List of Luxury Trains in India: The Maharajas’ Express, Palace on Wheels & more

A royal way to travel is the luxury trains in India. Know the amenities, fares and itineraries offered by top luxury trains.

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Luxury trains in India are worth spending a fortune. It is a dream come true for those who love travelling and want comfort and royalty at the same time.

The luxury trains in India allow passengers to enjoy the scenery of different heritage places in comfort with attentive service. Exploring world heritages by train is an unforgettable experience.

Book train tickets online is easy both on mobile as well as desktop. Luxury train journeys offer an elegant traveling experience in India.

 Here is the list of luxury trains in India to explore different tourist destinations. Also Check IRCTC Tour packages 2018 to top tourist destinations in India.

1. The Maharajas Express

The train started in 2010 covers 12 destinations across routes in the northwest and central India. The luxury trains meet the highest standards of quality and customer service.

Built with the idea of exploring India's heritage the award-winning train offers eight grand tours across India. Providing a glimpse of India's rich cultural heritage Maharajas Express is among the world's leading luxury trains.

The Maharajas Express has a large dining, lounge, Bar, LCD TVs, suite bathroom, individual temperature controls, among other world-class facilities. The stunning interiors include vintage furniture, rich paintings, and wall to wall carpets.

The Maharajas Express promises one of the greatest journeys by train in India. Choose from a deluxe cabin, junior suite, suite, and presidential suite. The menu changes daily during the trip.

You can see various destinations from the available packages -

  • The Indian Splendour

  • The Heritage of India

  • Treasures of India

  • Gems of India

  • The Indian Panorama

  • Southern Sojourn

  • Southern Jewels

Fare: The Maharajas' Express fares range from Rs 36,000 ($800) to Rs 112,500 ($2,500) per day. Here is a detailed schedule of The Maharajas Express for 2018-19 & 2019-20.


“THE GOLDEN CHARIOT” is operated by the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation in Collaboration with Indian Railways. The train boasts Ayurveda spa center, fine-dining restaurants, and top-notch lounges. The luxury trains explore the cultural and historical expanse of Karnataka. The amenities onboard include a restaurant, deluxe suite, gym, bar, spa, and dining car.

The luxury train of south India has two packages.

  • The Pride of south

  • The Splendor of South.

The Pride of south tour starts on Monday from Bangalore, covering major destinations like Mysore, Bandipur, Hassan, Badam and Hampi.

The 8 day long tour ends on Bangalore also on a Monday. The Splendor of South tour that commences from Bangalore on Monday covers Chennai, Pondicherry, Tiruchirapalli, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram, and Cochin.

The golden chariot train fare is set for Indian and Foreign Nationals.

Fare: Golden Chariot fare for single occupancy of one person start from Rs. 3,85,000/- (appx. US$ 6135 ) for foreign national and Rs.2,45,000/- for Indian Nationals. Here is a detailed

3. The Palace on Wheels

The Palace on Wheels is a replica os the saloon carriages of the Maharajas. The 13 Deluxe carriages are named after different palaces of Rajasthan. Each Deluxe coach has three cabins. The 7 nights and 8 days Delhi to Delhi package takes in Jaipur, udaipur, Jaisalmer and Agra.

The train travels through the heart of Rajasthan covering monumental places. The spacious Deluxe Cabins come with attached bathrooms. The palace on wheels tariff depends on the occupancy level of cabins.

The deluxe cabins have single, double and triple occupancy. The fare is per person per night journey. The amenities include

  • A personal butler

  • 2 restaurants

  • A lounge bar

  • A spa

Fare: The palace on wheels fares start from Rs. 51.9 k per night for Indian nationals for single Occupancy and $ 865 Per Night for foreign passport holders.

4. Royal Rajasthan on Wheels

The luxury tourist train starting from Delhi makes a week-long journey through the heritage sites of Rajasthan. The train has 14 passenger coaches with three deluxe saloons on each coach. Each saloon has bedding, upholstery, study table, and chair.

The two retro bar lounges have the capacity to service all passengers in one sitting. The 7 Nights and 8 Days Train Tour departs from New Delhi on Sunday and covers Jodhpur, Udaipur, Ranthambore forest, Jaipur, temples of Khajuraho, Varanasi, and Agra before returning to Delhi on next Sunday Morning.

The train moves by night and each morning a new destination awaits you with a new experience.

  • Jodhpur

  • Udaipur

  • Ranthambore forest

  • Jaipur

  • Temples of Khajuraho

  • Varanasi

  • Agra

Fare: Royal Rajasthan on Wheels Fare start from Rs, 3.63 lakh for Indian National. For Foreign nationals the fares start from US$ 6055. Click here for more information.

5. The Deccan Odyssey

The Deccan Odyssey managed by the Taj Group of Hotels takes you through Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Goa and Delhi.  The royal train boasts of LCD TVs, Cell Phones, & Wi-Fi Connectivity in every cabin.

The train is also supplemented by a fitness area, a full bar, a lounge, a spa, and a beauty salon. The two gourmet restaurants serve find Indian and continental cuisine to guests.

There are also four resplendent Presidential Suites with all modern amenities. In total while traveling by Deccan Odyssey you can pick from six different itineraries to explore the most exotic destinations. The 21 coaches of Deccan Odyssey Include

  • 12 passenger cars

  • One conference car

  • Two dining cars

  • 2 staff cars

  • 2 generator

  • 1 spa car

  • 1 bar car

  • Luggage cars.

Fare: The Deccan Odyssey Fares for International travellers start from USD 6,100 for single occupancy. Click here for more information.

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The luxury train trips offer a lifetime experience to travel through India with grand royalty. You can find the detailed itinerary and amenities of top luxury trains online. We also bring travel offers 2018 to provide the best discounts on flight, hotel, and bus tickets online.