The Deccan Odyssey is collaboration between the Government of Maharashtra & Indian Railways. The train was inaugurated on 16th January 2004 and has operated till date.
The train offers first class services including a bar, restaurants, living-room, and a conference center. It’s vision is to become a 5-star hotel and provide an unforgettable experience on wheels! The train is continuously operating annually for 35 weeks, with a Wednesday train chain running from Mumbai CST and Delhi.
Rail experience traveling on the Deccan Odyssey is one every traveller should look forward to. Everything about this train is splendid, from the plush interiors that includes a mixture of bygone era and a modern twist, to the 21 carriages that can accommodate up to 80 passengers. The train is well facilitated, having a crew of 30 attendants to oversee that every passenger is comfortable and their needs attended to all through the journey. The train has plenty of space, in the Deluxe cabin, it can accommodate 8 passengers per carriage and 2 presidential suites accompanied by a valet in every carriage.
The Deccan Odyssey cabins and presidential suites includes a private bathroom, a master bedroom, a twin bed with dimensions of 6' x 3', living area and a personal butler that is available in every sleep carriage. There are other on-board facilities like spa, laundry services, unlimited internet access, conference area, lounges, dining area, foreign exchange services and daily newspapers.
Pertaining food matters in the train, the dining area is always set. The dining area is decorated and offers a gourmet experience with a wide range of the region’s best cuisines. Various delicacies are offered on board right from breakfast to dinner.
From Indian to Continental cuisines cater for all travelers. Amazingly the train offers dynamic menus depending on the region the train is at a certain time. When it comes to quenching your thirst, the train’s lounge and bar area serves just right! The lounges and bar in the train re beautifully decorated creating a relaxing atmosphere for travelers to enjoy the beautiful scenery with refreshments by the side.
Travelers who would wish to continue with their busy work schedules and business meetings on board are catered for. The train has a conference area where business meetings can be held and available private rooms with unlimited internet access.
Additionally, there are secretarial services offered in the train for business persons to ease their workload. Conference cars in the train can be booked prior to departure of any journey.
After a long journey, evenings can never be better other than at the train’s spa. Travelers can unwind, undergo body therapy from body massages, and feel the glamour at the beauty parlor, with all treatments available, including a small gymnasium for those who like getting sporty!
See various art forms of diverse cultures of Incredible India as the train journeys through historical sites of India. The royal train snakes its way through the beaches along the west coast lines touching Goa. You may relax on the sandy beaches of Goa or enjoy the sight of the tranquil backwaters. You may spot a tiger in a wildlife park or watch rare migratory and resident bird species on your trip.
The journey on Deccan Odyssey is an exceptional experience with 6 well-designed itineraries (7 nights / 8 days), including trips through Western India, Central India and North India – namely, The Indian Odyssey, Maharashtra Splendor, Indian Sojourn, Jewels of the Deccan, Hidden Treasures of Gujarat and Maharashtra Wild Trail. This week - long luxurious experience of a lifetime leaves you with memories to share for the rest of your life.