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 INTRODUCATION TO DECCAN ODYSSEY  :- As the wind whispers through the halo of legends crowning the land of the mighty Marathas, a lone majestic whistle blows its salutation of honour as it gracefully traverses this land of fantastic fantasy. Welcome to the mesmerizing Maharashtra experience aboard the luxurious DECCAN ODYSSEY. SEE MAP OF DECCAN ODYSSEY CLICK HERE.
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If Europe is all-hearts for the Orient Express and Rajasthan is graced by the royal Palace on Wheels, Maharasthra echoes majestically with the Deccan Odyssey. Deccan Odyssey offers a train journey adorned in luxury, the luxury train Deccan Odyssey transports its guests on an unforgettable sojourn of a land shining in legions grandeur - serene beaches, magnificent forts & palaces, and experiencing heavenly tales etched in colossal rocks.

The weeklong Deccan Odyssey tour includes several exotic destinations covering the vast expanse of Maharashtra and a pinch of Goa - Mumbai, Ganpatipule, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Goa, Pune, Aurangabad, Ajanta and Ellora. Experience the finest and the best of rail / train journeys of the world. The Deccan Odyssey is much more than a mere luxury train cruise. It's a 'classical odyssey' of time beyond the realms of the present. Welcome aboard!

The Deccan Odyssey Luxury Train project is a joint venture of the Ministry of Railway, Government of India and the State Government of Maharashtra. This luxury train takes you on an unforgettable 7-day sojourn through the erstwhile kingdom of the Mahrattas. The interiors showcase the history and culture of Maharashtra. Facilities on board include channel music, intercom, cd/mp3 player, wall-to-wall carpeting, money exchange/credit cards facility, safety & security arrangements, health spa, bar, conference equipment.

Starting from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) in India's financial capital, Mumbai, the first stop is Bhoke (Ratnagiri), home to the luscious haphus (Alphonso) mango, King of Fruit. Relax as we introduce you to the backwaters of Maharashtra - yes, we have them too!.

Next, it's on to Sindhu Nagari, to visit the Ocean Fort at Sindhudurg. Lunch at the Tarkarli Beach Resort, where foreign luxury liners now make a regular stop.

Day Four is spent in Goa that little bit of Portugal in India.

From there, it's on to Pune, the cultural capital of Maharashtra. Get a taste of Maharashtrian culture, culminating with the son et lumiere show at Shaniwarwada.

Day Six and Seven take in the World Heritage sites of Ajanta, Aurangabad and Ellora.

Return via the Sula Winery near Nashik. All along the way, every comfort is provided for within the train.
 

Accommodation
13 fully air-conditioned deluxe saloons, each a combination of 4 twin bedded chambers with channel music, intercom, CD/MP3 player, attached toilets, running hot and cold water, shower, wall to wall carpeting and other amenities. Double bedded and Twin Bedded Rooms available.

A complimentary bottle of wine courtesy the Deccan Odyssey in all the rooms. The presidential suite has a bedroom, living room
 

Restaurants
Two lavish and beautifully done restaurants : Serve mouth watering Indian cuisines that would definitely make way to your heart through your stomach.

An exotic array of dishes to choose from various cuisines which are available
on the Deccan Odyssey

"Hi Mumbai"

A well stocked bar serves wine, liquor and spirits of Indian and International Brands, to keep you in `high spirits’

 

Business Center
Business Center equipped with Computers and internet connectivity

Conference Facilities
Conference car with all amenities and connectivity designed to match the best if you wish to have conference on board

The famous Ayurvedic Body Massage with Steam bath is available to rejuvenate you. 
 A Gymnasium is also there for your routine work outs.

Special assistance is available in the form of wheel chairs, crèches and a special attendant for manual assistance.

The Deccan Odyssey has exclusive non-smoking suite cars and separate suite cars for the guests who love to smoke.

Overview

• Two Presidential Suites
• 48 Deluxe suites
• Two Lounge & Conference Cars
• Specialty Restaurant & Bar
• Television & Cable Connections
• Central Disc Player
• Fax machines
• Cell Phones on demand
• Foreign Exchange Facilities
• Laundry Services
• 24- Hour Room Service
• Valet Attendant

DECCAN ODYSSEY TOUR PROGRAM

Day Frist

Time
Programme
16.40 hrs.
Departure for Bhoke from C.S.T.
20.00 hrs. onwards 
Dinner on board.

Day Second

Time
Programme
07.00 hrs. onwards
Breakfast on board.
07.40 hrs.

Arrival at Bhoke Station.

