A savvy traveler and a part of Indian Luxury Trains (ILT) for last 2 years, Nikhil Chandra offers travel advice on a range of issues like when, where and how to travel along with advice on finding best deals and places for a perfect holiday. He is also the luxury travel feature writer for Indian Luxury Trais (ILT).
Bio: A graduate in English Literature from University of Delhi and post graduate in marketing management from Mumbai University, Nikhil Chandra describes himself as obsessive traveler, self-proclaimed photographer, gluttonous reader, thinker, musician, curious and observing individual.
On the booking of ticket for Maharajas Express by first adult on twin sharing at full cost, the second adult sharing the same cabin will get 50% discount on the adult cost of the published tariff.
Planning for a luxury train travel to enjoy the Dasara festivities in South India? This is the opportunity to enjoy the festivity along with discounts on the bookings of the October journeys of the Golden Chariot…
Indian Luxury Train Deccan Odyssey will offer 4 departures for the remaining of Season 2012-13. Also on offer are heavy discount to add flavor to this ultimate luxury train tour in India.
The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is pulling all stops to market the Indian luxury train in the West Coast, USA. And it looks like it’s working well for them
The announcement was made by State Tourism minister Anand Singh in a bid to attract greater revenues from the luxury train during the off season from April to October. The move is especially targeted at private companies and high end corporates.
Waiting days is over for world’s most luxurious train journey. Maharajas’ Express will embark on its first tour of the season today from New Delhi. The Indian Splendor itinerary spanning over 7 nights and 8 days starts from $5560
Get 50% off on your companion’s ticket fare or 1 night complimentary stay in a 5 star hotel with every booking that you make for Maharajas’ Express train tour. These offers are valid on all 5 itineraries offered by this Indian luxury train.
Operators of Deccan Odyssey train, Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) have announced the departure schedule for the upcoming run season of the train. The departure schedule of this luxury tourist train is provided on the website of Indian luxury train.
The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is presenting to the global travelers a new dimension of tour to India in this upcoming season. With refurbished carriages, cool blue avatar and tastefully crafted itinerary, this Indian luxury train is expecting to generate exclusive tour experiences in this upcoming season.
Two confirmed departures during Christmas have just been announced by the MTDC, operators of Deccan Odyssey luxury train tour in Maharashtra. This Indian luxury train will depart from Mumbai on 19th & 26th of December 2012 across tours to Maharashtra and Goa.
The Indian Panorama tour itinerary on board Maharajas Express spanning over 8 days and starting from US $5560 per person per journey will commence from October 20, 2012. This luxury train tour itinerary is one of the 5 brand new itineraries announced by IRCTC, the owners of the Maharajas Express train.
Take a stroll with incredible views, converse with nature, feel the bliss under the sun amidst pristine backwaters and more! To provide inspiration for your next adventure, Indian Luxury Trains (ILT) has come up with a collection of fun-filled and exciting summer vacation packages to spend some quality time with family and loved ones.
A special train to take the pilgrims across 5 Sikh takht will leave from Amritsar on Baisakhi, April 13. The journey starting from INR 85000 will last for 12 days. Takhts included in the tour include Anandpur Sahib, Damdama Sahib, Patna Sahib, Hazur Sahib and Harmandir Sahib.
Fairy Queen, Guinness World record holder of oldest running steam locomotive, is on a comeback trail after last year its valuable parts were stolen from a railway yard. The engine is set to hit the tracks by October 2012.
India is one of the leading drivers of growth in global tourism industry and winner of World’s Leading Travel Destination at the World Travel Award 2012. Luxury travel segment is one segment with huge potential, and India is predicted to lead the way as leading luxury destinations in near future.
The Golden Chariot will run full house for the first time in its operational history today. The train will leave from Bangalore for 168 hours long "Pride of the South" itinerary and arrive in Goa ahead of Valentine's Day.
Palace on Wheels will complete 30 years of its inception on January 26, 2012. The first luxury train of India Palace on Wheels operated by RTDC and IR to promote tourism in Rajasthan was launched on 26th of January 1982.
IRCTC are the 'absolute owner' of the luxury train Maharajas Express, ruled bench of Delhi High Court setting aside its interim order to IRCTC to run it jointly with UK's travel firm Cox & Kings.
Maharajas Express will now come with shorter itineraries which will reduce the journey cost by up to 50%. The train will now be operated by IRCTC alone which has promised more luxury, inimitable journeys and lesser fare.
