Indian Odyssey - Deccan Odyssey

Day 1: Arrival in Delhi
Welcome aboard the Deccan Odyssey.Reach the railway station at around 2015 hours to complete the registration process and check in formalities for your Indian Odyssey journey. Enjoy your traditional Indian welcome and sip in a refreshing welcome drink. Complete all the check-in formalities and then have a look at your beautiful cabins. Settle in as the Deccan Odyssey departs from Delhi to Sawai Madhopur.
Dinner on board Overnight on Deccan Odyssey.
 
Day 2 : Sawai Madhopur - Ranthambore National Park
This early morning, have your breakfast as the Deccan Odyssey rolls into Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan. Disembark for a drive to Ranthambore National Park.
 
One of the largest national parks in India, Ranthambore National Park is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. The park is well-known for housing a large population of tigers. Other than the tiger, there are many more species in the park such as Chital, Sambhar deer, wild boar, Nilgai antelope, chinkara gazelles, sloth bear, leopards and crocodiles. The park is a paradise for bird watchers as it is home to an extensive bird life including jungle fowl, partridges, quails, the crested serpent eagle, woodpeckers, flycatchers etc. There are a number of water birds such as storks, ducks and geese that can be found at the lakes and waterholes. For those who are luck enough can spot a tiger moving around the lake.
 
After enjoying your wildlife tour to the park, get back to the comfort of the Deccan Odyssey. Enjoy your lunch onboard and then leave for a village safari.
 
Explore the rural life of Rajasthan as you take a village safari. Interact with the locals and enjoy their warm welcome. Enjoy walking through the villages as the locals show you around. See the true colors of Rajasthan with this safari.
 
Later, leave for high tea at the Sawai Madhopur Lodge, which was the former hunting lodge of the erstwhile royal family of Jaipur. Thereafter, get back to the Deccan Odyssey to relax. Enjoy a drink with your dinner onboard. The Deccan Odyssey leaves for Agra, the city of love.
 
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on board; High tea at Taj Sawai Madhopur Lodge.
Overnight on Deccan Odyssey.
 
Day 3 : Agra
After having your delicious breakfast in the morning, leave for your visit to Taj Mahal. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. The spectacular architecture of the monument promises to leave every visitor amazed. The structure has been completely constructed using white marble. Taj Mahal features a blend of Persian, Islamic and Indian style of architecture. Enjoy your lunch at the city hotel.
 
Continue with your Agra sightseeing tour post lunch. Visit Itmad-ud-Daulah, a marble mausoleum which was built by Nur Jahan, the wife of Emperor Jahangir, for her father, Ghiyas Beg. The structure is also known as 'Baby Taj' as it resembles the Taj Mahal. The structure is beautifully built using white marble, mosaic and lattice.
 
Later leave for Agra Fort, which is considered one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture. The fort was the seat of Mughal reign and administration for three generations. The present structure was built by Emperor Akbar. His grandson Shah Jahan later added marbled quarters and the mosque to the structure.
 
Don't miss visiting the Diwan-e-Am, 'Hall of Public Audience' and the Royal Pavilions.
 
Visit the local market and shop for Mughal ornaments and artifacts. There is an option of enjoying spa at a hotel. In the evening, return to your luxury train Deccan Odyssey. Enjoy your dinner as your train leaves for Jaipur, The Pink City.
Overnight on Deccan Odyssey.
 
Day 4 : Jaipur
Dotted with forts, gardens, palaces and bustling markets, Jaipur, the pink city welcomes all with immense love and warmth. The beautiful city shows the true colors of Rajasthan with its rich culture and heritage.
 
Have your breakfast and then leave for Amber Fort, Maharaja Mansingh's 17th century masterpiece. Overlooking the beautiful Maota Lake, Amber Fort sprawls over a large area and has a number of courtyards, halls and rooms. All the rooms are beautifully decorated with beautiful paintings, precious stones and mirrors. Visit the Sheesh Mahal, 'Hall of Mirrors', where you can see a wonderful effect made by a single lamplight in many mirrors.
 
