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Five Classic Luxury Train Journeys in India That No One Will Ever Miss

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The coolest way to span and explore Indian cities, regional areas and coastal towns is through the trains. Indian trains are not known for their comfort always. This is why department of tourism has introduced the luxury trains very similar to that of the coaches used by kings of India. There are numerous luxury trains that you can choose from. This article will talk in detail about five classic luxury train journeys that you should never miss.

Palace on Wheels
Palace on Wheels Train is the first luxury train of India that has been under use since 1982. This is considered as the best royal train of India and is the fourth best luxury train in the world. There are 14 salons in the train named after each province in Rajasthan. There are numerous astonishing facilities inside the train like TV, internet, spa, bar, laundry and many others. This is an exotic way to enjoy Rajasthan and surrounding areas. The journey runs from 8 to 13 days based on the type of Itinerary you choose. The cost of the journey ranges from 50,000 INR to 5,00,000 INR. The top destinations covered as Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Ranthambore, Chittorgarh, Bharatpur, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur.

Golden Chariot
This luxury train spans the southern part of India. This purple-golden train has 19 coaches with two restaurant cars, lounge bar, conference room, spa, gym and others. There are two tours organized by this train. One tour spans Bangalore, Hampi, Mysore, Belur, Badami, Goa, Kabini and others. Another route covers Bangalore, Mamallapuram, Pondicherry, Chennai, Thanjavur, Trichy, Madurai, Poovar, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram and others.

Maharajas’ Express
This is the newest luxury train of India and one of the costliest trains in the world. It is on its run since 2010. You can find newest technologies and services in this train like direct dial phone, LCD, generator, dining room, lounge, bar, suite bathroom and others. The train provides seven and eight-day journeys. The cost of the tour ranges from 2.75 lakhs INR to 10 lakhs INR per person. Top destinations covered changes from one itinerary to another. There are five itineraries to choose from Maharajas’ Express Train.

Royal Rajasthan on Wheels
It is an upgraded version of Palace on wheels. It was launched in 2009 and has many deluxe features like board room, wi-fi, fitness centre and many others. The train would take you to many heritage sites in Rajasthan and surrounding areas. There is only one trip conducted by this train which covers Jodhpur, Udaipur, Ranthambore, Chittorgarh, Jaipur, Khajuraho temples, Varanasi and Agra. The cost of the trip ranges from fifty thousand INR to 80 thousand INR based on the type of cabin you book.

Deccan Odyssey
This train focuses on Maharashtra and certain South Indian areas. This route includes the famous Konkan route too. There are 21 luxury coaches in this blue traditional train. The train runs from Mumbai to Delhi or starts and ends in Mumbai. One trip takes you to Ajantha and Ellora caves, Udaipur, Ranthambore, Jaipur and Agra. It ends in Delhi. Another route includes Sindhudurg, Goa, Kolhapur, Chandrapur, Daulatabad, Nashik, Ajantha and Ellora caves and, ends in Mumbai. Both the trips take eight days and seven nights. The cost of the ticket varies based on the itinerary, type of coach you choose and others.

The best way to explore India is to mimic the way that was used by the ancient Kings of India. These trains have almost all services that are possible inside a train. Every service is provided at a five-star hotel service level. You will have all facilities that would make you enjoy your train vacation without any hindrance.

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