Deccan Odyssey

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Day Place Highlights
1 Mumbai Departure from C.S.T. for Sindhudurg Railway Station
2 Sindhudurg Fort and Tarkarli A boat ride from Malvan Jetty takes you to the Ocean Fort of Sindhudurg. The fort is more of a viewpoint from where you head to unexplored beach at Tarkali, situated at the confluence of Arabian Sea and Karli river. You can catch up on the beach fun at Konkani styled cottages at Tarkali beach resort.
3 - 4 Goa Checkout the ancient churches during the day - St. Augustine Church (mostly in ruins now), Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral and church of St. Francis of Assisi . If you’re bored of heritage halts, go shopping at Panjim! Visit a Hindu temple at Mangeshi and Sasa Masjid, an auspicious Islamic Shrine. Sahakari Spice Farm, a promotes cultural heritage of this colorful state. The farm filled with aroma of spices has Goan restaurant. A lot of herbal trees grace the premises.The entertainment package includes folk dance, elephant bathing and ride, climbing palm trees under expert guidance
5 Kolhapur New Palace, a which houses a museum named after Chhatrapati Sahu Maharaj, who ruled Kolhapur in 1849. The palace is known for architectural wonders, coupled with royal artifacts and ammunition which gives you an overview of the royal family’s valor and lifestyle. Next, you’ll be taken to exquisitely carved Mahalakshmi Temple, which is a Hindu shrine, open to all. Gear up for an exclusive show of Indian martial art show at Shalini Palace, located near the temple.
6 Aurangabad Augangabad - as the name suggests was found by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb’s reign. Checkout the fortress at Daulatabad. Head to Ellora caves, a world heritage site. There are 34 rock cut caves representing Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.
7 Ajanta and Nashik Ajanta caves, discovered by British, are marked by rich paintings and sculptures. They depict the birth and life of Lord Buddha, elephants scattering lotus, dancers, charging bull. Nashik is famous for hosting the auspicious Kumbh Mela — which takes place once in twelve years. Offer prayers at Kala Ram Temple, for your bit of spiritual healing.
8 Ajanta and Nashik De-board after breakfast

Duration : 07 Nights / 08 Days
Destination : Mumbai - Sindhudurg Nagari - Goa - Kolhapur - Aurangabad - Ajanta - Nashik - Mumbai

The Train
Get set to explore the seat of Marathas, as the luxury train Deccan Odyssey rolls across the beach states of Maharashtra and Goa.

The weeklong Deccan Odyssey tour includes several exotic destinations covering the vast expanse of Maharashtra and a pinch of Goa - Mumbai, Ganpatipule, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Goa, Pune, Aurangabad, Ajanta and Ellora.

Experience the finest and the best of train journeys of the world. The luxury trains in India are at par with any five-star hotel packed with modern amenities. Welcome aboard! 

Coaches

The Deccan Odyssey has 21 coaches out of which 11 are passenger cars with 4 coupes each. There are 2 Presidential Suite Cars with 2 coupes each car. The train also has a conference car (can be redesigned as dance floor in the night) and two restaurant cars. There is also a lounge/bar car and one surprising addition is a Spa Car.

Apart from the above there are generator cars with luggage store and staff car or spare car. FacilitiesConference Room with capacity to host 50 guests with facility for satellite communication, Internet, computer with printer and fax, and telephone exchange
» Library
» Bar
» Channel Music
» Ayurvedic Massage Centre
» Steam Bath
» Gymnasium
» Beauty Parlor
» Business Centre
» Special Suite for Physically challenged
» Fully loaded mini pantry in each coach
» Telephone in each saloon
» Television in each coach
» Plasma TV in Lounge Car
» PA System/ 6 Channel Music System
» Lounge in each passenger car


Day 01: (Wednesday) Mumbai 

Departure from C.S.T. for Sindhudurg Railway Station

16.40 hrs.

Dinner aboard

20.00 hrs. onwards

Day 02: (Thursday) Sindhudurg Fort and Tarkarli

 

Breakfast aboard

06.30 hrs. onwards

Arrive at Sindhudurg station

07.30 hrs.

Detrain for Malvan Jetty by A/c.Coach

08.00 hrs.

En route walk through Local market known as "Katta"

 

Visit Sindhudurg Fort by boat

09.30 hrs.

Return to depart for the Tarkarli Resort

11.30 hrs.

Arrive at Tarkarli Beach Resort

12.00 hrs.

Lunch & Leisure time

15.30 hrs.

Depart for Dhamapur village by A/c coach. On way, visit Cashew factory.

15.45 hrs.

Arrive at Dhamapur Village.

16.45 hrs.

Visit Ancient Temple of Goddess Bhagawati and Sateri Devi and Dhamapur lake.

16.45 hrs. to 17.30 hrs.

Depart by coach to Kudal Railway Station.

17.45 hrs.

Return to Deccan Odyssey train.

18.15 hrs.

Depart for Goa.

18.30 hrs.

Dinner aboard.

20.00 hrs.

Day 03: (Friday) Goa

Breakfast aboard

07.00 hrs. onwards

Arrive at Karmali Railway Station

07.30 hrs.

Detrain for sightseeing by A/c. Coach, destination —Old Goa. Visit St. Augustine Church, Basilica of Bom Jesus Church, Se Cathedral Church, St.Francis of Assissi a Museum of Goan antiques and visit to Fontanhas the Latin quarters at Panjim.

08.00 hrs.

