Deccan Odyssey



Deccan Odyssey India is the fruitful outcome of the joint venture of Indian Railway and Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) that gave birth to the royal luxury train in India. The train derives its name from its journey route that covers the places located in the Deccan Plateau of India. This blue Limousine on rail took several months to finalize its design and after years of relentless effort, the train started its maiden journey on January 16, 2004.

Deccan Odyssey India covers host of precisely chosen destinations that include Mumbai, Sindhudurg, Goa, Kolhapur, Daulatabad, Chandrapur, Ajanta Caves and Nasik. All these places are unique in the sense that each of them has a specialty of their own and thus every new day comes in a form of fresh surprise for the guests. By understanding the travel requirements of the guests, the destinations are chosen so that a complete picture of Maratha lifestyle, heritage and history can be presented to the travelers. All the 21 luxuriously appointed coaches of Deccan Odyssey are the jewels of a crown. Out of these 21 coaches, 11 are to accommodate guests and the rest are used for different purposes such as dining, lounge, conference car and health spa. All the cabins of Deccan Odyssey are fully equipped with facilities like air-conditioning, internet connectivity and personalized guest amenities that make sure that your journey would be a comfortable and memorable one. Moreover, the multi-cuisine restaurant, well stocked bar, high-tech conference cart and a spa & massage cabin onboard add on the colors of merriment to your entire jaunt.

Tariff Chart

Tariff:

Cabin Occupancy/    Deluxe Cabin     Presidential Suite
Cabin Type
Single                               US$ 5250              US$ 7700
Double                            US$ 8050              US$ 12800
Triple                               US$ 10500            US$ 15855

Terms & Conditions:

Children below 5 years old can travel at 10% of the total journey cost. Half fare is applicable for the children between 5 to 12 years of age. It is mandatory for all the guests to submit the age proof of children at the time of issuance of tickets.
10% surcharge will be levied on the Christmas and New Year departures.
Service Tax @ 3.09% is applicable on the total journey price.
Cost of journey is subject to change without prior information.

Inclusions/Exclusions:

The Deccan Odyssey Tariff includes the following:
Travel, catering, conducted sightseeing, entrance fee at monuments, parks, palaces and boat rides.
The Deccan Odyssey Tariff does not include:
Fees for video camera, charges for laundry and telephone calls, drinks, business car facilities, liquor and tips etc.

Tour Details

Day1: Mumbai (Wednesday)

16.40 hrs Departure from C.S.T. for Kudal Railway Station
20.00 hrs. Onwards Dinner on Board

Day 2: Sindhudurg- Tarkarli Beach (Thursday )

06.30 hrs. Onwards Breakfast on Board
07.30 hrs. Arrive at Kudal Rly. station
08.00 hrs. Detrain to reach Malvan Jetty by A/c. Coach
09.30 hrs. Visit to Sindhudurg Fort by boat
11.30 hrs. Return to depart for the Tarkarli Resort
12.00 hrs. Arrive at Tarkarli Beach Resort
15.00 hrs. Lunch & Leisure time up to
15.15 hrs Depart for Dhamapur village by A/c coach On way visit to Cashew factory
16.15 hrs Arrive at Dhamapur Village
16.15 to 17.15 hrs. Visit to Ancient Temple of Goddess Bhagwati and Sateri Devi And Dhamapur lake.
17.30 hrs Depart by coach to Kudal Rly.Stn.
18.15 hrs Return to Deccan Odyssey train
20.00 hrs. Dinner on board.

Day 3: Goa(Friday)

07.00 hrs. onwards Breakfast on board .
07.30 hrs. Arrive at Karmali Railway Station
08.00 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.
12.45 hrs. To 15.30 hrs. Return to Deccan Odyssey at Verna Rly. Station for Lunch and leisure time.
16.00 hrs. to 20.30 hrs. Leave for Beach Side Hotel for Cultural Night and Dinner
20.45 hrs. After dinner Depart for Madgaon Rly. Stn.
21.15 hrs. Return to Deccan Odyssey. Over night halt at Vasco Stn.

Day 4: Goa- Vasco (Saturday)

07.00 hrs. onwards Breakfast on board
09.00 to 11.00 hrs Detrain for sightseeing by A/c. coach. Visit to Mangeshi a Hindu Temple
11.15 to 12.00 hrs Depart from Mangeshi Temple for Safa Masjid.
12.15 to 15.00 hrs The Safa Masjid is a prominent Islamic shrine in Ponda, commonly regarded the citadel of Hindu pilgrimages in Goa. Built in 1560 by Ibrahim Adil Shah, the Sultan of Bijapur.
16.00 To 16.40 hrs. Visit Sahakari Spice Farm at Ponda. Extremely popular among tourists. See variety of genuine spices grown here. 45 minutes guided tour with firsthand knowledge of spice plantation.Traditional Goan style Lunch at farm
17.00 hrs. Proceed to see 16th century heritage house known as Menezes Braganza House at Chandor village.
17.30 hrs Return to Deccan Odyssey at Madgaon Rly. Station.
20.00 onwards Departure for Kolhapur. Dinner onboard.

