Deccan Odyssey Tour
07 Nights/ 08 Days
Mumbai - Sindhudurg - Tarkarli Beach - Dhamapur - Goa - Kolhapur - Daulatabad Ellora Caves - Chandrapur Wardha (Sevagram) Ajanta - Nashik - Mumbai
Your Deccan Odyssey tour will start from Mumbai. Our representatives will receive you and address you towards the hotel. If, in case you will arrive beforehand, we will provide you with the option of touring the famous places of intriguing city of Mumbai. Later in the evening, we will address you towards Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station where you can relish the complimentary wine served prior to the mouth-watering dinner. The train will blow whistles and move towards your next destination – Sindhudurg Nagari.
Second day, we will serve you morning meal onboard; after that Sindhudurg Nagari, Tarali Beach, Dhamapur tour will be started with Malvan Jetty in an air conditioned bus. From the jetty we will be take you to the Ocean Fort in Sindhudurg which is at the naval base of Mumbai. Built during the reign of Shivaji (17th century) it is one of the oldest in the state.
After this island visit you can move on to Beach Resort at Tarkarli tucked between mighty Arabian Sea and mild River Karli. Enjoy a stroll around the resort after lunch. The next place on the chart is the village of Dhamapur which is famous for cashew production. There are a few ancient temples like Goddess Bhagawati and Bharadi Devi temples set in the lap of nature. We will take you to Kudal where you can board back on your luxury train. We will serve you dinner on train.
Day 3: (Friday) Goa, where spirits are high
Third day, Deccan Odyssey will reach the most awaited destination that is Goa. Post morning we will serve you breakfast onboard, a luxury bus will take you for a sightseeing trip in Old Goa. Where Portuguese were dominant in the regions of old Goa till 1961 which is reflected in the culture and lifestyle of the city.
You will experience the cultural relics with traces of French spirit, the best aspect of Goa. Also you will get a chance to visit the remains of St. Augustine Church which erstwhile enjoyed the status of being the largest Cathedral in Goa. The Basilica of Bom Jesus, the Cathedral and the Church of St. Francis of Assissi are also included in the tour. After spending whole day in Goa you can return back to the train to have lunch on board and relax.
Evening will be much more exuberating as you will spend rollicking time at a beach resort. The little churches, frolicking and frothy sea cuddling the sparkling beaches completely disarm you. Indulge yourself into the craziness of Goa beaches culture while savouring on traditional dishes of the region.
Return back to the train and we will move ahead for the next destination.
Fourth day we will arrive in Kolhapur city located on the banks of River Panchaganga. Kolhapur is picturesque looking place. We will take you to visit the treasured royal palace which is a museum at present is an abode of rare collections of paintings belonging to royal times. The royal armaments are still retained and are as sophisticated as ever. The town hall, Lakshmi Temple and Shalini Palace are places worth dropping by. Take pleasure in the cultural program and martial arts performance. You can also do tremendous shopping especially for great jewellery, textiles and footwear’s.
We will proceed to train for lunch and for our next destination.
Day 5 : (Sunday) Daulatabad - Ellora
Fifth day, early morning Deccan Odyssey will reach Daulatabad, mainly known for its imperious looking fortress of around 600 feet height. The place was formerly known as Devagiri. After experiencing the presence of Delhi Sultan Mohammed bin Tughlak the name was changed to the present one. We will then proceed to the Ellora Caves with temples representing Jainism, Buddhism and Hinduism.
Our guides will tell you the detailed stories of these caves and enjoy the excavated sites and the findings which are simply amazing.
Post lunch, we will visit Bibi-ka-Maqbara, a replica of Taj Mahal and a grand piece of Moghul architecture. In the leisure time, enjoy shopping Paithani, Himroo, Bidriwork from showrooms for a perfect memorabilia. At evening we will board on the train from Aurangabad Railway Station. We will serve you tasty dinner on the board.
Sixth day, we will reach the Chandrapur Railway Station. We will serve you appetizing breakfast and then take you to the Tadoba Wildlife Sanctuary in deluxe bus. Tadoba Wildlife Sanctuary is the oldest national park of Maharashtra and categorized as Project Tiger Reserve since 1993.
You can tour around the jungle in your jeep safari. It will be quite an adventure. The Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve harbouring many rare and exotic creatures like Leopard cat, Sambar, Gaur, Chinkara, Chausinga, Nilgai, Pangolin, Panther, Spotted deer, Indian bison, Sloth bear, Wild dog, Hyena, Barking deer, Jackals etc is an irresistible lure for tourists.
We will take back to the train for lunch and to continue the journey to Wardha. We will visit Sevagram village where Gandhian way of life is witnessed. Get to know more about the life of Gandhi ji by exploring Gandhi’s Ashram.
In the evening we will return back on the board.
Day seven is the last chapter to your travel journal is added by Ajanta Caves and city of Nasik. The train will halt at the Bhusawal Railway Station from where we will take you to the Ajanta Caves by an AC bus. These caves encase the age old Buddhist heritage. Get ready to marvel at the intricate paintings, murals and sculptures dating back to 2nd century. Here the 'Bodhisattva Padmapani' deserves a special mention. We will get back to train for lunch and then move forward to Nashik and go for a trip in Panchawati Ghat famous for the Kumbh Mela. This place is dotted by several temples with Kalaram Temple being the most famous temple devoted to Lord Ram.
Later in the evening we will go back to board the train where we will serve you the best dinner so far as a farewell gift.
Last day of the Deccan Odyssey will ends at the Chatrapathi Shivaji Station in Mumbai.