10 Luxurious Trains of India You Should Try Once in Life


Train journeys have been an integral part of every Indian life. We have made many memories while traveling on trains, whether with family, friends, or colleagues. The largest employer of India – Indian railway connects the whole country. Now Imagine a journey on a Train where you are treated like a person belonging to a royal background or having a luxurious room on a train. Well, this seems like a dream if you don’t know about the 10 Luxurious trains in India. Traveling experience in these Indian luxurious trains is nothing sort of a dream come true and this is once in a lifetime experience. So let’s know about this in more detail. 

10 Indian Luxurious Trains

Palace on Wheels


One of the most famous and most talked about luxurious trains in India is Palace on Wheels. As the name suggests this train is truly a palace but moving. There are many suites on this train and the presidential suite is the most expensive one. In this train itself, you will have a gym, library, play area, kitchen, bar, and much more. This train takes you to the main tourist attraction of Rajasthan.

Route –  Delhi Jaipur, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bharatpur, Agra.
Days –  7 Nights
Price –  6872 USD Starting (Peak Season – 7Nights/8Days) – Double Occupancy, 27258 USD Starting (Peak Season – 7Nights/8Days) – Presidential Suite

Check out the – Best Tour Packages of Jaipur

Maharajas Express


As the name suggests Maharajas Express is one of the best royal experiences one can get on a train.  Palace-like interior and best-in-class amenities make this train world-class. The vintage royal theme with some of the luxurious suites is just amazing to witness. On this train, you will find the tastiest cuisine and you should try a journey on this train once in your life.

Route –  Delhi covering Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Bikaner, Jodhpur, and Udaipur, and ending in Mumbai
Days –  6 Nights
Price –  7740 USD Starting (Peak Season – 6Nights/7Days) – Single Supplement, 24980 USD Starting (Peak Season – 6Nights/7Days) – Presidential Suite

Also Check – Mirror of Rajasthan Tour Package

Deccan Odyssey


Experience the vivid culture of India with some royal experience that the Deccan Odyssey provides you. With amenities like a saloon, spa, gym, dining car, bar, and shopping center this train is nothing less than a royal mall.  It is among the top 10 luxurious trains in the world and currently operates in 6 different train tour circuits.

Route – Ranthambore, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Vadodara, Aurangabad and ending in Mumbai
Days –  7 Nights
Price –  8830 USD Starting (Peak Season – 7Nights/8Days) – Single
Occupancy, 17850 USD Starting (Peak Season -7Nights/8Days) – Presidential Suite

Golden Chariot


The most luxurious train in South India – Golden Chariot is an attempt to connect the travel experience with royalness. The Route of this train is chosen in a way that it showcases the culture and history of the region. Golden Chariot has 4 guest cabins and in each cabin, there are 13 twin beds, 30 double beds, and 1 bed for specially-abled people.  It has two restaurants named – Ruchi and Nalapaka, 1 bar called – Madira, and 1 spa named Arogya.

Route – Bengaluru, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Goa
Days –  5 Nights
Price –  3560 USD Starting (Peak Season – 5Nights/6Days) – Single
Supplement, 4740 USD Starting (Peak Season -5Nights/6Days) – Delux Cabin

Heritage Odyssey

Yet another train from the Deccan Odyssey is on this elite list. Similar to the previous one it takes you to the heritage sites of India. This train is known for its luxury and never fails to impress the travellers. Many think about traveling on this train and that is why it has 6 months booking.

Route – Mumbai – Udaipur – Jodhpur – Bikaner – Jaipur – Ranthambore – Agra – Delhi
Days – 6 Nights
Price –  6100 USD Starting (Peak Season – 6Nights/7Days) – Single
Occupancy, 24890 USD Starting (Peak Season -6Nights/7Days) – Presidential Suite

The Fairy Queen


Not the luxurious train we have on this list but somehow this heritage feels like a luxury experience.  It has the oldest working steam engine in this and in 1855 it ran for the first time. It holds a Guinness world record for the oldest working locomotive steam engine. This train has 60 seats all with a large window so one can witness the beauty of traveling on this train.

