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 adn 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.
Only on the final day will lunch be served on the train adn 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 comprsing 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
Mumbai - Ratnagiri - Nagari - Sawantwadi - Karmali -
Madgaon - Pune - Aurangabad - Nasik - Mumbai
07 nights & 08 days
Day 01 : Wednesday
Departure in the evening from Chhatripatei 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 finest beach along the Konkan coast. Free time & lunch at
Ganapatipule beach resort. Noon board the bus for sight seeing tour of
Ratnagiri town. Visit to 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 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 new is an archaeological museum for
Goan antiques. Proceed to Panjim by bus. Free time for short walk in
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 variety of artifacts of the 17th, 18th &
19th Centuries. Sir David Sasoon Synagogues built in 1867. The Osho
International Commune is on of the biggest centre for mediation and
spiritual growth. Lunch & free time at Hotel Le Meridian. The Tribal
Musuem having collection of 2000 rare and precious articles related to
tribal life. Aga Khan Palace, a place where Mahatma Gandhi was
incarcerated during freedom struggle presently converted in to 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 religion - Hinduism,
Buddhism & Jaisism. Lunch & Cultural programme 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 rech
Fardapur resort. After break fast proceed to visit renowned Buddhist
caves of Ajanata 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 at CST - Mumbai. Journey Ends.
Deccan Odyssey Train Schedule
Tariff per person per night
January, 2004 to March
October 2004 to March 2005
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 : Half
fare for children between 5 and 12 years, Subject to change without
Any leg of minimum of 3 nights subject to availability will be given at
the above-mentioned rates. Thus Mumbai-Goa and Goa-Mumbai sector will be
sold as available segments to clients.
If however, the clients undertakes the day
programme at Goa & Mumbai, an extra $ 100 USD per person will be
Indian passengers can pay in equivalent Rupee against US$ at the
exchange rate prevalent at the time of payment. Tariff is inclusive of
travel/catering conducted sight seeing/enterance fee at
Monuments/Parks/Palaces/Cultural Programmes/Boat Ride. The guest has to
pay for video cameras, liquor, laundry and other items of personal
Note : 10% Surchage 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 :
Cancellation must be advised by Fax/E-mail/Letter to the Central
Reservation Devision at Head Office, Mumbai.
Rs. 300/- if the request is received before 60 days.
20% of Ticket Value if cancellation is received within the period of
24-44 days from schedule date of departure.
50% of ticket value if cancellation request is received within the
period of 8-23 days from schedule date of departure.
100% of ticket value if cancellation request is
received within the period of 7 days or before the schedule date of
Deccan Odyssey Sercives & 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
Physically Challenged persons
Special assistance is available in the form of wheel chairs, 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
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 which are
available on the Deccan Odyssey.
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.
The leading dailies and newspapers greet you every morning over a
simmering hot cup of tea for 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 in the train.
A complimentary bottle of wine courtesy the Deccan Odyssey.