4 Luxurious & Expensive Train Journeys in India

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The best way to enjoy and explore the Indian cities, coastal towns,villages and regional areas in comfort way, is only through train of India. Indian railway has some of the most spectacular and unforgettable rail journeys with the 4th largest railway network in the world. Indian railway also operates a number of luxury trains which cater to various tourist circuits throughout India. The luxurious trains are named as Fairy Queen, Heritage on Wheels,The Indian Maharaja and Splendour of South. These trains will give you a life time experience of true Indian royalty.

Royal Rajasthan on Wheels

Image Credits : Royal Rajasthan on Wheels Official Site

As the name rightly suggests, the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels takes you through the rich heritage of Rajasthan. Experience the Rajput culture of valour and hospitality, and travel through many stunning palaces and fortresses built in the Rajputana region. Upon boarding the train, you are greeted with a grand musical red-carpet welcome, and the warmth of hospitality that one expects from Rajasthani culture. The private cabins are no less than princely abodes, with tastefully decorated interiors, imagery from Rajputana history, all the modern facilities of a luxury hotel, and fine-dining experiences showcasing the most delectable gems from the region.

Start From: Delhi            

Approximate Tariff: Starting at INR 3.78 Lakhs

Palace on Wheels

Image Credits : Palace on Wheels Official Website

The original luxury train in India, The Palace on Wheels showed Indians what luxury is all about. With a recent face-lift, the train was once used as transportation by the Nizams of Hyderabad and the kings of princely states of Rajputana, Gujarat and others. This was the first heritage luxury train put together by the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation, and introduced the charm of royal travel to Indians and foreign visitors. Today, this premium train has retained its regal extravagance, and takes travellers through the heart of Rajasthan.

Start From: Jaipur

Approximate Tariff: Starting at INR 3.63 Lakh

Maharajas’ Express

Image Credits : The Maharajas’ Express Official Site

Awarded the “World’s Leading Luxury Train” title for 6 consecutive years by the World Travel Awards, The Maharajas’ Express is luxury beyond imagination. Choose from eight grand tours of India, witnessing palaces, forts and heritage properties. The princely train is built with the idea of exploring India’s heritage while on board a palace. The presidential suite on the train would give any premium five star hotel a run for its money, with private lounges, bedrooms, lavish washrooms and a plush dining area.

Start From: Delhi (North), Trivandrum (South)

Approximate Tariff: Starting at INR 3.97 Lakh

The Deccan Odyssey

Image Credits : Deccan Odyssey Official Site

The very site of the royal blue train makes you feel like you are climbing aboard a noble chariot, going out for an inspection of the conquered lands. This 5 star indulgence on wheels boasts of opulently designed cabins that will leave you awestruck with their grandeur. The train takes you across various routes starting from Mumbai and Delhi, covering some stunning cities and landmarks. Managed by the Taj Group of Hotels, this train is designed to reflect the lives of Maharajas in the 16th century. An initiative of Maharashtra Tourism, the Deccan Odyssey is the perfect amalgamation of transport and luxury. There is plenty to do aboard the train, from multi-cuisine restaurants serving food presented by expert chefs, to a spa for relaxing massages, along with many other state-of-the-art facilities.

Start From: Mumbai or Delhi

Approximate Tariff: Starting at INR 4.27 Lakh