If the dream of roving back in time and experiencing the majestic royalty welfare and intrigues you, then the luxury trains in India will go beyond your prospects. These trains are coped by IRTC and Indian Railways. There are seven luxury trains in India – specifically Palace on Wheels, Golden Chariot, Royal Orient Train, Maharajas’ Express, The Deccan Odyssey, Royal Rajasthan on Wheels and Fairy Queen Express.
These privileged sumptuousness trains of India accommodate to travelers who desire to discover the rich intellectual inheritance of India in the lap of opulence. Their splendor is manifest from unbelievable interiors, grandiose ambience, bountiful gastronomical fare, strict security pacts and nearly everything you can visualize.
You can experience the matchless comfort offer by these trains and besides this you can also explore certain extremely admired tourist places of India. These trains offer leisure tours in India. This life time experience is very expensive and everyone cannot afford it, although these train tours provides luxury beyond your imagination.
Luxury Train journeys in India
1. Maharajas’ Express – India’s Top Destinations in a Royal Style!
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Maharajas’ Express is the top most Luxurious train in India. It is in the list of top 5 most luxurious trains on the globe. This train is quite long and loaded with professionals equipped to gather the uppermost quality of generosity, fully stashed bars, butler service, lavish suites and much more!
This train has been awarded as the “World’s Leading Luxury Train” in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Besides luxury tourist can experience the true richness of India in many ways.
To experience the Maharajas’ Express you must book your tickets in advance it is operational from October to April and run on 5 different routes
- The Heritage of India
This 8 days journey will cost you approx 4, 58,280 INR per person
- Gems of India
Delhi – Agra – Ranthambore – Jaipur – Delhi
This 4 days trip will cost you approx 2, 57,950 INR per person
- The Indian Panorama
Delhi – Jaipur – Ranthambore – Fatehpur – Sikri – Agra – Gwalior – Orchha – Khajuraho – Varanasi – Lucknow – Delhi
This 8 days trip will cost you approx 4, 00,660 INR per person
- Indian Splendor
The cost of this 8 days trip is same as of Indian Panorama 4, 00,660 INR per person
- Treasures of India
Delhi – Agra – Ranthambore – Jaipur – Delhi
The cost of this 4 days trip is same as of gems of India 2, 57,950 INR per person
2. Royal Rajasthan on Wheels – Experience Indian Legacy with Absolute Luxury
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This train is one of the luxury trains of India that offers superlative quality of console and an eternal roving experience that a voyager can only envisage before him or her travel in this Luxury trains. It is one of the ways to enjoy leisure tours in India. There are 14 luxury cabins which are sculpted on former royal Palaces, Bars, multi cuisine restaurants and even you can enjoy spa service on board.
Route: Delhi – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Chittorgarh – Sawai Madhopur – Jaipur – Khajuraho – Varanasi – Agra – Delhi
Like other luxury trains this trains also operated from October to March. It takes 8 days and 7 nights to cover entire journey. This journey also includes expeditions to city attractions and other popular historical places in nation. Few of the attraction this tour covers are
Jodhpur: Jaswant Thada, Mehrangarh Fort
Udaipur: Palaces, Hotels and Forts
Chittorgarh: Gaumukh Reservoir, Vijay Stambha, Rana Khumbha Palace
Sawai Madhopur: Ranthambore National Park and Palace, Amareshwar Mahadeo Temple
Jaipur: Hawa Mahal, Market, City Palace
Khajuraho – Temples
Varanasi – Sarnath, Ganga Ghats
Agra – Taj Mahal
For this luxurious journey you need to pay 5, 67,000 per cabin on basis of twin sharing (excluding 4.5% Tax)
3. Palace on Wheel – Feel the Real Royal Rajasthan!
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Another name in the list of luxury trains in India is “Palace on Wheels”. To endorse tourism this luxury train was redecorated and re launched in 2009. This train is equipped with lavish cabins, discriminating wallpapers, well- stashed bar, courteous hospitality and local ethnicity displayed by creative use of canvass and handiworks. This train has everything that restores the golden era of emperors and their splendid palaces. This train was voted as the 4th Best Luxurious Train in the World.
Route: Delhi – Jaipur – Sawai Madhopur – Chittorgarh – Udaipur – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Bharatpur – Agra – Delhi
This train will enhance your Rajasthan experience. This train is operated from September to April. It takes 8 days and 7 nights to complete its journey with 7 stoppages. The city tours included by this train are
Delhi: Lotus Temple, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate, Qutab Minar
Jaipur: Amber Fort, City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Rajasthali, Jantar Mantar
Sawai Madhopur & Chittorgarh: Chittorgarh Fort, Ranthambore National Park
Udaipur: Lake Pichhola, Jag Niwas
Jaisalmer: Ancient Mansions, Yellow Sandstone Fort
Jodhpur: Grand Palaces, Mehrangarh Fort, Shopping
Bharatpur: National Park
Agra: Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri
For this luxurious journey you need to pay 2, 10,000 per person + 4.5% Service Tax
4. The Deccan Odyssey – Feel the Opulence
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Deccan Odyssey will give you feeling of 5-star hotel on wheels. This train is enthused by the roving styles of rulers and kings in royal era of ancient time. This train will take you to diverse enthralling destinations of India. Alike other luxury trains of India this train is also loaded with all amenities like royal handling of travelers, Royal look of cabin, multi cuisine restaurants, a conference car, lounges, spa and many other amenities that makes this train most luxurious trains in India.
