The Indian Railways operate five Luxury Tourist Trains in association with Indian Railway Tourism Catering Corporation (IRCTC) and State Tourism Corporations. These trains are no less than moving Luxury Hotels, where you get a taste of hospitality reserved for the Royalty. Cocooned in opulence and grandeur, these chariots take you to the choicest heritage sites, temples and wild life sanctuaries of India.
Ever wondered how the Maharajas and Maharanis of the bygone ages lived? You can get a first-hand experience of this in the . You will be travelling amidst stringent security and personal attention in the trains which have tastefully and grandly decorated exteriors and interiors, inspired by the architecture are culture of the respective journey State – be it , , or . Each cabin highlights the cultural ethos of the state, represented through the use of furniture, handicrafts, painting and furnishings. These trains had set a trademark in luxury trains era by attaching royal carriages to them. From that day till today many modifications and alternations have been carried out without compromising on the original opulence and charisma. The will give you a glimpse of the royal heritage of Rajasthan, the Golden Chariot of South India is reminiscent of the architectural heritage of Hoysala and Mysore tradition.
These trains are centrally air-conditioned with highest standards of hygiene. They comprise of different types of suites including Presidential suites, restaurants, lounges and bars. Some of these trains also have beauty parlours and spa facilities on board.
These trains have several types of lodgings to chose from – Cabins, Junior Suites, Suites and Presidential Suites. You will be travelling ensconced in beautiful suites with majestic ambience. The suites have large panoramic windows and are furnished with state-of-the-art facilities like comfortable, elegant beds, LED TVs, high speed Wi-Fi connections, mineral water for drinking, luxurious bathrooms with running hot and cold water and many more facilities. You will be provided with 24-hour personal servant, butler and laundry services.
The trains are equipped with multi-cuisine restaurants and cosy dining areas serving a lavish choice of vegetarian and non-vegetarian culinary delights. You also get an eclectic melange of assorted snacks in the private lounges. There is a bar on board, serving an exclusive range of domestic and international alcohol.
On a few selected itineraries, you could get a chance to meet and interact with the members of royal families over lunch/dinner. Elephant rides and Elephant Polo are also on the itinerary for the Jaipur trip.
There are various journeys to select from. All the journeys would take you to explore all the opulent jewels that India has to offer – ; a plethora of , , Jodhpur and Bikaner; Tiger Sanctuary in Ranthambore; unmatched beauty of the ancient temples of , architectural marvels of Orchha, and ; ; mystic caves of Ajanta and Ellora and 1000years old temples in ; royal palaces and the most amazing ; to name a few.
During the tour, you just have to sit back and relax as everything including the formalities and logistics to various sites will be taken care of by the train officials. Local transport to and from the train will be provided in luxury cars or buses. While you are off-board during the journey, you will be provided meals at .
These were conceptualized to present before the visitors, especially foreigners, a picture of the royal lifestyle of the ancient Indian rulers as well as to offer them a peek into the real essence of India. And true to the promise, a journey on any of these trains is sure to recreate a bygone era of indulgence and grace for you. Most passengers on these are foreigners and they carry home an unforgettable experience of a lifetime, worth spending a fortune on.
Meet our newly-arrived clients, Ms Maria Alexandra from Portugal and her friends on our Golden Triangle with Udaipur, Goa, Mumbai and Varanasi. We are all geared up to offer them a fulfilling vacation in India and ensure they enjoy a hassle free experience.
Here are a few happy moments of our guests captured by our team as they explore the gems of our country.
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Date of Experience- April, 2023
Thank you, Shivani for helping me to arrange for a short sweet trip. Though short, we managed to enjoy the boat-house cruise and interesting sights in Cochin. A big thank you for getting me such good rates and deal at Marriott Kochi. World-class service. I highly recommend others get in touch with Shivani for their future holidays to India. Very professional and response to our queries are almost immediate. Well done Shivani and team.
Date of experience: September 2019
My 2 sisters and I enjoyed the half day boat house at Allepey and day trip to Athirapally waterfalls which is also known as ‘Niagara Falls of India’. We had an awesome time on the boat house with excellent service and food. The waterfalls were amazing and breathtaking views. It was so nice to be one with nature. The three of us enjoyed the well organized day tours and the excellent service provided by Tra-Eminent India Tours. This would not have been possible without Shivani from Tra-Eminent India Tours. Thank you for paving the way for the memorable holiday, for us the three sisters.
