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
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.
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.
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.
October 2007 departures dates are on 3rd, 10th., 17th., 24th. and
November 2007 departure dates are on 7th., 14th., 21st. and
December 2007 departure dates are on 5th., 12th., 19th. * and 26th.*
January 2008 departure dates are on 2nd., 9th., 16th., 23rd. and
February 2008 departure dates are on 6th., 13th., 20th. and
March 2008 departure dates are on 5th., 12th., 19th. and 26th.
April 2008 departure dates are on 02nd., 9th., 16th., 23rd. and
May 2008 departure date is on 7th.
Foreign Tariff Chart (Per
Person Per Night)
Lean Season (April 2007 and April
Single occupancy US $ 395.00
Double occupancy US $ 295.00
Triple occupancy US $ 240.00
Single occupancy US $ 750.00
Double occupancy US $ 550.00
Presidential Suite-Extra Occupancy US $ 240.00
Peak Season (October-2007 to
Single occupancy US $ 485.00
Double occupancy US $ 350.00
Triple occupancy US $ 285.00
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
- 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.