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A new Royal Train tour journey across virgin beaches of India's west coast &
the deccan plateau. Visit the ancient Aurangabad city to have a look on
exotic Ellora cave and explore the historical Ratnagiri, Sindhunagiri,
Jalgaon and famous Nasik city of India.
Day - 1 - Arrive Mumbai
You arrive in Mumbai by international flight. Upon arrival assistance &
check-in hotel for short stay. Later we leave for half Day sightseeing tour
of Mumbai starting with the Gateway of India, the entrance to the port of
Mumbai. It was built to commemorate the visit of King George V in 1911.
Historically the Gateway holds greater significance as last of the British
troops, which left independent India by sea, marched through its portals.
Followed by the Elephanta Caves boat cruise from Gateway of India. The caves
are at the top of a gentle stairway, which begins almost immediately where
the ferry wharf hits dry land. Evening at leisure. Overnight Hotel- Mumbai
Day - 2 - Deccan Odyssey Train Tour to Mumbai
Report by 1500 Hrs at Tea Centre,Resham Bhawan,Near Churchgate Railway
station in South Mumbai for check-in facilitation.Later transferred to CST
Railway Station(formerly called VT) to board the Deccan Odyssey Maharaja
train & depart by 1630 hrs.Hi-Tea & Dinner on board. Train travels
through the Night to Ratnagiri.
Overnight Train stationary at Ratnagiri Station.
Day - 3 - Deccan Odyssey Tour to Jaigadh, Ganapatipule, Ratnagiri &
After early breakfast, greeted to warm Konkani welcome at Bhoke Railway
Station. Drive through the agriculturally rich Ratnagiri district to board
local Fishing trawler & enjoy backwater cruise on Shastri River from Rai
Jetty to Jaigarh jetty.
Later drive to virgin beach of Ganpatiphule,next to the famous 14 centuries
old Lord Ganesha Temple,dedicated to Hindu Elephant God of Good fortune.
Enjoy sea-side out-door lunch & leisurely swim on the virgin beach. In
the afternoon drive to Ratanagiri town & briefly visit the well
preserved house of great intellectual & Indian freedom fighter Lokmmanya
Board back the Royal Train at Ratanagiri Railway station. After some
rest,proceed for onboard dinner. Overnight Train stationary at Ratnagiri
Day - 4 - Deccan Odyssey Train Tour to Sindhudurg, Tarkarli, Sawantwadi
Early morning the train moves to Sindhunagari Railway station. After early
breakfast, board Air Conditioned Bus to Malvan jetty. Enroute enjoy optional
walk through weekly local village bazaar(market). Later board small canoe to
visit 17th century built Sea Fort of Sindhudurg ,also famous for it's
Shivaji's temple. Drive to Tarkarli beach on Arabian Sea to enjoy sumptuous
lunch & leisurely swim.
In the afternoon board small motorboats to cruise backwaters of Karli
river. Visit ancient Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu & Sawantwadi
Cultural Centre. After dusk return to Deccan Odyssey train at Sawantwadi
Railway Station. Dinner on board. Overnight Train Stationary outside the
Day - 5 - Deccan Odyssey Train Tour to Goa
Early morning the Royal train moves to Karmali railway station & the
guests are greeted to a warm welcome by Goan musicians. Morning Visit the
world Heritage site of 16th century Old Portuguese built churches. Time free
to visit Panjim (Panaji) & walk through the living streets of this
former Portuguese Colonial town.
Later drive to south Goa for lunch at beach-side Luxury Resort.Option to
enjoy adventure water-sports activity at Extra cost. Late afternoon return
to the Deccan Odyssey Maharaja train at Madgoan Railway Station. Immediately
depart for Pune. High-Tea & Dinner on board. Journey through the Night.
