The journey to India is Incomplete without having the tour around the country on the luxury trains in India. The luxury trains of India accommodate and bring forth the feeling of Luxury travel in India. The luxury trains, there come with the comfort of a five star hotel in a running train. The trains are thus are operated jointly by Indian railways and different state tourism departments. They provide means to hassle free train journey in India and in meantime provide luxury tours of India. On the availability of luxury trains in India, following ones are the prominent.

  • The Palace on Wheels: This is the oldest luxury train on India train tours and it covers the important centers of tourist attractions and historical sites in Rajasthan. The Palace on Wheels was initially run by Indian Railways to promote and append tourism in Rajasthan. The success of The Palace of Wheel, paved the path for other luxury trains as well in India. The train for the first time was launched on 26th January, 1982 on the republic day. The idea of the luxury trains came into the mind of officials of India tourism from royal stature of train’s coaches as to be meant for princely states of Rajputana, Gujarat, the Nizam of Hyderabad and the viceroy of British India. The train has about 14 coaches as named after the name of Rajput states and there further matches the aesthetics to the royal past.
  • Deccan Odyssey: This is another luxury train India that is modeled upon as replica of the Palace of Wheels. It transports guest and tourist as at some of the best tourist destinations in Maharashtra and Goa. It was developed to boost the tourism on Konkan route of Indian railways. The train starts at Mumbai and then after tours the cities of Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Goa, Belgaum, Kolhapur, Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad, Ajanta-Ellora and then after returns back to Mumbai.
  • Golden Chariot: This luxury train carries the passengers on a week long journey through Karnataka and Goa. It is named for the Stone Chariot in the Vitthala temple at Hampi. The 19 coaches of the train are colored in gold and purple.
  • Royal Rajasthan on Wheels: This is another luxury train in Rajasthan that run through the most important places and sits in Rajasthan. The train as all the facilities as provided on palace on wheel with additional International spa center and other amenities as well.

Thus journey of India on luxury train is a wonderful experience to be enjoyed.