Deccan Odyssey

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Highlights:

As the wind whispers through the halo of traditions crowning the land of the mighty Marathas, a lone imposing whistle blows its salutation of honour as it elegantly traverses this land of fantastic fantasy. Welcome to the exciting Goa, Maharashtra, Aurangabad, Ellora and Ajanta aboard the luxurious Deccan Odyssey.
The weeklong Deccan Odyssey tour includes various exotic destinations covering the huge area 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!

Coaches
The Deccan Odyssey has 21 coaches out of which 11 are passenger cars with 4 coupes each. There are 2 Presidential Suite Cars with 2 coupes each car. The train also has a conference car (can be redesigned as dance floor in the night) and two restaurant cars. There is also a lounge/bar car and one surprising addition is a Spa Car. Apart from the above there are generator cars with luggage store and staff car or spare car. ,
 

A boat trip to Jaigadh Jetty
You will be taken from Rai Bhatgaon Jetty to experience a succulent green scenery. This original region is still undisturbed by either road or train track.

Goa’s Paradise Beaches
Goa is India’s smallest state and makes a ideal holiday destination with its palm beaches and crystal-clear lakes.

The Ellora Temple Caves, the Ajanta Caves
On this trip, you can visit the Well known Ellora Temple Caves and the Ajanta Caves. The former caves are listed as UNESCO world heritage. They are of Jainism , Buddhist and Hindu origin and count among the most attractive caves in India.

Facilities
Conference Room with capacity to host 50 guests with facility for Internet, telephone exchange satellite communication and computer with printer and fax and Library.
• Bar
• Channel Music
• Ayurvedic Massage Centre
• Steam Bath
• Gymnasium
• Beauty Parlour
• Business Centre
• Special Suite for Physically challenged
• Fully loaded mini pantry in each coach
• Telephone in each saloon
• Television in each coach
• Plasma TV in Lounge Car
• PA System/ 6 Channel Music System
• Lounge in each passenger car

 

Deccan Odyssey: Tour Itinerary
7 Nights / 8 Days
Mumbai - Sindhudurg Nagari - Goa - Kolhapur - Aurangabad - Ajanta - Nashik - Mumbai
(to view the route of this tour on a Map please click here)

Day 01: (Wednesday) Mumbai
Departure from C.S.T. for Sindhudurg Railway Station 16.40 hrs.
Dinner on Board 20.00 hrs. onwards

Day 02: (Thursday) Sindhudurg Fort and Tarkarli
Breakfast on Board 06.30 hrs. onwards
Arrive at Sindhudurg station 07.30 hrs.
Detrain for Malvan Jetty by A/c.Coach 08.00 hrs.
On way walk through Local market known as "Katta"
Visit Sindhudurg Fort by boat 09.30 hrs.
Return to depart for the Tarkarli Resort 11.30 hrs.
Arrive at Tarkarli Beach Resort 12.00 hrs.
Lunch & Leisure time up to 15.30 hrs.
Depart for Dhamapur village by A/c coach On way visit to Cashew factory. 15.45 hrs.
Arrive at Dhamapur Village. 16.45 hrs.
Visit to Ancient Temple of Goddess Bhagawati and Sateri Devi and Dhamapur lake. 16.45 hrs. to 17.30 hrs.
Depart by coach to Kudal Railway Station. 17.45 hrs.
Return to Deccan Odyssey train. 18.15 hrs.
Depart for Goa. 18.30 hrs.
Dinner on board. 20.00 hrs.

Day 03: (Friday) Goa
Breakfast on board 07.00 hrs. onwards
Arrive at Karmali Railway Station 07.30 hrs.
Detrain for sightseeing by A/c. coach for Old Goa visit to St. Augustine Church, Basilica of Bom Jesus Church, Se Cathedral Church, St.Francis of Assissi a Museum of Goan antiques and visit to Fontanhas the Latin quarters at Panjim. 08.00 hrs.
Return to Deccan Odyssey at Verna Railway Station for Lunch and leisure time. 12.45 hrs. to 15.30 hrs.
Leave for Beach Side Hotel for Cultural Night and Dinner. 16.00 hrs. to 20.30 hrs.
After dinner Depart for Madgaon Railway Station. 20.45 hrs.
Return to Deccan Odyssey. 21.15 hrs.
Over night halt at Vasco Station.

