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Deccan Odyssey Train Tour

Tour Details

DURATION

14 Nights / 15 Days

DESTINATIONS

Tour Map

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Mumbai
After arrival at Mumbai airport, meet our representative who’ll escort you to one of our enlisted hotels. Check-in at the hotel. The rest of the day is to be spent at leisure. In the evening take a leisurely walk to explore the nearby areas. Return to the hotel in the evening for dinner and comfortable night stay.

Day 02: Mumbai
In the morning after breakfast, proceed towards Elephanta caves for a sightseeing tour.

These caves are located on an island that is a few miles away from the Gateway. These caves can be reached by Ferry from the Gateway of India. This rock-cut cave temple is dedicated to lord Shiva.

The Elephanta caves comprise of seven caves of which Mahesh Murti cave is of great importance. In this cave Lord Shiva is shown as a creator, protector and destroyer, is a sight that should be enjoyed at least once in a lifetime. Later in the day move out on an excursion to the sightseeing of Mumbai.

The major hotspots to visit include Prince of Wales Museum, Hanging Gardens, Juhu Beach, Gateway of India and Marine Drive etc. Overnight stay in Mumbai.

Day 03: Depart Bombay – Deccan Odyssey Luxury Train
After breakfast morning is free. Evening transfer to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai to board the Deccan Odyssey dep. At around 1530 hours to complete the registration process and check in formalities for the Maharashtra Splendor journey. Enjoy a traditional welcome and later savor a refreshing welcome drink. After completing all the formalities, settle in as the Deccan Odyssey leaves from Mumbai to Nashik. Enjoy dinner onboard and stay overnight.

Day 04: Nashik
Deccan Odyssey reaches the holy city of Nashik this morning. Munch your breakfast onboard and then disembark to enjoy a stroll along the Godavari Ghats. Observe different Hindu rituals being performed at the Ghat. Further, walk through the market set by the Ghats. Right from vegetables to cow dung cakes, lentils to dried seafood, everything is sold in the market. Later, drive towards Grover Zampa vineyards and take a tour into the one of the finest Indian wine producing vineyards. Have a look at the vines lined up with Chenin, Chardonnay and Shiraz grapes. The tour gives you an insight of the ancient methods- 'méthode traditionnelle' that are still used for preparing the best sparkling wines in India. The sommelier at the vineyard will serve you from the finest collections of white, red, rose and sparkling wines. Pair your favorite wine with some delicious food. After enjoying your lunch, get back to the Deccan Odyssey. Deccan Odyssey leaves for Aurangabad. Dinner on board & Stay overnight on Deccan Odyssey.

Day 05: Aurangabad – Ellora Caves
This morning, Deccan Odyssey enters Aurangabad, the industrial town of Maharashtra. Taking its name from the last Great Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb, the city features Mughal culture in every nook and corner. Savor your breakfast onboard and then disembark. Start driving towards Ellora Caves, UNESCO World Heritage Site and the star attraction of Aurangabad. One of the finest examples of cave temple architecture in India, the site of Ellora Caves has 34 rock-cut shrines that represent Buddhist, Jain and Hindu art that date back to the 4th and 5th centuries AD. There 12 Buddhist caves to the south, 17 Hindu caves in the center and 5 Jain caves to the north. The star attraction of the caves is Kailash temple, which is believed to be a replica of Lord Shiva's celestial abode on Mt. Kailash. Enjoy lunch onboard as the Deccan Odyssey. Lay back and relax with your favorite cocktails from the bar onboard. Follow this by some delicious food and take rest. Deccan Odyssey leaves for Jalgaon where you get to visit the spectacular Ajanta Caves. Dinner on board & Overnight on Deccan Odyssey.