Date of Experience: June, 2019
8 days Tamil Nadu package holiday
I have done this tour with Tra_eminrnt _India _Tours in February 2018.
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour, the tour company I used the took care of everything so well, I didn't have to worry about anything, intact I couldn't find any faults whatsoever. I will recommend anyone planning to do any trip not only in India but also beyond. I am sure you will be well looked after.
I am certainly using them for my next trip out of India.
I wish them all the success in future. Their arrangements and customer care are best to none..
Date of Experience: March, 2019
Field hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar Odisha
A very well organised trip to watch the world Cup. Hotel was good with short distance to the stadium. We had a group of 11 of us. After the tournament a well deserve holiday in the state of Odisha. Beautifull beach front hotel in Puri as well as a number of centurion temples well preserved.. A well deserved holiday we all had and enjoyed. Syabas to the tour company for organising such a memorable tour. Keep up the good work.
Date of Experience: November, 2018
My son wanted to visit India and I contacted Tra-Eminent India Tours to book a holiday for us. We absolutely enjoyed the Golden Triangle tour with Haridwar and Rishikesh along with birth place of Lord Krishna- Mathura/Vrindavan. The elephant ride at Amer Fort was simply amazing. We also visited the Taj Mahal in Agra. The last days of the trip were spent in Haridwar and Rishikesh. We witnessed the Ganga Aarti and felt the holy vibes flowing in. We also enjoyed the selection of hotels in each city. Thank you everyone at Tra-Eminent for making it special for me and my family. I highly recommend this travel agency to anyone who is looking forward for a trip to India soon.
Date of Experience: January, 2019
The tour started from Lucknow with airport pick-up. The first stop of the tour was the Kumbh Mela where we stayed for 2 days. In Prayag, we had snan at the sangam, pilgrimage of the temples, witnessed the sangam aarati and toured the cultural shows and exhibition.
The 2nd leg of the tour was Varanasi where we stayed for 2 days. We had snan in Ganga, visited the ghats, had cruise in the evening, taking in the mesmerizing view of the ghats after watching spiritually inspiring ganga aarathi. We also performed pilgrimage of Kashi Vishwanath Temple and other temples, visited BHU.
The last leg of the tour was Ayodhya where we had darshan at the Ram Temple and Hanuman Temple, in addition to a walk around Ayodhya. We had some time for a quick road tour of Lucknow on our way back before being dropped off at the airport.
The whole tour was very well organised. The itinerary was well planned, with details looked into carefully and communicated to us, for any feedback on our wishes. The car driver, tour guides and the hotels we were accommodated in and the itinerary left us fully satisfied and happy. I am thankful to all who were involved in doing a splendid job in providing us a wonderful experience. Special thanks to Ms Shivani Sunny Madaan, who was overall in charge of the whole tour planning and arrangement.
Date of Experience: March 2019
Myself and two of my friends booked with Shivani and Sunny for a 12 day tour of rajesthan covering Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, pushkar, jodhpur, jaiselmer desert, jaiselmer city and udaipur. Shivani was recommended to me by my brother who did the same tour with her a few years back.
Firstly, I would like to say how much peace of mind you have when booking through this agency. Shivani was pretty much on WhatsApp whenever I needed her and guided me through the booking process.
We opted for the 4* hotel package and many a time we were upgraded - the hotel selections were absolutely fabulous - ranging from leela’s to beautifully maintained Haveli style hotels. The locations were also great as we were never too far of a drive from the main attractions. We had an English speaking guide for the main attractions and this is highly recommended - without a guide it can be difficult to understand what exactly you’re looking at or the history/background of the palace or fort. The guide selections were also on the whole great.
The driver which we had was amazing. Initially my family had some reservations as we were three young girls travelling with a male unknown driver but the driver (Manjit) was possibly the sweetest person I have ever met. He treated us like his own family; we never once had to make sure we didn’t leave any valuables in the car - he is such an honest person and reliable too. In the evenings, if we wanted to go out for dinner he wouldn’t complain or grumble in taking us and helped us with restaurant choices etc
Overall we had the best trip - it’s always been a dream to tour this side of India and with this agency I was able to do so in a safe, affordable and beautiful way. I can’t wait to book further trips with you next year! Thank you so much again for your help.
Date of Experience: March 2019