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Deccan Odyssey
The Indian Maharaja: Deccan Odyssey
About The Train: A journey on the Indian Maharaja - Deccan Odyssey. Being led to the world of ultimate Indian regality upholding the ethnic atmosphere of the Indian imperial past, you suddenly feel important and wanted with the attendant dressed in royal attire waiting upon you at every turn, helping you with every minute detail, letting you shake hands with Luxury and Royalty. Whistling in honor of the legends of the land of Maharashtra, Indian Maharaja - Deccan Odyssey chugs out of the state to lend you a luxury train cruise experience of a lifetime.

A joint venture of the Ministry of Railway, Government of India and MTDC (Maharashtra Tourist Development Corporation), the Deccan Odyssey Luxury Train project is a thundering success as the Deccan Odyssey train has been pitted against the world’s top luxury trains such as, the Blue Train of South Africa, The Orient Express of Europe and the Eastern and Oriental of South East Asia.

Duration: 07 Nights / 08 Days
Places Covered: Mumbai - Jaigad - Ganapatipule - Ratnagiri - Bhatye - Sindhuburg - Tarkali - Sawantwadi - Goa - Pune - Aurangabad - Ajanta - Nashik - Mumbai

Day 01: Mumbai
Tour starts from Mumbai, a city of dreams that 300 years ago was an agglomeration of seven islands. Modern, yet preserving its antiquities as a short drive through the city will reveal. Board the train in the evening at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, one of Mumbai¹s most famous gothic landmarks. Wine and dine in comfort as the train sets about its voyage.

Day 02: Jaigad - Ganapatipule - Ratnagiri - Bhatye
Alight at Ukshi station and enjoy a short ride to Rai jetty. Cut through the backwaters, accompanied by exotic birds, to historical Jaigad Fort, high on a Cliffside overlooking the ocean. View Konkan village life, unreachable by road. Travel to Ganapatipule by road, a scenic drive. On arrival feast on a vast spread of Konkan’s cuisine, and spending time with local people. Visit the holy temple shrine dedicated to Lord Ganesh and walk the beach amongst swaying palms. Head out to Ratnagiri by air-conditioned coach.

This was the internment home of the last king of Burma. Visit Lokmanya Tilak Smarak, Rtanaburg Fort followed by a swim off Bhatye beach. Depart in the evening on the next stage of our journey.

Day 03: Sindhuburg - Tarkali - Sawantwadi
Travel to the tip of the Konkan coast arriving at Sudhuburg Nagari station. Travel to Sundhuburg Fort by boat. On arrival walk the two-mile long rampart walls with views of the open sea. Head to Tarkali beach by luxury coach, a virgin beach at the confluence of the River Karli. Enjoy a OMalvani¹ lunch at MTDC Beach resort. Take a ferry ride up the Tarkali Creek moving on to Sawantwadi by coach, the entrance point to Goa and home to the Chitar Ali and Jagannathrao Bhosale Garden. You may also visit Shilpa Gram village to watch local craftsmen go about their work. A traditional meal on board the train during the evening as we head for Goa.

Day 04: Goa
Morning arrival in Goa, home to India’s finest beaches, jungle clad hills and ancient architecture. Take a walk amongst and amidst the ruins of Old Goa visiting the Basilica of Bom Jesus, the Cathedral and the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, now an archaeological museum. Move on to Priol, home to one of the Mangeshi Temples. A boat cruise down the Mandovi river follows featuring entertainment and Goan delicacies. Visit Fontanhas, the Latin quarter of Panjim, Goa’s capital, followed by Dona Paula, a small palm fringed beach. In the evening head back to the station for wining and dining on board.

Day 05: Pune
Morning arrival in Pune, former capital of the Marathas and home to poets, writers and artists. Following breakfast the first stop is Phule Mandia, the old central market. We then visit Rajar Kelkar museum, a Rajasthani-style building with some interesting artefacts dating from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Next is the Iyengar Yoga Institute, famous over the world. After lunch at the Taj Blue Diamond we visit the Osho Ashram commune, focusing on meditation. Next comes the tribal museum and the David synagogue. Board a luxury coach to visit the Aga Khan Palace, an historical monument where Gandhi and his wife were imprisoned. In the evening comes the light and sound show at the Shaniwarwada Palace.

A sumptuous meal is prepared on board the train prior to departure for Aurangabad.

Day 06: Aurangabad
Following breakfast on the train board a luxury coach to visit the fortress of Daulatabad. Next stop is the world famous Ellora Caves, a world heritage site consisting of a series of Hindu, Jain and Buddhist caves originating from the 7th to the 14th centuries. Return to Aurangabad for lunch before visiting the Shivaji museum followed by the Aurangabad Caves and the Bibi-Ka-Maqbara, a replica of the Taj Mahal. Return to the train for an evening meal and departure to our next port of call.

Day 07: Ajanta - Nashik
After breakfast alight at Jalgaon station for a visit to the Ajanta Caves, which date from the 3rd to the 7th centuries. The caves contain some of the finest buddhist murals and sculptures ever found. We return to Jalgaon station to board the train for Nashik where we depart for the Sula winery at Govardhan park visiting the vineyards along the way. Wine and dine in comfort as the sun sets before heading back to Nashik Road station to board the train to Mumbai.

Day 08: Mumbai
Enjoy breakfast on board as we arrive in Mumbai, India¹s commercial capital. Alight at Chhatrapati Shivaji rail terminus as the tour draws to its conclusion

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