Welcome to a fascinating journey aboard the Deccan Odyssey, an 8 day ride through the hinterlands of Maharashtra, the majestic Western Ghats, into the Deccan and Konkan regions of a vast and diverse continent. This itinerary includes visits to some of the most prominent & unexplored destinations of west-central India, with a trip to the holy city of Nashik, now also India’s wine capital; to the unrivaled Ajanta and Ellora Caves; the historical city of Kolhapur with its many experiences , to Goa, India’s most popular holiday destination; finishing with a visit to the holy city of Ratnagiri. A railroad journey like none other, in a land like no other, we welcome you on board the Deccan Odyssey.
Explore the jewels of ancient Indian architecture, the wondrous cave temples of Ajanta and Ellora Caves along the western seaboard, both World Heritage Sites
Visit the New Palace, witness “Mardani Khel” martial of the Marathas
A wine tour of Nashik
Taste spicy Goan cuisine and visit a 400 years old Portuguese villa, a slice of living history
Visit the holy town of Ratnagiri
This evening, arrive at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and board the Deccan Odyssey on a mesmerizing voyage through the Maratha heartland.
Arrive in Nashik and proceed for a champagne tour followed by lunch.
Proceed to visit Ellora Caves - a World Heritage site. A unique artistic creation, with its sanctuaries devoted to Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism, it illustrates the spirit of tolerance that was characteristic of ancient India.
Arrive at Jalgaon railway station and drive to Ajanta Caves - a World Heritage site. These magnificent caves have exquisite ancient murals & sculptures that depict the life of Buddha
Arrive at Kolhapur, a multifaceted city with a mythical past. Visit the New Palace,the Mahalakshmi Temple and the Town Hall museum. Witness a traditional martial arts performance known as ''Mardani Khel''.
Arrive in Goa, known for its beaches, churches, and temples. Take a tour of Old Goa, visiting the ruins of St. Augustine Church and the Basilica of Bom Jesus. Walk through the old Latin Quarters known as Fontainhas.
Arrive in Ratnagiri and visit the famous cashew nut and mango plantations.
Arrive at Mumbai, where your journey comes to an end.