While, you are enjoying a succulent breakfast, the train will arrive at the capital city of the Gaekwads, Vadodara. The city is located along the seasonal river Vishwamitri.
Disembark from the train and prepare yourself for a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, the only untouched pre- Mughal Islamic city in India. Its impressive landscape consists of unexcavated archaeological, historic and living cultural heritage. Visit the Jami Masjid (Great Mosque ) built in 1513 and witness a seamless blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture, which later became a model for mosque architecture in India.
After you're done exploring session, drive back to Vadodara for lunch on board the Deccan Odyssey.
After lunch, make your way towards the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, once a school for the Maharaja's children, now it acts as a paradise for art lovers! You can view a varied range of art displayed in the museum, including a collection of the Raja Ravi Varma's paintings, along with other renowned European Masters and a collection of sculptures in bronze and marble.
Experience the royal life as you enjoy high tea at the resplendent Lakshmi Vilas Palace, where the Royal family still resides! Built in 1890, the palace is almost four times the size of Buckingham Palace and sports some awe- inspiring interiors; the Durbar hall boasts of a Venetian mosaic floor, Belgian stained glass windows and walls with elaborate mosaic decorations. The palace also houses an extraordinary collection of Fellici's old armoury and sculptures in bronze, marble & terracotta.
Sit around with your fellow travellers and savour royal delicacies as you witness the folk performance of the region.
Enjoy dinner aboard the Deccan Odyssey as it departs for Palitana.
Breakfast and lunch on board, high tea at Lakshmi Vilas Palace and dinner on board.
Overnight on board the Deccan Odyssey.