India Luxury Train Journeys

Trains are an exceptional way to see India in absolute comfort, visiting temples, forts and palaces by day and enjoying lavish accommodation on wheels by night.

Train journeys are a quintessential Indian experience, allowing visitors to get a glimpse of India’s many different facets while ensconced in lavish comfort. Many of India’s luxury trains were once slated to be the personal railway coaches for local rulers or high-ranking officers of the British Raj. Some of these have been converted into opulent tourist trains, whilst other locomotives are modelled on these travelling palaces.

The very popular and highly awarded Palace on Wheels features 14 extravagant coaches named after former Rajput states – many whose most famous sites are covered on various itineraries. Many of its tours also take in the resplendent Taj Mahal, and opportunities to see royal Bengal tigers in Ranthambore National Park.

The Maharajas’ Express is one of the most exclusive trains on Earth, offering five fascinating journeys taking in India’s most breathtaking landscapes. On board, you can expect cabins fit for royalty, dedicated butler service and gourmet meals served on Limoges plates edged with gold.

Off-train excursions are available on all journeys, accompanied by English speaking guides, designed to immerse you in India’s kaleidoscopic cultures and centuries of history.


Rail Journey Highlights

  • Rediscover the wonder and delight of the golden age of rail travel
  • Ride aboard opulent locomotives decorated in a style fit for a maharajah
  • Visit ornate palaces, majestic fortresses and wildlife sanctuaries by day
  • Spend each night in a lavish “hotel on wheels”
  • Enjoy sumptuous cuisine and exceptional service throughout your journey

When To Go

Our trains operate generally during India’s peak travel season which falls between September and April. Please contact us for more information about the rail journeys we offer.

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Train Journeys

Travel in the style of a bygone era while taking a luxury rail journey across the incredible landscapes of India. Our award-winning trains capture the romance and excitement of train travel at its luxurious best, offering glamorous accommodation, exquisite meals and outstanding off-train excursions.

Maharajas’ Express

India's lavish Maharajas' Express whisks passengers back to the golden age of rail travel, visiting the country's finest landmarks in high style.

Palace on Wheels

Travel aboard the splendid Palace on Wheels, exploring the temples, forts, palaces and wildlife sanctuaries of North India.


India Itineraries

The following itineraries are just some of the many experiences that we can design for you. All of our tours are private, independent and tailor-made to your personal travelling requirements. Please contact us to begin customising your personalised India experience.

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