Jewels of the Deccan Journey

Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days

Destinations Covered: Mumbai | Bijapur | Aihole | Pattadakal | Hampi | Hyderabad | Ellora Caves | Ajanta Caves | Mumbai

Deccan Odyssey  Train is all set to take you Along  the real jewels of India. With Jewels of Deccan, get ready to explore the true Charm of India, that lies in its Famous tourist destinations. Visit the historic and Gigantic monuments at Bijapur, Offer Prayers at holy shrines of Aihole and Pattadakal, Relish sightseeing at Badami, Experience the architectural marvels of Hampi, Buy bangles and ittars in Hyderabad and visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites- Ajanta and Ellora Caves. Get an insight of India’s glorious history and rich culture with this royal Sojourn. Welcome to the Deccan Odyssey.

Tour Highlights :

  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites- Aihole, Badami, Hampi and Pattadakal.
  • Experience the culinary delights of the Nizams of Hyderabad.
  • Walk through the bustling bazaars of Hyderabad and pick up souvenirs.
  • Enjoy the Caves of Ajanta & Ellora.
  • Visit of Gol Gumbaj – World’s second largest Dome.

Deccan Odyssey – Jewels of the Deccan Journey

2018-19 Season Tariff

Jewels of the Deccan

Per Cabin Per Journey Price for 7 Nights / 8 Days Journey

COST PER CABIN (Taxes extra) For Foreigners
Occupancy TypePersonsDeluxe CabinPresidential Suite
On Single OccupancyOneUSD 6100USD 13210.
On Double OccupancyTwoUSD 8750USD 13210
2 Childen, Sparate CabinTwoUSD 6565USD 6565
COST PER CABIN (Taxes extra) For Indians
Occupancy TypePersonsDeluxe CabinPresidential Suite
On Single OccupancyOneINR 427000INR 924700
On Double OccupancyTwoINR 612500INR 924700
2 Childen, Sparate CabinTwoINR 459550INR 459550
NOTE :

  • All Costs are in USD & INR
  • The above costs are per cabin per Journey.
  • Presidential Suite can accommodate up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (Applicable for Children below 12 years
  • As the train runs on the tracks of the Indian Railways, the itineraries are subject to change incase of any changes in the routing etc.
  • Prices are subject to change incase of any amendment in the routing or other hikes such as fuel,taxes etc.
  • 5.00% GST is additional and will be charged extra on the published tariff
  • Prices are subject to change incase of any amendment in the routing or other hikes such as fuel, taxes etc.
  • Child rates are applicable from 6 to 12 years
Departure Dates
MonthDepartures
Sep 2018
Oct 20186
Nov 2018
Dec 20181,29
Jan 2019
Feb 201916
March 2019
April 201920
May 2019
Boarding details
Meeting PointChatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station, Mumbai at 1530 hours
BoardingChatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station, Mumbai
Departure at1640 hours
Disembarking atChatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station, Mumbai at 0815 hours

The booking policies:

  • You are required to pay 20% of ticket value at the time of booking confirmation.
  • Rest 80% of the ticket value is to be paid 45 days before departure.

 The cancellation policies applicable to the Deccan Odyssey are:

  • Any cancellation must be advised immediately by Email and subsequently confirmed by letter to the Central Reservation Division
  • If the cancellation is made 60 days prior to departure, no cancellation charges.
  • 20% of ticket value 45-59 days prior to departure.
  • 50% of ticket value 30-44 days prior to departure.
  • 100% ticket value will be retained, if cancelled 29 days prior to commencement of Train journey.

