7 Nights / 8 Days

Palace on Wheels Luxury Train Tour

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Overview

Embark on an extraordinary journey through the Deccan region of India aboard the Deccan Odyssey luxury train. This opulent train offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience, showcasing the rich cultural heritage, breathtaking landscapes, and hidden gems of Maharashtra and surrounding states. The Deccan Odyssey is an epitome of luxury and elegance. Step aboard and be mesmerized by the meticulously crafted interiors, adorned with intricate carvings, plush furnishings, and modern amenities. The train offers spacious and well-appointed cabins, each designed with comfort and style in mind.

The itineraries of the Deccan Odyssey are carefully curated to immerse travelers in the vibrant culture and history of the region. From exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Ajanta and Ellora Caves to visiting the majestic forts and palaces of Maharashtra, every moment of the journey is a captivating experience. Indulge in the flavors of India with the train's fine dining options. Relish delectable regional and international cuisines prepared by skilled chefs, accompanied by impeccable service. The train also features a well-stocked bar offering a selection of beverages to enhance your journey.

As you traverse through Maharashtra's diverse landscapes, the Deccan Odyssey offers a range of onboard amenities. Unwind with a spa treatment, enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool, or stay active at the fitness center. Engage in cultural performances and interact with local artisans during onboard activities. The attentive staff on the Deccan Odyssey ensures personalized service, catering to every need and creating a memorable journey. From the moment you step aboard until the final farewell, you will be treated like royalty, experiencing the true essence of Indian hospitality.

The Deccan Odyssey luxury train tour in India is a unique opportunity to explore the treasures of the Deccan region in unparalleled comfort and style. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage, awe-inspiring architecture, and warm hospitality as you embark on a remarkable journey through Maharashtra and beyond. This 7-day itinerary of the Jewels of the Deccan train tour offers a glimpse into the rich history, architectural wonders, and cultural treasures of Maharashtra and Karnataka. The specific itinerary may vary depending on the departure date and season.

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Itinerary Details

Arrive in Mumbai and board the Jewels of the Deccan train. Settle into your luxurious cabin and embark on a city tour, exploring iconic landmarks such as the Gateway of India, Marine Drive, and the bustling markets. Enjoy a delectable dinner onboard as the train departs for Bijapur.

Arrive in Bijapur and visit the architectural marvels of the city, including the Gol Gumbaz, Ibrahim Rouza, and Jama Masjid. Marvel at the intricate carvings and grandeur of these historical sites. Return to the train and continue the journey to Aihole and Pattadakal.

Explore the ancient temple complexes of Aihole and Pattadakal, known for their exquisite rock-cut architecture. Visit the stunning Virupaksha and Papanatha Temples, marveling at their intricate sculptures and historical significance. Return to the train and depart for Hampi.

Wake up in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hampi, once the glorious capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. Discover the remnants of this ancient city, including the Virupaksha Temple, Vittala Temple complex, and the royal enclosures. Immerse yourself in the rich history and architectural wonders of Hampi. Return to the train and proceed to Hyderabad.

Arrive in Hyderabad and explore the city's cultural heritage. Visit the iconic Charminar, Golconda Fort, and the magnificent Chowmahalla Palace. Experience the charm of the old city as you stroll through the bustling markets of Laad Bazaar. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner onboard as the train departs for Aurangabad.

In Aurangabad, visit the awe-inspiring Ellora Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its extraordinary rock-cut temples and monasteries. Admire the intricate carvings and sculptures spanning different faiths. After lunch, explore the city's vibrant markets and cultural attractions. Return to the train and continue the journey to Ajanta.

Explore the ancient Ajanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its magnificent Buddhist cave paintings. Marvel at the intricate artwork depicting the life of Buddha. After lunch, bid farewell to the Jewels of the Deccan train as it arrives in Mumbai. Disembark with cherished memories of an extraordinary journey.

Note:

  • Itinerary, destinations, and scheduled departures may change without prior notice.
  • All Luxury maharaja trains depart on their scheduled time and fixed departure dates, so plan accordingly,
  • The Trains run between October to April.
INCLUDED
Accommodation in double / twin bedded cabins with attached bathrooms
All meals, soft beverages, house brands of Indian wines, beer and spirits
Butler service, complimentary tea, coffee and mineral water on board
Guided off train tours as included in the journeys inclusive of entrance fees, still camera fee, transport and services of a guide
Porter charges at stations
EXCLUDED
Any optional tours as mentioned in the itinerary
Taxes, insurance, gratuities, telephone calls, laundry
Alcoholic beverages (apart from the house brands)
Video, film and professional still camera fees and arrival and departure transfers
International and domestic air tickets
Pre and post tour accommodation
Any tour extensions unless specifically mentioned as part of the journeys

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