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The Deccan Odyssey – A journey through the sights and sounds of Maharashtra, from Mumbai to Goa, visiting incredible places like Kohlapur and the world heritage sites of Ajanta and Ellora, as seen on tour aboard the Deccan Odyssey luxury train.
Scene descriptions: 00:03 The Deccan Odyssey curving along the Deccan Plain on day 5 of the tour after visiting Kohlapur 00:16 Indian ladies at the Sahakari spice farm welcome our group with music and dancinghttp://sahakarifarms.com 00:23 Looking out of my cabin window in the Ratnagiri carriage 00:30 The Deccan Plains 00:43 Being welcomed into one of the two restaurant cars 00:47 Shots in the Bar car of the Deccan Odyssey 00:57 The outskirts of Mumbai along the train tracks on day 1, and through the window of the restaurant car 01:02 The train pulling into Daulatabad station
*Scenes from the Ajanta caves complex* 01:10 Ajanta as seen from the high lookout point 01:15 The caves at the end of the complex 01:19 Looking along the Ajanta caves towards the entrance and then the high lookout point across the dried river bed 01:29 Performers dance on arrival at Daulatabad station 01:32 An example of traditional Pupari folk dancing in Kohlapur 01:40 Drummers welcome the tour to the MTDC Tarkarli hotel on Day 2 of the tour after visiting Sindhudurg 01:44 A group of Indian teenagers celebrate Holi in Kohlapur’s town centre
*Scenes from Ellora* 01:50 A view inside one of the largest and most complex temples at Ellora, Kailashnatha, also known as Cave 16, made to recall the abode of Lord Shiva, Mount Kailash. 01:58 Above Cave 16 and showing some of the detailed stone carvings 02:05 Inside Cave 10, the most famous Buddhist cave, from approximately 700 A.D. 02:13 Blessings and flowers on arrival to Sindhudurg, Day 2 02:17 Flowers and greetings on arrival to Daulatabad, Day 6 02:24 Music and performance at the Tarkarli hotel, Day 2 02:29 Kohlapuri martial artists in the town centre, Day 5 02:33 Musicians onboard the Deccan Odyssey play traditional instruments; drums, sitar and a type of flute 02:46 Wild monkeys in the grounds of Ellora 02:51 Working elephants at the Sahakari spice farm 02:57 Sea birds flying alondside taxi boats visiting the Sindhudurg fort on Day 2 03:06 Fruit and veg at the Panjim market in Goa 03:10 Eating traditional South Indian Thalli onboard the Deccan Odyssey 03:16 Head chef Ritesh with some of his chef’s 03:24 Enjoying sunset on the coast during an afternoon at the Taj Exotica beach hotel on Day 3 03:27 One of the massage rooms in the Deccan’s spa 03:30 Watching the sun set from my private twin cabin 03:37 The managers and staff of the Deccan Odyssey being interviewed and talking with guests 04:11 Ganga the elephant’s eye, from Sahakari spice farm 04:24 A burning offering of flowers and incense at Panchawati Ghat, Nashik.
This film was created in partnership with the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (owners of the Deccan Odyssey) and made possible with support from the Indian Tourist Office in London. Thanks to MTDC, the Indian Tourist Office and the Taj Hotels Group who manage the train operations. http://www.maharashtratourism.gov.in/