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Aboard the Deccan Odyssey

10 days  |  Starts/Ends: Mumbai  |  from USD $6,799

Journey through the state of Maharashtra aboard the Deccan Odyssey, an exclusive luxury train. Visiting Mumbai, home of Bollywood, the beaches of tropical Goa, and the stunning caves of Ajanta and Ellora, this is a 5 star holiday to remember!

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Day 1

Once you arrive into Mumbai, you'll be met and transferred to your hotel where the rest of the day is free to explore Mumbai or relax at the hotel.
Overnight: Mumbai

Day 2

Mumbai or Bombay, as it was formerly known - remains India’s city of dreams. Today we embark on a glittering city tour, with a morning visit to the cave temples of Elephanta Island sculpted during the 5th to the 8th centuries. In the afternoon enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city, and in the evening a leisurely horse and buggy ride along Marine Drive.
Overnight: Mumbai  |  Breakfast

Day 3

This morning take a guided heritage walking tour, visiting the main buildings in South Mumbai, which form an integral part of the cities architectural heritage. Late this afternoon transfer to the train station to board the opulent Deccan Odyssey train, which will be your home for the next seven nights.
Overnight: Deccan Oddysey  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4
Ellora Caves

Mumbai - Aurangabad. This morning proceed to the UNESCO-listed Ellora Caves, comprising of 34 cave temples dedicated to three different religions - Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Next visit Bibi-ka-Maqbara - a 17th century mausoleum similar in style to that of the Taj Mahal, and spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure.
Overnight: Deccan Oddysey  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5
Tadoba National Park

Aurangabad - Tadoba. Today enjoy morning and afternoon jeep safaris through Tadoba National Park, home to Indian bison, tigers, jackals, crocodiles and a variety of other wildlife.
Overnight: Deccan Oddysey  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6
Ajanta Caves

Tadoba - Aurangabad. Disembarking the train for the day, drive to the UNESCO-listed Ajanta Caves. Here discover magnificent caves with exquisite ancient murals and sculptures depicting the life of Buddha. Older than the Ellora caves (200 BC to 650 AD) the Buddhist caves of Ajanta are also cut from the volcanic lava.
Overnight: Deccan Oddysey  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

Aurangabad - Nashik. Arrive at Nashik - located on the Godavari River, one of the holiest rivers of the Deccan. Visit the riverbanks, lined with temples and colourful bathing ghats witnessing the countless pilgrims, beggars, sadhus, traders and religious specialists performing their daily rituals.
Overnight: Deccan Oddysey  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8

Nashik - Kolhapur. Today explore Kolhapur - an ancient city with a mythical past. First stop is the 19th century built Royal Palace and museum which houses some of India's rarest paintings and archaeological artifacts. Later visit the exquisitely carved Mahalaxmi Hindu Temple, where there may also be the opportunity to witness a traditional ancient Martial Arts exhibition locally known as “Mardani Khel".
Overnight: Deccan Oddysey  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9

Kolhapur - Goa. Enjoy a day in the former Portuguese enclave of Goa with some fun in the sun. Take a tour of Old Goa, visiting the St Augustine Church and Basilica of Bom Jesus. Walk through the old Latin Quarters known as Fontanhas.
Overnight: Deccan Oddysey  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10

Goa - Mumbai. Arrive in Mumbai where your journey on the Deccan Odyssey comes to an end. Breakfast onboard before transfer to airport for onward travel.

See more of India!

Consider extending your stay and visiting the tropical southern state of Kerala for a cruise on the backwaters, indulge yourself with a luxurious spa break by the beach or in the foothills of the Himalayas or perhaps visit the legendary Taj Mahal in Agra! We offer a range of exciting short stay itineraries which can be combined to create the perfect Indian adventure. Take a look at our short stay section for inspiration or contact us.

Trip Highlights

Mumbai - Gateway to India, the Prince of Wales museum, Dhobi ghats and Elephanta Caves
Kolhapur - The land of magnificent temples
Ajanta - UNESCO World Heritage Listed Buddhist caves
Tadoba National Park - Maharashtra's oldest and largest national park
Tropical Goa - The Convent and Church of St Francis of Assisi and the Basilica of Bom Jesus
Aurangabad - Fort Daulatabad 'The city of fortune'. Ellora caves and Bibi-ka-Maqbara (17th century mausoleum)
Nasik - Riverside and Panchwati Ghats


9 breakfast, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
7 nights - Deccan Odyssey luxury train
Airport arrival and departure transfers on day 1 and day 10
Local English speaking specialist guides
Chauffeur driven air-conditioned vehicles and touring coaches
2 nights superior hotels (Deluxe hotels available upon request)
Boat excursion to Elephanta Caves
Touring and excursions as per itinerary
Entrance fees to all included sights
Open jeep safari - Tadoba National Park

Not Included

International flights and visas
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
Laundry, drinks, items of a personal nature

Prices shown are ‘per person’, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. The single supplement price needs to be added to the twin/double price if single rooms are required. If travelling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply.

Single Supp.
Aboard the Deccan Odyssey - 10 days
USD $6799
USD $2949

Prices are indicative and will vary depending on your chosen hotels, room availability as well as time of travel i.e. during India’s peak travel season of 21 Dec - 10 Jan, additional supplements will apply. Equally, if you with to travel to India during the summer, rates will be cheaper than those quoted.. Please bear this in mind if comparing prices as we always aim to deliver exceptional value.

This itinerary is based upon superior accommodation. Deluxe properties are also available upon request.

Please note that discounts will apply if there are more 4 our more people in your travelling party, since fixed costs like transportation and guiding are shared across the group.

Tour Details
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
Superior or Deluxe
Local Payment
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Breakfast: 9, Lunch: 6, Dinner: 7