Return to Deccan Odyssey at Verna Railway Station for Lunch and leisure.

12.45 hrs. to 15.30 hrs.

Leave for Beach Side Hotel for Cultural Night and Dinner.

16.00 hrs. to 20.30 hrs.

After dinner Depart for Madgaon Railway Station.

20.45 hrs.

Return to Deccan Odyssey.

21.15 hrs.

Overnight halt at Vasco Station.

 

Day 04: (Saturday) Goa

Breakfast aboard.

07.00 hrs. onwards

Detrain for sightseeing by A/c. coach. Visit Hindu temples of Mahalasa and Mangeshi.

09.30 hrs. to 11.30 hrs.

Visit Sahakari Spice Farm at Ponda, which is thronged by tourists. See variety of genuine spices grown here. Traditional Goan lunch at the farm.

12.15 hrs. to 15.30 hrs.

Proceed to see 16th century heritage house known as Menezes Braganza House at Chandoli village.

16.30 hrs. to 17.30 hrs.

Return to Deccan Odyssey at Madgaon Railway Station.

17.00 hrs.

Departure to Kolhapur.

17.30 hrs.

Dinner onboard

20.00 onwards

Day 05: (Sunday) Kolhapur

Breakfast onboard.

07.00 hrs. onwards

Arrive at Kolhapur Railway Station.

07.30 hrs.

Detrain for Sightseeing by A/c. Coach.

08.00 hrs. to 12.30 hrs.

Visit New Palace, Museum, Bhavani Mandap Mahalaxmi Temple & Shalini Palace- Watch cultural Programme & Visit to Handicraft Stalls.

 

Back to Kolhapur Railway Station.

12.45 hrs.

Return to Deccan Odyssey.

13.00 hrs.

Depart for Daulatabad/Aurangabad via Pune

13.15 hrs.

Lunch & Leisure time onboard.

13.15 hrs. to 20.00 hrs

Dinner onboard.

20.00 hrs.

Halt for detraining and entraining at Pune Railway Station

20.30 to 21.45 hrs

Depart for Daulatabad/Aurangabad

21.45 hrs

Day 06: (Monday) Aurangabad

Arrival at Daulatabad Station

06.45 hrs.

Breakfast onboard

07.00 hrs. onwards

Detrain for Local Sightseeing by A/c.Coach. Visit Daulatabad Fortand Ellora Caves, a World Heritage Site.

07.45 hrs.

Depart for Aurangabad for Lunch

12.30 hrs.

Lunch and leisure at a hotel

13.00 to 15.00 hrs.

Depart for local Sightseeing

15.15 hrs.

Visit Bibi-Ka-Maqbara and free time for shopping

15.30 hrs to 17.00 hrs.

Return to Deccan Odyssey

17.30 hrs

Free Time Onboard.

18.00 hrs.

Dinner onboard.

20.00 hrs. onwards

Departure for Bhusawal to reach Ajanta.

22.00 hrs.

Day 07: (Tuesday) - Ajanta & Nashik

Early Breakfast onboard.

06.30 hrs. onwards.

Arrival at Bhusawal Railway station

07.00 hrs.

Detrain to visit Ajanta Caves, A World Heritage Site,by A/c.Coach

07.30 hrs.

Return to Deccan Odyssey at Jalgaon Railway Station

12.45 hrs.

Depart for Nasik

13.15 hrs.

Lunch & Leisure time onboard

13.30 hrs. onwards

Arrive at Nasik station & depart to Visit Panchwati Ghats and ancient Temples.

17.00 hrs.

Return to the Deccan Odyssey at Deolali Railway Station and Dinner on board.

19.30 hrs.

Depart for Mumbai

22.30 hrs.

Day 08: (Wednesday) - Mumbai

Breakfast onboard

07.00 hrs.onwards

Arrival at Mumbai CST

07.30 hrs.

Check-out latest by

08.15 hrs.


* The itineraries are subject to change depending on the Indian Railway's schedule


Tour Highlights


A boat trip to Jaigadh Jetty

You will be taken from Rai Bhatgaon Jetty to experience succulent green scenery. This original region is still undisturbed by either road or train track.

Goa’s Paradise Beaches

Goa is India’s smallest state and makes a perfect holiday destination with its palm beaches and crystal-clear sea.

The Ellora Temple Caves, the Ajanta Caves
On this trip, you can visit the famous caves on Ajanta and Ellora . The former caves are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These cave temples are of Hindu, Jain and Buddhist origin. The caves are widely popular because of intricate carvings and rich ancient architecture.


10% of the tariff for the children up to 5 years of age; Half fare for children between 5 and 12 years of age

(Age proof of children is to be furnished, which is required at the time of issuance of tickets) 

Any leg of minimum of 3 nights subject to availability will be given at the above-mentioned rates. Thus, Mumbai-Goa and Goa-Mumbai sector will be sold as available segments to clients.
If however, the client undertakes the day programme at Goa & Mumbai, an extra $ 100 USD per person will be charged.
Indian passengers can pay in equivalent Rupee amount against US$ at the exchange rate prevalent at the time of payment.

The Tariff includes:
Tariff is inclusive of travel/catering/conducted sight-seeing/ entrance fee at Monuments / Parks / Palaces / Cultural Programmes / Boat Ride.


The Tariff does not include:
Drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls, video camera fees, Business Car Facilities, liquor and other items of personal nature. Note: 10% Surcharge shall be levied on departure during Christmas/New Year.

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