Maharashtra has seen various dynasties ruling over the Deccan plateau which have left behind several monuments, heritage sites, churches, palaces, temples, mosques and synagogues. There are 27 wild life sanctuaries, 4 National parks, numerous religious places, beaches, forts and more for the tourists to catch up in the western region of India. The Deccan Odyssey is a luxurious train which traverses across the important places in the state of Maharashtra including Mumbai, Goa and the Ajanta and Ellora caves.
The Deccan Odyssey first started in January, 2004 and this luxury train is a joint venture between the Indian Railways and the Maharashtra Tourism. The staff who serves you onboard are managed by the internationally renowned Taj Group of Hotels. The staff is professionally trained to serve you in the best manner possible and take care of all your comforts. The tour starts from Mumbai in Maharashtra, from the elegantly designed Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus or CST known locally . The eight days, seven nights tour starts and ends at CST. The Deccan Odyssey crosses the Deccan Plateau in India covering almost a distance of 2400 km within 8 days. The train functions from October to April each year and the highlights of the trip are the beaches of Goa and the world heritage cave sites of Ajanta and Ellora in Aurangabad. This royal and luxurious train provides an ambience of the era of the Peshwas in medieval times and the feudal lords of Western India. The luxurious train provides you with all the comforts in their Presidential suite cabins and conference lounges. There are additional facilities provided for your comfort such as spa and massage treatments to relax and rejuvenate while traveling in this luxurious and comfortable train.
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