The Deccan Odyssey
Tour Highlights
  • Mumbai
  • Sindhudurg Fort and Tarkarli
  • Goa
  • Kolhapur
  • Aurangabad
  • Ajanta & Nashik
 
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Deccan Odyssey is one of the most eminent luxurious trains of India which endows tourists a chance to experience the elegant royalty of this majestic land in the most graceful way. This exclusive train of India has been listed as among the best luxury trains in the world and even compared to the Orient Express of Europe, the Blue Train of South Africa and the Oriental of South East Asia therefore it serves as the best and the most eminent trains of India. This Luxury Train of India is a joint venture of the Maharashtra Government and the Ministry of Railways, Government of India and began bestowing its luxurious services in 2004. It exceptionally proffers a trip of 7 nights and 8 days which starts every Wednesday from Mumbai. The Deccan Odyssey remains operational only from October to April.

The train exclusively designed to bestow luxurious amenities, comfortable means and royal hospitality to its precious travelers of this train. And this is what attracts scores tourists across the world every year. The moment you get into the train you would be awestruck by its luxurious and royal setting which would take you into a classic world of luxuriously royal era. Every nook and corner of the train reflects the classic royalty of this incredible land. The plush interiors, lip smacking cuisine, deluxe services, spectacular sights, distinctive destinations makes your holidays a memorable delight to cherish forever.

The train exclusively houses 21 coaches, out of which 13 are passenger cars accommodating 8 people per coach, 11 passenger Cars, 2 Presidential Suite Cars, 1 Conference Car, 2 Dinning Cars providing world class dining facilities with authentic lip smacking cuisine, 2 Generator Cars with Luggage Store, 1 Staff car which is exclusively for the staff, spare Car, 1 Spa Car and fitness coach where one can rejuvenate oneself, and 1 well stocked Bar Car to relish. Each of these are exquisitely designed and adorned with artistic and classic embellishments with antique as well as authentic art pieces which depicts a royal era as well as bestows imperial ambience. The train exceptionally endows on-board facilities like Television with Cable connection, audio disc player, cell phones, spa, Foreign exchange facilities, and much more.

The exceptional itinerary of this tour is proficiently designed by the travel experts keeping all the aspects of travelling in mind. The tour exceptionally covers eminent destinations and distinctive attractions of Maharashtra and Goa. The trip even includes Ratnagiri, Belgaum, Sindhudurg, Kolhapur, Pune, Goa, Nasik, Aurangabad, Ajanta-Ellora and some other prominent locations each of which is distinctively endowing some alluring attraction and provides its travelers the distinct colors of India. The train exclusively aims at showcasing preeminent tourism assets of Maharashtra and Goa such as pristine coastline housing spectacular beaches beholding myriads of alluring attractions, the distinctive art and culture, the exotic wildlife, the hypnotic heritage as well as local crafts exhibiting the artistic talents of the locals and authentic cuisines.

About the Train
The latest jewel in the crown of the Indian luxury trains fleet, Maharajas Express is touted to be the India’s answer to the legendary Orient Express train with 4 fascinating pan-Indian journeys named Royal India, Princely India, Classical India ad Royal Sojourn. One of the most expensive and luxurious luxury train rides in the world, the salons of the Maharaja Express train draws inspiration from the private saloons of the erstwhile Maharajas of India.

Cabins
Maharajas Express comprises of 14 guest carriages which can accommodate 88 guests on board. There are 20 Deluxe Cabins, 18 Junior Suites, 4 Suites and a plush Presidential Suite offering elegant living comparable to 5 star living.

Some of the amenities that set Maharaja Express apart are the Wi-Fi internet, LCD TVs and direct dial phones in each cabin. Besides, spacious en-suite bathrooms with showers, private butler and 27*7 room service ensure that your journey never fall short of the high standards set by Maharajas Express. The coaches are set with features such as:

» Centrally air conditioning
» Interiors fusing the classical Indian royalty and modern sophistication
» LCD television with satellite connection
» Writing Desk
» Private Bath
» Padded beds
» Direct dial phones
» Electronic safe


Dining
Seating 42 two passengers at once, two dining cars on board Maharajas Express serve an array of delectable cuisines to the guests. Impeccable interiors and gracious hospitality ensures that you get to dine like a royalty on board Maharajas Express. Besides the Table-d’hôte meals included in the fair guests can also avail of a la carte menu and en-suite private dining.

