India, besides being one of the World leaders in
Software technology, offers numerous luxury hotels in exotic destinations
It's countryside has been vividly described in various 'british Raj"
novels, besides Jungle Book of Rudyard kipling.
The Palace On wheels train tour ,was one such venture started in 1984
aboard the saloon of former Maharajas the concept of these train tours is
that you travel overnight from one tourist city to another, in comfort of
your air-conditioned sleping chambewrs & in day time enjoy pre-arranged
local tours & excursions with services of english speaking guides.
This pride of Karnataka,
Luxury train departs from Bangalore every Monday (October to Mid
April) & over next 8 days covers Kabini Forest reserve;Mysore
Palace & Fort of Srirangapatnam;Stone sculpted temples at Belur &
Halebid; Golden Beaches of goa ;and UNESCO World Heritage Sites of
Golden Chariot at Hampi,Badami cave frescoes & Pattadakal temple
From Oct 2010-The Golden
Chariot train will also operate on a different South India train
circuits called Southern Splendour & will cover Stone sculpted
Temples at Chennai.Mamallipuram,Madurai & Trichy; former French
colony of Pondicherry; and beaches & backwaters of Kerala.
The 8 Days train tour departs
from Mumbai on Wednesday evening & covers Tarkarli
backwaters;Goa beaches;UNESCO World Heritage frescoes at
Ajanta/Ellora Caves;Sewagram Ashram of Mahatma Gandhi at
Wardha;Tadoba forest reserve & temple town of Nasik.
The Deccan Odyssey is also
operating on a different Mumbai/Delhi/Mumbai train circuit ,under
brand name of The Indian Maharaja & covers ;UNESCO World
Heritage cave frescoes at Ajanta/Ellora; lake city of
Udaipur;Chittor fort;Pink city of Jaipur;Ranthambhore Tiger reserve
& of course The Taj Mahal.
Fairy Queen has the oldest
working steam locomotives in the world, dating back to 1855-&
now operates as a week-end heritage train tour from Delhi to Alwar
,with overnight stay at Sariksa Wildlife Reserve.
Indulge in the luxury of The
Maharaja Train - Deccan Odyssey tour covering Taj Mahal, Pink City
of Jaipur, Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, Udaipur Lake City, UNESCO
World Heritage Site of Ajanta & Ellora Caves.
The Seven Nights / Eight Days Tour operates between Delhi to Mumbai
on alternate Wednesday