Deccan Odyssey: Indian Odyssey Delhi to Mumbai
While the Ranthambore National Park will thrill you, the Taj Mahal will soothe your senses. On one hand the streets of Udaipur and Jaipur will fill your sight with hues, and then the rusty rugged landscape of Ellora Caves would pick your collar-backs and slowly land you on the land of history. That is just a glimpse of all that Indian Odyssey holds for you. Deccan Odyssey with its luxurious amenities and gracious services is reminiscent of the lifestyle lived by the maharajas in the erstwhile era.
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 eight day journey through the fascinating, ever-changing vistas of a colourful, vibrant and ancient 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 Include: • 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 traditional handicrafts, clothing & accessories in the streets of Agra, Udaipur & 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 & 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 Train 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 > Sawai Madhopur Board the Deccan Odyssey for an evening departure from Delhi before travelling onto Sawai Madhopur.
Day 2: Sawai Madhopur > Ranthambore Sawai Madhopur is the alighting point for the famous Ranthambore National Park - one of the finest tiger reserves in India. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before setting out for a wildlife safari and high tea at Sawai Madhopur Lodge, the former hunting lodge of the royal family of Jaipur.
Day 3: Agra Arriving in Agra enjoy breakfast onboard before visiting the magnificent Taj Mahal which was Emperor Shah Jahan's gift of love to his beloved wife. Enjoy lunch followed by 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 • 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 • Specified beverages on board the train • Tour host • Porterage • Gratuities
Pricing (per person) $USD
25 Sep 2022
8, 29 Jan The Deccan Odyssey also offers a number of other journeys which are available upon request.
8, 29 Jan
The Deccan Odyssey also offers a number of other journeys which are available upon request.