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Indian Odyssey

Delhi - Agra - Sawai Madhopur - Jaipur - Udaipur - Vishwamitri (Vadodara) - Aurangabad (Ellora Caves) - Mumbai

Deccan Odyssey invites you to embark on an extraordinary journey through the Indian Luxury Odyssey Tour. This 8-day expedition covers the northern and western regions of India, showcasing a diverse array of experiences including visits to National Parks, World Heritage Architectures, and Palaces, among others. From the exhilaration of Ranthambore National Park to the tranquil beauty of the Taj Mahal, from the vibrant streets of Udaipur and Jaipur to the rugged grandeur of Ellora Caves, this tour promises a captivating exploration of history and culture. And this is just a glimpse of what awaits.


Highlights
  • Visit India's architectural wonders and World Heritage Sites in Agra, Vadodara, Jaipur and
    Ranthambore
  • Relish secret recipes from the royal kitchens of Vadodara and Rajasthan
  • Explore the jewels of ancient Indian architecture, the wondrous cave temples of Ellora along the
    western seaboard, a World Heritage Site
  • Indulge in retail therapy visiting the colourful and bustling bazaars of the royal cities of Rajasthan
  • Experience the thrill of a safari in search of the elusive Tiger at Ranthambore

Tour Schedules
Duration 7 Nights / 8 Days
Fare Starting From $ 11,900
Season Oct - Apr
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Day 01
Day-01 (Saturday) - Delhi
Board the Deccan Odyssey at the Delhi railway station and begin your enchanting journey, heading towards Agra.

Welcome aboard the Deccan Odyssey.

This evening assemble at the railway station at approximately 1700 hours to complete the registration process and check in formalities for your Indian Odyssey journey, as you receive a traditional Indian welcome and enjoy a refreshing welcome drink.

After completion of all formalities, you will be shown to your delightful cabins. As you settle in, the Deccan Odyssey shall depart Delhi for Agra.

Dinner on board

Overnight on Deccan Odyssey

(ETD at 1800 Hrs)

Day 02
Day-2 (Sunday) - Agra
Deboard Deccan Odyssey and drive to Agra from Tundla Railway Station08:30
You will visit the Taj Mahal.09:30
Lunch at City Hotel.13:00
Proceed for Agra Fort another outstanding example of Mughal architecture14:00
Visit Kalakriti to witness the art of Inlay Work which can be found in Mughal structures. The Technique is known as Pietra Dura which have beautified Taj Mahal.16:30
Return to the Deccan Odyssey for dinner.19:00
Departure20:00

Deboard Deccan Odyssey and drive to Agra from Tundla Railway Station

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.

Lunch at City Hotel.

Proceed for Agra Fort another outstanding example of Mughal architecture, and the seat of Mughal reign and administration for three generations. A visit to the Diwan-e-Am, ‘Hall of Public Audience’ and the Royal Pavilions is not to be missed.

Visit Kalakriti to witness the art of Inlay Work which can be found in Mughal structures. The Technique is known as Pietra Dura which have beautified Taj Mahal.

Return to the Deccan Odyssey for dinner and your onward journey to Sawai Madhopur

Breakfast on board | Lunch at a City Hotel | Dinner on board

Overnight on Deccan Odyssey

Departure at 20:00

Day 03
Day-03 (Monday) - Sawai Madhopur
Proceed for Ranthambore Village visit08:30
Return to Deccan Odyssey for Lunch12:30
Disembark to head for the afternoon safari.14:30
Return to the Deccan Odyssey for drinks & dinner.17:15
Departure18:30

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.

Enjoy breakfast on board the Deccan Odyssey before proceeding to visit Ranthambore Village. Return to the Deccan Odyssey for lunch and then disembark for the afternoon safari.

