While the Ranthambore National Park will thrill you, the Taj Mahal will soothe your senses. On one hand the streets of Udaipur and Jaipur will fill your sight with hues, and then the rusty rugged landscape of Ellora Caves would pick your collar-backs and slowly land you on the land of history. That is just a glimpse of all that Indian Odyssey holds for you. Deccan Odyssey with its luxurious amenities and gracious services is reminiscent of the lifestyle lived by the Maharajas

Day 1 ( Saturday) - Delhi -Sawai Madhopur

Day Summary Welcome aboard the Deccan Odyssey.This evening assemble at the railway station at approximately 1830 hours to complete the registration process and check informalities 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 Sawai Madhopur. Dinner on board Overnight on Deccan Odyssey

Day 2 - Sawai Madhopur –
Ranthambore National Park

Day Summary 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. The park is one of the finest tiger reserves in the country and the most likelyplace to spot one of these majestic animals.Enjoy an early morning breakfast before you set out for your morning game drive.Ranthambore is home to several other species as well; you can see herds of Chital and Sambhar deer as well as wild boar, Nilgaiantelope and chinkara gazelles. There are also sloth bear, a few leopards and crocodiles. Extensive bird life includes jungle fowl,partridges, quails, the crested serpent eagle, woodpeckers, flycatchers etc. There are also water birds like storks, ducks and geeseat the lakes and waterholes. If it’s your lucky day, you could spot a tiger lolling around lazily in the sun, or feverishly hunting down deer around the lakes! When you’re done with the jungle, return to the comfort of the Deccan Odyssey. Feel free to share the spoils (of your photo-shoots!) over a leisurely lunch before you set out for a village safari. The people of Rajasthan’s villages are mostly tribals who subsist on farming and hunting. These friendly folk are warm and welcoming, happy to show guests around their villages, giving deep insights into their daily lives. The women here wear bright colours to offset the drab desert, and most people live in mud huts. Visit a local home for a and interact with the family. After a fulfilling afternoon, proceed for high tea at the Sawai Madhopur Lodge, the former hunting lodge of the erstwhile royal family of Jaipur. 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 Agra, the city of the world famous “Taj Mahal” Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on board; High tea at Taj Sawai Madhopur Lodge. Overnight on Deccan Odyssey

Day 3 - Agra

Day Summary Arriving at Agra, you will realize that the Mughals were not just the greatest dynasty to rule India but also its greatest builders.After a leisurely breakfast on board, you will visit the Taj Mahal, which was Emperor Shah Jahan’s gift of love to his belovedwife, Mumtaz Mahal, and is truly the world’s most wondrous monument. The making of the Taj Mahal is as much a fable as theedifice itself. It took 20000 men 22 years to build this unrivaled mausoleum and its exquisite white marble was brought from 200miles away by caravans of elephants and camels.Lunch at a City Hotel.After lunch, your tour of Agra continues as you visit Itmad-ud-Daulah, a marble mausoleum built by Nur Jahan, the wife ofEmperor Jahangir, in memory of her father, Ghiyas Beg. Sometimes called the ‘Baby Taj’, it is beautifully conceived in white marble, mosaic and lattice. Thereafter proceed to Agra Fort, another outstanding example of Mughal architecture, and the seat of Mughal reign and administration for three generations. The present structure owes its origins to Emperor Akbar who had its first buildings of red sandstone erected on the eastern bank of the river Yamuna. His grandson Shah Jahan, the most artistic and prolific builder of the dynasty, later added the impressive marbled private quarters and the mosque while Aurangzeb added the outer ramparts. A visit to the Diwan-e-Am, ‘Hall of Public Audience’ and the Royal Pavilions is not to be missed. Later, you have the opportunity to visit the local markets to admire the exquisite Pietra Dura (marble inlay) artefacts and Mughal ornaments OR as an optional activity you may avail of spa facilities at a hotel before completing your tour of this historical city. Late evening, you return to the Deccan Odyssey for dinner and your onward journey to Jaipur, The Pink City. Breakfast on board; Lunch at a City Hotel. Dinner on board. Overnight on Deccan Odyssey

