Bounded by the Western and the Eastern Ghats; the Deccan region of India is home to plentiful flora and fauna and also an exotic cultural heritage that people from all over the world come to treat their eyes to. The various significant cities that are housed within this region are as Mumbai, Aurangabad, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Goa. Since each of these destinations are fascinating tourist locations as well, how about travelling across this region to capture some of its enchanting glimpses in their very origins? If you were interested in undertaking this voyage, Deccan Odyssey is surely the right option for you!
First things first. Let us give you the background of Deccan Odyssey – a premier luxury train in India. A joint endeavour of the Indian Railways and Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation, Deccan Odyssey is an encouraging step taken towards promoting the history and culture of the region. The train began its services in 2004 when it travelled from Mumbai to Ratnagiri, Pune and Nashik. Ever since, there has been no looking back for this train, which has catered to millions of guests over the years, ferrying them across the Deccan region to take them on a memorable odyssey. Today, this luxury train in India begins its sojourn from Mumbai, the financial capital of India and traverses through Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Kolhapur, Aurangabad, Nashik and Goa before concluding back in Mumbai. Some of the topmost attractions that guests can visit while touring aboard the Deccan Odyssey are the beaches of Goa, Ganapatipule and Tarkarli, the Maratha heritage of Kolhapur, the medieval architectural wonders of Aurangabad and the ancient temples of Nashik MNS Coaching in Dehradun.
The makers of this luxury train have also tried to balance the sojourn by adding a dash of contemporary-ness along with the ancient and medieval legacies. To bring in this essence, guests aboard this train are also taken to visit local factories (cashew factory en route to Dhampur), national parks (Tadoba wildlife sanctuary), and markets (Aurangabad) so that one is completely enriched by the sojourn. Besides, a cultural extravaganza particularly arranged for the guests aboard this luxury train make the experience all the more spectacular.
With a fleet of 11 coaches, each delicately adorned and luxuriously appointed, Deccan Odyssey is for sure the foremost travel alternative in the region. It has therefore been rightly called by many as a 5 star hotel on wheels! 5 star amenities housed within this luxury train include 2 restaurant cars, a well stocked bar, a fitness coach and also a coach for some exciting shopping ventures, while on the go.
Deccan Odyssey offers a week long journey, a journey of 8 days and 7 nights that begins every Wednesday. Come September and the train will be ready to commence its winter departures. The tariff of this train is extremely attractive – 500 USD for single occupancy (only for lean season September 2010 departs).