Luxury Train Tours of India

Renowned for being one of the largest railway networks in the world, Indian Railways has railway track of over 1,15, 000 km that covers the route of around 65, 000 km and 7, 500 stations. In fact, it is said that the railways are the lifeline of India. So, if you are planning an India tour, than do include a railway ride in your itinerary. To combine luxury, comfort and ultimate travel experience, Indian Railways offers a range of luxury train services. These exclusive trains are stuffed with world-class services and runs on specific routes and duration. Leaf through this article and explore more about these luxury trains that can make your travel experience in India even more enchanting.

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The Palace on Wheels

Referred to as one of the most luxurious trains of India, ‘Palace on Wheels’ is meant to offer you memorable journeys through royal state of Rajasthan. Due to its excellent services and modern facilities in the galore of royal ambience, it is rates as number 4 amongst world’s luxury train services. It runs on a typical route that embarks (as well as ends) in New Delhi and takes the Rajasthan tour via Jaipur-Sawai Madhopur-Chittaurgarh-Udaipur-Jaisalmer-Jodhpur-Bharatpur-Agra-Delhi. The train comprises of 14 saloons that are truly stuffed with royal décor, impeccable services and world-class amenities. Aptly symbolizing its name, this luxury train is ideal for a perfect Rajasthan tour.

The Deccan Odyssey

Taking travelers to a memorable journey through the Kingdom of great Marathas, ‘The Deccan Odyssey’ is a luxury train is a joint venture of the Ministry of Railway and the State Government of Maharashtra. It comprise of 21 luxurious coaches that can accommodate up to 80 pax, and offers an opulent onboard journey in the Deccan plateau. The Deccan Odyssey travels on a typical tour of 7 nights and 8 days (Mumbai – Sindhudurg Nagri – Goa – Kolhapur – Aurangabad – Ajanta Caves – Nashik – Mumbai) covering all the major attractions of Maharashtra including pristine beaches, charming forts and palaces, art, heritage, crafts and delicious cuisines.

Golden Chariot

Typically managed by Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC), an undertaking of the Government of Karnataka, ‘The Golden Chariot’ connects several magnificent travel destinations of Southern region of India. This luxury train is embellished with world-class amenities, finest services and classy interiors. The Golden Chariot runs on two decided routes, namely, Southern Splendor (7 nights / 8 days) and Pride of South (7 nights / 8 days). So, if you want to travel South India in a unique way, taking the Golden Chariot tour is surely a right way to do so.

Maharaja Express

An excellent initiative by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC), Maharaja’s Express is a popular luxury train of India. This exclusive train runs on various routes covering the magnificence, culture and heritage of India. The tour routes are:

Heritage of India (8 Days / 7 Nights)
Treasures of India (4 Days / 3 nights)
Gems of India (4 Days / 3 Nights)
Indian Panorama (8 Days / 7 Nights)
Indian Splendour (8 Days / 7 Nights)
So, while planning an India tour and wondering from where to start off, take any of the abovementioned tour routes of Maharaja’s Express and embark on an exclusive expedition of India.

Author Bio: This guest post has been written by Archana Sharma. She is a graduate in tourism studies and loves to write on different aspects of travel and tourism. She works for (an excellent travel portal offers excellent deals on golden triangle tour packages in India) and also maintains her travel blog,
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