Deccan Odyssey is one of the luxurious trains of India which provides tourists a chance to experience the Indian royalty in a brilliant way. This train has been ranked among the best luxury trains in the world. It is compared to the Orient Express of Europe, the Blue Train of South Africa and the Oriental of South East Asia. The exceptional luxury, comfort and royal hospitality of this train is renowned across the world which lures number of tourists every year. It is the train where your fantasy of luxury meets the reality.
This Luxury Train of India is a joint venture of the Maharashtra Government and the Ministry of Railways, Government of India. Offering a tour of 7 nights and 8 days the train starts every Wednesday from Mumbai. Deccan Odyssey train remains operational from October to April. The itinerary of this tour is efficiently designed. The tour covers several renowned attractions of Maharastra and Goa. The tour starts from Mumbai and covers Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Goa, Belgaum, Kolhapur, Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad, Ajanta-Ellora.
Facilities and services of Deccan Odyssey are:
The Deccan Odyssey has 13 passenger cars out of which 11 are fully air-conditioned deluxe cabin saloons and 2 are presidential suites with living room and bedroom. All the coaches of this train are known for their elegant design and decorations. Each suite looks like a palace.
Peshwa I and Peshwa II are the two restaurants of the train which serve lip smacking continental and inter continental dishes to on board tourists.
Mumbai Hi is the bar of the train which serves world class alcohol and beverages to passengers. This bar serves good variety of wine and liquor of Indian and International Brands.
The lounge of this train is the best place to relax during the journey. It is attached at the end of each coach where tourists can sit and relax in soothing ambiance.
The business centre of this train is equipped with computers, photocopy machine, internet facility, telecommunication service and secretarial service which help tourists to carry on their official work on board.
Some of the other facilities available on board Deccan Odyssey are:
- Ayurvedic Body Massage centre with Steam bath facility
- A beauty parlour for grooming passengers
- Exclusive smoking and non-smoking suite cars
- Library with several books, newspapers, magazines and journals.
- On board Money exchange facility
- An electronic safe in each cabin to keep valuables things
- Telephone and television in each saloon
- An attendant is always available at your service to take care of all your travel needs