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Maharashtra Splendour

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    Board Deccan Odyssey’s Royal Passage: An 8-Day Deccan Odyssey Journey Through India’s Most Beautiful Destinations in Maharashtra

    A Majestic Exploration of India’s Vibrant Landscapes and Cultural Heritage

    The Deccan Odyssey presents an exquisite 8-day royal journey, taking you through some of India’s most picturesque and culturally rich destinations. This itinerary offers a luxurious passage through the Wine Capital of India, the colorful city of Kolhapur, the party haven of Goa, and the historic sites of Aurangabad and Jalgaon, known for the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Ajanta and Ellora Caves. Finally, you will explore the rocky island of Sindhudurg. Prepare yourself to travel through the most vibrant sides of India in unmatched luxury.

    Destinations Covered by The Maharashtra Splendour – Deccan Odyssey Route

    • Mumbai: Begin and conclude your journey in India’s bustling and cosmopolitan metropolis, Mumbai, known for its vibrant energy and iconic landmarks.
    • Nashik: Visit the Wine Capital of India, renowned for its lush vineyards and world-class wineries.
    • Aurangabad (Ellora Caves): Explore the ancient rock-cut caves of Ellora, a UNESCO World Heritage site showcasing intricate carvings and architectural brilliance.
    • Ajanta Caves: Discover the awe-inspiring Ajanta Caves, famous for their magnificent murals and sculptures depicting the life of Buddha.
    • Kolhapur: Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Kolhapur, known for its historical palaces, temples, and traditional arts.
    • Goa: Experience India’s party capital, with its stunning beaches, Portuguese heritage, and vibrant nightlife.
    • Sindhudurg: Explore the rugged beauty of Sindhudurg, an island fortress offering a blend of history and natural splendor.

    Highlights of the Royal Passage through Maharashtra

    1. Nashik’s Vineyards: Savor the finest wines as you tour the lush vineyards of Nashik, experiencing the best of India’s wine-making traditions.
    2. Ellora and Ajanta Caves: Marvel at the ancient rock-cut caves of Ellora and Ajanta, both UNESCO World Heritage sites, renowned for their extraordinary art and architecture.
    3. Kolhapur’s Cultural Richness: Delve into the rich cultural heritage of Kolhapur, visiting its grand palaces, historic temples, and engaging with traditional arts and crafts.
    4. Goa’s Beach Paradise: Enjoy the sun-soaked beaches, lively markets, and vibrant nightlife of Goa, blending relaxation with cultural exploration.
    5. Sindhudurg’s Historical Charm: Discover the historical significance and natural beauty of Sindhudurg, an island fortress that stands as a testament to the region’s storied past.
    6. Luxurious Onboard Experience: The Deccan Odyssey ensures a journey of unparalleled luxury with its elegantly designed interiors, world-class amenities, and exceptional service, reminiscent of the royal lifestyle of the Maharajas.

    Maharashtra Splendour A Journey of Timeless Elegance

    The Royal Passage aboard the Deccan Odyssey is more than just a journey; it is a celebration of India’s rich cultural heritage and natural beauty. Each destination on the itinerary is chosen to provide an authentic and enriching travel experience, blending historical exploration with luxurious comfort.

    Whether you are savoring the finest wines in Nashik, marveling at the ancient caves of Ajanta and Ellora, experiencing the vibrant culture of Kolhapur, or relaxing on the beaches of Goa, the Royal Passage promises a journey filled with unforgettable moments. Every detail, from the opulent interiors to the impeccable service, is crafted to offer a travel experience befitting royalty.

    A Journey of lifetime

    Embark on this extraordinary voyage and immerse yourself in the grandeur and splendor of India aboard the Deccan Odyssey. Experience the timeless elegance and regal charm of India’s most iconic destinations, creating memories that will last a lifetime. The Royal Passage is your gateway to discovering the vibrant beauty and cultural richness that make India a land of endless fascination and beauty.

