If you thought that travelling on one of the most luxurious trains in the world is just a distant dream, it's not anymore! With a unmissable deal of paying for just five nights and travelling fro seven, this journey is now not only affordable but a bucket list item you must check off! However, first let me tell you exactly what is Deccan Odyssey and what it has to offer!
Insanely decadent and delightfully over-the-top, India's super-luxury trains are a treat reserved for those who can afford the price. The Deccan Odyssey is Southern India’s only super-luxury train and is among the most expensive train rides in the world.
Renowned the world over for the unbelievably palatial experience and meticulous service, these train journeys are tailored to mimic the whims of the royalty and the aristocrats from a time gone by.
India is home to three of the world’s most luxurious train services. Besides the Deccan Odyssey, there are two other trains in Rajasthan that are regarded among the best in the world – Palace On Wheels and Maharaja Express.
The Pride of India
When it comes to aspirational bucket lists, a journey aboard a super-expensive, super-luxury train such as the Deccan Odyssey is right on top. The trains are widely regarded with pride and esteem in the country and are immensely popular among luxury travellers from around the world, despite the hefty cost. Here’s what you get for your money aboard the Deccan Odyssey.
A beautiful, tasteful cabin, with all the comforts of a five-star suite. Each suite even gets its own attendant.
An unparalleled experience of the hidden gems of the Deccan through the eyes of some of India's most highly regarded local-guides.
Scrumptious meals, served with all the elegance of a Michelin- starred restaurant.
All of this aboard a beautiful train, moving across India’s fascinating landscape at 80 km/hour.
Intrigued? Here’s all you need to know about getting a ticket to one of the most expensive trips in the world.
Where to buy: Click here to book tickets.
Deluxe Single Occupancy: Pay USD 4,375 (INR 3,00,803.13) for a cabin instead of USD 6,100 (INR 4,19,405.50)
Deluxe Double Occupancy: Pay USD 6,250 (INR 4,29,718.75) for a cabin instead of USD 8,750 (INR 6,01,606.25)
Presidential Suite Single/Double/Triple Occupancy: Pay USD 9,436 (INR 6,48,772.18) for a cabin instead of USD 13,210 (INR 9,08,253.55)
Click here to book your Deccan Odyssey sojourn at the epic deal of paying for 5 nights and travelling for a full week.
An Odyssey On Wheels
The magic of travelling through India is in the diversity of experiences, cuisine and culture; in the tapestry of landscapes and architecture and their transitions. Aboard the Deccan Odyssey, the drama outside the gilded windows is as rich as the splendour onboard, as the journey cuts across the Deccan plateau through one of the most diversified route-maps in India.
Deccan Odyssey's most enchanting route is the Maharashtra Splendour. The 7 Nights/8 Days journey begins in Mumbai and is tailored to take you through Maharashtra's most fascinating wonders, and onwards to the serene beaches and stunning churches of Goa. The train runs along the Ratnagiri-Goa railroad, considered to be one amongst the most scenic routes in the world.
• Discover the jewels of ancient Indian architecture as you visit the spectacular Ajanta and Ellora Caves
• Visit the New Palace and marvel at the traditional martial arts performance of the Marathas, known as "Mardani Khel"
• Embark on a Wine Tour in Nashik
• Relish the spicy Goan Cuisine
• Explore the holy town of Sindhudurg
Route: Mumbai > Nashik > Ellora Caves > Ajanta Caves > Kolhapur > Goa > Sindhudurg > Mumbai
Day 1 - Board the Deccan Odyssey at Mumbai – On to Nashik
Day 2 - Nashik
Day 3 - Aurangabad – Ellora Caves
Day 4 - Ajanta Caves
Day 5 - Kohlapur
Day 6 - Goa
Day 7 - Sindhudurg
Day 8 - Disembark in Mumbai
Dates in 2018: 29th September, 3rd November, 24th November, 22nd December
Dates in 2019: 19th January, 16th March, 27th April
All images are sourced from The Deccan Odyssey unless specified otherwise.
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