Comfort and luxury are the first two prerequisites for traveling. Who wouldn’t like to be comforted with fine dine multi-cuisines in a five star ambience with vintage suites and enjoy a camaraderie? Doesn’t all this sound like a dream? From witnessing the coastal links of Ireland, to exploring the deserts of Rajasthan or spotting wildlife on safari drives in Swaziland, these luxury trains across the world are much more comforting and worthwhile than you can imagine. Here are six new luxury trains that will change your experience of traveling by rail?
Shongololo Express, Southern Africa
This train with a seating capacity of just 19 passengers is a luxury locomotive travel on the African continents, which consists of sports and dining departments on train. This 15-day safari train passes through Pretoria and Cape Town (South Africa), between Pretoria and Swakopmund (Namibia), and Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe).
Belmond Andean Explorer, Peru
The train travels through Peruvian Andes, which is the highest-altitude rail line in the world. Journey of this luxury train starts from the month of May with a 48-passenger trip connecting the ancient Incan-turned-Spanish colonial capital of Cusco to the waters and islands of Lake Titicaca onwards to the volcanic-rock city centre of Arequipa.
Belmond Grand Hibernian, Ireland
This Peruvian 40-passenger train is a perfect blend of Dublins Georgian architecture. Trips on this luxury train range from two-to-six days, exploring The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, including stops at Jamesons whiskey distillery, Blarney Castle and Gardens, and Belfasts Titanic museum.
Suite Shiki-Shima, Japan
Yet to be launched, this 34-passenger luxury train is designed by Ken Kiyoyuki Okuyama, who’s worked for Porsche, Ferrari, and Maserati. The train tours from Japans northeast for one, two and three nights. It trips around Tokyo where the regional kaiseki cuisine is served.
Twilight Express Mizukaze, Japan
This 30-passenger train rails through southwestern Japan. The two-day trip starts and ends at Kyoto, Osaka. The train passes through cultural and religious tourist destinations as well as natural wonders of Japan, which include old teahouse, a private art museum, the white-sand and turquoise water Orri Coast of the Sea of Japan.
The Jodhpur Express, Rajasthan
Jaipurs Mughal-style luxury train with an Italian-accented restaurant and boîte Bar Palladio travels from the Rajasthani desert of Jaipur to Jodhpur. The three-day trip generally coincides with Diwali and is filled with music, multi-course meals, (with candle light dinners of course!) and fireworks.
Doesn’t this give a royal feeling already? Trust me, this is the best buck spent ever!
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RMBRCN celebrates Charter Presentation & Installation, Rina Sinha becomes Charter President
The Rotary Means Business chapter of Rotary Club Of Nagpur (RMBRCN) celebrated their Charter Presentation and Installation of Board on September 17, 2023 in a crisp official ceremony at Hotel Centre Point, Nagpur.
Rotary Means Business encourages Rotarians to support the success of their fellow Rotarians by doing business with them and by referring others to them.
Charter President Past President Rtn Rina Sinha presided over the ceremony. Renowned entrepreneur and Rotarian Aspi Bapuna, Chairman of Bapuna Group, was the Chief Guest and Rtn Namita Sharma, President of RCN, was the Guest of Honour.
The Board of Directors of RMBRCN include Rtn Navneet Jain, Vice President, Rtn Mohammed Master, Honorary Secretary, Rtn Sanjay Aggarwal Treasurer, Rtn Rakhi Bhatia Director Chapter Service, Rtn Rahul Shrivastava, Director Vocational Service, Dr Ruchi Choudhry, Director Membership Development, Ranjana Duseja, Director Attendance.
Past Rotary District Governor (PDG) Shabbir Shakir, Past Presidents- Bharat Goenka , Khushnoor Chugh, Sanjiv Chugh, Akhtar Parvez, Tejinder Singh Rawal, Alok Goenka, Jerestine Watchmaker, Sandeep Dhodapkar, Sanjay Arora, President RMB Nagpur, and Behram Patel and Amitabh Sinha were present.
President Rina Sinha informed that within a short period of its formation already 48 members representing various businesses have joined the chapter and the numbers are increasing . The Chapter has already crossed 5 crores of business amongst their members and RMB will further strengthen Rotary in membership growth and retention .
Chief Guest Rtn Aspi Bapuna lauded the chapter’s success and reiterated that its comfortable and safe to do business among fellow rotarians as all follow the Four Way Test of Rotary. Jerestine introduced President Rina. Aspi Bapuna presented the charter and installed President Rina Sinha . Rtn Namita congratulated the RMB chapter and informed that this is the new initiative at RCN.The Board was installed by Rina Sinha and all members were installed by the Past Presidents. An exclusive digital Monthly Magazine ‘Growth Engine’ was launched by Editor Niharika Chugh Vali.
Navneet Jain and Rahul Choudhry conducted the referral and thank you session where enthusiastic members informed about their successful business details. Nishchay Sinha launched the social media and MYRMB app which connects members to other chapters digitally, Treasurer Sanjay Agarwal gave treasurers report, Rtn Rakhi Bhatia managed the event. Rtn Parag Datey and Niharika were the Masters of Ceremony (MOCs). Secretary Mohammed Master proposed the formal Vote of Thanks .
Nitin Gadkari inaugurates double-decker electric bus availed for senior citizens in Nagpur
Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, on Saturday, inaugurated the double-decker electric bus designed for senior citizens in Nagpur. The initiative has been undertaken in association with Ashok Leyland’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Committee and Jyeshtha Nagarik Pratishthan.
Executive President of Jyeshtha Nagarik Pratishthan Datta Meghe, Vice Chairman of Ashok Leyland Limited Yash Sachar, CEO of Switch Mobility Mahesh Babu, and other dignitaries were present during the inauguration.
“I am very thankful to Ashok Leyland’s electric vehicle arm ‘Switch Mobility’ for donating an electric bus for our senior citizens. The bus can hold a capacity of 65 people and will benefit a lot to disabled and senior citizens,” Gadkari said.
“We already have a green Electra bus available to us for the past five to six years. Krishna Reddy has taken the responsibility of repairing and providing air-conditioning to the bus, moreover, he is providing us with one additional bus. A Tata Motor bus will be arriving this month as well, giving us a total of four buses to operate. This will solve the issue of waiting list due to the lack of buses for senior citizens in the city.” he added.
With the help of these buses, senior citizens can avail the benefit of free trips to religious places like Ambhora, Adasa, Shegaon, Mahur, Dhapewada, and Kalamb.
Nagpur: Married man accused of girlfriend’s rape commits suicide on Facebook live
A 38-year-old married man named Manish alias Raj Yadav, on Sunday, committed suicide during a Facebook live-stream after allegedly being accused of rape by his girlfriend and her family in Nagpur.
During the live stream, Manish, who was married and a father to three children, stated that his 19-year-old girlfriend, Kajal, along with her family members demanded a sum of five lakh rupees and threatened to press charges of rape if he failed to do so.
On September 6, the situation became grave as the woman’s family accused him of eloping after Kajal went missing from her residence.
The deceased refused the claims of having any sexual relationship with the woman and identified her, her family, and a photo studio operator responsible for his condition. He, then, jumped into the river.
After the live video surfaced online, Kalamna Police launched a search operation and recovered the deceased’s body from the river. Four people have been detained in the case for questioning. Further investigation is underway.