New Delhi – Ranthambore – Agra – Jaipur – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Vadodara – Mumbai
Welcome to Indian Odyssey, a spectacular train journey in inimitable royal style and luxury on one of India’s iconic trains, the Deccan Odyssey. The Odyssey will take you on an 8-day extravaganza, through the fascinating, ever-changing vistas of a colourful, vibrant and ancient India, from its capital Delhi to its premier metropolis Mumbai, traversing ancient kingdoms and their historic traditions as you visit the glorious Taj Mahal at Agra, the effervescent city of Jaipur, attempt tiger spotting at Ranthambore, view the beautiful monuments of Vadodara, the lakes and palaces at Udaipur and catch a glimpse of the ancient traditions of the Bishnois of Jodhpur. A railroad journey like none other, in a land like no other, we welcome you on board the Deccan Odyssey.
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- Taj Mahal
- Agra Fort
- City Palace Jaipur
- Jantar Mantar (Observatory)
- Hawa Mahal (Palace of winds)
- Mehrangarh Fort
- Jaswant Thada
- Mandore Gardens
- Clock Tower
- City Palace
- Jagdish Temple
- Lake Pichola
- Jag Mandir
- Dhobi(Laundary ) Ghat
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Day 1 New Delhi – Sawai Madhopur
Welcome aboard the Deccan Odyssey. This evening assemble at the railway station at approximately 2015 hours to complete the registration process and check in formalities for your Indian Odyssey journey, as you receive a traditional Indian welcome and enjoy a refreshing welcome drink. After completion of all formalities, you will be shown to your delightful cabins. As you settle in, the Deccan Odyssey shall depart Delhi for Sawai Madhopur Dinner on board Overnight on Deccan Odyssey
Day 2 Day At Leisure In Ranthambore ( Ranthambore )
Free time to spend as per your interests. You can relax at the hotel and enjoy the recreational activities available (subject to direct payment if chargeable) or explore the surroundings on your own.
Alternatively, you can replace this option with any other sightseeing tour available in this package.
Day 3 Ranthambore – Agra
The driver will take you to Agra (4 Hrs 30 Mins / 236 Kms approx.). Along the way you’ll have the opportunity to take breaks for refreshments and photography.
Full Day City Tour of Agra ( Agra )
Arriving at Agra, you will realize that the Mughals were not just the greatest dynasty to rule India but also its greatest builders. After a leisurely breakfast on board, you will visit the Taj Mahal, which was Emperor Shah Jahan’s gift of love to his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, and is truly the world’s most wondrous monument. The making of the Taj Mahal is as much a fable as the edifice itself. It took 20000 men 22 years to build this unrivalled mausoleum and its exquisite white marble was brought from 200 miles away by caravans of elephants and camels.Lunch at a City Hotel.After lunch your tour of Agra continues as you visit Itmad-ud-Daulah, a marble mausoleum built by Nur Jahan, the wife of Emperor Jahangir, in memory of her father, Ghiyas Beg. Sometimes called the ‘Baby Taj’, it is beautifully conceived in white marble, mosaic and lattice.Thereafter proceed to Agra Fort, another outstanding example of Mughal architecture, and the seat of Mughal reign and administration for three generations. The present structure owes its origins to Emperor Akbar who had its first buildings of red sandstone erected on the eastern bank of the river Yamuna. His grandson Shah Jahan, the most artistic and prolific builder of the dynasty, later added the impressive marbled private quarters and the mosque while Aurangzeb added the outer ramparts. A visit to the Diwan-e-Am, ‘Hall of Public Audience’ and the Royal Pavilions is not to be missed.Later, you have the opportunity to visit the local markets to admire the exquisite Pietra Dura (marble inlay) artefacts and Mughal ornaments OR as an optional activity you may avail of spa facilities at a hotel before completing your tour of this historical city. Late evening, you return to the Deccan Odyssey for dinner and your onward journey to Jaipur, The Pink City.Breakfast on board; Lunch at a City Hotel; Dinner on boardOvernight on Deccan Odyssey.
Day 4 Agra – Jaipur
The driver will take you to Jaipur (4 Hrs / 233 Kms approx.). Along the way you’ll have the opportunity to take breaks for refreshments and photography.
Full Day City Tour of Jaipur ( Jaipur ) Legendary for the triumphs of its proud Rajputs, Jaipur, the City of Victory, is surrounded by the rugged Aravali hills – crowned by formidable forts – and beautiful palaces, mansions and gardens. Royal processions and parades, in all their splendour, graced these palaces and forts once. The city is a colourful oasis in the desert and you will notice a timeless quality to Jaipur’s bazaars and its people.After breakfast you drive to Maharaja Mansingh’s 17th century masterpiece, the Amber Fort that overlooks the beautiful Maota Lake. The fort is a sprawling complex of courtyards, halls and rooms adorned with beautiful paintings, precious stones and mirrors. Behold the Sheesh Mahal, ‘Hall of Mirrors’, where a single lamplight reflects in many mirrors, and lights up the entire room, creating a dazzling effect. En-route to Amber Fort visit the Palace of Winds, otherwise known as the Hawa Mahal, famous for its intricate pink sandstone carving and a beautiful view of the city.Thereafter you will visit the famous City Palace of Jaipur, an overwhelming complex of exquisite palaces, gardens and courtyards, decorative art and carved doorways. The palace museum houses collections of rare manuscripts,armoury, costumes and carpets. Walk across to the adjacent Jantar Mantar, the astronomical observatory built in the 18th century by Sawai Jai Singh. A wondrous achievement for its time the observatory gives accurate readings even to this day.Lunch at a City hotel.
