By Debasree Chakraborty on Sep 04, 2018
Indian luxury train, Deccan Odyssey sets a new record as it was awarded at World Travel Awards (WTA), the title for Asia's Leading Luxury Train for 8 times and the 5th time in a row. Previously named the Indian Maharaja-Deccan Odyssey it won the recognition for 3 times in 2010, 2011 & 2012. With the new name, the winning spree started from 2014 to the present year 2018, consecutively for 5 years. This year the prestigious ceremony was held on 3rd September 2018 at the Intercontinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong.
Deccan Odyssey is a premier luxury train of the country, known for its majestic journeys, exemplary services and royal experiences. The train stood to its reputation among the other nominees of Asia's Leading Luxury Train 2018, which included- Eastern & Oriental Express, Maharajas’ Express, Palace on Wheels and The Golden Chariot.
On the occasion of the award ceremony, Arup Sen, Director stated that, “The Deccan Odyssey has surpassed the definition of luxury. Offering a rare opportunity to tour in India, the train not only specializes in stunning designs, unparalleled service and unimaginable comfort. The train’s unique experiences and extraordinary journeys, acknowledgement was the reason behind its success at The World Travel Awards."
Traversing through the major tourist destinations in India, the palatial train, lets one discover the charming gems of India on any of its six fascinating journeys. The train itineraries comprise amazing places across Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Goa and Delhi. You can choose any of the journeys and experience India in a new way.
The luxury train is royal in every way. Four magnificent Presidential Suites are housed on the train, which come equipped with exquisite decor and all kinds of modern amenities. Waavar and Utsav, are the two gourmet restaurants aboard that guests can not only savor the specialties of the diverse states of India, especially the places that the train journeys through. Adding to these wonderful comforts are, the full bar, a lounge even a spa and a beauty salon. The unique features and amenities also available are 24*7 Wi-Fi connectivity, cell phones & LCD TVs in every cabin.
Celebrating global tourism, the World Travel Awards is considered by many as the 'Oscars of the Travel Industry' and it is great honor for the Deccan Odyssey to have won the recognition.
About Deccan Odyssey
Deccan Odyssey has made its name among the best luxury train in the world. Accommodating 88 passengers at one go, the train has 21 coaches. The 12 passenger cars that can accommodate are categorized as deluxe cars and 2 Presidential Suite Cars. Added facilities include 1 Conference/ Entertainment Car, 2 Dining Cars, 2 Generator Cars with Luggage Store, 2 Staff Cars, 1 Spa Car, and 1 Bar Car. The royal journeys of the train offers 6 distinct experiences all over India.
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