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Deccan Odyssey - Maharashtra Splendor

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Deccan Odyssey - Maharashtra Splendor 11 Days / 09 Nights

This exclusive journey onboard the luxurious Deccan Odyssey takes you to the Indian state of Maharashtra, home to many natural, architectural and historical wonders. You’ll explore the timeless charm of Ajanta and Ellora Caves (UNESCO World Heritage Sites) as well as the vibrant cities of Nashik and Kolhapur. You will also have a great time at Goan beaches and at the Sindhudurg.

 

Tour Nights

  • Mumbai: 2 nights
  • Deccan Odyssey Luxury Train: 7 nights

Tour At a Glance

  • Visiting Godavari Ghat to observe interesting Hindu rituals
  • A visit to Grover Zampa vineyards, Nashik, which is one of the finest Indian wine producing vineyards
  • Explore the fascinating Ajanta and Ellora Caves, UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Explore rich history of Kolhapur by visiting New Palace Museum
  • Relishing interesting architecture and blessings at Mahalakshmi temple
  • Enjoy a traditional Goan feast and visit historical churches
  • Exploring the charms of the holy town Sindhudurg
  • Tour code: AWI62
  • Accommodation Grade
  • Group Tour
  • Fixed Departure

Itinerary details

Mumbai-01

Day 1

UK, Mumbai

Depart from UK an overnight flight to Mumbai. Read More

Mumbai

Day 2

Arrival at Mumbai

Upon arrival in Mumbai, Our company representatives will escort you from Mumbai airport to your hotel. You may relax during your overnight stay or opt to take a brief stroll through the city. Read More

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Day 3

Mumbai - Nashik (Deccan Odyssey)

Get ready for a mesmeric journey aboard the Deccan Odyssey. Gather at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus at around 1530 hours. Before embarking on this splendid journey, we need to complete the registration process and check-in formalities. Enjoy a traditional welcome and savor a refreshing welcome drink. You settle in once the formalities are done. The train leaves from Mumbai to Nashik. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay onboard. Read More

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Day 4

Nashik

This morning, Deccan Odyssey reaches the holy city of Nashik. After enjoying your breakfast onboard, go for a pleasant stroll along the Godavari Ghats. Observe and experience different Hindu rituals being performed at the Ghats. Later on, explore the lively market set by the Ghats. A number of vendors here sell a variety of goods, right from vegetables and cow dung cakes to lentils and dried seafood.

Drive towards Grover Zampa vineyards for a tour to a popular vineyard there. This delightful tour is your chance to get an insight of the ancient methods used for preparing some of the finest wines in India. Then, meet the sommelier at the vineyard who will serve you from the collections of white, red, rose and sparkling wines. Enjoy your favorite wine, along with some delicious food. Savour your lunch, and then get back to the Deccan Odyssey. The train leaves for Aurangabad. Dinner & overnight stay on Deccan Odyssey.
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Day 5

Aurangabad – Ellora Caves

This morning, Deccan Odyssey reaches Aurangabad, the industrial town of Maharashtra. Named after the last Great Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb, the city is where you can experience an interesting mix of history and modern development.

Enjoy breakfast onboard and then drive towards the fascinating Ellora Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most renowned historical attractions in India. Explore over 30 rock-cut shrines that are among the finest examples of cave temple architecture in India. The shrines represent Buddhist, Jain and Hindu art that date back to the 4th and 5th centuries AD. Here, you can explore as many as 12 Buddhist caves, 17 Hindu caves and 5 Jain caves. The main highlight of the caves is ancient Kailash temple, which is a replica of Lord Shiva’s celestial abode on Mt. Kailash. Lunch is served onboard the Deccan Odyssey.

Relax and unwind with your favorite cocktails from the bar onboard. After that, the train leaves for Jalgaon where you get to explore the fascinating Ajanta Caves. Dinner and overnights stay on Deccan Odyssey.
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Day 6

Ajanta Caves

This morning, the Deccan Odyssey reaches Jalgaon station, and you get to enjoy a delicious breakfast onboard. After that, drive to Ajanta Caves, another UNESCO World Heritage site in Maharashtra. With 30 rock-cut Buddhist caves, which are amazingly carved, and many superb sculptures and paintings of Buddhist religious art, this place is simply a treat to eyes and senses. Savor lunch onboard the train, which will leave for the spectacular city of Kolhapur.

Enjoy the journey while taking in the splendid views. Play a variety of games onboard. You can also watch a movie or treat your body to a relaxing massage in the spa on board. In the evening, enjoy delicious meal with your favorite drink. Overnight stay on Deccan Odyssey.
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Day 7

Kolhapur

After savouring breakfast onboard, spend some time at leisure. Have delicious lunch, and then go for a city tour of Kolhapur. Explore the rich history of the city at New Palace Museum. Experience its architectural beauty and grand historical significance. Pay a visit to the Town Hall Museum. Shopping at the local markets in Kolhapur is a delightful experience too. Apart from a variety of handicrafts and beautiful jewelry, Kolhapur markets are popular for selling delicious local food. Enjoy Lavanya Sandhya, a popular folk performance. Head to the ancient and revered Mahalakshmi temple to get blessings of the Goddess Shakti. Later on, you can witness a traditional martial arts performance called ‘Mardani Khel’. Dinner is served on the Deccan Odyssey, which will depart for Goa, India’s beach capital and a party-lover’s paradise. Read More

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Day 8

Goa

Goa is one of India’ most beautiful states, featuring a perfect mix of nature, culture and adventure. After breakfast, enjoy a sightseeing tour in Goa. Drive to Fontainhas, the Latin Quarters in Panjim featuring many nicely-preserved houses built in complete Portuguese style of architecture. Explore the region’s cultural and historical significance before leaving for Ribandar, the erstwhile capital of Goa. Here, you explore the age-old churches and the ruins of the St. Augustine tower.

