Deccan Odyssey has announced its two confirmed departures for the 2012 festive season of Christmas. This announcement made by the train authorities brought a radiant smile to the faces of travelers all around the world. This luxury train tour will depart on the 19th and 26th of December 2012 from Mumbai and cover prominent destinations such as Ajanta & Ellora Caves, Sindhudurg, Tarkali, and Goa. The all-inclusive tour tariff starts from US $450 per person per night. These 2 exclusive journeys will span over 7 nights and 8 days.

Deccan Odyssey was the second luxury train to be launched in India after the huge success of Palace on Wheels in Rajasthan. This train was an initiative to offer similar luxury experiences to guests across Maharashtra and Goa. Initially, the train had only a few takers but persistent efforts by the state tourism department and international marketing initiatives seem to be paying up now.

This year will be the first time that the train will make a profit. According to the sources, this is due to the international exposure and revamping of the train as well as the itinerary it offered. The Deccan Odyssey rail tour covers Ajanta & Ellora Caves, Daulatabad, Tarkali, SIndhudurg, Nashik, Kolhapur, and Goa during a 168-hour journey across mesmerizing Deccan Plateau and Konkan Coast.

This year, Deccan Odyssey will embark on two specially tailored journeys during the festive season of Christmas. These two Christmas special departures will be studded with more new surprises so that the journey can be best enjoyed by global travelers.

With the announcement of these two special departures, global travel enthusiasts have started making their reservations. “The huge response from the side of the travelers has influenced us to tailor this special journey”, said one of the representatives from the management team of Deccan Odyssey.

Along with Christmas special departure, the train has also announced a wildlife tour to be departing on April 13, 2013. Though a detailed itinerary is yet to be announced, this wildlife luxury train tour will encompass some of the best and most exciting wild destinations of western India. More information on the train facilities, destinations, and tariff plan is available on the Deccan Odyssey page.