A spectacular rail journey in inimitable royal style on one of India's most iconic trains, the luxurious Deccan Odyssey. The Odyssey will take you on an eight day journey through the fascinating and ever-changing vistas of a vibrant India. From its capital Delhi to the metropolis of Mumbai, traverse ancient kingdoms and learn of their historic traditions as you visit Ranthambore, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Vadodora, and the unrivalled Ellora Caves.
- Luxury accommodation on board
- All meals and specified beverages on board
- Excursions as per the itinerary
- Tour host
- Porterage & gratuities
Day 1: Delhi > Madhopur
Evening departure from Delhi then the train departs for Madhopur.
Day 2: Madhopur > Ranthambore
From Madhopur, visit the famous Ranthambore National Park - one of the finest tiger reserves in India - for a wildlife safari and high tea at Sawai Madhopur Lodge, the former hunting lodge of the royal family of Jaipur.
Day 3: Agra
Morning visit to the magnificent Taj Mahal followed by lunch and a tour of Agra Fort.
Day 4: Jaipur
After breakfast you drive to Amber Fort which overlooks the beautiful Maota Lake via a visit to the Hawa Mahal, the "Palace of the Winds". In the afternoon, visit the City Palace and the fascinating observatory Jantar Mantar.
Day 5: Udaipur
The Deccan Odyssey rolls into Udaipur, set on the shores of the placid Lake Pichola. Visit the Udaipur City Palace, take a boat ride on the lake to tour Jagmandir - a 17th century palace on an island - and enjoy a walking tour through the old city.
Day 6: Vadodara
Visit Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park in Vadodara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the only complete and unchanged pre-Mughal Islamic city in India. In the afternoon, drive to the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, originally a school for the Maharaja's children and now a gallery. Enjoy High Tea at the resplendent Laxmi Vilas Palace, built in 1890 and reputedly four times the size of Buckingham Palace!
Day 7: Aurangabad > Ellora Caves
From Aurangabad visit the exceptional Ellora Caves - the finest specimen of cave-temple architecture in India, and home to 34 rock-cut shrines representing Buddhist, Jain and Hindu art.
Day 8: Mumbai
Arrive in Mumbai this morning and disembark after breakfast.
11 Jan, 01 Feb, 07 Mar, 04 Apr, 26 Sep, 17 Oct, 14 Nov, & 26 Dec 2020
09, 11 Jan & 27 Mar 2021
*Please note prices are per person twin share, and based off 2020 departures.
|Deluxe Cabin||fr $8,968*||Enquire|