What is Deccan Odyssey Train?

Deccan Odyssey is a special luxury train to boost the tourism of Maharashtra route. The train run by the joint collaboration between Indian Railways and State Govt Of Maharashtra. Read here all about What is Deccan Odyssey Train?

History of Deccan Odyssey

The lavish Deccan Odyssey Train made the maiden tour on January 17, 2004 set out in collaboration by MTDC or Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation and the Indian Railways after the success of Palace on Wheels, India’s first luxury train. The onboard services are managed by famous Taj Group of Hotels.

Deccan Odyssey Train

Destinations Covered

There are six Deccan Odyssey Train Journeys that cover a large number of top Indian tourist destinations depending on the tour selected by the guest. The luxury tour duration is seven nights and eight days on each journey. Experience luxury onboard the Deccan Odyssey as you visit the handpicked destinations of India along the beautiful western coast.

Some places include the Little Rann of Kutch, Ajanta or Ellora Caves, the ancient ruins of Hampi, Sawai Madhopur, City of Lakes – Udaipur, Jaipur, and many other famous places in various states like Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and Karnataka. Explore all the destinations included in each tour and get the detailed itinerary of Deccan Odyssey train.

Itinerary of Deccan Odyssey:

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About The Train

The Deccan Odyssey is also known as India’s Blue Luxury Train due to the exterior design of the train. There are 21 carriages and 11 are dedicated to accommodate the guest cabins including air conditioned Presidential Suites and Deluxe Cabins and equipped en-suite washrooms.

Presidential Suite of Deccan Odyssey
Presidential Suite of Deccan Odyssey

The luxury train also has a conference car, health / beauty spa, a mini gym, parlor and a library to entertain the guests. Cabins are done up with wall to wall carpeting and vibrant decor giving an ambiance of a palace. While the carriages have names of various ancient regions of Maharashtra, the interiors also are inspired by a region’s culture and tradition. Keeping in mind guests requirements of basic needs the Facilities are provided in kings comfort and impeccable hospitality onboard the Deccan Odyssey Train.

Some Information on Deccan Odyssey:

Facilities

The train offers all facilities and guests can select the accommodation as per your requirements or budget. There is intercom, channel music, a DVD player with six channels to keep guests entertained during travel. Guests can enjoy eating in the two laid back onboard restaurants of the Deccan Odyssey. There are en-suite washrooms with running hot and cold water, toiletries and towels, etc.

The Train also has an onboard paramedic in case of emergency or medical requirements. Other facilities include laundry services, telephone calls, wheelchair access, and menu for guests with special dietary requirements.

Note: Please note that few services noted here are included only on select tours or require prior intimation to the train management while booking / boarding and charges for some facilities noted here are excluded in Deccan Odyssey Tariff.

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Bar & Restaurant

There are two restaurants onboard called Peshwa I and Peshwa II that serve new dishes on the menu everyday. It includes traditional, continental, Indian and oriental delicacies to guests who comfortably enjoy meals in a soothing ambiance. Staff who serves guests are cordial and dressed in traditional Maharashtra attire reformulating the inspiration of tradition and culture.

Deccan Odyssey Restaurant
Deccan Odyssey Restaurant

Guests can unwind with their choice of Domestic or International selection in the bar that is stocked up with various liqueurs, whiskeys, beers, wines, spirits, Cognacs and even non-alcoholic beverages such as coffee.

Deccan Odyssey Bar

Health Spa & Fitness Gym

The Deccan Odyssey has a dedicated area on the train to help fitness conscious guests to keep fit while on the week long luxury tour. There is also a health spa facility that offers traditional Ayurveda Spas by trained staff onboard the Deccan Odyssey.

Each carriage has a dedicated butler to take care of guests and also guides during off-board sightseeing excursions. Staff are friendly, professional and speak English. It is good to pack light and carry less baggage even though there are porters to carry the luggage only at the points of embarking and disembarking the journey. 

If you would like to visit India and see top ancient destinations in complete luxury then book tickets for Deccan Odyssey Train for a week long memorable tour. Please kindly check the terms and condition of Deccan Odyssey before booking the journey. 

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