Indien gehört zu den spannendsten Reisezielen weltweit. Beinahe zehnmal größer als Deutschland begeistert der südostasiatische Staat durch Vielfalt bei Klima, Vegetation und Kultur. Die wahrscheinlich nobelste Variante Indien zu erkunden, ist eine mehrtägige Zugreise mit dem Deccan Odyssey.
India is one of the most exciting destinations worldwide. Being almost ten times larger than Germany, the Southeast Asian Nation enthuses with its climatic, vegetational and cultural variety. The probably most noble way to explore India is a multi-day train trip onboard the Deccan Odyssey.
The trip aboard the Safdarjung station in the capital. Provided that you reach the train station on time. Due to the bad public transport system, the traffic in the metropolis with 16 million inhabitants rather needs getting used to. After arriving at the track, the blue dream train awaits you with a traditional and very friendly welcome by the personnel.
During the next eight days, a varied programme awaits you. So you can see deer, antelopes, pheasants, apes and sloth bears in the Ranthambore National Park. In Agra you visit the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Furthermore, you will visit the Princely Family in the Laxmi Vilas Palace in the city of Vadodara.
On the eighth day, the train reaches the coast of the Indian Ocean and arrives at the central station of the business metropolis Mumbai. Just a small breakfast and then it is time to say goodbye to the rolling luxury hotel and the charming crew. After that many attractions, you go to the beach to bath in the Indian Ocean. Which is an excellent cooling at an average temperature of 30 degrees Celsius.
The Deccan Odyssey consists of 21 luxurious wagons. The compartments are distributed across eleven wagons. The equipment of the elegant cabins reflects the princely life of the former maharajahs. Single or double beds, toilet, shower, air conditioning, Internet connection, safety deposit box and telephone are the benefits that can be enjoyed by the travellers onboard the luxury train. In this way, the trip becomes a unique experience that will long remain in your memory.
In order to keep your stay onboard exciting all the time, the remaining wagons serve as bars, conference rooms or wellness areas. Inside the two restaurant cars exquisite Indian and international cuisine is served. A personal butler who takes care of the well-being of the guests is the icing on the cake of the train ride. The trip is like a fairy tale of One Thousand and One Nights. So, it's no wonder that the Deccan Odyssey has been voted for Asia's best train several times.
In the 19th century, the Indian princes and the British aristocracy used to go on a hunting trip or to celebrations in the wilderness or in the mountains aboard their luxurious "Palace on rails". The passenger cars of today used to be former train wagons of the ancients times of royal emperors. The train wagons stood in the sheds of the Indian railway company for a long time, so that the entire interior from old times could survive - of course, all wagons were upgraded and renovated elaborately.