Deccan Odyssey Adventure

Includes a Luxury Journey on the Deccan Odyssey

Prices from $7,999 pp

This incredible holiday offers a fascinating discovery of a lifetime with the opportunity to discover the magic of India during a luxury railway tour.

Travel in inimitable royal style and luxury on one of India’s most iconic trains as you trundle across the ever-changing, exotic landscapes of India, from lush wilderness to magnificent mountains and barren deserts on a journey from the vibrant metropolis of Mumbai to India’s capital, Delhi. This journey beautifully covers the soul of India, traversing ancient kingdoms and their historic traditions as you view the beautiful monuments of Vadodara, the lakes and palaces at Udaipur, visit the glorious Taj Mahal at Agra and attempt tiger spotting at Ranthambore. With spacious and elegant carriages designed to radiate the various eras of the Deccan dynasties, two gourmet restaurants featuring local specialities from the regions you’ll visit, a bar and even a spa on board, the Deccan Odyssey will nurture your every need, providing memories that will last a lifetime.

Duration 9 nights
Departing Feb 2020 - Mar 2020
  • All flights
  • All taxes
  • All transfers
  • All-inclusive rail journey
  • Fully escorted tours

Your Experience

FREE Return Flights 

  • All taxes & transfers

Rail Journey 

  • 7 night luxury full-board Indian Sojourn rail journey from Mumbai to New Delhi on board Deccan Odyssey inclusive of all meals and soft beverages

Hotel Stays

  • 1 night hotel stay in Mumbai
  • 1 night hotel stay in New Delhi

Fully Escorted Tours

  • Fully escorted tours visiting: Vadodara, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Agra, Sawai Madhopur and Jaipur

Itinerary

Day 1
Mumbai - Hotel Stay

Today you’ll fly into Mumbai and transfer to your hotel for your overnight stay. Spend the evening relaxing and exploring at your leisure.

Day 2
Mumbai - Embark Deccan Odyssey

Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Mumbai. Your half-day tour will take you to the Hanging Gardens from where you’ll enjoy excellent city views and Mani Bhavan, the former residence of Mahatma Gandhi. This afternoon, board the spectacular Deccan Odyssey for an unforgettable train journey to Delhi. As you settle into your delightful cabins, you’ll receive a traditional Indian welcome and a refreshing drink.

Day 3
Vadodara

You’ll wake up in Vadodara, where you’ll visit the Champaner- Pavagadh Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the only complete pre-Mughal Islamic city in India. Marvel at the Jama Masjid (Great Mosque) built in 1513, representing a perfect blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture. End your day with a visit to the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum where you’ll observe beautiful art before you indulge in a high tea at the resplendent Laxmi Villas Palace, residence of the Royal family.

Day 4
Udaipur

Udaipur, known as the City of Lakes, is easily one of the most romantic cities in India. You’ll visit the famous City Palace, with its scalloped arches, fretted balconies, and cupolas, followed by a boat cruise on the tranquil waters of Lake Pichola. Later you’ll enjoy a walking tour through the Old City of Udaipur with its colourful bazaars and shops selling spices, tea and bamboo baskets.

Day 5
Jodhpur

Enjoy a relaxing morning on board as you trundle through the stronghold of the Marwar region and experience the striking panorama of the Thar Desert as you arrive in Jodhpur. Spend the morning at leisure, where you could pay a visit to the Bishnoi village and take a peep into the lives of the Bishnoi tribe. After lunch, you’ll explore the magnificent city of Jodhpur where you can admire fine architecture from the Rajput era, experience glimpses of the lifestyle of the residents as you wander through the bustling Old Clock Tower Market and marvel at the intricate carvings and expansive courtyards of the several palaces situated in the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort.

Day 6
Sawai Madhopur - Ranthambore National Park

Today you’ll enjoy a game drive at Ranthambore National Park, one of the best places to spot tigers in their natural habitat; as well as sloth bears, leopards and crocodiles. You’ll also visit a traditional Rajasthani village where local families will give you an insight into their way of life. Later, you’ll enjoy afternoon tea at the Sawai Madhopur Lodge, the former hunting lodge of the Jaipur royal family.

Day 7
Agra

Arriving in Agra, you will see that the Mughals were not just the greatest dynasty to rule India but also its greatest builders. Here you’ll visit the incomparable Taj Mahal, one of the world’s most admired monuments. Your tour of Agra continues as you visit Agra Fort, another outstanding example of Mughal architecture, and the seat of Mughal reign and administrations for three generations.

Day 8
Jaipur

Today you’ll arrive in Jaipur, a colourful city overlooked by forts that crown the surrounding Aravali hills. The city is a colourful oasis in the desert and you will notice a timeless quality to Jaipur’s bazaars and its people. You’ll stop at the Palace of Winds, also known as Hawa Mahal, famous for its intricate pink sandstone carving, before visiting the Amber Fort, a sprawling complex of courtyards and rooms adorned with paintings, precious stones and mirrors. Next, you’ll explore the City Palace, an overwhelming complex of exquisite palaces, gardens, courtyards, decorative art and carved doorways.

Day 9
Delhi - Disembark Deccan Odyssey and Hotel Stay

Today you’ll arrive in Delhi where your royal passage through the grand vistas of India comes to an end. Upon disembarkation, you’ll meet a tour guide who will take you on a half-day sightseeing tour of New Delhi, exploring sights including the imposing India Gate, Humayun’s Tomb and the Qutab Minar. Following your tour, you’ll be transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Prices

27 Feb 2020 - 07 Mar 2020 Deluxe Cabin from $7,999

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