Indian Sojourn - 7Nights/ 8Days)
(Mumbai – Vadodara – Udaipur – Jodhpur – Agra – Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore) – Jaipur – Delhi)
Day 01 Mumbai (Saturday)
Assemble at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus at around 15:30 hours and enjoy a warm traditional welcome. Complete the registration and check-in formalities for your journey. Relish a welcome drink. After finishing the paperwork, settle down in your cabins. You are now free to explore the luxury train, Deccan Odyssey as it departs for Vadodara.Dinner and overnight on- board.
Day 02 Vadodara (Sunday)
The train arrives to the
first destination, Vadodara. Once the seat of the Gaekwad rulers, Vadodara is
one of Gujarat’s most important cities. Post breakfast, disembark from the
train. Your first visit is to the UNESCO World Heritage, Champaner-Pavagadh
Archaeological Park- the only Islamic pre-Mughal city that remained unchanged.
The site comprises of water installations, religious buildings, palaces,
agricultural structures, palaces and more. Later on, go aboard the luxury train
for a sumptuous lunch.
Post lunch, visit Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum that is known not only for its fine collection of sculptures, paintings and more but also for its magnificent structure. This is followed by high teat at the wonderful Laxmi Vilas Palace, the residence of the Royalty even in the present times. Enjoy a special folk performances along with dishes from the kitchen of Royalty. Back aboard Deccan Odyssey for an overnight stay. The train starts its journey towards Udaipur.
Day 03 Udaipur (Monday)
In the morning, the train chugs into the City of Lake, Udaipur that is quite popular for being one of the most romantic cities of India. Relish breakfast while admiring the lovely views of the Aravali ranges. Breakfast is followed by sightseeing tour of Udaipur. Explore the very well-known City Palace complex that was erected during the span of 400 years. The construction of this magnificent structure was started in 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh II on the eastern banks of Lake Pichola. This tour is followed by a boat ride on the placid waters of the Lake. Back aboard the train for lunch. Lunch is followed by a walking tour of Old Udaipur. Get on your hands on some great stuff such as puppets, clothe lanterns, jewellery, wooden boxes, and other handicraft items. Back on-board the train for dinner and overnight stay. The train begins its journey for the next destination, Jodhpur.
Day 04 Jodhpur (Tuesday)
The train, on the 4th day enters the Sun City of Rajasthan- Jodhpur. The former capital of the Mar kingdom, Jodhpur boasts of the Thar Desert in the background and houses some amazing temples, forts and palaces. After breakfast, the day is at leisure and you have options to pick from- you can either visit a luxury hotel for a relaxing spa session or you can visit the Bishnoi tribal village along with potter and weavers villages. Get a sneak-peek into the life of the people living there. Lunch on- board the luxury train is followed by tour of the Blue City. Now get all set to explore the mighty Mehrangarh Fort, placed amidst the brown sands of the Thar. One of country’s largest forts, it was erected by Rao Jodha in 1459, on a 150 m high hill. A part of it has been turned into a museum that consists of royal palanquins, armory, paintings, costumes, personal belongings of the royalty and more. Do not miss visiting the colorful Turban Gallery. This visit is followed by a wall around the city to get a sneak-peek into the life of the locals. Walk past the Old Clock Tower market and old but extremely striking havelis. The evening is scheduled for specially arranged lip-smacking Marwar barbeque delicacies that you can savor in the royal courtyard the Mehrangarh Fort. Treat your eyes to the lovely views of the surroundings, while you are standing on the top. Back to the train as it starts its journey towards the next destination, the Mughal City of Agra. Overnight on-board Deccan Odyssey.
Day 05 Agra (Wednesday)
Morning arrival in Agra, home
to some of the most magnificent architectural gems that were built by Mughal
emperors during their reign. After a relaxed breakfast, get all set to enjoy a visit
to the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Built by Shah Jahan in
the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, this white marble mausoleum took
22 years to get completed and is festooned with precious and semi-precious
stones. Relish lunch at a City Hotel. Lunch is followed by a visit to the
Itmad-ud-Daulah tomb, nicknamed as the ‘Baby Taj’. Another lovely marble
mausoleum that was commissioned by Nur Jahan, Emperor Jahangir’s wife in memory
of her father, Ghiyas Beg. Do not miss noticing the wonderful latticework. Next
visit is to the mighty Agra Fort, another Mughal architectural gem. While some
part of the fort complex that is in red sandstone was constructed by Emperor
Akbar, the other is in white marble, the favorite Emperor Shah Jahan. The
complex has a number structures within its boundaries.
