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Deccan Odyssey Maharashtra Splendour

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Deccan Odyssey Maharashtra Splendour Tour Details:

The Deccan Odyssey is a luxury train with state-of-the-art cabins aesthetically decorated and fitted with the best of amenities for a luxurious train journey. In this particular tour package, the Deccan Odyssey whisks its guests on a 7 Nights / 8 Days magical journey into the very heart of Maharashtra.

Enjoy an insight into the various facets of Maharashtra’s splendour with a visit to its most celebrated attractions. We visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Ellora Caves and Ajanta Caves; enjoy game safaris at the Tadoba Tiger Reserve; and enjoy wine tastings at the vineyards of Nashik.

The Maharashtra Splendour tour aboard the Deccan Odyssey luxury train ends befittingly with a trip to Goa, the beach destination of India, before it chugs back to Mumbai. The journey between destinations is overnight (for the most part) and, where by day, offers some amazing scenic vistas as well as insights into the local’s life.

Package Validity:

October to April

Destination Covered:

Mumbai – Aurangabad – Tadoba – Ajanta Caves – Nashik – Kolhapur – Goa – Mumbai

Itinerary

DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN MUMBAI

On arrival at Mumbai, an Incomingindia.com representative will receive you at the Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport and escort you to the Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus to board the Deccan Odyssey.

The Deccan Odyssey Maharashtra Splendour Tour begins in the evening. On arrival at the terminus, all guests will be welcomed at the Deccan Odyssey Welcome Area with traditional tilakas and garland. After completing the check-in formalities, get ready to enter a world of luxury and board the Deccan Odyssey.

Settle down in your very-own exclusive cabin and enjoy a refreshing welcome drink, even as this Indian luxury train begins to chug down the platform, leaving behind Mumbai towards its very first destination - Aurangabad. Revel in the luxury of your cabin, or set out to explore the many treasures and facilities aboard this luxury train. Dinner will be served shortly onboard.

Overnight onboard the Deccan Odyssey.
DAY 02: AURANGABAD (ELLORA CAVES)

Rise and shine, for the Deccan Odyssey is about to chug into the city of Aurangabad. Enjoy a hearty breakfast on-board and get ready to alight from the train for the first excursion of the Maharashtra Splendour Tour - an excursion to the famous Ellora Caves and the Bibi-Ka-Maqbara. The excursion ends with a drop back to the Deccan Odyssey luxury train, which will now depart from Aurangabad and head to Chandrapur, the next destination on this luxury train tour.

Dinner and Overnight onboard the Deccan Odyssey
DAY 3: TADOBA TIGER RESERVE

As the train chugs into Chandrapur, refresh yourself and get ready to alight from the Deccan Odyssey with a packed breakfast for an early morning excursion to the Tadoba Tiger Reserve, the oldest and largest national park in Maharashtra, a Project Tiger reserve and a sanctuary for many endangered and protected animals and birds. The whole day is devoted to game safaris with a short break for lunch and rest at a rest house.

Animals that you can observe during a game safari include Bengal tigers, Indian leopards, sloth bears, gaur, nilgai, striped hyena, various species of deer, endangered Indian python, Indian cobra and Russel's viper. You can also spot magnificent grey-headed fish eagles, the crested serpent eagle and the crested hawk-eagle.

After the afternoon game safari by jeep, we will return to Chandrapur railway station to the luxurious comforts of the Deccan Odyssey once again. Refresh yourself after the long day and enjoy dinner, even as the luxury train departs Chandrapur and proceeds to Jalgaon, the base station for our next excursion on this Maharashtra Splendour Tour on the Deccan Odyssey.

Dinner and Overnight onboard the Deccan Odyssey
DAY 4: AJANTA CAVES

Today, the Deccan Odyssey luxury train chugs into the Jalgaon railway station. After having breakfast aboard, alight from the train and enjoy the drive to the Ajanta Caves, a magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site. After exploring the Ajanta Caves and enjoying a guided tour, return to the train for lunch. The train will now depart from Jalgaon, taking its guests along on yet another magical journey to the next destination.

Lunch, Dinner and Overnight onboard the Deccan Odyssey
DAY 5: NASHIK

We arrive at the next destination for this Deccan Odyssey Maharashtra tour today morning - Nashik, the ‘Vineyard of India’. After breakfast, alight and enjoy a Nashik Champagne Tour with wine tasting sessions, and followed by lunch. Afterwards, return to the waiting Deccan Odyssey and continue on your luxury train tour.

Dinner and Overnight onboard the Deccan Odyssey
DAY 6: KOLHAPUR

Arise early and enjoy breakfast, watching the countryside scenery fly past, as the train makes its way to Kolhapur, an important historical city of India. After breakfast, once the Deccan Odyssey comes to a stop to its allotted station, alight from the train and enjoy a guided city tour of Kolhapur. Attractions that we visit include the New Palace or the Maharaja’s New Palace, the Mahalaxmi Temple, and the Town Hall museum. After the tour and lunch, we will enjoy a performance of ‘Mardani Khel’, a traditional martial arts form popular in the area. After the performance ends, return to the luxury train.

Dinner and Overnight onboard the Deccan Odyssey
DAY 7: GOA

Today is the day of the last excursions from the Deccan Odyssey. Befittingly, the itinerary ends the luxury train tour with a tour of Goa, the Beach Party Capital of India. Even as you finish relishing sumptuous breakfast on-board the Deccan Odyssey, the train has already docked to its allotted platform in Goa. Get ready to alight from the train and enjoy the many attractions of Goa with a guided sightseeing tour.

Old Goa attractions that we visit include the Basilica of Bom Jesus and the St. Augustine Church. Later, indulge in a leisure walk through the old Latin Quarters, also known as Fontanhas. After the tour, we return to the Deccan Odyssey after a short stint at the beach and enjoy the scenic ride, back to Mumbai .

Dinner and Overnight onboard the Deccan Odyssey
DAY 08: MUMBAI DEPARTURE

Today we will spend the last few hours on the Deccan Odyssey, before the luxury train returns to Mumbai. Enjoy your last kingly breakfast onboard the luxury Deccan Odyssey train. After completing the checkout formalities, get ready to say adieu and alight from the luxury train with sweet memories of your magical journey onboard the Deccan Odyssey.