Deccan Odyssey – Seven Destinations That Complete the Circuit
Deccan Odyssey is one of the premium luxury trains of India. The journey over Deccan Odyssey is going to be a lifetime experience with the classic ambience and lip smacking cuisines. Listen to the glorious melodies of Incredible India this vacation with a trip to the landmarks of Indian history.
Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan presents before you the architectural passion of the gallant Rajput clan. Tourists love to ride over gorgeously decorated elephants which climb up the hills to the Amber Fort. The lattice designs and the ornamented gateways of the fort is a gem of architecture. The Hawa Mahal with 983 jharokhas is an architectural wonder, while the City Palace Museum exhibits the royal belongings, old coins, arms and ammunitions used by the erstwhile monarchs. Know the interesting stories related to the monuments of Jantar Mantar, Nahargarh Fort, Lakshmi Narayan Temple and Jaigarh Fort of the city.
Jaipur is also famous for its warm hospitality and quintessential dishes. From the famous daal baati churma to spicy laal maas and kadhi, every food is served on silver plates. Evenings are entertaining here with puppet shows and shopping the Jaipuri printed apparels and leather shoes.
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Located at Maharashtra, Kolhapur bears the rich culture and history of the state. With the Panchaganga River flowing by, this city is a pilgrimage with the Gagangiri Maharaj Math, Jyotiba Temple and the Maha Laxmi Temple. The Bhavani Mandap is the largest monument of the city treasuring Zumbur, the cluster of lights brought from Italy and stuffed animals. The Irwin Agricultural Museum gives you an insight into the farming culture of the city while the ancient Andhra coins found here are rare and precious.
The Maharaja Palace of Kolhapur is a blend of Indo- Saracen architectural style, while its museum displays the monarch’s clothes, hunting pictures, utensils and artefacts.
Visit the Maharasthra film centre to gain a different kind of experience or stroll through the local shops to pick the famous Kolhapuri footwear, jewellery and tobacco.
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Located at Maharasthra, this city opens another chapter of Indian history before you. As the capital city of the Tughlaq Dynasty, Daulatabad is famous for its hill fort. Standing steady from hundreds of years over a pyramidal hill, this fort is a symbol of strength and high architectural quality. The Chini Mahal and the Chand Minar are the other architectural gems of the city. In between the tour, just sit down and relax, listening to the interesting folklores from the locals.
Located at 105 kilometres of Aurangabad, Maharashtra, the Ajanta Caves are some of the most mysterious relics from the past. 30 in number, these rock cur caves go back to the golden days of Buddhism. While 5 of the caves are sanctums, the rest are monasteries. Every wall of the caves narrates the Jataka tales and the murals portray the incarnations of Lord Buddha.
Cycle through the vineyards of Nasik or sip some quality wine at the end of a tiresome day to enhance the beauty of your holiday. Nasik is the holy site where Lord Rama met Surpanakha.
Udaipur is known for its enchanting lakes and exquisitely beautiful palaces. Soothe yourself sailing over the crystalline waters of Lake Pichola or treat tour eyes with the impeccable beauty of City Palace and Jag Mandir Palace.
Check out the rich flora and fauna of Gujarat at the Ass sanctuary, Narayan Sarovar sanctuary, Kutch Desert Wildlife sanctuary, Banni grasslands, Kutch Bustard sanctuary and the Chari- Chand Wetland Conservation Reserve.
The Kutch Mahotsav takes you through Gujarat with local song and dance programmes while the exquisite handicrafts of Kutch are great home decors.
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From Rajasthan to Gujarat, Deccan Odyssey not only gives you a golden opportunity to explore the golden facet of India but also to experience the regal lifestyle of the country.
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