Connecting With God, the Luxurious Way

January 6, 2011

Author: Diksha Sahni

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Connecting with God just took a fancy spin: A new train just joined a luxury fleet with the aim of taking pilgrims on a tour of the “panj takhts” or “five thrones”—the most sacred sites in the Sikh religion.

Spa, lounge, library, exquisite restaurants, five-star accommodation, live entertainment and a butler service —all this for nine days of Sikh spiritual discovery. The travel package, branded “A Spiritual Journey,” was launched in late December and is sponsored by the tourism board of state of Punjab, where roughly 60% of population belongs to the Sikh faith.