Deccan Odyssey Coachess
Train journeys in India have their own sense of enigma and allure. The Deccan Odyssey is a luxury carriage that embodies the same sense of comfort, rolling through vast greens in India, accompanied by great sights and good company with a luxurious twist. Every guest at the Deccan Odyssey are treated to unprecedented luxury on wheels as good as to royalty.
This luxury vehicle with 40 deluxe cabins within its 10 well-decorated coaches travels through the west-central states of India into the Deccan plateau, touching base at the Konkan tourism hotspots. The train’s luxurious ambience is built around 21 exceptional luxury coaches in total that is inclusive of Deluxe cabins, Presidential suites, bar, restaurants, conference room, spa and gym.
The train has 10 climate controlled Deluxe Cabin saloons each with a combination of 4 deluxe chambers. The chambers have spacious design with twin bedding attached washing chambers and toilets and a small sitting nook. The train also has 4 air-conditioned grand Presidential suites spread out in whole 2 cars. The 4 air-conditioned presidential suites each come with a combination of living room and bedroom.
Every cabin is equipped with an intercom, channel music, DVD and entertainment, attached baths and toilet, all time running hot and cold water, luxurious showers, wall to wall carpeting and other amenities like butler service. Each coach has their own valet services, the Presidential suites come with their private butlers.
Other facilities in the luxury carriage include a conference car complete with business centre features called Pankh, two thematic 5-Star restaurants serving multiple cuisines on each end of the train, a lavishly decorated well-stocked bar. The train also includes a mini gym and a parlor with a spa and a steam room, a decorated library and lounge and common areas for guests to mingle and enjoy the ride.
The cabins are all spaciously designed with elegant design inspired by the traditional decor of Maharashtra. The interiors of every cabin resonate with the culture unique to different Maharashtrian states and have princely accents. The decor is a harmonious blend of old world regal charm mixed in with all modern amenities. There is a special coach on board for differently abled guests with special care to accessibility.
Two gourmet restaurants on-board the Deccan Odyssey are Utsav and Waavar (Peshwa I & Peshwa II), with special attention to Indian royal cuisine serves multi-cuisine dishes. The bar at the Indian luxury train aptly named Gateway, keeps up the relaxed ambience of the journey with a list of decadent liquors.
The majestic ambience of the train is almost comparable to the architectural grandeur of a palace and offers its passengers to experience a worthwhile journey that is a must in a lifetime.
The city of Alwar is placed right in between Delhi and Rajasthan and has played an important role in trade and commerce. The city also has a rich heritage and is reserves some of the rarest biodiversity of flora and fauna.
The Alwar coach inspired by the city itself features a mix of oils and cone work owing to Alwar’s history and traditions.
The lounge also features a miniature painting that is highly detailed along with the royal emblem of the state and has touches of pink on its walls that perfectly complements the decor and the ambiance.
Known for the famous bird sanctuary situated at this city, the former princely state of Bharatpur was the abode of Maharaja Suraj Mal, a Jat King that ruled the city.
He was highly admired for his valor and military prowess. The fortified township of the bygone era has now been transformed into an ornithologist’s dream. The Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary houses more than 376 species of migratory birds as well as those that reside there permanently.
So, the coach’s interior is aptly designed surrounding the nature theme. Pictures and motifs of birds around the life tree are depicted.
The color scheme used is reminiscent of the forest with colors like aqua and beige and paint a true picture of the forest of Ghana and Bharatpur.
Established by Rao Bika in 1486 AD as a separate kingdom, the Bikaner coach is designed in a true royal style.
The colors of coronation like gold adorn the interiors and the vibrant reds of Padam Mahal and Anup Mahal of the Junagarh fort can be seen right in the middle of this luxury train coach.
Other notable pieces include the oil painting of the legendary lovers Dhola and Maru on camelback which is drawn in Mughal style that is inspired by the Bikaner school of art.
Other handicrafts and paintings also fill the room and are a feast for one’s eyes.
A beautiful watercolor depicts the Hati Pol and the Bundi palace complex in the bedroom of the Bundi coach. Famous paintings like the Rag Ragini and the Ragmala are also featured in the walls within the Bundi coach.
The coach also features beautiful frescoed ceiling and depict a color scheme in tune with the royal heritage of Bundi that can charm the onlookers.