For the wine connoisseurs and revelers, there an urbane Safari Bar to take care of you in a suave yet laid back ambience with meticulous concoctions of domestic and international brands of wine and liquors.

Mayur Mahal - This in house restaurant is best visited by guests for its classic ambience and range of gourmet cuisines. With seating capacity of 42, the elegance of this restaurant is aptly matched by the service and presentation of an array of world cuisines prepared by expert chefs.

Rang Mahal - This suave restaurant with its serene interiors and glittering furnishing also houses 42 guests at a time and serves an eclectic melange of wotld cuisines.

Safari Bar - The lounge bar housed within Maharajas Express that guests can visit in order to unwind in a perfectly nonchalant yet suave ambiance after a tiring day of sightseeing and travel. The well stocked bar and an array of tantalizing starters and snacks will surely help lift your spirits. The interiors of the bar are based on the motif of adventure as the name suggests.


Tour Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days

Places Covered: Mumbai - Sindhudurg Nagari - Goa - Kolhapur - Aurangabad - Ajanta - Nashik - Mumbai

Day 01: (Wednesday) Mumbai
  Departure from C.S.T. for Sindhudurg Railway Station 16.40 hrs.
  Dinner on Board 20.00 hrs. onwards
Day 02: (Thursday) Sindhudurg Fort and Tarkarli
  Breakfast on Board 06.30 hrs. onwards
  Arrive at Sindhudurg station 07.30 hrs.
  Detrain for Malvan Jetty by A/c.Coach 08.00 hrs.
  On way walk through Local market known as "Katta"  
  Visit Sindhudurg Fort by boat 09.30 hrs.
  Return to depart for the Tarkarli Resort 11.30 hrs.
  Arrive at Tarkarli Beach Resort 12.00 hrs.
  Lunch & Leisure time up to 15.30 hrs.
  Depart for Dhamapur village by A/c coach On way visit to Cashew factory. 15.45 hrs.
  Arrive at Dhamapur Village. 16.45 hrs.
  Visit to Ancient Temple of Goddess Bhagawati and Sateri Devi and Dhamapur lake. 16.45 hrs. to 17.30 hrs.
  Depart by coach to Kudal Railway Station. 17.45 hrs.
  Return to Deccan Odyssey train. 18.15 hrs.
  Depart for Goa. 18.30 hrs.
  Dinner on board. 20.00 hrs.
Day 03: (Friday) Goa
  Breakfast on board 07.00 hrs. onwards
  Arrive at Karmali Railway Station 07.30 hrs.
  Detrain for sightseeing by A/c. coach for Old Goa visit to St. Augustine Church, Basilica of Bom Jesus Church, Se Cathedral Church, St.Francis of Assissi a Museum of Goan antiques and visit to Fontanhas the Latin quarters at Panjim. 08.00 hrs.
  Return to Deccan Odyssey at Verna Railway Station for Lunch and leisure time. 12.45 hrs. to 15.30 hrs.
  Leave for Beach Side Hotel for Cultural Night and Dinner. 16.00 hrs. to 20.30 hrs.
  After dinner Depart for Madgaon Railway Station. 20.45 hrs.
  Return to Deccan Odyssey. 21.15 hrs.
  Over night halt at Vasco Station.  

Day 04: (Saturday) Goa
  Breakfast on Board. 07.00 hrs. onwards
  Detrain for sightseeing by A/c. coach. Visit to Mhalsa and Mangeshi a Hindu Temples. 09.30 hrs. to 11.30 hrs.
  Visit Sahakari Spice Farm at Ponda. Extremely popular among tourists. See variety of genuine spices grown here with lot of knowledge. Traditional Goan style Lunch at farm. 12.15 hrs. to 15.30 hrs.
  Proceed to see 16th century heritage house known as Menezes Braganza House at Chandoli village. 16.30 hrs. to 17.30 hrs.
  Return to Deccan Odyssey at Madgaon Railway Station. 17.00 hrs.
  Departure for Kolhapur. 17.30 hrs.
  Dinner onboard 20.00 onwards.
Day 05: (Sunday) Kolhapur
  Breakfast on Board. 07.00 hrs. onwards
  Arrive at Kolhapur Railway Station. 07.30 hrs.
  Detrain for Sightseeing by A/c. Coach. 08.00 hrs. to 12.30 hrs.
  Visit New Palace, Museum, Bhavani Mandap Mahalaxmi Temple & Shalini Palace- Watch cultural Programmes & Visit to Handicraft Stalls.  
  Depart to Kolhapur Railway Station. 12.45 hrs.
  Return to Deccan Odyssey. 13.00 hrs.
  Depart for Daulatabad/Aurangabad via Pune 13.15 hrs.
  Lunch & Leisure time on Board. 13.15 hrs. to 20.00 hrs
  Dinner on Board. 20.00 hrs.
  Halt for detraining and entraining at Pune Rly.Stn 20.30 to 21.45 hrs
  Depart for Daulatabad/Aurangabad 21.45 hrs