Day 5: Kolhapur (Sunday)

07.00 hrs. Onwards Breakfast on Board
08.35 hrs. Arrive at Kolhapur Railway Station
08.45 hrs. to 12.30 hrs. Detrain for Sightseeing by A/c. Coach -Visit to New Palace, Museum, Bhawani Mandap, Mahalaxmi Temple & Shalini Palace- Watch marshal arts and cultural Programmes & Visit to Handicraft Stalls.
12.45 hrs. Depart to Kolhapur Railway Stn.
13.20 hrs. Return to Deccan Odyssey
13.40 hrs. Depart for Daulatabad/Aurangabad via Pune
13.15 hrs to 20.00 hrs Lunch & Leisure time on Board
20.00 hrs. Dinner on Board
20.30 to 21.45 hrs. Halt for detraining and entraining at Pune Rly.Stn.
21.45 hrs. Depart for Daulatabad/Aurangabad.

Day 6: Aurangabad (Monday)

06.45 hrs. Arrival at Daulatabad Station
07.00 hrs. Onwards Breakfast on board
07.45 hrs. Detrain for Local Sightseeing by A/c.Coach. Visit Daulatabad Fort and Ellora Caves, A World Heritage Site.
12.30 hrs. Depart for Aurangabad for Lunch
13.00 to 15.00 hrs. Lunch and free time at the hotel
15.15 hrs. Depart for local Sightseeing
15.30 hrs. to 17.00 hrs. Visit to Bibi-Ka-Maqbara. and free time for shopping.
17.30 hrs. Return to Deccan Odyssey
18.00 hrs Departure for Jalgaon Free Time Onboard
20.00 hrs. Onwards Dinner on board.

Day 7: Ajanta- Nashik (Tuesday)

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

Duration:

7 Nights / 8 Days.

Destinations Covered:

Mumbai – Sindhudurg – Goa – Vasco – Kolhapur – Aurangabad – Ajanta – Nashik – Mumbai.



Facilities

Facilities onboard Deccan Odyssey covers an array of services that include regal class cabins, multi-cuisines restaurants, sitting lounge, high-tech conference car and a rejuvenating health spa. The signature of utmost comfort and pampering treatment, Deccan Odyssey facilities make you feel special even in the crowd.

Cabin:

Echoing the penchant of the erstwhile Maharajas, all the 12 guest accommodation coaches of Deccan Odyssey is outfitted with cozy furniture and personalized guest amenities. Complemented by the very best of personal services, travelling on the private cabins of this deluxe rail is a unique rail tour experience in India. When you travel in these elegant class cabins of the train, you can feel that the inside décor reflects several moods to suit the outside views of the landscape. All the cabins are spacious enough where guests can roam freely. The decoration of each coach reflects a particular era of the Deccan milieu and is creatively outfitted with facilities like personal safe, telephone, attached bathroom, air-conditioning and a personal attendant on the round the clock service of the guests.

Dining & Cuisines:

The Deccan Odyssey has two multi-cuisine restaurants- Peshwa I & Peshwa II. The brilliantly decorated interiors of these restaurants add on more flavors to each gourmet dish served by the restaurant stewards in traditional Maharashtrian attire. The large selection of Indian, oriental and continental delicacies offer the travelers the freedom to choose their favorite one from the list. The fresh aroma of varied dishes welcome the guests to the restaurant cart of Deccan Odyssey. The relaxed ambience of the restaurants, the fragile hospitality of the stewards and the ever changing views of the outside world make the guests savor each bite of their food to its fullest extent.

Bar:

The onsite bar of Deccan Odyssey, Mumbai Hi, is the ultimate place to taste some of the best varieties of wines and spirits collected from all around the world. Along with that the bar also serves non-alcoholic beverages in a relaxing ambience. The decoration of the bar is simple yet elegant that exhausts the entire day fatigue of the excursion tours to different forts and palaces. Unwind and relax in Mumbai Hi of Deccan Odyssey with a fine glass of wine in your hand.

Sitting Lounge:

Though the royal rail journey with Deccan Odyssey will never make you feel bore, but the train also has a sitting lounge where guests can relax and chat with their fellow travelers while on the go. You can also pick up a book available in this lounge and take a deep plunge into the writings of the eminent authors.

Conference Car:

Keeping in view the travelling requirements of the corporate voyagers, a conference car has also been provided onboard Deccan Odyssey India. This particular conference car is fully equipped with high-tech amenities and audio-visual equipments required for a successful business venture. To take care of all the corporate endeavors, the train also offers hospitality services crafted according to the needs of the traveler.

Health Spa:

Every voyager expects their traveling days to be relaxing and in Deccan Odyssey we understand this need quite well. The health spa center onboard gives the voyagers a chance to discover the refreshing side of your personality and appearance with pampering spa and massage therapies. From the treasure trove of ancient Indian science Ayurveda, the secrets of rejuvenations have been used so that the entire jaunt can be turned into a regenerating experience for the travelers.

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