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Deccan Odyssey - The India Maharaja
Travel across the heart of India, through the land of the brave Marathas, on a Deccan Odyssey. Journey back in time and relive the luxury of a regal age on the royal luxury train - the Deccan Odyssey, in India.

As the whistle of the Deccan Odyssey luxury train blows and its wheels roll along the track, you're set to start on an exciting luxury train journey, on a Deccan Odyssey India Tour.

Duration : 8 Days / 7 Nights
Destinations : Mumbai - Sindhudurg - Tarkarli - Sawantwadi - Goa - Pune - Aurangabad - Ajanta & Nasik - Mumbai

Day 01 (Wednesday) : Mumbai
The train starts its journey from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai in the evening.

Mumbai - The Indian film city is famous for Gateway of India built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V & Queen Mary for the Delhi Durbar. Prince of Wales Museum exhibits antique articles of art, sculpture, china, rare coins, weaponry & miniatures. Kamala Nehru Park & Hanging Gardens are cool while Marine Drive is the hip-hop area of the town with the top-notch night life.

Day 02 (Thursday) : Jaigadh
Morning arrival at Bhoke Railway Station.
Air-conditioned bus ride to Rai Bhatgaon Jetty for Back Water Cruise to Jaigad Fort.
Bus ride to lunch point & free time to relax.
Noontime sightseeing tour of Ratnagiri town (the birthplace of great Indian freedom fighter Lokmanya Tilak) including Ratnadurg Fort, Lokmanya Tilak Smarak & Ratnagiri Bazar.
Train leaves in the evening from Ratnagiri Railway Station.

Day 03 (Friday) - Sindhudurg
Morning arrival at Sindhudurg Nagari Railway station.
Air-conditioned bus ride to Malvan Jetty to visit Sindhudurg Sea Fort.
Bus ride to lunch point & free time to relax.
Back Water Cruise through the Tarkarli creek upto Kalse Jetty.
Bus ride to Sawantwadi town to visit 'Shilpagrama' (the craft village).
Train leaves in the evening from Sawantwadi Railway Station.

Day 04 (Saturday) : Goa
Morning arrival at Karmali, Goa.
Sightseeing tour of Old Goa including Basilica De Born Jesus, Se Cathedral, Se Cathedral & Church of St. Francis of Assissi.

Goa - Home to India's most attractive beaches with cool sands, tropical suns & swaying palm trees, Goa is a beach tour that takes you far away from the strenuous life into the lap of nature but not too far away to lose the comforts & facilities of lavish surroundings. The famous beaches of Goa include Calangute, Vagator, Anjuna, Colva & Palolem beach along with the charm of 16th century Portuguese settlement of Old Goa. The famous churches of Goa include Basilica of Bom Jesus that houses mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier in a rich silver casket, Se Cathedral with its 'Golden Bell', paintings of the Church of St. Francis of Assisi & Church of Mae de Deus at Saligao.
Bus ride to Panjim to visit Dona Paula.
Train leaves in the evening from Madgaon Railway Station.

Day 05 (Sunday) : Pune
Morning arrival at Pune, ex-capital of Maharashtra.
Sightseeing tour of the city including Mahatma Phule Mandai, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Sir David Sasoon Synagogues, Osho International Commune, Tribal Museum & Aga Khan Palace.
Light & Sound Show at Shaniwarwada.
Train leaves late in the evening from Pune Railway Station.

Day 06 (Monday) : Aurangabad
Morning arrival at Aurangabad station.
Visit the historical fort of Daulatabad & world-renowned Ellora caves.
&8, Bibi-ka-Maqbara & shopping at Paithani, Himroo, & Bidriwork.
Train leaves late in the evening from Aurangabad Railway Station.

Day 07 (Tuesday) : Ajanta
Morning arrival at Jalgaon Railway Station.
After breakfast, sightseeing tour of Ajanta caves.

Ajanta Caves - The world heritage site, Ajanta caves has 30 Caves dating back from 200 BC to 250 AD. Cut out from volcanic rocks of Deccan India, they are located in the forest ravines of the Sahyadri Hills. Two basic types of monastic Buddhist architecture that can be seen Ajanta are the Chaityas (rayer halls) & Viharas (monasteries). While Mahayana sex related edifices have religious imagery, Hinayana sect have leeprn theirs plain & stark.
Train leaves in the noontime from Bhusalwal Railway Station.
Lunch onboard.
Arrival at Nashik Railway Station.
Visit Panchawati Ghat & Sula Winery Yard, where you are served with dinner & wine.
Train leaves late in the night from Nashik Railway Station.

Day 08 (Wednesday) : Mumbai
Arrival at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station, Mumbai for departure to onward destination.

Deccan Odyssey schedule for the season October 2013 to April 2014 is as follows:

Schedule for the season October 2013 to April 2014
October - 2013 2 9 16 23  30
November - 2013 20 27      
December - 2013 18 5      
March - 2014 12 19      

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