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Maharashtra Splendor

Deccan Odyssey

Uniquely exhibiting its Midas Touch, the Deccan Odyssey Train Tour in India flaunts royalty, magnificence and re-discovery with excellence. Embark on the bygone era of primacy and romance with the auspicious journeys mapped by the Deccan Odyssey. Modelled on the tourism initiative of 'Palace on Wheels', it now includes the magical destinations of Mumbai, Nashik, Shirdi, Sawai Madhopur, Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Vadodara, Kolhapur, Goa, Aurangabad, Tadoba, Ajanta Caves, Little Rann of Kutch, Hampi, Hyderabad and other eminent locations.

Carving its way across the very heart of India, the journey with Deccan Odyssey Train showcases the best sun-kissed beaches of India, exquisite forts and palaces built with indelible accomplishments along with a blend of religious-spiritual aura. The recent addition in the worldly recognised itinerary of Deccan Odyssey includes Spiritual Sahyadri, Soul Quest, Indian Odyssey, Maharashtra Splendour, Indian Sojourn, Indian Soiree, Hidden Treasures of Gujarat, Golden Treasure, Jewels of the Deccan and Maharashtra Wild Trail.

Fondly called as 'India's Blue Train, the Deccan Odyssey includes 21 royally appointed coaches. Along with catering to the guests, these coaches are also utilised for innumerable purposes such as health spa, lounge, conference and dining. One can smell the ambience and feel the touch of the imperial carriages used by the Maharajas.

This 'Blue Limousine on Rolling Wheels,' endows a superlative experience, garnering the dreams of many with a touch of magical reality. So be it a UNESCO world heritage site, palatial residence or the vineyard, all these aforementioned destinations are revealed with a majestic touch.

History

Deccan Odyssey was an initiative of the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC). MTDC joined hands with the famous Taj Group of Hotels and created the magnificent Deccan Odyssey. Well equipped with all the modern amenities, this luxury train offers a truly wonderful experience.
Though the Railway Ministry signed a MOU for the luxury train with MTDC in February 2001 but it received a green signal by the ICF (Integral Coach Factory) only in May 2002. The design for the train coaches was finalized in five months. It took another five months to complete their construction. Finally this luxury train started its first journey on January 16th,  2004 from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus(CST)Mumbai.

Itinerary

Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Destinations Cevered: Mumbai - Aurangabad - Tadoba - Nashik - Kolhapur - Goa - Mumbai

Day 01

This evening, arrive at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and board your train on a mesmerizing voyage through the Maratha heartland.

Day 02

Proceed to visit Ellora Caves, a World Heritage site. A unique  artistic  creation,  with its sanctuaries devoted to Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism, it illustrates the spirit of tolerance that was characteristic of ancient India. Visit BiBi- Ka-Maqbara, a replica of the Taj Mahal.

Day 03

Arrive at the Tadoba Tiger Reserve and spend an adventurous day with morning and afternoon safaris into the Reserve.

Day 04

Arrive at Jalgaon railway station and drive to Ajanta Caves, a World Heritage site. These magnificent caves have exquisite ancient murals & sculptures that depict the life of Buddha.

Day 05

Arrive in Nashik and proceed for a Champagne tour followed by lunch.

Day 06

Arrive at Kolhapur, a multifaceted city with a mythical past. Visit the New Palace, the Mahalaxmi Temple and the Town Hall museum. Witness a traditional martial arts performance known as “Mardani Khel”.

Day 07 

Arrive in Goa, known for its beaches, churches, and temples. Take a tour of Old Goa, visiting the St. Augustine Church & the Basilica of Bom Jesus. Walk through the old Latin Quarters known as Fontanhas.

Day 08

Arrive at Mumbai, where your journey comes to an end.


