Deccan Odyssey

Overview

A Tryst with India on a Luxury Rail

Since the advent of railways in India, train journeys have been synonymous with enigma and allure. It was common practice for the British aristocracy and Indian Royalty to travel in the luxury of their private palaces on wheels, to go on a shikaar or to attend celebrations. This legacy of princely sojourns across the wilderness, mountains and deserts of India is now continued by the Deccan Odyssey. Its captivating journeys beautifully cover the exotic landscape of India, for an experience that's hard to forget.

The Deccan Odyssey's sheer luxury is a sight to behold. Everything in the train reflects the ways of Indian Royalty. Each coach is named after some of the best places & forts of Maharashtra and with plush interiors, awesome delicious cuisine & great sites to see this journey sure etches some golden memories in the traveler's mind. This luxurious train transports its guests on a remarkable sojourn of a land shining in legions grandeur - serene beaches, magnificent forts - palaces and experiencing divine tales etched in colossal rocks.

The objective of running "The Deccan Odyssey" is primarily to showcase the best of tourism assets of Maharashtra like pristine beauty of Konkan coast, the art, the culture, the heritage (including world heritage sites of Ajanta - Ellora) of Maharashtra as well as Maharashtra's local arts, crafts & cuisine.

The Deccan Odyssey treats each of their guests to unprecedented luxury on wheels with the help of 21 superlative, luxury coaches. Out of these, eleven are guest cabins. Each coach has four cabins. In order to ensure a comfortable journey, each Deccan Odyssey cabin is well-equipped with a range of modern amenities. They are spacious, elegant and seamlessly designed to radiate the various eras of the Deccan dynasties.

The Deccan Odyssey is also home to four splendid Presidential Suites. Each of these sophisticated suites is exquisitely designed and comes with all modern facilities.

We also offer a specially equipped cabin, for the comfort of our differently-abled guests. The ultimate aim is to ensure all guests make the most of their Deccan Odyssey journey.

The Deccan Odyssey's two gourmet restaurants, Waavar & Utsav have been designed to keep the element of Indian royalty intact. Our chefs ensure the cuisine keeps pace with the train's journey, by creating local specialties of the very state that the train travels through. So you discover every location with all your senses, including your taste buds! Each meal also includes an International menu to choose from. In order to further enhance the gourmet experience, Deccan Odyssey presents travelers with a well-stocked bar - Gateway. This is the ideal spot to meet and know your fellow travellers, over an evening drink & snacks.

After a long day of exploration, head to Deccan Odyssey's wonderful spa "Ayush". The salon's well-trained masseurs, incorporate ancient Indian techniques to help you relax your body and rejuvenate your mind.

If work requires your time and attention, then our conference car, "Pankh" will take care of all your business needs. Equipped with the latest facilities, it ensures you manage your work efficiently even while you're away traveling.

While you're on the Deccan Odyssey, our well-organized staff ensures your every need is taken care of. For an incredibly relaxed journey, valets are accessible round-the-clock; one for every Presidential Suite and one for each coach.

Composition of the Train
Passenger Cars (4 Coupes per Coach)10
Presidential Suite Cars (2 Coupes per Coach)02
Conference Car01
Restaurant Cars 02
Generator Cars with Luggage Store 02
Staff / Spare Cars 02
Spa Car 01
Bar Car 01
Total Coaches21

INDIVIDUAL FACILITIES

Accommodation

10 fully air-conditioned Deluxe Cabin saloons, each with combination of 4 twin bedded chambers and 2 fully air-conditioned Presidential Suite saloons each with 2 suites with combination of living room & bed room. Saloons are equipped with channel music, intercom, player, attached toilets, running hot and cold water, shower, wall-to-wall carpeting and other amenities.

For Physically Challenged Persons

Special assistance is available in the form of wheel chairs, creches and a special attendant for manual assistance.

Luggage Collection

Your luggage is picked up and taken to your respective Saloon without your worrying about it.

Arrival Kit

Each guest is provided with an arrival kit consisting of stationery items, brochures, cards, etc. It would be available in the cabin. Anything additional can be asked for, from the attendant, always available at your service.

