The famous blue limousine on railway tracks owned by Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC), Deccan Odyssey is all set to chug on its maiden voyage for the upcoming run season beginning from 3rd march, 2012. The departure schedule for the upcoming season is provided on the website of Indian luxury trains and constitutes of 13 departure dates lasting up to 17th April 2013.
The Deccan Odyssey journey spanning over 8 days and 7 nights has been meticulously crafted for those who wish to glimpse the natural and cultural treasure troves of the Deccan plateau. While destinations like Goa, Ajanta &Ellora, Daulatabad, and Nasik bring to the fore the ancient and medieval heritage of India, a visit to Tarakarli Beach Resort will induce fun and beach adventure in this luxury rail tour.
A visit to all aforementioned destinations will offer you a sneak peek into several World Heritage Sites, resplendent fortresses, medieval temples art and craft galore, and natural treasure troves. The recent refurbishment of the itinerary has added two halts in Goa for exploring the rustic lifestyle and colonial heritage of the town.
Very few know that the Deccan Odyssey was the first luxury train launched after the resounding success of Palace on Wheels. The 11 passenger cars of this train resonate with the particular time and era of different Deccan dynasties and complies with the state-of-the-art amenities provided in these cabins. The modern facilities provided in these cabins include a CD/MP3 player, air conditioning, dual line telephone, electronic safe, and en-suite bathroom. The pampering of a royal journey is maintained throughout the weeklong chug with gourmet dining, conference coach, and recreational coach, and guided sightseeing excursions. More information on the train facilities, destinations, and tariff plan are available on the Deccan Odyssey Train page.