Travel in an Exclusive Railway Saloon Relive the era of the Raj
Window Trailing

Enjoy the countryside through the trailing window of saloons. Unwind as you experience the nature's canvas unfold.


Every Saloon has a kitchenette for cooking fresh food while on travel. kitchenette is fully equipped with required utensils, hot water sink, refrigerator, RO purified water etc. IRCTC will provide cook and cooking materials if required at additional cost.

Additional Accommodation

In addition to the bed rooms, every saloon has 4 to 6 extra berths/beds for accommodating more people.

One AC Attendant and one general attendant will be provided for ensuring your comfortable journey.

Saloon can be attached from all major stations in most Mail/Express trains subject to technical feasibility. you can hire these saloons through IRCTC on Charter. Please feel free to contact us in the below address for booking exclusive journey or for any further information.

A Unique Opportunity

Indian Railways in association with IRCTC offers exclusive travel experience in majestic Saloon Cars to destinations of choice. Saloon provide the comforts of a home with a spacious living room, two bedrooms with bath and a well equipped kichenette.

A Saloon journey experience is an ideal choice for those seeking privacy and exclusivity with their family and loved ones. Saloon provide complete privacy to the newly weds. Saloons are also an ideal choice for hosting meetings, while on the move.


Two air-conditioned bedrooms in each saloon. One twin bedroom with the comfort like a hotel and another with two beds as in AC 1 coupe. both the bed rooms have attached bathrooms with hot/cold water, shower, water closet etc. the rooms are equipped with luggage racks, cupboards, writing table with chair and dressing table.

Living Cum Dining Room

Spacious air-conditioned living-cum-dining room with comfortable sofas, multi-channel television, dining table with chairs for you to relax and for a comfortable dining.

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Press Brief

In a move to ensure the best services of Railways for the general public, last year, Hon'ble Minister of Railways Shri Piyush Goyal had instructed Railways to make available to the general public all saloons except those required for safety/operational needs. Accordingly, many saloons were made available for charter on commercial terms. In addition, he also now surrendered two exclusive saloon coaches/cars that were reserved for him personally, and instructed Railways to facilitate their utilisation for travel of general public on commercial terms.

This has made it possible for the public to travel in luxurious coaches in style and comfort. The maiden tour after Hon’ble Minister’s instructions was by a group of six passengers on board to Katra for visiting the holy shrine of Vaishno Devi in March 2018. So far IRCTC has operated 8 saloon coach tours to various destinations across India like Katra, Gwalior, Jaipur, Howrah, Goa etc.

These saloons can now be attached to most of the trains on the Indian railways network and even on those trains where attaching restrictions exist. Equipped with amenities like air-conditioned bedrooms with attached bathrooms, exclusive dining area along with a well-equipped kitchenette, the saloons provide the best of comforts. They are ideal for those seeking privacy and exclusive time with their family and fellow travellers. Not only that, meetings too can now be hosted while on the move (MICE). Travelling in these majestic saloons takes us to a bygone era and is a once in a lifetime experience.

For ensuring the comfort of passengers, Railways currently provides one AC attendant and one saloon attendant for each saloon. IRCTC is also considering offering the services of a professional cook along with cooking materials. In the days to come IRCTC plans to place a saloon each at its five zones to cater to the requirements from all over India and also make saloon chartering affordable.

Those interested in these saloon tours can contact any IRCTC office across India for booking related queries and facilitation.

S. No.Product Name DesignationEmail IdMobile number
1 CORPORATE OFFICE Sh. Achyut Singh JGM/Tasingh4734@irctc.com8287930468
2 NORTH ZONE Sh. Vijay Kumar DGM/Tvijay.kumar@irctc.com8595924276
3 WEST ZONE Sh. Harshvardhan Singh Rawat JGM/T harshvardhan.rawat@irctc.com8287931606
4 EAST ZONE Sh. Rajendra Borban DGM/T rajendra6321@irctc.com9004082775
5 SOUTH ZONE Sh. Sundararajan A. P JGM/T jgmtsz@irctc.com8595931297
6 SOUTH CENTRAL ZONE Sh. D.S.G.P. Kishore DGM/Tkishoresatya4738@irctc.com8287931916