Jewels of the Deccan: Mumbai to Mumbai

8 days / 7 nights from 4,27,000 per cabin in Deluxe Cabin

Mumbai, Bijapur, Aihole and Pattadakal, Hampi, Hyderabad, Ellora Caves, Ajanta Caves, Mumbai

Get ready for the journey of a lifetime on India's premier luxury train, the Deccan Odyssey! Jewels of the Deccan, takes you through tales and architectural wonders of India's Deccan plateau across a span of 8 wonderful days. On this exquisite holiday, you'll traverse through the Adil Shahi dynasty of Bijapur to the Chalukyan in Aihole & Pattadakal, onto the powerful Vijayanagara kingdom in Hampi. Experience a contrast as you visit the Qutb Shahi dynasty of Golconda and the Asaf Jahi, established later in Hyderabad. You will also sample the best Dakkhani cuisine, and explore some of the most outstanding & unexplored locations of west-central India, including a trip to the beautiful Ajanta & Ellora Caves. And that's not it. On the Jewels of the Deccan journey, we'll introduce you to the quaint little towns that are renowned for hand operated looms that weave enormous quantities of stunning fabric.

Journey Highlights

    • Explore UNESCO World heritage Sites in Aihole , Pattadakal and Hampi
    • Sample the cuisine relished by the Nizams of Hyderabad
    • Walk along the colourful and bustling bazaars of Hyderabad, and shop for beautiful souvenirs
    • Discover the magnificence of Indian architecture as you explore the amazing cave temples of Ajanta and Ellora along the western seaboard, both World Heritage Sites

Itinerary in Brief

  • Day 01 : Board the Deccan Odyssey train at Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and get ready for wonderful journey to Bijapur.
  • Day 02 : Today, you will reach the historic capital of the Sultans of the Deccan, Bijapur. Stunning citadels, along with beautiful buildings and tombs await you here.
  • Day 03 : This morning, explore the spectacular Chalukyan temples of Aihole and Pattadakal. Notice the contrast in the architecture of the temples, and the two locations built in successive time periods.
  • Day 04 : Arrive at Hospet. Discover Hampi, also known as the City of Victory. This destination is home to many sacred and royal centres, palaces and impressive temples.
  • Day 05 : Today, you will disembark in the royal city of the Nizams - Hyderabad. First stop at the Golconda Fort. It was constructed in the 13th century capital, and then went on to become the capital of the Qutb Shahi dynasty. This is the spot where huge diamonds like Hoe and the Kohinoor were mined. Later in the evening, explore the famed Charminar, and walk through the colourful streets. This evening in the royal city will certainly be special!
  • Day 06 : Proceed to yet another prominent World Heritage site - the Ellora Caves. These caves are a beautiful representation of the spirit of tolerance that was characteristic of ancient India through sanctuaries devoted to Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism.
  • Day 07 : Today you will arrive at Jalgaon railway station, and proceed to Ajanta Caves. These glorious caves feature stunning ancient sculptures and murals that depict the life of Buddha. After lunch on the Deccan Odyssey, visit the Mahatma Gandhi memorial.
  • Day 08 : Arrive at Mumbai, where your journey comes to an end.

Itinerary

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

    Welcome aboard the Deccan Odyssey.


    Early in the evening, you will reach the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus at approximately 15.30 hours to complete the registration process. Once the check in and formalities for your Jewels of the Deccan journey are complete, you will receive a traditional Indian welcome, and a refreshing drink.

    You will then be guided to your royal Indian cabins. Soon the Deccan Odyssey will begin its journey from Mumbai to Bijapur in Karnataka.

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

    This morning, enjoy a scrumptious breakfast on the Deccan Odyssey. We will also arrive at Bijapur, the historic capital of the Sultans of Deccan.

    The Kalyani Chalukyas were responsible for establishing Bijapur between the 10th and 11th. However, it was often passed into the hands of new conquerors and invaders. During the second half of 16th and early 17th century, Bijapur gained a prominent place among the most celebrated cities of India under the aegis of the Adil Shahi dynasty. It even surpassed hugely popular cities of Delhi and Agra. Adil Shahi Sultan's secular nature and liberal patronage ensured many scholars, poets, painters, dancers, calligraphers, musicians, Sufi saints and other men of arts flocked to Bijapur. It later became famous as the 'Palmyra of the Deccan'.

    Post breakfast, move on to visit the Gol Gumbaz, literally 'round dome', and the second largest tomb in the world. This mausoleum of Adil Shah, the Sultan of Bijapur, is a magnificent testimony of the architectural triumph of Deccan architecture. The circular gallery, especially, where the tiniest of whispers gets magnified due to the unique acoustics of the dome is one of the main highlights of the Gol Gumbaz.


