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Luxury Trains in India



Luxury Trains in India

Luxury trains in India have a rather fascinating history to them. Always a favourite of tourists from across the world, luxury trains are a unique way to explore different parts of India while enjoying the luxury of a true royal experience. Seamlessly combining the charm of old times while equipped with amenities of latest world class standard, the luxury trains by Indian Railways is a unique offering to all the tourists to be a part of Indian heritage in their own way.

The concept of luxury trains came to existence with Palace of Wheels back in 1982. Since then, there has been an immense growth in the section and today finds several specialised luxury train to cater to different taste of travellers. These trains strategically cover popular tourist destinations in India to give you the best of worth for your time spent in the journey. While some aim for a brush with the past, others desire for supreme luxury.

So here is a list of ongoing luxury trains offering their services to tourists at present:

Palace on Wheels
This easily tops the 'Top 10 Luxury Trains' on an international level with its huge popularity with the tourists. The train begins from New Delhi and covers Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Ranthambore National Park, Bharatpur and Udaipur before returning back to its starting point. The decor and services in this train are at par with the international level.


Palace on Wheels

Schedules: September-April
Duration: 7 N/8D
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Deccan Odyssey
Focusing specially on Maharashtra and Goa, Deccan Odyssey is extremely popular for its competitive services while exploring the rich heritage and past of Maharashtra and Portuguese influence in Goa for us. The train commences from Mumbai and covers Jaigarh, Sindhudurg, Goa, Pune, Aurangabad and Ajanta on its route.

Schedules: February-March
Duration: 7N/8D
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Deccan Odyssey

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The Maharaja's Express
True to its name, this one gives you a true feeling of a Maharaja both in terms of its luxury quotient as well as the locations it covers. The train chiefly covers all the metropolitan cities and popular tourist destinations in India. For the tourists' convenience, the train offers four different departure schedules so that it suits their trip. The train offers five different routes covering four different themed tourist landmarks which are The Indian Splendor, The Indian Panorama, Treasures of India, Gems of India and The Heritage of India. All in all, a perfect gateway to Indian royal history!


The Maharaja's Express

Schedules: Different schedules for each theme, usually one every month
Duration: 3-8 days (depending upon what theme you choose)
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Golden Chariot
Introducing you to God's own country, the Golden Chariot embarks on an elaborate journey to various tourist destinations in South India. Offered under two different themes- Pride of the South and Splendor of the South, the route includes  Karnataka, Bangalore and passes through Mysore, Srirangapatnam, Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary, Hassan, Belur, Hospet, Hampi, Gadag, , Badami and Pattadakal in its one-week of duration. Perfect, relaxed affair with the nature at its best!

Schedules: October to March
Duration: 7N/8D
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Golden Chariot

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Royal Rajasthan on Wheels
As the name suggest, Royal Rajasthan on Wheels takes you on an adventurous journey exploring the Mughal's grandeur, Rajput's tradition and the colourful culture which is a symbol of Rajasthan to its tourists. The route includes Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Agra, Jodhpur and Udaipur. 

Schedules: Every Sunday
Duration: 7N/8D
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