Day 04: (Saturday) Goa
Breakfast on Board. 07.00 hrs. onwards
Detrain for sightseeing by A/c. coach. Visit to Mhalsa and Mangeshi a Hindu Temples. 09.30 hrs. to 11.30 hrs.
Visit Sahakari Spice Farm at Ponda. Extremely popular among tourists. See variety of genuine spices grown here with lot of knowledge. Traditional Goan style Lunch at farm. 12.15 hrs. to 15.30 hrs.
Proceed to see 16th century heritage house known as Menezes Braganza House at Chandoli village. 16.30 hrs. to 17.30 hrs.
Return to Deccan Odyssey at Madgaon Railway Station. 17.00 hrs.
Departure for Kolhapur. 17.30 hrs.
Dinner onboard 20.00 onwards.

Day 05: (Sunday) Kolhapur
Breakfast on Board. 07.00 hrs. onwards
Arrive at Kolhapur Railway Station. 07.30 hrs.
Detrain for Sightseeing by A/c. Coach. 08.00 hrs. to 12.30 hrs.
Visit New Palace, Museum, Bhavani Mandap Mahalaxmi Temple & Shalini Palace- Watch cultural Programmes & Visit to Handicraft Stalls.
Depart to Kolhapur Railway Station. 12.45 hrs.
Return to Deccan Odyssey. 13.00 hrs.
Depart for Daulatabad/Aurangabad via Pune 13.15 hrs.
Lunch & Leisure time on Board. 13.15 hrs. to 20.00 hrs
Dinner on Board. 20.00 hrs.
Halt for detraining and entraining at Pune Rly.Stn 20.30 to 21.45 hrs
Depart for Daulatabad/Aurangabad 21.45 hrs

Day 06: (Monday) Aurangabad
Arrival at Daulatabad Station 06.45 hrs.
Breakfast on Board 07.00 hrs. onwards
Detrain for Local Sightseeing by A/c.Coach. Visit Daulatabad Fortand Ellora Caves, A World Heritage site. 07.45 hrs.
Depart for Aurangabad for Lunch 12.30 hrs.
Lunch and free time at the hotel 13.00 to 15.00 hrs.
Depart for local Sightseeing 15.15 hrs.
Visit to Bibi-Ka-Maqbara and free time for shopping 15.30 hrs to 17.00 hrs.
Return to Deccan Odyssey 17.30 hrs
Free Time Onboard. 18.00 hrs.
Dinner on board. 20.00 hrs. onwards
Departure for Bhusawal for Ajanta. 22.00 hrs.

Day 07: (Tuesday) - Ajanta & Nashik
Early Breakfast on Board. 06.30 hrs. onwards.
Arrival at Bhusawal Rly station 07.00 hrs.
Detrain to visit Ajanta Caves A World Heritage Monument by A/c.Coach 07.30 hrs.
Return to Deccan Odyssey at Jalgaon Railway Station 12.45 hrs.
Depart for Nasik 13.15 hrs.
Lunch & Leisure time on Board 13.30 hrs. onwards
Arrive at Nasik station & depart to Visit Panchwati Ghats and ancient Temples. 17.00 hrs.
Return to the Deccan Odyssey at Deolali Railway Station and Dinner on board. 19.30 hrs.
Depart for Mumbai 22.30 hrs.

Day 08: (Wednesday) - Mumbai
Breakfast on Board 07.00 hrs.onwards
Arrival at Mumbai CST 07.30 hrs.
Check-out latest by 08.15 hrs.
* Itinerary is subject to change without notice
 

Tour Reservation (2014)
   
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Deccan Odyssey Tour Tariff:

 

Deluxe Cabin

Per Person/ Per Night 7 Nights Per Person

Single occupancy

US$ 750

US$ 5250

Double occupancy

US$ 575

US$ 4025

Triple occupancy

US$ 500

US$ 3500

 
Presidential Suite

Per Person/ Per Night

7 Nights Per Person

Single occupancy

US$ 1100

US$ 7700

Double occupancy

US$ 920

US$ 6440

Triple occupancy

US$ 425

US$ 2975

Deccan Odyssey: Tour Schedule

10% of the tariff for the children upto 5 years of age.
Half fare for children between 5 and 12 years of age
(Age proof of children is to be furnished, which is necessary 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.

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.

Note:
10% Surcharge shall be levied on departure during Christmas/New Year.
@ 3.09% Service Tax shall be levied on the tariff of Deccan Odyssey.
Tariff Subject to change without notice.
Passenger reservations/cancellation on the Deccan Odyssey may be done as per the following terms and conditions :

Booking Policy
In case of FIT:
• 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 FIT
• 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.
 
We always look forward for any changes in the itinerary as wished by you for your individual trip.

If you are willing to travel in a group - the
Group Departure dates are available !
If you are  group over 15 people please e-mail us with the number of participants and the wished dates to enable us to workout the tour cost !
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