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This new addition to Luxury Train Journeys of the World is a Seven Night Royal journey across Coastal Forts of Western India & recreates the Era of the Peshwas(17th century Powerful Feudal Lords in Central India renowned for their hospitality ).The onboard arrangements are handled by the Internationally renowned Taj Group of Hotels.

Similar to the concept of widely popular Palace On wheels, in Rajasthan-this new luxury train offers traditional hospitality & you relive the lavish era of 18th century Peshwa Rulers. The 7 Nights train journey traverses across the beaches of Western India & Deccan plateau of Central India & you see glimpses of the brave exploits of near legendry 17th century Maratha Warrior King-Shivaji Maharaj.

Destinations Covered: Mumbai - Ganpatipule - Ratnagiri - Sindhudurg - Tarkarli - Goa - Pune - Aurangabad - Ajanta - Nasik - Mumbai

Duration :
07 nights & 08 days

Suggested itinerary :

Day 01 : Wednesday - Mumbai

Depart: Report at Resham Bhawan, Churchgate (MTDC office) by 3p.m. to board buses & transfer to Railway Station & board Deccan Odyssey Luxury Train Tour. High Tea & dinner on board.

Day 02 : Thursday - Ganpatipule, Ratnagiri
Breakfast on board. Drive from Bhoke Railway Station to Rai Jetty & boat ride till Jaigadh jetty to view Jaigadh Fort. Later explore one of the finest beaches on Konkan coast-Ganpatipule. Enjoy cultural show & lunch at Ganpatipule Beach hotel. Late afternoon drive to Ratnagiri town & board Train. Dinner on board.

Day 03 : Friday - Sindhudurg, Tarkarli
Breakfast on board. From Sindhudurg Nagari drive to Malvan Jetty & visit Sindhudurg Fort by boat. Later drive to Tarkarli beach for Lunch & cultural program. Boat cruise from Taekarli jetty across the creek to Walaval jetty & board buses for Sawantwadi town-famous for it's Shilpgram handicraft bazaar. Board the train from Sawantwadi Railway Station. Dinner on board.

Day 04 : Saturday - Goa
Breakfast on board. From Karmali Railway Station proceed for tour of Old Goa to view Basilica of Bom Jesus Church, Se Cathedral Church, St. Francis of Assissi & visit to Fontanhas - the Latin quarters at Panjim. Lunch at Goa Beach resort & time free. Evening board Maharaja train from Madgoan Railway Station. Dinner on board.

Day 05 : Sunday - Pune
Breakfast on board. Morning visit Kelkar Museum, Shaniwwarwada, drive past Synagogue & visit Agha Khan Palace. visit Hotel for lunch. Afternoon board the train & depart. Dinner on board. station

Day 06 : Monday - Aurangabad
Breakfast on board. Morning visit Daulatabad Fort &excursion to Ellora caves. Lunch & cultural program at Aurangabad Hotel. Optional visit to Bibi Ka Makbara & time free for shopping. Evening return to Train & depart. Dinner on board.

Day 07 : Tuesday - Ajanta, Nasik
Breakfast on board. From Jalgoan Railway Station drive to Ajanta caves & return to train for Lunch . Proceed to Nasik. Visit Panchvati Ghat. Farewell Dinner on board.

Day 08 : Wednesday - Mumbai
Arrival: Breakfast on Board. Option to leave tour by 0815 hrs. at Bombay Central.

Deccan Odyssey Luxury Train Departure Dates from April 2007 - May 2008

April 2007 departure dates on 4th., 11th., 18th. and 25th.
May 2007 departure date is on 2nd.
September 2007 departures dates are on 5th., 12th., 19th. and 26th.
October 2007 departures dates are on 3rd, 10th., 17th., 24th. and 31st.
November 2007 departure dates are on 7th., 14th., 21st. and 28th.
December 2007 departure dates are on 5th., 12th., 19th. * and 26th.*
January 2008 departure dates are on 2nd., 9th., 16th., 23rd. and 30th..
February 2008 departure dates are on 6th., 13th., 20th. and 27th.
March 2008 departure dates are on 5th., 12th., 19th. and 26th.
April 2008 departure dates are on 02nd., 9th., 16th., 23rd. and 30th.
May 2008 departure date is on 7th.

Foreign Tariff Chart (Per Person Per Night)

Lean Season (April 2007 and April 2008)

Deluxe Cabin
Single occupancy US $ 395.00
Double occupancy US $ 295.00
Triple occupancy US $ 240.00

Presidential suite
Single occupancy US $ 750.00
Double occupancy US $ 550.00
Presidential Suite-Extra Occupancy US $ 240.00

Peak Season (October-2007 to March-2008)

Deluxe Cabin
Single occupancy US $ 485.00
Double occupancy US $ 350.00
Triple occupancy US $ 285.00

Presidential suite
Single occupancy US $ 950.00
Double occupancy US $ 700.00
Presidential Suite-Extra Occupancy US $ 285.00

(Half fare for children between 5 and 12 years) Tariff 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 programmer at Goa & Mumbai, an extra $ 100 USD per person OR in INR Rs.4200 will be charged.

- Service Tax @ of 3.09% is applicable on the gross ticket value of the Deccan Odyssey tours commencing from September 2007. This tax is applicable on day programmer at Mumbai & Goa.

- Tariff is inclusive of travel / catering / conducted sight-seeing / entrance fee at Monuments / Parks / Palaces / Cultural Programmers / 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.

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