Royal Deccan Odyssey Train Tour
Duration : 8 Days / 7 Nights
Destinations Covered :Mumbai - Ratnagiri - Sawantwadi - Sindhudurg - Goa - Kohlapur - Pune - Aurangabad - Jalgaon - Mumbai
Ganapatipule beach visit
Grandeur Sawantwadi Palace
Basilica of Bom Jesus
Ellora caves- the epitome of rock-carving architecture
Day 1 : Mumbai - Ratnagiri
At 1640 the train will depart from Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai. Evening snacks and Dinner on board. Overnight on train.
Day 2 : Ratnagiri - Sawantwadi
Breakfast onboard. Upon arrival at Ratnagiri station (at 0810 hrs) drive to Ganapatipule beach resort. On reaching check in at the hotel and rest for a while. Later set out to enjoy some adventurous sports at the beach like rowboats, motorboats, aero boats, swimming, sun-bathing etc. Return to Deccan odyssey and move to Kudal. Detrain at Kudal to visit the heritage town of Sawantwadi. Visit Sawantwadi palace and crafts village famous for handicrafts and toys. Return to Deccan odyssey for onward journey. Dinner onboard.
Day 3 : Sawantwadi - Sindhudurg nagari
Breakfast onboard followed by arrival at Sindhudurg railway station (at 0730 hrs). Drive to Malvan jetty by A/C coach. Later set out on a sightseeing tour of the town starting form a boat ride to the Sindhudurg fort, followed by visit to the local market. Post lunch, depart for Walaval village to visit the Ancient temple of Goddess Laxmi Narayan - a fine example of temple and fort architectural styles. Return to Deccan odyssey train for onward journey. Dinner on board.
Day 4 : Sindhudurg nagari - Goa - Kohlapur
Morning arrival at Karnali Railway station (at 0730). Detrain and drive to Goa. Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Later set forth for a sightseeing tour of Goa by A/C coach. Visit Old Goa. Include Basilica of Bom Jesus, St, Cathedral church and the local museum in your trip. Enjoy leisure time at the Goa beach followed by return to Royal Deccan and departure for Kohlapur. Dinner onboard.
Day 5 : Kohlapur - Pune
A leisurely breakfast on board. Arrive at Kohlapur railway station ( at 0800 hrs). Set out for a sightseeing tour covering Bhawani Mandap Mahalaxmi temple and Shalini Palace in a A/C Coach. Witness the cultural dance programs before returning to Deccan odyssey. Lunch onboard, followed by arrival at Pune. Sightseeing of pune include Aga Khan palace and Phule Mandal - the old central market. Drive back to Deccan odyssey for departure to Aurangabad. Dinner onboard.
Day 6 : Pune - Aurangabad
Arrival at Aurangabad station ( at 0830 hrs). Alight and proceed for a city tour in a A/C coach. Visit the12th century Daulatabad fort and the famous Ellora caves - a combination of Buddhist, Jain and Hindu temples. Next, transfer to the hotel for check in followed by lunch. Later, visit Bibi- Ka- Maqbara built by Aurangzeb in memory of his wife Rabia-Ur-Durrani. Enjoy leisure time to explore the local market followed by return to Deccan odyssey for onward journey. Dinner onboard.
Day 7 :Aurangabad - Jalgaon
Detrain on arrival at Jalgaon station ( at 0700 hrs). Board A/C coach to visit the famous Ajanta caves. Built in 2nd century BC, the 30 caves are mostly based on Buddhism with paintings depicting incidents form Lord Buddha’s life. Return to Deccan Odyssey for departure to Nashik with lunch onboard. Upon arrival, set off for a tour of all must-see places at Nashik - an important pilgrimage destination of India. Places to see includes Shirdi - one of the holiest places in the country, Pandav caves and Kala Ram Mandir. Drive back to Deccan Odyssey. Dinner onboard.
Day 8 : Jalgaon - Mumbai
Morning arrival at CST station ( at 0815 hrs) to signal the end of your memorable journey, the memories of which will last with you forever