Child Policy

  • Deccan Odyssey does accommodate children but we ask parents to be mindful of the sophisticated adult atmosphere we endeavor to maintain.
  • One child up to 5 years of age shall be allowed free of cost in the Deluxe Cabin, subject to sharing of double bed with parents. This is subject to availability of double bed at the time of booking.
  • For families, with a child between 6-12 years of age, or, with two children with one child below 5 years and another between 6-12 years, we recommend the Presidential Suite which has a double bed in the bedroom and can be shared with a child below 5 years and a sofa cum bed in the living room which can accommodate the older child. In this case, the child/children will be accommodated free of cost.
  • In case of two children between 6-12 years of age travelling with their parents, you will have to take 2 cabins. The first child pays 25% of the adult fare and the second child will have to pay 50% of the adult fare. One of the parents will have to be present with the child / children in the cabin.
  • Please note that we do not have the facility for interconnecting cabins.
  • All applicable taxes will be charged extra.

INCLUSIONS

  • Overnight Stay & travel onboard train in Exclusive AC sleeping chambers with private attached bathrooms.
  • Daily 3 meals(wide array or vegetarian & non non vegetarian cuisine).
  • Packaged drinking water.
  • Guided off train excursions and game drives as illustrated in the itinerary – inclusive of entrance fees, park fees, transport and services of an English speaking local guide
  •  Valet Service
  • Still Camera & Entrance fees at monuments & wild life parks.
  • Airport Transfers.

EXCLUSIONS

  • Taxes, Insurance , Gratuities
  • Laundry, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft beverages during non meal hours
  • Video and professional Still Camera fees
  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • International and Domestic air tickets
  • Pre and Post tour accommodation and any tour extensions unless specifically mentioned as a part of the journey.
  • Day 01 Arrival atMumbai

    Arrival at International Airport after the custom formalities meet our mta representative, and transfer to railway station , Enjoy the royal and traditional Indian welcome by the staff followed by a refreshing drink. Later, you are taken to your respective cabins. Settle and relax as the Deccan Odyssey as the train leaves for Bijapur in Karnataka. Dinner and overnight stay.
  • Day 02 Bijapur

    Today morning enjoy your breakfast, as the luxury train rolls into Bijapur. Established by Kalyani Chalukyas between 10th and 11th centuries, Bijapur is a popular city in Karnataka. It is the historic capital of Sultans of Deccan. When Bijapur was under the support of Adil Shah dynasty, the city was one among the renowned cities of the country surpassing great cities like that of Agra and Delhi. In fact, with the generous support of Adil Shahi Sultans, Bijapur was majorly flocked by scholars, poets, painters, dancers, calligraphers, musicians and Sufi saints. Later, the place was also titled as the 'Palmyra of the Deccan'. Begin your trip with a visit to the first attraction, Gol Gumbaz; the second largest tomb in the world and mausoleum of Adil Shah, the Sultan of Bijapur. As the name suggests, the Gol Gumbaz is a round dome, the structure of the dome celebrates the success of Deccan architecture. The dome constitutes of a circular gallery, which has an amazing aspect of echoing, every little murmur. Later, you proceed ahead to Jumma Masjid (one of the first mosques of India), Malik-e-Maidan (the largest medieval canon in the world), Mehtar Mahal (it is a 17th century ornamental entrance to a mosque), Ibrahim Rouza (one of the Islamic monuments comprising of a 24 m high minarets). Get back to the comforts of Deccan Odyssey for lunch. While you savor delicious lunch, enjoy the striking passing landscape from your cabins. The luxury train further heads to Aihole and Pattadakal. Dinner and night stay onboard.
  • Day 03 Aihole – Pattadakal

    Third day is set out to explore the holy shrines and age-old attractions of Aihole and Pattadakal. Here, you get to see temples built by Chalukyan kings. Proceed to Pattadakal, which boasts of a mélange of South Indian (Dravidian) and North Indian (Nagara) construction styles. Return back to relish lunch onboard. After lunch, you can opt for a short trip to impressive weaving village of Guledgudda, where you can see hand and power looms of Ilkal and Khan. Get familiarize with the weaving process. If not this, you can enjoy sightseeing at Badami, its rock-cut caves and beautifully sculptured temples. Dinner and night stay onboard Deccan Odyssey and continue your journey to Hampi.
  • Day 04 Hampi

