What’s it like to travel these 5 luxury trains in India?


Travelling is always amazing and travelling by train is an experience like no other. If you want to explore Indian cities, towns and villages in a comfortable way then it is only possible through these luxury trains in India. These trains will not only make you stress free, but will make you not want to get out.

Here is our list of top 5 luxury trains in India

1. Palace On Wheels

Palace On Wheels Palace On Wheels

It was started in 1982 and is ranked amongst top 10 luxury trains in world. Its journey starts from Delhi, travelling through Rajasthan until it finally ends in Agra. The train was relaunched in august 2009 with a new look and more luxury facilities.

This luxury train has 14 coaches that are named after the provinces of Rajasthan combined with two luxury restaurants “The Maharaja” and “The Maharani”. Also this train offers other 5 star facilities like bar, live TV, spa, internet connectivity, personal butler.

Tariff: ₹ 50,000 to ₹ 5,00,000 per journey

Duration: 7Nights/8Days

Destination Covered: Delhi – Jaipur – Sawai Madhopur – Chittorgarh – Udaipur – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Bharatpur – Agra – Delhi

Website: http://www.palacesonwheels.com/

2. The Golden Chariot

The Golden Chariot The Golden Chariot

This luxury train got its name from the stone chariot in historical hampi. Its journey starts from Bangalore, and then it passes through Mysore, Hampi, Belur, Kabini, Badami and Goa, until finally it brings you back to Bangalore.

This train is the best and most luxurious way to travel south India. With 18 thematic coaches The Golden Chariot can accommodate 88 passengers.  This train is fully equipped with modern facilities like a lounge bar, restaurant, gym etc.

Tariff: ₹ 25,000 to ₹ 1,25,500 per journey

Duration: 7Nights/8Days

Destination Covered:

Pride of the South Itinerary: Bangalore, Mysore, Hampi, Belur, Kabini, Badami, Goa and Bangalore.

Splendor of the South Itinerary: Bangalore, Chennai, Mamallapuram, Pondicherry, Tiruchirapalli, Thanjavur, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram, Poovar, Kochi and Kerala Backwaters.

Website: http://www.goldenchariot.org/

3. Maharaja’s Express

Maharaja’s Express Maharaja’s Express

Awarded the “World’s Leading Luxury Train” at the world travel awards for three consecutive years from 2012 onwards, it has become the hottest and most costly train in India.

It offers 5 itineraries to travellers to choose from – the Indian Splendor, The Heritage of India, The Indian Panorama, Gems of India and Treasures of India.

There are 14 carriages in the train which includes 20 deluxe cabin, 4 suites, 18 junior suites and 1 classy presidential suite.  It offers 5 times the luxury as offered by any other luxury train in India and world which includes large dining, lounge, bar, LCD TVs, internet, direct phone dial and much more.

Tariff:  ₹ 2,75,000 to ₹ 10,00,000 per journey

Destination Covered:

Indian Splendor: Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Balasinor and Mumbai.

Duration: 7 days and 6 nights.

The Indian Panorama: Delhi, Agra, Gwalior, Khajuraho, Bandhavgarh, Varanasi, Lucknow and Delhi.

Duration: 7 days and 6 nights.

Treasures of India: Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur and Delhi.

Duration: 4 days and 3 nights.

Heritage of India: Mumbai, Ajanta, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Agra, and Delhi.

Duration: 8 days and 7 nights.

Gems of India: Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur and Delhi.

Duration: 4 days and 3 nights.

Website: http://www.maharajas-express-india.com/

4. Deccan Odyssey

Deccan Odyssey Deccan Odyssey

Based on a model of Palace On Wheels to promote tourism in Maharashtra, this train offers best views of the Maratha state.

The Deccan Odyssey has 21 coaches with 44 cabin coupes and 2 presidential coaches. It is a complete 5 star hotel on wheels with restaurants and bar, a business centre, fitness centre and internet facility.

Tariff: ₹ 3,00,000 to ₹ 8,00,000 per journey

Duration: 7Nights/8Days

Destination Covered: Mumbai, Sindhudurg, Goa, Kolhapur, Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad, Ajanta-Ellora and then back to Mumbai.

Website: http://www.indianluxurytrains.com/

5. Royal Rajasthan On Wheels

Royal Rajasthan On Wheels Royal Rajasthan On Wheels

Launched in January 2009, this train will take you to a seven day exploration of beautiful Rajasthan. It follows a similar route through Rajasthan as Palace On Wheels. Journey of this train begins at New Delhi and takes you through magnificent destinations such as Khajuraho, Varanasi and Agra.  

Its unmatched lavishness is what sets apart this train from other luxury trains in India. Comprising of 14 luxury cabins equipped with facilities such as satellite TV, internet and individual temperature control your journey cannot be more royal.

Tariff: ₹ 50,000 to 80,000 per journey

Duration: 7Nights/8Days

Destination Covered: New Delhi, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Sawai Madhopur, Jaipur, Khajuraho, Varanasi, Agra and New Delhi.

Website: http://www.royalsrajasthanonwheels.com/

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