Deccan Odyssey Luxury Train Tour
Tour Highlights
Covered Places: Mumbai - Sindhudurg - Goa - Vasco - Kohlapur - Aurangabad - Ajanta - Nashik - Mumbai
Duration: 07 Nights / 08 days

Wednesday : Tour Begins 16:40 Hrs
Day 01 : Mumbai
Departure in the evening from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai.

Thursday : Arrival 07:30 Hrs - Departure 18:30 Hrs
Day 02 : Sindhudurg
Alight at the Kudal Railway station.

Departure by AC Bus to Malvan Jetty. From the Jetty, take a boat ride up to Sindhudurg the Ocean Fort & onetime naval base of the Maratha empire. Sindhudurg fort stands on a rocky island, known as Kurte, barely a km, from the Malvan Town. Sindhudurg Fort was built in 1664-67 AD by King Shivaji. One of the best preserved forts of the Marathas, the 48 acre Sindhudurg fort has a four kms long zigzag line of 9 metres high and 3 metres wide rampart with 42 bastions. Within its premises are temples dedicated to Bhavani, Mahadeo, Jarimari, Mahapurush and Shivaji. Walk on the two-mile long rampart walls and watch the breathtaking view of the vast open sea as it fires a volley of spray 30 ft. below. It also houses some twenty Hindu-Muslim hereditary families.Enroute enjoy a visit to Cashew factory. At Dhamapur visit ancient temple of Goddess Bhagawati and Bharadi Devi situated on banks of beautiful lake. After this visit proceed by bus to board the train at Kudal Railway Station.

Friday : Arrival 07:00 Hrs - Departure 21:15 Hrs
Day 03 : Goa
Board the bus to reach Old Goa to see the ruins of St. Augustine Church, once the largest cathedral in Goa. Also visit, Basilica of Bom Jesus, a 16th Century Church which enshrines the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier, The Se Cathedral and the Church of St. Francis of Assissi that began as a mosque but now is an archaeological museum for Goan antiques. Walk through Fontanhas, the Latin quarters at Panjim. Departure to Verna Railway Station for typical Goan lunch on board the train. Free time onboard. Evening depart by bus to a beach hotel and enjoy Goan culture with traditional dinner. Board the train from Madgaon railway station.

Saturday : In Goa– Departure 20:00 Hrs
Day 04 : Goa
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing visiting Mangeshi Temple, a Hindu Temples of God Shiva revealing typical architecture of old temples Depart from Mangeshi Temple to Safa Masjid, a prominent Islamic shrine in Ponda, commonly regarded the citadel of Muslim pilgrimages in Goa. From here proceed to one of the biggest and finest Spice Farm in the Country a "Sahakari Spice Farm" at Ponda village. Situated among the lush green surroundings of Ponda, this place is extremely popular among international tourist. Visitors are traditionally welcomed at the entrance. After a brief halt in the restaurant for welcome drink and snacks, a guided tour of the farm starts. This organic spice farm has variety of herbal and medicinal trees. The guide explains different spices and their medicinal values during the tour which is about 45 minutes. Typical Goan lunch is served here. In free time one can also take an optional Elephant ride . Dinner on board.
Sunday : Arrival 07:00 Hrs – Departure 21:45 Hrs<
Day 05 Kolhapur
Morning arrive at Kolhapur City, a city with multifaceted persona and a mythical past. This city is a unique blend of culture, history, nature & industry. A City situated on the banks of river Panchagang, Kolhapur is also known as Karveer or Dakshin Kashi of Maharashtra. Board the bus to visit New Palace, a royal palace partly converted into museum. The museum houses rare paintings and artifacts used by the royal family. Royal weapons and a tableau depicting court life of the last century create an aristocratic ambience. Next visit the Bhawani Mandap (The Town Hall). Antiques found during the excavations at Brahmagiri, old sculptures, filigree work in sandal wood and ivory, old coins and paintings of master artists of the region are all displayed here. Then move on to see an exquisitely carved Mahalaxmi Temple, a temple of goddess Ambabai visited by millions of pilgrims. From temple proceed to Shalini Palace, a palace built of intricately carved black stone & Italian Marble standing on the west side of lake Rankala. Enjoy a cultural performance at the palace witnessing traditional Martial Art locally known as "Mardani Khel". The selected and famous items of the famous Kolhapuri textiles, jewellery & leather sandals known as Kolhapuri chappals would be displayed in the stalls at the Palace, so one can leisurely enjoy shopping as well. At noon board the train at Kolhapur station. Lunch and Leisure time onboard. Dinner on board

Monday : Arrival 06:45 Hrs - Departure 22:00 Hrs
Day 06 : Udaipur
Morning Arrival at Daulatabad station.Proceed by road to visit the majestic fort Daulatabad. Rising dramatically over 600 ft above the Deccan plain, the fort is the arresting sight of Daulatabad. Once known as Devgiri, this fort served as the head quarters of the powerful Yadava rulers. In the 13th century, Mohammed bin Tughlak, the Sultan of Delhi, made it his capital and renamed it Daulatabad, or City of Fortune. ELLORA CAVES: Next stop is Ellora Caves, a World Heritage site, having 34 cave temples dedicated to three different religion- Hinduism, Buddhism & Jainism. The cave temples and monasteries at Ellora, excavated out of the vertical face of an escarpment, are 26 km north of Aurangabad. Extending in a linear arrangement, the 34 caves contain Buddhist Chaityas or halls of worship, and Viharas, or monasteries, Hindu and Jain temples. Spanning a period of about 600 years between the 5th and 11th century AD, the earliest excavation here is of the Dhumar Lena (Cave 29).The most imposing excavation is, without doubt, that of the magnificent Kailasa Temple (Cave 16) which is the largest monolithic structure in the world. Lunch & free time. After lunch move on to visit the sights of Aurangabad.AURANGABAD: Visit the Bibi-Ka Maqbara, a replica of Taj Mahal & a grand piece of Moghul architecture. Free time for shopping Paithani, Himroo ,Bidriwork from showrooms for a perfect memorabilia. Evening board the train from Aurangabad railway station. Dinner on board.
Tuesday : Arrival 06:30 – Departure 22:30 Hrs
Day 07 Ajanta Caves
enowned Buddhist caves of Ajanta are World Heritage Site. Witness some of the finest paintings and sculptures of the second century AD. 'Bodhisattva Padmapani', 'Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara', The Birth of the Buddha' & 'Thousand Buddha's are a few amongst the many fine murals & sculptures. At noon board train at Jalgaon railway station. Proceed to Nashik. Lunch on-board. Leisure Time onboard till evening. Alight at Nashik Road railway station to board the bus for departure to Panchawati Ghat a holy place known for Kumbh Mela. Next, visit to Kala Ram Temple built in 1794. Evening board the train at Deolali railway station. Farewell dinner on-board.

Wednesday : Arrival 07:30 Hrs
Day 08 : Mumbai
Morning - Arrival at CST - Mumbai. Journey Ends.

 

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