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An overnight sleeper train in India is never just an overnighter

By Explore
Updated March 16 2021 - 5:14pm, first published March 16 2020 - 5:13pm

Nothing can quite prepare you for the emotional rollercoaster of an overnight sleeper train in India. It’s like the ultimate sleepover on steroids, writes Ella Smith.

I’ve been on chicken buses in Ecuador, ridden horseback through the Andes, cycled Death Road in Bolivia and done sardine-packed Sydney trains in peak hour. I’ve been bogged in the Indian dessert and hitch-hiked through Ireland. Heck, I’ve even had the foot falcon in 4WD walking 800km across Spain and Portugal.

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