World's Fanciest Sleeper Cars
Courtesy of Train Chartering and Private Rail Cars
The Deccan Odyssey, India
Aboard this rolling pleasure palace,
Presidential Suites are decorated with carvings and fabrics that reflect
regional landscapes, architecture, and handicrafts. Sprawling across half of a
train car, each of these mini palaces features a separate sitting room,
a flat-screen television, a stereo system, and a fully stocked pantry. Onboard amenities include a fitness gym and a spa with Ayurvedic
massage and steam baths.
Deluxe Detail: Not one, but two bathrooms in the
September–April, a weeklong trip through India’s Maharashtra and Goa states 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.