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World's most luxurious trains

Last updated on: February 6, 2012 10:40 IST

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There are many fast and beautiful trains in the world, but not all of them have luxurious sleeper cars.

Here we take a look at some of the world's most luxurious sleeper cars, including one from India, according to Business Insider.

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Image: These are some of the world's most luxurious sleeper cars.
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The Deccan Odyssey

India

Main luxury: Not one, but two bathrooms in the Presidential Suite.

Price tag: September-April, a week-long trip through Maharashtra and Goa costs $750 per night for single occupancy in a Presidential Suite; $1,300 for double occupancy.

These rates increase by $200 and $350, respectively, during the rest of the year.

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Image: The Deccan Odyssey.
Photographs: luxurytrainclub.com

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Blue Train

South Africa

Main luxury: Marble-floored bathrooms with gilt fixtures.

Price tag: Luxury Suite rates range from about $1,477 per person for double occupancy in low season to about $2,731 for single occupancy in high season (September 1 to November 15).

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Image: Blue Train.
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Royal Canadian Pacific

Canada

Main luxury: Each compartment is individually designed.

Price tag: Six-day, five-night journey through the Canadian Rockies: $7,853 per person.

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Image: Royal Canadian Pacific.
Photographs: luxuryhub.com

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Danube Express

Hungary

Main luxury: Full-length wardrobes and mirrors.

Price tag: Deluxe sleeper car fares start at about $3,777 per person for a four-day, three-night trip.

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Image: Danube Express.
Photographs: greatrail.com

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The Eastern and Oriental Express

Thailand

Main luxury: A complimentary in-cabin bar.

Price tag: Bangkok–Singapore route, Presidential Suite: $4,420 per person.

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Image: The Eastern and Oriental Express.
Photographs: blog.hotelclub.com

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Pride of Africa

South Africa

Main luxury: King-size beds.

Price tag: Royal Suite for the Cape Town–Pretoria (two nights) route: $2,973 per person for double occupancy.

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Image: Pride of Africa.
Photographs: worlds-luxury-guide.com

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The Ghan

Australia

Main luxury: Platinum Class cabins have windows on both sides of the compartment.

Price tag: One-way Platinum Class cabins: $2,987 per person.

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Image: The Ghan.
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Royal Scotsman

Great Britain

Main luxury: New, fluffy white towels appear in your en suite bathroom daily.

Price tag: Two-night trips through the Scottish Highlands start at $2,170 for single occupancy; $3,610 for double.

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Image: Royal Scotsman.
Photographs: irtsociety.com

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Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Europe

Main luxury: Press a silver button, and blue-uniformed stewards bring you afternoon tea.

Price tag: Paris-Venice round-trip (two nights): $6,620 for double occupancy of a suite cabin.

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Image: Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.
Photographs: irtsociety.com

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