India’s railway system is the fourth largest in the world and takes you on some of the most memorable journeys. From the historic toy trains to the ones traversing in the backdrop of waterfalls there are many routes worth exploring. However, only true experience lovers will know about the luxurious offerings of the Indian Railways. The five opulent trains take you on special routes across the country in the most opulent way. The express trains have been designed in such a way that it offers a unique experience both off and on the ground. Here is a little more on each train and its routes.
Palace on Wheels
India’s first luxury train, The Palace on Wheels, set the standard for defining India’s luxury offerings. The train was originally utilized as transportation by the Nizams of Hyderabad and the monarchs of princely states such as Rajputana, and Gujarat, and was revived for people to give them a taste of royalty.
Famously touted as a blue limousine on the rail tracks, Deccan Odyssey is the manifestation of luxury, aristocracy, and an enigma – all put together in one. Denoting as the true legacy of the erstwhile princely sabbaticals, the Deccan Odyssey train tour began its maiden journey in 2004. It sails you through an incredible journey showcasing India’s diversity, exotic landscapes, heritage sites, wildlife sanctuaries, and timeless traditions. The itineraries are so carefully crafted that it allows you to discover the true soul of this mystical land of India. The Deccan Odyssey luxury train runs on six magnificent circuits wherein you breathe the vibrancy and colors of India.