The Deccan Odyssey continues this legacy of princely sojourns by introducing fascinating journeys covering the length and breadth of the exotic and enchanting landscape of India! Ripe with romance, adventure and style, each luxury rail tour with Deccan Odyssey is a one in a lifetime experience.
Departure Day: Wednesday.
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|01||Mumbai||Departure from C.S.T. for Sindhudurg Railway Station|
|02||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.|
|03||Tadoba||Visit to Tiger Reserve.|
|04||Ajanta||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.|
|05||Nashik||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.|
|06||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.|
|07||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|
|08||Mumbai||Depart for home with pleasant experience.|
Day 01: Wednesday – Mumbai.
This evening, arrive at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and board your train on a mesmerizing voyage through the Maratha heartland.
Day 02: Thursday – Aurangabad.
to visit Ellora Caves, a World Heritage site. A unique artistic creation, with its sanctuaries devoted to Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism, it illustrates the spirit of tolerance that was characteristic of ancient India. Visit BiBi-Ka-Maqbara, a replica of the Taj Mahal.
Day 03: Friday – Tadoba.
Arrive at the Tadoba Tiger Reserve and spend an adventurous day with morning and afternoon safaris into the Reserve.
Day 04: Saturday – Ajanta.
Arrive at Jalgaon railway station and drive to Ajanta Caves, a World Heritage site. These magnificent caves have exquisite ancient murals & sculptures that depict the life of Buddha.
Day 05: Sunday – Nashik.
Arrive in Nashik and proceed for a Champagne tour followed by lunch.
Day 06:Monday – Kolhapur.
Arrive at Kolhapur, a multifaceted city with a mythical past. Visit the New Palace, the Mahalaxmi Temple and the Town Hall museum. Witness a traditional martial arts performance known as “Mardani Khel”.
Day 07: Tuesday – Goa.
Arrive in Goa, known for its beaches, churches, and temples. Take a tour of Old Goa, visiting the St. Augustine Church & the Basilica of Bom Jesus. Walk through the old Latin Quarters known as Fontanhas.
Day 08: Wednesday – Mumbai.
Arrive at Mumbai, where your journey comes to an end.