Sunday, December 07, 2008

Visit the Grand Canyon by rail

"Riding the rails: Train travel becoming popular again" by GLORIA WILLIS, © THE COLORADOAN, DECEMBER 7, 2008. (News Article)

"... It was the train that gave rise to the relatively modern concept of vacations. ... the Grand Canyon Railway was reborn in 1989 ... The train was the lifeline to Arizona's Grand Canyon National Park in the early 20th century. It was the railroad, along with the Fred Harvey Company, that commissioned and built most of the historic structures that still exist today along the canyon's South Rim. In 1901, a handful of Grand Canyon village residents watched the first train roll to a stop at the rim, and the train became the lifeline to Grand Canyon National Park. Instead of a day or two of bouncing around in a stagecoach, a person could ride to the canyon in the relative comfort of the train in three hours. ... " [More]

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Subject: Luxury Train Trips in India

... We are recommanded two luxury as well as heritage trains of India to include in your list .

Trains information given here:-

Royal Rajasthan on wheels

Royal Rajasthan on wheels is a fantastic luxury train which is modeled after the famous Palace on Wheels. The stellar success of Palace on Wheels prompted the Rajasthan tourism and Government of India to launch another luxury train on similar lines. It is a well-known fact that Indian royalty was obsessed with luxury trains. And Royal Rajasthan on wheels takes its inspiration from the former royals. The moment you would get on the train, you feel overwhelmed by the exquisite luxury and royal ambience. Amidst royal extravaganza, you go on a trip which would let you explore the regal heritage of Rajasthan.

Palace on Wheels

The Palace on Wheels train was inaugurated in 1982 and ever since it has remained the most popular luxury train in India. The train is usually sold out one year in advance. If you want to embark abroad the train you would have start one year in advance. The train has bagged numerous international awards for its exceptional luxury and hospitality. No doubt, it is counted amongst the best luxury trains in the world. Traveling abroad is like being transported back to the times of the royals and feeling the regal opulence with restrained awe. It would traverse through the different cities of Rajasthan during night and you will have days to savor the regal grandeur. ...

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