Deccan Odyssey will be reaching Vadodra early in the morning. Situated along the banks of the river Vishwamitri river, Vadodra is one of the fastest growing cosmopolitans in India. Besides the urban developments, the city houses several historical monuments and structures that make this place worth visiting.
Post breakfast, you would be disembarking for a visit to the Champaner district of Gujarat, 47 km from Vadodra. Highly significant in terms of historical context, Champaner speaks highly of its numerous citadels. First in the tour will be Pavagadh Archaeological Park.
This UNESCO heritage site is a kaleidoscope of numerous historic structures like the Chalcolithic sites, a majestic hill fortress, entrance gates, tombs, temples, mosques, water installations like tanks and stepwells as old as the 8th century.
At Pavagadh archaeological park, you would be visiting the remarkable Jama Masjid mosque also. The historic mosque is an excellent blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture.
Post that, drive back to Vadodra. In Vadodra, guests of the Deccan Odyssey would be visiting Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum and Laxmi Vilas Palace.
Originally a school for the royal children of the state, Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum today houses a renowned collection of sculptures and art work. Most prominent artworks in the museum include paintings of Raja Ravi Verma and sculptures in marble and bronze, that are of European descent.
Laxmi Vilas Palace, on the other hand, is a residence of the royal family of Gujarat. The majestic palace is said to be four times the size of the royal Buckingham Palace, and is the largest private residence built till date. It has a Durbar hall, which flaunts mosaic decorations with intricately designed glass windows. You would be served delicacies from the Royal Kitchen as part of the lunch. Post that, return to Deccan Odyssey as it whistles away for its next destination in Gujarat, Palitana.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board.