India Luxury Train Journeys
Train travel in India has got to be one of the best experiences of journeying the subcontinent. Nothing quite beats sitting by a window, fresh chai in hand, enjoying the scenes of life that pass by. But, the Indian railways system is renowned for being overly complex and sometimes complicated - so we are here to help set you up with all everything you need to know to enjoy travelling by train in India to the full!
Train travel is synonymous with India and indeed it is the largest employer in India with over 1.4 million employees. Indian railway journeys might not be as slick as the Swiss, but they are almost as extensive and equally exhilarating. It is undoubtedly true that trains are the lifeline of India, and while travelling in the country, it is one of the most convenient and comfortable modes of transport, especially for a long journey. Travelling by train in India offers you a quintessential experience of more space and added comfort as compared to a ride on the bus.
There are various degrees of train travel in India and most people would like to do a journey of some sort on a trip to the country which we do thoroughly recommend, though do beware, it is not the romantic experience that most people expect. It is a wonderful way of experiencing the ‘real’ India!
Luxury Trains in India
From some of the world’s highest mountains to the largest deserts, India is a heavily populated country that spans nearly 2.09 million square kilometers. With a population of 1.35 billion and a vast amount of land to cover, a luxury train journey in India is an excellent way to tour the country without contending with overwhelming crowds, jam-packed buses, or public trains. Traversing through beautiful plains and to exotic destinations, the exquisite luxury trains in India, that float majestically in the major tourist circuits of India are an attraction to the affluent from the country and abroad. With 5 star hospitality and only the best services on board, the royal railway network has to be the most exclusive and yet one of the most culturally rich experiences of all times.
Palace on Wheels
The Golden Chariot
Toy Trains in India
'A journey is a destination.' This quote by Dan Eldon aptly describes the scenic magic of mountain railways in India. Recognized as the natural heritage site of India worldwide, these little carriages are the marvelous way to trail back in time when train travelling was as exciting as the summer retreats in India. An epitome of world-class engineering, the mountain railways were built during British India between the 19th and 20th centuries. The Mountain railways run on a historic path carved through the mountains passing through scenic valleys exposing views of ethereal beauty.
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
Nilgiri Mountain Railway
Matheran Hill Railway
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