Indian Sojourn: Mumbai to Delhi

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

Mumbai, Vadodara, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Agra, Sawai Madhopur, Jaipur, Delhi

Come aboard Indian Sojourn, and become a part of an extravagant 8-day journey. While you relax in an impeccable royal ambiance, this particular Deccan Odyssey journey takes you through the colourful and vibrant vistas of the ancient India. The Indian Sojourn traverses the lakes and palaces of Udaipur, and the stunning monuments of Vadodara. You'll also witness the ancient traditions of the Bishnois of Jodhpur, explore the glorious Taj Mahal at Agra, and discover the effervescent city of Jaipur. Tiger spotting at Ranthambore is also on the cards. Simply put, this rail journey is like none other, in a land like no other.

Journey Highlights

    • Discover architectural marvels of India, including World Heritage sites in Jaipur, Vadodara and Agra.
    • Relish secret recipes from the royal kitchens of Rajasthan and Vadodara.
    • Look out for the elusive Tiger at Ranthambore. The thrill of this safari is simply incredible!
    • Make the most of your time in the bustling and colourful bazaars of the royal cities of Rajasthan.

Itinerary in Brief

  • Day 01 : Get ready for an amazing journey as you board the Deccan Odyssey from Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji terminus, and head to the royal city of the Gaekwads, Vadodara.
  • Day 02 : Arrive at the royal city of the Gaekwads, Vadodara. Amongst many attractions, visiting the splendid Jami Masjid and the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, along with the World Heritage site - Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, is a must! Witness dazzling folk dance performances, as you relish an assortment of delicacies from the royal kitchen at the Lukshmi Villas Palace.
  • Day 03 : Arrive at the princely city of Udaipur. Visit the famous City Palace which houses the spectacular Crystal Gallery followed by an enthralling walk through the quaint streets of the Old City. Complete the tour with a boat cruise on the tranquil waters of Lake Pichola.
  • Day 04 : This morning reach Jodhpur, the Blue City. Enjoy a walking tour of the Old Market and the magnificent Meherangarh Fort, famous for its several palaces with fabulous views of the city. Enjoy a barbeque evening at the Mehrangarh Fort complex.
  • Day 05 : Today the train arrives at the Mughal citadel of Agra. Visit the iconic Taj Mahal, and other architectural gems of the Mughal Empire and the impressive Agra Fort.
  • Day 06 : Arrive at Ranthambore and spend a day in the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, once the private hunting ground of the Maharajas of Jaipur. Enjoy adventurous morning village safari followed by a safari at the Reserve, looking for the elusive big cats.
  • Day 07 : Today, you'll reach the historic capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur, also known as the Pink city. Explore its many palaces and forts, and shop at the colourful bazaars of this beautiful city.
  • Day 08 : Arrive at Delhi, where your journey comes to an end.

Itinerary

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

    Welcome aboard the Deccan Odyssey.

    Early this evening at approximately 15.30 hrs, gather at the Chhatrapati Shivaji to complete the registration process and check in formalities for your Indian Sojourn rail journey. Once done, receive a traditional Indian welcome and enjoy a refreshing drink.

    You will then be 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 – SundayVadodara

    Arrive at the capital of the Gaekwads, Vadodara, which is situated along the Vishwamitri river.

    Post breakfast proceed to visit Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park. This famous UNESCO World Heritage site is the only complete and untouched pre-Mughal Islamic city of India. Witness its impressive landscape, which consists of unexcavated archaeological, historic and living cultural heritage. Explore the Jama Masjid (Great Mosque) built in 1513. It represents a seamless blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture, which later became a model for mosque architecture in India.

    Drive back to Vadodara for a nice lunch on board the Deccan Odyssey.

    After lunch, head to the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, originally built as a school for the Maharaja's children. Art lovers will especially love this place! 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.

    At the resplendent Lukshmi Villas Palace, enjoy high tea with your fellow travelers. Built in 1890, this palace is the residence of the Royal family even today.

    Renowned for being four times the size of Buckingham Palace, its awe-inspiring Durbar hall boasts of a Venetian mosaic floor, Belgian stained glass windows and walls with elaborate mosaic decorations. The palace is also home to an extraordinary collection of Fellici's old armory and sculptures in bronze, marble & terracotta. Relish delicacies from the Royal kitchen, and witness a folk performance of the region.

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

    Breakfast and lunch on board, high tea at Lukshmi Villas Palace and dinner on board.
    Overnight on board the Deccan Odyssey.
  • Day 03 – MondayUdaipur

    The Deccan Odyssey rolls into Udaipur in the morning. Set on the shores of the placid Lake Pichola, Udaipur, known as the City of Lakes, is easily one of the most romantic cities of India, surrounded by scenic hills. Enjoy your breakfast as you admire the picturesque landscape of the Aravali hills. Spend the relaxed morning availing the different facilities available on board.

