Live your dreams…in the royal trains of India. Get the taste of the past being in the present by embarking on a serene journey through the depths of India in divinely luxurious coaches. Luxury trains in India are operated by the IRCTC (Indian Railways). And you will find 7 of them that will make your trip to India totally worth it!
This is an experience you can’t say no to for it is the closest you can get to the regal life of Maharajas’ inside these trains. These trains will take you through different parts of India. Steeped in cultural and traditional heritage they always strive to provide you with the best in class and quality. The unparalleled comfort and the heavenly treatment will make you crave for more.
Let us now take a sneak peek into the details of these seven luxury trains in India.
Make your senses ready to experience that extra load of lavishness in India, the country full of brightness and colour.
- Maharajas’ Express
This one has made it to the list of ‘Five most luxurious trains in the world’. The length of the train is almost half a mile. If you want to experience heaven then opt for this one. You will experience the highest levels of hospitality and quality here. This luxury train consists of a fully-loaded bar, butler services, divine suites and lounge and a lot more. The travellers are given a chance to explore the cultural and traditional richness of the country in the most unique way possible. Different types of cuisines are served on a golden platter to the tourists; the lip-smacking dishes will just blow your mind. It had earned the title of ‘World’s Leading Luxury Train’. The Maharajas’ Express functions from the month of October to April. The Journey is 8 days long and covers different important tour circuits in India such as the Gems of India (Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur), The Heritage of India (Mumbai, Ajanta, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Agra, Delhi), etc.
- Royal Rajasthan on Wheels
Make your vacation in India memorable by opting to travel on this amazing train. You will remember this experience forever. The tourists are provided with top-notch quality of hospitality. The cabins are a replica of the famous palaces of India. Staying in these cabins for a few days will make you feel like a king. There are bars, multi-cuisine restaurants, spa services, luxurious lounge, etc. on the train. The route includes Delhi, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Sawai Madhopur, Jaipur, Khajuraho, Varanasi and Agra. The train functions from October to March.
- Palace on Wheels
Live the most beautiful days of your life here in India. The resplendence of the country will fill you up with ecstasy. Get high on luxury by opting for this luxury ride on the ‘Palace on Wheels‘. This train is an effort to promote tourism in India. The past reflects on the walls, décor, bars, lounges and everywhere else inside the train. The royal heritage of India is best portrayed in this train. Planning a vacation in Rajasthan? Then don’t miss out the chance to experience the king-like lifestyle on this train. The route includes Delhi – Jaipur – Sawai Madhopur – Chittorgarh – Udaipur – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Bharatpur – Agra. You can get an amazing experience on this train anytime between September and April.
- The Deccan Odyssey
Travel like a king to the different tourist spots in India. This train is all about divinity and luxuriousness to the truest sense of the term. Make the most out of your India tour by opting for this experience. This one of a lifetime experience will captivate your senses. Who doesn’t like to be treated like a king or a queen? So, live your life on this incredible journey to the heart of India on a train which itself is a palace. The amenities and the extravagant interiors, the stupendous delicacies and everything else will make you want more. The route includes parts of Mumbai, Hyderabad, Gujarat, Karnataka, Rajasthan, UP, etc. You can opt for the ride between October and April. Specifically, 6 routes are covered in 7 nights and 8 days.
- The Golden Chariot
Get the taste of South India on Golden chariot. As the name suggests this train is just like a king’s grand chariot. The interiors, the arrangements, the services and everything else will take you back in time to the past when there lived kings and queens in India. The royal flavour of India will make you crave for it. The train has bars, multi-cuisine restaurants, ayurvedic spa services and all the other state-of-the-art arrangements to make both your stay and journey memorable. In the year 2013, it was awarded the title of ‘Asia’s luxury train’. The Golden Chariot remains operational from October to March and the routes are Bangalore – Kabini – Mysore – Hassan – Hampi – Badami – Goa – Bangalore and the other one is Bangalore – Chennai – Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry – Thanjavur – Madurai – Thiruvananthapuram – Alleppey – Kochi – Bangalore.
- Royal Orient Train
Embrace a royal journey in a royal train called the Royal Orient Train. This one remains operational throughout the year. Experience the marvellous life of the kings and queens of India in this Train which will take you to the amazing parts of India. You will be able to know the true essence of India within a short time. The route includes Delhi where you will get to witness the glamour of Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate, next you will be taken to Chittorgarh/Udaipur where you will get lost in time… the beautiful forts and palaces will take your breath away, next comes Junagarh/Veraval where you will get to see the Ashokan Rock which dates back to 3rd century BC along with Darbar museum and mausoleum of Nawab, you will further get to know about the Somnath temple, will get to spend some time in the lush green wilderness in Gir National park; special for the Asiatic Lions, only found in this part in the entire world, Some parts of Ahemdabad will invigorate your senses, then the train will take you to Jaipur; the Pink city dotted with lovely forts, palaces, monuments, step-wells here and there. This will be a journey that will stay with you forever.
- Fairy Queen Express
This old lady will never fail to astound you with her charm and elegance. It should be mentioned in this context that this luxury train is pulled by the oldest steam locomotive which was built somewhere around 1855…lovely isn’t it? You already like the idea of getting into this hell of an exciting train… more so this train earned a lot of recognition across the globe in these years. The route that it covers is from Delhi to Alwar to Sariska in Alwar then again back to Delhi. If you want to be a part of this journey then make sure that you opt for the ride between October and March also the train run only on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month. In Sariska, you will get to behold the grandiosity of the Sariska Lake Palace and Sariska National Park and in Alwar, you will get to know the history in Alwar museum.
When in India make sure to avail these extraordinary rides through the depths of this country which is full of surprises and pleasures. Happy roaming folks!