Duration : 07 Nights / 08 Days
Destinations Covered : Mumbai – Nashik – Ellora Caves – Ajanta Caves – Kohlapur – Goa – Sindhudurg – Mumbai
After arriving in Mumbai, gather at ChhatrapatiShivaji Terminus. Guests enjoy a traditional welcome with tikka and garland. After completing the check-in formalities, get on-board and settle in your cabin. Relish your welcome drink. The train starts its journey for the first destination. You can spend the free hours in exploring the Deccan Odyssey train, filled with world-class facilities. As you settle in, the Deccan Odyssey shall depart Mumbai for Aurangabad. Dinner on board.Day 02 (Sun) : Nashik
This morning the Deccan Odyssey bring you to the holy city of Nashik, known as the 'Vineyard of India'. After breakfast, disembark and spend the morning walking along the Godavari Ghats observing several important Hindu rituals being performed. Continue on through the lively Wednesday market which sells everything from cow dung cakes to freshly caught catfish and many things in between.
Thereafter drive to the Grover Zampa vineyards for an exclusive tour of one of the finest Indian wine producing facilities. Walk through vines laden with Chenin, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. Be taken through the age old 'méthodetraditionnelle' used to make one of the best-known brands of sparkling wines in India. Allow the sommelier to acquaint your taste buds with their finest creations of white, red, rose and sparkling wines and experiment pairing them with your meal at the vineyards.
After a sumptuous lunch, return to the Deccan Odyssey. The rest of the day is at leisure on board.Day 03 (Mon) : Ellora Caves
After breakfast on-board, de-board the train for visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ellora Caves. These rock-cut caves dedicated to Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism were carved between the 5th and the 10th centuries. There is a total of 34 caves. Visit to the Ellora Caves is followed by a visit to the Bibi-Ka-Maqbara. Popular as a replica of the Taj Mahal, this monument was erected in the 17th century by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in the memory his first wife, Dilras Banu Begum. Dinner and overnight stay aboard.Day 04 (Tue) : Ajanta Caves
The train arrives Jalgaon station this morning. After having breakfast on board, get down the train for driving up to UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Ajanta Caves, a World Heritage site. Carved between the 2nd century BCE to about 480 or 650 CE, these rock-cut caves contain sculptures and murals depicting the life and times of Lord Buddha. Around 30 in number, these caves are a specimen of Indian artistry. Go on-board the train for dinner and overnight stayDay 05 (Wed) : Kolhapur
The train enters Kolhapur, an important historical city of India. Post breakfast, detrain to indulge in a city tour including the main tourist attractions. The list includes the New Palace or the Maharaja's New Palace, erected way back in 1884, the Mahalaxmi Temple-one among the Shaktipeeths, this temple is dedicated to Shri Mahalaxmi or Ambabai and lastly the Town Hall museum-containing old paintings, coins, sculpture, weapons and more. The evening is scheduled for attending a performance of 'Mardani Khel', a traditional martial. Return to the train for dinner and overnight stay.Day 06 (Fri) : Goa
The train enters the beach state of Goa, known for its churches, beaches and much more. After relishing sumptuous breakfast on-board the Deccan Odyssey, de-board to partake in sightseeing. You visit Old Goa attractions including the Basilica of Bom Jesus and the St. Augustine Church. Later, indulge in a leisure walk through the old Latin Quarters, also known as Fontanhas. Back on-board for dinner and overnight stay.Day 07 (Mon) : Sindhudurg
The train enters in Sindhudurg, it is situated along the Konkan coast and very close to Goa. Sindhudurg is famous for its serene and beautiful beaches, temples, historical forts and fork arts. Dinner and overnight on-board.Day 08 (Sat) : Mumbai Departure
Today the train is back in Mumbai. Have your last kingly breakfast of the Maharashtra Splendor journey in-board the luxury Deccan Odyssey train. After completing the check-out formalities, detrain.
|Nov, 2017||4, 25|
|Dec, 2017||23, 30|
|Feb, 2018||10, 24|
|Apr, 2018||14, 28|
|Sep, 2018||22, 29|
|Nov, 2018||3, 24|
|Dec, 2018||22, 29|
|Feb, 2019||9, 23|
|April, 2019||13, 27|
|Single Cabin||Twin/Double Cabin||02 Children (in a separate Deluxe Cabin)|
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