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Deccan Odyssey awarded at the World Travel Awards as Asia's leading train for the 7th Time


By Debasree Chakraborty on Jun 12, 2017

Deccan Odyssey continues its legacy of being one of the best luxury trains in the world. At the World Travel Awards 2017, Deccan Odyssey wins the title of Asia’s leading train for the seventh time. The prestigious accolade was presented on 4th June 2017, at the Grand Kempinski Hotel in Shanghai, China in a glitzy ceremony. It is also the fourth consecutive time that Deccan Odyssey gets this honor. The other nominees of the award where Eastern & Oriental Express, Maharajas’ Express, Palace on Wheels and The Golden Chariot.

The royal train, Deccan Odyssey is one of the fantastic experience which recreates the way royalty used to travel in the past. The bejeweled train offers all the pleasures fit for royalty with an itemized itinerary traversing across royal states, monuments, vivid history and culture. The magnificent journeys offered are Maharashtra Splendor, Maharashtra Wild Trail, Hidden Treasures of Gujarat, Jewels of the Deccan, Indian Odyssey and Indian Sojourn. The luxury train has recently undergone refurbishment before its services resume from October this year.

Arup Sen, Director, Special Projects on receiving the award said, "The World Travel Awards bestowed the Deccan Odyssey with the prestigious accolade for the 7th time. The title itself is a testimonial of our luxury train and our dedicated services for esteemed guests."

The World Travel Awards 2017 is the 24th anniversary of the event. The award is acknowledged across the globe as the ultimate honor in the global tourism industry. The award ceremony serves to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry.

About Deccan Odyssey

Deccan Odyssey is an intimate introduction of royal traveling. The train has 21 coaches, out of which 12 are passenger cars that can accommodate 88 passengers. Apart from the 10 passenger/deluxe cars, 2 presidential suite cars, the train has 1 conference/entertainment car, 2 dining cars, 2 generator cars with luggage store, 2 staff cars, 1 spa car and 1 bar car. Equipped with the state-of-the-art luxuries the opulently decorated train offers an experience of a lifetime.

Deccan Odyssey has a string of awards to its name. The World Travel Award for Asia's Leading Luxury Train, TTJ Jury Choice Award for Excellence and Innovation and North India Travel Award for Best Luxury Train in India in 2015 are among the bevy of accolades.


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Posted on Jun 12, 2017

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