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Indian Sojourn on board the Deccan Odyssey

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Indian Sojourn on board the Deccan Odyssey

The newest of India's luxury trains is evocative of a bygone era with a modern twist. Enjoy an exciting and varied itinerary on this wonderful journey which includes many of Northern India's main highlights.        

  • Style: Private Tour (Private Tour)
  • Duration: 12 days/11 nights
  • Starts in: Bombay
Guide Price £4990
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
Highlights:
  • Vibrant Mumbai & Delhi
  • A journey on India's newest luxury train
  • Magnificent Taj Mahal
  • Tiger spotting in Ranthambore National Park
  • Splendid forts & village visits
  • High tea in royal lodges and palaces
Itinerary:

Day 1 Mumbai      
Upon arrival transfer to your hotel.      

Day 2 Mumbai          
Enjoy a private half day city tour visiting some of Mumbai's many historic sights and magnificent colonial era buildings.      

Day 3 Mumbai to Vadodara            
Enjoy a leisurely morning before heading to the grand Chhatrapati Shivaji (Victoria Terminus) station to board the Deccan Odyssey in the mid afternoon.      

Day 4 Vadodara to Udaipur      
Head to the Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the only complete and unchanged pre-Mughal Islamic city in India. Visit the impressive Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, home to a large number of works of art before enjoying high tea at the resplendent Lukshmi Vilas Palace, home to one of India’s wealthiest royal families, the Gaekwads of Baroda. Witness a folk performance typical of the region as you savour some of the delicacies from the royal kitchens.      

Day 5 Udaipur to Jodhpur    
Start your exploration of this most romantic of cities with a tour of the City Palace which looms over the lake and is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. Later enjoy a boat trip on Lake Pichola and relax as you take in the stunning views of the surrounding hills, temples and palaces. After lunch, enjoy a walking tour of the streets of the old city and discover the exquisite variety of handicrafts on offer.  

Day 6 Jodhpur to Agra    
There is an option this morning of a Bishnoi village excursion where you can learn about this fascinating rural tribe and have a chance to interact with the community who are famous for their reverence of wildlife. After lunch explore the ‘Blue City’ of Jodhpur including a visit to the spectacular Mehrangarh Fort. Enjoy a sumptuous barbecue dinner held within the fort complex as you take in the breathtaking views over the city.      

Day 7 Agra to Ranthambore NP              
Visit the magnificent Taj Mahal before exploring Agra Fort as well as the beautiful mausoleum of Itmad-ud-Daulah, often referred to as the 'Baby Taj'. There is also an opportunity to visit the local markets to shop for ornaments decorated with the exquisite marble inlay work for which the region is famed.    

Day 8 Ranthambore NP to Jaipur
Keep your eyes peeled for tigers as you enjoy an early morning group game drive through the scenic landscapes of this former maharaja's hunting ground. Swap wildlife stories with your fellow guests over lunch before heading out on a village visit and then relaxing over high tea at the Sawai Madhopur Lodge, the hunting lodge of the erstwhile royal family of Jaipur.    

Day 9 Jaipur to Delhi    
Start your exploration with a drive up to the palatial Amber Fort, located a short distance from Jaipur. Return to the city for a fascinating tour of its many historical landmarks including the City Palace, the Royal Observatory and a photo stop outside the famous facade of the Palace of the Winds.

Day 10 Delhi              
Bid a fond farewell to the Deccan Odyssey this morning and disembark at Delhi Railway Station. You will be met at the station and transferred to your hotel.

Day 11 Delhi              
This morning discover the sights and sounds of India’s vibrant capital city with a private half day tour that takes in the highlights of the city’s magnificent Mughal architecture as well as the exotic atmosphere of the bustling bazaars of Old Delhi.

Day 12 Delhi      
Transfer to the airport.  

Departs:
Selected dates only        
Your Bespoke Tour can depart on any day you please.

Prices
Guide Price £4990
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
Inclusions
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation & 7 nights on train
  • 11 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 7 dinners
Not Included
  • International flights
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