The train is scheduled in such a way that it travels through the night so that
guests get to relax in 5-star comfort and arrive fresh the next morning at the
next halt, to explore the destination during the day. Breakfast and dinner will
be served on board while lunch will be provided at the destination. Only on
the final day will lunch be served on the train adn dinner at the Taj Residency
Tickets for the train are priced at US$ 350 per head per day and are all-inclusive,
except for the drinks and use of the health spa. Catering and housekeeping on
the Deccan Odyssey have been contracted to the Taj Group of hotels.
"Our priority is to sell the full 7-day package but we will consider the
option of also selling segments of the journey based on the availability of
seats," says Singh. The 21-coach train will have 13 saloons with 5-star
facilities that will accommodate 96 passengers, two restaurants, a bar, conference
room, health spa, staff accommodation and two generator cars. Each passenger
saloon car comprsing of four compartments will accommodate two, making a total
of eight to a carriage.
All saloons have a common lounge with a flat screen TV and the rooms are fitted
with 5-star convenience including attached baths and toilets. The interior design
of each coach has been inspired by the site or monument after which it has been
The passenger coaches which were originally meant to be the personal railway
coaches of t he erstwhile rulers of princely states of Rajputana, Gujarat, the
Nizam of Hyderabad and the Viceroy of British India. These coaches were not
being used by the Indian Railways after independence in normal passenger trains
on account of very rich and traditional interiors.
Odyssey (Day by Day) Tour
Includes cost of travel, all meals, escorted Sight-seeing tours in deluxe coaches,
Entrance fee at monuments and palaces, cultural entertainment, Elephant ride
at Jaipur, Camel ride at Jaisalmer and Boat ride at Lake Pichola, Udaipur. Tariff
does not include hard drinks, laundary and other items of personal nature.
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