Deccen Odyssey

Duration: 07 Nights / 08 Days
Destinations Covered: Mumbai- Sindhudurg-Tarkali-Goa-Kolhapur-Daulatabad-Ellora-Chandrapur-Ajanta-Nashik

Deccan Odyssey is the simply luxury train in India which travels to the destinations of Maharashtra state, the erstwhile Maratha kingdom. Explore the Mumbai city, visit the Goa churches and beaches, and discover the Ajanta and Ellora caves and countless more. Stopover: at the temples and Ghats at Panchavati. On panel take pleasure in your amusement engaged in any spare time activity.

Day-01: Wednesday-Mumbai

Our tour representative will transfer you timely to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai. The staff welcomes you in an Indian style. The Train departs to Sindhundurg. On board dinner 
16:40 hrs: Departure from C.S.T (Mumbai)

Day-02: Thursday-Sindhudurg 

On the second day of Deccan Odyssey Train tour direction, the train disembarks at sindhudurg Nagari Railway station. An ac bus receives you to Maven jetty. Take a boat traverse to Sindhudurg Ocean Fort. This fort is an architectural marvel of the Maratha Empire. It was handed round as naval support of Maratha Empire. It is situated on the Kurte Island. The fort has 9 meters high and 3 meters wide earthwork with 42 bastions.

Back to jetty and continue to Tarkarli beach, a virgin beach positioned at the coming together of River Kali and Arabian Sea. Have lunch at a beach restaurant and have fun. Thereafter acquire the bus to Dhamapur village. Enroute appointment to the Cashew factory of nereby Sindhudurg areas Reaching Dhamapur village visit the old temple committed to Goddess Bhagawati. 
Return back to Kudal railway station and board the train. It leaves for Goa. 
Attractions of the Day:

  • Boat cruise to Kurte rocky island.
  • Sindhudurg Ocean Fort.
  • Beach Safari at Tarkali virgin beach.
  • Dhamapur village visit.

Day-03: Friday-Goa 

Deccan Odyssey attains Karmali railway station in the early morning. After breakfast on board acquire the bus to Old Goa. Goa is the smallest state of India and it has been a Portuguese settlement till 1961. Old Goa houses a few churches and Portuguese buildings. You will visit the site of St. Augustine Church once largest cathedral in Goa, Basilica of Bom Jesus, St. Cathedral and the Church of St. Francis of Assisi. Also visit Fontanhas, the Latin accommodation at Panjim. 

After Old Goa visit, continue to Verne Railway Station to board the train. The rest of the time is for lunch on board. In the evening take the bus to beach hotel. Experience Goan culture and savor traditional Goan cuisine. Board the train from Madgaon railway station.
Attractions of the Day 
Sightseeing of Old Goa including churches, Portuguese buildings
Beach fun and dinner at a beach hotel

Day-4: Saturday-Kolhapur  

In the early morning Deccan Odyssey Train arrives at Kolhapur city. It is acknowledged as Karveer or Dakshin Kashi of Maharashtra. After breakfast on board obtain the bus to New citadel partly transformed into a museum. The museum houses canvassing and other artifacts used by the imperial family. Explore Bahwani Mandap and the marvelously carved Mahalaxmi temple and Shalini palace made of intricately engraved black stone and Italian Marble.

Kolhapur is renowned for its textiles and cottons, jewelry and leather sandals. You can acquire the stuffs from the stalls positioned at the palace. After sightseeing and shopping, board the train at Kolhapur railway station. Lunch and leisure time on board. 
Attractions of the Day 
Sightseeing of Kolhapur New Palace Museum, Bhavani Mandap & Mahalaxmi Temple
Shalini Palace Visit and shopping at the palace arcade

Day-5: Sunday-Daulatabad-Ellora

Next take the drive to Ellora Caves, a UNESCO World HeritageSite acknowledged for its cave temples which represent the faiths of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. The caves temples are Buddhist monasteries and Hindu and Jain temples. The Kailasha temple is an insignia of the monolithic architecture.

Post lunch: visit the Bibi-ka-Maqbara, a replica of Taj Mahal. Then go on a shopping spree. In the evening board the train at Aurangabad railway station. 

Attractions of the Day: 
  • Daulatabad Fort
  • Ellora Caves (World Heritage Site)
  • Bibi-Ka-Maqbara, the Poor Man’s Taj
  • Shopping at Aurangabad city

Day-6: Monday-Chandrapur  

Around noon the Train arrives at Chandrapur railway station. Board the bus to Tadoba which is dwelling to the Tadoba-Andheri Tiger Reserve. It is a part of project tiger. The main magnetism is royal Bengal tiger and other animals found here are Sambar, Gaur, Chinkara, Leopard cat, Pangolin, Panther, Spotted deer, Sloth bear, Chausinga, Nilgai, Barking deer, Indian bison, Wild dog, Hyena, Jackals, etc. It is also home to migratory birds. 

Set out jungle safari and travel around the wildlife. In the evening come back to the train. Dinner on board.  Deccan Odyssey leaves for Ajanta.

Highlight of the Day:
Tiger safari at Tadoba-Andheri Tiger Reserve

Day-7: Tuesday-Ajanata-Nashik  

Arrive at Bhusawal railway station. Obtain the bus ride to Ajanta Caves. It is a World Heritage Site acknowledged for its Buddhist caves. The caves date back to 2nd Century BC.  The caves houses artistic paintings. The fresco and statuettes represent faiths of Buddhism. 

At noon board train at Jalgaon railway station. It leaves for Nashik. Lunch on-board. On arrival get off and take the bus to Panchavati Ghat, a holy Ghat. It is a site for the Kumbh Mela. Explore the Ghat and thereafter the old Kala Ram temple dedicated to Rama. Board the train at Deolali railway station. Farewell dinner is served on board.
Attractions of the Day:
Ajanta Caves (a UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Panchavati Van, a site for Kumbha Mela

Day-8: Wednesday-CST

The Deccan Odyssey luxury train tour comes to an end at CST, Mumbai.  Get off.