Day 4 - Jaipur

Day Summary Legendary for the triumphs of its proud Rajputs, Jaipur, the City of Victory, is surrounded by the rugged Aravali hills – crownedby formidable forts – and beautiful palaces, mansions and gardens. Royal processions and parades, in all their splendour, gracedthese palaces and forts once. The city is a colourful oasis in the desert and you will notice a timeless quality to Jaipur’s bazaars andits people.After breakfast you drive to Maharaja Mansingh’s 17th century masterpiece, the Amber Fort that overlooks the beautiful MaotaLake. The fort is a sprawling complex of courtyards, halls and rooms adorned with beautiful paintings, precious stones andmirrors. Behold the Sheesh Mahal, ‘Hall of Mirrors’, where a single lamplight reflects in many mirrors, and lights up the entireroom, creating a dazzling effect.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. The palace museum houses collections of rare manuscripts, armoury, costumes and carpets. Walk across to the adjacent Jantar Mantar, the astronomical observatory built in the 18th century by Sawai Jai Singh. A wondrous achievement for its time the observatory gives accurate readings even to this day. Lunch at a City hotel. Following lunch you may choose to participate in one of the optional tours. Enjoy spa facilities at a palace hotel OR have the opportunity to explore the colorful bazaars of the Pink City which offer a wide range of ethnic handicrafts produced in the city-centre and its outskirts. 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 Udaipur. Breakfast on board; Lunch at a City hotel Dinner on board Overnight on Deccan Odyssey

Day 5 - Udaipur

Day Summary The Deccan Odyssey rolls into Udaipur in the morning. Set on the shores of the placid Lake Pichola, Udaipur, known as the Cityof Lakes, is easily one of the most romantic cities of India, surrounded by scenic hills. 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, with its scalloped arches, frettedbalconies, and cupolas, which also houses the spectacular Crystal Gallery.Later, board a ferry to ride on Lake Pichola to reach Jagmandir, a 17th century Palace located on an island on the picturesque lake,for an exquisite lunch. Allow the sounds of the Tabla and the unique Jal Tarang to soothe your inner rhythm as you glance out tothe lovely views of one of the most romantic cities of Rajasthan. After lunch, return to Deccan Odyssey for a short rest. Later embark on a Walking Tour through the Old City of Udaipur. Sample the exquisite variety of handicrafts ranging from toys, bewitching puppets, wall hangings, cloth lanterns, handmade papers, jewellery, paintings, painted wooden boxes, pottery, brassware and terracotta sculptures. Thereafter you return to the Deccan Odyssey for a relaxed evening and dinner as we depart for Vadodara. Breakfast on board, Lunch at Jagmandir & Dinner on board. Overnight on Deccan Odyssey

Day 6 - Vadodara

Day Summary Today you arrive at the capital of the Gaekwads, Vadodara, located along the seasonal river Vishwamitri.Breakfast over, you will disembark and proceed to visit Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritagesite and the only complete and unchanged pre-Mughal Islamic city in India. This concentration of largely unexcavatedarchaeological, historic and living cultural heritage properties is cradled in an impressive landscape. Marvel at the Jami Masjid(Great Mosque ) built in 1513 representing a perfect blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture which was a model for latermosque architecture in India.Drive back to Vadodara for a leisurely lunch on board the Deccan Odyssey.After lunch, you will visit the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, originally constructed as a school for the Maharaja’s children.Today, art lovers can view a large number of works of art displayed in the museum including a collection of the paintings of Raja Ravi Varma and other renowned European Masters as well as a collection of sculptures in marble and bronze. Enjoy high tea at the resplendent Laxmi Vilas Palace, built in 1890, and the residence of the Royal family even today. Reputedly four times the size of Buckingham Palace, its overwhelming Durbar Hall boasts a Venetian mosaic floor, Belgian ained glass windows and walls with intricate mosaic decorations. The palace also houses a remarkable collection of old armoury and sculptures in bronze, marble & terracotta by Fellici. Witness a folk performance typical of the region as you savour some of them special delicacies from the Royal kitchens. Return to the Deccan Odyssey for dinner as it pulls out for Aurangabad. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on board; High tea at Laxmi Vilas Palace. Overnight on Deccan Odyssey

