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They say if you want to experiment and experience India – you must opt for a train journey or two in your visit to India. Trains bring life to India, minus trains India comes to a stand still. You not only get to see many facets of Indian countryside but meet a host of people from diverse cultures. How two people board as strangers and get off as two friends is only possible on the Indian trains. Here people share the food that they carry from home for their journeys. Trains in India offer you diverse choices in terms of amenities and luxuries to suit all pockets and requirement.
India is a land of diverse culture and Indian Railways play a key role in not only meeting the transport needs of the country, but also in binding together dispersed areas and promoting national integration. Truly, Indian Railways have emerged as the sinews of the Indian economy and have reached out to bring together the great Indian family.
Railways traverse through the length and breadth of the country covering 63,140 route kms. As the principal constituent of the nation’s transport system, Indian Railways own a fleet of 2,16,717 wagons (units), 39,236 coaches and 7,739 number of locomotives and manage to run 14,444 trains daily, including about 8,702 passenger trains. They carry more than a million tons of freight traffic and about 14 million passengers covering 6,856 number of stations daily.
Indian Railways have been the prime movers to the nation and have the distinction of being one of the largest railway systems in the world under a single management. Railways being the more energy efficient mode of transport are ideally suited for movement of bulk commodities and for long distance travel. As compared to road transport, the railways have a number of intrinsic advantages. Railways are five to six times more energy efficient, four times more efficient in land use and significantly superior from the standpoints or environment impact and safety. Indian Railways, therefore, rightly occupy pride of place in the growth and development of the nation.
At Indian Frontiers we offer you not only the normal train journeys but also some unique thematic experiences on luxury trains running on different Indian routes. Select yours here and indulge in an invigorating Indian Journey….
Maharajas’ Express – A train that never falls short of promising you a royal experience, the Maharajas’ Express features five carriages for Deluxe Cabins, six for Junior Suites, two for Suites and one for grand Presidential Suite. Every cabin has large panoramic windows – a design marvel developed by the Indian Railways. Just so, that you can savour every bit of magnificent India. All passenger Cabins come with individual temperature controls, the first of its kind in India and have state-of-the-art facilities. LCD televisions, DVD players, direct dial telephone and internet, to name a few. In-house movies and live television also keep you entertained through the royal journey.
Palace on wheels – Embark on the royal journey to explore the top fascinating, spectacular sights in the style of then Maharajas. The renowned Palace on wheels train (complete with dining cars, lounges, bar, library and twin and double en suite cabins, Carved furniture, splendid paintings and elegant handicrafts) invites you to relive the romance of the princely sojourn in the vibrant and most colourful Rajasthan; witnessing picturesque monuments, palaces, havelis, forts, national parks and wonder of the world – symbole of love – the Taj Mahal. The Palace on wheels let you explore Jaipur, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bharatpur and Agra in 8 Days/ 7 Nights.
Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is a heritage train oozing with luxury in every bit, the luxury train takes you through a seven day exploration of the vibrant Rajasthan magic of this splendid journey begins from New Delhi, and takes you through erstwhile princely state of Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittorgarh, Udaipur and Bharatpur. Ushered to Agra. The entire train journey let you winess multihued Rajasthan’s magnificent architecture, vibrant colour, and one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a world heritage site i.e. Taj Mahal. Every moment in the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is an immemorial experience that is itched into the mind, body and soul forever
Deccan Odyssey – As the wind whispers through the halo of legends crowning the land of the mighty Marathas, a lone majestic whistle blows its salutation of honour as it gracefully traverses this land of fantastic fantasy. Welcome to the mesmerizing Maharashtra experience aboard the luxurious Deccan Odyssey – Pan India Tour. The week long Deccan Odyssey – Pan India Tour includes several exotic destinations covering the vast expanse of Maharashtra and North India. Covering Mumbai, Aurangabad, Udaipur, Sawai Modhopur, Jaipur, Agra and Delhi. The Deccan Odyssey has been benchmarked against the best luxury trains in the world like the Blue Train of South Africa, The Orient Express of Europe and the Eastern and Oriental of South East Asia. The Deccan Odyssey’s sheer luxury is a sight to behold. Everything in the train reflects the ways of Indian Royalty – “Maharaja”. The plush interiors, an awesome cuisine and grate sites to see makes the journey memorable. Welcome aboard !
The Golden Chariot – a fascinating journey through the many worlds of Karnataka. Embark on a luxurious voyage of discovery through the Cradle of Stone Architecture. The train is named after the famous Stone Chariot in Hampi. It travels through timeless historical and heritage sites, resplendent palaces, wildlife and beaches. It’s 7 Nights / 8 Days colorful journey begins every Monday from Bangalore traversing through Mysore, visiting Srirangapatna, the Nagarhole National Park (Kabini) and continuing to the historical sites of Shravanabelagola, Belur, Halebidu and Hampi, thereafter entering into the triangular heritage site of Badami, Pattadakal, Aihole, the Golden Beaches of Goa before ending its journey in Bangalore.