3 Reasons to Travel by Train in India

Embark on an opulent journey fit for a Maharaja on the Deccan Odyssey. Inspired by the imperial carriages once used by Indian royalty, the Deccan Odyssey is essentially a moving hotel with all the amenities and little luxuries you would expect from a five-star establishment. The rolling wheels’ offers many extraordinary train journeys to some of India’s greatest travel destinations, and is the perfect way to experience the romance, opulence, beauty and contrast that make India the beguiling country that it is.

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Clockwise from left: Virupaksha Temple in Hampi, Ajanta Caves, part of the Aihole temple complex.
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A wild Bengal tiger in Ranthambore National Park.

1. Visit Iconic destinations

As the seventh largest country in the world, with evidence of human habitation stretching back some 30,000 years, India is so much more than the Taj Mahal and the Ganges. For those keen to explore India’s hidden jewels and take in the country’s sweeping landscapes along the way, the Deccan Odyssey is ideal, with six stunning train journeys that showcase some of India’s most iconic architectural, cultural, and natural wonders, as well as some you’ve never heard of.

Mosly, running over 8 days and 7 nights, each journey is packed with opportunities to take in quintessentially Indian landscapes like the Goan Coast, and the forests of Pench National ParkTadoba National ParkSasan Gir, and Ranthambore National Park, as well as the eerie white salt desert of the Rann of Kutch. Other highlights include visits to important archeologically sites like PatanAjanta CavesEllora CavesHampi, Aihole and Pattadakal as well as forays into cities like MumbaiBijapurHyderabadJaipurNashik, and Udaipur where the past and present collide.

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Travel like a Maharaja in abosolute luxury. 
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Each passenger gets their own personal assistant. 

2. Enjoy Luxury train travel

Life aboard the train is not unlike what you might expect from a five-star hotel, with regally appointed cabinsgourmet restaurants, a health spa, a lounge, and a fully stocked bar.

Upon arrival, each guest is welcomed onto the train with a glass of wine and a personal kit of stationary and itinerary information before being escorted to their private cabin, which comes complete with a personal assistant available around the clock. It is a truly regal way to travel.

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With all of your itinerary, transport and accomodation taken care of, you’re free to immerse yourself in India’s vibrant culture and history. 
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Experience effortless travel aboard the ‘blue limousine on wheels’.

3. All inclusive fare

The journeys take all the stress and guesswork out of travelling in a vibrant, chaotic country like India.

With all of your food, accommodation, sightseeing, and of course transport included in the  fare, you are free to relax and take in the exhilarating sights of India without having to worry about your travel arrangements.


From Secrets of India.

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