Diwali aka The Festival of Lights

Pronounced: Dee-pa-wali (aka Necklace of lamps)

Festivals are sources for bringing joy and cheer in our lives through celebrations. Diwali aka the Festival of Lights is celebrated to honor Lord Rama-chandra, the seventh avatar (incarnation of the god Vishnu). It is believed that on this day Rama returned to his kingdom after 14 years of exile during which he fought and won a battle against the demons and the demon king, Ravana.

Diwali is celebrated during the month of October / November every year. It is celebrated exactly after 20th day of the Dusshera festival.

All the hindus celebrate Diwali festival all over the India with great pomp and show. Thousands of earthen lamps & candles are lit in every locality of every city throughout in India which making it call the festival of Lights.

Lots of foreigners come to visit India specially to celebrate Diwali. During Diwali time people wear new clothes and perform Puja aka worship of goddess of wealth “Laxmi ji” and seek her blessings for growth and prosperity. During Diwali day people distribute sweets to each other along with fire crackers to poor peoples also so that every body can celebrate Diwali. During Diwali time all the business families change their ledger to new one with wish to attain more growth and prosperity to business.

Bajaj Indian Home stay, New Delhi https://www.bajajindianhomestay.com/ (a boutique 3*+ hotel unique concept, located in the Main Marketing Hub Karol Bagh of Delhi) is famous for promoting and celebrating Green Diwali with line of lamps all over the homestay with their foreign guests. Many of them are from overseas who immensely enjoy the hospitality of Bajaj Indian Home stay during the Diwali festival. All the staff directors and guests of Bajaj Indian Home stay lit an array of lamps and pray to goddess of wealth to provide the blessings on this pious occasion. All guests also join in these celebrations and prayers and simultaneously learn about Indian Traditions, Customs, Ethos, Values and Family bondings. Later sweets are distributed in the joyful atmosphere followed by unitedly celebrating “Green Diwali” with Diyas and Candles.

Small prayer of Diwali is mentioned below:
  • Om Jai Lakshmi
  • Goddess born from the struggle between good and evil
  • Guide us toward the light.
  • Om Jai Lakshmi.
  • Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti.

These days many people pledge to celebrate Diwali in eco-friendly way i.e. without burning the crackers to avoid polluting our air thus by celebrating & decorating the house with candles and small earthen lamps “diyas”. A message at this festival is that we must make a pledge at this joyful moment to save our environment.

Happy Diwali to All lets Celebrate this festival of Lights with Joy!

New UDAY Express train to be rolled out soon! Aiming to provide better travel comfort to business travellers, Indian Railways is all set to roll out a new UDAY Express or the Utkrisht Double-Decker Air-conditioned Yatri Express train in February. The new all air-conditioned double-decker chair car train is being manufactured by Rail Coach Factory (RCF) Kapurthala. “The work on shells of the double-decker train is underway, some coaches are already being painted and the furnishing work will start soon,” an RCF official told Financial Express Online. “We are hoping to get the new UDAY Express train ready by February,” the official added.

Go back to the era of royalty by travelling in luxury trains operated by Indian Railways. The luxury train tours in India enable tourists to explore the significant historical and cultural heritage sites of the vast country in style befitting the royalty which ruled India before independence. The luxury trains in India are characterised by the majestic decor, gourmet cuisine and a plethora of modern amenities.

Top luxury trains

Palace on Wheels- Palace on Wheels is the pioneer of luxury trains in India. Started in 1982, Palace on Wheels boasts of interiors lavishly decorated to resembles palaces of erstwhile Maharajas of Rajasthan, bars, spa, lounge and a host of amenities found in five-star hotels. The train starts from Delhi and covers Jaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bharatpur, and Agra.

Golden Chariot- KSTDC operates golden Chariot. The train has 19 coaches and consists of two restaurants, gym, lounge bar, spa and conference room apart from the great cabins for accommodation. Golden Chariot tours have been divided into two categories. Pride of South tour starts from Bangalore and covers, Mysore, Hampi, Belur, Kabini, Badami and Goa. Southern Splendour tour also starts from Bangalore and covers Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Thanjavur, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram, Alleppey and Kochi.

Maharajas Express- Maharajas Express, started in 2010, is the newest luxury train in India. The Maharajas Express is characterised by gourmet dining, well-stocked bar, internet facility, lavish suites, individual temperature control, LCD TVs and a host of other amenities. The train offers five different tours covering places such as Delhi, Agra, Khajuraho, Ajanta, Mumbai, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Bikaner, Orchha, Gwalior, Varanasi and Lucknow.

Deccan Odyssey– Deccan Odyssey is run Maharashtra MTDC and Indian Railways jointly. This luxury train consists of restaurants, bar, business centre, sauna, lounges and spa. The palatial interiors and five-star amenities make it a famous luxury train. The train covers various locations along the Konkan coast such as Goa, Sindhudurg, Nasik, Ajanta and Ellora Caves, Ratnagiri, Aurangabad, Pune, etc.

Cost of the tours

The Indian luxury train tours are, but the rates are worth the luxury afforded by the trains. The starting fares of the luxury trains have been listed here.

Palace on Wheels- Over Rs 200,000 for Indian nationals and $3500 for foreign tourists.

Golden Chariot- Over Rs 300,000 for Indian nationals and $8000-9000 for foreign tourists.

Maharajas Express- Between Rs 2,50,000 and 4,50,000 depending upon the itinerary.

Deccan Odyssey- More than Rs 3,50,00 for Indian nationals and $5810 for foreign tourists.


Indian Railways have undergone a huge reformation since 1832 when the first passenger train ran from Red Hills to Chintadripet Bridge in Madras. Even today the Indian Railways did not stop to amaze us, as we have several Luxury Tourist Trains in India. These trains are more than a mean of transport as they give a travel filled with royalty

One can’t afford to miss from stepping into this another world of Luxury Train Journeys. It takes a person into the days of the medieval period of Indian Rulers; a paradise. One can discover the various scenic beauty of India while on board.  In the personal cabin, the guest can relax in the arms of the comfort travelling. While relaxing, in their cabin one can view epic beauty that is mesmerizing their eyes. This might take them to connect with the incredibility of incredible India.

The Luxury Trains in India namely the Maharaja express, Deccan Odyssey, Palace on Wheels, the Golden Chariot and lot more can make one’s journey fascinating. India has a vast Heritage culture and each train adds a new experience to one’s journey. One can be assured that travelling receive provides outstanding customer service.

Luxury train Tour India can give you a royal treatment on board. If one has a thirst for experiencing a royalty and one’s interest is also to travel back in time then to satisfy one’s expectation one should take this journey. The elite travel would take care of the need of the tourist who wants to explore the heritage of India in the arms of luxury. The grandeur of this train will leave the guest completely mesmerized. By walking into the majestic ambiance, in the presence of proper security, lavish décor and mind blogging interiors one can feel him/her as a part of Indian royal heritage.

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