The 5 Most Luxurious Trains in India

The best way to enjoy and explore the Indian cities, coastal towns,villages and regional areas in comfort way, is only through train of India. Indian railway has some of the most spectacular and unforgettable rail journeys with the 4th largest railway network in the world. Indian railway also operates a number of luxury trains which cater to various tourist circuits throughout India.

The luxurious trains are named as Fairy Queen, Heritage on Wheels,The Indian Maharaja and Splendor of South. These trains will give you a life time experience of true Indian royalty. Read this Article in Hindi – भारत की 5 सबसे शानदार ट्रेनें 

Palace On Wheels

The India’s first pan-country super luxury train “Palace On Wheels” was started on January 26, India’s Republic Day, in 1982 then train service was refurbished and relaunched in August 2009 with a new looks and more luxury facilities. Palace On Wheels is the best Royal Indian Train and world’s 4th best luxury train.

The cruise train has 14 salons named after provinces of Rajasthan, two Restaurant named as  Maharaja Restaurant and Maharani Restaurant, with other world class facilities like exotic bar, Spa, Live TV, internet connectivity, music and security. Heritage on Wheels another luxury train run by RTDC to explore the vibrant and exotic attraction of royal state, Rajasthan.

Tour: 50 Thousand to 5 lakh per person per Journey
Palace on Wheels: 8 Days To 13 Days
Destinations Covered: Delhi-Jaipur- Udaipur- Swai Madhopur- Chittorgarh- Jaisalmer- Jodhpur- Bharatpur- Agra-Delhi.

The Maharajas Express

The Maharajas Express is a joint venture of IRCTC and travel agency Cox and Kings India, first commercial run was on January 9th, 2010. It is the newest and most costly luxury train in India, equipped with world class facilities including large dining, bar, lounge, generator, LCD TVs, direct dial phone, internet, individual temperature controls and in suite bathroom as well.

The Royal Sojourn offer royal experience to explore illuminating destinations in India with a new 8-day/7-night journey from from Mumbai to Delhi.

Tour: 2.75 to 10 lakh per person per Journey
Princely India: 8 Days / 7 Nights –
Destinations Covered: Mumbai – Vadodara – Udaipur – Jodhpur – Bikaner – Jaipur – Ranthambore – Agra – Delhi

Royal India: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Destinations Covered: Delhi – Agra – Ranthambore – Jaipur – Bikaner – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Vadodara – Mumbai

Classical India: 7 Days / 6 Nights
Destinations Covered: Delhi – Agra – Gwalior – Khajuraho – Bandhavgarh – Varanasi – Lucknow – Delhi

Royal Sojourn: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Destinations Covered: Delhi – Jaipur – Kota – Ranthambore – Agra – Delhi

The Golden Chariot

A luxury tourist train started by the KSTDC to connect most popular tourist spots in the state of Karnataka and Goa. The royal itinerary has 19 coaches colored purple and gold with two restaurants, a lounge bar, conference room, gym and spa facilities. The ultimate luxury train was named after the renowned ‘Stone Chariot’ of Hampi and commercial run on March 10, 2008.

Explore the fascinating architectural designs and exotic natural landscapes of south India with the Golden Chariot and experience the Royal Indian Luxury train.

Tour: 25 to 50 Thousand per person per Journey
Pride of the South: 7 Nights / 8 Days
Destinations Covered: Bangalore – Mysore – Hampi – Belur – Kabini – Badami – Goa – Bangalore

Southern Splender: 7 Nights / 8 Days
Destinations Covered: Bangalore – Chennai – Mamallapuram – Pondicherry – Tiruchirapalli – Thanjavur – Madurai – Thiruvananthapuram – Poovar – Kochi – Kerala Backwaters

Royal Rajasthan on Wheels

The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is luxury tourist train running by RTDC. The royal carriage of Rajasthan is equipped with facilities like super deluxe rooms, Restaurants, bar, board room, fitness center, spa, saloons and enabled Wi-Fi. Royal Rajasthan luxury train launched its royal journey from January, 2009 and take you to the heritage destinations of Rajasthan and Agra.

