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Indian luxury trains in world's top 25

India's luxurious trains "Deccan Odyssey", "Palace on Wheels" and the 100 year old steam "Toy Train" have figured in the list top 25 trains in the world, according to the Society of International Railway Travelers.

world Updated: Jan 13, 2008 17:14 IST

India's luxurious trains "Deccan Odyssey", "Palace on Wheels" and the 100 year old steam "Toy Train" have figured in the list top 25 trains in the world, prepared by an organisation of travelers in Houston.

The Society of International Railway Travelers, which celebrates its 25th year in 2008, said some on the list are over-the-top luxury, such as the all-first-class "Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express," Rovos Rail's "Pride of Africa" and India's "Deccan Odyssey".

Others offer the most stylish and comfortable way to see less-developed regions, such the world's newest private train, the "Danu be Express," which offers week-long, rail-based "cruises" through Central Europe.

Per-person prices for these mostly private-train tours range from USD 2,895 for a week in Mexico's Copper Canyon aboard the "Sierra Madre Express" to $26,500 for a 16-day Vancouver-Montreal excursion aboard the exclusive "Royal Canadian Pacific," which hosted the likes of Sir Winston Churchill, King G eorge VI, Queen Elizabeth - and Bill Gates.