Luxury Trains


India

                                                                                      Luxury Trains

The Indian Railways along with the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation provides a wide range of luxury rail travel in India. There are four tourist
trains and three categories of superfast passenger rail services availed by the Indian railways. Indian Railways has recently decided to introduce luxurious
Anubhuti Coaches in regular Trains, which would be similar to coaches in Luxury Trains like Maharaja Express or Palace on Wheels. However the Kolkata Metro
Railway, which is also the 17th Zone of the Indian Railways also comes under the Luxury railways in India.


The Palace on Wheels

The Palace on Wheels has been rated one of the ten best luxurious train journeys in the world. Originally the train had 12 fully furnished non-air conditioned saloons, once owned by the former Maharajas, Governor Generals and Viceroys of the British period. 
The Palace on Wheels started as unique holiday concept hauled by a steam engine with its inaugural trip on 26th January, 1982. In 1991, a new air-conditioned, meter gauge Palace on Wheels on the lines of the old heritage train was launched. 
The interiors of the current 14 saloons are authentic replicas of the historic coaches. Each saloon is equipped with twin-bedded cabins, each with channel music, intercom, with attached bathroom and running hot and cold water and a shower. The modern conveniences have been thoughtfully provided, sofas to sink into, strategically placed lights to read by, wonderfully appointed beds with comfortable furnishings, inbuilt wardrobes and huge plate glass windows to watch the countryside roll past.
There is a comfortable bar-cum-lounge where you can relax over your favourite drink, burrow in a book or converse with fellow passengers. Attached to it are two restaurant cars, Maharaja and Maharani respectively, with opulently draped curtains, exquisitely crafted lights and table settings. Here accompanying chefs serve up a choice of Indian, Continental and even Chinese cuisine. 
The train chugs out of Safdarjung Railway Station New Delhi on a week-long run through Rajasthan every Wednesday night, with trips inbuilt to visit the “Pink City” of Jaipur, tigers of Ranthambore, the palaces and lakes of Udaipur, the sands and forts of Jaisalmer, the majestic charm and colourful markets of Jodhpur, birds of Bharatpur Sanctuary and the World Heritage Site of the Taj Mahal. 
The train moves by night and arrives each morning at a new destination where new experiences await you.

The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels

The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is a more luxurious version of Palace on Wheels. The train has 14 coaches consisting of 38 Deluxe Cabins and 2 Super Deluxe Cabins. There are attached bathrooms with each cabin with running hot and cold water and shower facilities. The train has two resto-bars – serving Indian, Continental & Chinese cuisines. It also has a dedicated coach providing spa facilities. The train travels overnight and during the day there is sightseeing in large air-conditioned coaches, with one guide per coach. Many of the meals are in well-known hotels, the rest on board the train. Other facilities include free internet service with wi-fi, a board room, business room, fitness centre, a small library, a locker. 

The train starts on every Sunday from Delhi and comes back to the city after visiting the majestic charm and colourful markets of Jodhpur, the romantic city of Udaipur, the historical city of Chittaurgarh, the Ranthambore National Park, the Pink City of Jaipur, the rustic charm and erotic temples of Khajuraho, the holy city of Varanasi and the monument of love, the Taj Mahal. 

Maharaja Express 

The Maharaja Express features five carriages for Deluxe Cabins, six for Junior Suites, two for Suites and one for grand Presidential Suite. Every cabin has large panoramic windows so that you can savour every bit of magnificent India. All passenger cabins come with individual temperature controls, LCD televisions, DVD players, direct dial telephone and internet. Every cabin also has its own electronic safe deposit box. 
The Maharaja Express also has two fine dining restaurants and a lounge with its own bar, game tables and comfortable club arm-chairs. 
The train offers four different routings which are basically two itineraries doing onward and return journeys. The sightseeing for passengers in Deluxe Cabins and Junior Suite is in a shared Deluxe Coach, while Suite passengers have private cars and Presidential Suite has a limousine.

