Then hop aboard a luxury train in India — The Deccan Odyssey, and witness the realm of contrasts unfold one stop at a time.
History[ edit ] After noticing the success of Palace on Wheels, the Maharashtra state decided to have such a train, in order to develop the tourism industry in the state and surrounding regions.
The train kicked off its maiden commercial journey on 4 February At that time MTDC has appointed the Taj group of Hotels to manage the food and beverage and housekeeping on the luxury train.
The train had 36 Taj staffers on board.
The Deccan Odyssey planned to operate for 35 weeks each year. Inthe Maharashtra government stopped its run of the Deccan Odyssey, citing poor response, but restarted it after the monsoon season.
Later MTDC started giving the train on lease to tour operators like Luxury Train, Thomson Cook Indiawhich changed the name of the train to Indian Maharaja and resulted in a petition filed by Harshad Gawade, a local tour operator from Sindhudurg in the Bombay high court.
From DecemberThe Deccan Odyssey train, taken on charter from Government of Maharashtra started with an aim to have a journey across four Sikh takhts, with a flight by devout and sightseers to the fifth Takht Takht Sri Patna Sahib. Presently Cox and Kings Pvt.
Ltdoperates the train.
About the Train[ edit ].Deccan Odyssey Train India is a country of fairy tales with numerous royal palaces, mighty forts and breathtaking scenic beauty. To bask in the beauty and classic lifestyle of ancient India, you must enjoy a regal travel on Asia's leading luxury train - Deccan Odyssey.
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The Deccan Odyssey Train is praised for providing a luxury travel experience for the guests wanting to step into the magnificent history of India. The destination included 4/5(4). View the Deccan Odyssey route that passes through the royal cities showcasing India's diversity.
Visit us to know the Deccan Odyssey train schedule. Welcome to Deccan Odyssey The Deccan Odyssey luxury train tour is a complete travel package where the journey counts just as much as the destinations. Step aboard, into an experience that takes you into the depths of relived luxury and become a part of an amalgam of vivid cultures.
Nov 21, · Each journey on the Deccan Odyssey is an exploration of India's diversity, exotic locales and discovery of her timeless traditions; where you breathe in the vibrancy, sounds and colours of India's cities and her countryside.4/4(56).