The slow, rhythmic pace and the little stops at token destinations altogether add to the experience of train travel. of late, international luxury train travel is a trend well received by seasoned travelers. Keeping that in mind, we present a list of top 5 classic rail journeys you must experience once in a lifetime.
1. Palace on Wheels
|Classic Rail Journeys in the World: Palace on Wheels, India|
Popularly known as the Pink City of India, Jaipur is famous for its palaces, forts, jewelry, elephant rides and handicrafts. The journey then continues to a number of National Parks, Jodhpur, excursions around Pichhola Lake and also visiting 1000 year old sandstone structures of Jaisalmer.
Agra is the last destination that enables tourists to explore one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site – Taj Mahal. Palace on Wheels is the ultimate way of savoring traditional aspect of India.
|Classic Rail Journeys in the World: Rocky Mountaineer, Canada|
These trains cover 4 routes by connecting the Coastal city of Vancouver to Calgary and Jasper in the Rockies. Yellowhead Route is the most beautiful route that travels from Vancouver to Jasper. The train offers ultimate comfort with strategic off-train excursions. Some of the best rail journeys in world.
3. Rovos Rail
|Classic Rail Journeys in the World: Rovos Rail, Southern and East Africa|
This luxury train can carry 72 passengers at a time in its superbly appointed 36 suites. Rovos Rail connects some of the amazing destinations from South Africa to Namibia and Tanzania. There are restored Rhodesia Railways (NRZ) coaches each having private en suite facilities, two restaurant cars, two lounges and private sleeping compartments.
There are 3 kinds of accommodation on board and Pullman is the smallest having an area of 76 sq. ft. The Royal Suite is spread over an area 172 sq. ft is the largest accommodation on board.
4. Royal Scotsman
|Classic Rail Journeys in the World: Royal Scotsman, UK|
It carries 36 passengers at a time in its well-appointed 9 coaches. It offers 4 nights Highland Classic Tour, 3 nights Western Tour or 2 nights Highland Tour. The luxury journey operates from April to October. The grand journey starts from Edinburgh exhibiting the rich history of the Scottish Highlands, lochs and picturesque views along with five star luxury of train interior makes this one of the Top 10 Great Rail Journeys in the World.
5. Hiram Bingham
|Classic Rail Journeys in the World: Hiram Bingham Luxury Train, Peru|
Observation car is the striking feature of this train which is furnished with dark wood and has big cushioned seats. Each of the two exclusive dining carriages has a capacity of 42 seats having polished and gleaming cutlery. There is no doubt that romantic Peru can be best explored only by Hiram Bingham luxury train.
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