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Maharashtra Wild Trail

Destinations Covered: Mumbai - Nashik - Ellora Cave - Ajanta Caves - Kolhapur - Goa - Ratnagiri - Mumbai
Durations: 7 Nights / 8 Days
Fare Starting From: USD 8330

Deccan Odyssey’s Maharashtra Wild Trail journey offers memorable moments at amazing destinations. Meticulously designed itinerary help you soak in the comforts of the Indian luxury train and take you to the vineyards of Nashik, enthralling Pench National park, and historic Ajanta and Ellora caves. Come close to nature by embarking on a journey like no other! Feel the thrill of spotting Royal Bengal Tigers at the Tadoba Tiger Reserve. This 8 days long tour helps you make the most of your luxurious holidays. A bliss for wildlife and photography lovers, the Maharashtra Wild Trail journey is a superb way to create memories of a lifetime.

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Detail Itinerary


Day 1 Mumbai

Guests assemble at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus at 15: 30 hours and complete all formalities related to check-in and registration. Then, a traditional welcome awaits the guests, which is followed by a refreshing welcome drink. As all the guests board the luxury train, it chugs off for Ellora Caves. Dinner to be served onboard. Stay overnight on the train.

Day 2 Aurangabad - Ellora Caves

The day begins with delicious breakfast onboard as the train reaches Aurangabad Station. Aurangabad is named after the great Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb and still has that beautiful charm of the Mughals. Many forts like Bibi-ka-Maqbara and Daulatabad Fort combine to paint a beautiful picture of the past. In addition, Aurangabad is famous for being close to Ellora Caves, the world-renowned UNESCO World Heritage site.

Morning is to be spent at leisure. You can also indulge in rejuvenating therapies in a five-star hotel. De-board the train after an early lunch and proceed to Ellora Caves. Ellora Caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site comprising 34 rock-cut shrines dedicated to Jainism, Buddhism, and Hinduism. Considered among the best rock-cut architecture, Ellora Caves is a popular attraction in India. One of the most famous structures here is the Kailash Temple which has many spires, the tallest of which depict Mount Kailash, the Adobe of Lord Shiva.

After Ellora Caves, Dualatabad Fort is on the list. The Fort is settled on a conical hill and dates back to 100 BCE. There are many caves here, similar to Ajanta and Ellora Caves.

Return to the Deccan Odyssey and relax. Then, freshen up and leave for the city to have dinner. Overnight stay onboard.

Day 3 Aurangabad

Enjoy your leisurely breakfast and then proceed to the Old City of Aurangabad. The first highlight of the day is Bibi ka Maqbara, the replica of the Taj Mahal. This mausoleum belonged to Aurangzeb's wife, Dilras Banu, and was built by her son Prince Azam Shah. It is also known Taj of the Deccan and was meant to outshine the Taj, but it couldn't.

After this, witness the process of weaving Himroo fabric in a facility. Besides its historical structures, Aurangabad is also famous for Himroo, a material similar to Kum Khwab, which was popular before Himroo. Persian designs are embroidered in the fabric using gold and silver thread.

Later, return to the comforts of your luxury trains and prepare for lunch to be served onboard. The rest of the afternoon can be spent indulging in recreational activities offered by the Deccan Odyssey like lounge, dining, or spa. In the meanwhile, Deccan Odyssey embarks on Ramtek for Pench National Park.

Guests enjoy a sundowner at Deccan Odyssey's dining Mumbai Hi, followed by dinner. Then, stay overnight on the luxury train.

Day 4 Pench National Park (Ramtek)

The train arrives in Ramtek near Pench National Park on this day. Leave for Pench National Park in the morning and prepare for an enthralling game drive. Renowned for being the habitat of rich flora, fauna, and avifauna, Pench National Park is spread over an area of 257 km sq. It is roughly divided into two halves by the Pench River that babbles through it. Though the Pench National Park is a Tiger Reserve, you can spot animals like barking deer, wild dogs, chital, jackals, gaur, sloth bear, and many others. As per the records, there are 33 species of mammals, 50 fish species, 164 species of birds, 30 reptile species, and 10 species of amphibians residing here.

Once done with the game drive, return to the train for brunch. Then, freshen up and leave for yet another game drive. There are four different regions of the forest, all of which are bestowed with nature's mystique. Not just for animal spotting, Pench National Park is also known for being a bird-lover's paradise.

Return onboard and relax. Dinner is served onboard as the train chugs off Tadoba. Stay overnight on the train.

Day 5 Tadoba

At the train station at Chandrapur Station, you hop off and leave for an early-morning safari to Tadoba Tiger Reserve, also called the Land of Tigers, mainly because of its rich population of tigers. Other than spotting tigers, you have fair chances of catching sight of leopards, wild dogs, gaurs, ratels, sloth bears, and many types of wild pigs, deers, etc.

