* '''Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR)''' [http://www.indianrail.gov.in/hill_2.html] —The steepest mountain railway in India, the NMR climbs the 6159 feet from Mettupalayam to [[Ooty|Udhagmandalam]] over a distance of 46km, with gradients of 1:12 in some stretches. Completed in 1899, it is the only railway in India to use a rack and pinion system to climb the steep gradient. The train passes through 16 tunnels, over 250 bridges and around 205 sharp curves, with the breathtaking scenery of the Nilgiri Hills visible all along the way.
These are akin to five-star hotels on wheels. Operated jointly by IR and state tourism departments, they are a wonderful way to experience the sights of India without having to worry about the hassles of travel and accommodation.*'''Palace on Wheels''' [http://www. thepalacesonwheels.com]— This train does an eight-day loop from [[New Delhi]] with stops and tours in [[Jaipur]], [[ Jaisalmer]], [[ Jodhpur]] , Sawai Madhopur, Chittaurgarh, [[ Udaipur]], [[Bharatpur]], and [[Agra]]. Prices range from US$ 320/person /night (twin sharing) in ''low season '' to US$ 420/person/night (twin sharing) in ''peak season ''. It is advisable to make bookings on this train well in advance as the train is sometimes booked out months ahead.*'''Deccan Odyssey''' [http://www. maharashtratourism. gov.in/ mtdc/HTML/DO/DefaultDO.aspx?strpage=/mtdc/HTML/DO/About_DeccanOdyssey.html]— This luxurious train transports its guests on a weeklong journey through some of the best places in [[Maharashtra]] and [[Goa]]. It does an eight-day loop from [[Mumbai]] and has been ranked among the best luxury trains in the world. Prices range from US$ 320/person /night ( twin sharing) in ''low season'' to US$ 390/person/night (twin sharing) in ''peak season ''.*'''Golden Chariot'''[http://www. thegoldenchariot. org.in]— This train named after the famous Stone Chariot in [[Hampi]], a world heritage site, takes travellers on a weeklong journey through Karnataka and Goa. It does an eight-day loop from [[Bangalore]] and traverses through [[Mysore]], [[Srirangapatna]], Kabini, the historical sites of [[Shravanabelagola]], [[Belur]], Halebidu, [[Hampi]], Badami, Pattadakal, Aihole and finally the beaches of [[Goa]]. Prices range from US$ 250/person /night (twin sharing ) in ''low season'' to US$ 350/person /night (twin sharing ) in ''peak season''.
*'''The Indian Maharaja'''[http://www.the-indian-maharaja.com/]— India’s first privately run luxury train; the Indian Maharaja connects [[Mumbai]] to [[Delhi]] and covers
attractions which include UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ajanta and Ellora, Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri along with [[Udaipur]], [[Jaipur]] and Ranthambore National Park in [[Rajasthan]]. The itinerary of the tour lasts for 8 days and 7 nights and cost around $ 585 per person per night for Silver Class twin occupancy and $ 747 for single occupancy. Presidential suites options is also available on this train. *'''Splendor of the South'''[http://www.the-golden-chariot.com/]— Splendor of the South offers an elegant way of traveling in the lap of luxury and covers destinations across South India. During its 7nights/8days journey the train will take you on an unforgettable voyage across Bangalore, Chennai, Pondicherry, Thanjavur, Madurai, Poovar, Thiruvanathapuram and Kochi. The attractions include Auroville, Vidhan Soudha, Rock Fort Temple, Kumarakom backwaters, Meenakshi Temple, Chinese Fishing Nets, Jewish Synagogue and UNESCO World Heritage sites Group of Monuments at Mamallapuram and Brihadeeswara Temple at Thanjavur.
*'''Royal Rajasthan on Wheels'''[http://www.royalsrajasthanonwheels.com/]— Royal Rajasthan on Wheels takes you on a whirlwind tour across princely land of Rajasthan. Spectacular fortresses, resplendent palaces and diverse culture await the travelers in Rajasthan which used to be the land of Rajput maharajas in the days of yore. The itinerary of the train include tours to [[Jaipur]], [[Jodhpur]], [[Udaipur]], [[Chittorgarh]], [[Khajuraho]], [[Varanasi]], [[Agra]] and [[Delhi]] and span across 7 nights and 8 days. Attractions include the Taj Mahal, Amber Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Mehrangarh Fort, Ranthambore National Park and Eastern and Western Group of Temples at Khajuraho.
luxoindia.com/maharajas-express/]— Latest luxury train in India, Maharajas Express is touted as the India’s answer to the Orient Express. This luxury tourist train offers 4 itineraries named Classical India, Royal India, Princely India and Celestial [[India ]]. The trains cover major attractions across various Indian states which include [[Rajasthan]], [[Gujarat]], [[Maharashtra]], [[Madhya_Pradesh|Madhya Pradesh]] and [[Uttar_Pradesh|Uttar Pradesh]]. Maharajas Express also happens to be one of the costliest luxury tourist train rides in the world with fare starting from $ 7000 per person per journey for Deluxe Twin Cabin and achieving crescendo at $ 20000 per person per journey for Presidential Suite for the itinerary of 8 days and 7 nights.