There are thousands of trains running in the country. Rajdhanis, Shatabdis and Durontos offer its commuters some extra luxuries. But apart from these, there are few luxurious trains in India that shatter the stereotype mentality of those who believe that Indian railway means dirt, filth, stinking washrooms and stained floors.

Here, we bring you some of the royal trains that promise to offer a world-class travelling experience:

1. Maharaja Express: The IRCTC-owned Maharaja Express is one the most lavish and luxurious trains in India. With a capacity of 88 passengers, the Maharaja Express is one the most expensive trains in the world. It runs on 5 circuits covering more than 12 destinations across North-West and Central India, centered mainly on Rajasthan. The Maharaja Express is assembled with 23 coaches which carry tourists from Delhi to Mumbai with covering Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur and Vadodara destinations for seven days and six nights tour package.

2. Palace on Wheels: When you talk about the royal trains in India, you can't miss the Palace of Wheels. In this royal train, there are 14 air conditioned royal saloons, each saloon equipped with two twin-bedded and two double-bedded chambers with music channel, intercom and attached bathrooms that have running hot and cold water and showers. Outside the bedrooms, each coach has a seating lounge where passengers can get together, just sit watch the cities as they glide past outside the windows, or enjoy a quiet cup of tea. There is comfortable bars-cum-lounge where you can relax with your favourite drink, burrow in a book or converse with fellow passengers and it is attached with two restaurant cars. Palace On Wheels departs from Safdarjung Railway Station New Delhi with 7 nights & 8 days tour itinerary and covers top destination of Rajasthan (Jaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittaurgarh, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, and Bharatpur) and return to New Delhi via Agra (The Tajmahal). The train departs in the night and arrives in the morning at a new destination where new experiences await the passengers

3. Royal Rajasthan on Wheels: If you want to experience the luxurious and leisure travelling across the daring land of Rajputana then you must definitely opt for the ‘Royal Rajasthan on Wheels Train which passes through the numerous kingdoms, majestic forts and palaces, diverse cultures, varied landscapes. This train promises to offer a historical experience that will create memorable moments for you.

4. Deccan Odyssey: The Deccan Odyssey is a special luxury train in India which boosts the tourism on the route of Konkan Railway of Indian Railway. Indian Deccan Odyssey Train has 10 fully air-conditioned Deluxe Cabins having 4 twin bedded chambers and 2 fully air-conditioned Presidential Suite saloons. 5-Star hotel on wheels with 2 restaurant, 1 Bar, 1 Sauna, 1 Business Centre are equipped with channel music, intercom, player, attached toilets, running hot and cold water, shower, wall-to-wall carpeting and other such amenities.

5. The Golden chariot:
The Golden chariot named after the famous Stone Chariot in Hampi, a world heritage site in Southern India, will travel through timeless historical heritage sites, resplendent palaces, wildlife and golden beaches. Its 7 Nights / 8 Days colorful journey begins every Monday from Bangalore and traverses through The Nagarhole National Park (Kabini), Mysore, visiting Srirangapatna, Mysore Palace, and continuing to the historical sites of Shravanabelagola, Belur & Halebidu - the 11th century cradle of Hoysala architecture, and a world heritage site Hampi and thereafter entering into heritage sites of Badami & Pattadakal and finally the Golden Beaches of Goa before ending in Bangalore.