Deccan Odyssey is a special luxurious train modeled on the opulent Palace of Wheels. The train is a joint venture between the Maharashtra Government and the Ministry of Indian Railways to promote tourism in Maharashtra. Maharashtra is a diverse and large state. Deccan Odyssey covers the versatility, the tourist attraction, and the culture of Maharashtra.
Deccan Odyssey aims to be a 5-star hotel on wheels. The train has 21 coaches out of which the train has 12 passenger cars. The other coaches are used for different purposes such as dining (2 coaches), conference, bars, gym, parlor, and spas. Each coach is tastefully designed to emulate different royal eras in Maharashtra.