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.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on board

Overnight on Deccan Odyssey

(Departure at 18:30)

Day 04
Day-04 (Tuesday) - Jaipur
Disembark from Station ( Welcome at the station)08:30
Leave station for Amber Fort09:00
Visit of Amber Fort10:30
Lunch at City Hotel13:00
Visit City Palace and drive past Hawa Mahal.14:30
Return to Deccan Odyssey18:30
Departure20:00

Legendary for the triumphs of its proud Rajputs, Jaipur, the City of Victory, is surrounded by the rugged Aravali hills - crowned by formidable forts - and beautiful palaces, mansions and gardens. Royal processions and parades, in all their splendour, graced these palaces and forts once.

Disembark from the station with a warm welcome, then head to Amber Fort for a visit. Enjoy lunch at a city hotel before exploring the City Palace. Finally, leave the City Palace to return to the station.

Breakfast on board | Lunch at City Hotel | Dinner on board

Overnight on Deccan Odyssey

(Departure at 20:00)

Day 05
Day-03 (Wednesday) - Udaipur
Visit the famous City Palace followed by a boat cruise at Lake Pichola.10:00
Lunch at City Hotel.13:30
Proceed on a walking tour through the Old City of Udaipur and explore the Old City’s lively, busy and old-fashioned colourful bazar which still retains local charm and feel.14:30
Thereafter you return to the Deccan Odyssey18:00
Departure20:00

The Deccan Odyssey rolls into Udaipur in the morning. Enjoy your breakfast as you admire thepicturesque landscape of the Aravali hills.

Disembark to visit the famous City Palace, the largest palace complex in Rajasthan, with itsscalloped 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 LakePichola.

Lunch at City Hotel

Proceed on a walking tour through the Old City of Udaipur and explore the Old City’slively, busy and old-fashioned colourful bazar which still retains local charm and feel.

Return to the Deccan Odyssey for a relaxed evening and dinner.

Breakfast on board | Lunch at a City Hotel | Dinner on board

Overnight on Deccan Odyssey

(Departure at 20:00)

Day 06
Day-06 (Thursday) - Vishwamitri (Vadodara)
Disembark for Champaner after breakfast.08:30
Reach Champaner and visit Pavagadh Archaeological Park10:00
Leave for Vadodara.12:00
Reach Deccan Odyssey and Lunch on Board13:30
Visit the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum15:30
Enjoy Snacks & tea at the resplendent Laxmi Vilas Palace17:30
Return to the Deccan Odyssey.19:00
Departure
20:00

Today you arrive at the capital of the Gaekwads, Vadodara, located along the seasonal riverVishwamitri.

Breakfast on board the Deccan Odyssey

After breakfast, you will disembark and proceed to visit Champaner

Reach Champaner and visit Pavagadh Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Leave for Vadodara and upon arrival at the Deccan Odyssey, enjoy lunch on board. Afterward, visit the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum.

Enjoy Snacks & tea at the resplendent Laxmi Vilas Palace. Witness a folk performancetypical of the region as you savour some of the special delicacies from the Royal kitchens.

Return to the Deccan Odyssey as it heads for Aurangabad.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on board | Tea & Snacks at Laxmi Vilas Palace

Overnight on Deccan Odyssey

(Departure at 20:00)

Day 07
Day-07 (Friday) - Aurangabad (Ellora caves)
Lunch on Board12:30
Disembark from the Train13:30
Leave for Ellora Caves15:00
Reach Deccan Odyssey and Board the train18:00
Departure19:00

Enjoy breakfast and lunch on board before disembarking from the train. Then, leave for Ellora Caves and return to the Deccan Odyssey.

Today brings a late start, leaving the morning free for you to enjoy a languid breakfast and enjoy some of the activities available on board. Later, as you savour lunch, the Deccan Odyssey arrives at Aurangabad, from where a scenic drive takes you to the Ellora Caves.

After exploring Ellora, return to the Deccan Odyssey

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on board

Overnight on Deccan Odyssey

(Departure at 19:00)

Day 08
Day-08 (Saturday) Mumbai
Arrive at Mumbai, where your journey comes to an end.

Disembark in Mumbai

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

Bid farewell to the Deccan Odyssey as your royal passage through the grand vistas of India comes toan end.

Breakfast on board

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