Tour Duration: 7 Days
Deccan Odyssey tour takes you on a journey through the historic kingdom of the Marathas. The Deccan Odyssey tour is a journey like no other. Cocooned in royal style, travelers on this luxury train travel on a weeklong journey across Maharashtra and Goa.
The seven day tour itinerary includes several exotic destinations covering the expanse of Maharashtra on Mumbai-Konkan-Goa-Pune-Aurangabad route, returning to Mumbai via Nashik.
Day one begins with Ganapatiphule; followed by a tour of the historic forts and temples in the area. All meals will reflect the special cuisine of this coastal region.
Day two will take tourists on an excursion to Sindhudurg, the ocean fort. This one-time naval base still embodies the defiant spirit of the Marathas, followed by a trip to the beautiful village of Tarkarli, nestled amid languid Suru trees.
Day three will find the train pulling lazily into what is one of the most frequented tourist spots in India, Goa. It boasts of a number of stunning beaches, historic churches and temples, among many other attractions. Passengers will revel in a traditional Goan cultural extravaganza on a luxury boat cruise down the meandering Mandovi River.
Day four The Deccan Odyssey will proceed to Pune - erstwhile capital of Maharashtra and the seat of power of the Peshwas, the prime ministers of Maharashtra. The excursion to the battle-scarred yet intimidating Sinhagad fort will make tourists relive an earlier era of battles. From a fort to a palace, The Aga Khan Palace is the next stop.
Day five finally brings the train to Aurangabad. A place abundant with Mughal architecture, rich food and lavish experiences. Besides, the Ellora caves, a World Heritage site, tourists will be greeted by the Bibi ka Maqbara, a mausoleum built as a replica of the Taj Mahal.
Day six will find passengers at the renowned Buddhist caves of Ajanta. Now a World Heritage Site, the caves at Ajanta will take you back in time to the second century AD, which sports some stunning paintings and sculptures.
Day seven the final leg of this novel journey brings its passengers to Mumbai, the commercial capital of India. Passengers may witness glimpses of a rich and ancient past. Sightseeing encompasses trips to the Gateway of India, built to welcome King George V and Queen Mary and an excursion to the Elephanta caves. This heritage site completes your fascinating Deccan Odyssey.
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