Luxury Train Journeys in India

Luke Kenny decides to take in some of the most famous sites in his beloved country of India. However, to avoid any possibility of an arduous journey, Luke takes a succession of luxury trains to smooth his passage. Beginning with a tour of Southern India aboard The Pride of the South, Luke travels through Karnataka and onto Goa. Next the Golden Chariot whisks him through Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Not tiring of the constant pampering, Luke bravely boards the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels for another punishing round of top class cuisine and soothing massages as the beautiful countryside and stupendous monuments of Rajasthan speed past. Throughout his travels Luke visits both the well known sites, such as the Taj Mahal, and the lesser known architectural wonders of India. For his last journey, Luke samples life aboard the Maharajas' Express, a relatively new luxury train operator and possibly the most exclusive yet. Will Luke have had his fill of luxuriousness at the end of his journey? Don't bet on it.


No. of Episodes: 5


1  Pride of the South

Luke Kenny takes a ride aboard The Pride of the South, a luxury train that takes a fascinating railway journey to historical ruins in Southern India. The seven day voyage travels through the southern state of Karnataka visiting rich historical sites such as Hampi. Luke continues his journey ending up in Goa where he takes in the fantastic beaches.
Duration: 60'


2  Splendor of South

Luke Kenny takes The Southern Splendour for a luxurious train journey through the history and culture of the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The train travels through Trichy, Thanjavur, Madurai, Kanya Kumari and Alleppy before ending in Cochin.
Duration: 60'


3  Royal Rajasthan on Wheels

Luke Kenny climbs aboard the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels for a luxurious seven day train odyssey taking in the beautiful countryside and stupendous monuments of Rajasthan. Also on the itinerary are the erotic temples of Khajuraho, the serene spirituality of Varanasi and the magnificence of the Taj Mahal.
Duration: 60'


4  The Indian Maharaja

Luke Kenny travels on a luxury train that begins in Mumbai, passes through Maharashtra and Rajasthan before ending in Delhi. Amongst Luke's highlights include visits to Aurgangabad, the ancient caves of Ajanta and Ellora, the wilds of Ranthambore National Park and the royal city of Jaipur. In between the destinations, Luke highlights life aboard a luxury train journey in India has to offer.
Duration: 60'


5  Maharaja's Express

Luke Kenny settles back for a journey to remember aboard the Maharajas' Express. This latest luxury train has been operating since January 2010 and is one of the most exclusive, and expensive, in the whole Indian sub-continent. Luke decides to sample the Princely India tour which has been devised to cover all the major cities in Rajasthan as well as introduce new royal destinations such as Vadodara in Gujarat.
Duration: 60'


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