    Next, head to the Jumma Masjid, which is renowned as one of the first mosques in India. Then proceed to the largest medieval cannon in the world - Malik-e-Maidan. While you're here, don't forget to make a wish here! Legend has it that if you touch the gun and make a wish, there's a pretty good chance it will come true. So, go on and ask for something.

    Visit Mehtar Mahal, the 17th century ornamental gateway to a mosque. Post that, explore Ibrahim Rouza, which is one of the most graceful Islamic monuments of India. It is believed that Ibrahim Rouza's 24m high minarets inspired those of the Taj Mahal.
    Return to the Deccan Odyssey for lunch on board. The train will then depart for Aihole & Pattadakal.


    As the evening sets in, notice the change in shades of the formidable granite landscape as the Deccan Odyssey makes its way through the Deccan plateau.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board
    Overnight on board the Deccan Odyssey.
  • Day 03 – MondayAihole - Pattadakal

    Wake up early this morning, and enjoy a delicious breakfast. Then head out to discover the ancient settlements and temples of Aihole and Pattadakal, one of the largest temple complexes across the globe.

    A trip here will help you understand why Aihole is often called the cradle of Indian architecture. It is home to over 70 rock cut temples, which was constructed by the Chalukyan kings in a completely experimental style. However, the fact that each temple is different from the others in the complex, and even from other temples in India itself makes Aihole truly unique.

    Continue on to Pattadakal, which is located on the banks of the Malaprabha River. Witness its architectural style that radiates a seamless blend of South Indian (Dravidian) and North Indian (Nagara) forms. In fact, it is believed that this form of architecture was the inspiration behind the Hoysala and other dynasties.

    Head back to the Deccan Odyssey for lunch.

    Post lunch, opt for an optional tour of the weaving village of Guledgud. This place is famous for hand and power looms of ilkal and khann. Witness the process of weaving, and shop for beautiful souvenirs to take back home. You also have the option to visit Badami's sculptured temples and rock cut caves.

    Head back to the Deccan Odyssey for dinner as it makes its way to Hampi.

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

    Today the Deccan Odyssey reaches Hospet. Visit the iconic City of Victory, Hampi. Explore the sacred and royal centres, palaces and impressive temples.

    This morning as you enjoy breakfast, the Deccan Odyssey rolls into Hospet. Today you will visit the iconic City of Victory - Hampi, a World Heritage site, famous for its splendid architecture, sculptures and their historical significance.
    A short drive quickly changes your landscape from the city bustle to sentient massive boulders as you reach Hampi. Stop at the Narasimha statue and spend some time taking pictures and looking around.

    Next head to the mustard Ganesh, located at the base of the Hemkuta hills, and quite a misnomer as the elephant God statue here is anything but small! Take in the breathtaking vistas around the hills with their little caves and alcoves. Walk the banks of the Tungabhadra River as you leave the Virupaksha temple on to the famed Vittala temple, the polar power sites of Hampi, one a living temple, the other a most extravagant architectural showpiece.

    Head back to Hospet for lunch on board the Deccan Odyssey.

    Post lunch, disembark once more to continue your exploration, reaching the Royal Center at Hampi. This area was the citadel of the Vijayanagara kings and encompasses courtly and military structures. Visit the Queens Bath, the Stepped Tank, the Mahanavami Dibba or great platform, where a ramp is available to reach its summit, the Hazararama Temple, the Queens Enclosure with its Lotus Mahal and the Elephant stables.

    After a full day of visiting the wonders of Hampi, return to the Hospet station. Board the Deccan Odyssey for your onward journey to Hyderabad as you sit down at dinner.

    Breakfast , lunch and dinner on board
    Overnight on board the Deccan Odyssey.
  • Day 05 – WednesdayHyderabad

    Today, Deccan Odyssey will reach the royal city of the Nizams, Hyderabad. According to legends, this capital of the Asaf Jahi dynasty was originally named after Bhagmati, the Hindu wife of Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah. But she later converted to Islam, and changed her name to Hyder Mahal, which have the city its current name.

    This morning, enjoy an early breakfast and drive to Golconda - the epitome of Nizami culture and grandeur. What was originally a mud fort, soon acquired impressive proportions after it became the seat of power of the Qutub Shahi dynasty.

    Head to the Deccan Odyssey for lunch.

    Alternately, you can also choose an optional shopping tour. Hyderabad is the perfect place to buy pearls, lac bangles and custom made oil based fragrances or "ittars" amongst other. Follow up this shopping trip with the delectable Hyderabadi Biryani for lunch.