Himachal Sojourn tour package is designed to let you savor the mystical charm of this Himalayan Kingdom offering a peek into the rich heritage of Himachal Pradesh along with fascinating views of snow-capped peaks, lakes, meandering rivers and verdant hill stations.
Celebrate New Year in style with Princely India Tour on board Maharajas Express, Asia’s most luxurious train journey, scheduled to depart on 31st December 2011. A week long journey in sheer opulence will also entail additional surprises and unique experiences in the spirit of holiday season.
In the spirit of Holiday season, Christmas and New Year, add a new dimension to holidays in India with special offers and discount (up to 20%) on an assortment of luxury train tour packages along with tailor made luxury tour packages across select destinations in India with Indian Luxury Trains, India’s first luxury train travel portal.
Runn Utsav 2011 held between 9th December, 2011 to 15th January, 2012 offers a close peek into the creative novelty of the artisans and craftspeople, an assortment of folk music and performances and varied portrayal of culture and communities along with a vast diversity in ecology.
International Luxury Travel Market, considered the most exclusive annual summit for luxury travel industry stakeholders, is underway in Cannes, France and as a part of Indian Holiday Pvt. Ltd., Indian Luxury Trains is proud to be a participant of this elite invite only fair.
A new luxury train to cover SIkh religious shrines in India will be launched soon. The announcement was made by Rajiv Tandon, M.D., IRCTC in Beijing. The move came following the growing demand of overseas traveler for such luxury trains.
Deccan Odyssey is making a strong comeback this season. Riding high on the hopes of making profit for the first time, refurbished Deccan Odyssey take the guest on a whirlwind tour across some of the choicest destinations in Deccan region of Maharashtra including Goa.
German insurace giant Allianz is to offer insurance cover to the space tourists, The insurance package launch is to coincide with the first flight of the Richard Branson led Virgin Galactic space shuttle. The paclages might vary from $700 to any anywhere up to $ 10000.
Sabarimala Pilgrimage, one of the most important pilgrimage tours in India and often tagged "Mecca of Hindu", begin in the early hours of Thursday, today. The festivities will be observed for next two months.
Maharajas Express, Asia’s most luxurious train, is back on track and can now accept booking for journeys up till March 2012. It comes as a welcome news to the connoisseurs of luxury living looking for unique experiences.
Riding on the impressive growth in arrival of foreign travelers, luxury trains travel segmentin India is expected to record huge growth in Business. While Palace on Wheels is already booked for 3 months in advance, other trains are also expected to follow suit.
A refurbished Deccan Odyssey, one of the luxury trains in India was flagged of by Chagan Bhujbal for this season’s run. The train is receiving healthy booking and expected to earn profit for the first time since its launch.
Maharajas Express, a joint venture between IRCTC and Cox and Kings may not continue its run in future. The arrangement between the two parties has been terminated by the IRCTC, owners of the Maharajas Express train, due to non payment of haulage charges etc.
Palace on Wheels peak season's golden run continues as November bookings are already sold our and limited seats remain for December and January bookings of Palace on Wheels, the most revered luxury train of India.
Operators of Indian Maharaja-Deccan Odyssey train have announced the departure dates for the month of November. On 2nd of November, the Indian Maharaja will chug from Delhi for 168 hours of fascinating journey to Mumbai with halt at some of the most vibrant destinations in India.
Palace on Wheels sold out for the month of November 2011. This luxury train in India takes the guest on a week long journey across destinations in Rajasthan along with Agra, Varanasi and Khajuraho.
Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC), operators of the Palace on Wheels and the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, have teamed up with Orient Spa Ltd to offer spa services on board these luxury trains.
Department of Tourism Karnataka is now wooing golfers to travel on luxury train the Golden Chariot to tackle the occupancy concern of this cruise service. The Golden Chariot offer luxury rail journeys across some of the most significant destinations in Karnataka. The department has also added a new itinerary package, Southern Splendor, which covers most of South India to cater to more tourists.
Winter departure for the Palace on Wheels begins today. Safdarjung Railway Station, New Delhi will be a venue for much activity as the heritage train will commence its first journey for the season. We wish all passengers aboard this train a happy and memorable sojourn across the lands of the kings.
An effort of the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation, The Golden Chariot is one of the foremost luxury trains in the country offering tours across the south Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Karnataka. Updated information on the train’s itineraries is now available for you.
Palace on Wheels offers one of the best rail tours in the world. Ferrying tourists across New Delhi, Agra, and several cities of Rajasthan, the Palace on Wheels presents a luxury sojourn of 7 days of bliss. After the recent upgrades, this train has surely redefined luxury and elegance.
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