    Mumbai
    Nashik
    Ellora Caves
    Ajanta Caves
    Kolhapur
    Goa
    Sindhudurg
    Mumbai
    Mumbai
    Nashik
    Ellora Caves
    Ajanta Caves
    Kolhapur
    Goa
    Sindhudurg
    Mumbai

    Itinerary

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    Day 1: ( Saturday) - Mumbai

    This evening, arrive at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and board the Deccan Odyssey on a mesmerizing voyage through the Maratha heartland.

    02
    Day 2 : Nashik

    Arrive in Nashik

     

    0900 Hrs: Disembark and spend the morning walking along the Godavari Ghats.

    1200 Hrs: Leave for Sula vineyards tour

    1245 Hrs: Walk at vines laden with Chenin, Chardonnay and Shiraz grapes.

    1400 Hrs: Lunch at Sula Vineyards.

    (Departure at 18:30)

    03
    Day 3 : Ellora Caves

    Proceed to visit Ellora Caves carved into the side of a basaltic hill 30 km from the city.

    0830 Hrs: Disembark Deccan Odyssey for Ellora Caves.
    0930 Hrs: Tour of Ellora Caves
    1230 Hrs: Reach station and board Deccan Odyssey
    1300 Hrs: Lunch Onboard

    In the evening, sit back, unwind and enjoy cocktails.

    (Departure at 14:30)

    04
    Day 4 : Ajanta Caves

    Arrive at Jalgaon railway station and drive to Ajanta Caves.

    0800 Hrs: Disembark Deccan Odyssey for Ajanta Caves.
    1000 Hrs: Visit of Ajanta Caves another World Heritage site
    1400 Hrs: Reach Railway station and Board Deccan Odyssey for lunch.

    The rest of the day is at leisure for you to relax and enjoy some of the activities available on board.

    (Departure at 14:30)

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    Day 5 : Kolhapur

    Arrive at Kolhapur, a multifaceted c with a mythical past.

    1245 Hrs: Disembark Deccan Odyssey for City Tour of Kolhapur.
    1300 Hrs: Visit the New Palace Museum, a lovely sandstone octagonal Palace.
    1400 Hrs: Local markets visit for beautifully handcrafted Kolhapuri chappals.
    1545 Hrs: Proceed to tea venue followed by Lavanya Sandhya, a vibrant folk performance.
    1715 Hrs: Visit the 1300 year old Mahalakshmi temple, also called Shakti Pethas,
    1850 Hrs: Reach Railway station and Board Deccan Odyssey

    (Departure at 19:30)

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    Day 6 : Goa

    Arrive in Goa, known for its beaches churches and temples.

    0830 Hrs: Disembark and drive to Fontainhas
    1215 Hrs: Lunch and Spice Plantation tour
    1530 Hrs: Leisure time at the nearest Beach
    1830 Hrs: Return to the Deccan Odyssey for dinner as it departs for Sindhudurg

    (Departure at 19:30)

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    Day 7 : Sindhudurg

    Arrive in Sindhudurg which lies on a rocky island just off the coast of Malvan.

    0830 Hrs: Disembark Deccan Odyssey and drive to Pinguli
    0915 Hrs: A visit to Sindhudurg’s Pinguli village and Sawantwadi Palace.
    1200 Hrs: Visit to Sawantwadi Palace for a delicious lunch
    1600 Hrs: Reach Railway station and board Deccan Odyssey..

    (Departure at 18:00)

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    Day 8 : Disembark in Mumbai

    Arrive at Mumbai, where your journey comes to an end.

    Note : At Present 5 % GST is levied by Government of India EXTRA ON TOP OF THE TARIFF. Extra Surcharges for departures during Christmas and New Year.
    Please NOTE SUPPLEMENT FOR DOUBLE BEDDED DELUXE CABINS will COST U S Dollars 625 for Two Persons or Sterling Pounds 543 for Two Persons EXTRA

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    Maharashtra Splendour Train Tour Map

    MAHARASHTRA SPLENDOUR MAP
    The Deccan Odyssey treats each of their guests to unprecedented luxury on wheels with the help of 21 superlative, luxury coaches. Out of these, eleven are guest cabins. Each coach has four cabins. In order to ensure a comfortable journey, each Deccan Odyssey cabin is well-equipped with a range of modern amenities. They are spacious, elegant and seamlessly designed to radiate the various eras of the Deccan dynasties.
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