Day - 6 - Deccan Odyssey Train Travel to Pune
This former capital of Peshwa Empire,in 18th century is now fast emerging
as the latest Information Technology Hub in Western India. After breakfast
on board,visit campus of famous Pune University & drive past Jewish
Synagogue. Discover to your taste,the personal collections of a single
person-related to Indian arts & crafts at Kelkar museum. Also visit
ruins of 18th century built Shaniwar-Wada Fort from where the Peshwa Brahmin
rulers controlled most of Central India, before loosing in battle to British
colonial army in early 19th century. Later,walk through the extensive
grounds of Agha Khan palace,where Mahatma Gandhi was imprisoned during most
of Second World war by the British Rulers.
Lunch at local Deluxe Hotel & return to the Royal train. Immediately
depart for Aurangabad. High Tea & Dinner on board. The train travels
through most of the night.
Day - 7 - Deccan Odyssey Train Tour to Aurangabad
After early breakfast, greeted by local dancers at Aurangabad Railway
Station. Proceed to visit the quaint & interesting Daulatabad Fort,which
was initially built in 12th century by a Yadava King on a small hill.This
Fort was later fortified by Mohammed-Bin-Tuglaq, who briefly shifted the
capital of his Muslim sultanate from Delhi to Aurangabad area in 14th
century. Nearby are located the World Heritage Cave murals of Ellora,dating
between 6th century to 12th century A.D. Out of these 34 caves,most
interesting are Cave No. 16(Hindu Kailasha Temple dedicated to Lord
Shiva);Cave No.10 (Buddhist Mahayana sect);Cave No.32(Jain sculptures).
Drive back to Aurangabad Deluxe Hotel for lunch. Afternoon visit
Bibi-Ka-Makbara(poor man's Taj Mahal) & time free for shopping. Late
afternoon return to Aurangabad Railway Station to board the train &
depart for Jalgaon. High tea & Dinner on board. Train travels through
most of the night.
Day - 8 - Deccan Odyssey Train Travel to Ajanta Caves & Nasik
After early breakfast drive 2 hrs to reach Ajanta Caves T-point & board
recently introduced eco-friendly buses to reach base of World Heritage site
of Ajanta Buddhist caves. Start climb of 100 steps to discover the 30
Buddhist cave murals of Hinyana & Mahayana sect. Most interesting to
visit are the 6th century Frescoes in Cave No 1 & 2; Oldest cave No.10
dating back to 2nd century BC; cave No.17 & 19. Return to Jalgaon
Railway Station & depart for Nasik Town. Lunch & Hi-tea on board.
Late afternoon reach Nasik Town & visit the Ghat areas of Godavari
river(locally called South Ganges), where once in 12 years the world-famous
Hindu festival of Kumbh Mela is organised. Return to the Royal Train for
Farewell Dinner. Train journeys through the night for Mumbai.
Day - 9 - Deccan Odyssey Train Tour to Mumbai
Deccan Odyssey Train arrives at World Heritage Site of CRS Station(formerly
called VT) by 0800 hrs. you can bid adieu to your hosts &
fellow-passengers after early breakfast. Upon arrival at railway station
assistance & transfer to hotel. Overnight Hotel- Mumbai (B)
Day - 10 - Depart Mumbai
Our tour concludes: We thanks you for your patronage & ensures a
punctual transfer to the Airport for onward travel.
Tour Cost (Using Budget Hotels)
|Based on minimum 02 pax
||US$ 2885 per person on twin sharing basis
|Based on minimum 03 pax
||US$ 2285 per person on twin sharing basis
|Based on Single pax
Above Cost Includes :
- Monument charges in Mumbai : US$ 13
- Supplement of 10% of the above fare shall be charged extra from 20
Dec'06 to 07 Jan'07
Cost Does Not Include :
- 09 nights accommodation on twin sharing basis with early check in
- In train Catering (morning tea, breakfast, lunch, evening tea &
- A/C transportation as per the itinerary (No transportation on leisure
- Local speaking guide in Mumbai.
- Travel and accommodation on Board ( Deccan Odyssey).
- Sightseeing tours in deluxe coaches with English speaking guide.
- Entrance fee for monuments apart from Delhi.
- Fee of Cultural entertainment
- All presently applicable taxes.
- Any airfare or airport tax.
- Expenses of personal nature.
- Monument charges.
- Any other expenses not mentioned in the cost includes.