Indian Odyssey: Delhi to Mumbai
8 days / 7 nights from 4,27,000 per cabin in Deluxe Cabin
Delhi, Sawai Madhopur, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Vadodara, Ellora Caves, Mumbai
Come aboard one of India's most iconic trains, and get ready for the royal Indian Odyssey journey. This 8-day extravaganza will take through the fascinating, ever-changing vistas of an ancient and vibrant India from its capital in Delhi to its leading metropolis of Mumbai. On this luxurious holiday, explore the glorious Taj Mahal at Agra, the sparkling city of Jaipur, and the lakes and glorious palaces at Udaipur. Additionally, you'll visit the stunning monuments of Vadodara, along with some of the most prominent & unexplored destinations of west-central India. Simply put, this Indian Odyssey journey is like none other, in a land like no other.
- Detailed Itinerary
- Inclusions / Exclusions
- Departure Dates
- Terms & Conditions
- Explore World Heritage Sites and India's architectural marvels in Agra, Vadodara, Jaipur and Ranthambore
- Relish secret recipes straight from the royal kitchens of Rajasthan and Vadodara
- Shop to your heart's content at the bustling and colourful bazaars of Rajasthan's royal cities
- Discover the extraordinary cave temples of Ellora, a World Heritage Site
Itinerary in Brief
- Day 01 : Board the Deccan Odyssey train at the Delhi railway station and begin your enchanting journey, heading to the home of Tigers - Ranthambore.
- Day 02 : Arrive at Sawai Madhopur and spend a day in the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, once the private hunting ground of the Maharajas of Jaipur. Enjoy adventurous morning safari at the Reserve. Followed by a village safari in the afternoon.
- Day 03 : Today, the Deccan Odyssey arrives at the Mughal citadel of Agra. Visit the iconic Taj Mahal and other architecturagems of the Mughal Empire, the Itmad-ud-Daullah and the impressive Agra Fort.
- Day 04 : Arrive at the historic capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur, often called the Pink City. Explore the forts and palaces with a walk through the colourful bazaars of this beautiful city.
- Day 05 : 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. This afternoon, be treated to a lavish lunch of local specialities at an exquisite venue.
- Day 06 : Today you arrive at the Royal city of the Gaekwads, Vadodara. Visit the famous Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, a World Heritage site, the magnificent Jami Masjid and the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum. Witness a scintillating folk dance performance, as you savour a wide array of delicacies from the Royal kitchens at the Lakshmi Vilas Palace.
- Day 07 : Proceed to visit Ellora Caves - a World Heritage site. A unique artistic creation, with its sanctuaries devoted to Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism, it illustrates the spirit of tolerance that was characteristic of ancient India.
- Day 08 : Arrive at Mumbai, where your journey comes to an end.
- Day 01
– SaturdayBoard the Deccan Odyssey at Delhi - on to Sawai Madhopur
Board the Deccan Odyssey train at Delhi - on to Sawai Madhopur
Welcome aboard the royal Deccan Odyssey.
We will assemble at the railway station at approximately 20.15 hours. Once the registration process and check in formalities are complete, you will receive a traditional Indian welcome and a refreshing drink.
You will then be guided to your charming cabins. As you settle in, the Deccan Odyssey shall begin its journey from Delhi to Sawai Madhopur.Welcome drink and dinner on board.
Overnight on board the Deccan Odyssey.
- Day 02
– SundaySawai Madhopur - Ranthambore National Park
Sawai Madhopur - Ranthambore National Park
Sawai Madhopur located in Rajasthan is the alighting point for the celebrated Ranthambore National Park, and India's tiger conservation efforts. The park is one of the best tiger reserves in the country, and also one place where spotting majestic animals is fairly easy.
Enjoy an early morning breakfast, and proceed for your morning game drive.
Ranthambore is home to a variety of species, including Chital and Sambhar deer, wild boars, Nilgai antelope and chinkara gazelles. You will also spot sloth bear, leopards and crocodiles. Ranthambore also has an abundant bird life, which includes jungle fowl, partridges, quails, the crested serpent eagle, woodpeckers and flycatchers, amongst others. There are also water birds like storks, ducks and geese at the lakes and waterholes. While you're here, look out for a majestic tiger lounging around lazily in the sun, or feverishly hunting down deer around the lakes!
Return to the comfort of the Deccan Odyssey for lunch. Later, head to a quaint village for your next adventure.
The villages of Rajasthan's are mostly home to tribes who thrive on hunting and farming. These folk are warm and more than happy to show guests around their villages. This is a great way to gain insights into their daily lives, and to get acquainted with the local flavour. Most people here live in mud huts, while the women here wear vibrant colours to offset the drab desert.