Attendant

An attendant is always available at your service, to take care of all your travel needs.

Meals

An exotic array of dishes to choose from various cuisines, which are available on the Deccan Odyssey.

Packaged Water

We make sure, the greatest gift of nature bestowed on us i.e. water is made available to you in its purest form. Packaged water is made available to you all through the journey.

News Papers / Magazines

The leading dailies and newspapers and a collection of magazines is made available for your reading pleasure.

Security

Adequate safety arrangements are made for you as well as your personal belongings in the train itself.

Toiletries

All essential toiletries like soaps, shampoos, moisturizers etc. are provided in the train.

Wine / Beer

A complimentary bottle of wine courtesy the Deccan Odyssey in all the rooms.

Other Facilities

Wide collection of classic & non-classics films and music on channel.

COMMON FACILITIES

BAR-Mumbai Hi

A well stocked bar serves wine, liquor and spirits of Indian and International Brands, to keep you in `high spirits'.

Group Photograph

To cherish these special moments of glory and to remind you of these items when you walk down memory lane a few years from now, we take a group photograph, which is given to you as a souvenir.

Lounge

A lounge for relaxing, interacting, making friends getting together.

Mail Box

A mailbox is provided on board, which discharges your mail with utmost care and efficiency.

Medical Aid

Your health obviously tops the chart of our priority list. First aid is available on the train, whereas a doctor can be arranged on call at the next approaching station.

Restaurant – Peshwa I, Peshwa II

Two lavish and beautifully done restaurants: Serve mouth watering Indian cuisines that would definitely make way to your heart through your stomach.

Shopping

Certain handicrafts and other special items of Maharashtrian origin can be bought while you visit the places covered by the Deccan Odyssey

Smoking

The Deccan Odyssey has exclusive non-smoking suite cars and separate bar car Mumbai Hi for the guests who love to smoke.

Conference

Conference car with all amenities and connectivity designed to match the best if you wish to have conference on board.

Health

The Body Massage, facials, with Ayurvedic Oils and Steam bath is available to rejuvenate you. A Gymnasium is also there for your routine work outs.

Business Centre

Well equipped with computers, secretarial services, photocopying, telecommunication, internet, equipment rental is available onboard.

1. List of facilities available on board for your leisure:

  • A Library
  • 6 Channels DVD for your viewing pleasure at the lounges
  • 6 Channels of Music in your cabins
  • A well stocked Bar
  • A spa with steam, massage, a mini gym and a parlour

2. Packaged Water is complimentary.

3. The Tariff includes all meals, travel, transportation, sightseeing by A.C. deluxe coaches, entrance fees and still camera charges at monuments, palaces, boat cruises etc.

4. Tariff does not include liquor, beverages, Laundry, Smokes, Video Camera Charges at monuments, palaces, temples and other items of personal nature on Board or outside, use of Spa, telephones and business center facilities.

5. Respecting the local sentiments, guests are requested to remove their shoes while visiting temples and shrines.

6. Beggars and hawkers are to be discouraged strictly.

7. It would be advisable to carry your swimsuits, as we would be visiting beaches at Ganapatipule, Tarkarli and Goa or the hotel swimming pools.

8. After noon sun tends to be rather strong, so do not forget to carry your sun block, sunglasses, caps and hats or umbrellas.

9. The weather during March and April tends to be rather hot, hence light color cottons will be well.

10. Wearing comfortable shoes would be advisable as there is lot to see you, on foot.

11. Laundry service would be available at Goa.

12. Foreign Exchange facilities will be available at Mumbai & Goa.

13. Doctor on Call.

14. Due to exigencies or unavoidable circumstances there could be occasions where the itinerary could be changed without prior notice.

15. In cases where the group comprises of large numbers, the same would be grouped into batches.

16. The group number one would follow the normal route of sightseeing and the other group could follow in the reverse order.

17. While on sightseeing tours, it would be advisable to follow the guidelines of the Tour Manager and Guide. Please avoid splitting from the group for precaution.

18. An electronic safe is provided in each cabin to keep all your valuables. Should you forget your code, please contact the General Manager on the Train.

