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Deccan Odyssey

Tour Duration: 07 Nights / 08 Days
Tour Destinations: Mumbai - Jaigadh - Ganapatipule - Ratangiri - Sindhudurgh - Tarkarli - Swantwadi - Goa - Kolhapur - Pune - Aurangabad - Ajanta & Nashik - Mumbai

Train Overview

Enamoring journey of Deccan Odyssey train beloved as the Palace on Wheels of South India became the 2nd Indian royal train to join the league of Blue Train of South Africa, The Orient Express of Europe and the Eastern and Oriental of South East Asia. In an initiative by The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation & Indian Railways ~ Deccan Odyssey train tour was launched in the year 2003 to unmask the amphitheatre of adventures from Deccan Plateau.

Explore the aroma of South with traditions of Indian hospitality blended with entrancing heritage of yester years. The joy of existence will come haunting amidst seductive attractions of Maharashtra, merry-making beaches of Goa, & mystery surrounded caves of Ajanta & Ellora.

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 01 - Mumbai (Wednesday)

On the 1st day your royal tour of Deccan Odyssey will start in the evening from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai. The interested travelers before boarding the majestic caravan can discover Mumbai, a city of dreams.

Later, board the royal train and toast wine with relishing on delicious dinner in the luxurious comforts of Deccan Odyssey as your royal voyage begins for 7 nights and 8 days.

Day 02 - Jaigadh / Ganapatipule / Ratangiri (Thursday)

The 2nd day, your journey of the regal express will arrive at Bhoke Railway Station. Thereafter, drive to "Rai Bhatgaon Jetty" by AC bus for Back Water Cruise sailing towards historical fort of Jaigadh.

Than one can escape to the seductive beaches situated along the Konkan coast. Munch on lunch at Ganapatipule beach resort. The star attractions to visit are: - "Ratnadurg Fort, Lokmanya Tilak Smarak, and shopping at Ratnagiri Bazar. Board the Deccan Odyssey train at Ratnagiri Railway station.

Day 03 - Sindhudurgh / Tarkarli / Sawantwadi (Friday)

The tour of Deccan Odyssey will start on 3rd day morning with the regal caravan arriving at Sindhudurgh Nagari Railway station. Thereafter, one can go for exploring the Sindhudurgh Sea Fort and Tarkarli beach with the tour guide.

Later, enjoy delicious lunch & leisure at Tarkarli beach resort. Thereafter, enjoy a boat cruise through the Tarkarli creek up to Kalse Jetty followed by visit to Sawantwadi town by bus. The attractions to capture at Sawantwadi are "lacquer handicrafts, paintings and furniture at the "Shilpagrama". Later, in the evening board the train at Sawantwadi railway station.

Day 04 - Goa (Saturday)

On the 4th day, the journey starts from morning while your royal cavalcade arrives at Karmali - Goa. The grand attractions at the fun capital of India are all about an exotic culture. In Goa, explore "Basilica De Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral, and the Church of St. Francis of Assisi. Also don't miss the archaeological museum for Goan antiques. Proceed to Panjim by bus.

Thereafter, shopaholics can go for exploring shopping spheres, followed by lunch at Fort Aguada Beach Resort. Enjoy lunch and later, visit to; Dona Paula a 250 years old House. Later, in the evening board the train from Madgaon railway station.

Day 05 - Kolhapur / Pune (Sunday)

The 5th day your royal motorcade will arrive at Kolhapur City, positioned at the banks of river Panch-Ganga. It's also known as Karveer or Dakshin Kashi of Maharashtra. The attractions to explore are: - Royal Palace, museum, Bhawani Mandap (The Town Hall), and also take delight in traditional Martial Art known as "Mardani Khel". Later, visit Mahalaxmi Temple and Shalini Palace.

Thereafter, the next day afternoon board the train at Kolhapur station to depart for Pune. Later, arrive at Pune for exploring "Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, (exhibiting artifacts of the 17th, 18th & 19th Centuries). Board the train from Pune railway station.

Day 06 - Aurangabad (Monday)

The 6th day, your Aurangabad tour will begin as the royal train journey arrives at Aurangabad station. Than drive by private vehicle to explore: - "historical fort of Daulatabad, Ellora Caves, Shivaji Museum, Aurangabad Caves, Bibi-ka-Maqbara, and shopping at local markets". Late in the evening board the train from Aurangabad railway station.

Day 07 - Ajanta / Nashik (Tuesday)

The 7th day, enjoy breakfast and go for excursion at Nashik and arrive at Jalgaon railway station. Board the bus to arrive at Fardapur resort. Thereafter, go for exploring the attractions of Ajanta caves (a world heritage site to witness the sculptures and paintings).

Enjoy the meal on-board the Deccan Odyssey and thereafter, arrive at Panchawati Ghat and Sula Winery Yard. Wine and dine at the winery yard. Late in the night board the train at Nashik railway station.

Day 08 - Mumbai (Wednesday)

The 8th day, your Deccan Odyssey India tour will come to an end at arrival at CST - Mumbai.

Schedule

Month Depart Dates
Oct 2013 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
Nov 2013 20, 27
Dec 2013 18, 25
Jan 2014 01, 08

Tariff

Cabin Occupancy/ Cabin Type Deluxe Cabin Presidential Suite
Single US$ 5250 US$ 7700
Double US$ 8050 US$ 12800
Triple US$ 10500 US$ 15855

Note:

  • 3.09% Govt. Service Tax Extra.
  • Indian Nationals can pay in equivalent INR Rupees as per RBI rate of exchange.
  • Children< 12 years are charged 50% of adult rate & provided bed.
  • Children< 5 years are complimentary without bed.
  • Option to book for minimum 3 nights part journey viz Mumbai/Goa & pay accordingly.
  • Train tour will operate subject to minimum 25 paid passengers.

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