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Deccan Odyssey Train Travel
What does the Deccan Odyssey signify?
A joint venture of the Union Ministry of Railways and the State Government of Maharashtra, the Deccan Odyssey tries to recreate the eras of the Peshwas, medieval-period feudal lords of western India. The week-long sojourn on board this luxury train takes one across the beaches, sea forts, and fantastic cave frescoes in Central India.
How many coaches does it have?
There are a total of 21 coaches, of which only 13 are meant for passengers. 11 of these have 4 twin-bedded chambers. The remaining two, the Presidential Suite has two twin-bedded coupes.
What are the famous attractions en route? What are the services and facilities offered?
The train offers facilities like hot/cold running water, channel music, intercom, CD/MP3 player, lounge, restaurant, bar, conference/business center, TV, Ayurvedic massage, gymnasium, beauty parlor, money exchange facility, smoking, and non-smoking suite cars, library, etc.
The Deccan Odyssey Maharaja train provides 4 luxury suite cabins, 24 twin-bedded deluxe cabins, 14 triple-bedded cabins, 1 cabin for the physically challenged. Each passenger saloon is provided with 4 cabins and a common lounge area with a DVD player. Each passenger cabin has a private attached bathroom, 4 channel music facility, electronic safe and small cupboard, individual cabin temperature control panel, and direct dialing facility.
The public area includes one bar lounge, 2 dining cars with onboard kitchen, mini-gym with spa saloon, and conference saloon car with mini business center.
The train is pulled by a modern diesel-engine. On either end of the train are two power generator cars. There are three staff cars for the onboard staff.
Where does it depart from?
What are the destinations covered?
Mumbai – Ganapatiphule- Sindhudurg – Tarkarli Backwaters – Sawantwadi – Goa – Kolhapur – Pune – Aurangabad – Ellora Caves – Jalgaon – Ajanta Caves – Nasik- Mumbai.
View Basilica of Bom Jesus Church, St Cathedral Church, Kelkar Museum, Aga Khan Palace, Daulatabad Fort, Ellora Caves, BibiKaMaqbara, Ajanta Caves, and a lot more.
What is the weekly tour schedule?
The weekly tour schedule of the Deccan Odyssey is as follows:
Who handles the onboard arrangements?
The onboard arrangements are handled by the internationally renowned Taj Group of Hotels.