A fabulous Indian sojourn that you have
always dreamt of waits to cast its
magical spell on
you! Mythical sculptures, sun-drenched
beaches, lush green fields, whitewashed
buildings, awe-inspiring fortresses and
vast expanses of the incredibly blue
Arabian Sea, all escorted with a dash of
royalty, invite you to undertake a
journey onboard the Deccan Odyssey.
Discover the magical lands of
Maharashtra and Goa in style with this
luxury train. One of the most luxurious
trains in the world, this train is often
compared with world class Orient Express
of Europe and Blue Train of South
Africa. The opulent ride aboard the
Deccan Odyssey offers a weeklong journey
that starts from Mumbai and weaves
through Sindhudurg, Tarkarli, Goa,
Kolhapur, Aurangabad, Ellora, Chandrapur,
Wardha (Sevagram), Ajanta and Nashik.
Explore the refinement of a luxury
sojourn where the journey is more
exciting than the destination itself!
Step aboard the royal odyssey and you'll
step back in time into a more gracious,
more splendid and elegant age of travel
Duration : 7 Nights / 8 Days
Covered : Mumbai >>
Sindhudurg >> Goa >> Kolhapur >>
Daulatabad >> Chandrapur >> Ajanta Caves
and Nashik >> Mumbai (Return )
Departure Day : Wednesday
Day 1: Mumbai
◘ The royal sojourn on Deccan Odyssey
starts from Chhatrapati Shivaji
Terminus, Mumbai. Dinner and overnight
onboard the Odyssey. The Train heads for
Day 2: Sindhudurg
◘ Morning arrive at Sindhudurg Nagari
Railway station. Breakfast onboard the
◘ Transfer to Malvan Jetty by
Air-conditioned bus. Disembark and enjoy
a boat ride up to Sindhudurg sea fort, a
seventeenth century naval fort of
◘ Return to jetty and proceed to
Tarkarli beach. Explore silvery beach
along the Konkan coast. Relish on lunch
at a Tarkarli beach resort. Enjoy some
leisure time here.
◘ Later bus ride to Dhamapur village to
visit Bhagwati temple. Enroute you will
stop to visit a local Cashew Factory.
◘ Dinner and overnight stay onboard the
Day 3: Goa
◘ Morning arrive at Karmali Railway
◘ After breakfast embark on Goa
sightseeing trip. Visit attractions like
Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral, the
Church of St. Francis of Assisi and a
museum of Goan antiques, St Augustine
Church, and Fontanhas - the Latin
quarters at Panjim.
◘ Enjoy lunch and leisure time aboard
the Deccan Odyssey while it is stationed
at the Verna Railway station.
◘ Depart for a beach side dinner and
cultural night experience.
◘ Post-dinner proceed towards Madgaon
◘ Entrain the Deccan Odyssey and later
proceed towards Kolhapur.
Day 4: Kolhapur
◘ Morning alight at Kolhapur city.
◘ Post-breakfast; enjoy a bus ride till
the major sightseeing attractions housed
here. Visit the New Palace, a royal
palace now partly converted into museum,
Bhawani Mandap, and
◘ Also visit the Shalini Palace and take
delight in the traditional martial art
performances and cultural programmes and
visit the handicraft stalls for an
insight into the heritage of the place.
◘ Return to the luxury train to depart
for the next destination - Daulatabad.
◘ Enjoy lunch and some leisure time
aboard the train.
◘ Dinner to be served onboard.
Day 5: Daulatabad
◘ In the morning you will reach at the
◘ Visit the historical Daulatabad Fort
followed by a visit to the famous Ellora
◘ Arrive in Aurangabad for Lunch.
◘ Savor on the sumptuous lunch and take
delight in some leisure time at the
◘ Embark on local sightseeing trips and
visit the Bibi-Ka-Maqbara monument.
◘ Visit the local markets for some
unique shopping experiences.
◘ Return to the Deccan Odyssey train to
move in to the next destination,
◘ The must-visit attraction here is the
Tadoba Wildlife Sanctuary.
◘ Dinner will be served onboard the
Day 6: Chandrapur
◘ In the morning, alight at Chandrapur
railway station, after enjoying a
◘ Lunch and leisure onboard the luxury
◘ Board a bus to reach the Tadoba
Wildlife Sanctuary, the second largest
tiger reserve in India. Guests will be
taken across the sanctuary in open
◘ Return to the train for rest and a
lavish dinner. The train will then
proceed towards Bhusawal, the gateway to
the Ajanta Caves.
Day 7: Ajanta Caves and Nashik
◘ In the morning, disembark at the
Bhusawal railway station.
◘ Board bus to visit the renowned
Buddhist caves of Ajanta, where you'll
marvel at some of the finest cave
paintings and sculptures of 2nd century
BC to 7th century AD.
