Hidden Treasures of Gujarat: Mumbai to Mumbai

8 days / 7 nights from 3,71,900 per cabin in Deluxe Cabin

Mumbai, Vadodara, Palitana, Sasan Gir, Little Rann of Kutch, Modhera and Patan, Nashik, Mumbai

Traverse across India's most westerly state in utmost luxury as you embark on an 8 day adventure aboard the iconic Deccan Odyssey. The Hidden Treasures of Gujarat will take you on a journey across the medieval capital of Vadodara, the pilgrim town of Palitana, the home of the gorgeous Asiatic Lions, the white vastness of Little Rann and the holy city of Nashik. Explore the ruins, witness true devotion, sample some gorgeous wines and encounter the wild all in one spellbinding journey!

Journey Highlights

    • Walk around the World Heritage site of Champaner-Pavagadh
    • Explore the historic monuments at Palitana and Modhera
    • Watch the Asiatic lions in Sasan Gir
    • Embark on a wine tour in Nashik

Itinerary in Brief

  • Day 01 : Climb aboard the Deccan Odyssey at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and prepare yourself for an enchanting tour of the royal city of the Gaekwads, Vadodara.
  • Day 02 : Step into the pages of history as you explore a town full of ruins in Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park. Later, reserve your evening for high tea at the magnificent Laxmi Vilas Palace where the Royal family still resides!
  • Day 03 : On Day 3, the Deccan Odyssey will halt at the holy town of Palitana where you will embark on an excursion to Shatrunjai hill. Walk around Shatrunjai hill, admiring the spectacular cluster of Jain temples exquisitely carved in marble.
  • Day 04 : In Sasan Gir, an expert naturalist accompanies you to the national park, home to the only surviving 'Lions of Asia' and a myriad variety of birds and other creatures.
  • Day 05 : Indulge in a cross- dessert safari across the Little Rann of Kutch where you'll be on a lookout for wild ass and water birds. Later, you will also get a chance to visit the settlements and villages that are famous for their traditional embroideries and weaving.
  • Day 06 : Day 6 will be spent exploring the 11th century Sun temple and the Rani-ki-Vav step well, renowned for being the finest example of subterranean architecture for water management.
  • Day 07 : Arrive in Nashik, head to a vineyard for an exclusive tour followed by wine tasting and lunch. In the evening, spend time by the Godavari Ghats
  • Day 08 : On Day 8, you will arrive at Mumbai bringing an end to your journey.

Itinerary

  • Day 01 – ThursdayBoard the Deccan Odyssey at Mumbai - on to Vadodara

    Welcome aboard the Deccan Odyssey.

    Gather at the Chhatrapati Shivaji at approximately 15.30 hrs to complete the registration process and check in formalities for your Hidden Treasures of Gujarat rail journey.

    After the process is complete, a traditional Indian welcome awaits you! Sip on refreshing drink as you are guided to your charming cabins. As you settle in, the Deccan Odyssey will begin its journey from Mumbai to Vadodara.

    Welcome drink and dinner on board.
    Overnight on board the Deccan Odyssey.
  • Day 02 – FridayVadodara

    While, you are enjoying a succulent breakfast, the train will arrive at the capital city of the Gaekwads, Vadodara. The city is located along the seasonal river Vishwamitri.

    Disembark from the train and prepare yourself for a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, the only untouched pre- Mughal Islamic city in India. Its impressive landscape consists of unexcavated archaeological, historic and living cultural heritage. Visit the Jami Masjid (Great Mosque ) built in 1513 and witness a seamless blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture, which later became a model for mosque architecture in India.

    After you're done exploring session, drive back to Vadodara for lunch on board the Deccan Odyssey.

