Experience the Classic Train 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.
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 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 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.
Day 1 - Wednesday: Mumbai
The time has come for you to undertake a journey way back in time. Welcome to Mumbai, a city of dreams that 300 years ago was an agglomeration of seven islands.
Day 2 - Thursday: Jaigadh, Ganapatipule, Ratnagiri and Bhatye Beach
This romantic journey brings you to Jaigad Jetty, situated at the foothills of the Jaigad Fort. And at a short distance stands the legendary Jaigad Fort, high and proud on a cliff with a spectacular view of the ocean and Ganapatipule, the next destination.
Day 3 - Friday: Sindhudurg. Tarkarli. Sawantwadi
Next day the train chugs in to the tip of the Konkan coast, Sindhudurg Nagari Railway station. A luxury AC bus transfers you to Malvan Jetty from the station. Settle in a comfortable boat, arranged just for you, and enjoy the mesmerizing view of flora, birds and caressing waves on the ride to Sindhudurg Fort.
Day 4 - Saturday: Goa
As the train pulls in to Goa, get ready to explore an exotic destination frequented by tourists from all corners of the globe. Brilliant lush green fields surrounding village and hamlets, white washed churches standing out against occasional empty patches of startling red soil.
Day 5 - Sunday: Pune
Next morning, the royal train pulls into Pune, the erstwhile capital of Maratha. Also known as the cultural capital of the state, it is hometown of famous poets, writers, singers and artists. After a royal breakfast in the train, step out to discover this early home of Shivaji, the great Maratha warrior.
Day 6 - Monday: Aurangabad
Next morning, travelling along the rolling hills and picturesque ruins of the past, you travel way back in time to Aurangabad. Founded by Aurangzeb, Aurangabad's heritage is rich and varied.
Day 7 - Tuesday: Ajanta & Nashik
Alight at Jalgaon railway station and travel to Fardapur resort. After a royal break fast depart for T-Junction in a luxury AC bus. Board the MSRTC eco-friendly bus and it's time to travel back in time. Soon, you will find yourself surrounded by dramatic views of the Waghora valley where the Ajanta Caves are located. Older than the Ellora caves (200 BC to 650 AD) they are also cut from the volcanic lava of the Deccan Trap in a steep crescent shaped hillside.
Day 8 - Wednesday: Mumbai
Enjoy the breakfast on board as the sun rises over the commercial capital of India. Alight at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in the morning enriched with the rich legacy of this land. The royal journey is over, but the memory of which, will live on forever.
Deccan Odyssey Booking Information & Tariff Plan
TARIFF PER PERSON PER NIGHT
(Half fare for children between 5 and 12 years)
||January'2004 to March'2004
October'2004 to March'2004
|April 2004 & April 2005
* Subject to change without notice
Any leg of minimum of 3 nights subject to availability will be given at the above-mentioned rates. Thus Mumbai-Goa and Goa-Mumbai sector will be sold as available segments to clients.
If however, the client undertakes the day programme at Goa & Mumbai, an extra $ 100 USD per person will be charged.
Indian passengers can pay in equivalent Rupee amount against US $ at the exchange rate prevalent at the time of payment. Tariff is inclusive of travel/catering/conducted sight-seeing/ entrance fee at Monuments/Parks/Palaces/Cultural Programmes/ Boat Ride. The guest has to pay for video cameras, liquor, laundry and other items of personal nature.
Note : 10% Surcharge shall be levied on departure during Christmas/New Year.
- 25% of ticket value at the time of booking
- 75% of ticket value 45 days before departure of the tour
Cancellation must be advised by Fax/E-mail/Letter to Indian Holiday Pvt. Ltd.
- 10% of the Ticket Value if the request is received before 60 days.
- 25% of Ticket Value if cancellation is received within a period of 45-59 days from schedule date of departure.
- 40% of ticket value if cancellation request is received within the period of 24-44 days from schedule date of departure.
- 60% of ticket value if cancellation request is received within the period of 8-23 days from schedule date of departure.
- 100% of ticket value if cancellation request is received within the period of 7 days or before the schedule date of departure.