After an insightful afternoon, proceed for a high tea at the Sawai Madhopur Lodge. This is the former hunting lodge of the erstwhile royal family of Jaipur.
Post enjoying high tea, it is time to head back to the Deccan Odyssey. Relax on board with a refreshing drink, and then enjoy a scrumptious dinner. The Deccan Odyssey will be off for Agra, the city of the world famous "Taj Mahal".Breakfast, lunch on board, high tea at Taj Sawai Madhopur Lodge and dinner on board.
Overnight on board the Deccan Odyssey.
- Day 03
As you arrive in Agra, you will realize that the Mughals were not just the greatest dynasty to rule India but also its greatest builders. After a great breakfast on board, you will visit the Taj Mahal, which was Emperor Shah Jahan's gift of love to his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is also truly the world's most astounding monument. The making of the Taj Mahal is as much a fable as the edifice itself. It took 20,000 men 22 years to build this spectacular mausoleum and its delicate white marble was brought from 200 miles away by caravans of elephants and camels.
Lunch at a City Hotel.
Post lunch, your tour of Agra continues. You will visit Itmad-ud-Daulah, a marble mausoleum built by Nur Jahan, the wife of Emperor Jahangir, in memory of her father, Ghiyas Beg. Sometimes called the 'Baby Taj', it is magnificently conceived in white marble, mosaic and lattice.
Later, walk to the Agra Fort, another marvellous 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 will certainly be a wonderful expereince.
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 before completing your tour of this historical city.
In the evening, you return to the Deccan Odyssey for a delightful dinner, and continue the journey to Jaipur, The Pink City.Breakfast on board, lunch at a City hotel and dinner on board.
Overnight on board the Deccan Odyssey.
- Day 04
Jaipur, the City of Victory is renowned for the triumphs of its proud Rajputs. It is surrounded by the rugged Aravali hills - crowned by formidable forts - and striking palaces, mansions and gardens. Royal processions and parades, in all their brilliance, graced these palaces and forts once. The city is a colourful oasis in the desert and you will notice a timeless quality to Jaipur's vibrant people and bazaars.
Post breakfast, drive to Maharaja Mansingh's 17th century masterpiece, the Amber Fort. It overlooks the stunning Maota Lake. The fort is a sprawling complex of courtyards, halls and rooms adorned with gorgeous mirrors, paintings and precious stones. Behold the Sheesh Mahal, 'Hall of Mirrors', where a single lamplight reflects in many mirrors, and lights up the entire room, to create a glittering effect.
On your way to the Amber Fort, explore the Palace of Winds, otherwise known as the Hawa Mahal. This famous tourist attraction is famous for its intricate pink sandstone carving and a beautiful view of the city.
Thereafter you will visit the prominent City Palace of Jaipur, an overwhelming complex of exquisite palaces, gardens and courtyards, decorative art and carved doorways. The palace museum is home to collections of armoury, costumes, rare manuscripts and carpets. Walk across to the adjacent Jantar Mantar, the astronomical observatory built in the 18th century by Sawai Jai Singh. An incredible achievement for its time the observatory gives accurate readings even to this day.
Lunch at a City hotel.
After a delicious lunch you may choose to participate in one of the optional tours. Make the most of the spa facilities at a palace hotel OR have the opportunity to explore the vibrant bazaars of the Pink City, which offer a wide range of ethnic handicrafts produced in the city-centre.
After a full day of discovering in the royal past of Jaipur, you will return to the Deccan Odyssey for dinner on board as it departs for Udaipur.Breakfast on board, lunch at a City hotel and dinner on board.
Overnight on board the Deccan Odyssey.
- Day 05
Today, the Deccan Odyssey will reach its next stop - Udaipur. Set on the shores of the serene Lake Pichola, Udaipur, known as the City of Lakes, it is undoubtedly one of the most romantic cities of India. Enjoy your breakfast as you admire the quaint landscape of the Aravali hills.
You will then disembark to visit the renowned City Palace. It is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan, and features scalloped arches, fretted balconies, and cupolas, which is also home to the fantastic Crystal Gallery.
Later, board a ferry to ride on Lake Pichola to reach Jagmandir, a 17th century Palace situated on an island on the scenic lake. As you enjoy a scrumptious lunch here, allow the sounds of the Tabla and the unique Jal Tarang to soothe your inner rhythm. Glance out and make the most of the charming views of one of the most romantic cities of Rajasthan.
After lunch, return to Deccan Odyssey for a short rest. Later embark on a walking tour through the Old City of Udaipur. Here you can shop for the wonderful variety of handicrafts ranging from toys, to bewitching puppets and wall hangings. This place is also famous for 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 Vadodara.Breakfast on board, lunch at Jagmandir and dinner on board.