    After lunch, make your way towards the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, once a school for the Maharaja's children, now it acts as a paradise for art lovers! You can view a varied range of art displayed in the museum, including a collection of the Raja Ravi Varma's paintings, along with other renowned European Masters and a collection of sculptures in bronze and marble.
    Experience the royal life as you enjoy high tea at the resplendent Lakshmi Vilas Palace, where the Royal family still resides! Built in 1890, the palace is almost four times the size of Buckingham Palace and sports some awe- inspiring interiors; the Durbar hall boasts of a Venetian mosaic floor, Belgian stained glass windows and walls with elaborate mosaic decorations. The palace also houses an extraordinary collection of Fellici's old armoury and sculptures in bronze, marble & terracotta.
    Sit around with your fellow travellers and savour royal delicacies as you witness the folk performance of the region.

    Enjoy dinner aboard the Deccan Odyssey as it departs for Palitana.

    Breakfast and lunch on board, high tea at Lakshmi Vilas Palace and dinner on board.
    Overnight on board the Deccan Odyssey.
  • Day 03 – SaturdayPalitana

    Have an early breakfast and disembark from the Deccan Odyssey for a visit to the world's largest temple complexes, Palitana.

    Admire the spectacular cluster of Jain temples exquisitely carved in marble as you spend your day exploring the most significant temples out of the 900! Perched upon a hilltop at Palitana, this site is considered to be the most sacred pilgrimage spot of the Jains.

    After getting acquainted with the Jain Tirthankars, head back to the Deccan Odyssey for lunch. Your afternoon will be spent indulging in various facilities offered on board; watch a movie, learn to play carom or just simply relax at a spa.

    In the evening, watch the rural scene unfold as you sip on sun downer.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board.
    Overnight on board the Deccan Odyssey.
  • Day 04 – SundaySasan Gir - Somnath

    Wake up to a golden dawn and after an early breakfast, disembark for your drive to Sasan Gir - The Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary. A guide will accompany you for your morning game drive into the Gir forest; keep your fingers crossed for a sighting of the majestic and extremely rare Asiatic lion! Experience the magic of the wild all around you as you venture deep into this natural habitat, with everything from tiny wild birds, not easily seen, but heard, singing in the forest canopy, to crocodiles sunning themselves in marshy waters.

    After the excitement of the morning, enjoy a relaxed lunch followed by a tribal dance at the Gateway hotel.

    Return to the Deccan Odyssey and unwind with a drink before dinner on board, as you set off for the Little Rann of Kutch.

    Breakfast on board, lunch at the Gateway hotel - Gir forest and dinner on board.
    Overnight on board the Deccan Odyssey.
  • Day 05 – MondayLittle Rann of Kutch

    An early start is on the cards today, have breakfast and disembark at Viramgam station. After which you will drive to a stop over point and transfer into a jeep for an exciting safari of Little Rann of Kutch.

    Contrary to its name, Rann is the world's largest salt marsh spread over at a distance of 7500 sq. Km. Enter this saline desert and feel dry air whip your face as your eyes take in the view of unending parched earth. The monsoons create a still and salty sea on this landscape.

    Your jeep safari will take you across the Wild Ass Sanctuary where you will get a chance to spot the ghudkar, or Indian wild ass and other species like the desert fox, jungle cat, jackal and several birds. Keep your camera ready at all times as there is virtually no vegetation for animals to hide behind!

    After a run in the sun, relax at the Rann Riders Resort and enjoy the regional specialties of the Maliks of Rann and the delicious Gujarati fare. Since, the resort is enveloped by the desert, after lunch take a walk around the resort and say hello to the Marwari and Kathiawari horses and various other species.

    No trip is complete without meeting the locals so gather your bags and embark on a village safari. Here, you will get a chance to meet the various communities that call the Rann their home. Meet up with the Agarias, salt-panners, who are responsible for drying out the salts, then head towards the homes of the Rabari tribe for a glance into their world and learn the tricks of the trade from the Mirs of Dasada who make the beaded bangles. Later, make your way towards the local school where you will be greeted by a bunch of enthusiastic kids who love sharing and listening to stories and adventures.

    Finally, bid good bye to this great white vastness and return to the Deccan Odyssey for dinner.