Day 06: (Monday) Aurangabad
  Arrival at Daulatabad Station 06.45 hrs.
  Breakfast on Board 07.00 hrs. onwards
  Detrain for Local Sightseeing by A/c.Coach. Visit Daulatabad Fortand Ellora Caves, A World Heritage site. 07.45 hrs.
  Depart for Aurangabad for Lunch 12.30 hrs.
  Lunch and free time at the hotel 13.00 to 15.00 hrs.
  Depart for local Sightseeing 15.15 hrs.
  Visit to Bibi-Ka-Maqbara and free time for shopping 15.30 hrs to 17.00 hrs.
  Return to Deccan Odyssey 17.30 hrs
  Free Time Onboard. 18.00 hrs.
  Dinner on board. 20.00 hrs. onwards
  Departure for Bhusawal for Ajanta. 22.00 hrs.
Day 07: (Tuesday) - Ajanta & Nashik
  Early Breakfast on Board. 06.30 hrs. onwards.
  Arrival at Bhusawal Rly station 07.00 hrs.
  Detrain to visit Ajanta Caves A World Heritage Monument by A/c.Coach 07.30 hrs.
  Return to Deccan Odyssey at Jalgaon Railway Station 12.45 hrs.
  Depart for Nasik 13.15 hrs.
  Lunch & Leisure time on Board 13.30 hrs. onwards
  Arrive at Nasik station & depart to Visit Panchwati Ghats and ancient Temples. 17.00 hrs.
  Return to the Deccan Odyssey at Deolali Railway Station and Dinner on board. 19.30 hrs.
  Depart for Mumbai 22.30 hrs.

Day 08: (Wednesday) - Mumbai
  Breakfast on Board 07.00 hrs.onwards
  Arrival at Mumbai CST 07.30 hrs.
  Check-out latest by 08.15 hrs.
Deluxe Cabin Per Person/ Per Night  7 Nights Per Person
Single occupancy US$ 650 US$ 4550
Double occupancy US$ 500 US$ 3500
Triple occupancy US$ 425 US$ 2975


Presidential Suite Per Person/ Per Night  7 Nights Per Person
Single occupancy US$ 950 US$ 6650
Double occupancy US$ 800 US$ 5600
Extra occupancy US$ 370 US$ 2590

 

• 10% of the tariff for the children upto 5 years of age.
• Half fare for children between 5 and 12 years of age
  (Age proof of children is to be furnished, which is required at the time of issuance of tickets)

Any leg of minimum of 3 nights subject to availability will be given at the above-mentioned rates. Thus Mumbai-Goa and Goa-Mumbai sector will be sold as available segments to clients.

If however, the client undertakes the day programme at Goa & Mumbai, an extra $ 100 USD per person will be charged.

Indian passengers can pay in equivalent Rupee amount against US$ at the exchange rate prevalent at the time of payment.

 

City Name Luxury (5* Deluxe)
Mumbai Over Night in Train
Sindhudurg Fort and Tarkarli Over Night in Train
Goa Over Night in Train
Goa Over Night in Train
Kolhapur Over Night in Train
Aurangabad Over Night in Train
Ajanta & Nashik Over Night in Train

The Tariff includes:
Tariff is inclusive of travel/catering/conducted sight-seeing/ entrance fee at Monuments / Parks / Palaces / Cultural Programmes / Boat Ride.


Does not include:
Drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls, video camera fees, Business Car Facilities, liquor and other items of personal nature.

 

 

Note: 
10% Surcharge shall be levied on departure during Christmas/New Year. 
@ 2.58% Service Tax shall be levied on the tariff of Deccan Odyssey.
Tariff Subject to change without notice.
Passenger reservations/cancellation on the Deccan Odyssey may be done as per the following terms and conditions :

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