Most luxurious train journey in the world

CIOReview Team | Thursday, 14 March 2019, 09:55 IST

Most luxurious train journey in the world

Bygone the days enjoying the first class flight travel with luxurious amenities. It’s the time to have a smoothing ride through the tracks enjoying the panoramic view, revisiting the old trend with few changes. Whether you are traveling through the Andes or dashing through the Japanese island, the fly-by country is much more exciting when glanced through the ground. It’s time to slow down, breathe and explore the world’s most glamorous destination on these luxurious train rides.

1. The Belmond Andean Explorer, Peru.

About 600 years back, Inca used to trek 25,000 miles by foot or by llama, but today people can reach out there in a luxurious manner. South African’s first luxurious sleeper train has its hands over the Peruvian Pie, the Belmond Andean Explorer claims to be one of the highest railway lines in the world. The interior is designed with handwoven fabrics and alpaca wool, providing you with a VIP service as the sights - embracing the Peruvian Altiplano, a boat rides through the Lake Titicaca and Sumbay Caves linking to Cusco and Arequipa within a one-two days’ journey. You can plan your journey with travel companies which will include hotel, site seeing and flight tickets by using Yatra Coupon Code for saving more.

2. The Ghan, Australia

Not every journey through the Australian terrain needs to be dusty and toil. If you prefer for an Australian trip from North to South, The Ghan Expedition provides you with four nights and three days trip from Darwin to Adelaide. It has been operating since 1924, though have been modernized and has been more reliable. Onboard meals are found at local rates but a platinum level of service is also provided, treating you with a five-course parade for every meal.

3. Cruise Train Seven Stars, Japan

Japan also got some astonishing train rides bringing up the old-school luxury. The Seven Star in Kyushu claims out to be the first luxury sleeper in Japan started in 2013. It provides you with a two and four days’ tour getting you close to both mountains and seaside. You will be greeted with a welcome ceremony along with living music in the lounge. But remember with higher provision comes higher demand, the train only carries 28 passengers at a time, so the prospective rides may enter for the lottery.

4. The Blue Train, South Africa

The Blue Train in South Africa proves to be an icon talking passengers from Cape Town to Pretoria for nearly about 70 years. Its three-day journey covers a wide-ranged environmental tour starting from Highveld grassland to the deserts of Great Karoo. It's nearly about 13hours journey indulging you with spacious cabins and five-star treatments. The Blue train also makes a 19 hour overnight rail safari combining with a night stay in the safari lodge at Kruger and Sabi Sands areas.

5. The Maharaja’s Express, India

The Maharaja’s Express is considered to be the best known India’s luxury train taking about 88 passengers at a time. The eight-day heritage tour of India includes fascinating places like Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Varanasi, Agra, and Delhi, also making stops for polo matches and Aarti rituals at the Ghats of The Ganges. Every single stop offers you with fresh flowers garlands and a welcome ceremony. Each cabin are classically designed having two fine-dining cars, bars and opulent. Book your tickets online for Maharaja Express by using IRCTC Ticket Booking available hassle free.

6. The Orient Express, Europe.

The historic name of the Orient Express very much similar to the ultra-luxury train travel running from London to Venice, stopping at Paris and Verona in between. The cars are decked up in Art Deco finery with gleaming polished woods creating an old school atmosphere. There are three Grand Suites offering you with private bathrooms and showers in 1920’s style. It offers you with dinner ranging from lobster from Brittany to crisp tomatoes from Provence followed by a champagne bar for cheers taking you back to the golden era of luxury travel.

7. Eastern and Oriental Express, Asia

Operating since 1993, this elegantly decorated train makes its stops in Asia’s three most glittering cities of Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, and Singapore. The interior decorations have been inspired by the Dietrich film “Shanghai Express”, decorated with Thai silk and Malaysian embroidery and cherry wood paneling. The train takes you through the lush rain forest and ancient temples, keeping all the exotic scene spots on the way itself. Even if you choose to limit your stay in the best hotels traveling in luxurious cars, those experience would not be able to overrule the sweeping beauty of the train ride.

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