Maharashtra Splendor Journey

Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days

Destinations Covered: Mumbai | Nashik | Aurangabad (Ellora Caves) | Ajanta Caves | Kolhapur | Goa | Sindhudurg | Mumbai

One of the prime luxury trains, Deccan Odyssey takes you on an 8-days Imperial Journey through Amazing destinations of India. The Tour  includes visit to the Wine capital of India- Nashik, colorful Kolhapur, India’s party capital- Goa, Aurangabad and Jalgaon known for housing UNESCO World Heritage Sites Ajanta & Ellora Caves and the holy city of Ratnagiri. Get ready to travel through the most Vibrant  side of India in a royal passage. Welcome to the Deccan Odyssey.

Tour Highlight:-

  • Accommodation in double / twin bedded cabin with en suite bathrooms
  • Soft Beverages during meals(B, L,D)
  • Valet Service
  • Still Camera fees
  • 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.
  • To and fro transfer from Airpoet to Railway Station.

Deccan Odyssey – Maharashtra Splendour Journey

2018-19 Season Tariff

Mahrashtra Splendour Journey

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 201829
Oct 2018
Nov 20182,24
Dec 201822
Jan 201919
Feb 20199,23
March 201916
April 201913,27
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.

INCLUSION

  • 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.

EXCLUSION

  • Professional/Video Camera fees at monuments
  • Room Service
  • Alcoholic & Non Alcoholic beverages
  • Use of Spa & business car facility
  • Telephone calls,
  • Laundry
  • Tips
  • Pre and Post tour accommodation and any tour extensions unless specifically mentioned as a part of the journey.
  • Day 01 Mumbai (Arrival)

    Arrival at International Airport after the custom formalities meet our mta representative, and transfer to railway station ,Enjoy a traditional welcome and later savor a refreshing welcome drink.After completing all the formalities, settle in as the Deccan Odyssey leaves from Mumbai to Nashik.Enjoy dinner onboard and stay overnight.
  • Day 02 Nashik

    Deccan Odyssey reaches the holy city of Nashik this morning. Munch your breakfast onboard and then disembark to enjoy a stroll along the Godavari Ghats. Observe different Hindu rituals being performed at the Ghat. Further, walk through the market set by the Ghats. Right from vegetables to cow dung cakes, lentils to dried seafood, everything is sold in the market. Later, drive towards Grover Zampa vineyards and take a tour into the one of the finest Indian wine producing vineyards. Have a look at the vines lined up with Chenin, Chardonnay and Shiraz grapes. The tour gives you an insight of the ancient methods- 'méthode traditionnelle' that are still used for preparing the best sparkling wines in India. The sommelier at the vineyard will serve you from the finest collections of white, red, rose and sparkling wines. Pair your favorite wine with some delicious food. After enjoying your lunch, get back to the Deccan Odyssey. Deccan Odyssey leaves for Aurangabad.Dinner on board & Stay overnight on Deccan Odyssey.
  • Day 03 Aurangabad – Ellora Caves

    This morning, Deccan Odyssey enters Aurangabad, the industrial town of Maharashtra. Taking its name from the last Great Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb, the city features Mughal culture in every nook and corner. Savor your breakfast onboard and then disembark. Start driving towards Ellora Caves, UNESCO World Heritage Site and the star attraction of Aurangabad. One of the finest examples of cave temple architecture in India, the site of Ellora Caves has 34 rock-cut shrines that represent Buddhist, Jain and Hindu art that date back to the 4th and 5th centuries AD. There 12 Buddhist caves to the south, 17 Hindu caves in the center and 5 Jain caves to the north. The star attraction of the caves is Kailash temple, which is believed to be a replica of Lord Shiva's celestial abode on Mt. Kailash. Enjoy lunch onboard as the Deccan Odyssey. Lay back and relax with your favorite cocktails from the bar onboard. Follow this by some delicious food and take rest. Deccan Odyssey leaves for Jalgaon where you get to visit the spectacular Ajanta Caves.Dinner on board & Overnight on Deccan Odyssey.
  • Day 04 Ajanta Caves

    As you treat yourself with delicious breakfast onboard, the Deccan Odyssey arrives at Jalgaon station. Disembark after having your breakfast and start driving to Ajanta Caves, another UNESCO World Heritage site. The site has 30 rock-cut Buddhist caves that are beautifully carved and feature sculptures and paintings of Buddhist religious art. These paintings and sculptures depict universal pictorial art. Savor lunch onboard the Deccan Odyssey as it leaves for the colorful city of Kolhapur. Take some rest for the day and enjoy recreational activities onboard. Watch a movie or enjoy a game of carrom or get a relaxing massage in the spa on board. In the evening, enjoy your favorite drink with dinner. Dinner on board & Overnight on Deccan Odyssey.
  • Day 05 Kolhapur

    Have a look at the surroundings of Maharashtra as the Deccan Odyssey rolls into the city of Kolhapur. Relish breakfast onboard and spend some time at leisure. Disembark for a city tour of Kolhapur after having your lunch onboard. Pay a visit to the New Palace Museum, a beautiful octagonal Palace that dates back to the 19th century. Flip back the pages of Kolhapur's history with the architecture of the palace. Visit the Town Hall Museum, which is a somber neo-Gothic building. Go for some shopping at the local market of Kolhapur. Buy yourself a pair of beautifully handcrafted Kolhapuri chappals, the main attraction of the city. Leave for your special venue where you will be served tea. Enjoy Lavanya Sandhya, a folk performance. Seek blessings at Mahalakshmi temple, 1300 year old temple, also known as Shakti Pethas. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Shakti, the consort of Lord Vishnu. Post this, witness a traditional martial arts performance called 'Mardani Khel'. Return back to the Deccan Odyssey for dinner. The Deccan Odyssey departs for India's party capital, Goa. Dinner on board & Overnight on Deccan Odyssey.
  • Day 06 Goa

    Today, you arrive in India's most happening state, Goa. Have your breakfast and then get down and begin with Goa's sightseeing tour. Drive to Fontainhas, the Latin Quarters in Panjim that has some well-preserved houses built in complete Portuguese style of architecture. Explore the culture and architecture of the Portuguese with UNESCO World Heritage Walk around Fontainhas. Thereafter, leave for Ribandar, the erstwhile capital of Goa. Take a walk through ancient churches and the ruins of the St. Augustine tower which was once the pride of Goa. Enjoy a drive to the Sahakari spice plantation for a traditional Goan feast which is a meal taking major influence from 400 years Old Portuguese rule. Feni, shrimps, kingfish and mackerel are most important portions of the meal. After lunch, enjoy a Goan folk performance and a tour of the spice plantation. Take a sneak peek into Goan life with a visit to an Old Portuguese house. Go back to the Deccan Odyssey for dinner as it departs leaves for Ratnagiri. Have a look at one of the most scenic railway route as the Deccan Odyssey transverses through the Konkan region. Dinner on board.Overnight on Deccan Odyssey.
  • Day 07 Sindhudurg

    On day 7 of the journey, the train enters Sindhudurg, placed on a rugged island, just off the coast of Malvan. Savor breakfast on-board the train. Later, disembark the Deccan Odyssey for exploring the holy town of Sindhudurg. Back to the luxury train for lunch, followed by second leg of sightseeing. Return to the train in the evening. As the train starts its journey back to Mumbai, enjoy dinner.Overnight stay on Deccan Odyssey.
  • Day 08 Mumbai (Departure)

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

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