India is fast moving on the path of development. Not just the private sector but also the government owned entities are progressing. One such entity is the Indian Railways. Check out the Royal Rides by Indian Railways which promises a wonderful experience for all.
Anyone who has traveled with Indian Railways will surely vouch for one fact. Trains travels give you the exposure to being around real Indians. The thing with Railways is that, the more the stops, more diversity in Indian lifestyle you get to witness. Therefore, even though train travels are not always very pleasant they show you different colors of life.
Just so that the travelers get to experience more fun on their journey, Royal Rides by Indian Railways have been designed. These trains cover different routes in India. Each train is unique in its own way and has a different experience in store. In this post, take a look at the Royal Rides by Indian Railways.
Royal Rides by Indian Railways
The Desert Queen
The Desert Queen is one of the best Royal Rides by Indian Railways. It runs between Jodhpur and Jaisalmer. In spite of being priced more than the normal rides of Indian Railways, the train does not fail to attract lovers of luxury.
The Desert Queen offers a desert safari of the blue city of India, Jaisalmer. The train will take you through the famous destinations while being surrounded by the golden time round the clock.
The Maharaja Express
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The Maharaja Express runs on the route of Mumbai to Delhi. The train is quite expensive but the experience is unmatched. The train comes with facilities like Large dining bar, LCD TV’s, direct dial phones, internet, lounge, temperature control facilities, suite bathroom. In addition to this the train has large windows perfect for sight seeing.
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The Himalayan Queen
The Himalayan Queen is a little different from the above two trains. It is a rather rare experience. To ride the Himalayan Express one has to travel the route of Kalka to Shimla. The train is a toy train the passes through the beauty of nature. On your way you will pass through flowing rivulets, colorful meadows and jungles. The ride is sure to fascinate each and every one in some way or other.
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
This one is another of trains on the Himalayan side. This train runs between the Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling tracks. The train will take you through the famous tea hills of Darjeeling. The scene is straight out of some Bollywood movie.
This train runs on the Mumbai- Madgaon route. A ride by this train will tak eyou through the beautiful Sahyadri Hills. In addition to this, you can witness the Arabain Sea on the other side of Sahyadri. The whole area is blessed by nature. There are plenty of rice fields and coconut tress that one will come across this region. Inspite of all this, the area is not yet very popular. So, one can also expect a calm tour on this route.
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The train runs between Kanyakumari and Trivandrum. It is advisable that when on this train do not even think of your books or phones. This is because the beautiful view around is sure to have you captivated. The whole journey is of two hours.
The Golden Chariot
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The Golden Chariot runs on the Bengaluru Goa route. It wouldn’t be wrong to call this train the pride of Karnataka. This train is named after the famous stone chariot of Hampi. It has a total of 19 coaches. It has all the amenities that one could possibly need ranging from spa, gym, conference room, bar and many restaurants.
The Palace on Wheels
The Palace on Wheels is the famous Rajasthan tour train. The train is quite popular than the other trains on this list. The train has set high standards when one comes to talk about the of Royal Rides by Indian Railways.
Indian Railways has a common ticketing portal for all trains under them. To book your tickets visit here.
Take a look at other destinations in India where you can visit.
Travel Documentaries To Quench Your Wanderlust
1. Street Food
This new netflix series from the creators of Chef’s Table will explore a different region each season. They start off on the streets of Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, and more. You can see the carts, stalls, and markets that folks visit on the go, in the middle of the night, or even every day. Unlike other food shows, Street Food spends each episode highlight the intense personal connection between the meals and the people who make them.
2. The Dawn Wall
El Capitan in Yosemite is one of the most famous climbing destinations and the Dawn Wall, so named because it is the first thing in the valley to be illuminated in the morning, had never been free-climbed (the act of using equipment only to protect from falls, not to assist in climbing) until Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgensen took it on. The documentary explains the years of training and each climber’s motivation for attempting the world-record climb.
3. Around The World In 80 Days
Around the World in 80 Days is a 7 part BBC travel series written and presented by comedian Michael Palin. It is based on the famous adventure novel by Jules Verne with the same name. Similar to the novel, Palin accepts the challenge to circumnavigate the globe in 80 days and closely follows the road and sea route, as taken by the protagonist in the novel. He takes you across Europe, Africa, Asia and North America through nearly every possible means of transport.
Baraka, also known as among some of the best travel documentaries ever is a non-narrative documentary is a kaleidoscopic retreat into the different hymns of nature and its impact on various cultures. From the cacophonic chants of hundreds of monks huddled together for a cosmic yajna to the frenzied thumping of the whole village, the documentary highlights the phenomena of nature and how it forms the core of various cultures.
7. K2- Siren of the Himalayas
K2: Siren of the Himalayas is a multilingual travel documentary that shows you the dangerous world of high altitude mountaineering and follows a group of mountaineering experts as they venture on an epic journey. You get introduced to deathly cliffs, braving hideous climates and beautiful snow-covered mountains.
6. Jiro Dreams Of Sushi
This great documentary is about Jiro Ono, an 85-year-old world-renowned sushi master with a tiny restaurant located in a Tokyo subway station, who is one day awarded three Michelin stars. Throughout the documentary, you will see the pursuit of perfection of sushi and get a great glimpse into Japanese culture. This opens a world driven by passion and bliss. Any wanderlust out there must watch this.
7. Everyday Is Like a Saturday
Every day is like a Saturday when you are on a long trip around the world. Solo traveling is not only about meandering through unknown lanes of a forbidden place. But it is also a great way to delve deep inside one’s own existence. The story brings out the chronicles of trekkers on four different continents. The documentary also includes interviews from other backpackers and highlights how the road can form unbreakable bonds.
