Luxury Rail and Holidays by Train in Asia
One of the best ways to travel around parts of Asia, rail travel, particularly in India, can be as basic or luxurious as you want it to be.
The concept of luxury train holidays originated in America during the mid-19th century, when George Mortimer Pullman developed the sleeping car for the American Pioneer railroad company. India’s Maharajas were quick to pick up on the trend, and their opulent carriages provided the inspiration for a revival in the 1990s, when journeys in sumptuous railcars were created specifically for tourists.
Since then, five different luxury lines have been inaugurated by Indian Railways, along with the Eastern and Oriental Express service between Bangkok and Singapore, and several deluxe excursion trains in Japan. TransIndus are proud to serve as specialist agents for all of these incredible providers, along with a more recent discovery of ours, the Golden Eagle’s Persian Odyssey line between Moscow and Iran.
Evoking the romance and elegance of rail travel in bygone eras, our luxury trains holidays offer the most comfortable way to experience a country. Spacious private compartments mean you can expect a good night’s sleep with gourmet food served in elegant, beautifully designed restaurant cars. Some also boast bars, libraries and glass-domed observation decks and even spa facilities.
The most compelling reason for their popularity has to be that you get to stop at places of interest along your route, allowing you to visit all the sites the train passes through without ever packing or unpacking. With highly experienced guides and naturalist leading your excursions you are assured of seeing the best of the destination you have chosen.