Maharashtra Splendor: Mumbai – Nasik – Ellora Cave – Ajanta Caves – Kolhapur – Goa – Ratnagiri – Mumbai
Hidden Treasures of Gujarat: Mumbai – Vadodara – Palitana – Sasan Gir – Somnath – Little Rann of Kutch – Modhera – Patan – Nashik – Mumbai
Jewels of the Deccan: Mumbai – Bijapur – Aihole – Pattadakal – Hampi – Hyderabad – Ellora Caves – Ajanta Caves – Mumbai
Maharashtra Wild Trail: Mumbai – Aurangabad – Ramtek – Tadoba –Ajanta – Nashik – Mumbai
Like other Luxury trains this train is also operated from October to April and the extent for all six routes is eight days and seven nights. To enjoy this luxury you need to pay 3, 71, 900 INR + Service Tax per person.
5. Golden Chariot – Experience South India in a Regal Way!
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To visit the most famous tourist places of South India you can opt for this train. The Golden Chariot is the most fabulous and luxurious way to explore South India. This train was launched in 2008 for enhancing the tourist. It is famous for its unimpeachable hospitality. This train has bars, royal interiors, mini gym, spa, multi cuisines restaurants and many other 5 star facilities. In 2013 this train was awarded with the “Asia’s Leading Luxury Train”.
Pride of the South: Bangalore – Kabini – Mysore – Hassan – Hampi – Badami – Goa – Bangalore
For this route you need to pay 3, 08,000 INR + 4.5% Service Tax per cabin on twin allocation basis
Southern Splendour: Bangalore – Chennai – Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry – Thanjavur – Madurai – Thiruvananthapuram – Alleppey – Kochi – Bangalore
For this route you need to pay 3, 50,000 INR + 4.5% Service tax per cabin on twin allocation basis
Like other Luxury trains this one is also operated from October to March and time period for both trips is 8 days and 7 nights.
6. Royal Orient Train – Feel the Heart of India in Royal Way!
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Embark your regal journey in the Royal Orient Train and experience an enchanting traveling to the popular tourist places in India. Journey by this train is a grouping of supreme gallantry and incredible affluence. The palatial style comfy cabins, respectful hospitality crew members, spacious baths, multi cuisine restaurant, bar, a library and many more five star facilities which you can only imagine.
Route – Delhi – Chittorgarh or Udaipur –Junagarh or Veraval- Sasan Gir or Dilwara – Palitana- Sarkhej- Ahmedabad- Jaipur- Delhi
You can enjoy the ride of this train all year. And the time period is 8 days and 7 nights. The main attractions this train covers are:
Delhi – Red Fort, India Gate, Qutab Minar, Jama Masjid
Chittorgarh or Udaipur – Chittorgarh Fort, Boating in Pichhola Lake, Royal Gardens, City Palace, Shipgram
Junagarh or Veraval – Darbar Hall, Ashokan Rock, tomb of Nawab, Somnath Temple, Mahabat Khanji
Sasan Gir 0r Dilwara – National Park, St. Paul’s Churh and Beach and temple
Palitana – Shatrunjaya Hills and Jain Temple
Ahmedabad – Calico Museum, Gandhi Ashram, Sidi Aayyad’s Moaque
Jaipur – Elephant ride at Amer Fort, City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar
To enjoy luxurious journey you need to pay 7, 480 INR + 4.5% Service tax per person per night on twin allocation basis. This price is from October to March and prices vary from April to September.
7. Fairy Queen Express – Feel the Luxury with Short Journey
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The Fairy Queen Express is the oldest luxury train of India. This train gets powered from steam locomotive that was built in 1855. You can feel the royalty as it rambles from Delhi to Alwar, Rajasthan. This train has been mentioned in the Guinness Book of World Records and has also received National Tourism Award. Even in this train you will find all world class facilities. The list of luxury trains in India is incomplete without this train.
Route – Delhi – Alwar – Sariska- Alwar – Delhi
Like other luxurious train you must book your tickets in well advance to experience leisure tours in India. This train is also operated from October to March on second and forth Saturdays. You need to pay 8, 600 INR + Service tax per person for 2 days and 1 night journey. This price includes two way train expense, sightseen and stay at Sariska. This train has 2 stoppages Alwar and Sariska. The sightseeing included are
Sariska: Sariska National Park, Lake Palace
Alwar: Alwar Museum