Enjoy Luxurious Train Rides in India

Who doesn’t love getting indulged into luxury? We book luxurious resorts and hotels for our vacation trips. But, what if the journey in itself also allows you to live your life king size? Yes, you heard it right, it is possible in India too as there are many special trains that offer you to witness the luxury of Indian royalties on the go. These trains are specifically designed to give you an impression of the royal life styles and you can explore the Indian Territory while enjoying the luxurious train rides as well. Designed exclusively with grandeur and royal demeanor, these trains lead you to explore the prime cities of India. The vintage interior, imperial ambience and royal services are the most exclusive parts of these heritage trains. Not only the Indians, but travelers from all across the globe come to India to relive the glorious past of India while on their sojourn. These magnificent train journeys are surely once in a life time kind of experience and you will cherish the experience for all your life. Some highly appraised heritage trains in India are as follows: Royal Rajasthan on Wheels: this is one of the celebrated luxury trains in India that depict the royal lifestyles of Rajasthan. This train will lead you to explore most fascinating tourist destination in India. You can add more tourist spots with its extension tour facility. Enjoy optimum luxury, comfort and the experience of royal ambience throughout the journey. Palace of Wheels: Relive the grandeur of Rajput Maharajas’ luxurious lives of on wheels. The compartments of the trains are made of the carriages that the original Rajputs used to use for their travelling. It gives a more royal feel to the travelers and makes them to escape in the glorious past. Apart from these two, there are trains like Golden Chariot, Fairy Queen and Deccan Odyssey that are counted amongst the best luxury trains. Equipped with utmost luxury and comforts, these trains will surely give you the most fascinating and royal experience of your...

Your Train Ride Companions

When you travel across the length of India, one mode of transport is inevitable, the train! The journey taken y train may last from 20 minutes or less to 24 hours and more, irrespective of the length of the journey, there are some things that you may arm yourself with for a comfortable journey. Plenty of water, though every station and even the trains sell or provide bottles of water, there are exceptions and there are times when you don’t get any resource to buy drinking water. Make sure in such cases you have enough water to last you till you find more, differing climates across the country may get you very thirsty. Something to nibble on for when you are sitting idle and waiting to complete your journey you are bound to get hungry or bored or both. If you carry snacks or tid-bits you may be able to kill time and spend your journey without getting bored. A good read is something that always comes to the rescue when you are on a long journey because there is a limit to keep looking out of the window, at some point in time all the trees start to look similar and you are bound to get over the excitement of a window seat. More so if you are not able to get any seat close to a window and have to just stare into space for the better part of your journey. Something to play either a gadget or even a pack of Uno would be the best way to spend time if you are travelling on a long route. The games will keep you occupied and you will reach your destination before you can say UNO! The travel is a very special part of a trip, but as we all know, you can never really enjoy the time spent on travel without doing something interesting to pass your...

Planning a Vacation in India

It is common for families all over India to start planning for a sightseeing trip once the summer vacations or the Diwali holidays have been announced. Everybody in the family is excited, and they busily start making plans for where they want to go, what they want to do and what activities they can indulge in. However, cold water is poured over all those plans when they find that not a single ticket is available by rail, road or air. New trains are being added every year, airlines are introducing new flights all the time and there are a vast number of taxi services and bus companies for taking passengers from point A to point B. But that is still not enough to cater to India’s burgeoning population that uses the holiday season to attend weddings, celebrate festivals, visit religious places, travel to their ancestral home and go for sightseeing expeditions with friends and family. That is why it is a good idea to make these plans well in advance, because getting tickets at the last moment is next to impossible, especially during vacation time. The best time to go to a tourist spot is in the off season. It is unlikely that families will come to such places when the children are in the middle of the academic year. So for those who are under no such obligation, planning a trip to these places would mean having the whole tourist town all to themselves and also availing of lower rates in hotels. Hotels display their room rates on their websites, so it is easy to compare different resorts as well as being able to judge which place has the best amenities. It is possible to book airline tickets well in advance over the Internet. The Indian aviation industry has many budget airlines operating in it. Full service airlines like Air India also offer some of the seats on their flights at a very low cost. The earlier the seat is booked, the lower is the cost. Quite often the passengers will be required to bid for the seats. In case, the flying time is short and the passengers do not want a meal on board, taking a low cost service can save them a lot of money. Most tourist destinations have excellent taxi services that can take tourists to all the major hot spots, while special trains are run to key pilgrimage destinations like Tirupati and Shirdi. With a little early planning, it is possible to enjoy a fun vacation at a decent cost anywhere in India....