Delhi, India (PressExposure) January 07, 2010 -- India is a diverse country so much so that it is called a subcontinent. Travelling and exploring such a large country is a perpetual work-in-progress. In fact it'll require more than a lifetime to explore the splendors of this wonderland. What does a newbie traveler do then? A convenient and comfortable way is to embark on a train journey. You'll be experiencing the best of India while exploring beaches, hills, deserts and diverse landscapes of the country while putting up in a luxurious setting with five-star comfort on wheels.
The luxury trains in India are fast gaining popularity. The concept of luxury travel draws inspiration from the royal times when chartered trains were used by Indian Maharajas and British officials for travelling either for official purpose, marriage parties or simply for fun. Those royal era luxury trains were virtually palaces on wheels with all the regal luxury and comfort one can imagine. Today, Indian luxury trains have come of age and blended with technology and modern sophistications have turned into real cocoons of comfort.
One might ask why luxury trains are superior to any other mode of travel in India. The reasons are galore; the biggest of them is that all you need to do is travel at night and use the day to explore the sights and attractions of Indian cities. What's more, from sightseeing to dining, shopping, and even fun is taken care of by the attentive concierge. Unlike other modes of travel, the train journey connects you with people and land and let you explore the customs, traditions and culture from close quarters.
This means you enjoy the beauty of the journey and cherish the grandeur of the destination to the hilt while all travel related worries and hassles are borne by the train staff.
Enjoy the sight of the big cat - the royal tigers in their natural habitat along with a wide array of wildlife species seen only in this part of the world. Transport back in time and explore India's awe-inspiring monuments and structures each of them have a story to tell. Be lost in the breathtaking vistas of hills, glens and glades, beaches and rural landscape.
Small luxury trains apart, there are five major luxury trains in India: The Palaces on Wheels, The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, The Deccan Odyssey, The Indian Maharaja, The Golden Chariot and The Maharaja's Express. Each train has a charm of its own right. The Palaces on Wheels and The Deccan Odyssey have several times been appeared in the top luxury experiences of the world. The Maharaja's Express, which is slated to be introduced shortly, is billed as one of the best royal trains in Asia.
While the Palace on Wheels and Royal Rajasthan on Wheels take a circuit through Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan in North India, the Deccan Odyssey focuses on Maharashtra and Goa in West India; and the Golden Chariot takes its journey through Karnataka and Goa in South India. The Indian Maharaja offers a pan-India experience and is east bound while the new Maharaja's Express will cover all Indian zones in four distinct tours.
Luxury trains in India will take you to script your own travel story, it's sure you are in for a lifetime experience. So what's on your mind?