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Nikhil Chandra

A savvy traveler and a part of Indian Luxury Trains (ILT) for last 2 years, Nikhil Chandra offers travel advice on a range of issues like when, where and how to travel along with advice on finding best deals and places for a perfect holiday. He is also the luxury travel feature writer for Indian Luxury Trais (ILT).

Bio: A graduate in English Literature from University of Delhi and post graduate in marketing management from Mumbai University, Nikhil Chandra describes himself as obsessive traveler, self-proclaimed photographer, gluttonous reader, thinker, musician, curious and observing individual.

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Golden Chariot is one of the 4 luxury trains in India offering luxury rail journeys in South India. In the wake of Covid-19 pandemic however, the luxury train travel in India were suspended.

Posted on Oct 22,2020

Now live like a royalty on board Deccan Odyssey with bumper 50% off on 4 departures leaving in September in 2015........

Posted on May 18,2015

On the booking of ticket for Maharajas Express by first adult on twin sharing at full cost, the second adult sharing the same cabin will get 50% discount on the adult cost of the published tariff.

Posted on Aug 12,2014

Journey on Deccan Odyssey, a luxury train in India for 50% less this festive season! The offer is valid on 2 select departures. Read on for details.

Posted on Oct 09,2013

Planning for a luxury train travel to enjoy the Dasara festivities in South India? This is the opportunity to enjoy the festivity along with discounts on the bookings of the October journeys of the Golden Chariot…

Posted on Sep 19,2013

Indian luxury train Palace on Wheels is all set for its first departure of the 2013-14 season today, i.e. 4th September, 2013.

Posted on Sep 04,2013

It is the perfect time to make the bookings of Royal Rajasthan on Wheels train travel, as ILT (Indian Luxury Trains) announces huge  discounts on 3-select departures…

Posted on Aug 27,2013

Book a train tour aboard Deccan Odyssey and avail minimum 25% discount on last departure of the season dated 20th March 2013

Posted on Feb 21,2013

The Golden Chariot itinerary may include Andhra Pradesh if the new proposal by Tourism Minister of the State.

Posted on Feb 13,2013

Indian Luxury Trains (ILT), India’s first exclusive luxury train portal, is going to add Fair Queen train to its collection of six luxury trains.

Posted on Dec 21,2012

Indian Luxury Train Deccan Odyssey will offer 4 departures for the remaining of Season 2012-13. Also on offer are heavy discount to add flavor to this ultimate luxury train tour in India.

Posted on Dec 18,2012

The Maharaja’s Express has won the award for the World’s Leading Luxury Train at the World Travel Awards 2012 held in New Delhi last night.

Posted on Dec 13,2012

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is pulling all stops to market the Indian luxury train in the West Coast, USA. And it looks like it’s working well for them

Posted on Nov 21,2012

Indian luxury train, the Indian Maharaja, has bagged the award for the Best Asian Luxury Train for the third year in a row.

Posted on Oct 31,2012

The announcement was made by State Tourism minister Anand Singh in a bid to attract greater revenues from the luxury train during the off season from April to October. The move is especially targeted at private companies and high end corporates.

Posted on Oct 25,2012

Indian luxury train, The Maharajas Express begins its Indian Panorama journey tomorrow. The journey is a 7 night, 8 day sojourn to 10 cultural destinations.

Posted on Oct 19,2012

Leading Indian luxury tour operator Indian Holidays Pvt. Ltd. announces additional 5% discounts on tariffs for select Deccan Odyssey journeys this season.

Posted on Oct 12,2012

Waiting days is over for world’s most luxurious train journey. Maharajas’ Express will embark on its first tour of the season today from New Delhi. The Indian Splendor itinerary spanning over 7 nights and 8 days starts from $5560

Posted on Sep 29,2012

Get 50% off on your companion’s ticket fare or 1 night complimentary stay in a 5 star hotel with every booking that you make for Maharajas’ Express train tour. These offers are valid on all 5 itineraries offered by this Indian luxury train.

Posted on Sep 10,2012

Panj Takht Express, launched on 7th August by chief minister Prakash Singh Badal, has got more than 35 bookings for the maiden journey within a month

Posted on Sep 05,2012

Operators of Deccan Odyssey train, Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) have announced the departure schedule for the upcoming run season of the train. The departure schedule of this luxury tourist train is provided on the website of Indian luxury train.

Posted on Jul 12,2012

The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is presenting to the global travelers a new dimension of tour to India in this upcoming season. With refurbished carriages, cool blue avatar and tastefully crafted itinerary, this Indian luxury train is expecting to generate exclusive tour experiences in this upcoming season.

