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Best luxury trains in India

Timeless India Luxury Train Journeys 

Ever been to the mystical land India? Or, have been planning a trip to India and be a part of one of the unique experiences in India?  Trains are the best way to discover any place.  And, We have got a list of Best luxury trains in India that will redefine the experiences of trains in the world. From cities, coastal towns, to villages and regional areas of beautiful India, these trains are the best means to explore the land of magic and Gods.

 

Quoting Anna Funder, “I like trains. I like their rhythm, and I like the freedom of being suspended between two places, all anxieties of purpose taken care of: for this moment I know where I am going.” 

India has it all. These best luxury trains in India will take you slowly through each and every corner of their destined destinations. We have collected the route maps of few of our favourites and best luxury trains in India. Have a look –

The best part is the experience of train travel that has always fantasised every traveller. And, these luxury trains in India  become the best way to slow travel and explore some of the best places in comfort. 

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So, let us start with the incredible best luxury trains in India and what you have in store:

1. Deccan Odyssey Train

Deccan Odyssey train has taken travellers through mesmerizing wilderness, mountains and deserts. India’s premier luxury train is equipped with state-of-the-art 21 coaches, 10 deluxe cars and 2 Presidential Suite cars that boats of the British aristocracy and Indian Royalty.

What is so great: You will definitely be in awe of the art-deco that the train boats of. Upon arrival, on the day of your Deccan Odyssey train departure, every guest is greeted through lively dance that recreates the local traditions of the Deccan region. It gives you an unhurried and intimate introduction to the grandeur of India.  The traditional is beautifully juxtaposed with the contemporary through vintage cabins, gastronomic cuisines and lively off-board entertainment in each of the deluxe train journeys.  Each journey on the Deccan Odyssey is an exploration of India’s diversity, exotic locales and the discovery of timeless traditions.

Deccan Odyssey Train Routes: Here is the updated list of Deccan Odyssey Tour Itinerary –

Maharashtra Splendour: (Mumbai – Nashik – Aurangabad (Ellora Caves) – Ajanta Caves – Kolhapur – Goa- Ratnagiri –Mumbai) 7N/8D.

Hidden Treasures of Gujarat: (Mumbai – Vadodara – Palitana – Sasan Gir – Little Rann of Kutch – Modhera (Patan) – Nashik – Mumbai) 7N/8D.

Indian Sojourn (Mumbai – Vadodara – Udaipur – Jodhpur – Agra – Sawai Madhopur – Jaipur – Delhi) 7N/8D.

Indian Odyssey (Delhi – Sawai Madhopur – Agra – Jaipur – Udaipur – Vadodara – Aurangabad (Ellora Caves) – Mumbai) 7N/8D.

Jewels of the Deccan (Mumbai – Bijapur – Aihole – Pattadakal – Hampi – Hyderabad – Ellora Caves – Ajanta Caves – Mumbai) 7N/8D.

Maharashtra Wild Trail (Mumbai – Ellora Caves – Aurangabad – Pench (Ramtek) – Tadoba – Ajanta – Nashik – Mumbai) 7N/8D.

2. Maharaja Express Train

Maharaja’s Express train that started in the year 2010 is one of the most preferred luxury trains in India that covers the Indian Splendour tour package through mesmerizing and fascinating railway routes.

Why book it? Maharaja’s Express is India’s premier luxury train equipped with modern amenities to offer comfortable on board experiences to the guest, such as pneumatic suspension, live television, wifi, attached bathroom, dining cars, bar, lounge and souvenir shop. It won’t be a surprise to see you in awe of the luxury that this luxury train has to offer. Ttwo thematically designed restaurants – Mayur Mahal and Rang Mahal. Upon arrival, on the day of your Maharaja’s Express departure, every guest is greeted with local India traditions. On The Indian Splendour route, you will be exploring and witnessing the detailed beauty of the world; monumental icon of love the Taj Mahal, the elusive tiger in the vivid greens of Ranthambore National Park, spectacular regal heritage of Rajasthan, vibrant bazaars and the royal local cuisine.

Maharaja Express Train Routes: Here is the updated list of Maharaja Express Tour Itinerary –

Heritage of India -(6 Nights/7 Days)

(Mumbai – Udaipur – Jodhpur – Bikaner – Jaipur – Ranthambore and Fatehpur Sikri – Agra and Delhi)

Treasures of India -(3 Nights / 4 Days)

(Delhi – Agra – Ranthambore – Jaipur – Delhi)

Indian Splendour -(6 Nights/7 Days)

(Delhi – Agra – Ranthambore – Jaipur – Bikaner – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Mumbai)

Indian Panorama -(6 Nights/7 Days)

(Delhi – Jaipur – Ranthambore and Fatehpur Sikri – Agra – Orchha and Khajuraho – Varanasi – Delhi)

The Southern Jewels – (7 Nights / 8 Days)

(Trivandrum – Chettinad/Karaikudi – Mahabalipuram – Mysore – Hampi – Goa – Ratnagiri – Mumbai)

The Southern Sojourn -(7 Nights / 8 Days)

(Mumbai and Ratnagiri – Goa – Hampi – Mysore – Cochin – Kumarakom – Trivandrum)

3. Palace on Wheels

The fourth luxurious train in the world – Palace on Wheels is the pride of India that takes you to New Delhi, travels via Jaipur, Sawai Madhopur and Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Agra and Bharatpur and return to New Delhi.

Why book it? The train is one of the best and first luxury trains in India that consists of 14 carriages named after former Rajput states. To match the standards of royalty, every coach has four cabins with luxury amenities. 

Palace on Wheels Train Routes: Here is the updated list of Palace on Wheels Tour Itinerary –

Delhi – Jaipur – Sawai Madhopur – Chittorgarh – Udaipur – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Bharatpur – Agra – Delhi (7 nights / 8 Days)

4. The Golden Chariot

Golden Chariot train is the only luxury train in South India that offers a tour of the treasure trove of archaeological wealth, bounty for wildlife seekers and a kaleidoscope of culture of South India. For those who haven’t taken Golden Chariot trip, the Golden Chariot’s itinerary offers a mix of heritage, culture, eco-tourism and beach life.

Why book it? For your knowledge, the train offers eleven luxuriously furnished Air-Conditioned Saloons of 4 sleeping chambers (Cabins) each, Two Dining Cars, One Bar Lounge, Business Centre, Mini Gymnasium & Ayurvedic Spa. The most interesting part is that the interiors of the Saloon are inspired by the intricately carved Hosalya temple architecture dating back to 12th century. 

The Golden Chariot Routes: Here is the updated list of The Golden Chariot train Tour Itinerary –

Pride of the South (7nights/8 days)

Bangalore – Kabini – Srirangapatnam – Mysore – Shravanabelagola – Belur – Halebid – Hampi – Badami – Pattadakal – Goa

Southern Splendour (7nights/8 days)

Bangalore – Chennai – Pondicherry – Tanjavur – Madurai – Thiruvananthapuram – Alleppey – Kochi – Bangalore

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About the Author: Heena

Heena An Indian by origin, Heena has been enjoying a life swinging between filing travelogues and travelling. She has been on the road for almost 8+ years now, creating, exploring, penning, blogging articles and recommendations for various media houses and established travel companies. She creates customised travel itineraries for travellers from around the world based on her experiences on travel and beyond.

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