    After an early lunch, disembark to visit the famous City Palace, the largest palace complex in Rajasthan, with its scalloped arches, fretted balconies, and cupolas, which also houses the spectacular Crystal Gallery. The tour of this magnificent city is completed with a boat cruise on the tranquil waters of Lake Pichola. Later return to Deccan Odyssey or walking tour through the Old City of Udaipur. Sample the exquisite variety of handicrafts ranging from toys, bewitching puppets, wall hangings, cloth lanterns, handmade papers, jewellery, paintings, painted wooden boxes, pottery, brassware and terracotta sculptures.

    Thereafter you return to the Deccan Odyssey for a relaxed evening and dinner as we depart for Jodhpur.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board.
    Overnight on board the Deccan Odyssey.
  • Day 04 – TuesdayJodhpur

    This morning as the Deccan Odyssey travels through the stronghold of the Marwar region, enjoy a relaxing morning on board as you breakfast, unwind and experience the striking panorama of the Thar Desert, arriving at Jodhpur.

    The morning is at leisure on board the Deccan Odyssey, but those who wish to step out have the option of visiting a weavers' village, a potters' village as well as a Bishnoi village. The Bishnoi tribe, indigenous to India, follow the 29 principles laid down by their Guru about 540 years ago, to protect trees and wildlife ensuring a healthy eco-friendly social life for the community. Take a peep into their lives where traditions and skills are passed down unchanged through generations OR enjoy spa facilities at a hotel.
    (Please Note: Subject to Deccan Odyssey arriving into Jodhpur station on time)

    Lunch on board the Deccan Odyssey

    Following lunch, set out once again to explore the magnificent city of Jodhpur, also known as the Blue City, after the vivid blue-painted houses that surround the Mehrangarh Fort. Set like a pearl amidst the stark desert, this former capital of Marwar boasts some of the finest architecture from the Rajput era, renowned for its superb forts and glorious palaces.

    Experience glimpses of the lifestyle of the residents as you explore the city. Walk through the bustle of the Old Clock Tower market, past old havelis and houses, continue to the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort, the pride of Jodhpur. Marvel at the intricate carvings and expansive courtyards of the several palaces inside as well as the amazing view of palanquins, arms, paintings, costumes and the arts and crafts of a bygone era at the museum.

    In the evening enjoy a wide array of sumptuous Marwar barbeque delights served in the royal courtyard of Mehrangarh Fort as you admire the cityscape from atop.

    Having taken in your share of the sublime beauty of Jodhpur, return to the Deccan Odyssey and head for Agra

    Breakfast and lunch on board, barbeque at Mehrangarh fort.
    Overnight on board the Deccan Odyssey.
  • Day 05 – WednesdayAgra

    Arriving at Agra, you will realize that the Mughals were not just the greatest dynasty to rule India but also its greatest builders. After a leisurely breakfast on board the Deccan Odyssey, enjoy a relaxed morning availing the different options we have to offer.
    After lunch on board the Deccan Odyssey, you will visit the Taj Mahal, which was Emperor Shah Jahan's gift of love to his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, and is truly the world's most wondrous monument. The making of the Taj Mahal is as much a fable as the edifice itself. It took 20000 men 22 years to build this unrivalled mausoleum and its exquisite white marble was brought from 200 miles away by caravans of elephants and camels

    Thereafter proceed to Agra Fort, another outstanding example of Mughal architecture, and the seat of Mughal reign and administration for three generations. The present structure owes its origins to Emperor Akbar who had its first buildings of red sandstone erected on the eastern bank of the river Yamuna. His grandson Shah Jahan, the most artistic and prolific builder of the dynasty, later added the impressive marbled private quarters and the mosque while Aurangzeb added the outer ramparts. A visit to the Diwan-e-Am, 'Hall of Public Audience' and the Royal Pavilions is not to be missed.

    Later, you have the opportunity to visit the local markets to admire the exquisite Pietra Dura (marble inlay) artefacts and Mughal ornaments OR as an optional activity you may avail of spa facilities at a hotel before completing your tour of this historical city.

    Late evening, you return to the Deccan Odyssey for dinner and your onward journey to Sawai Madhopur

    Breakfast on board, lunch at a city hotel and dinner on board.
    Overnight on board the Deccan Odyssey.
  • Day 06 – ThursdaySawai Madhopur - Ranthambore National Park

    Sawai Madhopur, in Rajasthan is the alighting point for the famous Ranthambore National Park, and India’s efforts to conserve the dwindling tiger population can be seen here. The park is one of the finest tiger reserves in the country and the most likely place to spot one of these majestic animals.

