Deccan Odyssey

Location: Mumbai & Western India | India

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

The Deccan Odyssey, or Blue Train, offers the chance to discover India's colourful cities, wealth of cultural treasures, epic wildlife and beautiful, diverse countryside in luxury. Indulge in a touch of romance and royalty and enjoy stylish accommodation, delicious local cuisine and ever-changing views, with curated cultural experiences along the way.
Perfect forThose who relish the chance to hark back to the golden age of train travel.
In the knowThe Deccan Odyssey is inspired by the imperial carriages used by Maharajas in centuries gone by, and takes inspiration from the Deccan dynasties it is named after and the areas it travels through: each coach takes its name from a different region of Maharashtra.

Recommended for...

  • Train Journey
  • Landscapes & Scenery
  • History & Heritage
  • Setting & Views

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

The Deccan Odyssey has six rail journeys to choose from, each one 7 nights long, taking in the best of Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Gujarat, and visiting many of India’s top attractions, from UNESCO World Heritage Sites to beaches and wildlife.

The Maharashtra Splendor itinerary begins and ends in Mumbai and takes in the Ajanta Caves and the beaches of Goa, while the Indian Sojourn tour travels from Mumbai to Udaipur, Jodhpur, Agra and Jaipur, finishing in Delhi. Wildlife fans should choose the Maharashtra Wild Trail to see tigers in Pench National Park.

Rooms onboard Deccan Odyssey

The private cabins, including four luxurious Presidential Suites, are comfortable, air-conditioned and spacious, with traditional and cultural touches. They feature plush beds, wood-panelled walls and adjoining bathrooms, with large windows to make the most of the scenery.

Food & Drink

There are two gourmet restaurants onboard, which offer delicious cuisine featuring the specialities of the areas you travel through during your journey, as well as international favourites, from thalis to fresh fish and smoked duck. Follow your meal with a drink at the bar, where you can choose from a wide selection, including fine wines.


For a spot of pampering during your trip, unwind in the spa, where expert masseurs utilise ancient Indian Ayurvedic techniques which are guaranteed to help you relax. There is also a gym onboard, or simply while away the time in the comfortable lounge and take in the views.

Activities onboard Deccan Odyssey

Whichever itinerary you choose, you'll have plenty of opportunities during your trip to disembark and enjoy adventures such as palace visits, hill walks and wildlife spotting. Walk around historic cities, stroll along riverside ghats, visit bustling markets, venture into caves, temples and museums, travel to beaches and islands and see tigers in their natural habitat – the options are endless.  

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Hotel location

The Deccan Odyssey departs from and returns to Mumbai or Delhi.

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