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Overnight Sleeper Train

Overnight Sleeper Train

Various Routes
, India

Enjoy a relaxing sleep in an airconditioned sleeper coach, and wake up fresh and ready to explore your next destination. For those wanting to experience train travel in India, it is a great option. Not only do you get to travel in a sustainable, eco-friendly manner, you also get to experience the hustle and bustle of Indian railway stations and the magic of Indian landscapes at dawn and dusk.

We always use the best available class on the train, and on most long–distance express trains that is AC First Class or AC 2-Tier.

AC First Class, denoted as AC1 or 1A on coaches and tickets, consists of berths in air-conditioned 2 & 4 berth compartments, with doors that can be locked to offer complete privacy in the compartment. Bedding is provided.

AC 2-Tier, denoted as AC2 or 2A on coaches and tickets, consists of upper & lower berths in air-conditioned 4 berth compartments. The compartments are part of the open-plan carriages and lack the doors of AC First Class, but have curtains that can be drawn for privacy at night. There are also two berths on the other side of the aisle. Bedding is provided.

AC 3-Tier, denoted as AC3 or 3A on coaches and tickets, consists of upper, middle & lower berths in air-conditioned 6 berth compartments. The compartments are part of the open-plan carriages. They sometimes have curtains that can be drawn for privacy at night. There are also two berths on the other side of the aisle. Bedding is provided.

Note that we only use AC 3-Tier as the last choice, and only when you are agreeable to it.

Our Rating: Simple
Property Type: Train

Dining

When travelling overnight by train on a holiday with us, in most cases you shall be provided with a packed meal from the hotel you are checking out.

On most routes your tickets in AC First Class and AC 2-Tier will include bottled water, basic meals and refreshments, which are served at your seat. There is no Dining car on the train. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options are available. The food is simple and hygienic but be aware that it is designed to suit the domestic traveller rather than international tourists, so do not expect vegan options, or options catering to any special dietary needs.

About your host

India’s passenger rail network is the third biggest in the world after Russia and China, with more than 65 thousand kilometres of rail routes and almost 7000 stations.  In terms of passenger kilometres, it’s the biggest in the world.  Indian Railways are also the world’s biggest employer, with over 1.5 million staff.

Almost all of Indian Railways’ express trains travel at speeds between 120 and 160km per hour run on broad gauge with rails 5′ 6″ apart, wider than the European track width, which allows Indian train coaches to be wider.

Can’t find a suitable itinerary that features a destination, experience or accommodation you fancy? All our group tours and holiday ideas can be personalised, or we can create a tailor made itinerary for you.

Our Accommodation Ratings

Opulent: Exceptional, unashamedly the best of sheer luxury. (£££££)

Luxury: Outstanding levels of 5* comfort, hospitality and facilities. (££££)

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Mid-Range: Good levels of comfort and hospitality, with a reasonable range of facilities. (££)

Simple: Clean and simple, no frills. Often in areas of natural beauty or near wildlife reserves. (£)