Overnight on board the Deccan Odyssey
- Day 06
Today will reach the capital of the Gaekwads, Vadodara, which is beautifully situated along the seasonal river Vishwamitri.
Post breakfast; proceed to explore Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is the only complete and unchanged pre-Mughal Islamic city in India, and features a largely unexcavated archaeological, historic and living cultural heritage properties cradled in an inspiring landscape. Explore the Jami Masjid (Great Mosque), which was built in 1513. It represents a perfect blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture, which was a model for later mosque architecture in India.
Drive back to Vadodara for a relaxed lunch on board the Deccan Odyssey.
After lunch, you will walk through the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, originally built as a school for the Maharaja's children. Today, tourists can explore a variety of art displayed in the museum. This includes a collection of the paintings of Raja Ravi Varma and other renowned European Masters as well as a collection of sculptures in marble and bronze.
Enjoy high tea at the resplendent Lakshmi Vilas Palace. Constructed in 1890, it is the residence of the Royal family even today.
Believed to be four times the size of Buckingham Palace, its vast Durbar Hall boasts a Venetian mosaic floor, Belgian stained glass windows and walls with intricate mosaic decorations. The palace is also home to an Fellici's extraordinary collection of old armoury and sculptures in bronze, marble and terracotta. Witness a traditional folk performance as you relish some of the special delicacies from the Royal kitchen.
Return to the Deccan Odyssey for dinner as it departs for Aurangabad.Breakfast, lunch on board, high tea at Lakshmi Vilas Palace and dinner on board.
Overnight on board the Deccan Odyssey.
- Day 07
– FridayAurangabad - Ellora caves
Aurangabad, named after the last Great Mughal Aurangzeb, is an industrial town in Maharashtra. This is the stop from where you will proceed to explore the brilliant Ellora Caves - a World Heritage site. While you're here, notice how the city itself has deep Mughal influences. It houses many famous monuments here, including the Daulatabad Fort, Bibi-ka-Makbara and the city's 52 gates.
Today, you have the morning to yourself. Post breakfast, you can try out some of the activities available on board. Later, as you savour lunch, the Deccan Odyssey will arrive at Aurangabad. From here, a scenic drive to the Ellora Caves begins. Featuring the finest specimen of cave-temple architecture in India, the site include 34 rock-cut shrines that represent Buddhist, Jain and Hindu art dating from the 4th to 5th century AD. The 12 caves to the south are Buddhist, the 17 in the centre Hindu, while the 5 caves to the north are Jain. However, the most extraordinary is the Kailash temple. Meant to be a replica of Shiva's celestial abode on Mt. Kailash, it is perhaps the finest example of rock cut architecture and an engineering marvel.
After exploring Ellora, return to the Deccan Odyssey.
This evening relax with a sun downer at the Gateway before dinner is served.Breakfast, lunch and dinner onboard.
Overnight on board the Deccan Odyssey.
- Day 08
– SaturdayDisembark in Mumbai
Disembark in Mumbai
Early this morning, after breakfast, you will disembark at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station, Mumbai.
Bid farewell to the Deccan Odyssey as your royal passage through the grand vistas of India comes to an end.Breakfast on board.
Inclusions / Exclusions
- 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 during the journey.
- Valet service.
- Still camera fees.
- Guided off board excursions on SIC 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.
- 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.
- Taxes including 5.00% Good and Service Tax, Insurance, gratuities.
Departure Dates - Ex Delhi
|2018||13th Jan | 3rd Feb | 10th Mar | 7th Apr|
Price - Per Cabin Per Journey
|Rooming||Single Occupancy||Twin/Double Occupancy||2 Children
(in a separate deluxe cabin)
|Presidential Suite||9,24,700||9,24,700||4,59,550||Book Now|
|Deluxe Cabin||4,27,000||6,12,500||4,59,550||Book Now|
- Costs are in USD, Euro, GBP or INR as per your currency selection
- The above costs are per cabin per Journey
- Good and Service Tax of 5.00% 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 in case 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)
- Lake Pichola with City Palace, Udaipur
- Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
- Mughal Emperor, Agra
- Delhi Parliament
- Taj Mahal, Agra
- The Pink City
- Agra Fort
- Amber Fort
- Amber Fort, Jaipur
- Amber Fort
- Crocodile Sunning, Ranthambore
- Itmad Ud Daula, Agra
- Peacock, Ranthambore
- Royal Ride, Amber Fort
- The Lofty, Amber Fort
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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.
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b) Cancellation by you
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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
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.
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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