Deccan Odyssey is one of the five luxury trains operating in India. It takes its guests on an exploration of the Deccan lands of India where history blends beautifully with a magnificent present and this will not be just another ordinary kind of Deccan exploration but the one that will be wrapped in pure luxury and opulence. With the roaring success of Palace on Wheels- the first ever luxury train in India, the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation came up with an idea of starting a luxury train along the same lines, the one that could stand among the likes of Orient Express, Blue Train of South Africa etc. And, hence after all required formalities, deliberations and careful considerations, Deccan Odyssey was flagged off in the inaugural ceremony that took place on16th January, 2004. The train is aesthetically appealing as it gives a regal look being painted in royal blue colour. The interiors are even more beautiful providing a treat to the eyes of the guests.
Talking about the hospitality services on board, the guests will be welcomed warmly and from the time of starting of the journey till the end of it, the staff and management will leave no stone unturned in extending the best services possible. The result is that the guests will take back lovely memories to cherish for their whole life.
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Fact Flash: Taj Group of Hotels are partners in extending world class 5 star hotel facilities on board, hence the excellent hospitality services of the train.
Deccan Odyssey train has all the modern amenities like air conditioning, Internet connectivity, security arrangements for personal belongings, etc in addition to having:
1. Multi Cuisine Restaurants
The train has got two restaurants offering an eclectic mix of cuisines from all over the world- Peshwa I and Peshwa II (Peshwas were the Prime Ministers of different provinces in the Maharatha Empire).
2. Spa Car
The spa car will be a perfect escape from the hum drum of a busy life. The guests are offered a menu of therapeutic massages and other rejuvenating treatments to free the body of any physical or mental burdens.
3. Conference Car
The conference car will offer ample space to arrange conferences or any business meetings if the need be. All the latest technology equipments will be able to support any needs/ requirements of the meetings or conferences. Also to mention, the car offers to arrange weddings in a royal style.
4. Bar and lounge
There is a well stocked bar on board where you can have one of the best wines/ spirits of your choice. Further, if you wish to spend your leisure time reading or playing any indoor games, lounge area will serve you well. Both the places are excellent to strike conversations with your fellow travellers and make new friends on board.
The above mentioned facilities will take care of varied needs of the guests. Further, the train has 21 coaches out of which 11 are guest cabins. There are four presidential suites which stand out as pice de resistance in the whole train and also the one thing that deserves special mention is the well equipped cabin for the comfort of differently able guests. All these things adding together make the train stand out in some sense and make it one of the best options for luxury holidaying in India.
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