After nearly three years since the start of the Covid pandemic, the Deccan Odyssey train, also called the Blue Train of India, returned to Jaisalmer on Thursday with 33 passengers from India and abroad. The train was warmly greeted at Jaisalmer station in a traditional Rajasthani style. Three local guides then showed the tourists around Jaisalmer.
The Deccan Odyssey train, managed by Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) and partnered with an American travel company, operates every day of the week. Starting from Delhi, it travels to Udaipur, Agra, Sawai Madhopur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, and Jaipur.
The Deccan Odyssey is a luxurious tourist train managed by Indian Railways, offering a splendid 8-day and 7-night journey. One of the highlights of its itinerary is the inclusion of Jaisalmer, a captivating destination. The train promises a lavish and comfortable travel experience, allowing passengers to explore the rich cultural tapestry of India. Jaisalmer, known for its stunning architecture and vibrant culture, adds a distinctive charm to the itinerary.
Simarpal Singh, the train's manager, mentioned that out of the 21 coaches, 11 serve as luxurious accommodations on the Deccan Odyssey.
Gajendra Shankar Sharma, one of the guides, expressed happiness that the Deccan Odyssey train is back in Jaisalmer. The tourists had a great time, enjoying camel rides, Rajasthani dance, and dinner on the sandy dunes of Sam. They returned to the train in the evening for their next adventure.