Following lunch you may choose to participate in one of the optional tours. Enjoy spa facilities at a palace hotel OR have the opportunity to explore the colorful bazaars of the Pink City which offer a wide range of ethnic handicrafts produced in the city-centre and its outskirts.
After your full day of delving in the royal past of Jaipur you will return to the Deccan Odyssey for dinner on board as it departs for Jodhpur.Breakfast on board; Lunch at a City hotel; Dinner on boardOvernight on Deccan Odyssey.
Day 5 Jaipur – Jodhpur
The driver will take you to Jodhpur (5 Hrs 30 Mins / 330Kms approx.). Along the way you’ll have the opportunity to take breaks for refreshments and photography.
Full Day City Tour of Jodhpur ( Jodhpur ) This morning as the Deccan Odyssey travels through the stronghold of the Marwar region, enjoy a relaxing morning on board as you breakfast, unwind and experience the striking panorama of the Thar Desert, arriving at Jodhpur.The morning is at leisure on board the Deccan Odyssey, but those who wish to step out have the option of visiting a weavers’ village, a potters’ village as well as a Bishnoi village. The Bishnoi tribe, indigenous to India, follow the 29 principles laid down by their Guru about 540 years ago, to protect trees and wildlife ensuring a healthy eco-friendly social life for the community. Take a peep into their lives where traditions and skills are passed down unchanged through generations OR enjoy spa facilities at a hotel.After your village visits, return to the Deccan Odyssey for lunch.Following lunch on board, set out once again to explore the magnificent city of Jodhpur, also known as the Blue City, after the vivid blue-painted houses that surround the Mehrangarh Fort. Set like a pearl amidst the stark desert, this former capital of Marwar boasts some of the finest architecture from the Rajput era, renowned for its superb forts and glorious palaces. Experience glimpses of the lifestyle of the residents as you explore the city. Walk through the busy bustle of the Old Clock Tower market, past old havelis and houses, continue to the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort, the pride of Jodhpur. Marvel at the intricate carvings and expansive courtyards of the several palaces inside as well as the amazing view of palanquins, arms, paintings, costumes and the arts and crafts of a bygone era at the museum.In the evening enjoy a wide array of sumptuous Marwar barbecue delights served in the royal courtyard of Mehrangarh Fort as you admire the cityscape from atop.Having taken in your share of the sublime beauty of Jodhpur, return to the Deccan Odyssey and head for Udaipur.Breakfast & Lunch on board; Barbecue at Mehrangarh Fort.Overnight on Deccan Odyssey.
Day 6 Jodhpur – Udaipur
The driver will take you to Udaipur ( 4 Hrs / 248 Kms approx.). Along the way you’ll have the opportunity to take breaks for refreshments and photography.
Full Day City Tour of Udaipur ( Udaipur ) The Deccan Odyssey rolls into Udaipur in the morning. Set on the shores of the placid Lake Pichola, Udaipur,known as the City of Lakes, is easily one of the most romantic cities of India, surrounded by scenic hills. Enjoy your breakfast as you admire the picturesque landscape of the Aravali hills.You will then disembark to visit the famous City Palace, the largest palace complex in Rajasthan, with its scalloped arches, fretted balconies, and cupolas, which also houses the spectacular Crystal Gallery. The tour of this magnificent city is completed with a boat cruise on the tranquil waters of Lake Pichola. Return to the Deccan Odyssey for lunch. After lunch, you may relax on board for the afternoon or take the option of visiting a spa at a palace hotel. Later embark on a Walking Tour through the Old City of Udaipur. Sample the exquisite variety of handicrafts ranging from toys, bewitching puppets, wall hangings, cloth lanterns, handmade papers, jewellery, paintings, painted wooden boxes, pottery, brassware and terracotta sculptures.Thereafter you return to the Deccan Odyssey for a relaxed evening and dinner as we depart for Vadodara.Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on boardOvernight on Deccan Odyssey.
Day 7 Udaipur – Vadodara
Today you arrive at the capital of the Gaekwads, Vadodara, located along the seasonal river Vishwamitri.
Full Day at Leisure at Vadodara ( Vadodara ) Free time to spend as per your interests. You can relax at the hotel and enjoy the recreational activities available (subject to direct payment if chargeable) or explore the surroundings on your own. Alternatively, you can replace this option with any other sightseeing tour available in this package.
Day 8 Vadodara – Mumbai
Overnight journey to Mumbai.
Indian Odyssey Terminal – Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. ( Mumbai ) Early this morning, after breakfast, you will disembark at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station, Mumbai. Bid farewell to the Deccan Odyssey as your royal passage through the grand vistas of India comes to an end. Breakfast on board.
- 7 Night's accommodation in Mumbai at the Indian Odyssey
- Valet Service
- Accommodation in double / twin bedded cabin with en suite bathrooms in Indian Odyssey
- All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
- Soft Beverages during the journey
- Still Camera fees
- 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
- Taxes, Insurance , Gratuities
- Laundry, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft beverages during non meal hours
- Video and professional Still Camera fees
- Arrival and Departure transfers
- International and Domestic air tickets
- Pre and Post tour accommodation and any tour extensions unless specifically mentioned as a part of the journey
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