Maharashtra Wild Trail - Deccan Odyssey

Day 1 : Arrival in Mumbai - Ellora Caves
Welcome aboard the Deccan Odyssey.
 
Early evening, around 1530 hours, assemble at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus for completing the registration process and check in formalities for your Maharashtra Wild Trail journey. Enjoy your traditional welcome and refresh yourself with a welcome drink. Complete all the formalities and then settle in as the Deccan Odyssey departs for Ellora Caves. Savor dinner onboard.
Overnight stay at Deccan Odyssey.
 
Day 2 : Aurangabad - Ellora Caves
While you enjoy your delicious breakfast, the Deccan Odyssey reaches the first destination, Aurangabad.
 
Named after the Mughal emperor, Aurangzeb, Aurangabad is the gateway to the World Heritage Site, Ellora Caves. The city is dotted with a number of historic monuments which speak of the Mughal era. Spend the morning at leisure, lay back and relax onboard or enjoy a relaxing massage at the hotel spa. Savor an early lunch and disembark to enjoy a beautiful drive to the Ellora Caves.
 
An epitome of Indian rock-cut architecture, Ellora Caves is well-known for its 34 monumental caves that were excavated out of the vertical face of the Charanandri hills. While the 12 caves to the south are Buddhist, 17 in the centre are Hindu, and the 5 caves to the north are Jain. All the caves represent different forms of art from Hindu, Jain and Buddhist culture. The star attraction of the cave is the Kailash temple, which is believed to be a replica of Lord Shiva's celestial abode on Mt. Kailash.
 
After sightseeing around Ellora Caves, visit the Daulatabad fort. Here, explore the remains of Buddhist Caves that are similar to Ajanta and Ellora Caves. The fort dates back to 100 BCE and is a major tourist attraction of Aurangabad.
 
Return to the World of class and luxury, Deccan Odyssey and freshen up. Enjoy your dinner at a city hotel.
Breakfast & Lunch on board. Overnight on Deccan Odyssey.
 
Day 3 : Aurangabad
Munch your breakfast onboard and then head to the city of Aurangabad. Begin with a visit to Bibi-ka-Maqbara, the mausoleum of Dilras Banu, Aurangzeb's wife. The monument was built between the year 1651 and 1661 by her son, Prince Azam Shah. Areplica of the Taj Mahal at Agra, the monument is also known as 'Taj of the Deccan'.
 
Thereafter, visit a facility which is known for weaving Himroo fabric. Himroo fabric is linked with Aurangabad since the 14th century. The fabric features Persian designs which have been woven using gold and silver threads. Himroo is considered a replica of Kum Khwab which was popular in the royal courts.
 
Get back to the Deccan Odyssey for lunch onboard and later take some rest. You can indulge in recreational activities onboard as colorful areas of Maharashtra pass by to reach Ramtek Pench National Park. Enjoy a drink as the sunsets.
 
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on board. Overnight on Deccan Odyssey.
 
Day 4 : Pench National Park (Ramtek)
This morning, wake up with the first ray of the sun and get ready to explore the beauty of Pench National Park as the Deccan Odyssey reaches Ramtek. One of the most popular tourist destinations of Maharashtra, Pench National Park is well-known for its exotic flora and fauna. The park is popular for its rich biodiversity.
 
Sprawling over an area of 758 sq. km., Pench National Park features immense serenity and scenic beauty. The varied fauna of the national park include 164 species of birds, 33 species of mammals, 10 species of amphibians, 50 species of fish, 30 species of reptiles and a wide variety of insect life. Popular fauna of the park include leopard, dhole, jungle cat, small Indian civet, Wolves, Striped hyena, sloth bear, jackal, common palm civet, Chital, sambar, gaur, Nilgai, wild pig, barking deer and Chausingha. On the other hand, the flora of Pench National Park is also very rich and includes trees like Madhuca indica, Lagerstroemia parviflora, Miliusa velutina, Terminalia tomentosa, Buchanania lanzan, Ougeinia dalbergoides and Lannea coromandalica.
 
Return to Deccan Odyssey and enjoy your lunch onboard.
 
Get off the train and then leave back to Pench National Park. Enjoy bird watching at the park as you get to see both resident and migratory birds like waterfowls, ospreys, Malabar pied hornbills, Indian pittas, grey-headed fishing eagles, white-eyed buzzards, storks, four endangered vulture species, and the green pigeon.
 
Post bird watching at Pench, drive back to Ramtek station and board the Deccan Odyssey. Munch your delicious dinner onboard as Odyssey departs for the next destination- Tadoba, the land of the mighty tigers.
 
