About Deccan Odyssey
The train is scheduled in such a way that it travels through the night so that guests get to relax in 5-star comfort and arrive fresh the next morning at the next halt, to explore the destination during the day. Breakfast and dinner will be served on board while lunch will be provided at the destination.
Only on the final day will lunch be served on the train and dinner at the Taj Residency Nasik. Tickets for the train are priced at US$ 350 per head per day and are all-inclusive, except for the drinks and use of the health spa. Catering and housekeeping on the Deccan Odyssey have been contracted to the Taj Group of hotels. “Our priority is to sell the full 7-day package but we will consider the option of also selling segments of the journey based on the availability of seats,” says Singh.
The 21-coach train will have 13 saloons with 5-star facilities that will accommodate 96 passengers, two restaurants, a bar, conference room, health spa, staff accommodation, and two generator cars. Each passenger saloon car comprising of four compartments will accommodate two, making a total of eight to a carriage.
All saloons have a common lounge with a flat-screen TV and the rooms are fitted with 5-star convenience including attached baths and toilets. The interior design of each coach has been inspired by the site or monument after which it has been named…
Deccan Odyssey Day by Day Tour
Destinations: Mumbai – Ratnagiri – Nagari – Sawantwadi – Karmali – Madgaon – Pune – Aurangabad – Nasik – Mumbai
Duration: 07 nights & 08 days
Day 01 : Wednesday
Departure in the evening from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai.
Day 02 : Thursday
Morning – Arrival at Bhoke Railway Station. Reach Rai Bhatgaon Jetty by AC bus for Back Water Cruise up to historical fort Jaigad. Board the bus to explore the finest beach along the Konkan coast. Free time & lunch at Ganapatipule beach resort. Noon board the bus for sightseeing tour of Ratnagiri town. Visit Ratnadurg Fort, Lokmanaya Tilak Smarak and free time in Ratnagiri Bazar. Board the train at Ratnagiri Railway station.
Day 03 : Friday
Morning-Arrival at Sindhudurg Nagari Railway station. Departure by AC Bus to Malvan Jetty to witness Sindhudurg Sea Fort From Jetty proceed to Tarkarli beach resort for lunch & free time. After lunch Back, Water Cruise through the Tarkarli creek up to Kale Jetty followed by a visit to Sawantwadi town by bus to witness fabulous lacquer handicrafts, paintings, and furniture at the “Shiipagrama” in the town. Late in the evening board the train at Sawantwadi railway station.
Day 04 : Saturday
Morning arrival at Karmali – Goa. The most frequented tourist spot in India. Board the bus to reach Old Goa to witness. Basilica De Born Jesus, Se Cathedral, Se Cathedral and the Church of St. Francis of Assissi, that began as a mosque but now is an archaeological museum for Goan antiques. Proceed to Panjim by bus. Free time for a short walk in the city and bazaar followed by lunch at Fort Aguada Beach Resort. After lunch visit to Dona Paula & 250 years old House. Late in the evening board the train from Madgaon railway station.
Day 05 : Sunday
Morning – Arrival at Pune, the Erstwhile Capital of Maharashtra. Board the bus to visit; Maharashtra Phule Mandai, the old central market. Raja Dinkar Kalkar Museum houses a variety of artifacts of the 17th, 18th & 19th Centuries. Sir David Sassoon Synagogues built-in 1867. The Osho International Commune is one of the biggest center for meditation and spiritual growth. Lunch & free time at Hotel Le Meridian. The Tribal Museum having a collection of 2000 rare and precious articles related to tribal life. Aga Khan Palace, a place where Mahatma Gandhi was incarcerated during the freedom struggle presently converted into a museum dedicated to Gandhi family. Witness Sound and Light show at Shaniwarwada. Late in the evening board the train from Pune railway station
Day 06 : Monday
Morning arrival at Aurangabad station. Proceed by road to witness. Historical fort Daulatabad, Ellora caves, a World Heritage site, having 34 cave temples dedicated to three different religions – Hinduism, Buddhism & Jaisism. Lunch & Cultural program at Hote Taj. After lunch visit to; Shivaji Museum with weapons & antique from the great Maratha Empire. Aurangabad Caves No. 7 & 8, Bibi-ka-Maqbara, a replica of Taj Mahal is a grand piece of Moghul architecture. Free time for shopping Paithani, Himroo, Bidriwork from showrooms for a perfect memorabilia. Late in the evening board the train from Aurangabad railway station.
