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Deccan Odyssey

About Deccan Odyssey Train
If the regality of the mighty Rajput unfolds itself on board the Palace on Wheels, can the royalty of the Marathas be far behind? The DeccanDeccan Odyssey Train Internal View
Odyssey takes tourists on a trip to the land of Marathas, complete with the royal splendour that characterised their lives. It is one journey that will not come down from the minds of the tourists for a long time. The comforts offered on board matches with the best in the Five star hotel industry. And, amidst all the luxury and comforts, tourists are taken to enjoy some magnificent as well as soothing sights.

The Deccan Odyssey came into being after an MOU was signed between the Railway Ministry and the MTDC in Feb 2001. After a green signal was obtained from the Railway board, the ICF (Integral Coach Factory) took nearly ten months to finally constrct the Deccan Odyssey. The train made its trial run in the year 2003, and finally on 16th January, 2004, the train rolled out on its very first journey.

The train begins its journey every Wednesday from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai.

Destinations Covered
Mumbai - Ganapatiphule- Sindhudurg - Tarkarli Backwaters - Sawantwadi - Goa - Kolhapur - Pune - Aurangabad - Ellora Caves - Jalgaon - Ajanta Caves - Nasik- Mumbai.

Facilities Offered
There are all together 21 coaches in the Deccan Odyssey Train. Out of these, 13 are meant for passengers. 11 of these have 4 twin bedded chambers, while the rest two, the Presidential Suite have two twin bedded coupe. Each of the saloons have attached bathroom with running hot and cold water and shower. There are also channel music, intercom and CD/MP3 player in every saloon. The saloons are all tastefully designed with wall to wall carpeting. At the end of every saloon, there is a lounge where passengers can sit, relax, watch television and interact with fellow passengers. The train has two restaurant, Peshwa I and Peshwa II, serving delicious dishes. There is also a well stocked bar for the passengers.

Apart from these facilities, there is a conference-cum-business center, which can accommodate nearly 30 people. It is equipped with television sets, DVD players and Computers with Internet connectivity. This section is highly useful for the business class. Quiet a few faclities are also provided on board Deccan Odyssey like an Ayurvedic Body Massage center, A Gymnasium, A beauty Parlor, Exclusive smoking and non-smoking suite cars, a well maintained Library, Money exchange facility/credit cards and wide collection of CD's/MP3.

Deccan Odyssey Tour
Day 01 - Mumbai
Day 02 - Ganpatiphule
Day 03 - Tarkarli Backwaters
Day 04 - Goa
Day 05 - Pune
Day 06 - Ellora
Day 07 - Ajanta
Day 08 - Mumbai

Tarrif Chart (Per Person Per Night)

Occupancy Lean Season
April
Peak Season
October to March
Deluxe Cabin
Single Occupancy Rs. 16590.00 Rs. 20370.00
Double occupancy Rs. 12390.00 Rs. 14700.00
Triple occupancy Rs. 10080.00 Rs. 11970.00
Presidential suite
Single Occupancy Rs. 31500.00 Rs. 39900.00
Double occupancy Rs. 23100.00 Rs. 29400.00
Presidential Suite-Extra Occupancy Rs. 10080.00 Rs.11970.00

(Half fare for children between 5 and 12 years ) Tariff Subject to change without notice.
  • Any leg of minimum of 3 nights subject to availability will be given at the above-mentioned rates. Thus Mumbai-Goa and Goa-Mumbai sector will be sold as available segments to clients.
  • If however, the client undertakes the day programmer at Goa & Mumbai, an extra $ 100 USD per person OR in INR Rs.4200 will be charged.
  • Service Tax @ of 3.09% is applicable on the gross ticket value of the Deccan Odyssey tours commencing from September 2007.
  • This tax is also applicable on day programme at Mumbai & Goa.
  • Tariff is inclusive of travel / catering / conducted sight-seeing / entrance fee at Monuments / Parks / Palaces / Cultural Programmers / Boat Ride. The guest has to pay for video cameras, liquor, laundry and other items of personal nature.
  • Note: 10% Surcharge shall be levied on departure during Christmas/ New Year
Cancellation on the Deccan Odyssey may be done as per the following terms and conditions :

Cancellation must be advised by Fax/E-Mail :/Letter to The Luxury Trains. On cancellation, refund will be made. Certain amount of the ticket value will be deducted as follows.

5% of the Ticket Value if the cancellation request is received before 60 days from the scheduled date of departure.

20% of Ticket Value if cancellation request is received within a period of 30-59 days from the scheduled date of departure.

50% of ticket value if cancellation request is received within the period of 15-29 days from the scheduled date of departure.

100% of ticket value if cancellation request is received within the period of 14 days or before the scheduled date of departure.

No refund or adjustment will be made in the event of interruption of journey by a tourist on his own after the commencement of the tour.

Other Info
Climate
Varies from 8oC to 30oC between September to March and in April it is from 26oC to 35o C.

Clothing Recommended
Light tropical/light woollens.

Other Facilities
Doctor on call at the next station. Money exchange facility/credit cards. Adequate safety and security arrangements. Complimentary mineral water on board/in the coach during sightseeing/ and at hotels. Assistance for travel arrangements on completion of the tour. Voltage available on the train 110/230 V. Booking can be made through agent/on Internet.

Meals
The two restaurant cars, serve a range of Indian, Continental, Maharashtrian, Goa and Chinese cuisines. Menus are changed seasonally.
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