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5 Great Asian & Indian Train Journeys You Must Book for 2021

Coronavirus has dealt the world of travel a heavy blow this year and many train travellers have decided to put their plans for a bucket list trip on hold this year. But all is not lost – autumn 2020 is the perfect time to plan and book your dream rail holiday for 2021. Here’s Railway […]

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A Guide to Howrah Junction Station, India

Howrah Junction Station is one of the busiest railway stations in the world. Located in the city of Howrah, in West Bengal in India, it serves more than one million passengers day, who hop on and off the 600 trains which stop at this station. Howrah Junction Station serves the Kolkata metropolitan area and many […]

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A Guide to New Delhi Railway Station, India

New Delhi railway station is the busiest train station in India. Every day around 400 trains pass through the station and it is used by 500,000 people per day. You can board both local and international trains from this station which is situated two kilometres north of Connaught Place in central Delhi. There are many places […]

Nilgiri Mountain Railway – India

The Nilgiri Mountain Railway is a historical and beautiful journey through southern India’s Tamil Nadu state, dating back to 1908. The exclusive toy train was built by the British as a holiday train, taking them from the blazing heat of lowland Tamil Nadu to the hilltop station of Udhagamandalam (Ooty) with its luscious shaded surroundings. […]

Mandovi Express – Mumbai to Goa

The Mandovi Express is a daily train that runs on India’s Konkan Railway, whisking passengers away from the crowds of Mumbai to the beaches of Goa. Running between Mumbai CST to Madagon, the train is named after the great Mandovi River, sandwiched between the Sahyadari hills and the Arabian sea and hugging India’s southwest coastline. […]

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway – India

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (also known as the Toy Train), is a heritage rail route that runs between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling in India’s West Bengal state. The historical rail route is 150 years old, traversing 88 kilometres of track and using zigzags and loops to ascend into the cool foothills of the Himalayas. Operated […]

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Asia & India

The Deccan Odyssey Luxury Train, India

Gliding like a blue limousine through the lush forests and historic cities of India, the Deccan Odyssey luxury train is one of the most sought-after rail experiences in Asia. Operated by of the Golden Eagle Luxury Train company (think the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian and Danube Express), passengers are in safe, white-gloved hands, as they travel […]

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Maharajas’ Express Luxury Train, India

The Maharajas’ Express is a five-star luxury train that runs on four circuits around North-West and Central India, covering more than 12 destinations. Its most popular routes concentrate on India’s Golden Triangle between Delhi, Agra and Jaipur and the train covers many of the key destinations in the state of Rajasthan.  The Maharajas’ Express has been voted […]

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Golden Chariot Luxury Train, India

As the only luxury train in South India, the Golden Chariot is really something special. The train has been awarded the title of ‘Asia’s Leading Luxury Train’, taking guests on an adventure around the three main states of southern India on an excursion-packed itinerary. Operated by the State Government of Karnataka & Ministry of Railways, […]