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on board. Overnight on Deccan Odyssey.
 
Day 5 : Tadoba Tiger Reserve
Get up very early this morning as the Deccan Odyssey takes you to Chandrapur station. Disembark for your early morning safari into the Tadoba Tiger Reserve, also known as the Land of Tigers. You will get a number of opportunities to spot tigers, wild dogs, leopards, sloth bears, gaurs (the Indian bison), ratels, and various species of deer, wild pigs and more.
 
After this thrilling morning safari, enjoy your breakfast at the Tiger Trails lodge and then watch a documentary on wildlife or get to know more about wildlife with a conversation with our naturalist.
 
Savor your lunch at the lodge and then drive back to Chandrapur station to board the Deccan Odyssey.
 
It is time to unwind onboard with your favorite cocktails fixed by our bartender. Have your dinner and take some rest. Deccan Odyssey leaves for Jalgaon.
 
Breakfast and Lunch at the Tiger Trails lodge; Dinner on board.
Overnight on Deccan Odyssey.
 
Day 6 : Jalgaon - Ajanta Caves - Ellora Caves
The Deccan Odyssey reaches Jalgaon station this morning. After having your breakfast, disembark and leave for the Ajanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This architectural marvel has 30 rock-hewn Buddhist caves that are beautifully carved and feature sculptures and paintings from Buddhist religious art. Some of the paintings and sculptures also showcase a mixture of Buddhist and Hindu faith.
 
Return to the Deccan Odyssey after sightseeing at Ajanta Caves.
 
Enjoy your lunch onboard as the train leaves for Nashik. Relax and enjoy activities onboard. Play carrom or watch a movie or just unwind at the spa onboard.
 
Have a look at rural India as you pass by numerous villages. Sip in your favorite drink and enjoy your dinner.
 
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on board. Overnight on Deccan Odyssey.
 
Day 7 : Nashik
This morning you reach the Wine Capital of India, Nashik. The city is dotted with temples and wineries that form its major tourist attractions. Have your breakfast and then get off for a long walk along the Godavari Ghats and observe the different Hindu rituals being performed.
 
Pay a visit to the Wednesday market which is popular for selling items like cow dung cakes, freshly caught catfish and more.
 
Later, enjoy a drive to the Grover Zampa vineyards for a tour of the finest Indian wine producing facilities. Walk through vines laden with Chardonnay, Chenin, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes and taste some of the finest wine creations of India. Along with your favorite wine, enjoy your delicious meal.
 
Return to the Deccan Odyssey after lunch and spend the rest of the day at leisure onboard as Odyssey leaves for Mumbai.
 
Breakfast on board; Lunch at the vineyard; Dinner on board.
Overnight on Deccan Odyssey.
 
Day 8 : Departure (Departure)
Today is the last day when the train arrives back in Mumbai. Enjoy your last sumptuous meal on-board the train. After completing the check-out formalities, de-board as the journey comes to an end here.
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Get ready to experience a royal journey featuring immense luxury and comfort with the Deccan Odyssey. With Maharashtra Wild Trail, an 8-day journey, the Deccan Odyssey promises you a bundle of history, beauty and wildlife. Pay a visit to the Ellora Caves, explore flora and fauna at Pench National Park, go for a safari at Tadoba Tiger Reserve, admire Buddhist art at Ajanta Caves and walk through the vineyards of Nashik. Welcome aboard the Deccan Odyssey, a journey like no other.
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 Inclusion
  • Accommodation in double / twin bedded cabin with en suite bathrooms All meals (B,L,D)
  • Soft Beverages during the journey Valet Service
  • Still Camera fees
  • Guided off train excursions and game drives as illustrated in the itinerary - inclusive of entrance fees, park fees, transport and services of an English speaking local guide
 
 Exclusion
  • Taxes, Insurance , Gratuities
  • Laundry, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft beverages during non meal hours Video and professional Still Camera fees
  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • International and Domestic air tickets
  • Pre and Post tour accommodation and any tour extensions unless specifically mentioned as a part of the journey.
 
 Child Policy
  • Deccan Odyssey does accommodate children but we ask parents to be mindful of the sophisticated adult atmosphere we endeavor to maintain.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. One of the parents will have to be present with the child / children in the cabin.
  • Please note that we do not have the facility for interconnecting cabins. All applicable taxes will be charged extra.
 
