India beckons you to a new adventure, an
adventure through varied landscapes, cultures and histories. Be a part of
the scintillating diversity that is India and feel the joy of unravelling
mysteries and discovering the simple pleasures of life.
The Indian Railways - the
second largest railway system in the world, has over 62,300 km of track
laid between 7000 stations and over 11,000 locomotives. Today, it offers
diverse tourist routes, magnificent hotels on wheels with five-star
services (Indian Royal Train
service) and Indrail Passes, ideal for extensive trouble-free hours across
Facilities by Indian Railways for Foreign Tourists
Special Quota: Several
important trains have a special quota for foreign tourists. This can be availed
on payment of US Dollars or Pound Sterling. Tourist without foreign
currency, will be allotted the special quota on production of the exchange
certificates issued by any nationalised bank. At the time of reservation,
the passport number and the country of origin should be mentioned. Major
Reservation Centres have special Cells to help foreign tourists plan their
itinerary, reserve their tickets and render any assistance required.
An extraordinary train for extraordinary people. A train with historic
charm and modern conveniences. A royal train beckoning you to step abroad
for a week of splendour. It takes you on a royal odyssey. Brining alive
the luxury of princely travel of the age of the Raj.
As the wind whispers through the halo of
legends crowning the land of the mighty Marathas, a lone majestic whistle
blows its salutation of honor as it gracefully traverses this land of
fantastic fantasy. Welcome to the mesmerizing Maharashtra experience
aboard THE DECCAN ODYSSEY.
The Fairy Queen is the oldest working Broad
Gauge Steam Locomotive in the world and was built in the year 1855. The
Guinness Book of records has also recognized the Fairy Queen as being the
worlds oldest locomotive of this millennium which is still running.