5 Luxury Trains in India Happy Journeys

5 Luxury Trains in India Happy Journeys

1 .Palace on Wheels

The original luxury train in India, The Palace on Wheels showed Indians what luxury is all about. With a recent face-lift, the train was once used as transportation by the Nizams of Hyderabad and the kings of princely states of Rajputana, Gujarat and others. This was the first heritage luxury train put together by the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation, and introduced the charm of royal travel to Indians and foreign visitors. Today, this premium train has retained its regal extravagance, and takes travellers through the heart of Rajasthan.
Key Highlights
  • Rich fabric upholstery
  • Hospitable and traditionally clad staff
  • Television sets
  • Individual pantry
  • Luxury Bathrooms
  • Personal attendants in all coaches
  • Operational from September to April
  • Tour charges may vary from 50k to 5 lac per person
  • Duration: 7 nights 8 days trip
  • Route of the train include Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipur, Swai Madhopur, Chittorgarh, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bharatpur, Agra and back to Delhi.
Start From: Jaipur
Approximate Tariff: Starting at INR 3.63 Lakh*

2. Royal Rajasthan on Wheels

As the name rightly suggests, the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels takes you through the rich heritage of Rajasthan. Experience the Rajput culture of valour and hospitality, and travel through many stunning palaces and fortresses built in the Rajputana region. Upon boarding the train, you are greeted with a grand musical red-carpet welcome, and the warmth of hospitality that one expects from Rajasthani culture. The private cabins are no less than princely abodes, with tastefully decorated interiors, imagery from Rajputana history, all the modern facilities of a luxury hotel, and fine-dining experiences showcasing the most delectable gems from the region.
Key Highlights
  • Operational from October to March
  • Tour charges may vary from 50k to 80k per person
  • Duration of journey 7 days 8 nights
  • Places covered by the train include New Delhi, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Ranthambore National Park, Jaipur, Khajuraho, Varanasi, Sarnath, Agra and back to New Delhi.
Start From: Delhi
Approximate Tariff: Starting at INR 3.78 Lakhs*

3. The Golden Chariot

An initiative by the Karnataka State Tourism Board, The Golden Chariot travels to a number of World Heritage Sites, making its way through the most beautiful natural wonders the country has to offer. These elegantly designed trains are equipped with facilities fit for kings, offer breakfast in bed and mesmerise you with the scenic routes. The aesthetic interiors complement the picturesque terrains through which the train travels. Each of the 11 guest cabins, named after ruling dynasties, are intricately designed with elegant Mysore style furniture. An Ayurveda spa centre, in house fine-dining restaurants, and tastefully maintained ambience of the lounges are just sweet cherries on top of this very delicious cake.
Key Highlights
  • Centralised air conditioning
  • Interiors depicting essence of Karnataka
  • LCD television with satellite connection
  • Writing Desk
  • Private Bath
  • Padded beds
  • Southern splendor route: Bangalore, Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Thanjavur, Madurai, Nagercoil (Kanya Kumari) Alleppey, Kochi
  • Pride of the South route: Bangalore, Mysore, Kabini, Mysore, Hassan, Shravanabelagola, Hospet, Hampi, Badami, Goa
  • Operational from October to March
  • Tour duration is 8 days 7 nights
  • Charges may vary from INR 3, 50, 000
These are some of the finest luxury trains in India. Do check the itinerary and make your bookings in time. These trains are undoubtedly the best ways to experience the richness of the Indian culture, heritage, and richness. You can plan to travel on any of these Indian luxury trains and have an experience of a lifetime.
Start From: Bangalore
Approximate Tariff: Starting at INR 16,000 per night*

4. Maharajas’ Express

Awarded the “World’s Leading Luxury Train” title for 6 consecutive years by the World Travel Awards, The Maharajas’ Express is luxury beyond imagination. Choose from eight grand tours of India, witnessing palaces, forts and heritage properties. The princely train is built with the idea of exploring India’s heritage while on board a palace. The presidential suite on the train would give any premium five star hotel a run for its money, with private lounges, bedrooms, lavish washrooms and a plush dining area.

Key Highlights
  • Centralised air conditioning
  • Interiors fusing the classical Indian royalty and modern sophistication
  • LCD television with satellite connection
  • Writing Desk
  • Private Bath
  • Padded beds
  • Direct dial phones
  • Electronic safe

You can choose any of the following tours operated by the train:
  • The heritage of India: Mumbai, Ajanta, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Agra, Delhi
  • The Indian panorama: Delhi, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Gwalior, Khajuraho, Varanasi, Lucknow, Delhi
  • Gems of India: Deli, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Delhi (4 days 3 nights)
  • Treasure of India: Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Delhi (4 days 3 nights)
  • Indian splendor: Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Balasinor, Mumbai.
  • Operational from October to April
  • Duration of travel vary from 3 nights/4 days to 9 nights/10 days
  • Tour cost may vary from INR 2, 57,950 to 4,58,280
Start From: Delhi (North), Trivandrum (South)
Approximate Tariff: Starting at INR 3.97 Lakh*

5.The Deccan Odyssey

The very site of the royal blue train makes you feel like you are climbing aboard a noble chariot, going out for an inspection of the conquered lands. This 5 star indulgence on wheels boasts of opulently designed cabins that will leave you awestruck with their grandeur. The train takes you across various routes starting from Mumbai and Delhi, covering some stunning cities and landmarks. Managed by the Taj Group of Hotels, this train is designed to reflect the lives of Maharajas in the 16th century. An initiative of Maharashtra Tourism, the Deccan Odyssey is the perfect amalgamation of transport and luxury. There is plenty to do aboard the train, from multi-cuisine restaurants serving food presented by expert chefs, to a spa for relaxing massages, along with many other state-of-the-art facilities.
Key Highlights
  • 40 air-conditioned deluxe cabins
  • 2 presidential suites
  • Beauty parlor
  • Restaurants and bar
  • Spa
  • Gymnasium
  • Conference
  • Internet connectivity
  • Television
  • Attached bathrooms
  • Butler services
  • Services also available for disabled guests
  • Indian odyssey route: New Delhi, Sawai Madhopur, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Vadodara, Ellora Caves, Mumbai
  • Indian sojourn route: Mumbai, Vadodara, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Agra, Sawai Madhopur, Jaipur, Delhi
  • Jewels of the Deccan route: Mumbai, Bijapur, Aihole, Pattadakal, Hampi, Hyderabad, Ellora Caves, Ajanta Caves, Mumbai
  • Maharashtra splendour route: Mumbai, Nashik, Ellora Cave, Ajanta Caves, Kolhapur, Goa, Sindhudurg, Mumbai
  • Maharashtra wild trail route: Mumbai, Aurangabad, Pench (Ramtek), Tadoba, Ajanta, Nashik, Mumbai
  • Hidden treasures of Gujarat route : Mumbai, Vadodara, Palitana, Sasan Gir, Somnath, Little Rann of Kutch, Modhera, Patan, Nashik, Mumbai
  • Operational from October to April
  • Duration of the tour 7 nights 8 days
Start From: Mumbai or Delhi
Approximate Tariff: Starting at INR 4.27 Lakh*

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