Luxury trains in India are renowned for their world class facilities and traditional hospitality. Besides, the best part about these trains is their strategically designed itineraries which offers overnight journeys and utilize day time to explore new destinations in shortest possible time. Adding to the aforementioned features, guided sightseeing excursions provide in-depth knowledge about history and culture of the destinations.
Palace on Wheels is the first luxury train of India which was introduced in 1982 by the Indian Railways & Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation, inspired by the personal carriages used by the former Maharajas, Nizams and Viceroys of India, transporting you to a bygone era of Indian royalty.
The Maharajas Express is a joint venture of IRCTC and travel agency Cox and Kings India, which made its first commercial run on January 9, 2010. It is the newest and most costly luxury train in India, equipped with world class facilities including large dining, bar, lounge, generator, LCD TVs, direct dial phone, internet, individual temperature controls and in suite bathrooms as well.
The Golden Chariot offers accommodation in 44 cabins in 11 coaches that are named after dynasties that ruled the region: Kadamba, Hoysala, Rashtrakuta, Ganga, Chalukya, Bahamani, Adil Shahi, Sangama, Satavahana, Yadukula and Vijayanagar. It also has two restaurants, a lounge bar, and conference, gym and spa facilities.
Deccan Odyssey is a fabulous luxury train of India. The Deccan Odyssey includes 21 royally appointed coaches. Along with catering to the guests, these coaches are also utilized for innumerable purposes such as health spa, lounge, conference and dining.
The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is a super luxury train operated by Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation which takes you to various fascinating tourist destinations in Rajasthan. This train is newly-built and melds contemporary style with royal affluence. You will be delighted with the magnificent interiors, sumptuous meals, expensive wines and the personalized service of the Khidmatgars, the likes of which you would rarely experience.
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