On your visit to Amber Fort visit the Palace of Winds, also known as the Hawa Mahal. The palace is built using pink sandstone and offers a spectacular view of the city.
 
Later, visit City Palace, a palace which a beautiful complex of alluring palaces, gardens and courtyards. The palace has a museum that houses a great collection of costumes, rare manuscripts, armory, and carpets. Also visit Jantar Mantar, the astronomical observatory which was built back in the 18th century by Sawai Jai Singh. The observatory is still known for giving accurate readings till date..
 
Savor your lunch at the City hotel.
 
Post lunch, you have an option of enjoying a spa facility at a palace hotel or go to explore the colorful bazaars of Jaipur and shop for ethnic handicrafts.
 
After your long sightseeing tour of Jaipur, return to the Deccan Odyssey for dinner onboard. The Deccan Odyssey departs for Udaipur.
Overnight on Deccan Odyssey.
 
Day 5 : Udaipur
The Deccan Odyssey arrives in Udaipur this morning. The city of lakes, Udaipur is located amid scenic hills, on the shore of the beautiful lake Pichola. One of the most romantic cities of India, Udaipur has much to offer to all the tourists. Have your breakfast and then disembark to begin with city tour of Udaipur. Begin with a visit the famous City Palace, which is one of the largest palace complexes of Rajasthan. The palace is best known for its Crystal Gallery.
 
Thereafter, board a ferry to ride on Lake Pichola to reach Jagmandir. Jagmandir Palace is a 17th century Palace where you enjoy an exquisite lunch. Let the sounds of the Tabla and unique Jal Tarang entertain and amaze you in the romantic ambiance of the Udaipur.
 
After having your lunch, get back to the Deccan Odyssey for some rest. Later, leave for a walking tour through the Old City of Udaipur. You can shop for a variety of handicrafts like puppets, wall hangings, cloth lanterns, terracotta sculptures, handmade papers, jewellery, paintings, painted wooden boxes, pottery and brassware. Get back to the Deccan Odyssey for a relaxed evening. Enjoy your dinner onboard as the Deccan Odyssey departs for Vadodara.
Overnight on Deccan Odyssey.
 
Day 6 : Vadodara
Today you reach the erstwhile princely state, Vadodara, which is located along the seasonal River Vishwamitri. Have your breakfast and then disembark. Proceed to visit Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Panchmahal district of Gujarat, India. The site was built by Sultan Mahmud Begada of Gujarat. The popular site is dotted with forts, palaces and tombs that extend into the city of Champaner.
 
Later visit the Jami Masjid (Great Mosque) which was built back in the year 1513. The mosque features a blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture.
 
Get back to Vadodara for delicious lunch onboard the Deccan Odyssey.
 
Post lunch; visit the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, which was originally constructed as a school for the Maharaja's children. The museum is a must visit for art lovers as it houses a great collection of the paintings of Raja Ravi Varma and other renowned European Masters and many more collections of sculptures in marble and bronze.
 
Savor high tea at the palatial Laxmi Vilas Palace was built in the year 1890. Today also, the palace is a residence of the Royal family. The star attraction of the palace is the Durbar Hall which features a Venetian mosaic floor. Also, it has Belgian stained glass windows and walls that are beautifully decorated. The palace has a remarkable collection of old armory and sculptures in bronze, marble & terracotta by Fellici. Enjoy a folk performance of the region along with munching special delicacies from the Royal kitchens.
 
Return to the Deccan Odyssey for dinner. The Deccan Odyssey leaves for Aurangabad.
Overnight on Deccan Odyssey.
 
Day 7 : Aurangabad - Ellora Caves
This day you reach Aurangabad, an industrial town in Maharashtra. The city has been named after the last Great Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. Home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ellora Caves, Aurangabad is a city where one can find Mughal influences in every nook and corner. There are many more monuments in the city such as the Daulatabad Fort, Bibi-ka-Makbara and more.
 
