Royalty On Wheels

Indian railways are not just a mode of transport, they are the lifeline of the country connecting cities and remote villages to every traveler who wants to take the offbeat route through India.

Train journeys are full of exciting stories and experiences, and some trains in India take this to a whole new level. Get on board some of most luxurious trains that are an epitome of royalty and take you back to the bygone era.

Here are four glamorous trains in the country that give you an exclusive taste of Indian culture, heritage and hospitality.


(1) Maharaja Express

Conferred with the "World's Leading Luxury Train" award at the World Travel Awards for seven consecutive years from 2012 to 2018, this one is certainly the most exquisite train.

Offering a six nights and seven days journey starting from Delhi and going through the plains of Rajasthan, Maharaja Express is what dreams are made of. From deluxe cabins to a wide variety of suites, a lounge bar and a butler service, here is where you can soak in the richness of the country in the most splendid way.


(2) Palace on Journeys

This one is the pride of Rajasthan. It travels from Delhi to the countryside of Rajasthan and speaks volume of the history of this royal land.

Luxurious cabins, exquisite wallpapers, resto-bar lounges, iconic Indian hospitality, artistic paintings and an ayurvedic spa, a stay inside this train is pretty much like travelling in a palace. The eight days of traversing will give you an authentic flavour of the romance and elegance of the royal era.


(3) Deccan Odyssey

Here is where you will experience the finest traditions of rail travel. Deccan Odyssey offers a seven night and eight day journey that covers UNESCO World Heritage sites, sandy beaches and quaint villages in Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Gujarat.

It stands out due to the royal blue colour and guests can immerse in plush interiors, spacious and comfortable cabins, exceptional cuisine and warm hospitality to create an unforgettable memory.
Deccan Odyssey brings back the magic of train travel as you sink into the diverse experiences enroute.


(4) Golden Chariot

Embrace the serenity of South India on a six night and seven days adventure in Karnataka. Golden chariot takes you back 1600 years as you explore hidden treasures, lost empires, wildlife and gems of prehistoric times.
Palatial architecture with modern amenities, lounge bar, a fitness center and a spa, Golden Chariot is a perfect example of opulent travel. Bestowed with ‘Asia's Leading Luxury Train’ award at World Travel Awards, 2013 - a sojourn on this train will take you through stories of heritage, tradition and vibrant culture of South India. These luxury trains don't just take you to places, they help you uncover the many facets of India with a beautiful fusion of style and elegance.

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