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» Duration : 7 Nights / 8 Days
» Tour Itinerary : Mumbai - Goa - Pune - Aurangabad - Nasik
» Tour Time : October to April

As the wind whispers through the halo of legends crowning the land of the mighty Marathas, a lone majestic whistle blows its salutation of honour as it gracefully traverses this land of fantastic fantasy. Welcome to the mesmerizing Maharashtra experience aboard the luxurious DECCAN ODYSSEY.

The weeklong Deccan Odyssey tour includes several exotic destinations covering the vast expanse of Maharashtra and a pinch of Goa - Mumbai, Ganpatipule, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Goa, Pune, Aurangabad, Ajanta and Ellora. Experience the finest and the best of train journeys of the world. The Deccan Odyssey is much more than a mere luxury train cruise. It's a 'classical odyssey' of time beyond the realms of the present. Welcome aboard!

Deccan Odyssey Day : 01 Wednesday - Mumbai
Departure in the evening from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai. The time has come for you to undertake a journey way back in time. Welcome to Mumbai, a city of dreams that 300 years ago was an agglomeration of seven islands. Modern, yet preserving its antiquities, a short drive through the city will reveal this inherent truth. Board the train in the evening at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, undoubtedly one of the famous Gothic buildings and an integral part of Mumbai's skyline. Wine and dine in the luxurious comforts of this train and whistle off on your royal voyage.

16:40 hrs: Departure from C.S.T ( Mumbai ) for Bhoke Rly.station. Wine and dine in the luxurious comforts of this train and whistle off on your royal voyage.

Day : 02 Thursday - Jaigadh, Ganapatipule, Ratangiri
Morning - Arrival at Bhoke Railway Station. Reach Rai Bhatgaon Jetty by AC bus for Back Water Cruise up to historical fort Jaigad. Board the bus to explore finest beach along the Konkan coast. Free time & lunch at Ganapatipule beach resort. Noon board the bus for sight seeing tour of Ratnagiri town. Visit to Ratnadurg Fort, Lokmanya Tilak Smarak and free time in Ratnagiri Bazar. Board the train at Ratnagiri Railway station.

07:40 hrs: Break fast on board. Arrival at Bhoke Rly. Stn. and departure for Rai Jetty. by A.C. vehicle.
09:00 hrs: Arrival at Rai Jetty.
09:00 to 11:30 hrs: Boat ride from Rai Jetty to Jaigad jetty.
11:30 to 12:30 hrs: Departure for Ganpatipule along Sea side Road.
12:30 hrs: Arrival at Ganpatipule Resort.
12:30 to 14:30 hrs: Cultural Programme, Lunch & free time at Ganapatipule.
14:45 hrs: Departure for Ratanagiri by Lux. Bus.
15:45 hrs: Arrival at Ratanagiri.
16:00 hrs: Board the train. Dinner on board.

Day : 03 Friday- Sindhudurg, Tarkarli, Sawantwadi
Morning - Arrival at Sindhudurg Nagari Railway station. Departure by AC Bus to Malvan Jetty to witness Sindhudurg Sea Fort. From jetty proceed to Tarkarli beach resort for lunch & free time. After lunch Back Water Cruise through the Tarkarli creek up to Kalse Jetty followed by visit to Sawantwadi town by bus to witness fabulous lacquer handicrafts, paintings and furniture at the “Shilpagrama” in the town.

08:25 hrs: Break fast on board. Arrival at Sindhudurg Nagari.
08:30 hrs: Departure for Malvan Jetty by A.C coach.
09:30 hrs: Arrival at Malvan Jetty.
09:30 to 11:00 hrs: Visit to Sindhudurg Fort by Boat.
11:15 to 11:45 hrs: Malvan Jetty to Tarkarli - By Bus.
11:45 to 14:30 hrs: Cultural Programme, Lunch & Free time at Tarkarli Beach.
14:45 to 15:00 hrs: At Tarkarli Jetty.
15:15 to 16:15 hrs: Boat Cruise in Tarkarli Creek. Journey upto Walaval.
16:30 hrs: Arrival at Walaval Jetty - By Bus to Sawantwadi.
16:30 to 17:30 hrs: Arrival at Sawantwadi City.
17:30 to 18:30 hrs: Visit to Shilpagram an art & craft bazar.
18:45 hrs: Arrival at Sawantwadi Railway Station.
20:00 hrs: Departure for Goa and Dinner on board.

