It is interesting that while this luxurious train is officially known as Deccan
Odyssey, the often-used acronym for the train is Palace on Wheels of Maharashtra.
Deccan Odyssey is relatively new addition to the list of luxury trains operating
in India. It is ambitious and costliest project of Maharashtra state government.
It has rightly added to the glorious tales of the mighty Maharathas. If Rajasthan
is proud of Palace on Wheels, then Maharashtra has Deccan Odyssey to boast of.
Deccan Odyssey is more than a mere train journey.
The weeklong trip of
Deccan Odyssey takes you to the heritage sites of Ajanta and Ellora, the handicraft
village of Shilpa Gram, the Sula Winery at Nashik, besides the bustling cities
of Mumbai and Pune, and more. It is a magical experience of beating the limitations
of time, experiencing timelessness and getting engrossed in sheer luxury. The
destinations covered include Mumbai, Ganpatipule, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Goa,
Pune, Aurangabad, Ajanta and Ellora.
- Air conditioned deluxe Saloons
- Equipments for physically challenged
- Conference Car
- Newspapers and Magazines
01 - (Wednesday): Mumbai
Departure in the evening from Chhatrapati
Shivaji Terminus Mumbai
- DAY 02 - (Thursday): Jaigarh, Ganpatipule,
Ratnagiri and Bhatye Beach.
Attractions: Fort Jaigad, Ganpatipule
beach resort, Ratnagiri town, Ratnadurg Fort, Lokmanya Tilak Smarak
03 - (Friday): Sindhudurg. Tarkarli. Sawantwadi.
Sea Fort, Tarkarli beach resort, Sawantwadi town, Shilpagram.
04 - (Saturday): Goa
Morning arrival at Karmali - Goa. The most
frequented tourist spots in India.
Attractions: Basilica De Born Jesus, Se
Cathedral, Se Cathedral, Church of St. Francis of Assisi, Fort Aguada Beach Resort.
- DAY 05 - (Sunday): Pune
Morning - Arrival at Pune,
the Erstwhile Capital of Maharashtra.
Attractions: Mahatma Phule Mandai,
the old central market, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Sir David Sasoon Synagogues,
The Osho International Commune, Aga Khan Palace.
- DAY 6 - (Monday):
Attractions: Historical fort Daulatabad, Ellora caves,
Shivaji Museum, Bibi-ka-Maqbara.
- DAY 7 - (Tuesday): Ajanta &
Attractions: Buddhist caves of Ajanta, Panchwati Ghat and
Sula Winery Yard.
- DAY 8 - (Wednesday): Mumbai
- Arrival at CST - Mumbai. Journey Ends.