Deccan Odyssey is among the most fascinating luxury trains in the country and offers an amazing 8 days of luxurious experience. It trails through the vicinity of Maharashtra, the stately Western Ghats, the outstanding Deccan region and the diverse region of the central part of India. On this luxury trip you will be taken to some of the world heritage locations of Ajanta and Ellora caves, Nashik-the wine city, a meeting with the flora and fauna at Pench and Tadoba. On this tour of luxury train you can take pleasure of top-notch comforts, a splendid treatment and mouth watering food whilst you are aboard the Deccan Odyssey.
On reaching Mumbai, our representative will escort you to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus where you can fulfill all your check-in procedure at 15:30 hours. You will be greeted here in a traditional way. The courteous staff will put a garland around your neck and teeka will be put on your forehead. You will be taken to your luxury cabins and at the fixed time the train will leave the platform for Aurangabad. Lavish dinner will be served on board.
Enjoy spectacular and mouth-watering breakfast as the train reaches Aurangabad, the city where Aurangzeb ruled centuries back. The city houses few wonderful gems of Mughal architecture and is also the industrial city of India. The morning is at leisure and you can enjoy the services within the train, Deccan Odyssey or can have a refreshing spa session at one of the luxurious hotels in Aurangabad. Have early lunch and proceed for Ellora Caves, a perfect illustration and cave and temple architecture in India. All these caves are devoted to Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism and have sculptures portraying the diverse cultures. From here you can proceed to the Daulatabad fort, perched at the top of the hill. It was built in the 12t century and has different structures like Jami Masjid, Chand Minar, Chini Mahal, Elephant Tank, etc. Come back to the train Deccan Odyssey to freshen up and then proceed for a delectable dinner. Night will be on-board.
On the 3rd Day after the breakfast you will be taken for sightseeing in Aurangabad. Visit Bibi-ka-Maqbara, which is a wonderful imitation of Agra’s Taj Mahal which is a burial place of Dilras Banu, Aurangzeb’s wife, whom he loved dearly. The next visit is to a weaving center that specializes in the weaving of Himroo fabric. In the afternoon you can come back to the train to chill and then participate in the recreational activities that take place within the train. In the evening, you will be served an amazing collection of mocktail/cocktail in the lounge of the train, Mumbai-Hi and after this take pleasure in a lavishly spread dinner. Stay overnight in the train.
On the 4th day of your train reaches Ramtek, where you will visit Pench National Park. Gear yourself up to drive down into the middle of this park for an amazing rafting experience. The park was awarded the best Management Award in the year 2011. It derives its name from River Pench which passes through this famous Tiger Reserve. Famous for numerous wild animals like Wolf, Gaur, Cheetal, Sambar, Nilgai, Tiger, Wild Dog, Wild Pig and several others. You will come across nearly 300 different types of bird species in this park. Some of them are Indian pittas, Malabar pied hornbills, ospreys, storks, waterfowls, white-eyed buzzards, four endangered vultures and many others. In the evening get back to Deccan Odyssey, where you can enjoy lavish brunch. Later in the afternoon, proceed to your onward destination, Tadoba National Park. Dinner will be served in the train.
Next morning you will reach, Chandrapur station. During the first half you will be taken for a wildlife safari to the Tadoba Tiger reserve and National Park. This park is a famous habitat of the tigers. On you wild life safari you will come across different variety of wildlife which includes tigers, wild dogs, spotted cars, sloth bears, leopards wild pigs and a whole lot of colourful birds. There are almost 290 diverse kinds of birds present in this National park. After an early morning safari you will be taken for breakfast in a nearby wildlife resort. Get mesmerized with picturesque view all around. Have a conversation with a naturalist over here and then proceed to your luxury train, which is waiting for you at the Chandrapur station. Be on-board as you relax and enjoy your cocktail drinks followed by sumptuous dinner. Night stay will be on board as you proceed to Jalgaon, the subsequent station.
On the 6th day you reach Jalgaon station as the train comes to a halt here. After breakfast on- board, you will proceed to Ajanta caves, which is also a World Heritage site. You will experience an exceptional model of rock-cut cave temple and brilliant architecture of India. In all there are 30 rock-cut caves and they are devoted to Hinduism as well as Buddhism. Admire the beaurtiful and intricate carvings, paintings, sculptures associated equally to both the religious convictions. Post this come back to the Deccan Odyessy and after lunch the train departs Nashik- which is also famous as the Wine Capital of the country'. Remaining day is at leisure and you can chill in the train’s spa and take pleasure in the facilities and activities that take place within the train. Dinner will be served on-board this luxury train.
The train on the 7th day enters the sacred and divine city of Nashik. The city is said to produce maximum wine in the country. Enjoy a spectacular and mouth-watering breakfast before you leave the train to enjoy a peaceful walk on the banks of Godawari river. Here you will come across different religious ceremonies, which are performed here. Visit the vibrant and colourful markets of Nashik, where you will across everything existing on this earth. From here you will be escorted for a round of the famous vineyard. Enjoy the plantation of diverse types of grapes like Chardonnay, Chenin, and Pinot Noir. Watch the ancient procedure that helps in making sparkling wine in India. The best of wines like Red, White and Sparkling wines are produced in this part of India. After lunch you can proceed back to your train which returns to its final destination-Mumbai. Enjoy the services and facilities of the train, one last time before it reaches-Mumbai. Night stay will be on board.
The train on the 8th day enters Mumbai. After an early breakfast make all your check-out formalities and leave this luxury train, the Deccan Odyessy at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Railway Station. Bid farewell to your fellow passengers before you head for your onward journey.
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