Deccan Odyssey - Epitomising Indian royalty and grandeur Epitomising Indian royalty and grandeur, the deluxe train of India - Deccan Odyssey sets forth its weeklong odyssey through the sultry southern destinations of India. Like the Homer's epic poem Odyssey, Deccan Odyssey also describes to one the legend and history of the kingdom of famous ruler Shivaji, the cultural heritage that this southern kingdom left behind and the divine tales engraved in the colossal rocks.
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Travelling on The Deccan Odyssey is not just a royal train journey; it’s a classic experience to explore the varied cultural heritage of Maharashtra and Goa. Explore the destinations Sindhudurg, Goa, Nasik, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Wardha, Ajanta and Ellora while travelling on this luxurious train of India ! Each city is a rich deposit of culture and art. Enjoy a beach safari at Tarkali beach and the Goa beaches, along with a jungle safari in the Taboda-Andheri Wildlife Reserve awaits you!
Deccan Odyssey Tour Itinerary
On your arrival at the Mumbai airport, you will be received and welcomed by our representative who will escort you to a hotel to freshen up. In case you who have arrived Mumbai in the morning, you can take the benefit of a sightseeing tour of Mumbai. Mumbai, the film city of India is an agglomeration of seven islands located along the shore of the Arabian Sea.
Day-02-Thursday- Sindhudurg the Ocean Fort- Tarkarli Beach- Dhamapur
In the morning Deccan Odyssey will arrive at the Sindhudurg Nagari Railway station. Breakfast to be served on board. Then the group of travellers will be taken to Malvan Jetty onboard an air-conditioned bus. Hop onto a boat to cruise towards Sindhudurg, the Ocean Fort, which is also the erstwhile naval base of the Maratha Empire.
Deccan Odyssey India Train will arrive at the Karmali railway station, North Goa, in the morning. After having scrumptious breakfast on board, proceed to Old Goa on board in an air-conditioned coach. Goa had been a Portuguese colony till 1961. Old Goa is home to the Portuguese heritage. Tour to Old Goa takes you to the ruins of St. Augustine Church which was once the largest Cathedral in Goa, The Basilica of Bom Jesus where the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier have been preserved for centuries, The Cathedral and the Church of St. Francis of Assissi which is an archaeological museum for Goan antiques.
In the morning the train will arrive at Kolhapur City, once a princely state. Post breakfast proceed to the New Palace, a royal palace which has been partly converted into a museum. The museum at New Palace houses the weapons, furniture, costumes and photographs of His Highness ShriChhatrapatiShahuMaharaj.
Also tour the BhavaniMandap and the Mahalaxmi Temple. The last stop here is a visit to the Shalini Palace. Here enjoy cultural programmes and martial arts. The shopping arcade of the heritage hotel, Shalini Palace, gives the opportunity to buy (or at least do window shopping) the famous Kolhapurichappals, jewellery items, leather sandals, saris, etc.
Deccan Odyssey India Train arrives at the Daulatabad station in the morning. Post breakfast embark on a journey in an AC coach to the majestic fort of Daulatabad which is located 600 ft above the Deccan plain! Once the fort was known as Devgiri and also used to be the head quarters of the powerful Yadava rulers. Mohammed bin Tughlak, the Sultan of Delhi invaded this fort and made it his capital renaming it as Daulatabad, meaning ''City of Fortune''
Day-05 –Sunday- Daulatabad-Ellora Caves
Day-06-Monday- Chandrapur (Tadoba Wildlife Sanctuary)-Wardha (Sevagram)
Day 6 of the luxury Deccan Odyssey India train tour takes you to Chandrapur. After a luscious breakfast, proceed to the Tadoba Wildlife Sanctuary (Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve) on a jeep and enjoy a Jungle safari at the park.
Main attractions at Tadoba Wildlife Sanctuary : The royal Bengal tiger and Sambar, Nilgai, Chinkara, Wild dog, Pangolin, Gaur, Spotted deer, Leopard cat, Sloth bear, Chausinga, Panther, Indian bison, Hyena, Jackals, Barking deer etc. Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve is also home to migratory and resident birds.
Arrival at the Bhusawal railway station. After breakfast board the luxury coach to reach the World Heritage Site, Ajanta Caves.
The famous Buddhist caves of Ajanta date back to the 2nd century BC. The excavations of the caves prove that Buddhism flourished in the region before the Common Era. The paintings and sculptures of the rock cut architecture of Ajanta are considered as the masterpieces of Buddhist art and universal pictorial art.
Day-08 –Wednesday-Arrival at CST
On the concluding day itinerary of the Deccan Odyssey train tour you arrive at CST, Mumbai. The Deccan Odyssey Journey culminates here. Disembark and meet our representative