Posted on Jun 19,2012

Two confirmed departures during Christmas have just been announced by the MTDC, operators of Deccan Odyssey luxury train tour in Maharashtra. This Indian luxury train will depart from Mumbai on 19th & 26th of December 2012 across tours to Maharashtra and Goa. 

Posted on May 25,2012

The Indian Panorama tour itinerary on board Maharajas Express spanning over 8 days and starting from US $5560 per person per journey will commence from October 20, 2012. This luxury train tour itinerary is one of the 5 brand new itineraries announced by IRCTC, the owners of the Maharajas Express train.

Posted on May 22,2012

Take a stroll with incredible views, converse with nature, feel the bliss under the sun amidst pristine backwaters and more! To provide inspiration for your next adventure, Indian Luxury Trains (ILT) has come up with a collection of fun-filled and exciting summer vacation packages to spend some quality time with family and loved ones.

Posted on Mar 22,2012

A special train to take the pilgrims across 5 Sikh takht will leave from Amritsar on Baisakhi, April 13. The journey starting from INR 85000 will last for 12 days. Takhts included in the tour include Anandpur Sahib, Damdama Sahib, Patna Sahib, Hazur Sahib and Harmandir Sahib.

Posted on Mar 13,2012

Fairy Queen, Guinness World record holder of oldest running steam locomotive, is on a comeback trail after last year its valuable parts were stolen from a railway yard. The engine is set to hit the tracks by October 2012.

Posted on Feb 20,2012

India is one of the leading drivers of growth in global tourism industry and winner of World’s Leading Travel Destination at the World Travel Award 2012. Luxury travel segment is one segment with huge potential, and India is predicted to lead the way as leading luxury destinations in near future.

Posted on Feb 09,2012

The Golden Chariot will run full house for the first time in its operational history today. The train will leave from Bangalore for 168 hours long "Pride of the South" itinerary and arrive in Goa ahead of Valentine's Day.

Posted on Feb 06,2012

Palace on Wheels will complete 30 years of its inception on January 26, 2012. The first luxury train of India Palace on Wheels operated by RTDC and IR to promote tourism in Rajasthan was launched on 26th of January 1982.

Posted on Jan 25,2012


The Supreme Court passes interim orders in favor of IRCTC for independently operating the pan-Indian luxury train Maharajas’ Express until February 9. 

Posted on Jan 13,2012

India wins prestigious ‘World’s Leading Travel Destination’ award at 19th World Travel Award, at the Grand Finale gala ceremony held in Doha, Qatar on 11th January, 2012.

Posted on Jan 12,2012

IRCTC are the 'absolute owner' of the luxury train Maharajas Express, ruled bench of Delhi High Court setting aside its interim order to IRCTC to run it jointly with UK's travel firm Cox & Kings.

Posted on Jan 09,2012


Maharajas Express will now come with shorter itineraries which will reduce the journey cost by up to 50%. The train will now be operated by IRCTC alone which has promised more luxury, inimitable journeys and lesser fare.

Posted on Jan 08,2012

Himachal Sojourn tour package is designed to let you savor the mystical charm of this Himalayan Kingdom offering a peek into the rich heritage of Himachal Pradesh along with fascinating views of snow-capped peaks, lakes, meandering rivers and verdant hill stations.

Posted on Dec 28,2011

Celebrate New Year in style with Princely India Tour on board Maharajas Express, Asia’s most luxurious train journey, scheduled to depart on 31st December 2011. A week long journey in sheer opulence will also entail additional surprises and unique experiences in the spirit of holiday season.

Posted on Dec 21,2011

In the spirit of Holiday season, Christmas and New Year, add a new dimension to holidays in India with special offers and discount (up to 20%) on an assortment of luxury train tour packages along with tailor made luxury tour packages across select destinations in India with Indian Luxury Trains, India’s first luxury train travel portal.

Posted on Dec 19,2011

Runn Utsav 2011 held between 9th December, 2011 to 15th January, 2012 offers a close peek into the creative novelty of the artisans and craftspeople, an assortment of folk music and performances and varied portrayal of culture and communities along with a vast diversity in ecology.

Posted on Dec 12,2011

Organized by CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development, 4 - 8pm, Friday, December 16, 2011 Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Posted on Dec 07,2011

International Luxury Travel Market, considered the most exclusive annual summit for luxury travel industry stakeholders, is underway in Cannes, France and as a part of Indian Holiday Pvt. Ltd., Indian Luxury Trains is proud to be a participant of this elite invite only fair. 

Posted on Dec 06,2011

A new luxury train to cover SIkh religious shrines in India will be launched soon. The announcement was made by Rajiv Tandon, M.D., IRCTC in Beijing. The move came following the growing demand of overseas traveler for such luxury trains.

