The Indian Railways offers to its guests a wonderful means of exploring the many spectacular sites of India, on train. It is a different experience altogether. You can choose to undertake a tour on one of the luxury trains in India depending on the amount you are prepared to shell out. Let us find out more about the deluxe trains in the country and their essential features.
Palace on Wheels- A trip on the Palace on Wheels is a 7 nights 8 days train tour package. Places covered are Jaipur, Madhopur, Sawai, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bharatpur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Chittaurgarh, and Agra. The highlights of the package are Desert fort in Jaisalmer and Taj Mahal in Agra. The tariff is USD$3500 for double occupancy.
The Indian Maharaja- This train tour package is also of 7 nights and 8 days. Places covered are Daulatabad, Aurangabad, Ajanta, Udaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Jaiour, and Fatehpur Sikri. The highlights of the tour are Ellora Temple Caves, Ranthambhore National Park, Ajanta Caves, Taj Mahal, and Spa Coach. The tariff is categorized into USD$585 for Silver Class, USD$1060 for Platinum class, and USD$730 for Gold class.
Royal Rajasthan on Wheels- The main highlights of the 7 nights and 8 days tour package offered by this luxury train are City of Palaces (Udaipur), The Holy City (Banaras), Taj Mahal in Agra, Pink City (Jaipur), City of Temples (Khajuraho). Places covered include Jodhpur, Jaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittorgarh, Varanasi, and Agra. The cost of the package is USD$4130 for double occupancy.
Deccan Odyssey- Wardha, Tadoba, Sindhudurg Nagari, Aurangabad, Nasik, Mumbai, Goa, Aurangabad, and Kolhapur are places that will be covered in this 7 nights and 8 days trip. The highlights are beaches of Goa, Ellora Temple Caves, Ajanta Caves, Spa coach, Bibi-Ka-Maqbara, and Tadoba Wildlife Sanctuary. The deluxe cabins cost USD$3500 and Presidential suite costs USD$5600 on twin sharing basis.
Splendor of The South- This is one of the luxury trains in India that will take you around the wonders of South India for 7 nights and 8 days. Places covered include Bangalore, Mamallapuram, Pondicherry, Madurai, Chennai, Thanjavur, Tiruchirapalli, Backwaters of Alleppey or Kochi, Kanyakumari, and Trivandrum. Highlights of the tour are the historical temples in South India and the backwaters.
The Golden Chariot- The highlights of this 7 nights 8 days train tour package are Belur, Kabini, Hampi, Mysore, Goa, Badami, and Bangalore. The cost of the package is USD$3465 for double occupancy. Places covered include Gadag, Mysore, Bandipur, Kabini, Hassan, and Hampi.
Fairy Queen- The package offered by this train is for 1 night and 2 days. Places covered include Alwar, Sariska, and Delhi. The cost of the package ranged between USD$48 and USD$165.