India
Destination
Jun. 9 – 17, 2018
Booking Date
9 days
Duration
Panaji to Mumbai, 1,110 km
Route

DETAILS

Explore the real India with Deccan Odyssey, this trip of a lifetime racing iconic auto Rickshaws through the heart of this magical country. From the coast of the Arabian Sea in Goa you’ll track inland amidst fabulous scenery to journey through some of the most amazing places in the world traveling north to the bustling metropolis of Mumbai.

This journey through Southern India moves at a pace that allows you to savor the experiences, sights and sounds of India close up. Our lovable auto Rickshaws are the perfect way to interact with the local people, culture and history. Along the way you’ll enjoy some of the tucked away gems well off the tourist trail that this trip to India includes specifically to make it an unforgettable experience.

The Travel Scientists have been at this for over a decade and our wealth of local knowledge can guarantee an adventure in India you’ll never forget, whether you’re experienced and looking for adventure, or just a bit adventurous looking for an experience. We have packages that cater for whatever level of assistance you want us to provide you as you traverse this ancient and mysterious landscape, your Deccan Odyssey experience can be tailored to your needs.


HIGHLIGHTS

Whilst you can stop anywhere along the way and choose your own sights to see, the Deccan Odyssey will be passing through some pretty amazing places some of which we would highly recommend you don’t miss!

  • Enjoy the picturesque Portuguese architecture of Goa’s capital Panjim.
  • Pay your respect to the mortal remains of St. Francis in the Basilica of Bom Jesus.
  • Walk the walls of Belgaum Fort.
  • Relax at the shores of Kolhapur Lake.
  • Visit the Mahlakshmi Temple of Kolhapur.
  • Stroll through the majestic Aga Khan Palace in Pune.
  • See the Bibi Ka Maqbara’s striking resemblance with the Taj Mahal.
  • Marvel at Ellore Caves, a surpreme example of Indian rock cut architecture.
  • Visit the place of Kumbh Mela, an Indian mass pilgrimage held once every 12 years.
  • Wander amongst Mumbai’s imperial buildings and enjoy the city’s famous street food scene.

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MAP/ITINERARY

Travel Scientists tuk tuk race route Deccan Odyssey

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Day 1 (9-June-18)

Events in Panaji
Challenges and events in the streets of this colorful city putting your driving skills and resourcefulness to the test before you’re let loose upon this fantastic three-wheeled journey to Mumbai, the Deccan Odyssey.
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Day 2 (10-June-18)

Practice in Panaji
Familiarize yourself with your new three-wheeled friend in and around Panaji in Goa, the home of the Church of our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, and the amazing Ashwem Beach plus the stunningly beautiful Se Cathedral.
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Day 3 (11-June-18)

Panaji to Belgaum
Head up through the Jamboti hills inland and ride into the heart of Southern India. Home to the magical Gokak Falls and the famous Kapileshwara Temple to Shiva, Belgaum has a majesty like no other city.
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Day 4 (12-June-18)

Belgaum to Kolhapur
Going North skirting the Hidkal Reservoir the day’s route will take you right up to Kolhapur and the Jyotiba Temple, superb Siddhagiri Museum and serene Rankala Lakeside.
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Day 5 (13-June-18)

Kolhapur to Pune
Journey through breathtaking scenery as the landscape rises around you between Kolhapur and Pune where the famous Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganpati and Darshan Museum await you.
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Day 6 (14-June-18)

Pune to Aurangabad
Home to the Ajanta and Ellora Caves the destination of Aurangabad is as if a world apart with the sensational Bibi Ka Maqbara and inspiring Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple.
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Day 7 (15-June-18)

Rest Day and Excursion To The Ellora Caves
When in Aurangabad it is simply impossible to miss out on a visit to this stunning collection caves, from Hindu, Buddhist and Jainist cultures, with their intricate carvings, ancient history and the amazing architecture.
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Day 8 (16-June-18)

Aurangabad to Nasik
Backed by the famed Anjneri Hill, Nashik has a huge array of temples from Saptashrungi to Kalaram and Trimbakeshwar, and is home to the Sula Vineyards and the beautiful Panfavleni Caves.
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Day 9 (17-June-18)

Nasik to Mumbai
Finish the amazing Deccan Odyssey by cruising into the vibrant bustling streets of Mumbai just in time for the traditional closing ceremonies and one of our world famous after-events drinks parties.

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PRICING

Package Basic
hotel not included
Standard
hotel included
Deluxe
hotel included
Per team of up to 3 people €1475 €2750 €3165

Deposit: We ask for a 1000 Euro deposit on each Rickshaw which may sound pricey but provides ample deterrent against event participants wrapping their new transport around the nearest tree for the sheer hell of it (we have found). The deposit also acts as an expense account for any repairs that need doing along the way that some of our more adventurous packages don’t cover.


COMPARE PACKAGES

General Services Basic Standard Deluxe
Luggage Truck Service
Medical Kit
Tool Box
Navigational sheet (Day Plans)
Event Shirt
Sim Card
Hotel Package
Breakfast
Airport Pick up
Storage of valuables in Safety car
Mobile Phone
Road Map, Phrase Book
Event Cap
Team T-shirts
Airport Drop
Fuel
Vehicle Maintainence: Basic Standard
Deluxe
Overnight Checkup Team pays for parts and labour Team pays for parts, labour free Fully Covered
On the Road Service Team pays for parts and labour Team pays for parts, labour free Fully Covered
Breakage Team pays for broken parts/fittings Team pays for broken parts/fittings Fully Covered
Pimping: Basic Standard
Deluxe
Rickshaw Entertainment Package Budget Standard
Rickshaw Painting Package Budget Extreme
Vehicle Horn Dynamo Musical horn Musical horn
Water bottle holder
DC Out
Custom painting / Stickering
Comfortable Seats
New Tyres and Tubes

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