This amazing city situated in serene surroundings including beaches is famous for the Konkani customs, cuisine, and Alphonzos. Those who visit this place make sure to taste the mangoes the region is famous for. The beaches are surrounded by hills, water shores, hill creeks, lush forests, hot water springs, waterfalls, rivers and so much nature.
It gives a peaceful experience away from bustling city life to the visitors and tourists. The Holy City of Ratnagiri has great historical significance especially because of the Shivaji age when several forts were constructed. Moreover, one of the trio – Lal Bal Pal called Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak a great ancient social reformer, teacher & political figure was born here.
Situated on the picturesque railway route in India this gem of the Konkani region has tiny towns & villages. This makes the place one of the best and closest tourist getaway destinations from bustling cities of Maharashtra state including Mumbai. The Luxury Train Deccan Odyssey also takes guests along this beautiful rail route along the Konkani district while moving towards Ratnagiri on the evening before the last sightseeing day.
It travels this route on Day 6 – Day 7 of the 7 Nights / 8 Days sojourn of the Maharashtra Splendor Journey. It is an amazing experience to travel through this scenic location while enjoying the comfortable & luxurious facilities of the Deccan Odyssey Luxury Train.
Maharashtra Splendor Journey
Duration – 7 Nights / 8 Days
Destinations – Mumbai – Nashik – Aurangabad / Ellora Caves & Ajanta Caves – Kolhapur – Goa – Sindhudurg – Mumbai
This is a week long (8 Days) luxurious tour along the historical sights in the state of Maharashtra. It covers various tourist destinations and starts and ends at the commercial hub of the country – Mumbai. After getting a traditional welcome at the embarkation site and completing the registration process, the guests go on a tour to great sightseeing destinations across Maharashtra & Konkan region. There are ancient caves dating back to second century, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, holy cities & pilgrimage sites like Nashik, Sindhudurg & Ratnagiri. It is a unique selection of destinations tourists would love to visit in comfort of a luxury train.
Guests are taken on guided off-board sightseeing trips, get to have lunch at exotic resorts/ beach – side eatery, walk through local markets & world famous grape vineyards, go on heritage walks to learn about ancient culture, and many other interesting activities.
Deccan Odyssey Facilities, Food & Accommodation
There are 21 carriages that reflect the ambiance of the erstwhile rulers of various dynasties of Maharashtra. The guests can eat tasty food from the on-board restaurants that offers multi – cuisine gastronomical delights in both traditional & international choice. They can sip on alcoholic beverages from the Bar & lounge that has a good stock of domestic & international spirits. There is a cart used specially for massages and Spa center so that guests can rejuvenate their mind & body during the week long tours with special massages.
In addition to that there is also a fully technological carriage used for conferences for the business people on the go. Popularly known as India’s Blue Train, the staff in traditional dressing are friendly & professional also to serve guests in the best way. The interior decor reflects the transitional style in the furnishings, carved furniture and wall hangings/ paintings inside the private cabins. This is to give guests an idea of the ancient bygone era. Guests can be comfortable with the fully modern facilities offered on-board as they enjoy the surroundings in the luxury train travel.
The Maharashtra Splendor Itinerary is an amazing 8 day sojourn where you can see top attractions to visit in Ratnagiri through Deccan Odyssey.