19. Medicine Chest is available on board for First-Aid requirements.

20. Electric Supply in the cabins is 240 v and 110 v in the bathrooms.

21. Shaver socket supply is 110 v and 240 v. Kindly use as per your specifications.

Climate

Varies from 8 degree Celsius to 30 degree Celsius between September to March & in April it is around 35 degree Celsius.

Clothing Recommended

Light tropical / light woolens

Meals

The two restaurant cars, serve a range of Indian, Continental, Maharashtrian, Goa & Chinese cuisines. Menus are changed seasonally.

Special Information

We believe in "Athithi Devo Bhavah" Literally translating to "Guest is like God to us". Please do not hesitate for any kind of assistance help or information at any time from Assistant Manager Trains or the General Manager on Board available in Deccan Odyssey Luxury Train.

Itinerary

Each journey on the Deccan Odyssey is an exploration of India's diversity, exotic locales and discovery of her timeless traditions; where you breathe in the vibrancy, sounds and colors of India's cities and her countryside. Mysteries, intrigues unfold as the train snakes her way through royal cities showcasing the opulence and extravagance of the palaces, the traditions and culinary wonders of cities and villages well protected from the sands of time.

Where else would you find a UNESCO heritage site, a superlative vineyard, tigers & lions lazing in the sun baked stretches of wild brush, a palace residence, warm dazzling beaches & cool tranquil backwaters… only in amazing India!

Indian Odyssey

Indian Odyssey

Delhi - Agra - Sawai Madhopur - Jaipur - Udaipur - Vishwamitri (Vadodara) - Aurangabad (Ellora Caves) - Mumbai

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Indian Sojourn

Indian Sojourn

Mumbai - Vadodara - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Sawai Madhopur - Agra - Jaipur - New Delhi

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Heritage Odyssey

Heritage Odyssey

Delhi- Agra - Jaipur- Sawai Madhopur - Udaipur- Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Delhi

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Maharashtra Splendor

Maharashtra Splendor

Mumbai - Nashik - Aurangabad (Ellora Caves) - Ajanta Caves - Kolhapur - Goa - Sindhudurg - Mumbai

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Cultural Odyssey

Cultural Odyssey

Delhi-Sawai Madhopur-Jaipur - Agra - Gwalior - Orchha - Khajuraho - Varanasi -Delhi

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Maharashtra Wild Trail

Maharashtra Wild Trail

Mumbai - Ellora Caves - Ramtek (Pench) - Warora (Tadoba) - Ajanta Caves - Nashik - Mumbai

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Darjeeling Mail - Ex Mumbai

Darjeeling Mail - Ex Mumbai

Mumbai - Vadodara - Udaipur - Sawai Madhopur - Jaipur - Agra - Varanasi - New Jalpaiguri

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Darjeeling Mail - Ex New Jalpaiguri

Darjeeling Mail - Ex New Jalpaiguri

New Jalpaiguri - Varanasi - Agra - Sawai Madhopur - Jaipur - Udaipur - Vadodara - Mumbai

