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Deccan Odyssey

HIGHLIGHTS

Ajanta & Ellora Caves | Heritage walk around Fontainhas in Goa | Winery tour in Nashik

DURATION

10 Days | 9 Nights

DEPATURES

Every Thursday from Oct'16 to Mar'17

PRICE FROM

AUD 8115 per person | Prices valid for travel from 01st Oct'16 to 31st Mar'17

TOUR INCLUDES

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis.
  • 02 Nights at the Intercontinental Marine Drive Mumbai + 7 nights on the train.
  • Breakfast daily except on the Train where all your meals are included.
  • English speaking local guides for all sightseeing.
  • Entrance fees at monuments & places of visit.

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10 days / 09 Nights Tour

 Experience one of the finest and best train journeys in the world. If Europe is all – hearts for the Orient Express and Rajasthan is graced by the Royal Palace of Wheels. Maharastha echoes majestically with the Deccan Odyssey. The Deccan Odyssey offers a train journey adorned in Luxury, transporting its guests on an unforgettable 8-days journey through a land filled with serene beaches, magnificent forts and palaces, and heavenly tales etched in colossal rocks. This is much more then a luxury train cruise – it is a ‘classical odyssey’ of time beyond the realms of the present.       

ITINERARY

Day 1 Thursday : Mumbai 
Welcome at Mumbai airport followed by transfer to your hotel.

Day 2 Friday : Mumbai
Today you will be taken on a sightseeing tour of this vibrant city, home to Bollywood. B

Day 3 Saturday : Mumbai – on to Nashik   
Early this evening assemble at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus at approximately 1530 hours to complete the registration process and check in formalities for your Maharashtra Splendor journey, as you receive a traditional Indian welcome and enjoy a refreshing welcome drink. After completion of all formalities, you will be shown to your delightful cabins. As you settle in, the Deccan Odyssey shall depart Mumbai for Nashik. BD

Day 4 Sunday : Nashik
Spend the morning walking along the Godavari Ghats observing several important Hindu rituals being performed. Continue on through the lively market by the Ghats which sells everything from vegetables to lentils, dried seafood to cow dung cakes and many things in between. Later drive to the Grover Zampa vineyards for an exclusive tour of one of the finest Indian wine producing facilities. BLD

Day 5 Monday : Aurangabad – Ellora Caves 
Visit the exceptional Ellora Caves, a World Heritage site. The city itself has deep Mughal influences and there are several monuments of note here; the Daulatabad Fort, Bibi-ka-Makbara and the city’s 52 gates, each with its own history. BLD

Day 6 Tuesday : Ajanta Caves
Visit the Ajanta Caves this morning, another World Heritage site and an architectural marvel of its time. The 30 rock-hewn Buddhist caves at Ajanta have been masterfully carved and are adorned with sculptures and paintings of Buddhist religious art, depicting universal pictorial art and are known to depict the fusion between Buddhist and Hindu faith. BLD

Day 7 Wednesday : Kolhapur  
Visit the New Palace Museum, a lovely basalt and sandstone octagonal Palace from the 19th century. Behold its beautiful architecture and memorabilia of the Kolhapur rulers. Continue to the Town Hall Museum, a somber neo-Gothic building, its front porch flanked by towers with steeply pyramidal metal roofs. BLD

Day 8 Thursday : Goa 
This morning disembark and drive to Fontainhas, the Latin Quarters in Panjim which still has some well preserved houses built in Portuguese style architecture. Experience the UNESCO World Heritage Walk around Fontainhas with its winding alleyways adorned by tiled-roofed houses inspectacular shades of blue and red. Continue to Ribandar, the erstwhile capital of Goa. After lunch, enjoy a Goan folk performance and a tour of the plantation. Complete your day in Goa with a visit to an old Portuguese house and get another peek into Goan life.

Day 9 Friday : Ratnagiri
Disembark after breakfast and head to the Ganpatiphule temple – called thus because of a legend about Lord Ganpati who took umbrage at a remark made by a native lady and moved to Pulé (Marathi for a few km ahead of the town) from his original abode of Gulé. Thus the region was named Ganpati-pulé. The 400 yr old idol here is said to have sprung from the soil.

Day 10 Saturday : Mumbai   
Arrive in Mumbai where you will disembark. You will be met on arrival and transferred to the airport for your home bound flight.

Please contact either your travel agent or Contact us for more details.

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