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Uber-luxury train experiences in India that are worth the money! – Times of India

Priya Srivastava, TIMESOFINDIA.COM, TRAVEL TRENDS, INDIA Updated : Sep 22, 2022, 15:49 IST
Riding in a train is a very common thing in India as it is one of the most used modes of transportation in the country. But for some people, train rides are like Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Express fantasy! Offering stunning views, train rides are a more effortless and comfortable version of road trips.

India too has its version of fantasy trains that need to be experienced once in a lifetime! These super luxury trains, brimming with all modern conveniences, are all you need to get a taste of royalness and get an insight into the grand lives of Indian kings and queens.

Here’s our handpicked guide to some of the super luxury train rides in India:
Another super expensive train to ride in India is the Deccan Odyssey. You’ll love the distinct royal blue colour of the train that looks absolutely outstanding! The inside coaches feature pretty cosy furniture. The interiors showcase a particular phase of the Deccan period.

People can choose packages based on what state they wish to experience. This one is perfect for those who wish to get an insight into the royal history of the country as the journey will take travellers across Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Gujarat.

As far as price is concerned, guests will need to shell over INR 5 lakhs to around INR 12 lakhs, depending on the package.
Considered as the pride of Karnataka, the Golden Chariot, offers the best of both worlds, beautiful vistas and modern conveniences. The super amazing and super luxe train is named after the famous Stone Chariot of Hampi (a shrine dedicated to Garuda, built inside the Vittala Temple Complex). The train has 19 coaches, and classy restaurants serving a wide range of cuisine, a lounge bar, a fully-equipped gymnasium and spa.

The train covers prominent tourist spots in India including Goa, Hampi and Mysore, among others.

The price, depending on the package you choose, falls between INR 3 lakhs and INR 6 lakhs.
Palace on Wheels is probably one of the most famous and oldest of all luxury trains we have in India. The train was introduced some 35 years ago. Offering unparalleled travel experience, this train is noted for being an epitome of luxury.

The price ranges between INR 5 lakhs and INR 10 lakhs, depending on the package.
They say sometimes name’s enough to describe the character! Well, as the name suggests, Maharajas’ Express treats its passengers like kings and queens, offering nothing but the best. It is also one of the most luxurious trains in the world, boasting classy suites, bars and butler services just to name a few. Passengers onboard get to witness the royal side of India in the most distinguished way.

The train gives a glimpse of the heritage of India by taking them through Mumbai, Ajanta, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Agra and Delhi. There are several other routes as well and guests can choose as per their preference.

The price (depending upon the package) begins from INR 2,57,950 (per person) and can go upto 5 lakhs!
The name says it all! The Royal Orient is all about palatial-style comfortable cabins, top-notch services, fine wines and a range of delicious cuisine. A royal train experience that you’ll cherish your whole life.

The train traverses through prominent tourist destinations including Delhi, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Junagarh, Veraval, Sasan Gir, Dilwara, Palitana, Sarkhej, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Delhi, among others.

When it comes to fare (depending on the package you choose), it will cost you between INR 98,000 and INR 1,50,000.
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