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List of Top 3 Luxury Trains in India

India has 3rd largest Railway Network in the World after United States and China. This network has 115,000 km of track and is growing day by day with better and faster trains coming into the country. As a matter of fact Indian Railways is World’s 7th Largest Employer with 1.307 million employees. We have some Short Route Trains which are well known by everyone like Shatabdi Express which connects various nearby cities to New Delhi. Rajdhani Express is long Route train which connects to New Delhi and is amongst the fastest train in India with all basic amenities.  Duronto Express which have been introduced in recent years are non stop long route trains.

Not only India has just fast Trains, It also has some beautiful super Luxurious and Royal Trains which can make you feel like a King !

Lets know about the Top 5 Luxury Trains in India !

Top 5 Luxury Trains in India

1. The Golden Chariot

Golden Chariot South India : Luxury Trains in India

Golden Chariot is a Luxury Train to travel to some Popular and also Offbeat tourist destinations in South India. Golden Chariot is the only Luxury Train in South India and it runs from Bangalore on alternate Mondays on 2 different circuits. This Train has also won Asia’s Leading Luxury Train Award recently.

Circuits of The Golden Chariot (7 Nights)

  • Pride of South
  • Southern Splendour


  • Pride of South Circuit : Mysore Palace , Kabini Tiger Reserve , UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hampi Palace ruins,Golden Beaches of Goa & UNESCO World Heritage Site of Badami Cave sculptures
  • Southern Splendour : Visit to former French Colony of Pondicherry, Beaches & Backwaters of Kerala,besides UNESCO World Heritage site of Brihadeeswara Temple


The Golden Chariot offers a lot of facilities to its Travelers including 11 luxuriously furnished Air-Conditioned Saloons of 4 sleeping chambers(Cabins) each, Two Well designed Dining Cars, One Bar Lounge for Liquor lovers ,Business Centre, Mini Gymnasium & Ayurvedic Spa.

Golden Chariot Room


Passenger Saloons – It is made in Hosalya Temple Architecture with 5 star Facility.

Restaurant Coaches – Equipped with 2 Dining Cars for Vegetarian and Non Vegetarians inspired by the royal architecture of Hampi and Halebid Temples.

Lounge Bar Coach – Also called as Madira, this Lounge Bar is made keeping in mind the architecture of Mysore Palace.

Spa and Gym – Equipped with 2 Massage rooms and a Fully equipped Gymnasium.


7 Nights Golden Chariot Pride of South Train Tour

Number of PersonsFor Foreigners (US$)For Indians (INR)
1 Person (Single Occupancy)US$ 5,320Rs. 1,68,000
2 Persons (Double Occupancy)US$ 7,840Rs. 2,80,000
3 Persons(Triple Occupancy)US$ 9,975Rs. 2,94,000

7 Nights Southern Splendour

Number of PersonsFor Foreigners (US$)For Indians (INR)
1 Person (Single Occupancy)US$ 5,880Rs. 2,03,000
2 Persons (Double Occupancy)US$ 8,820Rs. 3,22,000
3 Persons(Triple Occupancy)US$ 11,550Rs. 3,78,000

For Detailed information about The Golden Chariot, Please Visit the Link given below :


2. Palace on Wheels

palace on wheels


Palace on Wheels is undoubtedly the most talked about and one of the best Luxury Trains in India. This Royal train has some super luxurious cabins, wall to wall carpeting, a well equipped bar, 2 dining cars and a lot more to experience.  The 7 days luxury package of this Train will surely make you feel like you are in heaven for these 7 days.  This train has 14 coaches and all of them are being named after former Rajput States Alwar, Bharatpur, Bikaner, Bundi, Dholpur, Dungargarh, Jaisalmer, Jaipur, Jhalawar, Jodhpur, Kishangarh and Kota. Many Television  channels like BBC, MTV, ZEE TV, National Geographic and Discovery channel have covered this train and also made documentaries on it.


Palace on Wheels has a 7 nights & 8 days itinerary.  It departs from New Delhi , and covers all round the city of Jaipur, Sawai Madhopur and Chittaurgarh, the beautiful city of Udaipur , the desert area of Jaisalmer , Jodhpur, Bharatpur and the city of Taj – Agra. Finally the train returns to New Delhi.