    Breakfast on board, lunch at the Rann Riders Safari Resort and dinner on board.
    Overnight on board the Deccan Odyssey.
  • Day 06 – TuesdayModhera - Patan

    Today, we visit the medieval capital of Gujarat, Patan, the 8th century fortified town.

    After breakfast, we will drive to the Sun temple in Modhera. This sandstone temple is dedicated to the sun god and was built in the 11th Century by the Solanki Dynasty. Explore the various elaborate carvings as the resident priest enlightens you about the legends associated with it. The front of the temple has a steep tank that has about 108 shrines that lead down to the water.

    After your visit to the Sun temple, unwind in the lovely village of Patan where you'll visit the famous 11th century step well Rani ki Vav. This step well is a fine example of subterranean well architecture. As you make way down the step well, you will encounter hundreds of delicate carvings and statues of Parvati, Shiva, Vishnu and other gods that have been etched into the side walls. This monument is clearly more than just a place to save water, it doubles up as an ancient worshipping site where people met for community gatherings.

    Its shopping time, head towards the Patola house for some exquisite Patola sarees. The Patola house is the centre of the Salvi family's traditional craft of weaving! They have been weaving since the 12th century and have been identified by the royalty of Gujarat.

    After an eventful morning, head back to Deccan Odyssey for lunch. With the train proceeding to Nagpur, you have the afternoon to yourself.

    As the day comes to an end, admire the colourful vistas the rural India has to offer and sip on a sun downer as you await your dinner.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board.
    Overnight on board the Deccan Odyssey.
  • Day 07 – WednesdayNashik

    This morning the Deccan Odyssey brings you to the holy city of Nashik, which is rapidly gaining the status of being the wine capital of the country.
    Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast on-board the Deccan Odyssey and avail the various options the Deccan Odyssey has to offer.

    Disembark post lunch and drive to the Grover Zampa vineyards for an exclusive tour of one of the finest Indian wine producing facilities. Walk through vines laden with Chenin, Chardonnay and Shiraz grapes. Be taken through the age old 'methode traditionnelle' used to make one of the best known brands of sparkling wines in India. Allow the sommelier to acquaint your taste buds with their finest creations of white, red, rose and sparkling wines and experiment pairing them with your meal at the vineyards.

    In the evening, head for a walk along the Godavari Ghats; observe the various Hindu rituals related to birth, death and initiation being performed here.

    Return back to the Deccan Odyssey for dinner as it rolls towards it's ultimate destination - Mumbai.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board.
    Overnight on board the Deccan Odyssey.
  • Day 08 – ThursdayDisembark in Mumbai

    Post breakfast, you will bid farewell to the Deccan Odyssey as your 8 day journey comes to end at Chhatrapati Shivaji terminus railway station, Mumbai.

    Breakfast on board.

Inclusions / Exclusions

Inclusions
  • Accommodation in double / twin bedded cabin with en suite bathrooms.
  • All meals (B, L and D)
  • Soft beverages including juices, mineral water and aerated drinks.
  • Valet Service.
  • Still camera fees.
  • Guided off board excursions on seat in coach basis for Deluxe cabins and private car for Presidential suites and game drives as illustrated in the itinerary - inclusive of entrance fees, park fees, transport and services of an English speaking local guide.
Exclusions
  • Taxes including 9.00% Government service tax, insurance, gratuities.
  • Laundry, alcoholic beverages.
  • Video and professional still camera fees.
  • Arrival and departure transfers.
  • International and domestic air tickets.
  • Pre and post tour accommodation.
  • Tour extensions unless specifically mentioned as a part of the journey.
  • All activities mentioned as 'options' in the itinerary.

