Nowhere captures the excitement, romance and nostalgia of train travel quite like India. Travelling by train here is also very fast and efficient; it has one of the largest and comprehensive rail networks in the world, used by thousands of people all over the country every day. Taking a train in India is a rewarding experience and a great way to discover this vast country.
Luxury trains in India like the Deccan Odyssey, the Palace on Wheels or the Golden Chariot enable you to enjoy the same exemplary levels of service that epitomise all our holidays in India with the romance of an epic rail journey. The world-famous Palace on Wheels has been operated by the Rajasthan tourist board and Indian railways since 1982. This unique train experience is considered one of the great railway journeys in the world, providing a unique and memorable travel experience, reminiscent of travel during the days of the Raj.
The narrow gauge ‘toy trains’ in the hills around Shimla, Darjeeling and Ooty offer stunning views and are a major attraction for railway enthusiasts. The Darjeeling Mountain Railway is located in the north east corner of India in the Darjeeling tea estates. The Shimla toy train, north of Delhi, travels from Kalka to the former British capital of Shimla and is known for its spectacular scenery along the whole route. The Nilgiri Blue Mountain railway in the south of India travels past eucalyptus and tea plantations.
Now a Special New Tourist Train for Tiger Safaris in India: Indian Railways’ new Tiger Express tourist train, visits two popular national parks in Madhya Pradesh, as well as Dhuandhar Waterfall.
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