Tuesday, April 2, 2019

India Railways | Royal Train in India | 8 Luxury Train in India

India Railways | Royal Train in India                                       

Indian Railways and The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation provide a variety of Luxury & Royal train travel in India. Indian Railways not only the fourth largest railway network in the world also provide royal and luxury travel experience. Eight luxury trains are owned and operated by Indian Railways.

8 Royal Trains in India:

While you are looking for an exclusive royal luxury experience in India, these best Indian Railways luxury trains will take you on a whole different level.

1.                   Maharajas’ Express,
2.                   Fairy Queen Express,
3.                   Palace On Wheels,
4.                   The Deccan Odyssey,
5.                   Golden Chariot,
6.                   Royal Rajasthan On Wheels,
7.                   Royal Orient Train,
8.                   The Mahaparinirvan Express

India Railways | Royal Train in India | 8 Luxury Train in India

1.   Maharajas’ Express:

Maharajas' Express has been in started operation since early 2010. The train had been a joint venture between the Cox and Kings travel company and the IRCTC. Best among all Indian luxury trains, Maharajas’ Express likewise one of the 5 most luxurious trains in the world. This half-a-mile long train boasts of professionals prepared to meet the highest quality of hospitality, fully stocked bars, wonderful luxury suites, butler services and what not.
Tourists on board get to experience the richness of the country in the most distinguished way possible.

Maharaja Express Route:

1.The Heritage of India: Mumbai – Ajanta – Udaipur – Jodhpur – Bikaner – Jaipur – Ranthambore – Agra – Delhi
2.Gems of India: Delhi – Agra – Ranthambore – Jaipur – Delhi
3. The Indian Panorama: Delhi – Jaipur – Ranthambore – Fatehpur – Sikri – Agra – Gwalior – Orchha – Khajuraho – Varanasi – Lucknow – Delhi
4. Indian Splendor: Delhi – Agra – Ranthambore – Jaipur – Bikaner – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Balasinor – Mumbai
5. Treasures of India: Delhi – Agra – Ranthambore – Jaipur – Delhi
Indian Railways run this train from October to April every year.

Maharaja Express fare:

Gems of India & Treasures of India: 4-day journeys for INR 2,57,950 (approx) + Tax each
Indian Splendour & The Indian Panorama: 8 days journey for INR 4,00,660 (approx) + Tax each
Heritage of India:  8 days journey for INR 4,58,280 approx + Tax

                Also, Visit The Maharaja Express Official website.

2.  Fairy Queen Express:

The Fairy Queen Express is one of the oldest (1855) steam locomotive trains providing luxury train journeys in India. Fairy Queen has its own charm as it rambles through to Alwar, Rajasthan. With a mention in the Guinness Book of World Records and In 1999 recipient of National Tourism Award, Fairy Queen easily makes it to the list of most luxurious trains in India.

Fairy Queen Express Route:

Delhi – Alwar – Sariska- Alwar – Delhi
Indian Railways run this train from October to March every year on 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month 1 night, 2 days journey.
Sariska: Lake Palace, Sariska National Park.
 Alwar: Alwar Museum
Train Fare: INR 8,600 Approx.

                Also, Visit Fairy Queen Express Official website.

3.  Palace On Wheels:

 ‘Palace on Wheels’ is another in the list of luxury train travel in India that was refurbished and re-launched in 2009 to promote tourism in India. Luxurious cabins, exquisite wallpapers, well-stocked bar, gracious hospitality and local culture displayed by artistic use of paintings and handicrafts – it is very much like a palace on wheels that recreates the bygone era of kings and their royal palaces. Palace On Wheels 4th best luxurious train in the world.
If you are planning a luxurious tour to Rajasthan, this is the best bet.

Palace On Wheels Route:

Delhi – Jaipur – Sawai Madhopur – Chittorgarh – Udaipur – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Bharatpur – Agra – Delhi

Indian Railways run this royal train from September to April every year, The 7 nights, 8 days journey includes 7 stoppages, where tourist are taken for city tours.


Delhi: India Gate, Lotus Temple, Qutab Minar, Humayun’s Tomb
Jaipur: Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, Rajasthali, City Palace, Jantar Mantar
Sawai Madhopur & Chittorgarh: Ranthambore National Park and Chittorgarh Fort
Udaipur: Jag Niwas, Lake Pichola
Jaisalmer: Yellow Sandstone Fort and Ancient mansions
Jodhpur: Mehrangarh Fort, Grand palaces & Shopping tour in Jodhpur
Bharatpur:  Keoladeo Ghana National Park
Agra: Fatehpur-Sikri, Taj Mahal

Palace On Wheels fares: For foreign travellers: US$3500 + Tax  & Indian travelers: INR 2,10,000 + Tax

                Also, Visit Palace On Wheels Official website.

India Railways | Royal Train in India | 8 Luxury Train in India

4.  The Deccan Odyssey:

The Deccan Odyssey is a 5-star hotels on the wheels. Royal treatment for passengers, palace-like interiors of the cabins, multi-cuisine restaurants, lounges, a conference car, spa and other state-of-the-art amenities make it one of the most luxurious trains in Indian Railways and in the world as well.