08.15 hrs.
Depart for Rai Jetty by A/C Coach.
09.30 hrs.
Boat Cruise to Jaigarh Jetty on back waters.
12.00 hrs.
Leave for Ganpatipule by Beach Road.
13.00 hrs.
Lunch at Ganpatipule Beach Resort.
15.30 hrs.
Cultural program and leisure time at Ganpatipule.
15.45 hrs.
Visit to Lord Ganesh temple & Depart for the Ratnagiri.
16.45 hrs.
Return to Deccan Odyssey.
17.00 hrs.
Depart for Sindhunagari.
20.00 hrs.
Dinner on Board.

Day Three
Time
Programme 
07.00 hrs. onwards
Breakfast on board.
08.00 hrs.
Depart for Malvan Jetty by A/C Coach.
09.30 hrs.
Visit Sindhudurg Fort by boat.
11.30 hrs.
Return to depart for the Tarkarli Resort.
12.00 hrs.
Arrive at Tarkarli Beach Resort.
14.30 hrs.
Lunch and Leisure time up to.
14.45 hrs.
Depart for Walaval by boat cruise on Tarkarli Creek back waters.
16.00 hrs.
Arrive at Walaval Jetty.
16.30 hrs.
Walk-through village market and visit to Ancient Temple by coach to Sawantwadi.
17.30 hrs.
Arrival  Sawantwadi and visit Shilpgram and Art & Craft center. Experience the handicrafts, artisans at work, Cultural show, Cooking demonstration of the Regional delicious and food tasting.
19.15 hrs.
Return to Deccan Odyssey train and depart for Goa.
20.30 hrs.
Dinner on board.

 Day Four

Time
Programme
07.00 hrs. onwards 
Breakfast on board.
08.00 hrs.
Arrive at Karmali Railway Station.
08.15 hrs.
Sightseeing by A/C. coach for Old Goa visit to Basilica of Born Jesus Church, Se Cathedral Church, St. Francis of Assissi a Museum of Goan antiques and visit to Fontanhas the Latin quarters at Panjim.
13.00 hrs.
Arrival at Beach Hotel (South Goa) for Lunch.
16.00 hrs.
Lunch and Leisure time up to.
16.15 hrs.
Depart for Madgoan Railway Station.
16.45 hrs.
Return to Deccan Odyssey.
17.15 hrs.
Depart for Pune.
20.00 hrs.
Dinner on board.

Day Five

Time
Programme
07.00 hrs. onwards 
Breakfast on board.
08.15 hrs.
Arrival at Pune Railway Station. 
09.00 hrs.

Sightseeing by A/C Coach, Visit Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Shaniwar Wada, Drive past Synegouge, Agha Khan Palace.

13.00 hrs.

Lunch and Leisure time.

14.30 hrs.
Depart to Railway Station Pune.
14.45 hrs.

Return to Deccan Odyssey.

15.00 hrs.

Depart for Aurangabad.

20.00 hrs.
Dinner on board.

Day Six

Time
Programme
07.00 hrs. onwards 
Breakfast on board.
08.00 hrs.
Depart for Local Sightseeing by A/C Coach. Visit Daulatabad Fort, the Ellora caves. 
12.30 hrs.
Depart for Aurangabad for Lunch.
15.00 hrs.
Lunch and free time at the hotel.
15.30 hrs.
Visit to Bibi-Ka-Maqbara and free time for shopping.
17.15 hrs.
Return to Deccan Odyssey.
18.00 hrs.
Departure for Jalgaon for Ajanta Caves.
20.00 hrs.
Dinner on board.

Day Sevan

Time
Programme
06.30 hrs.
Early Breakfast on Board.
07.30 hrs.
Visit Ajanta Caves by A/C Coach.
13.00 hrs.
Return to Deccan Odyssey.
13.15 hrs.
Depart for Nasik.
13.30 hrs.

Lunch & Leisure time on Board.

17.00 hrs.

Arrive at Nasik. Visit the Panchwati Ghats and Asian Temples.

20.30 hrs.
Return to the Deccan Odyssey and Dinner on board.
22.30 hrs.
Depart for Mumbai.

Day Eight

Time Programme
07.00 hrs.
Breakfast on board.
07.30 hrs.
Arrive at Mumbai CST.
08.15 hrs.
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Schdule Of 2005 To 2006

7 Nights Deccan Odyssey Train Tour Departures-Ex. Mumbai FOR 2005
Month Departure Dates
2005 Departures -
February 2005 02,09,16,23
March 2005 02, 09,16, 23, 30
April 2005 On Request
No Tour Service May to August
October 2005 12,19, 26
November 2005 02, 09,16, 23, 30
December 2005 07,14, 21*, 28*
7 Nights Deccan Odyssey Train Tour Departures-Ex. Mumbai FOR 2006
2005 Departures -
January 2006 04,11,18, 25
February 2006 01, 08,15, 22
March 2006 01,08,15, 22, 29
April 2006 On Request