8 Days / 7 Nights
Mumbai – Nashik - Ellora Caves - Ajanta Caves - Kolhapur - Goa – Sindhudurg - Mumbai
Saturday Day 1 : Board the Deccan Odyssey at Mumbai – on to Nashik
Sunday Day 2: Nashik
Monday Day 3 : Aurangabad – Ellora Caves
Aurangabad, named after the last Great Mughal Aurangzeb, is an industrial town in Maharashtra and the stop from where to head out to visit the exceptional Ellora Caves, a World Heritage site. The city itself has deep Mughal influences and there are several monuments of note here; the Daulatabad Fort, Bibi-ka-Makbara and the city’s 52 gates, each with its own history, amongst them. As you enjoy breakfast, the Deccan Odyssey arrives at Aurangabad, from where a scenic drive takes you to the Ellora Caves, carved into the side of a basaltic hill 30 km from the city. The finest specimen of cave-temple architecture in India, the site encompasses 34 rock-cut shrines representing Buddhist, Jain and Hindu art dating from the 4th to 5th century AD. The 12 caves to the south are Buddhist, the 17 in the centre Hindu, and the 5 caves to the north are Jain. The most remarkable is the Kailash temple, meant to be a replica of Shiva’s celestial abode on Mt. Kailash. It is the best example of rock cut architecture and an engineering marvel. Savour a leisurely lunch on board as the hinterland of Maharashtra sweeps past, with its ever-changing colors and landscape In the evening, sit back, unwind and enjoy cocktails fixed by our bartender onboard, followed by a sumptuous dinner and a well deserved rest as the Deccan Odyssey proceeds towards Jalgaon to visit the exquisite Ajanta Caves. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on board Overnight on Deccan Odyssey
Tuesday Day 4 : Ajanta Caves
Wednesday Day 5 : Kolhapur
Watch the hinterlands of Maharashtra sweep past as you relish breakfast. Enjoy time at leisure as the Deccan Odyssey rolls into Kolhapur, a city of many hidden treasures, all waiting to be discovered! After an early lunch on board you will disembark for a tour of the city. Visit the New Palace Museum, a lovely basalt and sandstone octagonal Palace from the 19th century. Behold its beautiful architecture and memorabilia of the Kolhapur rulers. Continue to the Town Hall Museum, a somber neo-Gothic building, its front porch flanked by towers with steeply pyramidal metal roofs. Explore the local markets for a pair of beautifully handcrafted Kolhapuri chappals that you can carry back with you as a souvenir, before you proceed to a special venue for tea followed by Lavanya Sandhya, a vibrant folk performance. You will then visit the 1300 year old Mahalakshmi temple, also called Shakti Pethas, or place associated with the Goddess Shakti, said to be the consort of Lord Vishnu. Following your temple visit, witness a traditional martial arts performance called ‘Mardani Khel’ literally translated to mean masculine games. After your sojourn into Kolhapur, you return to the Deccan Odyssey for dinner as we depart for India’s most happening destination - Goa Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on board Overnight on Deccan Odyssey
Thursday Day 06 : Goa
Today you arrive at Goa, India's smallest state, with strong Portuguese influences, having been a colony of Portugal till as late as 1961. After breakfast, you will disembark and drive to Fontainhas, the Latin Quarters in Panjim which still has some well preserved houses built in Portuguese style architecture. Experience the UNESCO World Heritage Walk around Fontainhas with its winding alleyways adorned by tiled-roofed houses in spectacular shades of blue and red. Continue to Ribandar, the erstwhile capital of Goa, for a walk through ancient churches and the ruins of the once lofty St. Augustine tower that continues to valiantly withstand the vagaries of nature. Drive to the Sahakari spice plantation for a traditional Goan feast, a meal that has Hindu origins but is heavily influenced by 400 years of Portuguese rule and pays ode to the fruits of the Arabian sea - shrimps, kingfish and mackerel washed down with some ‘feni’, a potent liquor