Departure Dates - Ex Mumbai

Year Departure Dates

Price - Per Cabin Per Journey

Rooming Single Occupancy Twin/Double Occupancy 2 Children
(in a separate deluxe cabin)
 
Deluxe Cabin 3,71,900 5,36,710 4,02,530 Book Now
Presidential Suite 8,05,100 8,05,100 4,02,530 Book Now


    1. Costs are in USD, Euro, GBP or INR as per your currency selection.
    2. The above costs are per cabin per Journey.
    3. Government service tax of 9.00% is additional and will be charged extra.
    4. Prices are subject to change incase of any amendment in the routing or other hikes such as fuel, taxes etc.
    5. As the train runs on the tracks of the Indian Railways, the itineraries are subject to change in case of any changes in the routing etc.
    6. 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.
    7. 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).

Payment Terms

  • 20% of the ticket value at the time of booking
  • 80% of the ticket value 45 days before the departure date

  • Cancellation Terms

  • Any cancellation must be advised immediately by Email (trains@deccanodyssey.in) and subsequently confirmed by letter to the Central Reservation Division
  • No cancellation on cancelling 60 days prior to the departure date
  • Retention of 20% of ticket value on cancelling 59 - 45 days prior to the departure date
  • Retention of 50% of ticket Value on cancelling 44 - 30 days prior to the departure date
  • Retention of 100% of ticket value on cancelling 29 days prior to the departure date
  • DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES IN THE BROCHURE / ON THE WEBSITE

    We print the brochures several months in advance. Naturally, the brochure / website describe the available services as of this date as accurately as possible.

    We reserve the absolute right to alter, amend, change or modify the tour package & itineraries (including but not limited to the cancellation and or substitution of guest speakers & signature departures). This may be necessitated due to factors beyond our control such as 'force majeure' events, strikes, fairs, festivals, sport events, weather conditions, traffic problems, overbooking of hotels / flights, cancellation / re-routing of flights or railway, closure of / restricted entry at a place of sightseeing. Where we may know of these sufficiently in advance we will notify you, otherwise our Train Manager or DECCAN ODYSSEY representatives would inform you of the changes on the tour.

    ITINERARY CHANGES

    There are many itineraries covered by Deccan Odyssey.

    The right to vary, amend, alter or withdraw any particular itinerary, departure or excursion rests entirely with the company. Services however, will remain unchanged.

    REGISTRATION

    Booking Directly

    You have read and understood the Tour Brochure / itinerary and the 'Terms and Conditions' and accordingly signed the Booking Form and the Terms & Conditions which will be binding on the parties and shall constitute a contract between the parties upon your signing the same and making payment towards the prescribed booking amount.

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    Infant / Child : An 'Infant' means a person below the age of two years and a 'Child' means a person above the age of two and below the age of twelve years.

    Tour Cost means the tour cost mentioned in the Price Grid / brochures / online and other payments such as taxes, surcharges etc payable by the client to the Company.

    Brochure - means printed brochure, website, online brochure, leaflet, booklet and price grid.

    Gender - the male shall include the female.

    Number - the singular shall include the plural.

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    HOW TO BOOK ONLINE

    Just follow these simple steps:

    Step 1: Please go to our website www.thedeccanodyssey.com and choose your journey from the following:

    1. Indian Odyssey
    2. Hidden Treasures of Gujarat
    3. Maharashtra Splendor
    4. Indian Sojourn
    5. Jewels of the Deccan
    6. Maharashtra Wild Trail

    Step 2:Read the Itineraries, inclusions, exclusions, Booking Conditions, Terms and Conditions and User Agreement carefully before accepting them online.

    Step 3: Once you have chosen the journey please print out the Booking form with an acknowledgement of the Terms and Conditions and duly sign the same.

    Step 4: On completion of the booking form, you have the option of scanning and emailing it to trains@deccanodyssey.in or faxing it to Cox and Kings Ltd. at +91-11-26177373.

    Note: You can book the pre-tour night and post tour accommodation, flights, extension programmes shortly online at www.thedeccanodyssey.com

    PAYMENT

    Please refer to our website www.thedeccanodyssey.com

    You have a choice of making the entire payment in one go or pay a booking amount of 20% of the tour cost at the time of booking and the balance latest by 45 days prior to the departure of the tour. If a booking is made 45 days or less prior to the departure of the tour, then the full 100% payment has to be made.