Route – Delhi to Alwar
Days –  1 Night/2Days
Price –  7500/- INR Starting (For Adults) 

Royal Rajasthan on Wheels

Another entry from Rajasthan tourism in the elite list of Indian trains.  Similar to “Palace on Wheels” this train has more coaches in comparison to that.  It takes you to the all major sites of Rajasthan and serves the most authentic Rajasthani food.  This train has a spa, saloon, bar, restaurant, shopping center, gym, play area, and many other things. In some words, it is a movie luxurious hotel. 

Route – New Delhi, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Swai Madhopur, Jaipur, Khajuraho, Varanasi and Agra
Days –  7 Nights/8Days
Price –  6055 USD Starting (Peak Season – 7Nights/8Days) – Single
Occupancy – Delux Cabin, 12,600 USD Starting (Peak Season -7Nights/8Days) – Single Occupancy –  Super Delux Cabin

Tejas Express


Tejas is one of the fastest-operating trains in India.  It is a fully air-conditioned train offering a modern way of boarding, automatic opening and closing the doors, and amazing services. For entertainment, a tablet-sized screen is there for all the passengers where they can watch music, videos, and more.

Route – Ahmedabad to Mumbai, Lucknow to New Delhi, Chennai to Madurai, Mumbai to Madgaon
Days –  NA
Price –  3365/-INR for Adult

Mahaparinirvan Express

Mahaparinirvan Express is a famous Buddhist tourist train in India that covers all the major Buddhist sites in India and Nepal. It serves delicious food to the passengers and comes with a private cabin and AC coaches.

Route – Bodhgaya, Varanasi, Sarnath, Lumbini and Sravasti.
Days –  7 Nights
Price –  945 USD Starting (2nd AC – 7Nights/8Days) – Single
Occupancy, 1155 USD Starting (Cabin -7Nights/8Days) – Single Person

Royal Orient Train

The Royal Orient Train is like a magical journey on a super fancy train. It’s famous for being one of the fanciest trains in the world. Imagine feeling like a king or queen and experiencing the culture of Rajasthan and Gujarat, which are two cool places in India.

During this amazing trip that lasts for eight days and seven nights, you get to visit places like Delhi, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Junagarh, Veraval, Somnath, Sasan Gir National Park, Ahmedpur, Mandvi, Palitana, Sarkhej, Ahmedabad, and Jaipur. It’s not just about sitting on the train; you also get to explore these awesome locations and even go on desert safaris, which are like exciting adventures in the desert. So, it’s not just a train ride, it’s a royal adventure!

Route – Delhi, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Junagarh, Veraval, Somnath, Sasan Gir National Park, Ahmedpur, Mandvi, Palitana, Sarkhej, Ahmedabad and Jaipur
Days –  7 Nights
Price –  Due to Maintenance it is no longer available soon it will start operating again.


India is home to vivid cultures and traditions and these luxurious trains are just a royal way to showcase it. Traveling in these trains is one of a kind experience and you will love this entire journey. Although the price may seem a little expensive but its the feel of the luxury lifestyle you’ll get in Indian railways. So Pack your bags and travel the India with some luxury.

FAQs – Luxurious Trains of India

Q. Which is India’s No 1 luxury train?

Ans . As per the reviews from the travellers “The Maharaja Express” is the most luxurious train in India. If has all in it from Spa to Saloon, from Bar to Cafe, Shopping centre to gym. The rooms of this train are nothing less than a royal palace.

Q. Which is the cheapest luxury train in India?

Ans. Among all the Luxurious Trains Buddha Express and Tejas Express are the cheapest luxurious trains of India. Buddha Express costs you around 60k INR/- for a full journey while Tejas costs only 2k INR/-.

Q. Which is the oldest luxury train in India?

Ans. Palace on Wheels by Rajasthan Tourism is the oldest luxurious train in India. It takes you from all the major cities of Rajasthan.

Q. Which are the top 10 luxury trains of India?

Ans. Maharaja Express, Palace on Wheels, Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, Deccan Odyssey, Golden Chariot, Royal Orient Train, Tejas Express, Buddha Express, The Fairy Queen and Mahaparinirvan Express.

Q. What is the cost of Palace on Wheels Journey?

Ans. Palace on wheels will cost around 6872 USD Starting (Peak Season – 7Nights/8 days) – for Double Occupancy, 27258 USD Starting (Peak Season – 7Nights/8Days) – for Presidential Suite.

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