Day : 04 Saturday - Goa
Morning arrival at Karmali - Goa. The most frequented tourist spots in India. Board the bus to reach Old Goa to witness; Basilica De Born Jesus, Se Cathedral, Se Cathedral and the Church of St. Francis of Assissi, that began as a mosque but now is an archaeological museum for Goan antiques. Proceed to Panjim by bus. Free time for short walk in city and bazaar followed by lunch at Fort Aguada Beach Resort. After lunch visits to; Dona Paulo& 250 years old House.

07:30 hrs: Arrival at Karmali Railway Station. Break fast on board.
08:00 to 12:30 hrs: Departure by A.C coach for Old Goa visit to
1) Basilica of Bom Jesus Church
2) Se Cathedral Church
3) St. Francis of Assissi a museum for Goan antiques and visit to Fontanhas the Latin quarters at Panjim.
12:30 hrs: Departure for Hotel.
13:30 to 16:00 hrs: Lunch and free time at beach.
16:15 hrs: Departure for Madgaon Railway Station.
17:15 hrs: Departure for Kolhapur. Dinner on board.

Day : 05 Sunday- Kolhapur, Pune
Morning - Arrival at Kolhapur City, known as Karveer or Dakshin Kashi of Maharashtra. Board the bus to visit; New Palace, a royal palace partly converted into museum, Bhawani Mandap (The Town Hall) witness traditional Martial Art locally known as "Mardani Khel", An exquisitely carved Mahalaxmi Temple a temple of goddess Ambabai visited by millions pilgrims, Shalini Palace built of intricately carved black stone & Italian Marble stands on the west side of lake Rankala, watch cultural programme and visit to handicraft stalls for perfect memorabilia. At noon board the train at Kolhapur station to depart for Pune. Lunch onboard. Leisure time till evening.

Evening arrive at Pune. Board the bus to visit Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, houses variety of artifacts of the 17th, 18th & 19th Centuries. Board the train from Pune railway station. Dinner onboard.

07:00 hrs: Breakfast on Board.
08:00 hrs: Arrive at Kolhapur Rly.Station.
08:30 hrs: Depart for Sightseeing by A/c. Coach - Visit New Palace, Museum, Bhavani Mandap Mahalaxmi Temple & Shalini Palace- Watch cultural Programmes & Visit to Handicraft Stalls.
11:30 hrs: Depart to Kolhapur Railway Stn.
11:45 hrs: Return to Deccan Odyssey.
12:00 hrs: Depart for Pune.
13:00 to 19:30 hrs: Lunch & Leisure time on Board.
19:30 hrs: Arrive at Pune Rly.Station.
19:45 hrs: Depart by A/c. Coach Visit Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum.
21:15 hrs: Depart to Railway Stn. Pune.
21:30 hrs: Return to Deccan Odyssey.
21:45 hrs: Depart for Aurangabad.
22:00 hrs: Dinner on Board.

Day : 06 Monday - Aurangabad
Morning Arrival at Aurangabad station. Proceed by road to witness; Historical fort Daulatabad.

Ellora caves, a World Heritage site, having 34 cave temples dedicated to three different religion- Hinduism, Buddhism & Jainism. Lunch and Cultural programme at Hotel Taj. After lunch visit to; Shivaji Museum with weapons and antiques from the great Maratha Empire. Aurangabad Caves No. 7 & 8 Bibi-ka-Maqbara, a replica of Taj Mahal is a grand piece of Moghul architecture.

Free time for shopping Paithani, Himroo, Bidriwork from showrooms for a perfect memorabilia. Late in the evening board the train from Aurangabad railway station

08:30 hrs: Break fast on board. Arrival at Aurangabad Railway Station.
08:30 to 10:00 hrs: Departure by A.C coach. Visit to Daulatabad Fort.
10:00 to 10:30 hrs: Departure for Ellora Caves.
10:30 to 12:30 hrs: Visit to Ellora Caves.
12:30 to 13:15 hrs: Departure for Aurangabad.
13:15 to 15:00 hrs: Lunch and cultural programme at Aurangabad.
15:15 to 16:00 hrs: Visit to Bibi-ka- Maqbara. Optional: Back to train.
16:15 to 17:15 hrs: Free time for shopping.
17:15 to 17:30 hrs: Departure for Aurangabad Railway Station.
18:00 hrs: Train Departs for Jalgaon. Dinner on board.