The day starts late as you enjoy a leisurely breakfast onboard followed by some entertaining activities.
 
Later, enjoy your lunch as the Deccan Odyssey arrives at Aurangabad. Leave for the Ellora Caves, which is are located 30 km from the city. One of the finest examples of rock cut architecture, Ellora Caves ate 34 rock-cut shrines that feature Buddhist, Jain and Hindu art dating back to the 4th to 5th century AD. Ellora caves have 12 Buddhist caves to the south, 17 Hindu in the centre, and the 5 Jain caves to the north. The caves are best known for housing the Kailash temple, which is believed to be a replica of Shiva's celestial abode on Mt. Kailash.
 
After sightseeing around Ellora Caves, return to the Deccan Odyssey.
 
Relax for the evening with your sun downer at the Mumbai-Hi and follow it by dinner.
Overnight on Deccan Odyssey.
 
Day 8 : Mumbai
Have your breakfast early in the morning and then disembark at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station, Mumbai. Say goodbye to the royal comforts of the Deccan Odyssey as the journey comes to an end.
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Experience The Deccan Odyssey Luxury Train
The Deccan Odyssey will immerse your senses to soak in India vibrant hues, embarking on a majestic voyage unfolding a valiant past of the legendary Marathas. Traversing across magnificent landscapes, its sprawling forts, palaces, and beautifying experiences, the Deccan Odyssey offers you a peek into the Indian soul, redefining the art of elegant travel, en route exotic destinations via Ganpatipule, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Goa, Pune, Ajanta and Ellora (Aurangabad). Spread out into 21 coaches that facilitate 4 coupes each and 2 Presidential Suite Cars, it has a lounge and a state of the art Spa Car too.
 
  • Visit India architectural wonders and World Heritage Sites in Agra, Vadodara, Jaipur and Ranthambore.
  • Relish secret recipes from the royal kitchens of Vadodara and Rajasthan.
  • Experience the thrill of a safari in search of the elusive Tiger at Ranthambore.
  • Indulge in retail therapy visiting the colourful and bustling bazaars of the royal cities of Rajasthan.
 
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 Inclusion
  • Accommodation in double / twin bedded cabin with en suite bathrooms All meals (B,L,D)
  • Soft Beverages during the journey Valet Service
  • 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
 
 Exclusion
  • 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.
 
 Child Policy
  • Deccan Odyssey does accommodate children but we ask parents to be mindful of the sophisticated adult atmosphere we endeavor to maintain.
  • One child up to 5 years of age shall be allowed free of cost in the Deluxe Cabin, subject to sharing of double bed with parents. This is subject to availability of double bed at the time of booking.
  • For families, with a child between 6-12 years of age, or, with two children with one child below 5 years and another between 6-12 years, we recommend the Presidential Suite which has a double bed in the bedroom and can be shared with a child below 5 years and a sofa cum bed in the living room which can accommodate the older child. In this case, the child/children will be accommodated free of cost.
  • In case of two children between 6-12 years of age travelling with their parents, you will have to take 2 cabins. The first child pays 25% of the adult fare and the second child will have to pay 50% of the adult fare. One of the parents will have to be present with the child / children in the cabin.
  • Please note that we do not have the facility for interconnecting cabins. All applicable taxes will be charged extra.
 
Note :
  • All bookings are subject to availability.
  • All Costs are in USD
  • The costs are per cabin per Journey
  • GST 5% is additional and will be charged extra on the published tariff
  • As the train runs on the tracks of the Indian Railways, the itineraries are subject to change incase of any changes in the routing etc.
  • Prices are subject to change incase of any amendment in the routing or other hikes such as fuel, taxes etc.
  • Children below 5 years of age shall be allowed free, subject to sharing of double bed with parents. This is subject to availability of double bed at the time of booking
  • Presidential Suite can accommodate upto 3 adults or 2 Adults and 2 children (One child upto 5 years of age and second child up to 12 years of age)
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Indian Odyssey Tour Program for Year 2019-21
 Month Departure Dates
October, 2019 19
November, 2019 16
December, 2019 14
January, 2020 11
February, 2020 1
March, 2020 7
April, 2020 4
September, 2020 26
October, 2020 17
November, 2020 14
December, 2020 26
January, 2021 9,30
March, 2021 6
April, 2021 3
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 Payments
  • 20% of the ticket value at the time of booking
  • 80% of the ticket value 60 days before the departure date
Important: The booking stands liable to be cancelled if 100% payment is not received 60 days prior to departure date and received amount will be fully forfeited.
 
