India by train’ is an experience in itself. The Indian Railways decided to give the discerning traveller a novel experience by partnering with the state government of Rajasthan. Thus came into being the Palace On Wheels
, with its refurbished vintage coaches, recreating luxury rail travel as enjoyed by royalty in the past. With its international standards of comfort and safety it became a huge success, inspiring the emergence of yet another train, namely, Royal Rajasthan On Wheels
. This was followed by the unveiling of the Maharajas’ Express
, India’s most luxurious train ever, taking luxury rail travel to another level altogether. Not to be left behind, the Karnataka state government decided to showcase South India on wheels through the Golden Chariot
, an epitome of the quiet elegance and gracious living of royals of the South. Another addition to the list was the Deccan Odyssey
, a luxury train steeped in opulence, romance and indulgence. The journey takes you through some of India's beguiling and vibrant regions on the western part of the country.