Whenever, we hear the words like Maharaja, royal, vintage and many other, immediately, the one word strikes in our mind is India, where you get the real meanings of all these terms. India- the land of powerful kings with lots of wealth and lived a royal life. They are known as “Maharajas”, who were free to spend money to fulfil their whims and desires. These all things were there in the former time, but if you want to live Maharaja life in today’s era, come India and experience regal life.

The country lets you choose the best options to make you feel of the royal standard, such as luxurious 5-star hotels, resorts and now, the deluxe trains, which you can say as a sumptuous onboard hotel with extremely lavish services. There are some luxury trains in India, that fulfil all the royal facilities that makes your journey fantastic.

Luxurious trains in India:

Palace on Wheels


  • The first luxurious train, which was started to promote tourism in Rajasthan.
  • Four cabins: Rajputana, Gujarat, the Nizam of Hyderabad and the Viceroy of British India.
  • Each coach includes four cabins with two beds, wall-to-wall carpeting, A/C, DTH satellite television, channel music, intercom, attached toilets, running hot and cold water, with personal attendants.


The Maharaja’s Express


  • Operates five different tour circuits of North & Central India are The Indian Splendour, Heritage of India, The Indian Panorama, Treasures of India & Gems of India.
  • Two dining cars and two bar lounge, where you can book anyone for the journey of three & seven nights duration.
  • Facilities in each cabin- direct dial telephone, electronic safe & LCD TV.
  • And, it is operated itself by the train owning Government Agency of IRCTC.

Royal Rajashthan on Wheels


  • Another version of Palace on Wheels launched in December 2009.
  • Facilities include Two Retro-Bar Longe saloons and Ayurvedic spa.
  • The tour is for 7 nights, but also have the option to book for minimum 5 nights.

Golden Chariot Train & Southern Splendour

the GoldenChariotSouthernSplendour

  • Owned by Karnataka State Government Agency of KSTDC and operated by Maple Group of Hotels.
  • Two routes covered by this train- Pride of South covers Mysore/Goa & The Southern Splendour covering Tamil Nadu/Kerala.
  • The Total train tour is for 7 nights, but have the option also to book for minimum 3 nights.
  • Onboard facilities- two dining cars, one bar lounge, Ayurvedic spa, mini-gym.

The Deccan Odyssey


  • Owned by Maharashtra State Government Agency of MTDC and managed on Mumbai/Goa/Ajanta Ellora circuit.
  • Onboard facilities- two dining cars, one bar lounge, one conference saloon, business centre facility, Ayurvedic spa and mini- gym. All these services are managed by the world famous Taj Group of Hotels.