A most enjoyable holiday where we will remember for many year. We Hope to come back one day Thank you Very much for everythingMr Embrey, Winchester UK
Keep up the good work. I am very pleased with your services and will future recommend you.Gheorghescu Lucian, Romania
The rajputana Sheraton at Jaipur and the Jaypee Palace were excellent but The Park in Delhi, wasn't in the same level, the public spaces like corridor were dirty.
Excellent experience guided and suggested by an excellent tour conductor. Thanks a lot.
Fashioned on the lines of the fascinating 'Palace on Wheels', Deccan Odyssey is a fabulous luxury train of India. Offering an overwhelmingsojourn, the train takes its passengers to the destinations soaked in glory, Maharashtra and Goa. Brimming over with sheer luxury and comfort, Deccan Odyssey has the following destinations on its itinerary- Mumbai, Ratnagiri, Jaigadh, Ganapatipule, Bhatye Beach, Goa, Sindhudurg, Tarkarli, Sawantwadi, Pune, Aurangabad, Ajanta and Nasik.
Deccan Odyssey offers 7 Nights/8 Days tour, covering various arresting cities, historical monuments, mesmerizing beaches,World Heritage Sites Ajanta and Ellora caves, beautiful temples etc. This luxury train of India attracts tourists from far and wide. The experience of the Deccan Odyssey tour will adorn your holidays with unforgettable memories, which you will surely cherish for long. A tour on Deccan Odyssey is an interesting way of exploring the rich cultural heritage of Maharashtra and Goa.
High on luxury and comfort, Deccan Odyssey was a captivating initiative of the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC). MTDC joined hands with the renowned Taj Group of Hotels and created the opulent Deccan Odyssey. Well equipped with modern comfort and amenities, the train offers a fascinating experience.
The Railway Ministry signed a MOU for Deccan Odyssey with MTDC in February 2001 and it received a green signal by the ICF (Integral Coach Factory) in May 2002. The design of the coaches was finalized in five months and another five months went in completing the construction of the coaches. Finally the train started its first journey on January 16th, 2004 from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus(CST)Mumbai.
The imposing Deccan Odyssey begins its journey on every Wednesday of the week from CST Terminus Station in Mumbai. The train remains operative from October to April every year. A great deal of renovation and maintenance work is done during rest of the months to maintain the high-standard of the train.
The opulent Deccan Odyssey encompasses 21 coaches, out of which 13 are for passengers. All the coaches are named after the historical monuments and various sites of Maharashtra.
Passengers can choose from the fully air-conditioned deluxe saloons(each saloon offers 4 cabins) inside the train. There are 4 Luxury Suite Cabins,24 Twin Bedded Deluxe Cabins,5 Double Bedded Cabins,14 Triple Bedded Cabins,1 Cabin For Physically Challenged. There Are Two-power Generator Cars On Either End Of The Train & Three Staff Cars For On board Staff. All the saloons are well fitted with best of facilities such as attached toilets, running hot and cold water, shower, wall to wall carpeting, channel music, intercom, CD/MP3 player etc.
Adorned tastefully and lavishly, the two restaurants namely Peshwa I and Peshwa II serve a variety of mouth-watering cuisine- Indian, Continental, Maharashtrian, Goa and Chinese.
Passengers can sample a variety of drinks, both Indian and international, in the well stocked bar of the train. It is aptly named as 'Mumbai High'.
With an accommodating capacity of 30 people, the conference-cum- business centre provides facilities like television sets, DVD players and Computers with Internet connectivity.
Each coach has a beautifully maintained lounge attached to it where passengers can relax and interact with each other.
A variety of fabulous handicrafts such as paintings, furniture, metal ware, jewellery and fabrics can be bought from various destinations while on the Journey.
Other Facilities and Services offered
Luggage Collection, Arrival kit, Personal attendant, Mineral water, Medical Aid, Mail Box, Ayurvedic Body Massage, Steam bath, Gymnasium, beauty Parlour, separate suite cars for smoking, Library with numerous books, journals, newspapers and magazines, Money exchange facility/credit cards etc.
The conference room of the train serves as a venue for various cultural programmes held in the evenings. Enjoy the dance, music and other cultural programmes reflecting the glory of Maharashtra and Goa. They will surely keep you entertained.