you suddenly feel important and wanted with the attendant dressed in royal attire waiting upon you at every turn, helping you with every minute detail, letting you shake hands with Luxury and Royalty. Whistling in honor of the legends of the land of Maharashtra, Indian Maharaja – Deccan Odyssey chugs out of the state to lend you a luxury train cruise experience of a lifetime.
The 'Golden Chariot' takes you to explore the heritage and the glories of South India. Treat yourself to royal comfort and excellent services on board in this train. On the 1st day, the train departs from Bangalore. It takes you to Kabini on the 2nd day and to Mysore on the 3rd day. You will be amazed to visit the city of Mysore which has its roots deep in history and is associated with the famous ruler Haider Ali and his able son Tipu Sultan. On the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th days you will be exploring Hassan, Hospet, Gadang and Goa respectively. Please note that charges for visiting monuments and personal shopping are not included in the tour package.
The Maharajas Express
'The Maharajas Express' is undoubtedly one of the best luxury train tours in India. Here, you can enjoy modern amenities of a 5 star hotel on board. Some of these include LCD TV with satellite channels, DVD, personal wardrobe, work desk, private bathrooms that are attached with latest accessories and a host of other services. Apart from these, you can also treat your taste buds to mouth watering dishes that give you a flavor of traditional Indian cuisine. The places covered by this train tour include Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Bikaner - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Vadodara – Mumbai. This is included under 'Royal India' tour. Apart from this, the train also provides three other tours that comprise 'Princely India', 'Classical India' and 'Celestial India'.
'Princely India' is spanned over 8 days and 7 nights and covers Mumbai - Vadodara - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Bikaner - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Agra – Delhi. 'Classical India' is set over 7 days. The tour itinerary includes Delhi - Agra - Gwalior - Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh - Varanasi - Gaya – Kolkata. 'Celestial India' spans over 8 days and covers Kolkata - Gaya - Varanasi - Bandhavgarh - Khajuraho - Agra - Gwalior – Delhi.
Apart from these, some other popular India train tours include the following:-
- Royal Orient (8 Days)
- Fairy Queen (3 Days)
- Shekhawati Train (5 Nights/6 Days)
- Heritage on Wheels (4 Days)
- Palace on Wheels (8 Days)
- Kerala Tour by Train (14 Days)
- Taj Mahal with Khajuraho Tour (11 Days)
- Central India Tours by Rail (11 Days)
- North India Tours by Rail (12 Days)
- West India Travel (18 Days)
- Golden Triangle Tours By Rail (6 Days)