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Deccan Odyssey

Deccan Odyssey

A weeklong Deccan Odyssey tour includes quite a few exotic destinations covering the vast expanse of Maharashtra and Goa - Mumbai, Ganpatipule, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Goa, Pune, Aurangabad , Ajanta and Ellora.

The Deccan Odyssey is more than luxury trains cruise. It's a 'classical odyssey' of time beyond the realms of the present.
Tour Details : 7 Nights / 8 Days
Places Covered: Mumbai, Jaigadh, Ganapatipule, Ratangiri, Sindhudurg, Tarkali, Swantwadi, Goa, Kolhapur , Pune, Aurangabad , Ajanta & Nashik - Mumbai

The Deccan Odyssey Tour starts on every Wednesday of the week from Mumbai.

The Train thus does not operate in the months of May, June, July, August & September.
Day 01 - Wednesday - Mumbai
Departure in the evening from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai...

Mumbai is a collection of seven islands. Modern, yet preserving its ancientnesses, a short drive through the city will disclose this truth.

Board the train in the evening at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, undoubtedly one of the famous mediaeval buildings and an integral part of Mumbai's skyline.

dine in the comfortable amenities of this train

16:40 hrs:

Departure from C.S.T ( Mumbai ) for Bhoke Rly.station.

Wine and dine in the luxurious comforts of this train and whistle off on your royal voyage.

Day 02 - Thursday - Jaigadh, Ganapatipule, Ratangiri

Morning - Arrival at the Bhoke Railway Station.

Reach Rai Bhatgaon Jetty by A.C bus for Back Water Cruise up to historical fort Jaigad .

Board the bus to explore best beach along the Konkan coast. Free time and lunch at Ganapatipule beach resort. Noon board the bus for sight seeing tour of Ratnagiri town.

Visit to Ratnadurg Fort, Lokmanya Tilak Smarak and free time in Ratnagiri Bazar. Board the train at Ratnagiri Railway station.

07:40 hrs:

Break fast on board. Arrival at Bhoke Rly. Stn. and departure for Rai Jetty. by A.C. vehicle.

09:00 hrs:

Arrival at Rai Jetty.

09:00 to 11:30 hrs:

Boat ride from Rai Jetty to Jaigad jetty.

11:30 to 12:30 hrs:

Departure for Ganpatipule along Sea side Road.

12:30 hrs:

Arrival at Ganpatipule Resort.

12:30 to 14:30 hrs:

Cultural Programme, Lunch & free time at Ganapatipule.

14:45 hrs:

Departure for Ratanagiri by Lux. Bus.

15:45 hrs:

Arrival at Ratanagiri.

16:00 hrs:

Board the train. Dinner on board.
Day 03 - Friday- Sindhudurg, Tarkarli, Sawantwadi
Morning - Arrival at Sindhudurg Nagari Railway station.

Departure by A.C Bus, to Malvan Jetty, to witness Sindhudurg Sea Fort. From jetty proceed to Tarkarli beach resort for lunch & free time.

After lunch Back Water Cruise through the Tarkarli creek up to Kalse Jetty followed by visit to Sawantwadi town by bus to witness fabulous lacquer handicrafts, paintings and furniture at the town.

Late in the evening board the train at Sawantwadi railway station.

08:25 hrs:

Break fast on board. Arrival at Sindhudurg Nagari.

08:30 hrs:

Departure for Malvan Jetty by A.C coach.

09:30 hrs:

Arrival at Malvan Jetty.

09:30 to 11:00 hrs:

Visit to Sindhudurg Fort by Boat.

11:15 to 11:45 hrs:

Malvan Jetty to Tarkarli - By Bus.

11:45 to 14:30 hrs:

Cultural Programme, Lunch & Free time at Tarkarli Beach .

14:45 to 15:00 hrs:

At Tarkarli Jetty.

15:15 to 16:15 hrs:

Boat Cruise in Tarkarli Creek. Journey upto Walaval.

16:30 hrs:

Arrival at Walaval Jetty - By Bus to Sawantwadi.

