With gleam of diyas, and the echo of the chants, May happiness and contentment fill your life.Best Wishes for you and your family.
Golden Temple on Diwal Night
1. Athachamayam Thrippunithura
When: September 7, 2013.
Where: Tripunithura, near Ernakulam in greater Kochi.
2. Ganesh Chaturthi
When: September 9-18, 2013.
Where: Maharashtra, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
When: September 16, 2013 (celebrations start 10 days prior and continue for around a week after).
Where: Kerala. best places to experience the festival is in Trivandrum, Thrissur, and Kottayam.
4.Onam Pulikkali Tiger Play
When: September 19, 2013.
Where: Swaraj Round in Thrissur.
5.Aranmula Snake Boat Race
When: September 20, 2013.
Where: Along the Pampa River at Aranmula, near Chengannur
When: September 20-26, 2013.
Where: Leh and surrounding villages.
Brothers & sisters are like streetlights along the road. They don’t make the distance any shorter but they light up the path and make the walk worthwhile..!! Happy Rakhshabandhan to one and all.
Skandgiri located about 70 km from Bangalore, and situated 3 km from Chikballapur village is a perfect destination for one day outing and a scenic weekend getaway that also serves as an adventure weekend getaway which is famous for night trekking. Trekkers begin the climb by 2am on full moon nights and reach the height to witness the sunrise. Skandagiri is legendary for “walking on top of the clouds”. This is due to magnificent views above Skandagiri hill during the dawn especially during the months of November to February which is also the best time to visit skandgiri. There is a small temple atop Skandagiri.
How to Reach Skandagiri
Skandagiri is 70km from Bangalore.
Route: Bangalore – Yelahanka – Devanahalli – Chickballapur – Kalawara – Skandagiri
Till Chickballapur one can reach by KSRTC bus service from Bangalore. Papagni Temple that is in Kalawara village is the startign point of trek and is 3km far from Chickballapur. The trekking takes approximately 2.5 hours from the Papagni Mutt.
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Deccan Odyssey is a luxury train operating in Maharashtra India and Voted as one of the top ten luxury train journeys in the world. Everything in the train reflects the ways of Indian Royalties. Deccan Odyssey’ wins Asia’s best luxury train award, Deccan Odyssey offers 7 night tour package from Mumbai to Goa and back and covering some of the most prominent tourist destinations in Maharashtra! This luxurious train transports its guests on a remarkable sojourn of a land shining in legions grandeur – serene beaches, magnificent forts – palaces and experiencing divine tales etched in colossal rocks ,inviting you to undertake a journey on board the Deccan Odyssey. You will Discover the magical lands of Maharashtra and Goa in style with this luxury train.
Deccan Odyssey has been bench marked against the best luxury trains in the world such as world class Orient Express of Europe and Blue Train of South Africa. The week long tour includes several exotic that starts from Mumbai and weaves through Sindhudurg, Tarkarli, Goa, Vasco, Kolhapur, Aurangabad, Ellora, Ajanta and Nashik. The Deccan Odyssey’s sheer luxury is a sight to behold. Everything in the train reflects the ways of Indian Royalty – “Maharaja”. The plush interiors, an awesome cuisine and grate sites to see makes the journey memorable and more exciting than the destination itself!
Deccan Odyssey Tour Itinerary
Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days
Destinations Covered: Mumbai >> Sindhudurg >> Goa >> Vasco >> Kolhapur >> Ellora Caves >> Ajanta Caves and Nasik >> Mumbai (Return)
Departure Day : Wednesday
|Day of Travel||Departure Day||Time||Particulars|
|Day 1 Wednesday||Mumbai||1500 hrs||Report at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Rail Terminus|
|1640 hrs||The Deccan Odyssey departs for Sindhudurg|
|2000 hrs||Dinner to be served onboard|
|Day 2 Thursday||Sindhudurg Nagari||0630 hrs||Breakfast|
|0730 hrs||Arrival in the Sindhudurg Railway Station|
|0800 hrs||Disembark and depart for Malvan jetty|
|0930 hrs||Visit to the Sindhudurg Fort by boat|
|1130 hrs||Return to depart for the Tarkarli Resort|
|1200 hrs||Arrival in the Tarkarli Resort, lunch and leisure upto 1530 hrs.|
Depart for Dhamapur village by A/c coach On way visit to Cashew factory.
