Anyone booking flights to India should consider embarking on a rail journey through the northern part of the country, one travel journalist has commented.

People jetting off on flights to India this year should think about booking a place on the Maharaja Deccan Odyssey, one travel journalist has advised.

Writing for the Daily Telegraph, Charlotte Cory explained that travelling by rail through the northern part of the country is “like an overland cruise”.

She noted that the route from Bombay to Delhi provides the perfect opportunity for anyone on their first trip to India to discover the country.

Among the stops along the way was a trip into the Ranthambore Jungle to look for tigers, an excursion to see Jaipur from the backs of elephants and a visit to the Taj Mahal.

Ms Cory described the journey as “a dazzling whirlwind tour of some of north India’s greatest attractions”, but added that the fast-paced nature of the trip left her exhausted by the end of the week.

The train itself boasts two restaurants, a bar, a gym and a spa which offers a range of treatments, including Ayurvedic massages.

Written by Nicholas Scott

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