There are many Luxury trains in the world in operation in different parts, countries and places. It is indeed very difficult to isolate a single train as the best Luxury train in the world. Here are few of them that have won acclaim and clocked better in the popularity counter, ‘Top Luxury Trains From Around The World’.
- Maharaja Express
The Maharaja Express has been awarded as the World’s Leading Luxury Train in 2012 at the World travel awards function. The most luxurious train to see India and feel the culture. This train is equipped to carry only 88 members at a time. The train travels through the Northern part of India passing through Jaipur, Jodhpur, Agra, Varanasi and Bikaner which are the popular tourist spots in Rajasthan and U.P.
- Palace on Wheels
This train was the first to provide hotel service to their customers. The train is in operation since 1982 and is quite popular amongst the tourists exploring India. The train operates a week long Journey for the passengers taking them around the choicest places in Rajasthan like Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Chittaurgarh,Jaisalmer and Agra. The train ends the journey with a night at Agra after the splendid view of world famous Taj Mahal, which is enlisted in the seven wonders of the world and proclaimed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The train has world class spa saloon and luxurious bar and two special restaurants for the culinary specialities.
- Venice Simplon Orient Express
This is the most authentic train in the world that features the 1920 vintage cars. This train runs between Paris and Istanbul, it has six days journey with halts at Budapest and Bucharest. The train restaurant is popular in the French Cuisine served to their passengers. The tourists can also buy souvenirs from the shop on board. There is also a murder mystery novel written by Agatha Christie with the entire plot on this train.
- Indian Pacific
The train is named after the two mighty oceans Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. The train covers a distance of 4352 Km. and runs between Sydney and Perth. The most luxurious train known for the longest journey in the world, taking 4 days and three nights for the travel through the wonderful parts of Australia. The train has enough stops in the journey giving sufficient time explore and enjoy Adelaide, Cook, Broken Hill and Kalgoorlie.
- Pride of Africa
The train Pride of Africa offers a memorable journey covering 200 mile distance in Nine days. The train journey offers special attractions to the artists and photography lovers, as there are plenty of opportunities to shoot and capture images of the unique sights. The train passes through the National Park with plenty of wild animals, diamond mines and Kalahari desert amongst other interesting venues.