Indian Sojourn - Deccan Odyssey

Day 1 : Arrival in Mumbai
Welcome aboard the Deccan Odyssey.
 
Assemble at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus early evening at 1530 hours to complete the registration process and check in formalities. Your Indian Sojourn journey begins as you get a traditional Indian welcome and a refreshing welcome drink.
 
Settle in your cabins as the Deccan Odyssey departs from Mumbai to reach Vadodara.
 
Enjoy dinner on board.
Overnight on Deccan Odyssey.
 
Day 2 : Vadodara
Today the Deccan Odyssey reaches Vadodara, set along the seasonal River Vishwamitri.
 
Have your breakfast and then disembark as the train reaches Vadodara. Leave to visit Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The site includes a palace, an ancient citadel, a number of military structures and buildings, and water installations. Earlier the site was the capital region of the empire of Mahmud Begda. The place gives you an insight of India's history and culture. Later, pay a visit to the Great Mosque or Jami Masjid that was constructed in the year 1513. The structure features a blend of Hindu and Muslim architectural styles.
 
Get back to Vadodara for a leisurely lunch onboard the Deccan Odyssey.
 
Post lunch; visit the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, a popular attraction of Vadodara which was originally constructed as a school for the Maharaja's children. A major attraction for art lovers, Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum displays the works of different artists and it houses great collection paintings of Raja Ravi Varma and other renowned European Masters. The museum also has a collection of sculptures made in marble and bronze.
 
Enjoy high tea at the grand Laxmi Vilas Palace, which was built in the year 1890. A royal family still resides in the palace. Durbar Hall is the star attraction of Laxmi Vilas Palace which features a Venetian mosaic floor, intricate decorations and Belgian stained glass windows. The palace also houses a remarkable collection of old armory and sculptures made in bronze, marble and terracotta by Fellici. Enjoy a folk performance of the region as you enjoy special delicacies from the Royal kitchens.
 
Return to the Deccan Odyssey as it heads for Udaipur.
 
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on board; High tea at Laxmi Vilas Palace.
Overnight on Deccan Odyssey.
 
Day 3 : Udaipur
This morning, the Deccan Odyssey reaches Udaipur. Located on the shores of the serene Lake Pichola, Udaipur, the City of Lakes, is one of the most romantic cities of India. All around surrounded by scenic hills, Udaipur is one of the most visited destinations of India.
 
Munch your breakfast while enjoying the picturesque landscape of the Aravali hills. Disembark to visit the famous City Palace, which is one of the largest palace complexes in Rajasthan. The palace is best known for housing the spectacular Crystal Gallery. Enjoy a boat cruise on the tranquil water of Lake Pichola.
 
Get back to the Deccan Odyssey for lunch.
 
Thereafter, leave for a walking tour through the Old City of Udaipur. You can shop for different handicrafts items like toys, terracotta sculptures, puppets, wall hangings, brassware, cloth lanterns, handmade papers, jewellery, paintings, painted wooden boxes and pottery from the markets of Udaipur.
 
Return to the Deccan Odyssey for a relaxed evening and savor dinner as the Deccan Odyssey departs for Jodhpur.
 
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on board.
Overnight on Deccan Odyssey.
 
Day 4 : Jodhpur
Begin your relaxed morning with delicious breakfast onboard. Lay back and have a look at the picturesque landscape of the Thar Desert as the Deccan Odyssey enters the Marwar region of Jodhpur. Spend the morning at leisure onboard the Deccan Odyssey.
 
You can step out to visit weavers' village, potters' village and Bishnoi village. Have a look at the daily work of weavers and potters of Jodhpur. Bishnoi Village is home to the Bishnoi Tribe who follow 29 principles laid down by their Guru around 540 years ago in order to protect trees and wildlife to ensure a healthy eco-friendly social life of the community. Peep into the lives of the locals and see how their traditions and skills are carried on through the years. Or you can also enjoy spa facilities at a hotel.
 
Enjoy lunch onboard the Deccan Odyssey.
 
Post lunch, leave for a sightseeing tour of Jodhpur. Get ready to explore the beauty of the Blue City- Jodhpur. Located right amid the desert, Jodhpur, former capital of Marwar, is known for housing some of the finest architecture of the Rajput era.
 
As you walk through the city, have a look at the lifestyle of the people. Watch the bustling streets of the Old Clock Tower market, walk past the old havelis and houses and then visit the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort, one of the most popular attractions of Jodhpur. Have a look at the intricate carvings of the fort, palanquins, arms, paintings, costumes and the arts and crafts of the bygone era at the museum.
 
In the evening, savor dishes from Marwar barbeque delights that will be served in the royal courtyard of Mehrangarh Fort while you enjoy the cityscape from the top.
 
Get back to the Deccan Odyssey. The Deccan Odyssey departs for the next destination, Agra.
 
Breakfast & Lunch on board; Barbeque at Mehrangarh Fort.
Overnight on Deccan Odyssey.
 
Day 5 : Agra
Relish a leisurely breakfast onboard as the Deccan Odyssey arrives in Agra. Disembark to experience the royalty of the greatest dynasty, the Mughals. Start with a visit to one of the Seven Wonders of the World Taj Mahal. The structure was built by Emperor Shah Jahan as a gift of love for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. People from all across the world visit the attraction to have a look at this monument of love.
 
