You are served scrumptious breakfast onboard as the train arrives in Bijapur, which served as the capital of Sultans of Deccan in the erstwhile era.
Though in the 10th or 11th century, Bijapur was established by the Kalyani Chalukyas, but it came under the rule of different sultanates as the time changed. Between the period of 16th and 17th century, Adil Shahi Dynasty made Bijapur his capital too. Owing to secular nature of the ruler, many poets, scholars, poets, dancers, musicians, Sufi saints and other artists came to Bijapur, which was also known as 'Palmyra of the Deccan'.
Have your breakfast and proceed for sightseeing. The first attraction is Gol Gumbaz (round dome), the mausoleum of Adil Shah (Sultan of Bijapur). This is an architectural marvel because of its two aspects; One- it is the second largest tomb in the world and Two, the circular gallery is where even the tiniest whispers echo and get magnified. Next, visit the Jumma Masjid, followed by Malik-e-Maidan. Jumma Masjid is one of the oldest mosques of India and Malik-e-Maidan is the largest medieval cannon in the world. As per the legends go, if someone touches the gun and asks for a wish to be fulfilled, it gets granted. Then, head to Mehtar Mahal, which is an ornate gateway dating back to 17th century. Next in line is Ibrahim Rouza, one of the most beautiful Islamic monuments of the country. People believe that its 24-meter-high minaret inspired the creation of Taj Mahal, the Seventh Wonder of the World.
Return to the comforts of Deccan Odyssey in the afternoon. The lunch is served as the train leaves for Aihole & Pattadakal.
Spend the evening availing the amenities offered onboard- such as spa, lounge, indoor games etc.
Dinner and overnight stay onboard.