|1645 hrs||Exploration of Dhamapur village – temples of Goddess Bhagwati and Sateri Devi and the Dhamapur lake|
|1745 hrs||Leave for Kudal railway station|
|1815 hrs||Return to the Deccan Odyssey train|
|1830 hrs||Depart for Goa|
|2000 hrs||Dinner to be served aboard the train|
|Day 3 Friday||Goa||0700 hrs||
Breakfast on board
|0730 hrs||Arrival in Karmali railway station|
|0800 hrs||Visit to St. Augustine Church, Basilica of Bom Jesus Church, Se Cathedral Church,St.Francis of Assissi a Museum of Goan antiques and visit to Fontanhas the Latin Quarters at Panjim.|
|1245 hrs||Return back to the train for lunch and leisure upto 1600 hrs|
|1615 hrs||Depart for dinner and a cultural extravaganza in a beach resort|
|2045 hrs||After dinner Depart for Verna Rly.Stn.|
|2115 hrs||Arrival and embarking the Deccan Odyssey & Over night halt at Verna Stn.|
|Day 4 Saturday||Kolhapur||0700 hrs||Breakfast|
|0730 hrs||Arrival in Kolhapur railway station|
|0800 hrs||Disembark And Visit The Shalini Palace, Mahalaxmi temple, New Palace etc|
|1245 hrs||Leave for Kolhapur railway station|
|1315 hrs||Arrival in Kolhapur and leave for Daulatabad|
|1330 hrs||Lunch and leisure aboard the luxury train|
|2000 hrs||Dinner aboard the train|
|2145 hrs||Leave for Daulatabad / Aurangabad|
|Day 5 Sunday||Aurangabad||0645 hrs||Arrive at the Daulatabad railway station|
|0700 hrs||Breakfast to be served aboard|
|0745 hrs||Sightseeing across Daulatabad fort and Ellora Caves|
|1230 hrs||Leave for lunch in Aurangabad|
|1300 hrs||Lunch and leisure in the hotel upto 1500 hrs|
|1515 hrs||Sightseeing across Bibi ka Makbara and shopping in Aurangabad market|
|1730 hrs||Return to the luxury train|
|1800 hrs||Departure for Chandrapur (Via Nanded) For Tadoba Wildlife Sanctuary .|
|Day 6 Monday||Bhusawal||0630 hrs||Breakfast|
|0700 hrs||Arrival at Bhusawal Rly station|
|0730 hrs||The train to visit Ajanta Caves A World Heritage Monument by A/c.Coach|
|1300 hrs||Lunch and leisure aboard the train|
|1445 hrs||Leave for Tadoba national park by a/c coach|
|1545 hrs||Arrival in the park|
|1600 hrs||Explore the sanctuary by embarking on a jeep safari|
|1915 hrs||Return to the train|
|1930 hrs||Depart for Bhusawal|
|2000 hrs||Dinner to be served aboard|
|Day 7 Tuesday||Ajanta Caves/ Nashik||0630 hrs||Breakfast|
|0700 hrs||Arrival at the Bhusawal railway station|
|0730 hrs||Depart by a/c coach to Ajanta caves|
|1245 hrs||Arrive in Jalgaon railway station to board the Deccan Odyssey|
|1315 hrs||Leave for Nashik|
|1330 hrs||Lunch and leisure aboard the train|
|1700 hrs||Arrive at Nashik station and leave to explore the Panchwati Ghats and temples etc|
|1930 hrs||Arrive at Deolali railway station to board the Deccan Odyssey|
|2230 hrs||Depart for Mumbai|
|Day 8 Wednesday||Mumbai||0700 hrs||Breakfast and arrival in Mumbai|
|0815 hrs||Check out and farewell|
Conference Room with capacity to host 50 guests with facility for satellite communication, Internet, computer with printer and fax, and telephone exchange
• Channel Music
• Ayurvedic Massage Centre
• Steam Bath
• Beauty Parlour
• Business Centre
• Special Suite for Physically challenged
• Fully loaded mini pantry in each coach
• Telephone in each saloon
• Television in each coach
• Plasma TV in Lounge Car
• PA System/ 6 Channel Music System
• Lounge in each passenger car.