Being the fourth largest railway network in the world if an individual wants to experience an adventure of famous tourists spots and rich cultural heritage of the country a journey of luxurious trains in India is the must. With amazing interior designing and mind-blowing ambiance maintained by Indian Railways and IRCTC below described are few luxury trains that travels in India.
Most Luxurious Trains in India
Palace On Wheels
The train was initially started in the year of 1982 and years later after being redesigned and change in the itinerary it was relaunched in the year 2009 with 14 coaches each named after the former Rajput states which is similar to their interior designing and being the 4th best luxury train it has facilities like DTH, internet connectivity, bar, Spa and covers tourists spots in Rajasthan which starts and ends at Delhi. It also includes restaurants named Maharaja and Maharani. Costing a person from Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 5,00,000, it covers Jaipur, Sawai MadhChittorgarhorgarh, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bharatnagar.
The Maharaja Express
Among the world class luxury train and one of the costliest train in India, it was started in August 2010 and was a joint venture of IRCTC, but after the verdict of High Court and Supreme Court, it belongs exclusively to IRCTC. The facilities like large dining bar, LCD TV, direct dial phones, internet connectivity, suite bathroom and individual temperature controls. The voyage of train is from Mumbai to Delhi and covers the central portion of Rajasthan with 8 days and 7 nights journey. It is almost around half a mile in length. Costing a person from Rs. 2.75 lakh to Rs. 10 lakh per journey it covers Mumbai, Vadodra, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Agra, Delhi.
The Golden Chariot
Named as Asia’s leading luxury train by tourists in 2013 The Golden Chariot was started its jouney from the year 2008 and covers the southern part of India and places of the states Goa and Karnataka. Started by KSTDC, it has facilities like royal interiors, mini gym, Ayurveda spa, conference room and two restaurants with internet connectivity and has 19 coaches. Pride of the journey is of 8 days and 7 nights which starts and ends on Banglore. Costs Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 50,000 per person per jouney it covers Chennai, Mamallapuram, Pondicherry, Thiruchirapalli, Thanjavur, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram, Poovar, Kochi, Kerala blackwaters.
Royal Rajasthan On Wheels
As the name indicated it covers the majority tourists places of Rajasthan like Jodhpur, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Sawai Madhopur, Jaipur, Varanasi, Agra and starts and end in Delhi. Running by RTDC it is having 14 luxury cabins with a journey of 8 days and 7 nights and a facility like Wi-Fi, multi-cuisine restaurants, spa, bars costing from Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 80,000 per person per journey like other trains it is operational from October to March period.
The Deccan Odyssey
Making it the worlds best luxury train, running by the joint venture of Maharastra’s MTDC and Indian Railways. The deccan Odyssey is a 5 star hotel with 10 fully AC Deluxe cabin saloons, each with a combination of 4 twin chambers and 2 fully AC presidential saloons and each with 2 suites with combination of living room and bed room. Saloons having music, intercom, player, attached toilet, running hot and cold water. Costing an individual from 3-8 lakhs per journey. It is a package of 8 days and 7 nights covering the areas from Mumbai to Delhi like Ajanta- Ellora caves, Udaipur, Ranthambore, Jaipur.