Deccan Odyssey is the legacy train of Indian railways, and that is why it is also known as the Palace on Wheels of Maharashtra. Deccan Odyssey is yet another additional jewel of the Indian railways that provides you an experience of unforgettable trip to south India. The life time voyage experience in Deccan odyssey to the most delightful tourist places of Maharashtra and Goa sets forever in your memory. The Deccan Odyssey is a combined venture of Maharashtra Government and the Ministry of Indian Railways. This super fast luxury train runs on the route of Konkan that starts from Mumbai. It covers different tourist spots that include Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Goa, Belgaum, Kolhapur, Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad, Ajanta-Ellora and thereafter the train returns back to Mumbai. The different stunning and charismatic visitor destinations in western India can be enjoyed on Deccan odyssey. The treasured trip on Deccan odyssey takes you to the land of majestic and powerful Marathas in Ratangiri and Belgaum. You can view and appreciate the architectural attractiveness of Ajanta and Ellora and outstanding forts and castles of Sindhudurg while on the trip. Along with the tranquil beaches of Goa, you can enjoy the glittering and dazzling cities of Pune and Mumbai.
Deccan Odyssey-The Jewel of Southern Railways
This luxury train was modeled on the footprints of Palace on Wheels to increase the tourism on the Konkan route in south India. The coaches of Deccan odyssey were manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory in Chennai. The ride in this royal train is decked with all contemporary comforts and lavishness. This is a complete 5-star hotel on wheels that have two restaurants and a bar with every kind of food and mocktails of worldwide brands, a business center with internet facility for having business meetings while travelling and a sauna for relaxing.
This completely air-conditioned train has 13 completely luxurious coaches for travelers and can adjust more than 100 passengers in it. The 11 coaches are commuter cars with 4 double bedded chambers in it. The coaches have unique amenities to offer, such as carpeting, connected washrooms, shower, perpetual hot and cold water, intercom, DVD player and music. There is a lounge at the end of every coach where the travelers can make new associations and watch TV. The personal conveniences are also offered to the travelers that include luggage collection, entrance kit, toiletries, mineral water, medical facility, shopping and private assistant
This train tour is of 7 nights which started every Wednesday from Mumbai. The time table and schedule of the train at different cities can be checked online. As the train move on Wednesday so prior reservation through online booking helps in knowing the availability of tickets.