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Apr 01 2014 (22:17)

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Know Your Train Deccan Odyssey

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#Started_By - Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation Ltd in association with Indian Railways and Ministry of Tourism operating
a Super Deluxe luxury train "The Deccan Odyssey". The train has been benchmarked against the best luxury trains in the world like the Blue Train of South Africa, The Orient Express of Europe and the Eastern and Oriental of South East Asia.
#Coach_arrangement - The train has 21 coaches, out of which 12 are passenger cars accommodating 8 people per coach (10 passenger Cars, 4 coupes per coach - 2 Presidential Suite Cars, 2 coupes per coach), 1 Conference Car, 2 Dinning Cars, 2 Generator Cars with Luggage Store, 2 Staff, spare Car, 1 Spa Car, 1 Bar Car. The train has on-board facilities like T.V., Cable connection with central audio disc player, cell phones, Channel Music, Foreign exchange facilities, etc. The capacity of the train is 80 pax.
#Route - The route has been fixed as Mumbai - Sindhudurg - Goa - Vasco - Kolhapur - Aurangabad(Ellora) - Jalgaon(Ajanta) - Nashik and Mumbai. It will be a seven days round trip starting on Wednesday from Mumbai.
#Schedule - The seasonal tours will operate every year between October to April month. The itinerary of the tour is broadly as follows:
1st Day- Mumbai
2nd Day- Sindhudurg Nagri-Sindhudurg Fort-Tarkarl Beach-Dhamapur Village
3rd Day- Goa - Visit to St. Augustine Church, Basilica of Bom Jesus Church, Se Cathedral Church, St.Francis of Assissi a Museum of Goan antiques and visit to Fontanhas the Latin Quarters at Panjim.
4th Day- Goa (Vasco) - Visit to Mangeshi a Hindu Temple, the Safa Masjid a prominent Islamic Shrine, Sahakari Spice Farm, Menezes Braganza House at Chandor village.
5th Day- Kolhapur- New Palace, Museum, Bhavani Mandap Mahalaxmi Temple - Shalini Palace.
6th Day- Aurangabad-Daulatabad-Ellora Caves-Bibi-ka-Maqbara
7th Day- Ajanta Caves / Nasik
8th Day- Mumbai.
In the above programme, the train takes you through various facets of tourism attractions of Maharashtra
#Facilities -
-Four Presidential Suites
-Fax machines
-40 Deluxe Cabins
-Cell Phone on demand
-A Lounge & a Conference Car
-Foreign Exchange Facilities
-Two speciality Restaurant & a Bar
-Laundary Services
-Television & Cable Connections
-24- Hour Room Service
-Central Disc Player
-Valet Attendant
-Health Spa
-Business Centre
#Fares - Foreign Tariff Chart (Per Person Per Night)
Occupancy Type - September 2013 to April 2014
1. Deluxe Cabin
Single occupancy - US $ 750
Double occupancy - US $ 575
Triple occupancy - US $ 500
2. Presidential suite
Single occupancy - US $ 1100
Double occupancy - US $ 920
Presidential Suite-Extra Occupancy - US $ 425
(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 (3 nights, checkout after breakfast at Goa) and Goa-Mumbai (4 nights, morning check-in at Karmali) sector will be sold as available segments to clients.
If the client undertakes the day sightseeing programme at Goa & Mumbai, an extra $ 130 USD per person plus applicable service tax will be charged. This charge includes car, guide, entrance fees, and lunch deluxe restaurant.
Service Tax @ of 3.09% is applicable on the gross ticket value.
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 Programmes/ Boat Ride. The guest has to pay for video cameras, liquor, laundry and other items of personal nature.
Indian Nationals can pay ticket fare in INR as per current exchange rate displayed on www.rbi.org.in
#Composition_of_this_train -
Passenger Cars
(4 Coupes per Coach)-10
Presidential Suite Cars
(2 Coupes per Coach)-02
Conference Car-01
Restaurant Cars-02
Generator Cars with Luggage Store-02
Staff, spare car-02
Spa Car-01
Bar Car-01
Total Coaches-21 Coach
#Photos -
1. Deccan Odyssey Logo
2. Deccan Odyssey Cruising In Green Forest
3. Deccan Odyssey at Kudal.
Pics are not mine. Credits goes to the Photographer. Found this pics on Google
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