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About The Deccan Odyssey

Patterned on the lines of more popular Palace On Wheels
Train Tour,the Deccan Odyssey Train was first introduced in Jan,2004 on 7 Nights tourist circuit Ex.Mumbai & has option to book for minimum 3 Nights also e.g. Mumbai/Goa.

This Luxury Maharaja Train is a joint venture between Indian Railways & Maharashtra Tourism & onboard services are managed by staff of internationally renowned Taj Group of Hotels.

The 7 Nights Deccan Odyssey Train Tour operates Annually from October to April Ex. Mumbai every Wednesday & highlight of the Luxury Train Tour are the Golden beaches of Goa & World Heritage Cave sites of Ajanta Ellora.

WEEKLY SCHEDULE OF THE DECCAN ODYSSEY TRAIN TOUR & DETAILS :

Day 01:
MUMBAI Depart:
Train departs from CST Railway Station,Fort Area,Mumbai by 1630 hrs.
Day 02:
GANPATIPULE BEACH
Morning visit Ratnagiri town & museum;Noon free at virgin Ganpatiphule beach & outdoors lunch;Afternoon backwater cruise from Jaigadh Fort jetty.

Day 03:
TARKARLI BACKWATERS
Morning visit late 17th century built Sindhudurg sea-fort & later outdoor lunch arranged at Tarkarli beach. Afternoon enjoy Tarkarli backwaters cruise.Evening visit Sawantwadi Cultural Centre.
Day 04
GOA
Day free at internationally famous vacation spot for rich & famous.
   
Day 05:
KOLHAPUR & PUNE
Morning visit to temples & palaces of Kolhapur & evening visit to Kelkar cultural museum of Pune.
Day 06
AURANGABAD & ELLORA
Morning visit 14th century Aurangabad Fort & World Famous 8th century Ellora cave sculptures.
Day 07
AJANTA CAVES & NASIK
Morning drive to 2nd century B.C. Buddhist cave frescoes of Ajanta & evening visit Nasik Hindu temple town.
Day 08
MUMBAI Return
Morning 0745 hrs arrival in Mumbai
   
 

The Air-Conditioned Luxury Train Tour offers combination of richly furnished Deluxe Cabins & Presidential Suites; & All Passenger Cabins have private attached toilets with shower cubicles & daily refurbished with 5 Star hotel quality toiletries. There are Two Dining Cars,One Bar Saloon with smoking lounge area, Conference Area/recreation saloon with small Business Centre,Spa Saloon with mini-gym. Each passenger Saloon has four Deluxe Cabins & is serviced by a private attendant/ butler,who looks after tea/coffee service & housekeeping

The tour cost per day includes: stay,travel,meals,excursions costs,packaged water bottle,use of gymnasium,cultural program,entrance fees to monuments.

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Additional Cost: Tobacco,Hard & soft drinks,video camera fee at nonuments,Use of Business centre facilities,laundry,usage of beauty parlour & health club etc..
The Deccan Odyssey criss-crosses the Indian Deccan Plateau over 2400 km(1500 miles) in Eight days.You visit each destination of interest in the day time with guides & return to the train in the late afternoon to resume overnight train journey to next destination.

   
  Deccan Odyssey Services & Facilites
 

This Latest Addition To Luxury Train Journeys Of The World,In Short Period Of 6 Months Of Operation Has Not Only Carried Nearly 325 Tourists From Across The Globe,But Has Already Started Being Compared To The Famous Blue Train In South Africa. The Deccan Odyssey Maharaja Train Offers 4 Luxury Suite Cabins,24 Twin Bedded Dlx Cabins,5 Double Bedded Cabins,14 Triple Bedded Cabins,1 Cabin For Physically Challenged. There Are Two-power Generator Cars On Either End Of The Train & Three Staff Cars For Onboard Staff.The Train Is Pulled By A Modern Diesel Engine

Each Passenger Saloon Offers Four Cabins & Common Lounge Area Having Dvd Player.Each Passenger Cabins Has Private Attached Bathroom With Shower & Toiletries,4 Channel Music Facility,Individual Cabin Temperature Control Panel,Direct Dialing Facility,Electronic Safe & Small Cupboard.The Beds Are Luxuriously Furnished & Each Twin Bed Size Is 6' X 3'. The Suite Cabins Offer Master Bedroom With Living Area , 2 Bathrooms & Private Dvd Player. There Is A Personal Attendant/Butler Available In Each Sleeper Saloon,Round The Clock.

The Public Areas Include-one Bar Lounge Car(25 Seater),Two Dining Cars (35 Seater Each)With Onboard Kitchen ,Mini-gym With Spa Saloon ;& Conference Saloon Car (40 Seater In Class-room Style) With Mini-business Centre.

* Onboard There are 11 Passenger Coaches,2 Dining Cars & One Bar Cum Lounge car,One Conference cum business centre saloon Car;One Saloon for Fitness centre cum spa.

* Nine Saloon Cars offer 4 Passenger cabins each with attached showers,common lounge area & pantry attendant.There are combination of twin-beds,double-beds,triple bedded cabins.

* In adition there are Two suite saloon cars ,each offering Two inter-connected Master bedroom & living room Cabin..

   
  Deccan Odyssey Trian Schedule
 

 

   
   
  Booking is confirmed against
  * 20% advance deposit
* balance payable 45 days before departure
   
  Payment can be made by
  * Credit Card (Amex/Visa/Master card)
* Swift Money electronic bank transfer
* Deposit in our Current Account at Nearest ICICI Bank branch.
  Cancellation Charges are as follows
  * 5% of ticket value if booking cancelled 60 days in advance
* 20% of ticket value if booking cancelled 30-59 days in advance
* 50% of ticket value if booking cancelled 15-29 days in advance
* 100% of ticket value if booking cancelled less than 14 days in advance
   
 

Please be advised that we can also assist you in Mumbai Hotel bookings;airport transfers;local sight-seeing tours & extension tour options For Goa, Kerala, Rajasthan & North India.

   
   
   
   

 
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