Day 7 - Aurangabad

Day Summary Aurangabad, named after the last Great Mughal Aurangzeb, is an industrial town in Maharashtra and the stop from where tohead out to visit the exceptional Ellora Caves, a World Heritage site. The city itself has deep Mughal influences and there areseveral monuments of note here; the Daulatabad Fort, Bibi-ka-Makbara and the city’s 52 gates, each with its own history,amongst them.Today brings a late start, leaving the morning free for you to enjoy a languid breakfast and enjoy some of the activities availableon board. Later, as you savour lunch, the Deccan Odyssey arrives at Aurangabad, from where a scenic drive takes you to theEllora Caves, carved into the side of a basaltic hill 30 km from the city. The finest specimen of cave-temple architecture in India,the site encompasses 34 rock-cut shrines representing Buddhist, Jain and Hindu art dating from the 4th to 5th century AD. The 12 caves to the south are Buddhist, the 17 in the centre Hindu, and the 5 caves to the north are Jain. The most remarkable is the Kailash temple, meant to be a replica of Shiva’s celestial abode on Mt. Kailash. It is the best example of rock cut architecture and an engineering marvel. After exploring Ellora, return to the Deccan Odyssey.This evening relax with a sun downer at the Mumbai-Hi before dinner is served. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on board. Overnight on Deccan Odyssey

Day 8 - Disembark in Mumbai

Day Summary Early this morning, after breakfast, you will disembark at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station, Mumbai.Bid farewell to the Deccan Odyssey as your royal passage through the grand vistas of India comes to an end.Breakfast on board
Month Days
March, 2019 09
April, 2019 06
October, 2019 19
November, 2019 16
December, 2019 14
January, 2020 11
February, 2020 01
March, 2020 07
April, 2020 04

Note: At Present 5 % GST is levied by Government of India EXTRA ON TOP OF THE TARIFF. I Extra Surcharges for departures during Christmas and New Year. The Prices for the Train may vary for Sterling Pounds & Euro quotes according to the Exchange Rate against the DOLLAR.

Price in Sterling Pounds Per Person from September 2018 till March 2019

Price Per Person Per Journey Deluxe Cabin Presidential Suite
Single Cabin £4880 £ 10570
Twin/Double Cabin £3500 £5285
2 Children in a Separate Deluxe Cabin Per Child £ 2630 £ 2630

Price in US Dollars Per Person from September 2018 till March 2019

Price Per Person Per Journey Deluxe Cabin Presidential Suite
Single Cabin $ 6100 $ 13210
Twin/Double Cabin Per Person $ 4375 $ 6605
2 Children in a Separate Deluxe Cabin Per Child $ 3283 $ 3283

Price in Sterling Pounds Per Person from September 2019 till April 2020

Price Per Person Per Journey Deluxe Cabin Presidential Suite
Single Cabin £5460 £ 11820
Twin/Double Cabin £3915 £5910
2 Children in a Separate Deluxe Cabin Per Child £ 2940 £ 2940

Price in US Dollars Per Person from September 2019 till April 2020

Price Per Person Per Journey Deluxe Cabin Presidential Suite
Single Cabin $ 6822 $ 14774
Twin/Double Cabin Per Person $ 4893 $ 7387
2 Children in a Separate Deluxe Cabin Per Child $ 3671 $ 3671

Price / Cost Includes

*** Accommodation in Air Conditioned Deluxe Cabin or Presidential Suite with attached Bathroom on board The Deccan Odyssey

*** All meals including tea, coffee and mineral water during The Deccan Odyssey

*** Transport for sightseeing with Deluxe Coaches during The Deccan Odyssey for Deluxe Cabin

*** Transport for sightseeing with Private Vehicle & Private Guide during The Deccan Odyssey for Presidential Suite Clients