Highlights
  • Explore the jewels of ancient Indian architecture, the wondrous cave temples of Ajanta & Ellora along the western seaboard, both World Heritage Sites
  • Experience two game drives through Tadoba Tiger Reserve where you get an opportunity to spot the Royal Bengal Tiger as well as various other species of birds and mammals
  • Visit the New Palace, witness the “Mardani Khel” martial art of the Marathas
  • A Wine Tour of Nashik
  • Taste spicy Goan cuisine and visit a 400 year old Portuguese villa, a slice of living history

Tariff

Season 2019-2020 (September 2019 to May 2020) Per Cabin per Journey Price for 07 Nights/ 08 Days

For International travellers Only
Occupancy Deluxe Cabin Presidential Suite Description
Single US$ 6,734 US$ 14,584 Single Cabin
Double/Twin US$ 9,600 US$ 14,584 TWN Sharing Cabin
2 Children
US$ 7,248 US$ 7,248 In a separate deluxe cabin

For Indian National
Occupancy Deluxe Cabin Presidential Suite Description
Single INR 4,71,380 INR 10,20,880 Single Cabin
Double/Twin INR 6,76,200 INR 10,20,880 TWN Sharing Cabin
2 Children
INR 5,07,360 INR 5,07,360 In a separate deluxe cabin
# 5% GST will be extra as applicable.
# Presidential Suite can accommodate upto 3 adults or 2 Adults and 2 children ( One child upto 5 years of age and second child up to 12 years)
# The tariff is inclusive of cost of travel, accommodation, all meals, sightseeing tours, entrance fee
(excluding video camera fee) for monuments & palaces and entertainment.
# Tariff does not include liquor, laundry and other items of personal nature.

The above Tariff is subject to change without notice.
Service Tax are subject to change as per the government of India directives.


Reservation / Cancellation - Terms & Conditions

Booking Policy:
  • 20% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
  • Remaining 80% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure.
  • For USD bookings: The payable amount in INR should be credited in our account as per the rate of exchange
    (ROE) of the previous day of the date (www.rbi.org.in) of transferring the amount by the agent.
Cancellation Policy:
  • No cancellation on cancelling 60 days prior to the departure date.
  • Retention of 20% of ticket value on cancelling 59-45 days prior to the departure date.
  • Retention of 50% of ticket value on cancelling 44-30 days prior to the departure date.
  • Rentention of 100% of ticket value on cancelling 29 days prior to the departure date.
Child Policy:
  1. Deccan Odyssey does accommodate children but we ask parents to be mindful of the sophisticated
    adult atmosphere we endeavor to maintain.
  2. One child up to 5 years of age shall be allowed free of cost in the Deluxe Cabin, subject to sharing of double bed with parents. This is subject to availability of double bed at the time of booking.
  3. For families, with a child between 6-12 years of age, or, with two children with one child below 5
    years and another between 6-12 years,
    we recommend the Presidential Suite which has a double bed in the bedroom and can be shared with a child below 5 years and a sofa cum bed in the living room which can accommodate the older child. In this case, the child/children will be accommodated free of cost.
  4. In case of two children between 6-12 years of age travelling with their parents, you will have to take 2 cabins.
    The first child pays 25% of the adult fare and the second child will have to pay 50% of the adult fare.
  5. One of the parents will have to be present with the child / children in the cabin.

No show/ En route termination of tour/amendment:
# No Show - In case of No Show / Non-arrival of the guest, no refund or adjustment in future travel
will be possible. The whole amount shall be treated as forfeited.
# En route termination of tour - In case of termination of tour by the guest, for any reasons,
no refund or adjustment for future travel will be possible. The amount for unused portion of the tour
shall be treated as forfeited.
# Amendment - Is only possible under the circumstances like Natural Disaster / Natural Calamity or
Serious Health Problem's (this needs to be supported by doctor's certificate) and is subject to
availability. No refunds are possible and every case will be decided on merits on a case to case
basis. No amendment will be permissible in case of booking of groups or complete train.