Day 06: Ajanta Caves
As you treat yourself with delicious breakfast onboard, the Deccan Odyssey arrives at Jalgaon station. Disembark after having your breakfast and start driving to Ajanta Caves, another UNESCO World Heritage site. The site has 30 rock-cut Buddhist caves that are beautifully carved and feature sculptures and paintings of Buddhist religious art. These paintings and sculptures depict universal pictorial art. Savor lunch onboard the Deccan Odyssey as it leaves for the colorful city of Kolhapur. Take some rest for the day and enjoy recreational activities onboard. Watch a movie or enjoy a game of carrom or get a relaxing massage in the spa on board. In the evening, enjoy your favorite drink with dinner. Dinner on board & Overnight on Deccan Odyssey.

Day 07: Kolhapur
Have a look at the surroundings of Maharashtra as the Deccan Odyssey rolls into the city of Kolhapur. Relish breakfast onboard and spend some time at leisure. Disembark for a city tour of Kolhapur after having your lunch onboard. Pay a visit to the New Palace Museum, a beautiful octagonal Palace that dates back to the 19th century. Flip back the pages of Kolhapur's history with the architecture of the palace. Visit the Town Hall Museum, which is a somber neo-Gothic building. Go for some shopping at the local market of Kolhapur. Buy yourself a pair of beautifully handcrafted Kolhapuri chappals, the main attraction of the city. Leave for your special venue where you will be served tea. Enjoy Lavanya Sandhya, a folk performance. Seek blessings at Mahalakshmi temple, 1300 year old temple, also known as Shakti Pethas. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Shakti, the consort of Lord Vishnu. Post this, witness a traditional martial arts performance called 'Mardani Khel'. Return back to the Deccan Odyssey for dinner. The Deccan Odyssey departs for India's party capital, Goa. Dinner on board & Overnight on Deccan Odyssey.

Day 08: Goa
Post breakfast, proceed to visit the major tourist attractions of Goa covering places like Ancestral Goa Museum, Chapora Fort, Aguada Fort, Anjuna Beach, Baga Beach, Colva Beach, Basilica de Bom Jesus, Church & Convent of St Francis of Assisi and the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary.

After this also visit Panjim, the former capital of Old Goa. In the evening take a leisurely walk to the market and shop for traditional spices and cashews at the local bazaar. Take a sneak peek into Goan life with a visit to an Old Portuguese house. Go back to the Deccan Odyssey for dinner as it departs leaves for Ratnagiri. Have a look at one of the most scenic railway route as the Deccan Odyssey transverses through the Konkan region. Dinner on board. Overnight on Deccan Odyssey.

Day 09: Sindhudurg
On day 7 of the journey, the train enters Sindhudurg, placed on a rugged island, just off the coast of Malvan. Savor breakfast on-board the train. Later, disembark the Deccan Odyssey for exploring the holy town of Sindhudurg. Back to the luxury train for lunch, followed by second leg of sightseeing. Return to the train in the evening. As the train starts its journey back to Mumbai, enjoy dinner. Overnight stay on Deccan Odyssey.

Day 10: Mumbai
This early morning, have your breakfast and disembark at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station, Mumbai. Say goodbye to your royal passage the Deccan Odyssey as your beautiful journey comes to an end. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is free for leisure. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 11: Delhi – Jaipur
After breakfast morning drive to Jaipur 252 kms / 5 hrs. Arrive Jaipur and transfer to hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Pink city including Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Birla Mandir, Jai Singh's Observatory and stroll through the busy bazaars. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 12: Jaipur
After breakfast visit Amber Fort on elephant back / Jeep. Amber Fort was the ancient capital of the State. Visit the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors. Evening you may explore the Local Colorful markets of Jaipur by own. Overnight at hotel.

Day 13: Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra
After breakfast drive to Agra (232 kms / 5 hrs) Enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri, the old Mughal capital still preserved in good condition. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. rest fo the day is free for leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 14: Agra – Delhi
After breakfast morning visit Taj Mahal, one of the 7 wonders of world, Agra Fort and Itmad-ud-Daula. and drive to Delhi (203 kms / 4 hrs). Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Hotel. (Taj Mahal is closed on all Fridays)

Day 15: Delhi – Out
After breakfast full day sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi, visiting Jama Masjid, the Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial, Jantar Mantar, India Gate, Qutub Minar and the House of Parliament. Later transfer to the Airport to board the flight for onward destination.

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