  • Royal Rajasthan on Wheels

    Royal Rajasthan on Wheels

    The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is a more luxurious version of Palace on Wheels. The train has 14 coac

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  • The Deccan Odyssey

    The Deccan Odyssey

    The Deccan Odyssey has been benchmarked against the best luxury trains in the world. Everything in t

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  • The Maharaja Express - Princely India

    The Maharaja Express - Princely India

    The Maharaja Express features five carriages for Deluxe Cabins, six for Junior Suites, two for Suite

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  • Palace On Wheels

    Palace On Wheels

    The Palace on Wheels has been rated one of the ten best luxurious train journeys in the world. Origi

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The Deccan Odyssey

The Deccan Odyssey has been benchmarked against the best luxury trains in the world. Everything in the train reflects the ways of the Indian Royalty. This luxurious train transports its guests on a remarkable sojourn of serene beaches, magnificent forts and palaces. 
The train has 44 guest cabins and 2 Presidential Suites. There are attached bathrooms with each cabin with running hot and cold water and shower facilities. The train has two restaurants – serving Indian and Continental cuisines - and a lounge bar. Other facilities include a board room, free internet service, library, steam bath, beauty parlour, ayurveda centre, etc. 
A weeklong journey starts every Wednesday from Mumbai passing through some of the most amazing sights of Western India – including Sindhudurg, Tarkarli, Goa, Kolhapur, Aurangabad, Ellora, Chandrapur (Tadoba Wildlife), Wardha (Sevagram), Ajanta and Nasik. 

The Indian Maharaja 

This is a new luxury train journey using Deccan Odyssey train. 
The train has 44 guest cabins and 2 Presidential Suites. There are attached bathrooms with each cabin with running hot and cold water and shower facilities. The train has two restaurants – serving Indian and Continental cuisines - and a lounge bar. Other facilities include a board room, free internet service, library, steam bath, beauty parlour, ayurveda centre, etc.
The weeklong journey starts every Wednesday and includes several exotic destinations – including Mumbai, Aurangabad, Udaipur, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Agra and Delhi. 


The Golden Chariot 

Golden Chariot train has been named after the famous Stone Chariot of Hampi, a World Heritage Site. 
The train has 26 twin beds cabins, 17 double bed cabins and 1 special cabin for physically challenged passenger. Every cabin is equipped with television, DVD, wardrobe, vanity/writing desk and private bathroom with amenities and accessories. There is a comfortable lounge bar with plush interiors modelled after the Mysore Palace. There are two restaurants – Nala and Ruchi – which serve a spread of vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisines. The Train also has fully equipped gymnasium and 2 massage rooms. 
The Golden Chariot travels through some of the most exotic South Indian locales in two itineraries: Pride of the South and Southern Splendour. 
Pride of the South itinerary spans 7 nights and 8 days – starting with Bangalore and encompassing Kabini, Srirangapatnam, Mysore, Shravanabelagola, Belur, Halebid, Hampi, Badami, Pattadakal and Goa. 
Southern Splendour itinerary also spans 7 nights and 8 days. Starting with Bangalore the routing includes Chennai, Pondicherry, Tanjore, Madurai, Trivandrum, Alleppey and Cochin. 
The Golden Chariot- The Pride of the South (Bangalore-Banglore)

The Indian Maharaja 
This is a new luxury train journey using Deccan Odyssey train. 

The train has 44 guest cabins and 2 Presidential Suites. There are attached bathrooms with each cabin with running hot and cold water and shower facilities. The train has two restaurants – serving Indian and Continental cuisines - and a lounge bar. Other facilities include a board room, free internet service, library, steam bath, beauty parlour, ayurveda centre, etc.

The weeklong journey starts every Wednesday and includes several exotic destinations – including Mumbai, Aurangabad, Udaipur, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Agra and Delhi.