16:30 to 17:30 hrs:

Arrival at Sawantwadi City .

17:30 to 18:30 hrs:

Visit to Shilpagram an art & craft bazar.

18:45 hrs:

Arrival at Sawantwadi Railway Station.

20:00 hrs:

Departure for Goa and Dinner on board.
Day 04 - Saturday - Goa
Morning arrival at Karmali - Goa . The most haunted tourist spots in India .

Board the bus to reach Old Goa to witness;

Basilica De Born Jesus, Se Cathedral, Se Cathedral and the Church of St. Francis of Assissi, that began as a mosque but now is an archaeological museum for Goan antiques. Proceed to Panjim by bus.

short walk in city and bazaar followed by lunch at Fort Aguada Beach Resort.

After lunch visits to;

Dona Paula & 250 years old House.

Late in the evening board the train from Madgaon railway station.

07:30 hrs:

Arrival at Karmali Railway Station. Break fast on board.

08:00 to 12:30 hrs:

Departure by A.C coach for Old Goa visit to (1) Basilica of Bom Jesus Church (2) Se Cathedral Church (3) St. Francis of Assissi a museum for Goan antiques and visit to Fontanhas the Latin quarters at Panjim.

12:30 hrs:

Departure for Hotel.

13:30 to 16:00 hrs:

Lunch and free time at beach.

16:15 hrs:

Departure for Madgaon Railway Station.

17:15 hrs:

Departure for Kolhapur . Dinner on board.

Day 05 - Sunday- Kolhapur, Pune

Arrival at Kolhapur , City, known as Karveer or Dakshin Kashi of Maharashtra . Situated on the banks of river Panchaganga

Board the bus to visit New Palace, a royal palace partly converted into museum, Bhawani Mandap (The Town Hall) witness traditional Martial Art An exquisitely carved Mahalaxmi Temple a temple of goddess Ambabai visited by millions pilgrims, Shalini Palace built of intricately carved black stone and Italian Marble stands on the west side of lake Rankala, watch cultural program and visit to handicraft stalls for perfect memorabilia.

At noon board the train at Kolhapur station to depart for Pune. Lunch onboard. Leisure time till evening.

Evening arrive at Pune, Board the bus to visit Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, houses variety of artifacts of the 17th, 18th & 19th Centuries. Board the train from Pune railway station. Dinner onboard.

07:00 hrs:

Breakfast on Board.

08:00 hrs:

Arrive at Kolhapur Rly.Station.

08:30 hrs:

Depart for Sightseeing by A/c. Coach -

Visit New Palace , Museum, Bhavani Mandap Mahalaxmi Temple & Shalini Palace- Watch cultural Programmes & Visit to Handicraft Stalls.

11:30 hrs:

Depart to Kolhapur Railway Stn.

11:45 hrs:

Return to Deccan Odyssey.

12:00 hrs:

Depart for Pune.

13:00 to 19:30 hrs:

Lunch & Leisure time on Board.

19:30 hrs:

Arrive at Pune Rly.Station.

19:45 hrs:

Depart by A/c. Coach Visit Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum .

21:15 hrs:

Depart to Railway Stn. Pune.

21:30 hrs:

Return to Deccan Odyssey.

21:45 hrs:

Depart for Aurangabad .

22:00 hrs:

Dinner on Board.
Day 06 - Monday - Aurangabad
Morning Arrival at Aurangabad station.

Proceed by road to witness;

Historical fort Daulatabad.

Ellora caves, a World Heritage site, having 34 cave temples dedicated to three different religion- Hinduism, Buddhism & Jainism.

Lunch and Cultural programme at Hotel Taj. After lunch visit to;

Shivaji Museum with weapons and antiques from the great Maratha Empire.

Bibi-ka-Maqbara, a replica of Taj Mahal is a grand piece of Moghul architecture.

Shopping Paithani, Himroo, Bidriwork from showrooms for a perfect memorabilia.

Late in the evening board the train from Aurangabad railway station....

08:30 hrs:

Break fast on board. Arrival at Aurangabad Railway Station.

