Since the advent of railways in India, train journeys have been synonymous with enigma and allure. It was common practice for the British aristocracy and Indian Royalty to travel in the luxury of their private palaces on wheels, to go on a shikaar or to attend celebrations. This legacy of princely sojourns across the wilderness, mountains and deserts of India is now continued by the Deccan Odyssey. Its captivating journeys beautifully cover the exotic landscape of India, for an experience that’s hard to forget.
Deccan Odyssey comprises of 21 luxuriously appointed coaches. Out of these 21 coaches, 11 are to accommodate guests and the rest are used for different purposes such as dining, lounge, conference car and health spa. Inspired by the imperial carriages used by the Maharajas of the yore for traveling, each of the coaches of this luxury train is inspired from a different royal eras of Maharashtra ruled by diverse dynasties.
All the cabins of Deccan Odyssey are fully equipped with facilities like air-conditioning, internet connectivity and personalized guest amenities that make sure that your journey would be a comfortable and memorable one. Moreover, the multi-cuisine restaurant, well stocked bar, high-tech conference cart and a spa & massage cabin onboard add on the colors of merriment to your entire jaunt.
The Deccan Odyssey treats each of their guests to unprecedented luxury on wheels with the help of 21 superlative, luxury coaches. Out of these, eleven are guest cabins. Each coach has four cabins. In order to ensure a comfortable journey, each Deccan Odyssey cabin is well-equipped with a range of modern amenities. They are spacious, elegant and seamlessly designed to radiate the various eras of the Deccan dynasties.
The Deccan Odyssey is also home to four splendid Presidential Suites. Each of these sophisticated suites is exquisitely designed and comes with all modern facilities.
We also offer a specially equipped cabin, for the comfort of our differently-abled guests. The ultimate aim is to ensure all guests make the most of their Deccan Odyssey journey.
The Deccan Odyssey’s two gourmet restaurants, Waavar and Utsav have been designed to keep the element of Indian royalty intact. Our chefs ensure the cuisine keeps pace with the train’s journey, by creating local specialties of the very state that the train travels through. So you discover every location with all your senses, including your taste buds! Each meal also includes an International menu to choose from. In order to further enhance the gourmet experience, Deccan Odyssey presents travelers with a well-stocked bar – Gateway. This is the ideal spot to meet and know your fellow travellers, over an evening drink & snacks.
After a long day of exploration, head to Deccan Odyssey’s wonderful spa “Ayush”. The salon’s well-trained masseurs, incorporate ancient Indian techniques to help you relax your body and rejuvenate your mind.
If work requires your time and attention, then our conference car, “Pankh” will take care of all your business needs. Equipped with the latest facilities, it ensures you manage your work efficiently even while you’re away travelling.
While you’re on the Deccan Odyssey, our well-organized staff ensures your every need is taken care of. For an incredibly relaxed journey, valets are accessible round-the-clock; one for every Presidential Suite and one for each coach.
The huge success of the first Indian luxury train ‘Deccan Odyssey’ paved the way to the birth of another deluxe rail journey in the south western part of the country. A brainchild of Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC), Deccan Odyssey is the fruitful result of the relentless efforts of its visionary. The first proposal to launch a deluxe train tour in Maharashtra was made in the year 2001 and accordingly the MTDC and the Indian Railway Ministry signed a MOU in the same year to turn this proposal into a reality. The Integral Coach Factory (ICF) got a green signal from the Railway Board to start the work on Deccan Odyssey in the year 2002. It took ICF members around five months to finalize the design of this luxury rail in India. It was not a cake walk for the designers to give shape to their vision and thus few more months have been spent on its construction. The later part of the year 2003 saw the completion of this blue Limousine on wheels and not to mention, the embodiment of the designs stole everyone’s vision when it was placed into the tracks. Aligned with the best royal trains of the world such as Blue Train of South Africa or Orient Express of Europe, Deccan Odyssey was suffused with every modern facility that contributes towards making each luxury train tour to Maharashtra comfy and deluxe.
The dawn of 16th January, 2004 brought a new turn to the Maharashtra tourism industry with the inaugural ceremony of the regal journey of Deccan Odyssey Indian from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai. The world famous Taj Group of Hotels had also joined their hands with Deccan Odyssey to offer a 5 star hotel facility onboard to the guests. Special care has been taken to provide the guests with the warmest hospitality services they have ever expected.
Echoing the penchant of the erstwhile Maharajas, all the 12 guest accommodation coaches of Deccan Odyssey is outfitted with cozy furniture and personalized guest amenities. Complemented by the very best of personal services, travelling on the private cabins of this deluxe rail is a unique rail tour experience in India. When you travel in these elegant class cabins of the train, you can feel that the inside décor reflects several moods to suit the outside views of the landscape.
All the cabins are spacious enough where guests can roam freely. The decoration of each coach reflects a particular era of the Deccan milieu and is creatively outfitted with facilities like personal safe, telephone, attached bathroom, air-conditioning and a personal attendant on the round the clock service of the guests.
