Maharashtra, Gujarat and the other parts of Deccan narrates a different take of Indian culture. Besides its enthralling scenic beauty, this land boasts of gigantic castles, holy caves and grand palaces. How about re-living the golden times of Deccan besides exploring these heritage sites? This has been made possible by a special train from the Indian Railways, the Deccan Odyssey.
The tune for a royal journey is set as the guests approach the “Blue Beauty.” The staff cladded in traditional attire of Maharashtra welcomes the guests with a warm smile and greetings. As the guests step into the train, wine is served to refresh them; an arrival kit is provided which contains the basic stationeries and the brochure.
The train is equipped with 21 well maintained and air conditioned coaches; tourists have an array of option to choose from Deluxe Cars to Presidential Suites. There is also a special suite for especially able guests. Every coach has an attached bathroom with exquisite toiletries, towels and shower to give a homely feel. In addition to these, there is a spacious room with a large bed draped in soft linens.
Traveling on Deccan Odyssey is a home away from home experience. The train is equipped and facilitated with
- Individual climate control so that the boarders do not feel uncomfortable with the Indian weather.
- On-board medical facility to counter any exigency.
- Free Wi-Fi facilityalong with laptops to keep the guests in touch with the modern world.
- High tech conference car enabling both audio and video conferencing.
- Health SPA and gym to let the guests refresh and pamper themselves.
- Daily availability of newspapers and magazines and TV to keep the tourists updated about the recent events.
- Stringent security measures are adopted to make the guests feel safe and secure.
- The on-board souvenir shop is filled with amazing handicrafts, traditional artefacts, curios and even ethnic apparels.
Dining and Drinking
Deccan Odyssey makes dining an immemorial experience at its dual dining cars, the Peshwa I and II. The exotic ambience and the aroma of quintessential cuisines blends to offer the guests just not fill their stomach but also their heart.
Mumbai Hi, the on-board bar of the train gives you a feel of the lively environment of Mumbai. It is well stocked with high quality drinks collected from around the world and also has a plethora of non-alcoholic drinks.
The prime aspect of any travel is its itinerary and Deccan Odyssey leaves no stone unturned to offer a power packed travel package to its guests. The train has 6 journeys, namely
- Hidden Treasures of Gujarat
- Maharashtra Splendour
- Maharashtra Wild Trail
- Jewels of the Deccan
- Indian Odyssey
- Indian Sojourn
- The unmatched hospitality and utmost grandeur of Deccan Odyssey made it Asia’s Leading Luxury Train for the 7th time at the World Trade Awards in 2017.
- TTJ Jury Choice Award in 2015 for excellent services and innovative décor.
- The train has refurbished all its compartments and services and is now ready with some great deals to welcome tourists on a fairy tale journey this summer.
- Besides touring or enjoying honeymoons, the guests can even book the complete train for a week to arrange a lavish, Deccan styled wedding.
So relax and unwind from the daily stresses of life with a trip on Deccan Odyssey this vacation.
By Lucia Adams
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