 Cancellation
If you Cancel your Holiday
You or any member of your party may cancel their travel arrangements at any time. Written notification or an e-mail to that effect from the person who made the booking must be received at our office. The cancellation charges applicable are as per the published cancellation policy below:
 
Cancellation charges per person
  • Any cancellation must be advised immediately by Email and subsequently confirmed by letter to the Central Reservation Division
  • 80 days or more before date of departure: 25% of total cost
  • 80 - 60 days before date of departure: 50% of total cost
  • 60 - 16 days before date of departure: 100% of total cost
If we change or cancel your holiday
  • We do plan the arrangements in advance. It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your travel arrangements.
  • Occasionally, we may have to make changes and we reserve the right to do so at any time. If there are any changes, we will advise you of them at the earliest possible date.
  • We also reserve the right under any circumstances to cancel your travel arrangements by assigning reasons to you.
  • If we are unable to provide the booked travel arrangements due to reasons beyond our control (e.g. bad weather):We shall first try to offer alternative dates for the tour if the tour hasn’t already commenced.
  • If the tour has already commenced, then we shall refund the booking price/fee charged to you on a pro-rata basis depending on the portion of the tour utilized by you.
  • In all circumstances, however, our liability shall be limited to refunding to you the price we charged as tour fees.
If you want to change your holiday plan
After confirmation of services, if you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way (e.g. your chosen departure date or accommodation), we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes must be in writing from the person who made the booking. All cost incurred due to amendment will be borne by you.
 
If you have a complaint
If you face any problem during your holiday, please inform the relevant supplier (e.g. your hotelier, transporter etc.) and/or our representative immediately who will endeavour to set things right. If your complaint is not resolved locally, please follow this up within 28 days of your return home by writing to us, with your booking reference and all other relevant information. However, please be advised that while we are happy to assist you in the redressal of your complaint, if any, we will be able to extend only our best efforts in managing/coordinating your complaint with the respective service provider. All third party service providers are independent contractors who are at no time under our control or supervision.
 
All booking vouchers and tickets will be provided 3 days before departure.
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And why do we offer this?
Well it's quite simple, we love to travel just as much as you do and we understand that it's hard to find dates to suit your work, family and personal commitments, so we guarantee you that if you can't get the dates you want we will give you a full refund. Yes, that's right a 100% money back guarantee if you aren't able to book the dates that you want! It can't get much better than that!

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INDIAN LUXURY TRAIN TOUR
DECCAN ODYSSEY
 
For International travellers Only, Tariff for Season 2019 - 20
ROOM TYPE Single Occupancy Twin/Double Occupancy 02 Children (in a separate Cabin)
Deluxe Cabins USD 6,734 USD 9,660 USD 7,248
Presidential Suite USD 14,584 USD 14,584 USD 7,248
 
For Indian Nationals Only, Tariff for Season 2019 - 20
ROOM TYPE Single Occupancy Twin/Double Occupancy 02 Children (in a separate Cabin)
Deluxe Cabins INR 4,71,380 INR 6,76,200 INR 5,07,360
Presidential Suite INR 10,20,880 INR 10,20,880 INR 5,07,360
 
Indian Odyssey Tour Tariff for Season 2020 - 21
ROOM TYPE Single Occupancy Twin/Double Occupancy 02 Children (in a separate Cabin)
Deluxe Cabins USD 7,320 USD 10,500 USD 7,878
Presidential Suite USD 15,855 USD 15,855 USD 7,878