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Indian Sojourn

Mumbai - Vadodara - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Sawai Madhopur - Agra - Jaipur - New Delhi

Deccan Odyssey, a distinguished luxury train in India, presents the meticulously crafted "Indian Soujourn" itinerary, promising an unforgettable 8-day expedition. This journey invites you to discover the finest destinations in Northern and Western India, encompassing Vadodara, Udaipur, Agra, and Mumbai.


Highlights
  • Visit India's architectural wonders and World Heritage sites in Agra, Vadodara, Jaipur and
    Ranthambore
  • Relish secret recipes from the royal kitchens of Gujarat and Rajasthan
  • Experience the thrill of a safari in search of the elusive Tiger at Ranthambore
  • Indulge in retail therapy visiting the colourful and bustling bazaars of the royal cities of Rajasthan

Tour Schedules
Duration 7 Nights / 8 Days
Fare Starting From $ 11,900
Season Oct - Mar
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Day 01
Day-01 (Saturday) Mumbai
Board the Deccan Odyssey at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and begin your enchanting journey to Vadodara, the Royal city of the Gaekwads.

Welcome aboard the Deccan Odyssey.

Early this evening assemble at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus at approximately 1530 hours tocomplete the registration process and check in formalities for your Indian Sojourn journey, as youreceive 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, theDeccan Odyssey shall depart Mumbai for Vadodara

Dinner on board

Overnight on Deccan Odyssey

(ETD at 16:40 Hrs)

Day 02
Day 02 (Sunday) - Vishwamitri (Vadodara)
After breakfast, you will disembark and proceed to visit Champaner 08:30
Reach Champaner and visit Pavagadh Archaeological Park 10:00
Leave for Vadodara 12:00
Reach Deccan Odyssey and Lunch on Board 13:30
Visit the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum 15:30
Enjoy Snacks & tea at the resplendent Laxmi Vilas Palace 17:30
Return to the Deccan Odyssey. 19:00
Departure 20:00

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

Breakfast on board the Deccan Odyssey.

Post breakfast, you will disembark and proceed to visit Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Return to Deccan Odyssey for lunch.

Post lunch, drive to the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, originally constructed as a school for the Maharaja's children.

Enjoy high tea at the resplendent Laxmi Vilas Palace, built in 1890, and the residence of the Royal family even today.

Return to the Deccan Odyssey for dinner as it pulls out for Udaipur.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on board; High tea at Laxmi Vilas Palace

Overnight on Deccan Odyssey

(ETD at 2000 Hrs)

Day 03
Day 03 (Monday) - 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 Odyssey 18:00
Departure 20:00

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

You will then disembark to visit the famous City Palace, the largest palace complex in Rajasthan.Later, board a ferry to ride on Lake Pichola to reach Jagmandir, a 17th century Palace located on anisland on the picturesque lake, for an exquisite lunch.

After lunch, later embark on a Walking Tour through the Old City of Udaipur.

Thereafter you return to the Deccan Odyssey for a relaxed evening and dinner as we depart forJodhpur.

Breakfast on board, Lunch at Jagmandir & Dinner on board

Overnight on Deccan Odyssey

(ETD at 2000 Hrs)

Day 04
Day 04 (Tuesday) - Jodhpur
Deboard the train and proceed for sightseeing tour of Jodhpur 10:00
Mehrangarh Fort 10:30
Return to Deccan Odyssey for Lunch 13:30
Enjoy Tuk Tuk ride to Clock Tower & Experience glimpses of the lifestyle of the residents as you explore the city. Walk through the bustle of the Old Clock Tower market, past old havelis and house. 15:00
Return to Deccan Odyssey 18:30
Departure 20:00

This morning as the Deccan Odyssey travels through the stronghold of the Marwar region, enjoy arelaxing morning on board as you breakfast, unwind and experience the striking panorama of theThar Desert, arriving at Jodhpur.

The morning is at leisure on board the Deccan Odyssey.