Palace on Wheels Bar

Each bogey has 4 cabins with royal facilities and Wi-Fi internet for all. Palace on Wheels has 2 restaurants, The Mahārāja and The Mahārāni in Rajasthani Style with continental, Chinese cuisine, one bar cum lounge for liquor lovers, 14 saloons and a spa for relaxation.

Tariff (Peak Season)

Occupancy For Foreign Tourists (US$) (Per Person Per Journey)For Indian Passport Holders (INR) (Per Person Per Journey)

Tariff (Lean Season)

Occupancy For Foreign Tourists (US$) (Per Person Per Journey)For Indian Passport Holders (INR) (Per Person Per Journey)

For Detailed Information about the Palace on Wheels, Please Visit the link given below :


3. Maharajas’ Express

Introduced in 2010, Maharajas’ Express is the latest luxurious Train in India. It offers some of the best destinations of North India with breathtaking Landscapes, Culture and Heritage. This train provides the very best in class features and amenities to give you the feel of Maharaja (Meaning ‘King’).

Maharajas Express

Circuits & Itinerary

  1. Heritage of India Journey (7 Nights/8Days) : Mumbai – Ajanta – Udaipur – Jodhpur – Bikaner – Jaipur – Ranthambore – Agra – Delhi
  2. Treasures of India (3 Nights/4 Days) : Delhi – Agra – Ranthambore – Jaipur – Delhi
  3. Gems of India (3 Nights/4 Days) : Delhi – Agra – Ranthambore – Jaipur – Delhi
  4. Indian Panorama Journey (7 Nights/8 Days) : Delhi – Jaipur – Ranthambore – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra – Gwalior – Orchha – Khajuraho – Varanasi – Lucknow – Delhi
  5. Indian Splendor (7 Nights/8 Days) : Delhi – Agra – Ranthambore – Jaipur – Bikaner – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Balasinor – Mumbai

Maharajas Express Suite

Facilities inside the Cabin

  • A Special Wardrobe in Each Cabin
  • Ample Space to hold your Luggage
  • Individual Temperature Control
  • Live Television and CCTV Secured Environment
  • Free Wifi for All Passengers
  • International Calling Facility in each Cabin
  • Attached Washrooms in Each Cabin
  • Air Ambulance System for Emergency

Maharajas Express Bar



Other Facilities

  • Mini Bar
  • A large Sitting Area
  • Large Dining Hall (With Lactose Free Meals, Ovo Lacto Veg Meal, Jain Meal, Vegan Meal, Kosher Meal, Glutten Free Meal, Non Vegetarian Meal, Vegetarian Meal)


Heritage of India
Cabin/SuiteAdult (In $)Supplement (In $)
Deluxe Cabins68405160
Junior Suite98908910
Suite 1380013800
Presidential Suite2370023700
Treasures of India
Cabin/SuiteAdult (In $)Supplement (In $)
Deluxe Cabins38502910
Junior Suite49504460
Suite 76007600
Presidential Suite1290012900
Gems of India
Cabin/SuiteAdult (In $)Supplement (In $)
Deluxe Cabins38502910
Junior Suite49504460
Suite 76007600
Presidential Suite1290012900
Indian Panorama
Cabin/SuiteAdult (In $)Supplement (In $)
Deluxe Cabins59804510
Junior Suite95608520
Suite 1380013800
Presidential Suite2370023700
Indian Splendor
Cabin/SuiteAdult (In $)Supplement (In $)
Deluxe Cabins59804510
Junior Suite95608520
Suite 1380013800
Presidential Suite2370023700

Hope you liked to know about these 3 Luxury Trains in India. You may leave your comments for any queries, feedback or to share your experience.

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Anirudh Singh is a passionate blogger and the man behind Amazing India Blog. He has 5 years of experience in the newspaper industry and he founded Amazing India Blog in 2015. Apart from writing and editing articles on Travel, Business and Technology at Amazing India Blog, he also contributes to other well known newspapers and online news blogs.


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