Best Luxurious Trains in India

While you are planning for your vacation in India and preparing an itinerary, checking all the luxurious hotels and villas to stay in, we would recommend you to go through this list of some of the best luxurious trains in India. Traveling via these trains can be an experience you would have never had before. Let’s check the details:

Best Luxurious Trains in India

Luxurious Trains in India

1. Maharajas’ Express

This is one of the most famous and luxurious trains in the world. It was also voted as the ‘world’s leading luxury train’ for 3 consecutive years. This train is operational from the month of October to April and runs on different routes which are as follows.

  • The Heritage of India – This journey starts from Mumbai, covering Ajanta, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Agra, and Delhi. It is an 8 days journey and can cost you approximately INR 4,60,000 per person.
  • Gems of India – 4 days journey, covering Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, and Delhi can cost you around INR 2,60,950 per person.
  • The Indian Panorama – This covers Delhi, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Gwalior, Orchha, Khajuraho, Varanasi, and Lucknow. The whole journey can cost you around INR 4,00,000 per person and it’s an 8 days tour.
  • Indian Splendour – The route of this train starts from Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Balasinor, and Mumbai. This is again an 8-day tour costing you around INR 4,00,000 per person.
  • Treasures of India – This runs from Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, and Jaipur and can cost you up to INR 2,60,950 per person.

All these charges depend on the type of cabin you book on the train; you have options of booking a Deluxe Cabin or a Presidential Suite. Apart from visiting the places mentioned in your route it also includes a meeting with the royal family, attending elephant polo matches, and a world-class luxury experience they offer on the train.

2. Royal Rajasthan on Wheels

Again, this is one of the most luxurious trains in India which offers a world-class service in terms of quality of comfort and traveling experience. From beautiful and comfortable luxury cabins to multi-cuisine restaurants, bars and spas you can find everything on this train. The train starts its journey from Delhi and ends in Delhi covering Jodhpur, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Sawai Madhopur, Jaipur, Khajuraho, Varanasi, and Agra. The journey is 7 nights and 8 days long and has different rates for Indian nationals and Foreigners. For Indian nationals, the cost per person is around INR 5,70,000 + Service Tax and for International Travellers, it’s approximately INR 6,70,000 + Service Tax.

3. Golden Chariot

This is one of the luxury trains which take you to the Southern part of India. The interiors of the train are such that they give a feel of staying in a Royal Palace. Like the other luxury trains, this train has a lot to offer. You can find a multi-cuisine restaurant, Gym, Ayurvedic Spa, and some other facilities on this train. It was awarded as ‘Asia’s Leading Luxury Train’ in 2013. It is operational from the month of October to March and runs on 2 different routes which are:

  • Pride of South – Starting and ending the journey in Bangalore, it covers Kabini, Mysore, Hassan, Hampi, Badami, and Goa.
  • Southern Splendour – From Bangalore, it goes to Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Thanjavur, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram, Alleppey, and Cochin.

The journey for both the rides is 7 Nights and 8 days long and the charges depend on the cabin you take and also on the nationality as the rates are a little low for Indian Nationals.

4. Royal Orient Train

This train runs all around the year and offers the best of luxury. The cabins are comfortable and the well-trained crew members take good care of you throughout your journey. It has a multi-cuisine restaurant, a bar, and a library. It gives you the experience of staying in a 5- Star hotel. The journey starts from Delhi and covers Chittorgarh, Junagadh, Mahabat Khanji, Dilwara, Palitana, Ahmedabad, and Jaipur. The journey is 7 Nights and 8 Days long. The charges are different for Indian nationals and International travelers ranging from INR 8000 per night + Service Tax.

5. Fairy Queen Express

In the category of the best luxurious train in India, this is one of the oldest. It was built in 1855 and also has its name in the Guinness Book of World Records. It has also received the National Tourism Award. The journey of this train starts from Delhi and covers Alwar, Sariska, and Alwar, and back to Delhi. The journey is 1 Night and 2 Days Long and the cost per person is around INR 8600 + Service Tax.

6. The Deccan Odyssey

Another wonderful experience on the wheels is The Deccan Odyssey which indeed is one of the best luxurious trains in India. The cabins are designed in such a way that it gives a feeling of staying in a palace. There are restaurants, bars, spas, conference chambers, and many more amenities on this train. It goes through the following routes:

  • Maharashtra Splendour – The journey starts from Mumbai and covers Nasik, Ellora and Ajanta Cave, Kolhapur, Goa, and Ratnagiri.
  • Indian Odyssey – Starting from Delhi this train goes to Sawai Madhopur, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Vadodara, Ellora Caves, and Mumbai.
  • Hidden Treasures of Gujarat – The route followed by this train is Mumbai, Vadodara, Palitana, Sasan Gir, Somnath, Rann of Kutch, Modhera, Patan, and Nashik.
  • Indian Sojourn – The journey starts from Mumbai and the train further goes to Vadodara, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Agra, Sawai Madhopur, Jaipur, and Delhi.
  • Jewels of Deccan – This train starts from Mumbai and goes to Bijapur, Aihole, Pattadakal, Hampi, Hyderabad, Ellora Caves, and Mumbai.
  • Maharashtra Wild Trail – This train will take you from Mumbai to Aurangabad, Ramtek, Tadoba, Ajanta, and Nashik.

The journey for all the routes is of 7 Nights and 8 Days and the fare can start from INR 3,80,000 + Service Tax per person depending on the nationality and the choice of cabin.

To have a comfortable stay while planning a vacation in India you can also check out the Best Luxurious Hotels and Villas in India.

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Param Dass

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