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Events in the year 1853 in India.
- April 18 – The first Indian train popularly called Aag Gadi which steamed off from Bombay to Thane. The train was drawn by three engines and covered the 34 km distance in 57 minutes.
- The Nizam of Hyderabad cedes Berar to the British so that its revenues could support the Hyderabad contingent in the British army .
- Annexations of Jhansi and Nagpur.
- ^ Everyman's Dictionary of Dates; 6th ed. J. M. Dent, 1971; p. 255