Maharashtra Splendor - Deccan Odyssey

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Maharashtra Splendor

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Highlights

  • Explore the jewels of ancient Indian architecture, the wondrous cave temples of Ajanta & Ellora along the western seaboard, both World Heritage Sites
  • Visit the New Palace, witness "Mardani Khel" - martial art of the Marathas
  • An exclusive wine tasting and vineyard tour in Nashik
  • Taste spicy Goan cuisine and visit a 400 year old Portuguese villa - a slice of living history
  • Visit the holy town of R atnagiri
Duration: 08 Days / 07 Night
Destinations: Mumbai – Nashik – Aurangabad – Ajanta – Kolhapur – Goa – Ratnagiri – Mumbai
Saturday - Mumbai
This evening, arrive at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and board the Deccan Odyssey on a mesmerizing voyage through the Maratha heartland.
Day 2:
Sunday - Nashik
Arrive in Nashik and walk along the Godavari Ghats; then head for a vineyard tour followed by wine tasting and lunch.
Day 3:
Monday - Ellora Caves
Proceed to visit Ellora Caves - a World Heritage site. A unique artistic creation, with its sanctuaries devoted to Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism, it illustrates the spirit of tolerance that was characteristic of ancient India.
Day 4:
Tuesday - Ajanta Caves
Arrive at Jalgaon railway station and drive to Ajanta Caves - a World Heritage site. These magnificent caves have exquisite ancient murals & sculptures that depict the life of Buddha.
Day 5:
Wednesday - Kolhapur
Arrive at Kolhapur, a multifaceted city with a mythical past. Visit the New Palace, the Mahalaxmi Temple and the Town Hall museum. Witness a traditional martial arts performance known as "Mardani Khel".
Day 6:
Thursday - Goa
Arrive in Goa, known for its beaches, churches, and temples. Take a tour of Old Goa, visiting the ruins of St. Augustine Church & the Basilica of Bom Jesus. Walk through the old Latin Quarters known as Fontainhas.
Friday - Ratnagiri
Arrive in Ratnagiri and visit the famous temple of Ganpatipule and relax at the sprawling beach post lunch
Day 8:
Saturday - Mumbai
Arrive at Mumbai, where your journey comes to an end.

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