Deccan Odyssey, the luxury train operated and managed by Cox & Kings, the outsourced partner of The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC), continues to lead Asia in the sphere of Luxury. It has won the coveted World Travel Award 2016 in the category of Asia’s Leading Luxury Train for being the most cherished and regal train since inception. The glittering award ceremony was held at the InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Vietnam and was attended by the luminaries of the travt luxury train in India.
With its unique features, the train is one of a kind that offers exclusive trips to royal cities showcasing the palaces, the traditions and culinary wonders of cities and villages well protected from the sands of time. Maharashtra Splendor, Maharashtra Wild Trail, Hidden Treasures of Gujarat, Jewels of the Deccan, Indian Odyssey and Indian Sojourn are the magnificent trips that Deccan Odyssey embarks on, showcasing the rich and diverse landscape of India.
Deccan Odyssey has 21 coaches, out of which 12 are passenger cars that can accommodate 8 people per coach (10 passenger/deluxe Cars, 4 coupes per coach – 2 presidential suite cars, 2 coupes per coach), 1 conference/entertainment car, 2 dining cars, 2 generator cars with luggage store, 2 staff cars, 1 spa car, 1 bar car. The capacity of the train is 88 passengers.
In 2015, Deccan Odyssey won a string of awards and amongst them are the World Travel Awards for Asia’s leading luxury train and The India Travel Awards for the Best luxury train in India.
“Winning this recognition for the sixth time, reiterates our focus of bringing the best of travel innovation and luxury to the travellers. We are indeed honored that our continuous efforts to keep the legacy of royal train journeys alive, blended with world-class services, has been gaining constant recognition from travellers and the industry,” said Arup Sen, Special Advisor, Cox & Kings. “We are committed to maintaining its international stature by relentlessly bringing innovation in travel and melding it with luxury, thus redefining our services,” he added.