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Deccan Odyssey – Jewels of the Deccan Journey

Have a look at the most pristine area of India as you go about and visit the destinations which include Aihole, Bijapur, Hyderabad, Ellora caves and the Ajanta Caves – The UNESCO World Heritage Site. We at Travelsite India bring to you the best of the luxury trains as we know that when you travel comfort is all that you need. Enjoy the luxury train!
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Trip Highlights :-

  • Tour to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ajanta Caves
  • Excursion to the historical cities of Aihole, Badami, Hampi ad Pattadakal
  • Heritage walk to the bazaars of the hustling Hyderabad
  • Shopping tour to the local bazaars of the destinations

  • Detail Itinerary of Jewels of the Deccan Journey

    (07 Nights / 08 Days)

    Mumbai - Bijapur - Aihole and Pattadakal - Hampi - Hyderabad - Ellora Caves - Ajanta Caves – Mumbai

    Day 1 : Mumbai

    Mumbai Deccan Odyssey

    As you arrive at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, a representative of Travelsite India would take you to the luxury train where you will have to fulfill the check in formalities. After a traditional welcome and drink, you would be taken to your reserved cabins. Get comfortable in the train and stay there as the luxury train would take you to your onward journey to Karnataka.

    Day 2 : Bijapur

    Bijapur Deccan Odyssey

    Embark upon your journey as the train takes a halt at the city which is as old as the 10th and 11th century – Bijapur, located in Karnataka. The city has once been the capital of the Sultan of the Deccan area. The city was at its zenith when it was ruled by Adil Shah. Poets and artists flocked to the city in search of a patron and various Sufi saints found their home in the city. You would begin your excursion by first visiting the Gol Gumbaz as this is considered the second largest tomb in the world. This is the mausoleum of the ruler Adil Shah. Later we would pay a visit to the Jumma Masjid, Malika – e- Maidan, Mehatar Mahal, and the Ibrahim Rouza. We would now move to the Deccan odyssey Luxury train as you rest and relax here.

    Day 3: Aihole – Pattadakal

    Aihole Pattadakal Deccan Odyssey

    Disembark the royal luxury train as it halts in the city of Aihole and Pattadakal. This ancient city which was established by the Chalukyan Kings is dotted by temples at its nooks and corners. The excursion would also take you to the city of Pattadakal which is a mix of south Indian and North Indian architectural style. As you complete the first half of our excursion return to the train as you relish lunch on board. As you have your lunch proceed on to the ancient village of Gulegudda and witness the much glorified hand and power looms of the Ilkal and Khan. Introduce yourself with the weaving technique and then go for a trip to Badami and watch the rock cut temples. Dine and stay at the Deccan Odyssey luxury train as it moves ahead to its journey.

    Day 4: Hampi

    Hampi, Deccan Odyssey

    Today the Deccan Odyssey luxurious train halts at Hospet. Have a scrumptious meal and visit the age old beautiful site of Humpi and witnessed the awe-inspiring structure at the site. Visit one of the most famous hotspot of Humpi, the Narsimha Statue and then proceed to Mustard Ganesh and watch the elephant God in his grandeur. We would now take a walk along the side of river Tungabhadra. Here we would also visit the Virupaksha temple and the Vittala Temple. The Vittala Temple is one temple where you will witness the architecture of Vijayanagar Empire. Now, we would take you to Hospet back to your train and have lunch on board. Then we would visit the Queen’s Bath, the Mahanavami Dibba the Hazaranama Temple and the Queen’s enclosure. As you have now explored Humpi, move back to your luxurious train and relax.

    Day 5: Hyderabad

    Hyderabad Deccan Odyssey

    Halt at the city of Nizams – Hyderabad and have breakfast. The city of Hyderabad is named after the Nizami culture, influenced by Islam. As you have your breakfast move to visit the Golconda which is one of the best examples of the Nizami culture. The Golconda fort is a mud fort which was commissioned by Quli Qutb shah, became the throne of the Nizami culture in Hyderabad. Retire to the luxury train as you have rest here and have your lunch. Thereafter, you can go about the streets of Hyderabad and enjoy the local bazaars and take a heritage walks. You can also enjoy the local cuisine here and try the scrumptious biryani. Also visit the Falaknuma Palace. Stay and relax in your luxurious abode.

    Day 6 : Aurangabad – Ellora Caves

    Aurangabad Ellora Caves Deccan Odyssey

    Enjoy the ambience as the Deccan odyssey luxury train takes a halt at Aurangabad a city so beautiful, is named after the Mughal Ruler, Aurangzeb. The city which is famous because of its UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Ellora Caves is one of the hotspots for tourists. The Ellora Caves includes 34 rock cut caves which represent the Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist culture and religion. The caves also present to us the most beautiful part of art that dates back to 4th to 5th century AD. One of the most important and famous sites in the caves is the Kailash temple. This temple is considered as the replica of the heavenly abode of the lord Shiva. Now return to the Deccan Odyssey, and sit back and relax as the train moves forward to the journey.

    Day 7: Ajanta Caves

    Ajanta Caves Deccan Odyssey

    As the Deccan odyssey luxury train arrives at the Jalgaon station, enjoy your scrumptious breakfast. We would today visit the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage site of Ajanta caves. This site includes 30 rock-cut Buddhist Caves which impart to us various knowledge of Buddhist Culture. These caves are home to the best of Buddhist sculptures and paintings. We would then visit the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial. As you complete your excursion move to the train and enjoy your meal. Set back and relax as the Deccan Odyssey rolls to the next destination.

    Day 8: Mumbai (Departure)

    Decccan Odyssey Delhi Departure

    As you have you r breakfast today, bid goodbye to your Deccan odyssey luxury train at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai. Board a flight to your home country. Your service with Travelsite India ends here.