Day 07 : Tuesday
Morning arrival at Jalgaon railway station. Board the bus to reach Fardapur resort. After breakfast proceeds to visit renowned Buddhist caves of Ajanta a World Heritage Site to witness some of the finest paintings and sculptures of the second century AD. At noon board the train at Bhusawal railway station. Proceed to Nashik. Lunch-on-board. Arrival at Nashik railway station. Departure to visit Panchawati Ghat and Sula Winery Yard. Wine & Dine at the winery yard. Late in the evening board the train at Nashik railway station.
Day 08 : Wednesday
Arrival at CST – Mumbai. Journey Ends.
Deccan Odyssey Train Schedule and Costs
Tariff per person per night
Single Occupancy US$ 485
Double Occupancy US$ 350
Triple Occupancy US$ 285
Presidential Suite US$ 700
April 2004 and April 2005
Single Occupancy US$ 395
Double Occupancy US$ 295
Triple Occupancy US$ 240
Presidential Suite US$ 550
Note : a Half fare for children between 5 and 12 years, Subject to change without notice.
Any leg of a minimum of 3 nights subject to availability will be given at the above-mentioned rates. Thus the Mumbai-Goa and Goa-Mumbai sector will be sold as available segments to clients.
If however, the clients undertake the day program at Goa & Mumbai, an extra $ 100 USD per person will be charged.
Indian passengers can pay in equivalent Rupee against US$ at the exchange rate prevalent at the time of payment. The tariff is inclusive of travel/catering conducted sightseeing/entrance fee at Monuments/Parks/Palaces/Cultural Programmes/Boat Ride. The guest has to pay for video cameras, liquor, laundry and other items of personal nature.
Note: 10% Surcharge shall be levied on departure during Christmas/New Year.
Passenger reservations/cancellation on the Deccan Odyssey may be done as per the following terms and conditions :
(i) 20% of ticket value at the time of booking.
(ii) 80% of ticket value 45 days before departure of the tour.
(i) Cancellation must be advised by Fax/E-mail/Letter to the Central Reservation Division at Head Office, Mumbai.
(ii) Rs. 300/- if the request is received before 60 days.
(iii) 20% of Ticket Value if cancellation is received within the period of 24-44 days from the scheduled date of departure.
(iv) 50% of the ticket value if the cancellation request is received within a period of 8-23 days from the scheduled date of departure.
(v) 100% of the ticket value if the cancellation request is received within a period of 7 days or before the scheduled date of departure.
Deccan Odyssey Services and Facilities
Deccan Odyssey Services & Facilities
Facilities on board
13 fully air-conditioned deluxe saloons, each a combination of 4 twin bedded chambers with channel music, intercom, CD/MP3 player, attached toilets, running hot and cold water, shower, wall to wall carpeting and other amenities.
For Physically Challenged persons
Special assistance is available in the form of wheelchairs, crèches and a special attendant for manual assistance.
Your luggage is picked up and taken to your respective Saloon without your worrying about it.
Each guest is provided with an arrival kit consisting of stationery items, brochures, cards, etc. Anything additional can be asked for, from the attendant, always available at your service.
An attendant is always available at your service, to take care of all your travel needs.
An exotic array of dishes to choose from various cuisines that are available on the Deccan Odyssey.
We make sure, the greatest gift of nature bestowed on us i.e. water is made available to you in its purest form. Mineral water is made available to you all through the journey.
Facilities on board
The leading dailies and newspapers greet you every morning over a simmering hot cup of tea for the beverage of your choice. Also available for you is a large collection of magazines.
Adequate safety arrangements are made for you as well as your personal belongings in the train itself.
All essential toiletries like soaps, shampoos, moisturizers, etc. are provided on the train.
A complimentary bottle of wine courtesy the Deccan Odyssey.