made from cashew. After lunch, enjoy a Goan folk performance and a tour of the plantation. Complete your day in Goa with a visit to an old Portuguese house and get another peek into Goan life. Return to the Deccan Odyssey for dinner as it departs for Sindhudurg traversing through the Konkan, one of the most scenic railway routes in the country, bound by the Arabian Sea on the West and Sahyadri hills on the East, a marvelous feat of engineering, that made it possible to tunnel the tracks through the seemingly insurmountable hills. Breakfast on board; Lunch at the spice plantation; High Tea at Palacio de deao; Dinner on board Overnight on Deccan Odyssey
Friday Day 07 : Sindhudurg
Arrive in Sindhudurg which lies on a rocky island just off the coast of Malvan. A visit to Sindhudurg’s Pinguli village and Sawantwadi Palace is on the cards today. Get a glimpse of the traditional Thakar folk arts and crafts at the local museum, then head towards the Sawantwadi Palace for a delicious luncheon. Enjoy dinner on board as the Deccan Odyssey makes its way back to Mumbai Breakfast & Dinner on board, Lunch at a city palace. Overnight on Deccan Odyssey
Saturday Day 08 : Disembark in Mumbai
Early this morning, after breakfast, you will disembark at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station, Mumbai. Bid farewell to the Deccan Odyssey as your royal passage through the grand vistas of India comes to an end. Breakfast on board
Prices in US$
|Occupancy||Sept 2019 & Apr 2020||Oct 2019 to March 2020||Description|
|Single||US$ 650 per night||US$ 865 per night||Single Cabin|
|Double/Twin||US$ 500 per person per night||US$ 650 per person per night||Twin Sharing Cabin|
|Super Deluxe||US$ 1800 per cabin per night||US$ 1800 per cabin per night||Double Super Deluxe Cabin|
Prices in INR for Indian National
|Occupancy||Sept 2019 & Apr 2020||Oct 2019 to March 2020||Description|
|Single||INR 39000 per night||INR 51900 per night||Single Cabin|
|Double/Twin||INR 30000 per person per night||INR 39000 per person per night||Twin Sharing Cabin|
|Super Deluxe||INR 108000 per cabin per night||INR 108000 per cabin per night||Double Super Deluxe Cabin|
Reservation / Cancellation - Terms & Conditions
- 20% of ticket value plus applicable taxes at the time of confirming the booking.
- Remaining 80% of ticket value 45 days prior to departure date.
- 10% of ticket value 90 days or more prior to departure date.
- 20% of ticket value between 89 to 30 days prior to departure date.
- 100% of ticket value 29 days prior to departure date.
For USD bookings:
The payable amount in INR should be credited in our account as per the rate of exchange
- 10% extra surcharge during Christmas and New Year departures.
- 5% GST will be extra as applicable.
- 50% of the prevailing tariff will be charged for the children between 05-12 years of age
- 10% of the prevailing tariff will be charged for the children below 05 years.
- The tariff structure for the guests having Indian Identity proof (Passport/Voter ID/Aadhaar) will be applicable.
- 5% TDS on commission will be charged
Honeymooners /Silver & Golden wedding Jubliee
- A bottle of Sparkling wine & a Fruit Basket.
*Client has to carry wedding card which should not be older than 6 months
- Cake & Bottle of wine
No show/ En route termination of tour/amendment:
- No Show - In case of No Show / Non-arrival of the guest, no refund or adjustment in future travel will be possible. The whole amount shall be treated as forfeited.
- En route termination of tour - In case of termination of tour by the guest, for any reasons, no refund or adjustment for future travel will be possible. The amount for unused portion of the tour shall be treated as forfeited.
- Amendment - Is only possible under the circumstances like Natural Disaster / Natural Calamity or Serious Health Problem's (this needs to be supported by doctor's certificate) and is subject to availability. No refunds are possible and every case will be decided on merits on a case to case basis. No amendment will be permissible in case of booking of groups or complete train.