*** Entrance fee to palaces, museums & parks during The Deccan Odyssey

*** English speaking guide during The Deccan Odyssey

*** Service of the Tour Manager on Board

*** Two Transfer in Mumbai by Private Vehicle with Driver

The Leela Palace New Delhi

The Leela Palace New Delhi is a blend of Lutyen’s architecture and the royal Indian culture. A pampering spa, 4 dining options and free parking are available. Elegantly decorated, air-conditioned rooms feature a high-definition flat-screen TV with a DVD player, floor-to-ceiling windows and wooden furnishings. A 2nd flat-screen TV in the bathroom is a mirror when turned off. The Leela Palace New Delhi is less than 10 minutes’ drive from the India Gate. Indira Gandhi International Airport is 15 km while the Domestic airport is 13 km. The exclusive spa by ESPA offers an Ayurveda inspired day spa menu created for both women and men while rooftop temperature-controlled swimming pool offers the panoramic views of the city’s skyline. Guests can also approach the 24-hour front desk to rent a computer or a car. Housed in a modern glass structure, The Qube offers an international and Indian buffet with open kitchens. Other dining options include Le Cirque and MEGU from New York, the award winning restaurants. Indian food is served at Jamavar . Drinks can be enjoyed at the hotel’s 2 bars. Hotel offers 254 Rooms

Ramada Plaza Palm Grove Mumbai

Ramada Plaza Palm Grove offers 5-star luxury on Juhu Beach. Providing free parking and buffet breakfast, it has a fitness centre and hot tub. Boasting views from oversized windows, rooms at Palm Grove Ramada have a flat-screen TV, safe and seating area. Private bathrooms come with separate shower and bath areas. Guests can relax at the hotel’s steam rooms or enjoy soothing massages. Other facilities include a book and handicraft store, beauty salon and internet cafe. European, Italian and Indian cuisines are served at the Tangerine Cafe. Asian dishes are available at the Oriental Bowl Restaurant. The Shooters Bar offers drinks and snacks. Ramada Plaza Palm Grove is 5 km from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. The popular Pali Hill is located within 4 km from the hotel. Hotel offers 115 Rooms

The Oberoi Mumbai

The Oberoi offers luxury and convenience with its 24-hour spa, fitness and concierge service. It also features 5 food and beverage options offering a variety of cuisines. Free WiFi is available for 30 minutes. The Oberoi Mumbai’s elegant rooms feature wooden floors, large windows offering beautiful views and en suite bathroom separated by a glass panel with electronic blinds. Rooms are equipped with an LCD TV, tea/coffee maker and iPod docking station. Free local newspapers are available. Guests can relax with a swim at the outdoor heated pool or enjoy shopping at the high-end shopping arcade. The Oberoi Spa offers a variety of treatments and therapies. Guest services include 24-hour laundry service and babysitting. European, Asian and Indian specialities are featured on the menu at Fenix, alongside traditional Japanese delicacies. Vetro serves Italian dishes, while Indian cuisine can be savoured at Ziya. The Eau Bar overlooks the Arabian sea and features a live Jazz band. The Champagne Lounge serves an extensive selection of Champagne and teas. Situated at Nariman Point at the end of Marine Drive, The Oberoi Mumbai is a 45-minute drive from Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. A 20-minute drive leads to the railway station. Hotel Offers 287 Rooms

Trident Bandra Kurla Mumbai

Trident Bandra Kurla provides an outdoor swimming pool and full spa services. Concierge services and room service are available 24 hours. Stylish with accents of red, the air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, DVD Player and iPod connections. A well-stocked minibar and a personal safe are also included. En suite bathrooms come with either a shower or a bathtub. Trident Bandra Kurla is located in North Mumbai, a 15-minute drive from the domestic airport. It is a 20-minute drive from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport and a 40-minute drive from Western Railway Terminus. Botticino restaurant serves fine wine and Italian dishes, while 022 restaurant offers an interactive sushi bar, as well as Western and Asian food. Other dining options include regional Indian food at Maya restaurant and salads at Trident Patisserie & Delicatessen. At Trident Spa & Fitness Centre, guests can look forward to relaxing massage treatments or a good workout at the gym. Hotel offers 436 Rooms