The Deccan Odyssey Routes:

1. Maharashtra Splendor: Mumbai – Nasik – Ellora Cave – Ajanta Caves – Kolhapur – Goa – Ratnagiri – Mumbai
2. Indian Odyssey: Delhi – Sawai Madhopur – Agra – Jaipur – Udaipur – Vadodara – Ellora Caves – Mumbai
3. Hidden Treasures of Gujarat: Mumbai – Vadodara – Palitana – Sasan Gir – Somnath – Little Rann of Kutch – Modhera – Patan – Nashik – Mumbai
4. Indian Sojourn: Mumbai – Vadodara – Udaipur – Jodhpur – Agra – Sawai Madhopur – Jaipur – Delhi
5. Jewels of the Deccan: Mumbai – Bijapur – Aihole – Pattadakal – Hampi – Hyderabad – Ellora Caves – Ajanta Caves – Mumbai
6. Maharashtra Wild tour: Mumbai – Aurangabad – Ramtek – Tadoba – Ajanta – Nashik – Mumbai
The Deccan Odyssey journey time October to April, and 7 nights, 8 days journey.
The Deccan Odyssey fares: For foreign travelers: US$5,810 + Tax For Indian travelers: INR 3,71,900 + Tax
                Also, Visit The Deccan Odyssey Official website.

5. Golden Chariot:

Golden Chariot connects major tourist place in states of Karnataka, Kerala, Goa, Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry. The Golden Chariot is one of the superb luxury trains in India that takes you to some of the most popular tourist places in South India. Golden Chariot launched in 2008 and is well known for its impeccable hospitality. The train has AC chambers with royal interiors, bars, restaurants serving multi-variety cuisines, mini gym, ayurveda spa and other 5-star facilities on the wheel. One of the most royal train in Indian Railways.

Golden Chariot Routes:

1. Pride of the South: Bangalore – Kabini – Mysore – Hassan – Hampi – Badami – Goa – Bangalore
2. Southern Splendor: Bangalore – Chennai – Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry – Thanjavur – Madurai – Thiruvananthapuram – Alleppey – Kochi – Bangalore.

 The Golden Chariot runs from October to March every year, 7 nights, 8 days Journey.

Golden Chariot fares: Pride of the South: For Foreign travelers- US$8,260 + Tax For Indian travelers- INR 3,08,000 + Tax

Southern Splendour: For Foreign travelers- US$9,130 + Tax For Indian travelers- INR 3,50,000 + Tax
                Also, Visit Golden Chariot Official website.

 6. Royal Rajasthan On Wheels:

Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is one of the luxury trains in Indian Railways known for offering supreme quality of comfort and an everlasting travelling experience which a traveller can just imagine until he or she actually gets aboard. Having 14 luxury cabins modelled on erstwhile royal palaces, multi-cuisine restaurants, bars and spa services on board, this train satisfies its name and stays in incredible interest for extravagance train travels in India.

Royal Rajasthan On Wheels Route:

Delhi – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Chittorgarh – Sawai Madhopur – Jaipur – Khajuraho – Varanasi – Agra – Delhi
Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is run every year from October to March. 7 nights, 8 days Journey.


Jodhpur: Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada
Udaipur: Forts, palaces, and hotels of Udaipur
Chittorgarh: Vijay Stambha, Gaumukh Reservoir, Rana Kumbha Palace
Sawai Madhopur: Ranthambhore Palace and Ranthambore National Park, Amareshwar Mahadeo Temple
Jaipur: City Palace, Hawa Mahal
Khajuraho: Khajuraho Temples and
Varanasi: Ganga Ghats, Sarnath
Agra: Taj Mahal

Royal Rajasthan On Wheels fares: For Foreign travelers: US$9,450/ Cabin + Tax & For Indian travelers: INR 5,67,000/Cabin + Tax

Also, Visit Royal Rajasthan On Wheels Official website.

7. Royal Orient Train:

Embark on a royal & luxury journey by the Royal Orient Train and enjoy a wonderful experience of travelling to popular tourist destinations onboard one of the best luxury trains in Indian Railways in India. Journey Adventure by this train is a mix of supreme gallantry and incredible richness.
The magnificent comfortable cabins, multi-cuisine restaurant with the “Watering Hole” Bar, spacious baths, efficient hospitality professionals, a library and almost all facilities that come to your mind while you think about the 5-star hotel – Royal Orient Train has them.

Royal Orient Train Route:

Delhi – Chittorgarh
Udaipur –Junagarh, Veraval- Sasan Gir
Dilwara – Palitana- Sarkhej- Ahmedabad- Jaipur- Delhi
Indian Railways run The Royal Orient Train through all year round, and 7 nights, 8 days Journey.

City attractions:

1. Delhi – Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate Chittorgarh
2. Udaipur – Chittorgarh Fort, City Palace, boating in Lake Pichhola, Shilpgram and Royal Gardens Junagarh
3.Veraval – Darbar Hall Museum, Ashokan Rock EDICT of 3rd Century BC, Mausoleum of Nawab Mahabat Khanji, Somnath Temple
4. Sasan Gir National Park – Lion Sanctuary
5. Dilwara – St. Paul’s church and Mandir Beach
6. Palitana – Jain Temple atop Shatrunjaya Hills
7. Ahmedabad – Gandhi Ashram, Calico Museum of Textiles, Sidi Aayyad’s Mosque
8.  Jaipur – Amar Fort and elephant ride, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar (observatory)

Royal Orient Train fares: October-March: For Foreign travellers: US$200/ cabin + Tax  For Indian travellers: INR 7,480/ Cabin + Tax

April-September: For international travellers: US$150/cabin + Tax For Indian travellers: NA
Also, Visit The Royal Orient Train Official website.

8. The Mahaparinirvan Express:

The Mahaparinirvan Express launched 28th March 2007 IRCTC to attract Buddhist pilgrims. The Mahaparinirvan Express travel to Buddhist Sites North India.

The Mahaparinirvan Express route:

                Delhi- Budhagaya- Nalanda- Varanasi- Lumbini- Kushinagar- Sravasti- Agra Delhi
The Mahaparinirvan Express Fares: For Foreign travellers: US$165/person + Tax  For Indian travellers: INR 12080/Person + Tax
Also, Visit Mahaparinirvan Express Official website.

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