Breakfast is arranged in the Tiger Trails Lodge, after which guests head to watch a wildlife documentary and interact with naturalists. Lunch too is to be served at the Lodge, and then they drive back to the comforts of the luxury train.

Board the train, relax or maybe sip on some cocktails served by the bartenders. After this, dinner is served onboard as the train leaves for Jalgaon for Ajanta Caves. Stay overnight on the train.

Day 6 Jalgaon- Ajanta Caves

The luxury train reaches Jalgaon Station in the morning, and breakfast is served onboard. Then, freshen up and proceed to visit the famous Ajanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which also is an epitome of brilliant rock-cut architecture.

The monuments date to sometime between the 2nd century BCE and 480/650 CE and consist of 30 caves associated with Buddhism. Many paintings and sculptures inside that catch the eye and depict different tales like Jataka.

Afterward, return to the comforts of the luxury train and have lunch as it departs for Nashik. You can spend the day making the most of onboard amenities, which are not confined to televisions. You can also play indoor games or go in for a refreshing spa session. Sip in sundowner and enjoy the rural panorama passing by swiftly. After this, dinner is served onboard. Stay overnight on the train.

Day 7 Nashik

In the morning, the train finally reaches the Wine Capital of India, Nashik. Breakfast is served onboard, and you then embark on a peaceful stroll along the Godavari Ghats as the chimes of bells installed in the Hindu temples of the vicinity soothe your senses. As many Hindu temples surround it, you can watch holy rituals performed.

Later, spend some time in the Wednesday Market, which has everything from freshly caught fish to cow dung cakes. After this, tour the vineyards of Grover Zampa, which are among India's best vineries. Even if you are not fond of wine, walking through the area is engaging. And if you are, you get to taste the finest wines. You can have them as is or create your own by mixing the ones you like as you have lunch. Return the train after lunch as the train leaves for the final destination, Mumbai.

Spend the rest of the day at leisure aboard, taking advantage of many amenities of this luxury train. Stay overnight onboard.

Day 8 Mumbai

Reach Mumbai early in the morning. The train stations at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and breakfast is served onboard. You receive a warm farewell from the crew and proceed on your onward journey.



Highlights:
  • Witness the remains of Ajanta Caves, the World Heritage site.
  • Have a wildlife safari in Tadoba and Pench National Park.
  • Explore lofty Daulatabad Fort, Aurangabad.
  • An exclusive tour of a famous vineyard of Nashik.

Departure Dates for Season 2024-25
Month Departure Dates
Oct 2024 19
May 2025 10,17
May 2026 9,16

Per Cabin Per Journey Price for 7 Nights / 8 Days Journey

Price for Season 2024-25
ROOMING SINGLE OCCUPANCY TWIN/DOUBLE OCCUPANCY) 02 CHILDREN (in a separate Cabin)
Deluxe Cabin USD 8,330 USD 11,900 Price On Request
Presidential Suite USD 17,850 USD 17,850 Price On Request

Tariff For Season 2025-26

ROOMING SINGLE OCCUPANCY TWIN/DOUBLE OCCUPANCY) 02 CHILDREN (in a separate Cabin)
Deluxe Cabin USD 9,330 USD 13,000 Price On Request
Presidential Suite USD 20,000 USD 20,000 Price On Request

Terms & Conditions

  • All Costs are in US Dollars
  • The above costs are per cabin per Journey
  • Presidential Suite can accommodate up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children
  • (Applicable for Children below 12 years)
  • Government Service tax of 5% GST is additional and will be charged extra on the published tariff
  • Prices are subject to change incase of any amendment in the routing or other hikes such as fuel, taxes etc.
  • Child rates are applicable from 6 to 12 years.
Inclusions:
  • Accommodation in double / twin bedded cabin with en suite bathrooms
  • Soft Beverages during meals (B, L,D)
  • Valet Service
  • Still Camera fees
  • Guided off train excursions and game drives as illustrated in the itinerary - inclusive of entrance fees, park fees, transport and services of an English speaking local guide
Exclusions:
  • Taxes, Insurance, Gratuities
  • Laundry, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft beverages during non meal hours
  • Video and professional Still Camera fees
  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • International and Domestic air tickets
  • Pre and Post tour accommodation and any tour extensions unless specifically mentioned as a part of the journey

PAYMENT & CANCELLATION TERMS

Payment:
  • 20% of the ticket value at the time of booking
  • 80% of the ticket value 45 days before the departure date
Cancellation:
  • Any cancellation must be advised immediately by Email and subsequently confirmed by letter to the Central Reservation Division
  • No cancellation on cancelling 60 days prior to the departure date
  • Retention of 20% of ticket value on cancelling 59 – 45 days prior to the departure date
  • Retention of 50% of ticket Value on cancelling 44 – 30 days prior to the departure date
  • Retention of 100% of ticket value on cancelling 29 days prior to the departure date