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Two nights luxury hotel and seven nights twin bed deluxe train cabin, meals as indicated, house drinks on board train, 24 hour valet, tour director, shared sightseeing and transport as specified, services of an English speaking guide.
Selected Fridays from May 2020
One of the finest luxury trains of India, Deccan Odyssey offers an exciting exploration of Maharashtra, Mumbai’s vast state that takes in some of India’s great cultural and wildlife sites.
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The spectacular caves of Ajanta and Ellora
Ancient Nasik and its wineries
Wildlife safaris in Tadoba and Pench
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Arrive in Mumbai where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
This morning is at leisure to explore or relax. In the afternoon, board the Deccan Odyssey and depart for Aurangabad. (B,D)
Drive out to the spectacular Ellora Caves, carved into the hillside 30 km from the city. The finest specimen of cave-temple architecture in India, the site encompasses 34 rock-cut shrines representing Buddhist, Jain and Hindu art dating from the 4th century AD. Also visit Daulatabad Fort, before heading back to the city for dinner on board. (B,L,D).
Visit the old city of Aurangabad, including the Bibi-ka-Maqbara, a 400 year old replica of the Taj Mahal, and a local weaving centre. In the afternoon, continue by train for Ramtek. (B,L,D)
Today, take two safaris into beautiful Pench National Park, home to a wide variety of Indian wildlife. (B,L,D)
This morning arrive into Chandrapur station, and depart for an early morning safari into the Tadoba Tiger Reserve, which has a high density of Tigers as well as wild dogs, bears and other wildlife. Have lunch at a wildlife lodge, and in the afternoon, enjoy cocktails back on board the train. (B,L,D)
The Deccan Odyssey arrives at Jalgaon, from where you will drive to Ajanta Caves, a World Heritage site and an architectural marvel. The 30 rock-hewn Buddhist caves at Ajanta are architectural and artistic masterpieces. In the afternoon, continue towards Nashik. (B,L,D)
In the ancient city of Nashik, visit the Godavari Ghats observing important Hindu rituals being performed. Later visit local markets then the Grover Zampa vineyards, one of India’s prime winemakers. The rest of the day is at leisure on board. (B, L, D)
Early this morning, after breakfast, you will disembark in Mumbai. Upon arrival, you will be met and proceed for a city tour including The Gateway of India, the Hanging Gardens, Mani Bhawan (the house where Gandhi stayed on his early visits to the city) and Dhobi Ghat. Also drive past Afghan Church, Flora Fountain (the city’s nerve centre),colourful Crawford Market and Marine Drive. Check in to your hotel. (B,L,D)
After breakfast, at leisure until your departure transfer (B)
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