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India’s Best Luxury on wheels Trains

How do you wish to travel inside a country to experience its suburbs, passing through village side, passing through hills etc and the best way to explore is via Train. India as a country has a vast network of railways covering from North to South and East to Western regions and this will show you some of village side views covering paddy fields and other places. And with a hint of luxury added you can explore and view these regions with luxury added

Some of the Luxury Trains in India are

Maharaja’s ExpressImage Credit : https://www.the-maharajas.com
One of the most expensive trains in India, Maharaja’s Express runs between October to April and it sounds 12 destinations and most of which lies in Rajasthan. 

The train offers a wide range of itinerary options from the months of September to April which offers many experiences such as meeting members of the royal family, attending a polo match in Jaipur etc. The train is run by IRCTC and costs $3850 for 4 days and 3 nights in the deluxe cabin and $12,900 for the presidential suite.

Palace on Wheelsimage credit : https://www.trailfinders.ie/hotels/india/rajasthan-and-northern-india/delhi/palace-on-wheels

One of the pride of Rajasthan, Palace on Wheels stands true to its name. Started back in the year 1982, the train has coaches from the British era. These coaches were used by rulers of princely states as a personal coach. Starting at New Delhi and covers Jaipur, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and Agra and returns back. The train costs $4,700 and one of the best luxury to explore.

Royal Rajasthan on Wheels

Image Credits : https://treknova.com/travel-advice/royal-rajasthan-on-wheels-luxury-tour-india/
Similar to Palace on Wheels, Royal Rajasthan on Wheels started by Indian Railways in 2009. The train covers similar track that Palace on Wheels and it takes 7 days and 8 nights completing entire Journey of Rajasthan. Compared to other luxury trains as it costs $625 per person for a twin sharing bed.

The Golden ChariotImage Credit : https://www.the-golden-chariot.com

One of the first luxury trains in South India, The Golden Chariot covers more of states in South. It covers states of Karnataka, Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu etc.  And it depends on the itinerary they cover lush forests, waterfalls etc. The train offers luxury spa amenities, restaurants and a bar etc among other facilities. The charges of $2900.

The Deccan OdysseyImage Credits : http://www.deccanodysseytrains.com/blog/things-you-should-know-before-traveling-deccan-odyssey/

Similar to The Golden Chariot, the Deccan Odyssey is aimed to promote tourism of Maharashtra and covers most of the regions in Maharashtra. It covers popular tourist destinations such as Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Aurangabad, Pune, Ajanta-Ellora etc. These places are famous as tourist destinations and after this, they returns to Mumbai.  But you need to shell out amount where it costs $5800 for deluxe cabin and over $12,500 for a presidential suite.

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