Man playing an instrument by the Deccan Odyssey train
Woman balancing a jug
Two women eating an Indian meal on the Deccan Odyssey train
Three staff members on the Deccan Odyssey train

Deccan Odyssey

Top 25 Trains logo
Download Profile
Top 25 Trains logo
Request Info


The Deccan Odyssey is one of the subcontinent’s most luxurious trains, with comfortable private cabins, lounges and even a luxurious spa car. Explore Rajasthan in comfort on the Darjeeling Mail tour, or venture India’s western and southern coasts aboard the Madras Mail tour.  As recently reviewed by IRT founder Owen Hardy, “The Deccan Odyssey…is a class act. The staff is excellent; very capable and ready to please. The food is incredible, all cooked fresh on board. The excursions are well-planned and guided.”

Latest News: View Track 25, our blog, for the latest news on the Deccan Odyssey and other of our World’s Top 25 Trains™.


Lovely meals are beautifully served in the two diners, with a choice of Continental and Indian cuisine, prepared and served by staff from the world-renowned Taj Hotel Group. Off-train dining is often Indian cuisine only.


Public spaces abound: a bar car with full-time bartender; conference car with plasma-screen TV, library, and business center; and spa car.  The spa car is especially unique, with two massage treatment rooms, sauna, beauty parlor and even a small workout room.

IRT Insights

After a day of touring, treat yourself to an on-board massage or visit to the sauna.

If you’re only visiting India once, consider booking the “Darjeeling Mail” itinerary, especially if you love trains. You’ll love the tiny steam engines — some over 125 years old — that trundle through the foothills of the Himalayas.

Begin Your Journey

Talk to an expert about journeys on this train.