Indian Odyssey: Delhi to Mumbai
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.
Highlights • Go tiger-spotting in Ranthambore National Park, one of North India's most popular and largest parks • Experience the magic of love and flawlessness of architecture at The Taj Mahal • Shop for colorful traditional handicrafts, artifacts, clothing, and accessories in the streets of Agra, Udaipur and Jaipur • Visit one of the best Hill Forts of Rajasthan, Amber Fort, in Jaipur. • Have lunch in Jagmandir Palace, where the rhythm of Jal Tarang and taps of Tabla will accompany you • Visit Laxmi Vilas Palace which is four times the size of Buckingham Palace • Witness ancient art in the very popular Ellora Caves
The Deccan Odyssey The Deccan Odyssey is the perfect fit for travellers wanting to visit some of India's more remote destinations, such as the vineyards of Nashik or the beaches of Goa. The train's grand carriages recreate the golden days of the Maharajas, blending the height of luxury with rich Indian culture. Guests can indulge in two multi-cuisine restaurants, both boasting an extensive menu with a selection of Indian, oriental and continental delicacies, and unwind with a pampering spa and massage in the health facility. The Mumbai Hi Bar offers a collection of the world's best wines and spirits, and a sitting lounge provides a relaxing atmosphere to socialise with fellow travellers.
Deluxe Cabins feature plenty of room to roam with a twin bed set-up and an ensuite bathroom. Amenities include an electronic safe, television, DVD player, individual climate control and a phone. Presidential Suites offer a master bedroom accompanied by two bathrooms and a spacious living area. Suites also include individual climate control, an electronic safe, television, DVD player and music facility.
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.
• Luxury accommodation on board • All meals • Excursions as per the itinerary • Specified beverages on board the train • Tour host • Porterage • Gratuities
Pricing (per person) $NZD
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