Deccan OdysseyJewels of Deccan

Since the advent of the railways in India,train journeys have been the subject of much fascination and mystery. Indian Royalty and the British aristocracy would often set out on a shikaar or on celebrations, out in the wilderness or deserts or mountains, travelling in the luxury of their private palaces on wheels. Today, the Deccan Odyssey continues this legacy of princely sojourns by introducing fascinating journeys covering the length and breadth of the exotic and enchanting landscape of India !!!! 
Ripe with romance, adventure and style, each luxury rail tour with the Deccan Odyssey is a one in a lifetime experience. The juxtaposition of the traditional with the contemporary is beautifully presented through vintage cabins, gastronomic cuisines and lively off-board entertainment in each of the deluxe train journeys with Deccan Odyssey.
Each journey on the Deccan Odyssey is an exploration of India's diversity, exotic locales and the discovery of timeless traditions; taking one on a flight of fancy as you experience the vibrancy, colours, sounds and visual sensations as the train moves through varying regions and rural countryside. Mysteries, intrigues unfold as the train snakes her way through Royal cities showcasing the opulence and extravagance of the palaces, the traditions and culinary wonders of cities and villages well protected from the sands of time.

Jewels of the Deccan (Mumbai to Mumbai) – 8 Days / 7 Nights

Mumbai - Badami - Aihole - Pattadakal - Hampi - Bijapur - Hyderabad - Mumbai

Day 01    Board the train at the Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and begin your enchanting journey to Badami
Day 02    Arrive at Badami and spend an exciting day exploring temples and ancient settlements in Aihole and Pattadakal.
Day 03    This morning visit the rock cut caves and sculptured temples in Badami. Later the train departs for Hospet. 
Day 04    Today the train reaches Hospet. Visit the iconic City of Victory, Hampi.  Explore the sacred and royal centre’s, palaces and impressive temples.
Day 05    Arrive at the historic capital of the Sultans of the Deccan, Bijapur. Explore the citadel, visiting its beautiful buildings and tombs.
Day 06    This morning, you disembark in the Royal city of the Nizams, Hyderabad. Enjoy an excursion to Pochampally, visiting the weaver’s colony and witness the                  dying of yarn and the intricate art of ikat tie and dye weaving. In the evening, visit the famous Charminar, walking through bustling and colorful streets.
Day 07    This morning explore the magnificent ruins of the Golconda Fort. In the afternoon the train continues her journey to Mumbai.
Day 08    Arrive at Mumbai, where your journey comes to an end.

HIGHLIGHTS

-Visit the iconic symbols and UNESCO World heritage Sites in Badami, Aihole, Pattadakal and Hampi
-Experience the culinary delights of the Nizams of Hyderabad
-Stroll through the colorful and bustling bazaars of Hyderabad and pick up some souvenirs

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Turkish Cooking Tour 07 Nts

Tour Start Date:   Available every day

Welcome to Turkey! If you would like to see something different in your life and if you like cooking or want to learn how to cook, we offer you very special itinerary to learn very good Turkish cuisines with smiley and friendly Turkish people. You can cook, taste and eat. First class service and guided transportation through the historical and picturesque sites of Istanbul, the Gallipoli Battlefields, and Helen of Troy, the ancient ruins of Ephesus and the beautifull village of Sirince in Turkey, At the same time, you will be travelling traditional Turkish villages, the historical sides of Turkey and you will also make a lot of friends.

 

Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day
(Welcome dinner included)
Welcome to Turkey, arrival into Istanbul. Transfer from airport and check in to your hotel, you will have a welcome drink and a chat with gourmet experts in Turkish cuisine. Tonight you will have a welcome dinner, be introduced to our friendly crew and other travelers while enjoying traditional Turkish food and enjoy the mystical atmosphere of Istanbul at night.

Day 2 - Turkish Cooking Lesson Istanbul
(Breakfast and dinner included)
After a morning orientation sightseeing tour of Istanbul, you participate in your first Turkish cooking lesson: Preparing lunch which you will enjoy! After the cooking lesson, you will eat what you cooked. After lunch visit to TOPKAPI PALACE. The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. 
SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE: Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. HIPPODROME: Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 3 - Gallipoli Tour
(Breakfast and dinner included)
After breakfast in Istanbul, we will depart for Gallipoli to visit the battle fields. After checking in to the hotel, having lunch and relaxing a little bit, you will depart for the battle fields. Visit Gabatepe Museum. Start visiting the fields with Aryburnu Cemetery & Anzac Cove, because these are the places where the war had started. Then The Beach Cemetery, Shrapnel Valley and Plugges Plateau. This is the end of the tour for today. Drive back to the hotel. After having dinner, the night is yours. Overnight in Canakkale.

Day 4 - Troy Tour - Cooking Lesson in Kusadasi
(Breakfast and dinner included)
At 08:45 we will depart for Troy Tour and visit the famous archeological and mythological side of Troy, home of the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy. After Troy tour we will depart for Kusadasi. Have some rest at the hotel and depart for Cooking Lesson. You will learn to cook the delicious tastes of Turkey, including Turkish Pide bread with Meat, Chees, Patato and many other option and also you will cook Turkish Lahmacun for our Dinner. Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 5 - Ephesus Tour and Making Wine
(Breakfast and dinner included)
At 08:30 departure from hotel. Guided tour of Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world en-route, visit the Temple of Artemis, Curetes street, famous Roman baths, Celsus Library, Grand theatreand you will have a Lunch break at a small Turkish restaurant. After Lunch we will visit to Sirince Village also has a fantastic reputation for making some of the best wines in Turkey - especially fruit wines. We will visit the vineyards and it is time to learn how to make fruit wine with Turkish wine makers. In the evening you will be tested about your knowledge of making fruit wine. Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 6 - Kusadasi to Istanbul
(Breakfast and dinner included)
After breakfast at 09:00 am we will depart for Istanbul. On the way we will pass many traditional villages and we will see the farmers. We will have a break at the one of these farms. We will have a lunch break and continue our way to Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul. 

Day 7 - Istanbul Cooking Lesson
(Breakfast and dinner included)
After breakfast we will depart to make Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise by boat along the waterway seperating Europe and Asia, then visit famous Egyptian (Spice) Bazaar, with elaborate displays of herbs, spices, dried fruits, nuts and other snacks and ingredients. We then we will go to one of the city's most famous baklava shops to watch the masters produce this favorite Turkish sweet. This will be a good experience for you. In the afternoon you will go back to the kitchen for another cooking lesson followed by tea, coffee and goodies. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 8 - Istanbul - End of Tour
(Breakfast included)
After breakfast check out from the hotel. We hope your cooking tour was a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another TravelShop Turkey Cooking Tour. Have a safe trip back home and thanks for choosing TravelShop Turkey.
 

  • Inclusions :

  • - Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk Airport

    - 4 different cooking classes

    - 4 nights at 4 star hotel in Istanbul

    - 1 night at 3 star hotel in Cannakkale

    - 2 nights at 3 star hotel in Selcuk

    - 7 breakfasts and 7 dinners

    - Private guided Istanbul tour

    - Private guided Ephesus tour

    - Private guided Sirince village tour

    - All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary

    - Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach

    - Professional English-speaking tour guides

    - Return airport transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport

  • Exclusions :

  • - International Flights

    - Insurance: All types

    - Turkey Visa

    - Items of personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, meals other than specified, laundry, etc.

    - Any other extras not mentioned in the above inclusions

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