After sightseeing, you have options to choose from. You can either opt for a relaxing spa session at a popular city hotel or can visit the local markets of Agra popular for Mughal-style ornaments and special artefacts with marble-inlay. Go on-board the Deccan Odyssey for dinner and overnight stay. The luxury train starts moving towards Sawai Madhopur.
Overnight on Deccan Odyssey.
Day 06 Sawai Madhopur – Ranthambore National Park (Thursday)
Day 6 is going to be an exciting one. The train chugs into its next destination, Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan, popular for the very well-known Ranthambore National Park. One of the largest national parks in the northern part of the country, it is known for housing a decent population of the big cats. It is quite famous for being one of India’s finest tiger reserves. An early breakfast is followed a wildlife safari inside the national park. Along with the big cats, you can also spot other species such as Chinkara, Nilgai, Sambhar, Sloth Bear, Chital and more. Around 272 species of species of resident as well as migratory birds call this national park their home. Back on-board the train for a lavish lunch. You can also embark on a village safari interacting with the turban-wearing men and colorful ghagra-choli wearing women. Interact with the locals. Thereafter, relish high-tea at a popular hunting lodge of the royal family of the region. Late evening, back aboard the train for dinner and overnight stay as it sets off for the Pink City of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
Day 07 Jaipur (Friday)
On the 7th day of the tour,
you are going to explore capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur, known for its
vibrancy and splendor. Post breakfast, disembark from the luxury train and visit
the mighty Amer fort (Amber fort). One of the state’s most famous forts, it was
commissioned by Raja Man Sing way back in the 1592. While the top of the fort
offers a nice view of the Maota Lake, it’s inside a number of wonderful
structures. On the way to the Amer Fort, halt to explore Hawa Mahal, also known
as Palace of Winds. This pink sandstone structure is known for its distinct and
interesting honey cobweb-like construction. The next attraction that you
explore today is the City Palace, a lovely complex known for its carved
doorways, gardens, beautiful palaces, courtyards and a museum with a fine
collection. Walk past the UNESCO World Site- Jantar Mantar, an astronomical
observatory that was built by Sawai Jai Singh in the 18th century. Enjoy sumptuous
lunch in a city hotel. After this, you have options to choose from. You can
either relax for senses by going for a spa session or you can visit the
bustling and colorful local markets of Jaipur to get your hands on colorful
handicrafts, traditional clothes, bangles, imitation jewellery and more.
In the evening, back to the train for an overnight stay.
Day 08 New Delhi
On the last day, the train returns back to Delhi. After an early morning breakfast, disembark from the train at the Delhi Cantt Railway Station.
- Traditional welcome on-board the Deccan Odyssey
- Visit UNESCO World Heritage, Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park
- High-tea at Laxmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara
- Boat ride on the waters of Lake Pichola, Udaipur
- Village visit and Mehrangarh fort in Jodhpur
- Explore Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Agra
- Wildlife safari inside Ranthambore National Park
- Hawa Mahal, City Palace and Amer Fort in Jaipur
- Sumptuous meals on-board the train and at special venues
- Accommodation in double / twin bedded cabin with en suite bathrooms
- Soft Beverages during meals(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
- Still Camera fees, Valet Service
- Guided off train excursions and game drives as illustrated in the itinerary – inclusive of entrance fees, park fees, transport and services of an English speaking local guide
Dates for Season 2020-21 & 2021-22
All arrival and departure timings are approximate and subject to change by the Indian Railways.
15:30 hours at Chhatrapati Shivaji Station, Mumbai
Chhatrapati Shivaji Station, Mumbai
Delhi Cantt Railway Station, Delhi
- Insurance, Gratuities, Taxes
- Laundry, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft beverages during non meal hours
- Video and professional Still Camera fees
- Arrival and Departure transfers
- Pre and Post tour accommodation and any tour extensions unless specifically mentioned as a part of the journey
- The above costs are per cabin per Journey.
- GST of 5% is additional and will be charged extra on the published tariff.
- As the train runs on the tracks of the Indian Railways, the itineraries are subject to change incase of any changes in the routing etc.
- Prices are subject to change incase of any amendment in the routing or other hikes such as fuel,taxes etc.
- Children below 5 years of age shall be allowed free, subject to sharing of double bed with parents. This is subject to availability of double bed at the time of booking.
- Presidential Suite can accommodate upto 3 adults or 2 Adults and 2 children (One child upto 5 years of age and second child up to 12 years of age) CHILD