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Deccan Odyssey

Duration : 07 Nights / 08 Days
Places Covered : Mumbai - Jaigadh - Sindhudurg - Goa - Pune - Aurangabad - Ajanta - Mumbai
Explore the beginning of Western Ghats through Deccan Odyssey, a special luxury train running on the Konkan route. Stretched for eight days, the journey covers the imperial legacy of Mumbai, the lazy luxury of Goa, relaxed Pune along with a visit to the heritage cities if Aurangabad and Caves of Ajanta.


Day 01 (Wednesday) : Mumbai
Deccan Odessey Train
The train starts its journey from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai in the evening.

Mumbai - The Indian film city is famous for Gateway of India built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary for the Delhi Durbar. Prince of Wales Museum exhibits antique articles of art, sculpture, china, rare coins, weaponry and miniatures. Kamala Nehru Park and Hanging Gardens are cool while Marine Drive is the hip-hop area of the town with the top-notch night life.

Day 02 (Thursday) : Jaigadh
» Morning arrival at Bhoke Railway Station.
» Air-conditioned bus ride to Rai Bhatgaon Jetty for Back Water Cruise to Jaigad Fort.
» Bus ride to lunch point and free time to relax.
» Noontime sightseeing tour of Ratnagiri town (the birthplace of great Indian freedom fighter Lokmanya Tilak) including Ratnadurg Fort, Lokmanya Tilak Smarak and Ratnagiri Bazar.
» Train leaves in the evening from Ratnagiri Railway Station.

Day 03 (Friday) - Sindhudurg
» Morning arrival at Sindhudurg Nagari Railway station.
» Air-conditioned bus ride to Malvan Jetty to visit Sindhudurg Sea Fort.
» Bus ride to lunch point and free time to relax.
» Back Water Cruise through the Tarkarli creek upto Kalse Jetty.
» Bus ride to Sawantwadi town to visit 'Shilpagrama' (the craft village).
» Train leaves in the evening from Sawantwadi Railway Station.

Day 04 (Saturday) : Goa
Goa Beach» Morning arrival at Karmali, Goa.
» Sightseeing tour of Old Goa including Basilica De Born Jesus, Se Cathedral, Se Cathedral and Church of St. Francis of Assissi.

Goa - Home to India's most attractive beaches with cool sands, tropical suns and swaying palm trees, Goa is a beach tour that takes you far away from the strenuous life into the lap of nature but not too far away to lose the comforts and facilities of lavish surroundings. The famous beaches of Goa include Calangute, Vagator, Anjuna, Colva and Palolem beach along with the charm of 16th century Portuguese settlement of Old Goa. The famous churches of Goa include Basilica of Bom Jesus that houses mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier in a rich silver casket, Se Cathedral with its 'Golden Bell', paintings of the Church of St. Francis of Assisi and Church of Mae de Deus at Saligao.
» Bus ride to Panjim to visit Dona Paula.
» Train leaves in the evening from Madgaon Railway Station.

Day 05 (Sunday) : Pune
» Morning arrival at Pune, ex-capital of Maharashtra.
» Sightseeing tour of the city including Mahatma Phule Mandai, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Sir David Sasoon Synagogues, Osho International Commune, Tribal Museum and Aga Khan Palace.
» Light and Sound Show at Shaniwarwada.
» Train leaves late in the evening from Pune Railway Station.

Day 06 (Monday) : Aurangabad
» Morning arrival at Aurangabad station.
» Visit the historical fort of Daulatabad and world-renowned Ellora caves.
» After lunch, sightseeing tour of Aurangabad including Shivaji Museum, Aurangabad Caves No. 7 & 8, Bibi-ka-Maqbara and shopping at Paithani, Himroo, and Bidriwork.
» Train leaves late in the evening from Aurangabad Railway Station.

Day 07 (Tuesday) : Ajanta
Ajanta Caves» Morning arrival at Jalgaon Railway Station.
» After breakfast, sightseeing tour of Ajanta caves.

Ajanta Caves - The world heritage site, Ajanta caves has 30 Caves dating back from 200 BC to 250 AD. Cut out from volcanic rocks of Deccan India, they are located in the forest ravines of the Sahyadri Hills. Two basic types of monastic Buddhist architecture that can be seen Ajanta are the Chaityas (rayer halls) and Viharas (monasteries). While Mahayana sex related edifices have religious imagery, Hinayana sect have leeprn theirs plain and stark.
» Train leaves in the noontime from Bhusalwal Railway Station.
» Lunch onboard.
» Arrival at Nashik Railway Station.
» Visit Panchawati Ghat and Sula Winery Yard, where you are served with dinner and wine.
» Train leaves late in the night from Nashik Railway Station.

Day 08 (Wednesday) : Mumbai
Arrival at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station, Mumbai for departure to onward destination.

Information Tariff
Tariff per person per night

Occupancy Lean Season
April
Peak Season
October to March
Deluxe Cabin
Single Occupancy Rs. 16590.00 Rs. 20370.00
Double occupancy Rs. 12390.00 Rs. 14700.00
Triple occupancy Rs. 10080.00 Rs. 11970.00
Presidential suite
Single Occupancy Rs. 31500.00 Rs. 39900.00
Double occupancy Rs. 23100.00 Rs. 29400.00
Presidential Suite-Extra Occupancy Rs. 10080.00 Rs.11970.00

(Half fare for children between 5 and 12 years) Tariff Subject to change without notice.
Passenger reservations/cancellation on the Deccan Odyssey may be done as per the following terms and conditions :

CANCELLATION Cancellation must be advised by Fax/E-mail/Letter to The Luxury Trains. On cancellation, refund will be made. Certain amount of the ticket value will be deducted as follows.

5% of the Ticket Value if the cancellation request is received before 60 days from the scheduled date of departure.

20% of Ticket Value if cancellation request is received within a period of 30-59 days from the scheduled date of departure.

50% of ticket value if cancellation request is received within the period of 15-29 days from the scheduled date of departure.

100% of ticket value if cancellation request is received within the period of 14 days or before the scheduled date of departure.

No refund or adjustment will be made in the event of interruption of journey by a tourist on his own after the commencement of the tour.

Other Info
Climate
Varies from 8oC to 30oC between September to March and in April it is from 26oC to 35o C.

Clothing Recommended
Light tropical/light woollens.

Other Facilities
Doctor on call at the next station. Money exchange facility/credit cards. Adequate safety and security arrangements. Complimentary mineral water on board/in the coach during sightseeing/ and at hotels. Assistance for travel arrangements on completion of the tour. Voltage available on the train 110/230 V. Booking can be made through agent/on Internet.

Meals
The two restaurant cars, serve a range of Indian, Continental, Maharashtrian, Goa and Chinese cuisines. Menus are changed seasonally.


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