Tour: 50 to 80 Thousand per person per Journey
Royal Rajasthan : 8 Days/ 7 Nights
Destinations Covered: New Delhi- Jodhpur- Udaipur- Chittorgarh- Sawai Madhopur- Jaipur- Khajuraho- Varanasi- Agra- New Delhi.

The Deccan Odyssey

The Deccan Odyssey is a special luxury train run by venture of Maharashtra MTDC and Indian railway. The 5-star hotel on wheels covers the heritage site of Maharashtra and boost the tourism on the Konkan route. The new express luxury train of India has total of 21 luxury coaches equipped with restaurants and a bar, a sauna, business center, Computers and internet connectivity.

There is another blue train called The Indian Maharaja – Deccan Odyssey runs from Mumbai to New Delhi is considered as the best luxury trains in the world. Enjoy once in a life time experience of heritage sites of Maharashtra and beautiful beaches in Goa on the magnificent Deccan Odyssey.

Tour: 3 to 8 lakh  per person per Journey
Silver to Platinum Class: 7 Nights/8 Days
Destination Coverd: Mumbai-Ajanta & Ellora Caves-Udaipur Lake City-Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve-Pink city of Jaipur – Taj Mahal at agra -Delhi

Tour: 40 to 50 Thousand per person per Journey
Heritage of Maharashtra: 7 Nights/8 Days
Destinations Covered: Mumbai-Sindhudurg-Goa-Kolhapur-Daulatabad-Chandrapur-Ajanta Caves-Nashik-Mumbai

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Tejas
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Tejas

I liked this post very much..
Its Royal… post.

Tejas.

Raja
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I wish i would experience this once in life time.

polly
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polly

How does golden chariot goes to”””””Chennai – Mamallapuram “”‘

Shrutarshi
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Shrutarshi

It,s simply AMAZING!!!

George Varghese
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It is priced too high even for a middle class household. That should have been their target. Exclusivity doesn’t really work for a train that much when you can do it by road or on foot. Works for ships, not trains.
But an interesting post since I wasn’t aware of these.

sujet kumar
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sujet kumar

I’m proud to be an Indian because these trains are of world class.

Preety Agarwal
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gives a touch of indian royality

manish rana
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manish rana

what is the maximum speed limits of these five luxurious train in india

Pankaj Rawat
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Pankaj Rawat

Yes!Palace on Wheel ! Amazing train of India absolutely right Palace on the wheels……..

Mukt
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Mukt

Good going..WalkThroughIndia

Birju Vinakoti
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Birju Vinakoti

hi Adim
may i know more about “The Golden Chariot”

seriously??
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seriously??

these trains are pretty expensive.
i wish the normal trains were safer and cleaner. even the AC1 class in the normal trains is not very impressive (by foreign standards, sorry).
like… these trains in the post are almost too good, while the AC1 class in normal trains is not good enough.
lol! 🙂

Olivia Canedi
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Olivia Canedi

Maharaja Express is too much expensive, are there any discount. I would like to travel in Maharaja Express.

Sunil Shetty
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Sunil Shetty

golden chariot is way more priced then said here
http://www.goldenchariottrain.com/tariff.html

shuttlecocker
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shuttlecocker

Back in the day we traveled mostly in private coaches allotted to Dad. Part of his many perks through his job. Just memorable and unique stuff to exotic destinations! Other times with friends, cousins and others we traveled on the Deccan Queen, Blue Mountain Express and others. Usually trips taken over summer school break and were in chair cars with vestibules that ran the whole length of the formation. Madras-Delhi was 2days/2nights but never monotonous. The ding cars on either end were always busy. Wonderful changing scenery went by and at pretty good speeds for the time. Some were electric… Read more »

Mike
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Prices too high but these trains show india culture to foreign tourist. I want to travel in these too.