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Deccan Odyssey Luxury Train

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Tour Overview


History of The Train

Deccan Odyssey is the latest joint venture of Indian Railway and MTDC (Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation). In collaborations with the famous Taj Group of hotels, Indian railway has c Deccan Odesseyreated a complete 5-star hotel on wheels, with two restaurants and a bar, a sauna, business centre and other such amenities on board. It offers you the best comforts and services available presently on any luxury train all over the world. It takes you to most fascinating tourist spots of Maharashtra. Beginning the journey from Mumbai, the train travels to Ganapatipule, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Goa, Pune, Aurangabad, Ajanta and Ellora, Nashik and then back to Mumbai.

This beautiful blue Limousine on rails is the brainchild of the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC). An MOU for the Deccan Odyssey was signed between the Railway Ministry and the MTDC in Feb 2001 and the Railway Board's go-ahead signal was received by the ICF (Integral Coach Factory) in May 2002. It took nearly five months to finalize the design of the coaches and another five months to complete the construction. The train completed its trials during late 2003. And finally on January 16th, 2004 Deccan Odyssey started its maiden journey from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus(CST)Mumbai.

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Itinerary Details

Duration : 7 nights/ 8 days
Destinations Covered : Bangalore - Mysore - Kabini - Mysore - Hassan - Halebid / Belur – Sravanbelagola - TB DAM - Hospet / Hampi -Gadag - Aihole & Pattadakal – Badami - Goa - Bangalore

Day 1- (Wednesday) Mumbai Tour
The time has come for you to undertake a journey way back in time. Welcome to Mumbai, a Gateway to Indiacity of dreams that 300 years ago was an agglomeration of seven islands. Modern, yet preserving its antiquities, a short drive through the city will reveal this inherent truth. Board the train in the evening at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, undoubtedly one of the famous Gothic buildings and an integral part of Mumbai's skyline. Wine and dine in the luxurious comforts of this train and whistle off on your royal voyage.

Day 2- (Thursday) Jaigadh, Ganapatipule, Ratnagiri and Bhatye Beach.

Alight in the morning at the Bhoke Station nestled amidst majestic mountains and scenic backwaters. Enjoy the short ride in a AC luxury bus to Rai Bhatgaon Jetty. Cut through the mesmerizing silence of the scenic backwater accompanied by an impressive number of exotic birds on the way to the historical Jaigad Fort. Relish an almost unique view of Konkan village life, impossible to get either from road or the rail. This romantic journey brings you to Jaigad Jetty, situated at the foothills of the Jaigad Fort. And at a short distance stands the legendary Jaigad Fort, high and proud on a cliff with a spectacular view of the ocean and Ganapatipule, the next destination.

Day 3- (Friday) Sindhudurg. Tarkarli. Sawantwadi.

Next day the train chugs in to the tip of the Konkan coast, Sindhudurg Nagari Railway station. A luxury AC bus transfers you to Malvan Jetty from the station. Settle in a comfortable boat, arranged just for you, and enjoy the mesmerizing view of flora, birds and caressing waves on the ride to Sindhudurg Fort.

Day 4- (Saturday) Goa

As the train pulls in to Goa, get ready to explore an exotic destination frequented by tourists from all corners of the globe. Brilliant lush green fields surrounding village and hamlets, white washed churches standing out against occasional empty patches of startling red soil. Welcome to Goa, the land of India's finest golden sand beaches, jungle clad hills, imposing ancient churches and elegant mansions, splashed with colour of bougainvillea. Goa is in Anjunabeach Goadeed a great collage of sights, experiences and history.

Day 5- (Sunday) Pune
Next morning, the royal train pulls into Pune, the erstwhile capital of Maratha. Also known as the cultural capital of the state, it is hometown of famous poets, writers, singers and artists. After a royal breakfast in the train, step out to discover this early home of Shivaji, the great Maratha warrior.

Day 6- (Monday) Aurangabad & Ellora Caves Tour

Next morning, travelling along the rolling hills and picturesque ruins of the past, you travel way back in time to Aurangabad. Founded by Aurangzeb, Aurangabad's heritage is rich and varied.