08:30 to 10:00 hrs:

Departure by A.C coach. Visit to Daulatabad Fort.

10:00 to 10:30 hrs:

Departure for Ellora Caves .

10:30 to 12:30 hrs:

Visit to Ellora Caves .

12:30 to 13:15 hrs:

Departure for Aurangabad .

13:15 to 15:00 hrs:

Lunch and cultural programme at Aurangabad .

15:15 to 16:00 hrs:

Visit to Bibi-ka- Maqbara.

Optional: Back to train.

16:15 to 17:15 hrs:

Free time for shopping.

17:15 to 17:30 hrs:

Departure for Aurangabad Railway Station.

18:00 hrs:

Train Departs for Jalgaon. Dinner on board.
Day 07 - Tuesday - Ajanta & Nashik
Arrival at Jalgaon railway station. Board the bus to reach Fardapur resort.

After break fast proceed to visit renowned Buddhist caves of Ajanta a World Heritage Site to witness some of the finest paintings and sculptures of the second century AD.

At noon board the train at Bhusalwal railway station. Proceed to Nashik. Lunch on-board.

Arrive at Nashik railway station to visit Panchawati Ghat and Sula Winery Yard. Wine and dine at the winery yard. Late in the night board the train at Nashik railway station.

08:00 hrs:

Break fast on board. Arrival at Jalgaon.

08:15 to 09:15 hrs:

Departure by A.C coach for Ajanta Caves .

09:30 to 10:30 hrs:

Visit to Ajanta Caves .

10:45 to 12:00 hrs:

Departure for Jalgoan Railway Station.

13:15 hrs:

Departure for Nasik . Lunch on Board.

17:00 hrs:

Arrival at Nasik .

17:15 to 18:00 hrs:

Visit to Panchavati Ghat.

18:15 to 18:30 hrs:

Departure for Nasik & on board the train.

18:30 to 22:30 hrs:

Farewell Dinner on board the train.

22:30 hrs:

Departure for Mumbai.
Day 08 - Wednesday - Mumbai
Journey Ends. Enjoy the breakfast on board as the sun rises over the commercial capital of India. Alight at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in the morning. The royal journey is over, but the memory of which, will live on forever.

08:15 hrs:

Break fast on board.

Experience the finest and the best of train journeys of the world. The Deccan Odyssey is much more than mere luxury trains cruise.

Occupancy Type

April 2006 &

Sept 2006

(per person per night)

Total for 7 nights

(per person)

Single occupancy

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Double occupancy

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Triple occupancy

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Presidential Suite
Single occupancy

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Double occupancy

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Occupancy Type

Oct 2006 to March 2007

(per person per night)

Total for 7 nights

(per person)

Single occupancy

US $



Double occupancy

US $



Triple occupancy

US $


Presidential Suite
Single occupancy

US $



Double occupancy

US $



Occupancy Type

April 2007 &
Sept 2007
(per person per night)

Total for 7 nights

(per person)

Single occupancy

US $



Double occupancy

US $



Triple occupancy

US $


Presidential Suite
Single occupancy

US $



Double occupancy

US $



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.

Tariff is inclusive of travel/catering/conducted sight-seeing/ entrance fee at Monuments/Parks/Palaces/Cultural Programmes/ Boat Ride. The guest has to pay for video cameras, liquor, laundry and other items of personal nature.


10% Surcharge shall be levied on departure during Christmas/New Year.

Tariff Subject to change without notice.

Passenger reservations/cancellation on the Deccan Odyssey may be done as per the following terms and conditions :


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.

•  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.

•  A tourist on his own will make no refund or adjustment in the event of interruption of journey after the commencement of the tour.


Doctor on call at the next station and adequate safety and security arrangements.

Money exchange facility/credit cards. Complimentary mineral water on board/in the coach during sightseeing/ and at hotels.

Assistance for travel arrangements on completion of the tour. Voltage available on the train 110/230 V.

Booking can be made through agent/on Internet.


The two restaurant cars, serve a range of Indian, Continental, Maharashtrian, Goa and Chinese cuisines. Menus are changed seasonally.
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