The Lalit – New Delhi

Set in a grand building in bustling Connaught Place, The LALIT New Delhi welcomes guests with its full spa and outdoor pool. It offers an extensive range of 7 dining options, including some 24-hour ones. The Lalit is a 10-minute drive from New Delhi Railway Station, while Indira Gandhi International Airport is 24 km away. Spacious, soundproofed rooms offer subtle touches of Indian culture. Generously furnished with a flat-screen TV and DVD player, some rooms offer an iPod dock. An electric kettle and a minibar are provided in each room. Iron and ironing board can be requested. Guests can experience Ayurvedic and natural therapies at Rejuve spa, or opt for a work out in the fitness centre. Other facilities include a business centre, free private parking and The LaLit Galleria, which features a variety of shops. Dining options include Baluchi Indian restaurant and Woks Chinese restaurant. 24/7 Restaurant and Bar are open all day everyday for dining convenience. The hotel also has a 24-hour pastry shop for sweet cravings. Hotel offers 461 Rooms categorized under Deluxe Rooms , Premier Rooms , Executive Club, Suites

The Metropolitan – New Delhi

The Metropolitan Hotel New Delhi is 5-minute drive from Connaught Place, It features an outdoor pool and 3 dining options. Situated in New Delhi’s city centre, it also offers a fitness centre and spa. The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa is 1 km from New Delhi Railway Station, 500 m from Airport Express Metro Station (Shivaji Stadium) and 15 km from Indira Gandhi International Airport. Stylish air-conditioned rooms feature Indian motifs. Equipped with an iron and a flat-screen TV with cable channels, they also come with a minibar. Private bathrooms feature bath and shower facilities and a hairdryer. Guests can check e-mails at the business centre or relax at the full-service NeoVeda Spa, which offers massage services and a steam room. There is also a shop selling a range of items including hand-woven scarves, an assortment of teas and aromatherapy oils. Sakura Restaurant serves Japanese dishes, while Chutney Bar + Tandoor Restaurant offers Indian delights. The pool-side Zing Restaurant offers international fare and is open round-the-clock. In-room dining is possible.  Hotel has 178 Rooms

Divided in the Category of Deluxe , Club and Executive Suites.

The Suryaa – New Delhi

The Suryaa New Delhi is located in the New Friends Colony, about 22 km from Indira Gandhi International Airport. It offers an outdoor pool. Rooms at New Delhi Suryaa feature modern décor and flat-screen satellite TVs. Tea/coffee making facilities and a minibar can be found in all rooms. Ample work space and private bathrooms are included. The New Delhi Spa features spa bath tubs, a sauna and relaxing massage services. Guests can exercise at the fully equipped fitness centre. The Suryaa also provides a beauty salon and florist. Dining options at Suryaa include fine Indian dining as well as 24-hour international cuisine. There is also a rooftop Chinese restaurant and a pastry shop. Drinks can be enjoyed at the Lounge Bar. The Suryaa New Delhi is 14 km from Delhi’s Domestic Airport. Hotel has 244 Rooms.

Taj Mahal Palace , Mumbai

Standing majestically opposite the Gateway of India, this iconic 5-star hotel features a landscaped pool, fitness facilities and a first-rate spa. The hotel provides 11 dining options. Hotel offers 560 Rooms. The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower is 2 km from Mumbai’s city centre and 32 km from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Free parking is available. Featuring a private balcony, elegant rooms are tastefully furnished with fine linen and classic wood furnishings. They offer the comfort of a flat-screen TV, sofa and luxurious bathrooms that feature a bathtub. Enjoy the use of steam rooms and sauna facilities after an energizing workout at the well-equipped gym. Attentive staff at Taj Mahal Palace offer childcare, tour and concierge services. Hearty meals featuring Indian specialities are availabe at Masala Kraft. Other dining highlights include Golden Dragon Chinese restaurant, Mediterranean fare at Souk and Wasabi Japanese restaurant.