As the wind whispers through the halo of legends crowning the land of the mighty Marathas, a lone majestic whistle blows its salutation of honour as it gracefully traverses this land off antastic fantasy. This weeklong luxury train journey includes several exotic destinations like grand forts and palaces of the Marathas at Mumbai, Ganpatipule, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Beautiful beaches in Goa, Osho Ashram in Pune, Ajanta and Ellora Caves near Aurangabad. See the cultural riches ofthe Deccan region of India and experience one of the finest train journeys of the world. The Deccan Odyssey is much more than a mere luxury train cruise. It's a 'classical odyssey' of time beyond the realms of the present. Welcome aboard!
Destinations Covered: Mumbai - Ratnagiri - Goa - Pune -Aurangabad - Nasik - Mumbai
08 Days Fixed Departure Tour
Day 1: Wednesday Depart fromMumbai
Arrive at Mumbai airport and our representative will assist you to connect with the Deccan Odyssey train. Departure in the evening from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai.
Day 2: Thursday Jaigarh, Ganapatipule, Ratnagiri, Bhatye Beach
In the morning Arrival at Bhoke Railway Station. Transfer to Rai Bhatgaon Jetty by air conditioned bus. Enjoy the Back Water Cruise up to historical fort of Jaigad. After visiting Jaigarh, board the bus to explore finest beach along the Konkan coast. Free time & lunch at Ganapatipule beach resort. During the noon time board the bus for sight seeing tour of Ratnagiri town. Visit to Ratnadurg Fort, Lokmanya Tilak Smarak and free time in Ratnagiri Bazar. Later board the train at Ratnagiri Railway station.Dinner and over night at your luxury saloon.
Day 3: Friday Sindhudurg, Tarkarli, Sawantwadi
Late in the evening board the train at Sawantwadi railway station. Dinner and night stay at your luxury saloon.
Arrival at Sindhudurg Nagari Railway station in the morning where air conditioned bus is waiting for you to take you to Malvan Jetty where you witness Sindhudurg Sea Fort. From jetty proceed to Tarkarli beach resort for lunch. You are free to spend some time at this beautiful location. After lunch Back Water Cruise through the Tarkarli creek up to Kalse Jetty followed by visit to Sawantwadi town by bus to witness fabulous lacquer handicrafts, paintings and furniture at the "Shilpagrama" in the town.
Day 4: Saturday Goa
This morning we arrive at Goa. The most frequented tourist spots in India.Board the air conditioned bus to reach Old city of Goa. Visit Basilica DeBorn Jesus, Se Cathedral, Se Cathe dral and the Church of St. Francis of Assissi, that began as a mosque but now is an archaeological museum for Go anantiques. Proceed to Panjim by bus. Free time for a short walk in the city and local bazaar followed by lunch at beautiful hotel Fort Aguada Beach Resort located high on a hill. Post lunch we visit Dona Paula & 250 years old House. In the evening time we reach Madga on station by air conditioned bus to board our luxury train for overnight.
Day 5: Sunday Pune
Lunch & free time at Hotel Le Meridian.
The Tribal Museum having collection of 2000 rare and precious articles related to tribal life. Aga Khan Palace, a place where Mahatma Gandhi was incarcerated during freedom struggle presently converted in to a Museum dedicated to Gandhi family.
In the evening witness Sound and Light Show at Shaniwarwada. Later board the train from Pune railway station to continue onward journey.
Arrival at Pune station in the morning and board the bus for a tour to Pune. Visit Mahatma Phule Mandai, the old central market, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum that houses variety of artifacts of the 17th, 18th & 19th Centuries, Sir David Sasoon Synagogues built in 1867, The Osho International Commune is on of the biggest centre for mediation and spiritual growth.
Day 6: Monday Aurangabad
Late in the evening board the train from Aurangabad railway station.Overnight stay and dinner on board the luxury train.
Arrival at Aurangabad station in the morning and then visit to the historical fort of Daulatabad, Ellora caves, a World Heritage site, having 34 cave temples dedicated to three different religion- Hinduism, Buddhism & Jainism. In the afternoon lunch and Cultural programme will be at hotel Taj Residency. After lunch we visit to Shivaji Museum with weapons and antiques from the great Maratha Empire, Caves No. 7 & 8 at Aurangabad, Bibi-ka-Maqbara, a replica of Taj Mahal is a grand piece of Moghul architecture. Later you have free time for shopping etc..
Day 7: Tuesday Ajanta Caves and Nasik
Arrival at Jalgaon railway station in the morning. Bus transfer to reach Fardapur resort. Breakfast at the resort and then proceed to visit renowned Buddhist caves of Ajanta to witness some of the finest paintings and sculptures of the second century AD. Afternoon board the train at Bhusalwal railway station and proceed to Nashik. Lunch on board the train. Upon arrival at Nashik railway station visit Panchawati Ghat and Sula Winery Yard. Wine and dine at the winery yard. Late in the night board the train at Nashik railway station to leave to its final destination, Mumbai
Day 8: Wednesday Arrive Mumbai
Arrival at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal (CST) Mumbai in the morning and transfer to your hotel or airport to connect further tour/journey.