These documentaries surely will quench the wanderlust within you. Related content- Top Underrated Places One Must Visit
Disappearing Languages: Travelling With Your Ears Open
Disappearing Languages all around the world is an issue often overlooked. We notice and capture everything exotic and fresh while travelling, but end up travelling deaf. There are more than 6000 languages in the world right now. However, a language dies every two weeks. Along with the last speaker, goes an entire system to express emotions, medicinal practices, conservation practices and culture.
Moreover, Helping preserve an indigenous or dying language is a dimension of Ethical Travelling.
CONNECT WITH THE LAND
While preparing your itinerary, search for areas that are hotspots for linguistic diversity. When Travelling, connect with the guide and gain information about the local languages. It is even better if you can find someone to help translate/transliterate those languages. Make it a must to visit those areas.
DON’T LIMIT SMART TRAVEL TO YOURSELF
Apps and Websites like Talking Dictionaries and Wikitongues allow you to contribute to an online collection of languages from all around the world. It is not necessary for you to be a linguist to outrun the silence. It is common among students to opt for Language Tourism that requires a longer stay at respective destinations. Simply learning how to document a threatened language in a nearby area, can save a community from ‘cultural devastation’.
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU HAVE LESS TIME FOR DOCUMENTATION
Record Oral Histories
Oral Histories can help you record languages at the peak of their functionality. While interviewing the person, keep the questions open-ended and very broad. This allows a free flow of thought and words. The reminiscent and emotional content is of extreme value. Record them talking in the Past, Present and Future Tense and among themselves.
Be mindful about
- Clean Audio, no noise in the background
- The phone should be in a horizontal direction. This allows sharing ease on various online platforms.
Record Them Singing
Music is a very good way to inform the world about the existence of a language. Record the speakers of the language to sing a song in their language. Posting it online is imperative for creating awareness and generating action.
Connect with the locals, teaching them how to create a language database themselves using Talking Dictionaries can help preserve the language for posterity. It is time to spend less on memoirs(travel like a minimalist), and more on preservation.
Preserving Disappearing Languages at home
Learn One Online
Explore resources online for languages that are not commercially but culturally important. Websites and apps like WikiTongues, The Rosetta Project, Matador Network, Ojibwe, Enduring Voices and Ethnologue can help you do so.
Create Content in Endangered Languages
Be as creative with your content as possible, they can even be memes!
Merci? Danke? … Niawen’kó:wa! (Mohawk)
Him Or Her: Choosing Your Travel Partner
THE ULTIMATE QUEST: CHOOSING THE RIGHT TRAVEL PARTNER
Each journey that you are a part of today will be a part of you tomorrow. Making a trip is like making a memory album; you will relive it every time you see it. While it is imperative to plan a trip way ahead of time, it is equally important to choose the right travel partner.
Planning essentials, shopping for the trip, packing right, travelling, clicking pictures, eating around, squirming about, meeting the locals or staying in hotels, it is all a part of the package deal. Then if you finally decide to travel with someone, how can you risk making a choice that you might regret today, and for all the years to come.
A few things you could keep in mind while choosing your travel partner are:
1.Make Sure Your Personalities Match
if you’re both introverts or both extroverts, there is a greater possibility of making the most of your trip. While introverts would like to go to quieter places, stay in at night or just roam around quietly, an extrovert partner might want to hop out and look for places to party or mingle with the locals or other tourists at the place. It does sound incredibly wonderful that an introvert could bring an extrovert closer to nature and the extrovert might be a breath of fresh air to the introvert, but it really isn’t so. On a trip, you want to be your own self and relax, which cannot happen if you are with a clashing personality.
2.Your Travel Adventure Might be Their Crazy
You would naturally wish to venture out of your monotonous habits and do some adventurous things on your trip. But it is important that what you see as adventurous is not crazy for your partner. If you are someone who likes to be high on adrenaline, choose a partner who feels likewise. After all, you don’t want to be sky diving alone while your partner eats ice cream while holding your bag.
3.Talk the Money Talks
While you might be someone who likes to keep a tight hand on your pocket, your partner could be someone who likes to splurge their heart out. So, discuss the money matters in advance. You don’t want to be eating at the café while your partner is gorging at the lavish restaurant.
4.Spending the Travel Time
If it’s a long journey, you don’t want to end up getting bored. The journey usually sets the tone or the trip. See how you like to spend that time and choose your partner accordingly. You don’t want a chatterbox with you while you are looking forward to reading Murakami or Rushdie.
5.The Social Factor
If your partner is constantly on social media and you are not big on that, there might be a possible clash and bitterness. For them this could be an opportunity to click more pictures and for you that could just be a hindrance to your enjoyment. So make sure you’re either on the same page or at least at a mutual consensus about your on-trip social media indulgence.
6.Morning Person/ Night Person
Ours is a generation where our sleeping patterns are more than just flawed. While some people still operate at the regular hours; sleeping at night and working the day, there are people who do the opposite. If you cannot wake up before the sun is already overhead, you don’t want to end up travelling with someone who gets up when the sun does. This will upset your sleep pattern and might leave you frustrated through the trip. Either choose a partner whose routine syncs with yours or modify yours before you leave for the trip.
There is no Bible for how or whom to travel with, but choosing a good partner can always make your trip worthwhile.
To combat your quarantine blues, here are a few travel movies you could watch: https://littleletterslinked.com/best-travel-movies-for-you-to-binge-watch/
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