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Tariffs

Deccan Odyssey Fare for Season 2024-2025

Tariff per Cabin per Journey in USD
Rooming
Single Occupancy Twin/Double Occupancy 2 Children
(in a separate deluxe cabin)
Deluxe Cabin 8,330
11,900
Price on Request
Presidential Suite 17,85017,850
Price on Request
Note
  • All prices are in US Dollars
  • The above costs are per cabin per Journey
  • As the train runs on the tracks of the Indian Railways, the itineraries are subject to change in case of any changes in the routing etc.
  • Prices are subject to change in case of any amendment in the routing or other hikes such as fuel, taxes etc.
  • Children below 5 years of age shall be allowed free, subject to sharing of double bed with parents. This is subject to availability of double bed at the time of booking
  • Presidential Suite can accommodate up to 3 adults or 2 Adults and 2 children (One child up to 5 years of age and second child up to 12 years of age)
  • 5% GST will be charged extra as applicable
  • We need minimum occupancy to operate all listed journeys, in event if we do not manage minimum occupancy we reserve the right to cancel the journey at least with 45 days prior intimation
  • Deccan Odyssey does accommodate children but we ask parents to be mindful of the sophisticated adult atmosphere we endeavor to maintain.
  • One child up to 5 years of age shall be allowed free of cost in the Deluxe Cabin, subject to sharing of double bed with parents. This is subject to availability of double bed at the time of booking.
  • For families, with a child between 6-12 years of age, or, with two children with one child below 5 years and another between 6-12 years, we recommend the Presidential Suite which has a double bed in the bedroom and can be shared with a child below 5 years and a sofa cum bed in the living room which can accommodate the older child. In this case, the child/children will be accommodated free of cost.
  • In case of two children between 6-12 years of age travelling with their parents, you will have to take 2 cabins. The first child pays 25% of the adult fare and the second child will have to pay 50% of the adult fare. One of the parents will have to be present with the child / children in the cabin.
  • Please note that we do not have the facility for interconnecting cabins.
  • All applicable taxes will be charged extra.
  • Accommodation in double / twin bedded cabin with en suite bathrooms
  • All meals (B,L,D)
  • Soft beverages during the journey
  • Valet service
  • Still camera fees
  • Guided off train excursions and game drives as illustrated in the itinerary - inclusive of entrance fees, park fees, transport and services of an English speaking local guide
  • Taxes including 5% Good and Service Tax, insurance, gratuities
  • Laundry and alcoholic Beverages
  • Video and professional Still camera fees
  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • International and Domestic air tickets/ Visa fee
  • Pre and Post tour accommodation and any tour extensions unless specifically mentioned as a part of the journey
  • All activities mentioned as ‘options’ in the itinerary.

Payment:

  • 20% of the ticket value at the time of booking
  • 80% of the ticket value 45 days before the departure date

Cancellation:

  • Any cancellation must be advised immediately by email (info@luxetrains.com)
  • No cancellation on cancelling 60 days prior to the departure date
  • Retention of 20% of ticket value on cancelling 59 – 45 days prior to the departure date
  • Retention of 50% of ticket Value on cancelling 44 – 30 days prior to the departure date
  • Retention of 100% of ticket value on cancelling 29 days prior to the departure date

Train Schedule

 
Maharashtra Splendor - 7 Nights / 8 Days
MonthSaturday
September 202421
October 202412
November 202409
December 202414
March 202522
May 202503
September 202506, 13, 20
November 202508
December 202513
January 202617
March 202621
May 202602
Indian Odyssey - 7 Nights / 8 Days
MonthSaturday
October 202405
November 202402
December 202407
January 202511, 25
March 202515
April 202505
October 202504
November 202501
December 202506
January 202610
March 202614
April 202604
Heritage Odyssey - 7 Nights / 8 Days
MonthSaturday
November 202423
January 202504
April 202519
November 202522
January 202603
February 202628
April 202618
Indian Sojourn - 7 Nights / 8 Days
MonthSaturday
September 202428
October 202426
November 202416
December 202421
January 202518
March 202501, 29
April 202512
October 202525
November 202515
December 202520
February 202621
March 202628
April 202611
Cultural Odyssey - 7 Nights / 8 Days
MonthSaturday
November 202430
December 202428
March 202508
November 202529
December 202527
March 202607
Maharashtra Wild Trail - 7 Nights / 8 Days
MonthSaturday
May 202404, 11
October 202419
May 202510, 17
May 202609, 16

Offers

Complimentary Pre & Post Journey Add-on Services

  1. 01 Night stay in Delhi/Mumbai with reference to the itinerary at 5 Star Deluxe hotel with buffet breakfast
  2. Airport Pick Up
  3. Delhi/Mumbai Guided Sightseeing Tour with reference to the itinerary
  4. Both Ways Railway Station Transfer
  5. All Transfers & Sightseeing in Air Conditioned Luxury Vehicle
  6. Certificate of Travel in The Deccan Odyssey
  7. Travel Gift Voucher worth USD 100 per Person
  8. A bottle of Champagne per cabin upon arrival
  9. Souvenirs from the Company

Package Starting @ US$ 5950 per Person

10% Off on All Deccan Odyssey Journeys

  • Use Coupon Code - 10OFF
  • This offer cannot be clubbed with any other offers
  • This offer is on first-come first-serve basis & subject to availability of cabins

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