Not many people know that the Deccan Odyssey was the second luxury train to be launched in India after the stupendous success of the Palace on Wheels. The luxury tourist train was the joint effort of the Maharashtra State Tourism and Development Corporation (MTDC) and the Indian Railways and embarked on its maiden voyage on 16th January, 2004.
The luxury train is often set forth as a benchmark against world class trains such as Venice Simplon Orient Express and the Blue Train of South Africa due to its state of the art facilities and impeccable services. So What are those facilities that make Deccan Odyssey an uber-luxe train? Here they are
Recreating the aesthetics of the erstwhile Deccan dynasties, the 12 guest carriages of the Deccan Odyssey coaches are categorized as 10 Suite coaches (40 cabins) and 2 Presidential Suite coaches (4 cabins). Each guest carriage is named after an erstwhile ruling dynasty of Deccan India and reverberates with their architectural aesthetics.
The Deccan Odyssey restaurant has two multi-cuisine restaurants – Peshwa I and Peshwa II. Each of these two restaurants serves an array of Indian, Continental and Oriental cuisines. Stewards dressed in Maharashtrian attire serve food on the platter of the guests.
Bar & Lounge
Mumbai Hi is the name of the on-site bar stocked with the best varieties of Indian and international wines and spirits. There is a sitting lounge as well where you can engage in a hearty conversation with the fellow travelers.
Offering a seating capacity of 30 people, the conference car is equipped with a range of modern amenities to serve your corporate endeavors.
The fitness suite on board the Deccan Odyssey train allows guests to follow their workout regime. The facility of steam baths and Ayurvedic body massage will rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul.