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The Deccan Odyssey

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The Deccan Odyssey, one of India’s famous luxury trains, takes you on a wonderful sojourn to soak in the traditions, diversity and vibrancy of the country. Traverse the exotic locales, enjoy the best sights and sounds of India and get insights about the history of Marathas. Various mysteries unfold as the train makes way through the royal cities dotted with a number of attractions which are worth visiting. From UNESCO World Heritage Sites to splendid vineyards and spectacular palaces to enthralling wildlife sanctuaries, you will be exploring them all. So, get ready to embark on a journey which will change the way you usually travel.





Season: October - April

Journeys

Indian Odyssey Journey

Indian Odyssey Journey offered by the Deccan Odyssey, an Indian luxury train, beguiles you with incredible experiences. Soak-in the untamed wilderness of the Ranthambore National Park, admire the sublime beauty of the Taj Mahal and explore the Ajanta and Ellora Caves inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Come aboard and marvel at the ever-changing vistas from Delhi to Mumbai and Agra to Jaipur. Revel in the luxurious comforts of the train and a royal feeling. Tastefully crafted itinerary presents western and central India like never before.

Durations: 7 Nights / 8 Days USD 6734 Per Person Per Journey
Maharashtra Wild Trail

Deccan Odyssey’s Maharashtra Wild Trail journey offers memorable moments at the amazing destinations. Meticulously designed itinerary help you soak-in the comforts of the Indian luxury train and take you to the vineyards of Nashik, enthralling Pench National park and historic Ajanta and Ellora caves. Come close to nature by embarking on a journey like no other! Feel the thrill to spot Royal Bengal Tigers at the Tadoba Tiger Reserve. The 8 days long tour help you make the most out of your luxurious holidays. A bliss for wildlife and photography lovers, the Maharashtra Wild Trail journey is a superb way to create memories of a lifetime.

Durations: 7 Nights / 8 Days USD 6734 Per Person Per Journey
Maharashtra Splendor

The Maharashtra Splendor journey lets you enjoy the best of sightseeing in this region onboard The Deccan Odyssey, one of the finest luxury trains in India. This well-planned itinerary takes you to Nashik, where you get to visit the vineyards and taste exotic wines as well. At the Ajanta and Ellora Caves, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites, thousands of years of history and architectural perfection stare you at the face. The Deccan Odyssey, one of the best Indian Luxury Trains, also takes you to Kolhapur, whose handicraft footwear is extremely famous. In Goa, visiting the churches, spice plantations and fish markets, all leave you with wonderful memories.

Durations: 7 Nights / 8 Days USD 6734 Per Person Per Journey
Indian Sojourn

Deccan Odyssey is one of the luxury trains of India that offers a meticulously-planned journey called Indian Sojourn, an experience of royal luxury and style. This is a journey of 8 nights and 7 days that takes you to some of the best destinations of India..

Durations: 7 Nights / 8 Days USD 6734 Per Person Per Journey
Jewels of the Deccan

The Jewels of the Deccan tour is offered by The Deccan Odyssey, one of the finest luxury trains in India that lets you visit the famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, architectural marvels, historical sites and a lot of enjoyment. The tour takes you to Bijapur, where you visit several monuments belonging to the Deccan Sultanate like the Jumma Masjid (one of the oldest mosques in India) and Malik-e-Maidan (largest medieval cannon in the world). At Aihole, you visit the famous 70 rock cut temples whose style varies from each other, while at Badami, you get to admire the rock-cut caves. The tour then takes you to Hampi, where you get to visit the Virupaksha Temple, Vittala Temple and other attractions. In Hyderabad, you can visit the famous Charminar and its famous biryani. The tour also covers Ajanta and Ellora caves, whose marvelous sculptures will leave you completely enchanted.

Durations: 7 Nights / 8 Days USD 6734 Per Person Per Journey
Hidden Treasures of Gujarat

Marvel at the spectacular vistas of a vibrant land in one of India's most luxurious trains, the Deccan Odyssey. Its Hidden Treasures of Gujarat journey takes you across the spellbinding destinations that include the medieval capital of Vadodara along with covering the holy city of Nashik in Maharashtra. Carefully selected destinations bring the value of luxury and ecstasy to the itinerary. Visit the Sun Temple at Modhera, the exquisite Jain temples at Palitana and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Champaner-Pavagadh dotted with ancient ruins. The unforgettable opportunity to see some of the last remaining Asiatic lions in their natural habitat is an added plus. Enjoy fun-filled vacations that you will remember forever.

Durations: 7 Nights / 8 Days USD 6734 Per Person Per Journey

The Train

Cabins

Deccan Odyssey boasts of 21 regal coaches, of which 13 are for accommodating the guests. There are 11 passenger cars with four coupes each and 2 presidential suites with 2 coupes each. Room facilities in Deccan Odyssey include- attached restrooms with hot and cold running waters, CD/MP3 players, wall-to-wall carpeting, intercom; the list is too long. For the purpose entertainment each car has a lounge with a plasma TV installed.

That is just about accommodation, there is so much more that awaits you. This plush carriage has almost everything you could think of. Let alone restaurants (the Deccan Odyssey has two cars for this purpose), you have a spa, gymnasium, beauty parlor, lounge-cum-bar, sauna and a conference car equipped with all amenities needed for an uninterrupted meeting. And at night the Conference Car can be converted into a dance-floor too. Now that you have it all, you would surely need someone to assist you, so, a personal attendant (khidmatgar) is appointed to make you feel home.

Each of the coaches of this luxury train teleports the guests to a distance past. Inspired by the maharajas and perfected with world-class amenities, Deccan Odyssey has its itineraries carefully crafted for the traveler that wants nothing less than the best.  The prime facilities provided in the cabins are:

  • 2 presidential suites
  • Restaurants and bar
  • 11 air conditioned deluxe cabins
  • 4 twin-bedded cabins also available
  • Attached bathrooms
  •  Internet connectivity
  • Services also available for disabled guests

Dining

Deccan Odyssey features two in house restaurants to offers its guests with to choose from the exclusively designed menus. The royal patters of the guests are defined with an array of Indian and around the world delicacies. The delicious food is prepared by the master chef and served to the guest by the invisible staff to be enjoyed in a laidback ambience makes for a fine dining experience. The freshly prepared Indian and European cuisines by the award- winning Taj Hotels and Palaces catering staff are served to the guests.

The two restaurants along with a onsite bar housed in the Deccan Odyssey are:

» Peshwa I

» Peshwa II

» Mumbai Hi

Conference Car

Deccan Odyssey also has a well designed and equipped conference car to cater to all corporate endeavors of its guests. This elegant conference area is well appointed with facilities like Internet access, spacious interiors and a whole range of facilities required allowing you to enjoy a successful business meeting.

Health Spa

Deccan Odyssey does not disappoint the guests religiously following their health care regimen. The health Spa is fitted with a number of equipments. A visit to this cabin by the not so regular fitness freaks is sure to attract them for further visits. Pamper your jaded body by going for steam baths and Ayurvedic body massages that is sure to rejuvenate the mind body and soul keeping it up throughout the trip.   


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