The perfect touch of delicacy and royalty can be seen in every detailing of Deccan Odyssey. The state-of-the-art amenities available onboard this royal Indian train makes every day a unique experience for the travelers. Facilities onboard Deccan Odyssey covers an array of services that include regal class cabins, multi-cuisines restaurants, sitting lounge, high-tech conference car and a rejuvenating health spa. The signature of utmost comfort and pampering treatment, Deccan Odyssey facilities make you feel special even in the crowd. .
Since its initiation, this luxury Indian train has refurbished its facilities and services from time to time so that every time a better experience can be shared with the travelers. The introduction of more high-tech amenities in the later period contributed towards making the journey more and more alluring. A tour to Maharashtra on the rolling iron wheel was never as exciting and mesmerizing as after the introduction of Deccan Odyssey India. For your kind perusal, the following are the summarized description of the facilities onboard Deccan Odyssey.
Echoing the penchant of the erstwhile Maharajas, all the 12 guest accommodation coaches of Deccan Odyssey is outfitted with cozy furniture and personalized guest amenities. Complemented by the very best of personal services, travelling on the private cabins of this deluxe rail is a unique rail tour experience in India. When you travel in these elegant class cabins of the train, you can feel that the inside décor reflects several moods to suit the outside views of the landscape. All the cabins are spacious enough where guests can roam freely. The decoration of each coach reflects a particular era of the Deccan milieu and is creatively outfitted with facilities like personal safe, telephone, attached bathroom, air-conditioning and a personal attendant on the round the clock service of the guests.
The Deccan Odyssey has two multi-cuisine restaurants- Peshwa I & Peshwa II. The brilliantly decorated interiors of these restaurants add on more flavors to each gourmet dish served by the restaurant stewards in traditional Maharashtrian attire. The large selection of Indian, oriental and continental delicacies offer the travelers the freedom to choose their favorite one from the list. The fresh aroma of varied dishes welcome the guests to the restaurant cart of Deccan Odyssey. The relaxed ambience of the restaurants, the fragile hospitality of the stewards and the ever changing views of the outside world make the guests savor each bite of their food to its fullest extent.
The onsite bar of Deccan Odyssey, Mumbai Hi, is the ultimate place to taste some of the best varieties of wines and spirits collected from all around the world. Along with that the bar also serves non-alcoholic beverages in a relaxing ambience. The decoration of the bar is simple yet elegant that exhausts the entire day fatigue of the excursion tours to different forts and palaces. Unwind and relax in Mumbai Hi of Deccan Odyssey with a fine glass of wine in your hand.
Though the royal rail journey with Deccan Odyssey will never make you feel bore, but the train also has a sitting lounge where guests can relax and chat with their fellow travelers while on the go. You can also pick up a book available in this lounge and take a deep plunge into the writings of the eminent authors.
Keeping in view the travelling requirements of the corporate voyagers, a conference car has also been provided onboard Deccan Odyssey India. This particular conference car is fully equipped with high-tech amenities and audio-visual equipments required for a successful business venture. To take care of all the corporate endeavors, the train also offers hospitality services crafted according to the needs of the traveler.
Every voyager expects their traveling days to be relaxing and in Deccan Odyssey we understand this need quite well. The health spa center onboard gives the voyagers a chance to discover the refreshing side of your personality and appearance with pampering spa and massage therapies. From the treasure trove of ancient Indian science Ayurveda, the secrets of rejuvenations have been used so that the entire jaunt can be turned into a regenerating experience for the travelers.
After a long day of exploration, head to Deccan Odyssey’s wonderful spa “Ayush”. The salon’s well-trained masseurs, incorporate ancient Indian techniques to help you relax your body and rejuvenate your mind. If work requires your time and attention, then our conference car, “Pankh” will take care of all your business needs. Equipped with the latest facilities, it ensures you manage your work efficiently even while you’re away travelling. While you’re on the Deccan Odyssey, our well-organized staff ensures your every need is taken care of. For an incredibly relaxed journey, valets are accessible round-the-clock; one for every Presidential Suite and one for each coach.
Indoor games including crossword puzzles, carom board, chess, Chinese checkers, playing cards and so on.
Be informed on the go with daily news papers & magazines with your morning tea.
Every guest is welcomed with a glass of wine & an arrival kit that includes stationery items, brochures etc.
Voltage available on the Deccan Odyssey: 110/230V
Each guest salon has a sitting lounge equipped with sofas, TV, DVD players and mazazines.
A well-equipped spa is available on-board that provides therapeutic massages & rejuvenating experience.
Medical assistance is available on-board the train. A doctor can be arranged on call at any destination.
Sufficient safety arrangements are always made for the guests and their personal belongings in the train.
Special assistance is available for differently abled guests in the form of wheelchair, crèches and attendants
A attendant, called Khidmatgar is always available at the guest’s service, to cater to all of their travel requirements.
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