Deccan Odyssey

Deccan OdysseyTour

(7 Nights / 8 Days )

Mumbai - Jaigadh - Sindhudurg - Goa - Pune - Aurangabad - Ajanta - Mumbai
The Deccan Odyssey is the newest luxury train of India. If the Palace On wheels is a gem for Rajasthan and Agra tour, Deccan Odyssey is regarded yet another jewel of the Indian railways and rightly so it is known as the Palace On Wheels of Maharashtra.

The Deccan Odyssey offers you a memorable and lifetime journey to the most popular and charming tourist destinations of Maharashtra and Goa. A splendorous royal train journey adorned with all the modern luxuries and comforts, the Deccan Odyssey takes you on an unforgettable tour, which covers land of legendry and mighty Marathas, the architectural beauty of Ajanta and Ellora, serene beaches, magnificent forts and palaces, the scintillating cities of Mumbai and Pune and many other exotic and beautiful tourist destinations in western India.

The destinations covered by the train include numerous exotic tourist destinations such as Mumbai, Ratnagiri, Jaigadh, Ganapatipule, Bhatye Beach, Goa, Sindhudurg, Tarkarli, Sawantwadi, Pune, Aurangabad, Ajanta and Nasik. A tour on the magnificent Deccan Odyssey surely provides you the finest train journey experience not to be found on any other train of the world. The Deccan Odyssey is much more than a mere luxury train cruise. Come and enjoy the unforgettable tour of lifetime on board the Deccan Odyssey..

Day 1 (Wednesday) Mumbai

The train starts its journey from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai in the evening. Mumbai - The Indian film city is famous for Gateway of India built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary for the Delhi Durbar. Prince of Wales Museum exhibits antique articles of art, sculpture, china, rare coins, weaponry and miniatures. Kamala Nehru Park and Hanging Gardens are cool while Marine Drive is the hip-hop area of the town with thee top-notch night life.

Day 2 (Thursday) Jaigadh

Morning arrival at Bhoke Railway Station. Air-conditioned bus ride to Rai Bhatgaon Jetty for Back Water Cruise to Jaigad Fort. Bus ride to lunch point and free time to relax. Noontime sightseeing tour of Ratnagiri town (the birthplace of great Indian freedom fighter Lokmanya Tilak) including Ratnadurg Fort, Lokmanya Tilak Smarak and Ratnagiri Bazar. Train leaves in the evening from Ratnagiri Railway Station.

Day 3 (Friday) Sindhudurg

Morning arrival at Sindhudurg Nagari Railway station. Air-conditioned bus ride to Malvan Jetty to visit Sindhudurg Sea Fort. Bus ride to lunch point and free time to relax. Back Water Cruise through the Tarkarli creek upto Kalse Jetty. Bus ride to Sawantwadi town to visit 'Shilpagrama' (the craft village). Train leaves in the evening from Sawantwadi Railway Station.

Day 4 (Saturday) Goa

Morning arrival at Karmali, Goa. Sightseeing tour of Old Goa including Basilica De Born Jesus, Se Cathedral, Se Cathedral and Church of St. Francis of Assissi.

Goa - Home to India's most attractive beaches with cool sands, tropical suns and swaying palm trees, Goa is a beach tour that takes you far away from the strenuous life into the lap of nature but not too far away to lose the comforts and facilities of lavish surroundings. The famous beaches of Goa include Calangute, Vagator, Anjuna, Colva and Palolem beach along with the charm of 16th century Portuguese settlement of Old Goa. The famous churches of Goa include Basilica of Bom Jesus that houses mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier in a rich silver casket, Se Cathedral with its 'Golden Bell', paintings of the Church of St. Francis of Assisi and Church of Mae de Deus at Saligao Bus ride to Panjim to visit Dona Paula.Train leaves in the evening from Madgaon Railway Station.

Day 5 (Sunday) Pune

Morning arrival at Pune, ex-capital of Maharashtra. Sightseeing tour of the city including Mahatma Phule Mandai, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Sir David Sasoon Synagogues, Osho International Commune, Tribal Museum and Aga Khan Palace. Light and Sound Show at Shaniwarwada. Train leaves late in the evening from Pune Railway Station.

Day 6 (Monday) Aurangabad

Morning arrival at Aurangabad station. Visit the historical fort of Daulatabad and world-renowned Ellora caves. After lunch, sightseeing tour of Aurangabad including Shivaji Museum, Aurangabad Caves No. 7 & 8, Bibi-ka-Maqbara and shopping at Paithani, Himroo, and Bidriwork.Train leaves late in the evening from Aurangabad Railway Station.

Day 7 (Tuesday) Ajanta

Morning arrival at Jalgaon Railway Station. After breakfast, sightseeing tour of Ajanta caves. Ajanta Caves - The world heritage site, Ajanta caves has 30 Caves dating back from 200 BC to 250 AD. Cut out from volcanic rocks of Deccan India, they are located in the forest ravines of the Sahyadri Hills. Two basic types of monastic Buddhist architecture that can be seen Ajanta are the Chaityas (rayer halls) and Viharas (monasteries). While Mahayana sex related edifices have religious imagery, Hinayana sect have leeprn theirs plain and stark. Train leaves in the noontime from Bhusalwal Railway Station. Lunch onboard.

Arrival at Nashik Railway Station. Visit Panchawati Ghat and Sula Winery Yard, where you are served with dinner and wine. Train leaves late in the night from Nashik Railway Station.

Day 8 (Wednesday) Mumbai

Arrival at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station, Mumbai for departure to onward destination.