The Deccan Odyssey is the latest brainchild of the Indian Railway and MTDC (Maharastra Tourism Development Corporation). In collaboration with the Taj Group of hotels, the Indian Railway has created this five star hotel on wheels. It is said that if Rajasthan is graced by the Palace On Wheels, Maharastra proudly echoes with the Deccan Odyssey. This luxury train gives an immense scope to the travelers to capture the beautiful forts and palaces, temples and beaches and culture and landscape of the Deccan.
Deccan Odyssey – The Making
The Railway Ministry and the MTDC(Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation) signed a MOU for the Deccan Odyssey in February 2001. The Railway Board go-ahead signal was flashed in May 2002. It took around five months to finalize the design of the coaches and other five months in the construction of the same. The train finally got shaped in the late 2003. On January 16th, 2004 the Deccan Odyssey started its maiden journey from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus , Mumbai.
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The journey in Deccan Odyssey is for seven days alias a week. The tour includes several exotic destinations covering major hot spots of Maharastra and a bit of Goa. The Mumbai, Ganpatipule, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Goa, Pune, Aurangabd, Ajanta and Ellora routes offer enriching experience that proves to be the best train experiences in the world. Deccan Odyssey has in store all the comforts and luxuries of a five star hotel. It has the capacity to hold 104 people and has 21 luxury coaches with all the modern amenities like cyber cafe, mobile phone, sauna bath, six-channel music, TV, DVD and massage-cum-beauty parlor among many others.
Accommodation: There are 13 fully air-conditioned deluxe saloons for passengers. Out of which 11 are passenger cars. Each of 13 coaches is well equipped with facilities like attached toilets, running hot and cold water, shower, wall to wall carpeting, channel music, intercom, CD/MP3 player, and many more like them.
Restaurants: There are two lavishly decorated restaurants named as Peshwa I and Peshwa II serving you with mouth watering exotic array of dishes.
Bar: A well maintained bar car is attached to cater the drinking needs of passengers. It serves you liquor of Indian and International Brands.
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