Deccan Odyssey


The Deccan Odyssey is luxury train which is based on the model of “Palace on Wheels” for the Maharashtra tourism. The Maharashtra Tourism & Indian Railway together started the project of Deccan Odyssey. They planned to operate the Deccan Odyssey for only 35 weeks. The old Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has flag the train with remote control from the Mumbai on 17 Jan 2004. The train takes us to the tourist sports which have the aim to complete the 5 star hotels on the moving wheels. It visit the hinterlands of Maharashtra, Western Ghats, most prominent destinations of west India, Holy city of Nashik, Ajanta & Ellora Caves, Goa which is the best place for holiday. The rail gives us the experience of the different cities of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan regions of India. The train has stopped due to the poor response of the people, but again started in the monsoon seasons in 2004. The MOU was signed between the Railway Ministry & Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) in Feb 2001 & the signal was received by the Integral Couch Factory (ICF) in May 2012. The train is complete a 5 star hotel on wheels it has the various facilities like two restaurants with bar, business center on board it take five months for design & five months for constructions finally the train complete its trail in year 2003. In 2004 the Deccan Odyssey was started from CST in Mumbai. The Deccan Odyssey has the 40 cabins in 10 coaches; it also has the 4 presidential suites, 1 high tech conference room in car, body massage cabins, spa with steam room, mini gym & parlor. The other facilities that have 6 channels DVD in every cabins, library, air- conditioned deluxe cabins, Music channels, Internet connection with Wi-Fi, TV in single cabins, wall-to-wall carpeting & other various amenities. It also has the electric supply in the cabins about 240v & 110v in bathroom. The restaurant’s name of the train is Peshwa 1 & Peshwa 2 each dining table has the seating capacity of only 42 passengers at time. They take the special care of the passengers of the train they also provide hospital services to them. The famous Taj has also joint their hands with Deccan odyssey to offer the 5-star facilities in the train it has 36 chefs from the Taj groups & also they manage the food beverages & housekeeping department in the luxury rail of Deccan Odyssey. It has 21 couches which were decorated that give you the Maharaja View insight the train. After the grand success of the Deccan Odyssey they give birth to the other luxury journey in the south part of the country. It was the first proposal to launched luxury train in Maharashtra in the year 2001. The best royal train like Blue train of South Africa or Orient Express of Europe & the Deccan Odyssey has the various modern facilities which are comfy & deluxe to Maharashtra. The fare of the Deccan Odyssey is around 6,100 for Deluxe cabins & for Presidential Suite is around 13,210 with two children in separate cabins. It is the very surprise journey with the Deccan Odyssey & it is splendor of Maharashtra, Indian Odyssey, and Jewels of Deccan. The Deccan Odyssey was the brainchild of the MTDC it is fruitful result of the relentless with the Indian Railway. The Deccan Odyssey is the first Indian luxury train started for the Maharashtra peoples.

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