Schedule

MONTH Maharashtra Splendour 7N/8D
Sep 201921,28
Nov 20192,23
Dec 201921
Jan 202018
Feb 20208,22
Mar 202014
Apr 202011,25
Oct 202031
Nov 202021
Dec 20205
Jan 202116
Feb 20216,20
Mar 202113
Apr 202110,24

Facilities

Royal Accommodation

The train offers 21 coaches, out of which 13 are for passengers. These coaches are named after the historical monuments and different sites of Maharashtra. The fully air-conditioned deluxe saloons include 4 cabins with each saloon.

There are 4 Luxury Suite Cabins, 24 Twin Bedded Deluxe Cabins, 5 Double Bedded Cabins,14 Triple Bedded Cabins and 1 Cabin For Physically Challenged. Two-power Generator cars and Three Staff cars for on board staff are also available.

All the saloons are fitted with modern facilities like attached toilets, wall to wall carpeting, running hot and cold water, shower, intercom, channel music and CD/MP3 player.

Attendant

Personal attendants are available to take care of you throughout the journey.

Restaurants

The two restaurants Peshwa I and Peshwa II are there which are tastefully adorned. The restaurants serve you mouth-watering Indian, Continental, Maharashtrian, Goa and Chinese cuisines.

Bar

A well stocked bar, Mumbai High is available where passengers can taste a variety of drinks, both Indian as well as international.

Lounge

Each coach is combined with a well-maintained lounge where passengers can relax and make friends with each other.

Conference Facilities

The conference-cum- business centre with an accommodating capacity of 30 people is available. It has the facilities such as Computers with Internet connectivity, DVD players and television sets.

Shopping

A variety of beautiful handicrafts like paintings, metal ware, furniture, jewellery and fabrics can be purchased from different destinations while on the Journey.

Other Facilities and Services offered

  • Luggage Collection
  • Arrival kit
  • Personal attendant
  • Mineral water
  • Medical Aid
  • Mail Box
  • Ayurvedic Body Massage
  • Steam bath
  • Gymnasium
  • Beauty Parlour
  • Separate suite cars for smoking
  • Library with books, journals, newspapers and magazines
  • Money exchange facility/credit cards
  • Fax machines
  • Cell Phone on demand
  • Laundary Services
  • Television & Cable Connections
  • 24- Hour Room Service
  • Business Centre
  • PA System/ 6 Channel Music System
  • Fully loaded mini pantry in each coach
  • Telephone in each saloon
  • Television in each coach
  • Plasma TV in Lounge Car
  • A complimentary bottle of wine courtesy the Deccan Odyssey in all the rooms.
  • Toiletries
  • Wide collection of classic & non-classics films and music on channel.

Attractions

The conference room of the fascinating train becomes a venue for different cultural programmes held in the evenings. Passengers can enjoy the dance, music and many other cultural programmes reflecting the royal glory of Maharashtra and Goa. These exciting programmes will surely keep you entertained throughout the journey.

Maharashtra represents its rich culture to its visitors in different form of its vibrant music as well as the folk forms like lavnis, gondnals, povadas and bharuds. Many colorful festivals showcases the cultural richness of Maharashtra. On your tour with this luxury train, you get an excellent opportunity to closely see and admire this rich cultural legacy of Maharashtra.

Why Choose Deccan Odyssey?

  • Best Luxury Train in Asia The Deccan Odyssey train has been won again the best luxury train in Asia at the World Travel Awards 2017. Successfully running since 2003, this royal ride is actually a five star hotel on wheels.
  • Six Different Itineraries A traveler would get to the most exotic Indian destinations like New Delhi, Sawai Madhopur, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Vadodara, Ellora Caves, Mumbai and the famous south Indian destinations.
  • Beautiful Blue Train The Blue Limousine with its 12 elegant coaches brings back the grand history of Maharashtra. The in-house restaurants named Peshwa-I and Peshwa-II offer a wide range of cuisine.
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