For the aim of promoting tourism in Maharashtra, the introduction of Luxury Deccan Odyssey was done in 2005.

It was done by the collaboration between the Maharashtra government and Indian Railways, with the catering management being handled by Taj Group of Hotels. Deccan Odyssey Train is air conditioned centrally, offering the comforts of travel in luxurious style in suites and deluxe cabins, with all rooms having bathrooms attached. On the train, there are facilities such as saloons for dining car, spa with ayurveda facility, bar lounge, conference rooms, and mini gym. In India, the idea of a trip in luxury train is that people can travel from one place to another in luxurious settings, with private chambers for sleeping and enjoy the various sightseeing destinations in the places that they visit, guided through the process by a person explaining things in English. Deccan Odyssey takes tourists through the Sindhudurg Sea Fort built during the medieval times, churches and beaches of Goa, soaking in the splendor of Kolhapur’s martial arts and cultural shows and the famous Ajanta and Ellora Caves, which are declared as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

8 Days/7 Nights Deccan Odyssey Train Tour Program Ex Mumbai

Day 1: Wed : Mumbai Depart

Arrive at CST of Mumbai by 3.00 p.m. at the Railway Terminus.

Since the train departs at 4.30 p.m., the formalities of check-in have to be completed.

After the train starts in its journey, dinner is served.

Day 2: Thurs: Sea Fort and Beaches

Train reaches railway station of Sindhudurg at around 7.30 p.m.

Breakfast is served on board at 8 a.m. and then Malvan jetty is reached by A/C bus .

Next in the visit is the Sea Fort of Sindhudurg, reached by boat.

Then the Tarkali beach is reached by driving where lunch is served and tourists can be at leisure.In the evening, excursions are taken to the factory of Cashew nut in Dharampur Village.

Deccan Odyssey is reached back by 6.15 p.m, which is at Kudul Railway station.

By 6.30 pm, the train departs and it is time for dinner.

Day 3: Fri: Goa

Next morning at around 7.30 am, train reaches Karmali Railway station.

After the serving of breakfast in the train, tourists start by 8 a.m. for the UNESCO World heritage Sites and for some of the structures built during 16th century including Portuguese churches.

By 12.45 pm, they return to Verna Railway Station for travel in Deccan Odyssey.

Lunch is served on the train and tourists can relax and go for leisure.

By evening 4:15 pm tourists travel to resort along the beach for cultural shows and dinner.

Tourists return to Deccan Odyssey by 9:15 pm at the Verna Railway Station.

Night time is spent in a stationary condition at the same railway station, in Goa.

Day 4: Sat: Goa

At this station, tourists start after breakfast by 9:30 am, for touring Ponda Spice plantations and Mangeshi Hindu Temple.

Lunch is in traditional style of Goa in farm house at the plantation.

Next visit is to the village of Chandoli, where the Menezes Braganza House is visited built in 16th century.

Boarding of Deccan Odyssey is done at 6:30 pm at Madgaon Railway Station.

By 7 pm train departs and dinner is served.

Day 5: Sun: Kolhapur Town

Deccan Odyssey reaches by 7:30 a.m. at station of Kolhapur.

Breakfast is served on the train and by air conditioned buses, Kolhapur Town is reached by 12:30 pm    At this place, the sites visited are museum, 19th century Shalini Palace, Mahalaxmi temple.

Cultural programs and martial arts shows are enjoyed in the evening, followed which they go to various stalls of handicrafts.

By next day 12:30 noon, tourists return back to Deccan Odyssey at Kolhapur Railway Station and by 12:45 pm, train leaves the station.

On board lunch is provided and remaining day is spent in leisure on train.

In the evening, there is a scheduled stop for technical reasons in Pune railway station at about 7:30 p.m. for 15 minutes.

Dinner is then provided on board.

Day 6: Mon: Ellora Caves and Aurangabad

Next morning by 6:45 pm train reaches the station of Daulatabad.

Breakfast is served on board and then by 7:45 a.m., tourists proceed on AC buses for 14th century Daulatabad Hill Fort.

Then the visit is done to Ellora Cave complex, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built during the period from 8th century till 12th century AD.

For lunch, arrangements are done in a 5 star hotel in Aurangabad.

In the afternoon, the Bibi Ka Maqbara is visited, which was built in 18th century and then the free time is spent in shopping.

By evening 5:30 p.m., railway station is reached and dinner is served.

Train leaves station by 10 p.m.

Day 7: Tue: Ajanta Caves and Nasik

Bhusawal Railway Station is reached at 7 a.m.

Breakfast is served early on the train and by 7:30 a.m., AC buses take the tourists to the sites of Ajanta caves, which have been declared as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Which date back to the 2nd Century Then the tourists go back to Deccan Odyssey stationed at Jalgaon station by 12:45 pm noon and train starts moving by 1:15 pm.

The next station to reach is Nasik by 5 p.m. where temples along the Godavari river are visited.

Train is reached by 7:30 p.m. at station of Deolali.

By 10:30 p.m. the train departs after serving of dinner on the train.

Day 8: Wed: Return To Mumbai

By next morning 7:30 am tourists reach Mumbai’s CST railway station.

After having breakfast tourists can check out by 8:15 am.

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