Luxury Train travel in India, was once restricted to the Maharajas of various princely states. But that is now passé. The luxury train travel has come a long way from the first luxury train service which begun in the late eighties. The early luxury train ' Palace on Wheels' had few of coaches of erstwhile Maharajas but in view of the basic comfort level these provided, they were changed to modern ones.

Presently a few states and private players in co-operation with Indian Railways are running luxury trains such as 'Palace on Wheels' and 'Royal Rajasthan on Wheels' within Rajasthan. Golden Chariot covers parts of South India. ' Deccan Odyssey' covers Maharashtra & Goa. The 'Maharaja Express' runs on pan Indian routes.

So, Hop on and 'Chuk-Chuk' your journey deep within India.

Palace on Wheels

Most popular among trains offer 7 nights/ 8 days Rajasthan programme.
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Palace on Wheels

Royal Rajasthan on Wheels

Fairly new train offering Rajasthan in a round-trip. Click here for details.

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Royal Rajasthan on Wheels

Maharaja Express

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Maharaja Express

Golden Chariot

Offer an itinerary beginning from Bangalore and covering Vijayanagar Empire and Goa. The other programme offered by Golden Chariot covers parts of Tamil Nadu State. Click here for detailed programmes.

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Deccan Odyssey

Follows itinerary covering various parts of Maharashtra and Goa. Click here for the programme.

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Deccan Odyssey

Buddhist Pilgrimage Train Tour

Besides above, Indian Railways also runs a train 'Mahaparinirvana Express' across Buddhist Sector following in the footsteps of Buddha. Click here for the programme

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Mahaparinirvana Express

Heritage Trains in India:

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, the Nilgiri Mountain Railway and the Kalka-Shimla Railway have collectively been designated as a UNESCOWorld Heritage Site trains.

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Indian rivers are the arteries of Indian life and culture. The rivers have diverse socio-religious use, and play a central role in many religious Indian ceremonies and rites. The various rivers have different legends about their origins. Some of the world's largest and longest rivers -the Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra, Yamuna, Godavari, Krishna, Kaveri, Narmada, Periyar and their tributaries nourish the country and its life in so many ways. It is no wonder, therefore, that the people pray before and worship the rivers for their benevolence.

A river cruise in India is a wonderful way to discover the country in comfort and exploring vast stretches of India which are otherwise almost inaccessible. There are several cruise trips available on mighty Brahmaputra, Ganges and on the lake Wembanad in Kerala.

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Brahmaputra Cruise in Assam

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Ganges Cruise

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Cruise on Lake Vembanad

If you have not tread India on foot then you haven't completed your journey and neither have you seen India. Mountain villages, small towns, settlements, cultures, groups, old forgotten parts and large cities. We have a range of walking tours to suit everyone.

India lives in villages, and we take you to the heart and soul of these villages - to its everyday life. Walk around in a village and take a closer look at the simple life in a village. Learn more with a walk and talk among the local communities. Hear the folklores from the elders of the place, or go out to plough out the earth a bit with village men and women. Accommodation is provided in clean and comfortable village houses or home-stays that are set in picturesque locations.

The Heritage walks are planned to explore the place and not reduce it to a sightseeing experience. Explore; to see the vibrant colours, the mix of people, the cultural uniqueness, the diversity of cultures, the temples, mosques, street life, market place, cuisines, music, dance, language, flavours and much more.

Walk through the narrow lanes of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and other prominent cities. It shall fascinate you, as to how this geographical landmass can surprise you at every turn you take.

Walk through this country's arteries and capture its heartbeat. Experience India on foot and its memory shall come running every time you fondly recall it!

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A traveller is weary at times. And a weary traveller needs rejuvenation. Beauty to body and soul.

Wellness is now regarded as an industry and service. India is no exception to this as it has a huge reserve of ayurvedic therapy and personal beauty care. Experience the sensual life. Wellness couples with nature to give a healthy push to your energy.

Ayurvedic massages and spas that suit you best. It also comes with a list of facilities which also include; ailment therapies, yoga, meditation, herbal medicine and nutritional aspects.

Ayurveda is an ancient health science developed through research conducted over the centuries by the sages (Holy men), who were eminent scholars. As the term “Ayurveda” denotes “the knowledge of life”. It is not only a system to cure disease but also the system teaches how to achieve perfect health from diseased or abnormal conditions and how to lead our life, both physically and mentally. Ayurveda has a concrete base in Indian Philosophy and approaches man as a whole by taking care of his physical, mental & spiritual health.