Note :
  • All bookings are subject to availability.
  • All Costs are in USD
  • The costs are per cabin per Journey
  • GST 5% is additional and will be charged extra on the published tariff
  • As the train runs on the tracks of the Indian Railways, the itineraries are subject to change incase of any changes in the routing etc.
  • Prices are subject to change incase of any amendment in the routing or other hikes such as fuel, taxes etc.
  • Children below 5 years of age shall be allowed free, subject to sharing of double bed with parents. This is subject to availability of double bed at the time of booking
  • 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 of age)
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Maharashtra Splendor Tour Program for Year 2018
 Month Departure Dates
May, 2020 2,9
October, 2020 3
November, 2020 28
December, 2020 12
February, 2021 13
April, 2021 17
May, 2021 1
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 Payments
  • 20% of the ticket value at the time of booking
  • 80% of the ticket value 60 days before the departure date
Important: The booking stands liable to be cancelled if 100% payment is not received 60 days prior to departure date and received amount will be fully forfeited.
 
 Cancellation
If you Cancel your Holiday
You or any member of your party may cancel their travel arrangements at any time. Written notification or an e-mail to that effect from the person who made the booking must be received at our office. The cancellation charges applicable are as per the published cancellation policy below:
 
Cancellation charges per person
  • Any cancellation must be advised immediately by Email and subsequently confirmed by letter to the Central Reservation Division
  • 80 days or more before date of departure: 25% of total cost
  • 80 - 60 days before date of departure: 50% of total cost
  • 60 - 16 days before date of departure: 100% of total cost
If we change or cancel your holiday
  • We do plan the arrangements in advance. It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your travel arrangements.
  • Occasionally, we may have to make changes and we reserve the right to do so at any time. If there are any changes, we will advise you of them at the earliest possible date.
  • We also reserve the right under any circumstances to cancel your travel arrangements by assigning reasons to you.
  • If we are unable to provide the booked travel arrangements due to reasons beyond our control (e.g. bad weather):We shall first try to offer alternative dates for the tour if the tour hasn’t already commenced.
  • If the tour has already commenced, then we shall refund the booking price/fee charged to you on a pro-rata basis depending on the portion of the tour utilized by you.
  • In all circumstances, however, our liability shall be limited to refunding to you the price we charged as tour fees.
If you want to change your holiday plan
After confirmation of services, if you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way (e.g. your chosen departure date or accommodation), we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes must be in writing from the person who made the booking. All cost incurred due to amendment will be borne by you.
 
If you have a complaint
If you face any problem during your holiday, please inform the relevant supplier (e.g. your hotelier, transporter etc.) and/or our representative immediately who will endeavour to set things right. If your complaint is not resolved locally, please follow this up within 28 days of your return home by writing to us, with your booking reference and all other relevant information. However, please be advised that while we are happy to assist you in the redressal of your complaint, if any, we will be able to extend only our best efforts in managing/coordinating your complaint with the respective service provider. All third party service providers are independent contractors who are at no time under our control or supervision.
 
All booking vouchers and tickets will be provided 3 days before departure.
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Our Booking Guarantee is our commitment to you to ensure that you get to travel when you want to travel and not when you have to travel.

And why do we offer this?
Well it's quite simple, we love to travel just as much as you do and we understand that it's hard to find dates to suit your work, family and personal commitments, so we guarantee you that if you can't get the dates you want we will give you a full refund. Yes, that's right a 100% money back guarantee if you aren't able to book the dates that you want! It can't get much better than that!

How does it work?
It's very simple - make your booking request within 14 days of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates (within the validity period) you will receive a FULL Refund. If you aren't able to get your preferred dates you'll get a refund directly back to your.
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inclusions
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  • meal
  • sightseeing

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INDIAN LUXURY TRAIN TOUR
DECCAN ODYSSEY
 
For International travellers Only, Tariff for Season 2019 - 20
ROOM TYPE Single Occupancy Twin/Double Occupancy 02 Children (in a separate Cabin)
Deluxe Cabins USD 6,734 USD 9,660 USD 7,248
Presidential Suite USD 14,584 USD 14,584 USD 7,248
 
For Indian Nationals Only, Tariff for Season 2019 - 20
ROOM TYPE Single Occupancy Twin/Double Occupancy 02 Children (in a separate Cabin)
Deluxe Cabins INR 4,71,380 INR 6,76,200 INR 5,07,360
Presidential Suite INR 10,20,880 INR 10,20,880 INR 5,07,360
 
Maharashtra Wild Trail Tariff for Season 2020 - 21
ROOM TYPE Single Occupancy Twin/Double Occupancy 02 Children (in a separate Cabin)
Deluxe Cabins USD 7,320 USD 10,500 USD 7,878
Presidential Suite USD 15,855 USD 15,855 USD 7,878

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