Posted on Nov 22,2011

Deccan Odyssey is making a strong comeback this season. Riding high on the hopes of making profit for the first time, refurbished Deccan Odyssey take the guest on a whirlwind tour across some of the choicest destinations in Deccan region of Maharashtra including Goa.

Posted on Nov 19,2011

German insurace giant Allianz is to offer insurance cover to the space tourists, The insurance package launch is to coincide with the first flight of the Richard Branson led Virgin Galactic space shuttle. The paclages might vary from $700 to any anywhere up to $ 10000.

Posted on Nov 18,2011

Sabarimala Pilgrimage, one of the most important pilgrimage tours in India and often tagged "Mecca of Hindu", begin in the early hours of Thursday, today. The festivities will be observed for next two months.

Posted on Nov 17,2011

Maharajas Express, Asia’s most luxurious train, is back on track and can now accept booking for journeys up till March 2012. It comes as a welcome news to the connoisseurs of luxury living looking for unique experiences.

Posted on Nov 16,2011

Riding on the impressive growth in arrival of foreign travelers, luxury trains travel segmentin India is expected to record huge growth in Business. While Palace on Wheels is already booked for 3 months in advance, other trains are also expected to follow suit.

Posted on Nov 14,2011

A refurbished Deccan Odyssey, one of the luxury trains in India was flagged of by Chagan Bhujbal for this season’s run. The train is receiving healthy booking and expected to earn profit for the first time since its launch.

Posted on Nov 09,2011

Maharajas Express, a joint venture between IRCTC and Cox and Kings may not continue its run in future. The arrangement between the two parties has been terminated by the IRCTC, owners of the Maharajas Express train, due to non payment of haulage charges etc.

Posted on Nov 06,2011

Palace on Wheels peak season's golden run continues as November bookings are already sold our and limited seats remain for December and January bookings of Palace on Wheels, the most revered luxury train of India.

Posted on Nov 05,2011

Operators of Indian Maharaja-Deccan Odyssey train have announced the departure dates for the month of November. On 2nd of November, the Indian Maharaja will chug from Delhi for 168 hours of fascinating journey to Mumbai with halt at some of the most vibrant destinations in India.

Posted on Nov 01,2011

Deccan Odyssey luxury train in India, has embarked on its maiden journey in a completely new look on this Wednesday.

Posted on Oct 13,2011

Palace on Wheels sold out for the month of November 2011. This luxury train in India takes the guest on a week long journey across destinations in Rajasthan along with Agra, Varanasi and Khajuraho.

Posted on Oct 10,2011

Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC), operators of the Palace on Wheels and the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, have teamed up with Orient Spa Ltd to offer spa services on board these luxury trains.

Posted on Sep 27,2011

Maharajas Express was awarded first runners up award by the Conde Nast Travellers Readers' Travel Award 2011 in the ceremony held in London last Wednesday.

Posted on Sep 05,2011


Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation has come up with new marketing strategies to encourage bulk-bookings for Golden Chariot train.

Posted on Aug 12,2011

Department of Tourism Karnataka is now wooing golfers to travel on luxury train the Golden Chariot to tackle the occupancy concern of this cruise service. The Golden Chariot offer luxury rail journeys across some of the most significant destinations in Karnataka. The department has also added a new itinerary package, Southern Splendor, which covers most of South India to cater to more tourists.

Posted on Jul 20,2011

Discounted Palace on Wheels Cost for September 2011 and April 2012. Explore the riches of Royal Rajasthan with one of the most revered luxury trains in India.

Posted on May 16,2011

For those looking forward to luxury journeys on board Deccan Odyssey train, the news of possible cancellation of the service will come as dismay.

Posted on Feb 24,2011

Tourism ministry has announced free luxury tourist trains ticket for Indian medal winners of XIV Commonwealth Games in Delhi. 

Posted on Oct 11,2010

Winter departure for the Palace on Wheels begins today. Safdarjung Railway Station, New Delhi will be a venue for much activity as the heritage train will commence its first journey for the season. We wish all passengers aboard this train a happy and memorable sojourn across the lands of the kings.

Posted on Aug 04,2010

An effort of the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation, The Golden Chariot is one of the foremost luxury trains in the country offering tours across the south Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Karnataka. Updated information on the train’s itineraries is now available for you.

Posted on Jul 27,2010

Palace on Wheels offers one of the best rail tours in the world. Ferrying tourists across New Delhi, Agra, and several cities of Rajasthan, the Palace on Wheels presents a luxury sojourn of 7 days of bliss. After the recent upgrades, this train has surely redefined luxury and elegance.

Posted on Jul 26,2010

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