After breakfast in the train, a luxury bus takes you to the majestic fortress of Daulatabad. An impregnable defense in its day, it still stands tall and proud. Walk around the ruins, which tell you extraordinary stories of bravery and valour.
Ajanta Cave
Day 7-(Tuesday) Ajanta Caves & Nasik Travel

Alight at Jalgaon railway station and travel to Fardapur resort. After a royal break fast depart for T-Junction in a luxury AC bus. Board the MSRTC eco-friendly bus and it's time to travel back in time. Soon, you will find yourself surrounded by dramatic views of the Waghora valley where the Ajanta Caves are located. Older than t he Ellora caves (200 BC to 650 AD) they are also cut from the volcanic lava of the Deccan Trap in a steep crescent shaped hillside. Lost to the world after the 7th century it was discovered by accident in 1819, by a party of British officers on a hunting expedition.

Day 8 (Wednesday) Mumbai / Bombay Tour
Enjoy the breakfast on board as the sun rises over the commercial capital of India. Alight at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in the morning enriched with the rich legacy of this land. The royal journey is over, but the memory of which, will live on forever.

Facilities


Deccan Odyssey Facilities

The 'Deccan Odyssey ', India's newest and most luxurious train is regarded as MTDC's answer to the more famous Palace on Wheels. The sleek blue Limousine with its well-maintained 21 luxury coaches offers you a Deccan Odysseyseven-day sojourn that is worth giving a try at least once in your lifetime. Virtually all comforts of a five-star hotel is provided to tourists on boarding Deccan Odyssey which includes modern amenities like cyber cafe, mobile phone, sauna bath, six-channel music, TV, DVD and massage-cum-beauty parlor among many others. For the first time in India Deccan Odyssey offers you provision for regulation of temperature in each cabin of the train as per personal preference of the passenger. Facilities

A fully air-conditioned train the Deccan odyssey comprises of 21 coaches, out of that 13 are for passengers and the train can accommodate a total of 104 passengers.

Accommodation: There are13 fully air-conditioned deluxe saloons for passengers. Out of which 11 are passenger cars with 4 twin bedded chambers. There are 2 Presidential Suite Cars with 2 coupes each car. Each of 13 coach is well equipped with facilities like attached toilets, running hot and cold water, shower, wall to wall carpeting, channel music, intercom, CD/MP3 player, and many more like them.

Restaurants : There are2 well decorated and lavish restaurants named as Peshwa I and Peshwa II serving you with mouth watering exotic array of dishes. Deccan Odyssey

Bar: A well maintained bar car is attached to cater the drinking needs of passengers. It serves you liquor of Indian and International Brands.

Business Center : There is also a conference-cum-business center, which can accommodate nearly 30 people. It is equipped with television sets, DVD players and Computers with Internet connectivity. If you wish to have conference on board then you can utilize conference facilities available in this car.

Lounge : A lounge is attached at the end of each coach for passengers where they can relax, interact, watch TV and make friends.

Other amenities available on board Deccan Odyssey are

  • Ayurvedic Body Massage center with Steam bath to rejuvenate you.
  • A Gymnasium is also there for your routine workouts.
  • A beauty Parlor to take care of grooming needs of passengers.
  • Exclusive non-smoking suite cars and separate suite cars for the guests who love smoking.
  • All essential toiletries like soaps, shampoos, moisturizers etc. are provided in the train.
  • A well maintained Library with numerous books, journals, newspapers and magazines.
  • Money exchange facility/credit cards.
  • Voltage available on the train 110/230 V.
  • Wide collection of CD's/MP3.

The individual facilities like Luggage Collection, Arrival kit, Personal attendant, Mineral water, Medical Aid, Mail Box, Shopping and Toiletries are also provided to passengers.

Tariff

 

