Did you know that Indian Railways is the fourth largest railway network in the world? Yes, not only Indian Railways connect the remotest areas in the country, it also offers some of the most unforgettable train journeys – from scenic train routes to luxury trains. The luxury trains give you a sneak-peak into royalty and let you travel in style.
Here is a list of four most luxurious trains that could make your trip memorable:
Palace on Wheels (Rajasthan tour)
Started on January 26, India’s Republic Day, in 1982, ‘Palace on Wheels’ became India’s first pan-country super luxury train. In August, 2009, the train was re-launched with a new look and more luxurious facilities, and today, it holds the pride of place as the world’s 4th best luxury train. The cruise train has everything you could wish for – exotic spa, restaurants, TV, internet connectivity, music and security.
Destinations covered: Delhi | Jaipur | Udaipur | Swai Madhopur | Chittorgarh | Jaisalmer | Jodhpur | Bharatpur | Agra | Delhi.
The Maharajas Express (Mumbai – Delhi)
The Maharajas Express is the costliest luxury train in India. The train is equipped with world-class facilities including large dining, bar, lounge, generator, LCD TVs, direct dial phone, internet, individual temperature controls and suite bathroom as well. This 8-day/7-night journey from Mumbai to Delhi gives you a peek into royalty and also lets you explore enchanting destinations, on the way.
Destinations covered: Mumbai | Vadodara | Udaipur | Jodhpur | Bikaner | Jaipur | Ranthambore | Agra | Delhi
The Golden Chariot
The Golden Chariot is the pride of Karnataka. Started by the KSTDC, this luxury train connects all popular tourist spots in the state. The royal itinerary has 19 coaches, two restaurants, a lounge bar, conference room, gym and spa. Named after the renowned ‘Stone Chariot’ of Hampi, the Golden Chariot would fascinate you with its charming architecture and royalty.
Destinations covered: Bangalore | Mysore | Hampi | Belur | Kabini | Badami | Goa | Bangalore
The Deccan Odyssey
Run by venture of Maharashtra MTDC and Indian railways, the Deccan Odyssey is a special luxury train. Showcasing luxury on wheels, the train covers the heritage sites of Maharashtra and boosts the tourism on the Konkan route. With a total of 21 luxury coaches, equipped with restaurants and a bar, a sauna, business center, computers and internet connectivity, this train is no less than a 5-star hotel.
Destination covered: Ajanta & Ellora Caves | Udaipur | Ranthambore Tiger Reserve | Jaipur | Agra | Delhi
So what are you waiting for? Book your train tickets on Paytm, at the cheapest prices, and get packing for a royal ride.