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Deccan Odyssey

Deccan OdysseyDeccan Odyssey is the latest joint venture of Indian Railway and MTDC (Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation). In collaborations with the famous Taj Group of hotels, Indian railway has created a complete 5-star hotel on wheels, with two restaurants and a bar, a sauna, business centre and other such amenities on board. It offers you the best comforts and services available presently on any luxury train all over the world. It takes you to most fascinating tourist spots of Maharashtra. Beginning the journey from Mumbai, the train travels to Ganapatipule, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Goa, Pune, Aurangabad, Ajanta and Ellora, Nashik and then back to Mumbai.

This beautiful blue Limousine on rails is the brainchild of the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC). An MOU for the Deccan Odyssey was signed between the Railway Ministry and the MTDC in Feb 2001 and the Railway Board's go-ahead signal was received by the ICF (Integral Coach Factory) in May 2002. It took nearly five months to finalize the design of the coaches and another five months to complete the construction. The train completed its trials during late 2003. And finally on January 16th, 2004 Deccan Odyssey started its maiden journey from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus(CST)Mumbai.