Situated on the Panchganga River banks with the splendid Sahyadri mountain ranges the city of Kolhapur is the last trace of Father of the Maratha Kingdom ‘Shivaji’. There are not only the historical structures in Kolhapur but it is also famous for Kolhapuri Chappals, which you may want to buy a pair to keep.
Every year visitors throng the city to see many historical structures in Kolhapur. Shop for ancient mini artifacts that have historical significance in addition to the leather footwear. The ‘Sugar Bowl of India – Kolhapur’ is also famous for housing numerous luxury cars and spicy curries. The city has an international Go-karting track is a must visit for you.
Travelers a chance to see the range of interesting monuments, ancient structures, and shop for Kolhapuri footwear and leather goods on the Deccan Odyssey luxury train. Guests can also check out the cultures and traditions of the Kolhapuri people in their land by going on the luxury tour called Maharashtra Splendour beginning &ending in Mumbai.
They see over all other destinations that includes Goa, Aurangabad, Nashik, and Sindhudurg. Guests may see the wonders that the city is well known for as many tourists all over the country visit the city.
Visit Kolhapur on the Deccan Odyssey
The Deccan Odyssey luxury train Maharashtra Splendour itinerary offers to take guests to this amazing colorful destination. The New Palace Museum is one of the greatest destinations of the nineteenth century in its octagonal structured domes. There are several historical artifacts that guests can check out that is historical and they learn a lot of things.
There is another place called Town Hall Museum that is constructed in Neo – Gothic architectural style. In addition to sightseeing, guests can do other interesting activities like shopping for their favorite Kolhapuri Chappals and other goods at the local market in Kolhapur. There is also a traditional and enlightening folk dance performance by artistes called the Lavanya Sandhya.
Kolhapur is also known as a spiritual place as many go to visit the ancient temple that dates back to more than 1300 years dedicated to Goddess Shakti. The Mahalakshmi Temple is also popularly called Shakti Pethas.
This visit is after guests get to have a special tea time at a specialized venue. Later, the guests are treated to a traditional performance of defense arts well known as ‘Mardani Khel’ before they enjoy a sumptuous dinner onboard the Deccan Odyssey. Then they go on the remaining journey for the next couple of days.
Deccan Odyssey Accommodation, Food & Facilities
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 onboard 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 onboard as they enjoy the surroundings in the luxury train travel.