Regal Train Journeys in India to Add to Your Holiday Bucket List
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Regal Train Journeys in India to Add to Your Holiday Bucket List

Tah Mahal with a brilliant Blue Sky and green grass and river in the foreground.

The Iconic Taj Mahal is just one of the wonders of India you will see on these regal train journeys through India.

Looking for an adventure that goes beyond the destination? A trip on one of the two best luxury trains in India is sure to leave you feeling like royalty. Imagine yourself traversing vibrant landscapes, dramatic deserts, and ancient cities in unparalleled comfort.

Luxury train travel in India offers a unique perspective, transforming sightseeing into a regal experience. Regal train journeys on these routes elevates sightseeing to a whole new level. Unwind in opulent carriages, reminiscent of a bygone era, as India’s dramatic landscapes, rich history and culture unfold before your eyes.

Regal Trains of Unparalleled Luxury

The Maharajas’ Express and Palace on Wheels are two of India’s premier luxury trains, each designed to whisk you away on a regal journey. Each offering amenities you’d expect from the world’s finest hotels. Indian’s premier trains will transport you between breathtaking destinations across this captivating country.

In this blog, we delve into the unique offerings of each train, helping you decide which regal ride best suits your desires. Buckle up and get ready for an unforgettable journey on these renowned “luxury on rails” experiences.

Experience India like Royalty: The Palace on Wheels

The Palace on Wheels standing at a platform with two men in turbans and traditional attire standing alongside the door to welcome guests on to the train. Source:

Warm welcome to guests boarding The Palace on Wheels. Source:

This luxurious train rewinds time, transporting you to the heart of Rajasthan’s rich heritage. Imagine journeying through vibrant landscapes dotted with forts, majestic palaces, and serene lakes. Each day unfolds a new chapter, with expert guides leading you through ancient cities where legends whisper in the wind.

Transported to Bygone Regal Eras

The Palace on Wheels whisks you away on a luxurious journey through Rajasthan’s most captivating cities.

Immerse yourself in India’s rich heritage by traveling in meticulously restored carriages, once used by Indian princes. The luxurious cabins adorned in regal textiles and handcrafted furniture, complete with private bathrooms, transport you in an atmosphere of unmatched elegance which captures the essence of royal travel.

Attentive staff, attired in traditional garb, cater to your every need. As the train glides along scenic routes under the starlit sky, unwind in your private cabin, a haven of comfort designed for relaxation.  Or if you want to spend more time with other passangers the are comfortable communal areas including a dining car.

The Treasures of Rajasthan Unveiled

The Palace on Wheels seven-night adventure guides you through Rajasthan’s vibrant cities and iconic sights.

Explore the bustling streets of Jaipur, embark on a tiger safari in Ranthambore National Park, visit Chittorgarh Hill Fort and cruise the serene lakes of Udaipur. Jaisalmer’s golden desert landscapes and Jodhpur’s majestic Mehrangarh Fort await, before concluding with a grand finale at the Taj Mahal before returning to Delhi’s Safdarjung Railway Station. In the evenings, cultural performances onboard showcase the vibrant tapestry of Indian traditions.

The Palace on Wheels promises an unforgettable journey, where luxury meets heritage, and every detail whispers of India’s royal past.

The Ultimate in Regal Railways: The Maharajas’ Express

Guests arriving at the Maharaja Express are greeted by staff alongside the train while walking on a red carpet. Source:

Guests walking the red carpet to board The Maharajas ‘ Express.  Source:

The Maharajas’ Express epitomises opulence. Savour culinary delights in two fine-dining restaurants, with attentive staff catering to your every whim. The train boasts lounges, a bar, and a library, ensuring endless entertainment. Curated itineraries explore the Golden Triangle or delve into diverse regions. This train boasts a wider range of itineraries, allowing you to explore various regions of India beyond Rajasthan. Choose from tiger safaris, cultural immersions, or the classic Golden Triangle tour. Expert guides accompany you on captivating excursions to forts, palaces, and historic sites.

Treated like Royalty

The Maharajas’ Express offers a variety of cabin types to choose from, all of which are spacious and luxurious. Experience unparalleled luxury in plush cabins named after precious stones. Relax in the opulent Presidential Suite with a private Jacuzzi, or unwind in comfortable Junior Suites.

For the ultimate in luxury, the Presidential Suite is spread over an entire carriage and features a private living room, bedrooms, and en-suite bathrooms. However, even the most basic cabins come with en-suite bathrooms, individual climate control, and butler service.

There are a variety of services to make your trip as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. These include 24-hour butler service, laundry service, and Wi-Fi access. There’s also a doctor on board in case of any medical emergencies.

Incredible Journeys

The Maharajas’ Express offers five luxurious journeys ranging from three to seven enchanting nights. These itineraries operate between October and April, catering to a variety of interests.

  • The Indian Panorama embarks on a roundtrip from Delhi, showcasing iconic sites like Jaipur, the wildlife haven of Ranthambore National Park, the historic city of Fatehpur Sikri, the majestic Taj Mahal in Agra, and the spiritual Varanasi.
  • In contrast, the Indian Splendor takes you on a one-way adventure from Delhi to Mumbai, highlighting the dazzling cities of Rajasthan. Prepare to be awestruck by Ranthambore’s wildlife, the romantic city of Udaipur, the bustling Mumbai, and the majestic Jodhpur.
  • If you prefer a reversed itinerary, the Heritage of India retraces the steps of the  Indian Splendor but in the opposite direction.
  • For those short on time, the Treasures of India offers a focused three-night exploration of the famed Golden Triangle tour, including a delightful detour to Jaipur.

All Aboard!

Whether you crave the classic charm of Rajasthan on the Palace on Wheels or the diverse adventures offered by the Maharajas’ Express, an unforgettable journey awaits. Contact a Somak Reservations Consultant today to embark on your regal rail adventure through the splendour that is India.


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