The luxury trains are the trains which are specially designed by Indian Railways to offer royal facilities and services to passengers. Many Luxury trains operate in India which offer a luxurious and comfortable travelling option to passengers. Indian Railways, along with Tourism Corporation and Indian Railway Catering provide a wide range of luxury trains for travel at heritage and tourist routes around India. Below are the list of best luxury trains in India which include the names such as Maharajas Express, Palace on Wheels, Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, The Golden Chariot. These luxury train provide you a royal and luxurious experience of travel.
Best Luxury Trains in India List
1. Maharajas’ Express
Maharajas’ Express train is a 7 star luxury train which was launched on March 2010. This is the most expensive train in the world which is operated by Indian Railways. The tourist attraction spots of this train are Gems of India, Treasures of India, Indian Panorama, Jewels of India and Indian Splendour. This luxury train operational from October to April. The approximate ticket rate of Maharajas Express starting at INR 3.97 Lakh.
2. Palace on Wheels
Palace on Wheels was launched by Indian Railways in association with Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation on 26th January 1982. There are 23 coaches in this luxury train which designed to offer luxurious and comfortable journey to tourists. The train has 7 nights/8 days detailed tours starting from New Delhi and end at Agra. The tourist attraction spots of this train are New Delhi Jaipur, Ranthambhore, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bharatpur and Agra.
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3. Royal Rajasthan on Wheels
Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is luxurious tourist train which was built on model of Palace on Wheels. It was entered for service on January 2009. The royal spa is a latest addition in Royal Rajasthan luxury train. The facilities of this train are Saloon, Bar & Lounge, Dining & Cuisines, Spa, Souvenirs. The approximate tariff of this luxurious train starting from 625 USD per person per night. Royal Rajasthan on Wheels depart every Sunday at 4:30 PM from Safdarjung station.
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4. The Golden Chariot
The Golden Chariot is luxury train of India which connect important tourist spots in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Goa, Kerala and Pondicherry. This train was launched in 2008 by Indian Railways along with Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC). There are 19 coaches in this luxury train which are coloured purple and gold. The facilities which are available in Golden Chariot are Spa, Gym, Saloon, Restaurant, Bar & Lounge.
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5. Deccan Odyssey
Deccan Odyssey is a joint venture of Indian Railways and Maharashtra Government. This luxurious train was launched on 2004. Indian Railways was built this train with the aim to complete 5 star hotel on wheels. The tourist attraction spots of this luxurious train are Indian Sojourn, Jewels of the Deccan, Indian Odyssey, Maharashtra Wild Trail, Maharashtra Splendor, Hidden Treasure of Gujarat. Deccan Odyssey train is designed give royal and luxurious experience to tourism.
6. Darjeeling Toy Train
Darjeeling Toy Train is a famous luxury toy train which offers a luxury journey experience to passengers. You can also show the best view of Mighty Mount Kanchenjunga by travelling in this train. It is a small train that take you at Darjeeling’s beautiful hill station.
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7. The Fairy Queen
The Fairy Queen is a luxury train in which you will get a feel of fairy land ride. This train was built in 1855 and operates by East Indian Railway company. You will feel a best comfort and world class facilities in this train during travel. It is also recorded in Guinness Book of World record as world’s oldest steam locomotive in regular service.
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