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The Deccan Odyssey Tour India

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Duration : 07 Nights / 08 Days


Destinations Covered : Mumbai – Sindhudurg – Goa – Kolhapur – Aurangabad – Chandrapur – Ajanta Caves – Nasik – Mumbai

Day 1, Wednesday : Mumbai

16:40 hrs – departure from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus for Sindhudurg Railway station
20:00 hrs – dinner on board

Meals included : dinner
Overnight on-board

Day 2, Thursday : Sindhudurg Nagari

06:30 hrs – breakfast on board
07:30 hrs – arrive at Sindhudurg
08:00 hrs – disembark to reach Malvan Jetty by an air-conditioned coach

09:30 hrs – visit to Sindhudurg fort by boat

Sindhudurg the Ocean Fort & one time naval base of Maratha empire. Sindhudurg fort stands on a rocky island, known as Kurte, barely a km, from the Malvan Town. Sindhudurg Fort was built in 1664-67 AD by King Shivaji. One of the best preserved forts of the Marathas, the 48 acre Sindhudurg fort has a four kms long zigzag line of 9 metres high and 3 metres wide rampart with 42 bastions. Apart from the huge stones, the building material involved 2000 khandis (72,576 k.g) of iron erecting the massive curtain wall and bastions. A notable feature is that the foundation stones were laid down firmly in molten lead. It also houses some twenty Hindu-Muslim hereditary families.

11:30 hrs – return to depart for the Tarkarli Beach Resort
12:00 hrs – arrive at Tarkarli Beach Resort. Later enjoy lunch followed by some time for leisure.
15:45 hrs – depart for Dhamapur village by an air-conditioned coach. On the way, visit to Cashew factory.
16:45 hrs – arrive at Dhamapur village

16:45 to 17:30 hrs: visit to ancient temple of Goddess Bhagwati, Sateri Devi and Dhamapur Lake.
17:45 hrs – depart for Kudal Railway station
18:15 hrs – arrive on board
18:30 hrs – depart for Goa
20:00 hrs – dinner on board
Meals included: breakfast, lunch & dinner
Overnight on-board Day 3, Friday : Goa

07:00 hrs – breakfast on board, arrive at Karmali Railway station

08:00 hrs – leave for sightseeing tour of Old Goa visiting St. Augustine Church, Basilica of Bom Jesus Church, Se Cathedral Church, St.Francis of Assissi a Museum of Goan antiques and visit to Fontanhas the Latin Quarters at Panjim
12:45 hrs – return on board at Verna Railway station and enjoy lunch
16:15 hrs – drive to beach side hotel for cultural night and dinner
20:45 hrs – depart for Madgaon railway station
21:15 hrs – arrive at Madgaon railway station and embark on board
22:00 hrs – depart for Kolhapur
Meals included: breakfast, lunch & dinner
Overnight on-board Day 4, Saturday : Kolhapur

07:00 hrs – breakfast on board
07:30 hrs – arrive at Kolhapur Railway station
08:00-12:30hrs – enjoy sightseeing tour of the city visiting New Palace, Museum, Bhawani Mandap, Mahalaxmi Temple & Shalini Palace- witness marshal arts performance and cultural program followed by a visit to Handicraft Stalls
12:45 hrs – return on-board
13:15 hrs – depart to Aurangabad via Pune. Lunch on board. Remaining time will be at leisure on board
20:00 hrs – dinner on board
20:30 to 21:45 hrs – halt for detraining and entraining at Pune Railway Station Halt for detraining and entraining at Pune Railway Station
21:45 hrs – depart for Aurangabad
Meals included: breakfast, lunch & dinner
Overnight on-board

Day 5, Sunday : Aurangabad

06:45 hrs – arrive at Aurangabad
07:00 hrs – breakfast on board
07:45 hrs – leave for an orientation tour of the city visiting Daulatabad Fort and Ellora Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site
12:30 hrs – depart for hotel for lunch
13:00 – 15:00 hrs – lunch and free time at the hotel
15:15 hrs – continue for local sightseeing.

15:30 – 17:00 hrs – visit to Bibi-Ka-Maqbara.and free time for shopping
17:30 hrs – return on-board
18:00 hrs – departure for Chandrapur (Via Nanded) for Tadoba Wildlife Sanctuary
20:00 hrs – dinner on board
Meals included: breakfast, lunch & dinner
Overnight on-board Day 6, Monday : Chandrapur (Tadoba)

Breakfast on board
10:00hrs – arrival at Chandrapur railway station. Free time and Lunch on board
14:45 hrs – leave for Tadoba National Park by bus
15:45 hrs – arrival at Moharli gate at Tadoba
16:00 to 18:00 hrs – visit to sanctuary by open jeeps

19:15 hrs – return on board
19:30 hrs – train departs for Bhusawal
20:00 hrs – dinner on board
Meals included: breakfast, lunch & dinner
Overnight on-board Day 7, Tuesday : Ajanta Caves – Nasik

06:30 hrs – breakfast on board
07:00 hrs – arrival at Bhusawal Railway station

07:30 hrs – visit to Ajanta caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site
12:45 hrs – return on-board at Jalgaon railway station
13:15 hrs – depart for Nasik
13:30 hrs – lunch on board. Remainder of the day will be at leisure
17:00 hrs – arrive at Nasik station & depart to visit Panchwati ghats and temples
19:30 hrs – return on-board at Deolali railway station and dinner on board
22:30 hrs – depart for Mumbai
Meals included: breakfast, lunch & dinner
Overnight on-board

Day 8, Wednesday : Mumbai

07:00 hrs – breakfast on board
07:30 hrs – arrive in Mumbai CST
08:15 hrs – disembark from the train