India has some of the most spectacular and unforgettable rail journeys in the world. Indian railways have access in each direction covering PAN India. Trains are not simply a mode of transportation, but trains are more of a journey which can offer a lot of wonderful experiences.
We can take this experience to a beautiful level through the luxury trains of our India, adding more sparkle, surprises, and euphoria to trip and will take you back in the golden era of ancient India exploring the true essence of Indian culture. Luxury trains in India take you to places in royal style.
So, here are the five luxury trains that are the pride of Indian railways.
# Maharajas’ Express
Maharaja’s Express is an expensive train operated by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). It is the most extravagant luxury train in India and was voted “World’s” Leading Luxury Trains for the years 2012,2013 and 2014 in a row. It runs from October to April on five routes covering about 12 destinations centered around Rajasthan. Experience the royalty on wheels.
THE HERITAGE OF INDIA: – Mumbai- Ajanta-Jodhpur- Bikaner-Jaipur-Ranthambore-Agra-Delhi
GEMS OF INDIA: – Delhi-Agra-Ranthambore
THE INDIAN PANORAMA: – Delhi-Jaipur-Ranthambore-Fatehpur-Sikri-Agra-Gwalior- Orchha-Khajuraho-Varanasi-Lucknow- Delhi
INDIAN SPLENDOUR: – Delhi- Agra-Ranthambore-Jaipur- Bikaner-Jodhpur-Udaipur-Balasinor-Mumbai
TREASURES OF INDIA: – Delhi-Agra-Ranthambore-Jaipur-Delhi
Note: – the fares will differ for each route.
# The Palace on Wheels
The Palace on Wheels is another luxury-train service, frequently hauled by a steam locomotive, to promote tourism in Rajasthan. This train has super luxurious cabins, a well-stocked bar, beautiful wallpapers, artistic paintings.
You will get a chance to recreate the era of the Kings and their palace on wheels! So, in case you are planning a tour to Rajasthan, don’t miss this luxurious train. It’s seven nights, and eight days journey includes seven stoppages.
The train has a seven-night, eight-day itinerary on a round trip from New Delhi.
Routes: Delhi-Jaipur-Sawai Madhopur-Chittorgarh-Udaipur- Jaisalmer-Jodhpur-Bharatpur-Agra-Delhi
Months of Operation for Palace on Wheels: September to April.
Attractions you will cover.
Delhi: India Gate, Lotus Temple, Qutab Minar, Humayun’s Tomb
Jaipur: Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar
Sawai Madhopur& Chittorgarh: Ranthambore National Park, Chittorgarh Fort
Udaipur: Jag Niwas, Lake Pichhola
Jaisalmer: Yellow Sandstone Fort, Ancient Mansions
Jodhpur: Mehrangarh fort, Grand palaces, shopping tour in Jodhpur
Bharatpur: Keoladeo Ghana National park
Agra: Fatehpur- Sikri, The Taj Mahal
# Royal Rajasthan on Wheels
One of the most luxurious trains in India indeed!
On this train, you experience great comfort. You will, for sure, have an everlasting traveling experience. Royal Rajasthan on wheels has multi-cuisine restaurants, spa service on board. It covers a number of tourist destinations in Rajasthan.
The seven-day, eight-night tour is a round trip from New Delhi’s Safdarjung station via Jodhpur, Udaipur and Chittorgarh, Ranthambore National Park, Jaipur, Khajuraho, Varanasi and Sarnath, and Agra.
Delhi-Jodhpur-Udaipur-Chittorgarh-Sawai Madhopur- Jaipur- Khajuraho- Varanasi-Agra-Delhi
Tourist Spots will cover on the journey:
Jodhpur: Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada
Udaipur: Forts, palaces
Chittorgarh: Vijay Stambha, Gaumukh Reservoir, Rana Kumbha Palace
Sawai Madhopur: Ranthambore Palace, Ranthambore National Park, Amareshwar Mahadeo Temple
Jaipur: City Palace, Hawa-Mahal
Khajuraho: Khajuraho Temples
Varanasi: Ganga Ghats, Temples in Varanasi, Sarnath
Agra: Taj Mahal
# The Golden Chariot
The Golden Chariot is another luxury train. This train will take you to most of the famous places in South India. It connects the important tourist spots in the Indian states of Karnataka, Goa, Kerala & Tamil Nadu as well as Pondicherry.
Golden chariot’s coach has royal interiors, bars, multi-cuisine, and 5- star facilities with fantastic hospitality. Golden Chariot is awarded as “Asia’s Leading Luxury Train” in the year 2013.
Pride of the South: – Bangalore- Kabini- Mysore- Hassan- Hampi- Badami- Goa- Bangalore
Southern Splendour: – Bangalore- Chennai- Mahabalipuram- Pondicherry- Thanjavur- Madurai- Thiruvanthapuram- Alleppey-Kochi- Bangalore
The duration of both the routes is seven nights, eight days.
# The Deccan Odyssey
The Deccan Odyssey is an exclusive luxury train that is not less than a five-star hotel on wheels. You will get the royal treatment, I bet! The interior of the cabins is just beautiful, and it has multi-variety cuisine and lounges, spas.
The train starting from Mumbai travels through the hinterlands of Maharashtra, the amazing Western Ghats, into the Deccan Plateau as well as the Konkan regions, that includes Goa as well.
Maharashtra Splendor: Mumbai-Nasik- Ellora Cave- Ajanta Caves-Kolhapur- Goa- Ratnagiri-Mumbai
Indian Odyssey: Delhi- Sawai Madhopur- Agra-Jaipur-Udaipur- Vadodara-Ellora-Caves-Mumbai
Hidden Treasures of Gujarat: Mumbai-Vadodara- Palitana- SasanGir- Somnath- Little Rann of Kutch- Modhera- Patan-Nashik-Mumbai
Indian Sojourn: Mumbai-Vadodara-Udaipur-Jodhpur-Agra-Sawai Madhopur- Jaipur- Delhi
Jewels of Deccan: Mumbai- Bijapur-Aihole-Pattadakal- Hampi- Hyderabad-Ellora Caves- Ajanta Caves- Mumbai
Maharashtra Wild Trail: Mumbai- Aurangabad- Ramtek- Tadoba- Ajanta- Nashik-Mumbai
Duration for all these routes is 7 nights, 8 days.
So, whenever you are going to plan a trip, make sure you travel in these luxury trains of India and give yourself and your loved ones some Royal treatment. Your journey by any of these trains will become a memory to cherish for all your life, that’s a promise!