Rail journeys in India

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    Rail journeys in India

There is no better way to explore India's vast and wonderfully diverse landscape than by train. Relax in sumptuous surroundings as the vivid colour and beauty of this extraordinary country unravel before you. India offers some of the most exciting and luxurious railway journeys on the planet!

The Maharajas Express

Step aboard this ultra-luxurious train and you'll be transported into a world once inhabited by 19th century Indian royalty, a bygone era of red carpets, lavish luxury and decadent indulgence. Designed to recreate the pageantry and elegance of the personal carriages of the Maharajas, the interior of the train is suffused with nostalgic opulence.

The Maharajas Express offers five different itineraries which allow guests to embark on a luxurious voyage including a champagne breakfast overlooking the mesmerising beauty of the Taj Mahal at Agra; the opportunity to meet the Indian royal family; elephant polo amidst the beauty of Jaipur (the 'Pink City'), with its exquisite forts and palaces; a boat ride along the Ganges at the holy city of Varanasi; a regal meal overlooking the shimmering lake in Udaipur; the wild terrains of Ranthambore National Pak... just a few of the unforgettable experiences and sights that await.

The Palace on Wheels

Since it first took to the tracks in 1982, the Palace on Wheels has been consistently rated as one the best luxurious trains in the world. To enjoy this week-long odyssey through magical Rajasthan is to experience how Indian royalty once travelled. The train's cabins were originally designed to be used as the personal railway coaches of the rulers of the princely states of Gujarat and Rajputana, hence the 14 coaches are all named after princely states.

Your journey begins and ends in Delhi and along the way you'll have the opportunity to ride an elephant in the beautiful 'pink city' of Jaipur, take a boat ride to the Lake Palace Hotel in Udaipur, ride a camel in Jaisalmer and enjoy a ride in a rickshaw in Bharatpur.

The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels

The stately Royal Rajasthan on Wheels takes you on a seven day exploration of majestic Rajasthan, enjoyed from the most sumptuous of surroundings. This luxurious train is newly built in a contemporary style yet is also designed to evoke bygone days of regal splendor.

Impeccable service, outstanding amenities and gourmet dining make this an experience to be truly savoured. Your journey begins and ends in Delhi and takes in the palaces and forts of Jaipur, the evocative beauty of Jodhpur and Udaipur, the sacred city of Varanasi on the River Ganges, the majestic Taj Mahal at Agra, and much more.

Tailor-made rail travel in India

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