01: Mumbai (Arrival)
Welcome aboard the Deccan Odyssey.Assemble at the Chhatrapati Shivaji
Terminus at around 1530 hours to complete the registration process and
check in formalities for the Maharashtra Splendor journey. 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
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- 'mιthode
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
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
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
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.