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How to See India by Luxury Train?

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  • 27 Apr 2023
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India is a place of wonders and marvels. If you are planning to explore the divine ambiance of India in the lap of lavishness, luxury trains are one of the best options. These trains will also save you from the pestering traffic jams and harsh weather conditions as well as provide you maximum security throughout the whole journey. Indian railway operates a number of luxury trains catering to various tourist circuits throughout India. All these luxury trains will definitely give you a lifetime experience of the true royalty of India.

What are the top luxury trains in India?

Some famous luxurious trains in India are named as Palace on Wheels, Maharajas Express, The Golden Chariot, Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, and The Deccan Odyssey.

Here is the complete description of these trains:

1. Palace on Wheels

Palace on Wheels” is the first pan-country super luxury train of India. Started on January 26, India’s Republic Day, in 1982; this train service was refurbished in August 2009 with a pristine look and refined facilities that give you a complete royal feeling. It is considered as the best Royal Train in India and 4th best luxury train in the world.


Read More: Exploring Destinations of Palace on Wheels

The train comprises 14 salons which are named after different provinces of Rajasthan. It also has two Restaurant named as Maharani Restaurant and Maharaja Restaurant, with world class facilities like Spa, exotic bar, internet connectivity, Live TV, security and music.

  • Tour Cost: About 50 Thousand to 5 lakh / person
  • Tour Packages:

 - Palace on Wheels: 7 nights and 8 days
 - Destinations Covered: Delhi - Jaipur - Sawai Madhopur - Chittorgarh - Udaipur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi

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2. The Maharajas Express

The Maharajas Express luxury train is a joint venture between travel agency Cox and Kings and IRCTC. This train was first commercially started on 9th January 2010. It is the newest and costliest train in India, which is well-equipped with a plethora of royal facilities including bar and lounge, large dining, generator, direct dial phone, LCD TVs, individual temperature controls, the internet, and in-suite bathroom as well.


Read More: Explore Amber Fort through the journey of Maharajas’ Express: Heritage of India

  • Tour Cost: About 2.75 to 10 lakh / person
  • Tour Packages:
  1. The Heritage of India: 8 Days / 7 Nights

- Destinations Covered: Mumbai - Ajanta - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Bikaner - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Agra - Delhi

2. The Indian Panorama: 8 Days / 7 Nights

- Destinations Covered: Delhi - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Gwalior - Orchha - Khajuraho- Varanasi - Lucknow - Delhi

3. The Indian Splendor: 8 Days / 7 Nights

- Destinations Covered: Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Bikaner - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Balasinor - Mumbai

4. Treasures of India: 4 Days / 3 Nights

- Destinations Covered: Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Delhi

5. Gems of India: 4 Days / 3 Nights

- Destinations Covered: Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Delhi

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3. The Golden Chariot

The Golden Chariot luxury tourist train was started by the KSTDC in order to interconnect several tourist spots in the state of Goa and Karnataka. Commercially started on March 10, 2008; this luxury train was named after the famous “Stone Chariot” of Hampi.


Read More: Ultimate Quick Guide – Golden Chariot Train

This royal train has total 19 coaches which are colored in mesmerizing gold and purple color. It also boasts a lounge bar, two restaurants, gym, conference room, and spa facilities. This train lets you explore the exotic natural landscapes and captivating architectural designs of South India.

  • Tour Cost: About 25 to 50 Thousand / person
  • Tour Packages:

1.  Pride of the South: 7 Nights / 8 Days

- Destinations Covered: Bangalore - Kabini - Bandipur - Mysore - Hassan - Hospet - Badami - Goa - Bangalore

2. Splendor of the South: 7 Nights / 8 Days

-  Destinations Covered: Bangalore - Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Auroville - Pondicherry - Trichy - Tanjore - Madurai - Kanyakumari - Kovalam - Kerala - Cochin - Bangalore

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4. The Deccan Odyssey

The Deccan Odyssey luxury train is run by the joint venture of Indian Railway and Maharashtra MTDC. This five-star hotel-on-wheels covers Maharashtra and boost the tourism on the Konkan route. The train has a total of 21 lavish coaches which are well-equipped with restaurants and a sauna, a bar, business center, computers and WiFi connectivity. Enjoy the memorable experience of heritage sites of Maharashtra and exquisite beaches of Goa on the grandeur Deccan Odyssey.


Read More: Deccan Odyssey – Seven Destinations That Complete the Circuit

  • Tour Cost: About 3 to 8 lakh / person
  • Tour Packages:

1. Maharashtra Splendor: 7 Nights/ 8 Days

Destination Covered: Mumbai - Mumbai – Nashik - Ellora Caves - Ajanta Caves - Kolhapur - Goa - Ratnagiri – Mumbai

2. Indian Odyssey: 7 Nights/ 8 Days

Destination Covered: Delhi - Sawai Madhopur - Agra - Jaipur - Udaipur - Vadodara - Ellora Caves- Mumbai

3. Hidden Treasures of Gujarat7 Nights/ 8 Days

Destination Covered: Mumbai - Vadodara - Palitana - Sasan Gir - Somnath- Little Rann of Kutch - Modhera - Patan - Nashik

4. Indian Sojourn7 Nights/ 8 Days

Destination Covered: Mumbai - Vadodara - Udaipur - Jodhpur -  Agra - Sawai Madhopur - Jaipur - Delhi

5. Jewels of the Deccan: 7 Nights/ 8 Days

Destination Covered: Mumbai - Badami - Aihole - Pattadakal - Hampi - Bijapur - Hyderabad - Mumbai

6. Maharashtra Wild Trail7 Nights/ 8 Days

Destination Covered: Mumbai - Ellora Caves - Aurangabad - Pench -Tadoba - Ajanta - Nashik - Mumbai

Know more about the Deccan Odyssey

5. Royal Rajasthan on Wheels

The “Royal Rajasthan on Wheels” luxury tourist train is being run by RTDC. The royal train is well-equipped with various luxury facilities comprising grandeur restaurants, super deluxe rooms, splendor bar, fitness center, board room, saloons, spa, and enabled Wi-Fi. The train launched its opulent journey from January 2009. It will take you to the heritage Indian destinations of Agra and Rajasthan.

Read More: How to Book Tickets in Royal Rajasthan on Wheels?

  • Tour Cost: About 50 to 80 Thousand / person
  • Tour Packages:

Royal Rajasthan : 8 Days/ 7 Nights

Destinations Covered: Delhi - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Chittorgarh - Sawai Madhopur - Jaipur - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Agra - Delhi

NOTE: This train is currently not operated.

How to book luxury trains in India?

I’m sure after reading the lavishness and facilities of these luxurious trains aka heaven-of-wheel, you’d like to know the procedure of booking tickets. You can book the ticket in these trains with just some clicks of your computer mouse.

So, what are you waiting for! Enjoy splendid beauty of “Golden Bird” India with these trains. Just do the booking and relax, let these ‘heavens-on-wheels’ take you to a whole new acme of tourism in India. I’m sure, these beautiful memories will always remain etched in your heart.

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