◘ In the afternoon, board the train at
Jalgaon railway station. Lunch to be
served on board. Later, proceed toward
◘ Major sites of attractions in Nashik
are the Panchawati Ghat and the medieval
temples such as the Kala Ram Temple.
◘ Arrive at the Deolali Railway Station
to depart for Mumbai, your port of
◘ Dinner to be served aboard.
◘ Depart for Mumbai.
◘ The luxury train will soon leave for
Day 8: Mumbai
◘ After breakfast onboard checkout
taking with you the memories of weeklong
FACILITIES ON BOARD
Facilities on Board
• 11 fully air-conditioned deluxe
• 2 restaurant cars that prepare a range
of Indian, and Continental dishes
• A well stocked bar
• Gymnasium and spa
• A conference coach
• Special assistance for physically
• A mailbox for efficient delivery of
• Doctor can call
• Special smoking areas
.. see all facilities
Tariff for Lean Season
• Deluxe cabin for USD 390 on twin
• Presidential Suite for USD 750 per
person per night
.. more tariff plans
For Peak season October 2011 to March
2012 Departs (per person per night)
Occupancy Deluxe Cabin Presidential
Single occupancy USD 650 USD 950
Double occupancy USD 500 USD 800
Triple occupancy USD 425 USD 370 for
For Lean season April 2011and September
2011 Departs (per person per night)
Occupancy Deluxe Cabin Presidential
Single occupancy USD 500 USD 750
Double occupancy USD 390 USD 650
Triple occupancy USD 315 USD 300 for
Terms and Conditions
Children under 5 years of age will be
complimentary guests without bed. Half
fare will be levied for Children 5-12
years of age
10% Surcharge extra for Christmas and
New Year holiday season
Any leg of minimum 2 nights (subject to
availability) will be given at the above
tariff. Thus, Goa-Mumbai (5 Nights) and
Mumbai-Goa (2 Nights) segments will be
sold as per availability.
However, if a person undertakes the day
program at Goa and Mumbai, an extra USD
130 will be charged
Service tax @ 2.58% will be charged on
the gross ticket value
Tariff is inclusive of travel, catering,
conducted sightseeing, entrance fee at
monuments, Parks, Palaces, cultural
programs, boat ride
The tariff is not inclusive of video
cameras fees, liquor, laundry and other
items of personal nature
Booking is done at 20% advance deposit
Balance payment is to be made 30 days
prior to departure
Cancellation charges are as follows:
All cancellation must be informed by
Fax/E-mail to the Central Reservation
Division at Head Office, Mumbai. A
letter of confirmation regarding the
same must also be posted to the above
No interruptions will be entertained
through refund or adjustment whatsoever
on the commencement of tour.
If booking cancelled 60 days prior to
departure - 5% of ticket value
If booking cancelled 30-59 days prior to
departure - 20% of ticket value
If booking cancelled 15-29 days prior to
departure - 50% of ticket value
If booking cancelled less than 14 days
prior to departure - 100% of ticket
The Deccan Odyssey has 11 fully
air-conditioned deluxe saloons with each
having 4 twin-bedded cabins. The cabins
are equipped with channel piped music,
wall-to-wall carpeting, CD/MP3 player,
attached washrooms, intercom, running
hot and cold water, showers, and other
amenities. Guests can also relish on the
complimentary bottle of wine offered in
all the guestrooms of the Deccan
Certain items of handicraft and some
special souvenirs can be bought right
onboard. You can also obtain a catalogue
of Maharashtrian handicrafts.
An arrival kit containing stationery
items, information brochures, cards etc
is provided to each guest. Additional
items can be asked for any time. An
attendant is always at your disposal.
For physically challenged persons,
special assistance is available such as
crèches, wheel chairs and a special
To cherish and relive these special
moments down memory lane, a group
photograph of all guests is taken and
provided as souvenir at the end of the
There is a lounge on each saloon for
relaxing, reading or simply feasting on
the country side scenery. There is also
a library fitted in this luxury train.
Your luggage is collected and taken to
your salon without you worrying about
A mailbox is provided onboard for
efficient delivery of your mails
Doctor can be arranged at the next
station and first aid is available
All the leading dailies and periodicals
are offered with the morning cup of tea.
Safety arrangements are made for you and
your belongings in the Deccan Odyssey
Special smoking areas are also there for
the guests who love to smoke.
There's wide collection of CDs and MP3
on Deccan Odyssey, available on request.
Packaged water will be provided for all
guests on board, in the coach, in the
hotels, and even during sightseeing
trips on a complimentary basis.
On the completion of the tour,
assistance will be given on travel
Voltage available on the train 110/230
Online booking and through agents
facilities are available for the Deccan
To take care of all your travel needs,
an attendant is available at your
disposal throughout the journey.
An electronic safe is provided in each
cabin to keep all your valuables. Should
you forget your code, please contact the
General Manager on the Train.