Drive to the Sahakari spice plantation to enjoy its spectacular scenery and a traditional Goan feast. After lunch, there will be a Goan folk performance and a tour to explore the spice plantation. Visiting an old Potuguese house and sneaking a peep into Goan life is another highlight of the day. Enjoy dinner at the Deccan Odyssey as it departs for Sindhudurg. Take in some mesmeric views on this scenic railway route through the Konkan region. Dinner on board. Overnight stay on Deccan Odyssey.
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Day 9

Sindhudurg

Arrive in Sindhudurg which lies on a rocky island just off the coast of Malvan.Visit the holy town of Sindhudurg. Enjoy dinner on board as the Deccan Odyssey makes its way back to Mumbai.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on board. Overnight on Deccan Odyssey
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Mumbai

Day 10

Mumbai

This morning, enjoy your breakfast and spend some relaxing moments. Disembark at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station, Mumbai. This is where your fascinating journey comes to an end. Say goodbye to the Deccan Odyssey. Read More

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Day 11

Mumbai - UK Departure

Post breakfast, transfer to the International airport in Mumbai towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories. Memories and princely experiences will however stay on with you, forever! Read More

Dates and Prices

  • PERIOD OF TRAVEL
  • PRICE (PP)
  • SINGLE ROOM SUPP (PP)

Extension

Udaipur - ( 02 Nights ) (Day 11 to Day 13)
  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Jun - 30 Sep

    £295

    £165

  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Jun - 30 Sep

    £485

    £345

Udaipur epitomizes the glories of Rajputana royalty. The many beautiful manmade lakes, intricately carved temples, cleverly constructed forts and lavish palaces of this city all relate a tale of its sagacious past.

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Day 1

To Udaipur

Post breakfast, transfer to the airport and proceed towards your onward journey to Udaipur. Upon arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights stay in Udaipur. Read More

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Day 2

Udaipur

Morning tour of the City Palace and Jagdish Temple and rest of the day is at leisure. Read More

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Day 3

To UK

Transfer to the airport in Udaipur via Mumbai towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories. Read More

Mumbai - ( 03 Nights ) (Day 11 to Day 14)
  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Jun - 30 Sep

    £335

    £295

  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Jun - 30 Sep

    £455

    £395

Mumbai the financial capital of India, is known across the world for its busy streets, thronging markets and sea port which since ancient days has been much used by merchants globally. A tour of this city, offers a combination of experiences in the form of glitter, glamour and magnificence.

Mumbai-01

Day 1

To Mumbai

At leisure.

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Day 2

To Mumbai

Morning boat ride to visit Elephanta Island, a UNESCO world heritage site that is famous for its seventh-century rock-cut cave temples. In the afternoon visit to the Mani Bhavan, the memorial museum that once served as Gandhi’s residence, the Crawford market and the Dhobi Ghat. Read More

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Day 3

To Mumbai

At leisure.

Mumbai-04

Day 4

To UK

Transfer to the International airport in Mumbai towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories. Read More

Hotels

  • JW Marriott Hotel
    JW Marriott Hotel
    Mumbai
  • Deccan Odyssey Luxury Train
    Deccan Odyssey Luxury Train
    Mumbai

JW Marriott Hotel

Mumbai
  • JW Marriott Hotel

JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu hotel is within walking distance of Juhu Beach and various popular eateries and shopping outlets. The hotel provides easy access to the business district and is approximately 3 miles from Chhatrapati S

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Deccan Odyssey Luxury Train

Mumbai
  • Deccan Odyssey Luxury Train

Ride through the hinterlands of Maharashtra, the majestic Western Ghats, into the Deccan Plateau and Konkan regions on this 5-star train journey that will be your life’s most memorable.   

What's Included?

  • International Flights: Return economy class International flights from UK. Supplement may apply from regional airports.
  • Assisted Transfers: All Airport and train transfers as specified by a chauffeur driven car inclusive of representative assistance. Where courtesy transfers are provided by the hotel representative assistance may not be available in some places.
  • Accommodation: Room with attached private facilities.
  • Meal Plan: Full Board (Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea and Dinner) for 7 nights in Deluxe Cabin on Train and Breakfast for 2 nights on hotel in Mumbai.
  • Services of Local Agent & Tour Guide: Services of a local agent in all major cities and an English speaking guide during sightseeing as specified inclusive of entry fee to the monuments.
  • Taxes:All applicable taxes and service charges.

What's not Included?

  • Travel insurance: We recommend you take a comprehensive travel insurance to cover your holiday at the time of booking the tour.
  • Visa: UK citizens require entry visas for India. We can obtain visa on your behalf for a nominal fee.
  • Personal Expenses:Such as laundry, telephones calls, hard & soft drinks, meals other then specified, beverages and mineral water etc
  • Camera fee: Still and video camera fee at monuments and game parks.
  • Tips anywhere: To drivers, porters, bellboys, guides & waiters etc.
  • Free Days: Any car arrangements on free days / days at leisure.
  • Any items not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.

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