Deccan Odyssey with Golden Triangle
Tourism in India
Bombay - Ganapatipule - Tarkarli - Goa - Pune - Ajanta - Ellora - Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi
14 Nights / 15 Days
Day 01 (Mon) - Mumbai Arrival
Met on arrival at Bombay International airport & transfer to City Hotel. Night stay in Mumbai.
Day 02 (Tue) - Mumbai
Morning cruise across the harbour (9 kms) to see Elephanta Caves noted for its huge rock cuts. Afternoon tour of Mumbai city. Main attractions are Kamla Nehru Park, Hanging Gardens situated on the slopes of Malabar Hill offering a panoramic view of Marine drive, Chowpatty Beach, Mani Bhawan, Dhobi Ghat, Gateway of India & drive through the Crawford Market, Marine Drive & Flora Fountain. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 03 (Wed) - Depart Mumbai - Deccan Odyssey Luxury Train
Morning visit to Prince Of Wales Museum & drive down Marine Drive Sea causeway. Afternoon Transfer to MTDC Check-in Counter to board 7 Night Royal journey across Central India onboard The Deccan Odyssey Luxury train Tour. Night stay on Deccan Odyssey.
Day 04 (Thurs) - Jaigadh - Ganapatipule - Ratnagiri (Deccan Odyssey Train)
Morning Downriver Backwater cruise in fishing trawler & afternoon free at Ganputiphule beach. Night stay on Deccan Odyssey.
Day 05 (Fri) - Sindhudurg - Tarkarli - Sawantwadi (Deccan Odyssey Train)
Morning visit Sindhudurg Sea Fort & Afternoon free at Tarkarli Beach. Later enjoy up-river backwater cruise in small motorboats. Evening enjoy cultural program at Sawantwadi. Night stay on Deccan Odyssey.
Day 06 (Sat) - Goa (Deccan Odyssey Train)
Morning visit the UNESCO declared World Heritage Site of Old Goa, famous for medieval Portuguese churches. Later time for shopping in Panjim town. Afternoon time free at South Goa Luxury Resort beach for optional Adventure sports activities. Night stay on Deccan Odyssey.
Day 07 (Sun) - Pune (Deccan Odyssey Train)
Discover the hidden facets of culturally rich Pune. Night stay on Deccan Odyssey.
Day 08 (Mon) - Aurangabad - Ellora Caves Tour (Deccan Odyssey Train)
Welcome to local dance troupe at Railway Station. Morning visit 11th century built Daulatabad Fort; & UNESCO Declared World Heritage Site of Ellora Caves with Budhhist, Hindu, Jain rock cut wall murals dating back to 5th century AD. Afternoon visit "Bibi-Ka-Makbara" Also referred to as poor man's replica of World Famous Taj Mahal. Time free for shopping.
Day 09 (Tue) - Ajanta Caves - Nasik Travel (Deccan Odyssey Train)
Morning Excursion to Ajanta caves & visit the UNESCO Declared World Heritage site of Buddhist Wall frescoes, dating back to 2nd century BC. Evening visit Holy Nasik Town on Godavri river-famous for hosting the Famous Hindu religious fair of Kumbh Mela (held once in every 12 yrs).
Day 10 (Wed) - Arrival Mumbai - Fly Delhi - Morning
The Deccan Odyssey Luxury Train arrives at Mumbai CST, recently declared UNESCO World Heritage Site. Met on arrival at Mumbai Railway Station & transfer to Bombay Domestic Airport for Flight to Delhi. Upon arrival at Delhi domestic airport & transfer to Hotel. Day at leisure. Night stay Delhi.
Day 11 (Thurs) - Drive Delhi - Jaipur
Morning Drive (252 kms / 5 hrs) to Jaipur. On arrival in Jaipur, Check into Hotel. Day at leisure. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 12 (Fri) - Jaipur
Morning excursion to 15th century Amber Fort Palace & enjoy short Elephant / Jeep ride. Later visit 18th century City Palace complex & museum. Evening free to relax or you may visit the colourful local markets. Overnight in hotel.
Day 13 (Sat) - Drive Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikhri - Agra
Morning drive (232 kms / 5 hrs) to Agra with optional enroute visit 16th century ghost town of Fatehpur-Sikri, built in red sandstone. Check into Agra Hotel on arrival. Overnight in hotel.
Day 14 (Sun) - Drive Agra - Delhi
Morning visit the Taj Mahal & early 16th century Agra Fort. Later visit Itamd-ud-Daulah and drive to Delhi (203 kms / 4 hrs). Overnight in Hotel. Taj Mahal is closed on all Fridays.
Day 15 (Mon) - Delhi Onwards
Full day sight-seeing tour, which includes Jama Masjid - the largest mosque of Emperor Shahjahan. Later proceed to Red Fort, Raj Ghat- cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi, to India Gate - a 42 meter stone arch built in the memory of the Indian Soldiers who died in World War II, Drive past the President's House & Parliament House, Humayun's Tomb (a memorial of the Mughals, its design is inspired by the Taj Mahal), the Qutab Minar & Lotus Temple Transfer to International airport to board onwards flight. (hotel checkout 12:00 hrs).
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