    If this is not done, then the request will not be actioned and the booking will be treated as cancelled and relevant cancellation charges will be applied following deduction for services rendered.

    On completion of the booking and payment formalities, a confirmation will be sent to you or your travel agent. It is your / travel agent's responsibility to check the confirmation and advise us immediately in case of any errors. The final documentation containing the itinerary and voucher will be dispatched to you 14 days prior to date of departure.

    On payment of the booking amount and the documentation amount / full payment, you will receive an acknowledgement for the amount paid.

    You will have to pay all bank charges.

    The prevailing rate of exchange on the date of the transaction would be applicable.

    The Company reserves the right to decline your booking/ s for any Tour or to cancel your booking without assigning any reason.

    CANCELLATION

    Any changes requested to your confirmed bookings must be made in writing to CNK at trains@deccanodyssey.in as soon as possible. The requested changes, be it name change or date change will be treated as a fresh booking where confirmation will be subject to availability. Please note all bookings confirmed are non-transferable and will invite a cancellation charge as applicable.

    59 - 45 days prior to departure date 20% of the published tour cost

    44 - 30 days prior to departure date 50% of the published tour cost

    29 - 0 days prior to departure date 100% of the published tour cost

    No Show 100% of the published tour cost

    a) Amendments

    Any amendment to the services would be treated as a cancellation of the original services and any new arrangements will be regarded as an entirely new booking. Cancellation charges will be applied as per the chart above.

    If you wish to make any amendments to your booking (for example, change in departure date or the journey chosen by you) you must inform Cox and Kings Ltd. by email at trains@deccanodyssey.in and fax a signed copy of the email to our processing office at +91-11-26177373.

    The printout of the email faxed to us for any amendments must be signed by the person who signed the Booking Form and / or your Travel Agent. It may not always be possible to make these requested changes and confirmation on the revised details will be subject to availability.

    In case any amendment is made by the client 59 days prior to the date of departure, there would be a loss of booking amount towards cancellation charges.

    In case any amendment is made by the client 59 days or less prior to the date of departure, the same would be treated as cancellation of the original booking and the cancellation charges specified below would apply.

    b) Cancellation by you

    Should you wish to cancel your booking, you must communicate the cancellation by e-mail to CNK at trains@deccanodyssey.in and fax a copy of the same to DECCAN ODYSSEY's processing office at +91-11-26177373.

    Such a faxed communication should be signed by the person who signed the Booking Form and / or by your Travel Agent. Such notification will only be deemed to have been given on receipt of your email / fax, since we can only act once we have received the same. The computation of the period of notice of cancellation shall commence only from the time the signed fax copy reaches CNK on facsimile number +91-11-26177373 on working days within working hours. A cancellation charge is applicable to compensate us for making the booking and the possibility that we will be unable to resell your place in the time available. The cancellation policy above will apply.

    c) Changes and Cancellation by CNK prior to your departure

    The journeys are planned well in advance. We reserve the right to make changes to the programme if necessary at any point of time. Should the minimum number of passengers not be met or due to certain operational reasons and conditions, we reserve the right to cancel the departure or amend the same. Most changes made by us would be minor, but on certain occasions there could be a possibility of making a significant change. A change is defined as significant if it involves a change of destination or date of departure. In such an eventuality, we would inform you as soon as possible and provide you with the following solutions:

    Accepting the changed arrangements or

    Purchasing alternative arrangements from us, similar in standard as originally booked if available with the applicable cost adjustment or

    Cancelling or accepting the cancellation where you will receive a refund of the payment remitted to us. However, there will be no refund for any service such as pre / post accommodation, airline tickets, excursions, extensions etc. that have been booked by you and / or your Travel Agent.

    In case of a 'force majeure' (please refer to details mentioned below) situation due to which a departure has to be cancelled, we regret there would be no refund of the monies paid to us or reimbursement of any additional expenses incurred by you as a result of our cancellation / change.