Day : 07 Tuesday - Ajanta & Nashik
Alight at Jalgaon railway station and travel to Fardapur resort. After a royal break fast depart for T-Junction in a luxury AC bus. Board the MSRTC eco-friendly bus and it's time to travel back in time. Soon, you will find yourself surrounded by dramatic views of the Waghora valley where the Ajanta Caves are located. Older than the Ellora caves (200 BC to 650 AD) they are also cut from the volcanic lava of the Deccan Trap in a steep crescent shaped hillside. Lost to the world after the 7th century it was discovered by accident in 1819, by a party of British officers on a hunting expedition.

06:30 hrs: Early Breakfast on Board.
07:00 hrs: Arrival at Jalgaon station.
07:30 hrs: Detrain to visit Ajanta Caves by A/c.Coach
12:45 hrs: Return to Deccan Odyssey
13:15 hrs: Depart for Nasik
13:30 hrs: Lunch & Leisure time on Board
17:00 hrs: Arrive at Nasik station & depart to Visit Panchwati Ghats and Asian
20:30 hrs: Return to the Deccan Odyssey and Dinner on board.
22:30 hrs: Depart for Mumbai

Day : 08 Wednesday - Mumbai
Morning - Arrival at CST - Mumbai. Journey Ends. Enjoy the breakfast on board as the sun rises over the commercial capital of India. Alight at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in the morning enriched with the rich legacy of this land. The royal journey is over, but the memory of which, will live on forever.

08:15 hrs: Break fast on board. Arrival at Mumbai CST & TOUR ENDS.


» Travel Schedule of Deccan Odyssey

Experience the finest and the best of train journeys of the world. The Deccan Odyssey is much more than a mere luxury train cruise. It's a 'classical odyssey' of time beyond the realms of the present. Welcome aboard!.

The Deccan Odyssey Tour starts on every Wednesday of the week * from Mumbai.
Months of Operation : (October till April next year)

(As this palatial train requires a lot of renovation and maintenance. The Train thus does not operate in the months of May, June, July, August & September.)

» Tariff Details of Deccan Odyssey Season 2011 - 2012

Sept 2011 to April 2012, Tour : 7 Nights/ 8 Days Tour (per person per night)
Occupancy Type Lean Season
(September 2011 to April 2012)
Peak Season
(October 2011 to March 2012)
Deluxe Single Occupancy US $ 500 US $ 650
Deluxe Double Occupancy US $ 390 US $ 500
Deluxe Triple Occupancy US $ 315 US $ 425
Presidential Suite Single Occupancy US $ 750 US $ 950
Presidential Suite Double Occupancy US $ 650 US $ 800
Presidential Suite Triple Occupancy US $ 535 US $ 370

* 2.58% Govt. Service Tax Extra
* 10% surcharge will be levied on the tariff during Christmas and New Year

» Half fare for children between 5 and 12 years of age (Age proof of children is to be furnished, which is required at the time of issuance of tickets)
» Any leg of minimum of 3 nights subject to availability will be given at the above-mentioned rates. Thus Mumbai-Goa and Goa-Mumbai sector will be sold as available segments to clients.
» If however, the client undertakes the day programme at Goa & Mumbai, an extra $ 100 USD per person will be charged.
» Indian passengers can pay in equivalent Rupee amount against US$ at the exchange rate prevalent at the time of payment.

Note :
» 10% Surcharge shall be levied on departure during Christmas/New Year.
» @ 2.58% Service Tax shall be levied on the tariff of Deccan Odyssey.
» Tariff Subject to change without notice.

The Tariff includes :
Tariff is inclusive of travel/catering/conducted sight-seeing/ entrance fee at Monuments / Parks / Palaces / Cultural Programmes / Boat Ride.

The Tariff does not include :
Drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls, video camera fees, Business Car Facilities, liquor and other items of personal nature.

» Booking Policy
Passenger reservations/cancellation on the Deccan Odyssey may be done as per the following terms and conditions :

In case of FITs :
» 20% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
» Remaining 80% of ticket value 30 days prior to departure.

In case of Group :
» 50% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
» Remaining 50% of ticket value 45 days prior to departure.
» Cancellation Policy
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.

In case of FITs :
» 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.

In case of Group :
» 10% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure.
» 100% of ticket value between 0 to 59 days prior to departure.



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