    Enjoy breakfast before you set out for your morning village safari. The people of Rajasthan’s villages are mostly tribals who subsist on farming and hunting. These friendly folk are warm and welcoming, happy to show guests around their villages, giving deep insights into their daily lives. The women here wear bright colours to offset the drab desert, and most people live in mud huts. Visit a local home for a and interact with the family. Post the village tour head back to the comfort of Deccan Odyssey for a sumptuous lunch.

    Post lunch, disembark to head for the afternoon safari. Ranthambore is home to several other species as well; you can see herds of Chital and Sambhar deer as well as wild boar, Nilgai antelope and chinkara gazelles. There are also sloth bear, a few leopards and crocodiles. Extensive bird life includes jungle fowl, partridges, quails, the crested serpent eagle, woodpeckers, flycatchers etc. There are also water birds like storks, ducks and geese at the lakes and waterholes. If it’s your lucky day, you could spot a tiger lolling around lazily in the sun, or feverishly hunting down deer around the lakes!

    After a fulfilling afternoon, proceed for high tea at the Sawai Madhopur Lodge, the former hunting lodge of the erstwhile royal family of Jaipur. Feel free to share the spoils (of your photo-shoots!) over a leisurely hi tea .

    After high tea, it is time to head back to the Deccan Odyssey where you can relax with a drink before dinner on board, as the Deccan Odyssey sets off for Jaipur, the Pink City.

    Breakfast, lunch on board, high tea at Taj Sawai Madhopur Lodge and dinner on board.
    Overnight on board the Deccan Odyssey
  • Day 07 – FridayJaipur

    Celebrated for the triumphs of its proud Rajputs, Jaipur - the City of Victory, is set amidst the rugged Aravali hills. Formidable forts, beautiful palaces, mansions and gardens further elevate its beauty. At one point of time, royal parades and processions, in all their splendour, graced these palaces and forts. The city is a colourful oasis in the desert, and you will witness a timeless charm that is attached to Jaipur's bazaars and its people.

    After breakfast you drive to Amber fort, Maharaja Mansingh's 17th century masterpiece, which overlooks the striking Maota Lake. The fort is a expansive complex of halls, courtyards and rooms ornamented with stunning paintings, precious stones and mirrors. Then proceed to the Sheesh Mahal, 'Hall of Mirrors', where a single lamplight reflects in many mirrors, and lights up the entire room, creating a glittery effect.

    En route to Amber Fort, halt at the Palace of Winds. Also known as the Hawa Mahal, it is renowned for its elaborate pink sandstone carving and an outstanding view of the city.

    You will then visit the famous City Palace of Jaipur. This extraordinary complex is known for exquisite palaces, gardens and courtyards, decorative art and carved doorways. The palace museum is home to an assortment of rare armoury, manuscripts, costumes and carpets. Located adjacent to it is Jantar Mantar, the astronomical observatory built in the 18th century by Sawai Jai Singh. An astounding achievement for its time, this observatory till date manages to give accurate readings.

    Halt for lunch at a city hotel.

    Post lunch you can choose to participate in one of the optional tours. Unwind at a palace hotel spa or roam the colourful bazaars of the Pink city. These bazaars are known for a wide range of ethnic handicrafts produced in the city-centre, and its outskirts.

    After your full day tour of the royal Jaipur, return to the Deccan Odyssey for dinner, as it departs for Delhi.

    Breakfast on board, lunch at a city hotel and dinner on board.
    Overnight on board the Deccan Odyssey
  • Day 08 – SaturdayDisembark in Delhi

    Early in the morning, after breakfast, your journey will come to an end at the Delhi Railway Station. Bid farewell to the royal Deccan Odyssey and take home along with you innumerable precious memories.

    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, 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.
  • 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
20171st Apr

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


  • Costs are in USD, Euro, GBP or INR as per your currency selection.
  • The above costs are per cabin per Journey.
  • Government Service tax of 9.00% is additional and will be charged extra.
  • Prices are subject to change incase of any amendment in the routing or other hikes such as fuel, taxes etc.
  • 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.
  • 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).

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
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    5. Jewels of the Deccan
    6. Maharashtra Wild Trail

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    CANCELLATION

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

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    a) Amendments

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    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

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    SURCHARGES

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

    YOUR SUGGESTIONS

    If you have any feedback or suggestions, which you might want to share with us, do email us at feedback@deccanodyssey.in or fax us at +91-11-26177373.