    SURCHARGES

    The prices shown are based on known costs and exchange rates at the time of being published and CNK does not expect to have to make any changes.

    In case of unforeseen increase in national or local taxation or adverse fluctuation in currency exchange rates, affecting the cost structures of your journey, the company reserves the right to impose a surcharge or revise the tour cost.

    TRAIN SCHEDULES AND FLEXIBILITY

    Please note that our train operates within the constraints of the Indian Railways Network and the timing agreed upon by them. We require you to abide by timings suggested by your guides, escorts, etc. enabling us to adhere to the schedules. Certain departures would be operating in reverse with minor changes in timings and flow of destinations.

    COMPLAINT AND PROBLEMS

    Should you or your clients have any complaints or face any problem during your journey, please bring it to the attention of the General Manager / Guest Relations Officer on the train immediately, so that appropriate remedial action can be taken during your stay. Failing to do this, any right to compensation, which you may have, will be extinguished or reduced. However if the you are dissatisfied with any aspect of the stay, you may log on to the website www.thedeccanodyssey.com or email to us at feedback@deccanodyssey.in and register your feedback and / or complaints within 3 weeks of your return from the journey, providing CNK with the details of your booking reference and complaint. Any delay beyond the stipulated time may affect CNK’s ability to investigate the complaint and may impact the way that the complaint is dealt with.

    LAW AND JURISDICTION

    Any dispute or differences between the parties pursuant to the terms of this Agreement shall if not amicably resolved within 30 days be referred to arbitration to be conducted in accordance with provisions of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 by a Sole Arbitrator to be appointed by CNK. The seat of arbitration shall be at Mumbai, India and the decision of the Arbitrator shall be final and binding upon both the parties. Arbitration proceedings shall be conducted in English language.

    Your relationship with CNK or with any third party supplier or any disputes or other matters arising from it shall be interpreted as per Indian Laws and Courts in Mumbai, India alone would have exclusive jurisdiction. By signing the Booking Form, you are accepting these Terms and Conditions.

    FORCE MAJEURE

    In these booking conditions, ‘Force Majeure’ means any event which Deccan Odyssey/ CNK / the supplier of the service(s) in question / the third party supplier could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events may include but not limited to acts of God, Civil or military authority, acts of the public enemy, threat of war, declared war, undeclared war, war riots, actual or threatened terrorist activity, acts of terrorism, terrorism, hostilities civil disturbances, insurrections, industrial dispute, strikes, accidents, explosions, fires, earthquakes, volcanic ashes, floods, transportation embargoes, epidemics, diseases, acts of government, its agencies or officers, or any other legitimate cause beyond the reasonable control of the parties.

    OUR LIABILITY TO YOU

    We assure you that all arrangements for your holiday will be made, and provided with utmost skill and care. This means that we will accept responsibility if, for example, your contracted arrangements are not provided as promised or prove deficient as a result of the failure on our part, our employees or suppliers to use reasonable skill and care in making and providing your arrangements. Further, we will be responsible for what our employees and suppliers do or do not do if they were at the time acting within the course of their employment or carrying out work we had asked them to do.

    We will not be responsible for any injury, illness, death, loss, damage, expense, cost or other claim of any description whatsoever which results from:

    the act(s) and / or omission(s) of the person(s) affected or any member(s) of their party; or

    the act(s) and / or omission(s) of a third party not connected with the provision of your arrangements and which were unforeseeable or unavoidable; or

    any service or facility not arranged by us as part of our contract with you; or

    'force majeure' as defined above.

    Where any claim or part of a claim (including those involving death or personal injury) concerns or is based on any travel arrangements, the maximum amount of compensation we will have to pay you will be limited to that provided under:

    public liability insurance taken by CNK.

    any relevant international conventions or regulation which apply to the travel arrangements in question.

    We do not accept liability for:

    any damage, loss, expense or other sum(s) of any description which, based on the information you gave us at the time of booking, we could not have foreseen you would suffer or incur if we breached our contract with you;

    any business losses;

    excursions or other tours or any other travel services taken and paid for by you which have not been provided by us whilst you are on our tour. In such instances, your contract will be with the operator / supplier of the excursion or tour or travel services and not with us.