    Proceed to Falaknuma Palace, which stands for "like the sky". Akin to its name, this palace stands tall, almost reaching the clouds. Enjoy sumptuous high tea, post the tour of this stunning palace.

    Then move on to explore the old city area of Charminar. Filled with bustling bazaars, it stands tall in the centre of the city. One of the most recognized structures of India, it was allegedly built by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah to fulfil his vow of building a mosque if the plague epidemic devastating the city ceased. Walk through the markets in the Charminar area, especially the Laad Bazaar for the local jewellery, and Pather Gatti for the celebrated Deccan pearls.

    Return to the Deccan Odyssey for dinner as Deccan Odyssey continues the journey to Aurangabad.

    Breakfast and lunch on board, High tea at Falaknuma Palace and dinner on board.
    Overnight on board the Deccan Odyssey.
  • Day 06 – ThursdayAurangabad - Ellora Caves

    Named after the last Great Mughal Aurangzeb, Aurangabad is an industrial town in Maharashtra. From here, we will proceed to visit the brilliantly carved Ellora Caves, a World Heritage site. The city itself radiates Mughal influences, and is home to several stunning monuments. This includes the Daulatabad Fort, Bibi-ka-Maqbara and the city's 52 gates, each with a history as fascinating as the monuments themselves.

    As you enjoy breakfast, the Deccan Odyssey will arrive at Aurangabad. Here, a scenic drive to the Ellora Caves, carved into the side of a basaltic hill 30 km from the city awaits you. Witness the finest specimen of cave-temple architecture in India on this site. It encompasses 34 rock-cut shrines that beautifully showcase Buddhist, Jain and Hindu art dating from the 4th to 5th century AD. The 17 caves in the centre are Hindu, 12 caves to the south are Buddhist, while the 5 caves to the north are Jain. If you want a glimpse of the best example of rock cut architecture, then head to the Kailash temple. A replica of Shiva's celestial abode on Mt. Kailash, it is simply an engineering marvel.

    Relish a leisurely lunch on board as the surroundings of Maharashtra sweeps past, with its ever-changing and inspiring landscape.

    In the evening, unwind and enjoy cocktails fixed by our bartender onboard. Follow this with a lavish dinner and a well deserved rest as the Deccan Odyssey moves towards Jalgaon. The exquisite Ajanta Caves - a World Heritage site is next on our list of must-visit attractions.

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


    The Deccan Odyssey will arrive at the Jalgaon station this morning. Post breakfast onboard, you will drive to the Ajanta Caves, and explore yet another architectural marvel. The 30 rock-hewn Buddhist caves adorned with paintings and sculptures of Buddhist religious art are nothing less than spectacular. Skilfully carved, they depict the fusion between Buddhist and Hindu faith.

    Lunch will be on board the Deccan Odyssey.

    Post lunch, you will disembark to visit the Mahatma Gandhi memorial. There are many lessons waiting to be learnt at the Gandhi Teerth, which pays ode to the man who quoted "My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realising Him."

    In the evening, the Deccan Odyssey will pull into its last leg of journey back to Mumbai. Take in the views of a rustic India as you sip a sun downer, and enjoy a delicious dinner.

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

    Early this morning, after breakfast, you will disembark at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station, Mumbai.

    Bid farewell to the Deccan Odyssey, and take home with you grand memories this fantastic Deccan sojourn.

    Breakfast on board.

Inclusions / Exclusions

Inclusions
  • Accommodation in double / twin bedded cabin with en suite bathrooms.
  • All meals (B, L,D).
  • Soft beverages including juices, mineral water and aerated drinks 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.
Exclusions
  • 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.
  • Taxes including 5.00% Good and Service Tax, Insurance , gratuities.

Departure Dates - Ex Mumbai

Year Departure Dates
20172nd Dec
201817th Feb

Price - Per Cabin Per Journey

Rooming Single Occupancy Twin/Double Occupancy 2 Children
(in a separate deluxe cabin)
 
Deluxe Cabin 4,27,000 6,12,500 4,59,550 Book Now
Presidential Suite 9,24,700 9,24,700 4,59,550 Book Now


    1. All Costs are in USD, Euro, GBP or INR as per your currency selection.
    2. The above costs are per cabin per Journey.
    3. Good and Service Tax of 5.00% is additional and will be charged extra
    4. 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.
    5. Prices are subject to change in case of any amendment in the routing or other hikes such as fuel, taxes 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 up to 3 adults or 2 Adults and 2 children (One child up to 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

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    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

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    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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