Tariff
PER CABIN PER JOURNEY PRICE FOR
7 NIGHTS / 8 DAYS JOURNEY
(FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVELLERS)
Room Type Single Occupancy Twin / Double Occupancy 02 Children (in a separate Cabin)
Deluxe Cabin USD 5,075 USD 7,350 USD 5,515
Presidential Suite USD 11,025 USD 11,025 USD 5,515
PER CABIN PER JOURNEY PRICE FOR
7 NIGHTS / 8 DAYS JOURNEY
(FOR INDIAN NATIONALS
Room Type Single Occupancy Twin / Double Occupancy 02 Children
(in a separate Cabin)
Deluxe Cabin INR 3,04,500 INR 4,41,000 INR 3,30,750
Presidential Suite INR 6,61,500 INR 6,61,500 INR 3,30,750
PER CABIN PER JOURNEY PRICE FOR
4 NIGHTS / 5 DAYS JOURNEY
(FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVELLERS)
Room Type Single Occupancy Twin / Double Occupancy 02 Children
(in a separate Cabin)
Deluxe Cabin USD 1,800 USD 2,000 USD 1,500
Presidential Suite USD 3,000 USD 3,000 USD 1,500
PER CABIN PER JOURNEY PRICE FOR
4 NIGHTS / 5 DAYS JOURNEY
(FOR INDIAN NATIONALS)
Room Type Single Occupancy Twin / Double Occupancy 02 Children
(in a separate Cabin)
Deluxe Cabin INR 1,08,000 INR 1,20,000 INR 90,000
Presidential Suite INR 1,80,000 INR 1,80,000 INR 90,000
PER CABIN PER JOURNEY PRICE FOR
3 NIGHTS / 4 DAYS JOURNEY
(FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVELLERS)
Room Type Single Occupancy Twin / Double Occupancy 02 Children
(in a separate Cabin)
Deluxe Cabin USD 1,530 USD 1,860 USD 1,500
Presidential Suite USD 2,790 USD 2,790 USD 1,500
PER CABIN PER JOURNEY PRICE FOR
3 NIGHTS / 4 DAYS JOURNEY
(FOR INDIAN NATIONALS)
Room Type Single Occupancy Twin / Double Occupancy 02 Children
(in a separate Cabin)
Deluxe Cabin INR 92,000 INR 1,12,000 INR 84,000
Presidential Suite INR 1,68,000 INR 1,68,000 INR 84,000
PER CABIN PER JOURNEY PRICE FOR
2 NIGHTS / 3 DAYS JOURNEY
(FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVELLERS)
Room Type Single Occupancy Twin / Double Occupancy 02 Children
(in a separate Cabin)
Deluxe Cabin USD 1,070 USD 1,340 USD 1,005
Presidential Suite USD 2,010 USD 2,010 USD 1,005
PER CABIN PER JOURNEY PRICE FOR
2 NIGHTS / 3 DAYS JOURNEY
(FOR INDIAN NATIONALS)
Room Type Single Occupancy Twin / Double Occupancy 02 Children
(in a separate Cabin)
Deluxe Cabin INR 64,200 INR 80,500 INR 60,375
Presidential Suite INR 1,21,000 INR 1,21,000 INR 60,375

Terms & Conditions

    All Costs are in US Dollars
  1. The above costs are per cabin per Journey.
  2. Presidential Suite can accommodate up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (Applicable for Children below 12 years)
  3. Government Service tax of 3.09% is additional and will be charged extra on the published tariff
  4. Prices are subject to change incase of any amendment in the routing or other hikes such as fuel, taxes etc.
  5. Child rates are applicable from 6 to 12 years.

Inclusions / Exclusions

    The Deccan Odyssey Tariff includes the following:
  1. Accommodation in double / twin bedded cabin with en suite bathrooms
  2. Soft Beverages during meals(B, L,D)
  3. Valet Service
  4. Still Camera fees
  5. Guided off train excursions and game drives as illustrated in the itinerary - inclusive of entrance fees, park fees, transport and services of an English speaking local guide
    The Deccan Odyssey Tariff does not include:
  1. Taxes, Insurance , Gratuities
  2. Laundry, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft beverages during non meal hours
  3. Video and professional Still Camera fees
  4. Arrival and Departure transfers
  5. International and Domestic air tickets
  6. Pre and Post tour accommodation and any tour extensions unless specifically mentioned as a part of the journey
Booking Policy
    The booking policies for the Deccan Odyssey:
  1. You are required to pay 20% of ticket value at the time of booking confirmation.
  2. Rest 80% of the ticket value is to be paid 45 days before departure.

Cancellation Policy
    The cancellation policies for Deccan Odyssey train journeys: In case of FITs
  1. If the cancellation is made 60 days prior to departure, no cancellation crarges.
  2. If the cancellation is made 45 to 59 days prior to departure, 20% of the ticket value will be forfeited.
  3. If the cancellation is made 30 to 44 days prior to departure, 50% of the ticket value will be forfeited.
  4. If the cancellation is made 29 days prior to departure, 100% of the ticket value will be forfeited.


 

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