Lunch on board the Deccan Odyssey

Following lunch, set out once again to explore the magnificent city of Jodhpur, also known as theBlue City, after the vivid blue-painted houses that surround the Mehrangarh Fort. Explore city, Walkthrough the bustle of the Old Clock Tower market, past old havelis and houses, continue to themagnificent Mehrangarh Fort, the pride of Jodhpur.

In the evening enjoy a wide array of sumptuous Marwar barbeque delights served in the royalcourtyard of Mehrangarh Fort as you admire the cityscape from atop.

Having taken in your share of the sublime beauty of Jodhpur, return to the Deccan Odyssey and headfor Jaipur

Breakfast & Lunch on board; Barbeque at Mehrangarh Fort.Overnight on Deccan Odyssey

(ETD at 2000 Hrs)

Day 05
Day 05 (Wednesday) - Jaipur
Disembark from Station ( Welcome at the station) 08:30
Leave station for Amber Fort 09:00
Visit of Amber Fort 10:30
Lunch at City Hotel 13:00
Visit City Palace and drive past Hawa Mahal. 14:30
Return to Deccan Odyssey 18:30
Departure 20:00

After breakfast you drive to Maharaja Mansingh’s 17th century masterpiece, the Amber Fort that overlooks the beautiful Maota Lake. En-route to Amber Fort visit the Palace of Winds, otherwise known as the Hawa Mahal, famous for its intricate pink sandstone carving and a beautiful view of the city.

Thereafter you will visit the famous City Palace of Jaipur, an overwhelming complex of exquisite palaces, gardens and courtyards, decorative art and carved doorways.

Lunch at a City hotel. Following lunch you may choose to participate in shopping experience.

After your full day of delving in the royal past of Jaipur you will return to the Deccan Odyssey for dinner on board as it departs for Agra.

Breakfast on board, Lunch at a City hotel, Dinner on board

Overnight on Deccan Odyssey

(ETD at 2000 Hrs)

Day 06
Day 06 (Thursday) - Agra
Deboard Deccan Odyssey and drive to Agra from Tundla Railway Station 08:30
You will visit the Taj Mahal. 09:30
Lunch at City Hotel. 13:00
Proceed for Agra Fort another outstanding example of Mughal architecture 14:00
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
Departure 20:00

Upon arriving in Agra, enjoy lunch at a city hotel.

Afternoon visit to Agra Fort, A visit to the Diwan-e-Am, ‘Hall of Public Audience’ and the RoyalPavilions is not to be missed.

Later, you have the opportunity to visit the local showroom to admire the exquisite Pietra Dura(marble inlay) artefacts and Mughal ornaments.

Late evening, you return to the Deccan Odyssey for dinner and your onward journey to SawaiMadhopur.

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

Overnight on Deccan Odyssey

(ETD at 2000 Hrs)

Day 07
Day 07 (Friday) - Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore)
Proceed for Ranthambore Village visit 08:30
Return to Deccan Odyssey for Lunch 12:30
Disembark to head for the afternoon safari. 14:30
Return to the Deccan Odyssey for drinks & dinner. 17:15
Departure 18:30

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 before your morning village safari. Visit a local home for a and interact with the family. Post the village tour head back to the comfort of Deccan Odyssey for asumptuous lunch.

Post lunch, disembark to head for the afternoon safari.

After a fulfilling afternoon, proceed for high tea at the Sawai Madhopur Lodge, Feel free to share the spoils (of your photo-shoots!) over a leisurely hi tea .

After high tea, it is time to head back to the Deccan Odyssey where you can relax with a drink before dinner on board, as the Deccan Odyssey sets off for Delhi.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on board, High tea at Taj Sawai Madhopur Lodge

Overnight on Deccan Odyssey

(Departure at 19:30)

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

Disembark in Delhi

Early this morning, after breakfast, you will disembark at the Delhi Safdarjung Station.

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

Breakfast on board

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