    PRIVACY OF INFORMATION

    We try to maintain the privacy of the personal information provided by you. However, it would be necessary for us to share this information with other service providers who would be providing to you, services during the tour. We would also be constrained to disclose such information if we receive an order of the court, a requisition from any government or statutory authority, subpoena, or under any laws, rules or regulations, such disclosure becomes necessary. CNK reserves the right to publish photographs / letters / web pictures / videos / emails taken by you during the tour. It reserves the right without notice to make use of any photography / film taken on the tour by its staff for general publicity purposes without payment or permission. You have read the DECCAN ODYSSEY Privacy Policy, the terms of which are deemed to be incorporated herein, and agree that the terms of such policy are reasonable. You consent to the use of your personal information by Deccan Odyssey, its associate and group companies and / or its third party providers and distributors in accordance with the terms of and for the purposes set forth in the Deccan Odyssey Privacy Policy.

    CONDITIONS OF TRAVEL

    You will have to strictly follow the tour program. There would be no refund if you fail to join the group at the commencement of the tour, or join the group later or leave the group before culmination of the tour for any reasons whatsoever. You are responsible to register with the representative of the Company at the appointed date, place and time and you would be treated as a no-show if you fail to do so. Under no circumstances would any refund be given for any unutilized services. You shall not behave in a manner which may cause distress or annoyance to other co-travellers or which may create the risk of danger or damage to property of the Company, co-travellers or others. In this event, you may be asked to leave the tour immediately. The Company shall be under no liability to any such person.

    COMMUNICATION

    The communication transmitted to your mailing address / email address on record shall be deemed to have been communicated to you. All communication from you to the Company has to be in writing, not orally. Where a booking is made directly by you with the Company, communications will be sent to you at your mailing address or e-mail address given in the Booking Form. Where a booking is made through a travel agent, communications from the Company will be sent to your agent through whom such booking has been received on your behalf and the agent would be responsible for transmitting such communication to you. All monies paid to the travel agent shall not constitute payment to us unless deposited by your agent with the Company. In case of publication of any travel scheme offering any discount or benefit by the Company, it shall have the sole right to withdraw such a scheme or discount at any time unless a specific assurance to the contrary is published.

    PERSONAL TRAVEL INSURANCE

    At Deccan Odyssey, guest safety and holiday enjoyment are very important. Therefore, travel insurance is essential; indeed it is a condition of booking with us that passengers have adequate travel insurance cover from the country of domicile for injury, illness, death, accident, loss of effects or luggage and holiday cancellation.

    SAFARI FOR ALL THE GUESTS INCLUDING PRESIDENTIAL SUITE GUESTS WILL BE PROVIDED AS FOLLOWS:

    Ranthambore : Canters
    Gir : Jeeps
    Pench : Canters
    Tadoba : Canters

    Indian Tourist (from India):
    Indian tourists should carry a photo-id proof (passport, driving license, etc.) or any other identification proof provided while booking.

    Foreign Tourist (Outside India including NRI, OCI / PIO card holders):
    Foreign tourists should carry their passports for identification. Id-proof to be required for booking and to be submitted at the time of entry. For foreign nationals, only passports can be used as an id-proof.

    Still camera Fees is included for Safari however video Camera is not included. For professional video and movie camera or for feature films - permit in advance is required with applicable charges. All the zones and vehicle is allotted by the forest department at the time of getting boarding pass and the same are at the discretion of the authorities. Change in the zones or vehicle is not allowed on tourist's demand. There is no guarantee that all the family members or couple gets the seats in the same vehicle. The seats or vehicle are allocated by authorities on first come first serve basis. If anyone wants to book an exclusive jeep, they have to pay supplement charges over the canter cost and is subject to availability at the time of booking. The above information is furnished based on the present information and subject to change by the authorities.

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