Treatment with Ayurveda with its range of massages, oil and herbs, is becoming extremely popular. Ayurvedic treatment can be either therapeutic or rejuvenative. Therapeutic treatment is provided to tackle and cure a host of problems like arthritis, rheumatism, spondylitis, sinus, paralysis, skin diseases, migraine & eye problems. Rejuvenative therapy can be used to prevent diseases, maintain health and tackle general problems like relief from stress and strain, weight reduction, hair loss, premature greying etc.

All the patients are thoroughly checked and diagnosed by a team of expert before referring / giving any treatment. The Ayurvedic doctor examines the patient and then recommends the course of treatment - type and period, which may vary between seven to twenty one days. The process consists of both external applications and massage by oils and internal consumption of specially made herbal medicines. Massage, herbs and oils are applied to the body aiming to restore the natural balance of the three doshas - Vata, Pitta and Kapha. The diagnosis is based on the combination of Vata, Pitta, Kapha, which describes the constitution of each individual.

IMPORTANT

Ayurveda Therapy is subject to the approval of the Ayurvedic Consultant. A good Ayurvedic practitioner will not treat a patient who has medical problems like high blood pressure, kidney disorder or cardiac problem. Please do intimate these to the clients taking Ayurveda package.

State of Kerala located in South India has very popular health resorts which besides providing the treatment also offer an enjoyable holiday. These resorts are amidst idyllic surroundings - a variable green paradise and lush coconut trees. The resorts are equipped with all modern amenities, individual cottage with attached bath, neat restaurants, swimming pools, tennis courts etc.

Some popular Ayurveda treatments include,

Body Purification or Panchakarma

Panchakarma, which includes five major procedures, is meant to purify the whole body by eliminating the accumulated toxins from it. This package includes treatments like Virechana (Purgation), Vamana (Emesis), Vasthi (Enema), Nasya (Nasal Administration) & Raktamoksha (Blood-letting). The speciality of this treatment is that it can be administered both in a healthy, as well as the diseased person. When a healthy person subjects himself to Panchakarma, it has a preventive, restorative and rejuvenative effect on the body.

Rejuvenation

The toxins/free radicals produced by the constant metabolic activities in the body damage the body cells resulting in wear and tear of the body, which is nothing but ageing. The process of ageing is accelerated by irregular life style, food habits and prolonged stress and strain.

The programmes that are offered under this package are aimed at restoring the vigour and vitality of the body by eliminating the toxins and by enhancing the body's immunity through their anti-oxidant and prophylactic properties. The package includes the various rejuvenation therapies, such as Kayaseka, Sirodhara, Abhyanga, Synchronised massage, Medicated steam bath, Navarakizhi, etc,.

Rejuvenation alone or in combination with Panchakarma tones up the muscles, strengthens the system, invigorates the body and calms the mind. The medicated herbal oils used in this process improves complexion, imparts a glowing lustre to the skin.

Old Age Care

A happy and comfortable old age is the fruit of well-spent childhood, youth and middle- age. However, old age brings along with it many nagging health problems like constipation, indigestion, sleeplessness, exhaustion, wrinkled skin, diminishing sensory faculties, etc.,

The rejuvenation therapies like Pizhichil, Njavarakizhi, etc., strengthen the system, invigorate the immunity and impart freshness in the body. Panchakarma therapies, particularly medicated enemas relieve constipation and correct digestion. Sirodhara done over the head nourishes the head, which is the abode of all the sense organs. On the whole, this package wages war against old age health problems from all fronts and brings back the harmony of mind, body and soul.

Stress Management

Modern age is the age of stress and strain. The fast life is exciting as well as overtaxing. The holistic approach of Ayurveda tackles these hazards in its own natural way. It focuses on the impact of the mind on body, and vice versa. Carefully planned programs such as special soothing massage, Pizhichil, Sirodhara, etc., work at the physical level to soothe the aching muscles and tensed nerves. At the same time, individually selected yoga, meditation and Pranayama [breathing exercises] programmes can calm down the Mind and bring back the natural rhythm of the mind and body to start a new life afresh.

Weight Reduction Programme

According to Ayurveda, continuous indulgence in high fat food, fried items, etc., along with sedentary life-style leads to excess accumulation of body fat which gets struck in the numerous body channels. This condition is associated with irregular appetite, hypertension, diabetes and many other metabolic disorders.

Special programmes are included in this package with the purpose to cut down this excess fat, to correct the irregular metabolism and to clear the body channels. Deep dry massage with herbal powders and pastes, synchronised massage with specific oils, steam bath, etc., mobilise the accumulated fat, whereas, specially designed diet programmes prevent its further accumulation. Practice of specific yoga postures is also advised to reduce body weight. Along with these, appropriate Panchakarma therapies are also advised by the physicians based on the requirements of an individual.

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