The Deccan Odyssey luxury train takes in some of the best sights of Maharastra, and also visits Goa. During the journey, you'll be treated to a combination of alluring beaches, history, forts, and architecture. You'll travel through the night to different locations, and have the day to explore them.
Deccan Odyssey Features:
The Deccan Odyssey is designed to reflect the ways of Indian royalty and is decorated in ornate style. The individual interiors of each of its carriages have been inspired by the forts of the Deccan Plateau and popular tourist places visited by the train. The train has 21 coaches, 13 of which contain passenger accommodations. Similar to a luxury hotel, there are spacious presidential suites, spa, gymnasium, business facilities, fine dining restaurants, and bar.
Deccan Odyssey Route and Itinerary:
Departs Wednesday evenings from Mumbai and visits Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Goa, Kolhapur, Pune, Nashik, and Aurangabad (Ajanta and Ellora Caves).
Deccan Odyssey Journey Duration:
Seven nights. The train arrives back in Mumbai the following Wednesday morning.
Deccan Odyssey Cost:
Passengers can either stay in a deluxe cabin or presidential suite. A cabin costs $390 per person, per night, based on double occupancy from October to March. During September and April the cost is $320 per person, per night. The total for seven nights is around $2,700 per person, or $2,200 during the two low season months. The presidential suite costs $700 per person per night, or $550 in the low months. Rates include accommodation, meals, sightseeing tours, entrance fees to monuments, and cultural entertainment. Service charges, alcohol, and day programs in Goa and Mumbai are extra.
Deccan Odyssey Reservations:
You can make a reservation for travel on the Deccan Odyssey by visiting the Maharastra government's tourism website: www.maharashtratourism.gov.in. Travel agents also make reservations.
Deccan Odyssey Information:
The Deccan Odyssey runs from September until the end of April each year. It stops during the really hot and monsoon months.