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THE DECCAN ODYSSEY TRAIN 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. DECCAN ODYSSEY HISTORY The huge success of the first Indian luxury train 'Palace on Wheels' 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. The Train The history of Deccan Odyssey, though not very old, supports the saying that no barrier can ever control the human expectation to be fulfilled. What they visionaries had dreamt of, the creative craftsman had turned it to reality. Each of the 21 coached of Deccan Odyssey is celestially decorated that give an insight view of the elegant travelling style of the Maharajas of the bygone era. All the destinations covered in a weeklong Maharashtra tour is sumptuously selected so that the tourists can witness the vividness of the state along with traversing through the diverse landscapes. It is certainly a surprise tour on the rolling wheels of Deccan Odyssey that transport the travelers to a world where everything is regal, elegant and brainstorming. DECCAN ODYSSEY COACHES 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. DECCAN ODYSSEY FACILITIES 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 on board Deccan Odyssey.01-0401-09
Day 1 : Mumbai (Arrival)
Upon your arrival at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in the evening, board the train and start your voyage to explore the different facets of Maharashtra. Dinner and overnight stay on board the train.
Day 2 : Aurangabad
On the 2nd day of Maharashtra Splendor, proceed on a visit Ellora Caves, a popular UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Ellora Caves are a unique artistic creation and exhibits a seamless blend of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain heritage. Apart from these caves, you will visit Bibi ka Maqbara, a replica of the Taj Mahal. Dinner and overnight stay on board the train.
Day 3 : Tadoba Tiger Reserve
Upon your arrival at the Tadoba Tiger Reserve, enjoy the thrill of spotting wildlife in their natural turf. Spend an adventurous day with morning and afternoon safaris. Dinner and overnight stay on board the train.
Day 4 : Ajanta Caves
Upon your arrival at Jalgaon Railway Station, leave by road to Ajanta Caves, a famous UNESCO World Heritage Site. These magnificent caves exhibit the ancient murals and sculptures that depict the life of Buddha. Dinner and overnight stay on board the train.
Day 5 : Nashik
The day 5 is scheduled for a trip to Nashik, popularly known as the 'Vineyard of India'. Later, proceed for a Champagne tour followed by lunch. Dinner and overnight stay on board the train.
Day 6 : Kolhapur
On the 6th day of Maharashtra Splendor, you will arrive in Kolhapur, a growing cosmopolitan with a royal past. The places that you will visit include the New Palace, the Town Hall Museum and the Mahalaxmi Temple. Besides, you can witness a traditional martial art performance known as 'Mardani Khel'. Dinner and overnight stay on board the train.
Day 7 : Goa
On the 7th day, you will reach Goa, famous for its beaches, temples and churches. Start your day with an Old Goa tour where you'll visit places such as Basilica of Bom Jesus and St. Augustine Church. Later, enjoy a walking tour to the old Latin quarters known as Fontanhas. Dinner and overnight stay on board the train.
Day 8 : Mumbai (Departure)
On the 8th day, Deccan Odyssey will drop you back at Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus, where your journey will come to an end.
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