    Today morning, have your breakfast as the train reaches Hospet. Visit the well-known World Heritage Site- Hampi, which is extremely popular for its brilliant constructions of ancient monuments. First you visit the most important attraction of Hampi, Narasimha statue. Later, you head to Mustard Ganesh. Here, you can see an elephant God statue. Enjoy the architectural splendors around and take a long walk along the banks of the Tungabhadra River. After visiting Virupaksha Temple, you proceed to visit Vittala Temple, which exhibits the architecture of Vijayanagara Empire. Travel back to Hospet for lunch on the luxury train. Take rest and again get ready to explore Royal Center at Hampi. The center constitutes of courtly and military structures that were once the citadel of Vijayanagara Kings. Thereafter, you visit Queen's Bath (ancient-royal stepped tank), Mahanavami Dibba or great platform, Hazararama Temple, Queens Enclosure along with its Lotus Mahal and the Elephant stables. As soon as you are done with exploring in and around Hampi, get back to Hospet Station to board Deccan Odyssey. Dinner and overnight stay onboard as Deccan Odyssey progresses for Hyderabad.
  • Day 05 Hyderabad

    On day five, Deccan Odyssey enters Hyderabad, which is famed as the royal city of Nizams. Formerly, Hyderabad was named after Bhagmati, who was the Hindu wife of Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, later changed to Islam religion with a name Hyder Mahal. Take your breakfast and proceed to visit Golconda; the epitome of Nizami culture and grandeur. It is a mud fort which became the seat of Qutub Shahi dynasty. Return to the comforts of the luxury train for lunch and some rest. You may also stroll around the vibrant bazaars of Hyderabad, where you can put your hands on shopping articles such as pearls, lace bangles and ittars. During lunch time, savor the popular food of Hyderabad, mouth-watering Biryani. Later, you head to explore the Falaknuma Palace.
  • Day 06 Aurangabad – Ellora Caves

    The Deccan Odyssey arrives Aurangabad this morning. The city has been named after the last Great Mughal emperor, Aurangzeb. Because of the same, one can spot major Mughal influences in every nook and corner of the city. Aurangabad is home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ellora Caves. Have your breakfast and then drive towards the exceptional Ellora Caves. The caves are considered one of the finest examples of cave-temple architecture in India. The site includes 34 rock-cut caves that represent Hindu, Buddhist and art that dates back to the 4th to 5th century AD. There are 12 Buddhist caves to the south, 17 Hindu caves in the center, and the 5 Jain caves to the north. The most important attraction of the caves is the Kailash temple. The temple is believed to be a replica of Shiva's celestial abode on Mt. Kailash. Get back to the Deccan Odyssey for lunch. Have a look at the picture perfect landscape of Maharashtra and its surroundings. Sit back and relax for the evening. Savor your favorite cocktail along with luxurious dinner. Take some rest as Deccan Odyssey proceeds towards Jalgaon. Dinner on board & Overnight stay on Deccan Odyssey.
  • Day 07 Ajanta Caves

    As you enjoy your breakfast onboard, the Deccan Odyssey arrives at the Jalgaon station. Disembark and drive to the Ajanta Caves, another UNESCO World Heritage site. The site of Ajanta Caves includes 30 rock-cut Buddhist caves that have been beautifully carved. All the caves feature sculptures and paintings of Buddhist religious art. Savor lunch onboard the Deccan Odyssey. After having your lunch, disembark and pay a visit to a Mahatma Gandhi's memorial, who was one of the most important leaders of the country. There is much to learn at the Gandhi Teerth that pays honor to the man who walked on the path of non-violence. The man who quoted "My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realizing Him." In the evening, enjoy a sun downer while watching the real beauty of rural India. Have dinner onboard the Deccan Odyssey as the train leaves for the last stop, Mumbai.Dinner on board.Overnight stay on Deccan Odyssey Luxury Train.
  • Day 08 Mumbai (Departure)

    This early morning, have your breakfast and then disembark at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai. Say goodbye to the Deccan Odyssey as your luxurious journey comes to an end. then transfer to international Airport for onward destination with unforgettable memories.

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