Splurge Alert: Luxurious Train Rides In India

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Train journeys are undoubtedly the most exciting and entertaining as compared to the other modes of transport. Zooming past the farmlands, villages, towns, valleys, et al while enjoying a bunch of activities inside the bogey, is one of the most ethereal travel experiences one must undertake in their lifetime. India, known to have the largest railway networks in the world, has some opulent trains under its umbrella, which of course, is for those who do not mind splurging on a train ride. These luxurious trains take the whole travel experience many notches up, and the happiness that the traveller gets, is simply undescribable.

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If you belong to the elite strata of the society and wish to undertake something luxurious, something that stays in your memory for life, then forget the exotic foreign lands, for its time to embark on a journey full of surprises. Who could think that a mere train reservation was worth a fortune! So here is the list of the uber luxurious train rides available in India.  Here you go–

  1. The Maharajas Express

The Maharajas Express is a joint endeavor of IRCTC and Cox and Kings India, with its first run conducted on the 19th of January, 2010. It is known to be the most extravagant train in India, furnished with world class amenities including a bar, large dining, lounge, LCD TVs, direct dial telephone, singular temperature controls, attached restrooms, and much more.

2. Royal Orient Train

This train will take you through an enchanted journey, introducing you to the societies and various tourist spots of Gujarat and Rajasthan in India. Apart from the other 5-star facilities in the train, there additionally is a lounge in each coach where travelers can read books and magazines, sprawl on the couch while watching TV, listen to music and even interact with different travelers onboard. The 7 day excursion of this luxurious train begins from Delhi and winds up in Palitana in Gujarat.

3. The Golden Chariot

A luxurious endeavor by the KSTDC to take travellers through the most prominent tourist spots in Karnataka and Goa, the Golden Chariot has 19 coaches, with two eateries, a meeting room, a lounge bar, spa and a gymnasium onboard. This definitive extravagant train was named after the famous ‘Stone Chariot’ of Hampi and is running since March 10, 2008. The Golden Chariot is definitely one luxurious experience that is recommended to be added to your bucket list of things to do. Of course, only if you can afford it!

4. Palace on Wheels

Voted as one of the ten most luxurious trains in  the world, The Palace on Wheels is the most seasoned and most mainstream of India’s extravagant trains running since 1982. Going in this extravagance train is like embarking on a time travel, back in the royal times of Rajasthan, as you wind through the city in one of the most precious gems of the Rajasthan tourism. This illustrious ride covers some destinations of Rajasthan like Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bharatpur, Jaisalmer, etc. The entire journey winds up at Agra.

5. The Deccan Odyssey

The Deccan Odyssey is a unique luxurious train experience in India, run by the Maharashtra MTDC and Indian Railways. This posh hotel on wheels covers some of the most important heritage sites of Maharashtra and help the tourism on the Konkan course. This new express train of India has an aggregate of 21 plush coaches, each furnished with eateries and a bar, a sauna, computers and a benevolent web network. The train runs from Mumbai to New Delhi and is considered to be one of the most luxurious trains on the planet. Why take the Delhi to Mumbai train Rajdhani Express when you can have a lifetime experience in this one?


Hope you now have an agenda in mind to achieve in the near future. If not, then it is suggested to read through the article again, until convinced!

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