Savor lunch at a City Hotel.
 
After having your lunch, continue with your sightseeing tour of Agra and visit Itmad-ud-Daulah, also known as Baby Taj, a marble mausoleum which was built by Nur Jahan, the wife of Emperor Jahangir, in memory of her father, Ghiyas Beg.
 
Later, visit Agra Fort, one of the most spectacular examples of Mughal architecture. The fort was also the seat of Mughal reign and administration for three generations. The present structure was built by Emperor Akbar on the eastern bank of the river Yamuna. More additions to the structure were made by Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb. Do visit the Diwan-e-Am, 'Hall of Public Audience' and the Royal Pavilions.
 
Visit the local markets and shop for exquisite Pietra Dura (marble inlay) artifacts and Mughal ornaments. OR you can enjoy spa facilities at a hotel before ending your sightseeing tour of Agra.
 
In late evening, get back to the comforts of the Deccan Odyssey for dinner. The Deccan Odyssey departs for Sawai Madhopur.
 
Breakfast on board; Lunch at a City Hotel; Dinner on board.
Overnight on Deccan Odyssey.
 
Day 6 : Sawai Madhopur - Ranthambore National Park
Enjoy an early morning breakfast as the Deccan Odyssey rolls into Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan. Sawai Madhopur houses the popular Ranthambore National Park, which is one of India's efforts to conserve the tiger population. Ranthambore National Park is one of the finest tiger reserves in the country.
 
Disembark in the morning and leave for Ranthambore National Park. The national park is home to a number of species like wild boar, chital, Sambhar, Nilgai, chinkara gazelles, sloth bear, leopards and crocodiles. The park is also home to a variety of birds like jungle fowl, partridges, quails, the crested serpent eagle, woodpeckers, flycatchers etc. A number of water birds like storks, ducks and geese at the lakes and waterholes of the park. Lucky visitors can also get a chance to spot a tiger near the lake.
 
After completing your jungle safari, return to the comforts of the Deccan Odyssey. Have your lunch and then leave for an exploration tour of a local village. As you walk through the village, enjoy the warm welcome of the locals who show you around their village. Have an insight of their local life by interacting with them.
 
Enjoy high tea at the Sawai Madhopur Lodge, which was earlier the former hunting lodge of the erstwhile royal family of Jaipur.
 
After high tea, get back to your luxury ride the Deccan Odyssey and relax with a drink before dinner. The Deccan Odyssey sets off for Jaipur.
 
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on board; High tea at Taj Sawai Madhopur Lodge.
Overnight on Deccan Odyssey.
 
Day 7 : Jaipur
The pink city of Jaipur welcomes you this morning with immense love, royalty and warmth. Surrounded by the Aravali hills, Jaipur is a beautiful city dotted with forts, palaces, mansions and gardens. Jaipur promises you a colorful ride that gives you an unforgettable experience.
 
Have your breakfast and then leave for Amber Fort which is a 7th century masterpiece by Maharaja Mansingh. The fort overlooks the beautiful Maota Lake and sprawls over a large area which includes halls, courtyards, and rooms that features paintings, precious stones and mirrors. Do visit the Sheesh Mahal, 'Hall of Mirrors', which is best known for creating a unique effect in the mirrors.
 
En-route to Amber Fort, also visit the Palace of Winds, which is also as the Hawa Mahal. The palace is known for its intricate pink sandstone carving. It is also known for offering a great view of the city.
 
Later, visit the famous City Palace of Jaipur, which is a huge complex consisting palaces, gardens and courtyards. All the structures feature decorative art. The palace also has museum which houses a collection of rare manuscripts, armory, costumes and carpets.
 
Also visit the famous Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory which was built back in 18th century by Sawai Jai Singh. The observatory is still known for giving accurate readings.
 
Have your lunch at a City hotel.
 
After lunch, you can participate in any of the optional tours of your choice. You can enjoy spa facilities at a palace hotel or explore the colorful bazaars of the Pink City and shop from a wide range of ethnic handicrafts produced in Jaipur.
 
Get back to the Deccan Odyssey after exploring the royal side of Jaipur. Enjoy your dinner onboard as the train departs for Delhi.
 
Breakfast on board; Lunch at a City hotel; Dinner on board.
Overnight on Deccan Odyssey.
 
Day 8 : Delhi
This brings the end of our wonderful Deccan Odyssey tour. You would be reaching Delhi Cantt Railway Station early in the morning. From here, carry on with your onward journey back home.
Breakfast on board.
 
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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.
 
  • Enjoy the architectural marvels and World Heritage Sites in Agra and Jaipur.
  • Admire Buddhist Relics at World Heritage Sites in Sanchi and Aurangabad.
  • Get an adrenaline rush searching for the elusive Tiger at Ranthambore.
  • Shop for great bargains at the colourful and bustling bazaars of the royal city of Jaipur.
 
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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 Sojourn Tour Program for Year 2019-21
 Month Departure Dates
October, 2019 12
November, 2019 9
December, 2019 7
January, 2020 4,25
February, 2020 29
March, 2020 2,9
September, 2020 19
October, 2020 10
November, 2020 7
December, 2020 15
Jan018 0
January, 2021 2,23
February, 2021 27
March, 2021 27
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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 Sojourn 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