7 Luxury Trains Of India That Will Make You Feel ‘Nawabi’

by Jinal Inamdar

India is a land of rich heritage and luxuries. And we all know that trains are the lifeline of the country. But we can’t possibly be called a Nawabi country if we don’t have our share of luxury trains. There are 5 luxury trains of India to choose from , in order to feel the opulence of this country and the finesse of ‘mehmaan navazi’.

1. Palace On Wheels

This is the best royal Indian luxury train and the world’s 4th best luxury train. The Palace On Wheels is what it says it is – a palace on wheels.

Price: ₹28,927 to ₹55603 per person, per journey

Journey Duration: 8-13 Days

Destinations covered: Delhi-Jaipur- Udaipur- Swai Madhopur- Chittorgarh- Jaiselmer- Jodhpur- Bharatpur- Agra- Delhi

Palace On Wheels

Also read: Most Scenic Train Journeys In India

2. The Maharajas Express

This one is the newest and the most expensive of the lot! And why not? It is equipped with first class facilities.

Price: ₹2.4 lacs to ₹15 lacs per person, per journey

Journey Duration: The Heritage of India- 7 nights, 8 days

Destinations covered: Delhi-Jaipur- Mumbai- Ajanta- Udaipur- Jodhpur- Bikaner- Jaipur- Ranthambore- Agra- Delhi 

The Maharajas Express


3.The Golden Chariot

This royalty on wheels has 19 coaches colored purple and gold, with two restaurants, a lounge bar, a conference room, a gym and a spa! Too much to fit on wheels? Well, we don’t call it royal for nothing!

Price: ₹24876 to ₹79753 per person, per journey

Journey Duration: 7 nights, 8 days

Destinations covered: Bangalore- Mysore- Hampi- Belur- Kabini- Badami- Goa- Bangalore

The Golden Chariot

Also read: Take The Royal India Tour In A True Maharaja Style For INR 52 Lakhs

4. Royal Rajasthan On Wheels

This is a luxury tourist train running by RTDC- Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation. It’s so royal that you’d never believe you’re in a train.

Price: ₹57853 to ₹1.15 lacs per person, per journey

Journey Duration: 7 nights, 8 days

Destinations covered: New Delhi- Jodhpur- Udaipur- Chittorgarh- Sawai Madhopur- Jaipur- Khajuraho- Varanasi- Agra- New Delhi

Royal Rajasthan On Wheels

5. Deccan Odyssey

This 5-star hotel on wheels, as commonly known, covers the heritage site of Maharashtra and helps boost tourism across the Konkan route.

Price: ₹3.73 lacs to ₹80.8 lacs per person, per journey

Journey Duration: 7 nights, 8 days

Destinations covered: Mumbai- Nashik- Ellora cave- Ajanta cave- Kolhapur- Goa- Ratnagiri- Mumbai

Deccan Odyssey

6. Fairy Queen Express

The Fairy Queen, is the oldest Steam Locomotive in the world, and was Certified as the world’s oldest working locomotive by the Guinness Book of World Records. .

Price: ₹ 6,ooo per person, per journey

Journey Duration: 2 days, 1 night

Destination Covered:  Nights Tourist circuit from Delhi to Alwar with overnight stay in Sariska Tiger Reserve

7.  Royal Orient Train

This luxury is entrusted with abundance that stimulates royalty in every sense. This luxury train carries the theme of Palace on Wheels.

Price: ₹ 20,000 per person, per journey

Journey Duration: 8 days, 7 nights

Destination Covered: Delhi, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Junagarh, Veraval, Somnath, Sasan Gir National Park, Ahmedpur, Mandvi, Palitana, Sarkhej, Ahmedabad and Jaipur.

Fancy a fan-ceh train ride?

Let us know in comments which one of these would be on your next travel list.

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