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Indian Sojourn: Deccan Odyssey

Indian Sojourn: Deccan Odyssey

12 days & 11 nights, Private Journey

Mumbai, Vadodara, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Agra, Ranthambhore, Jaipur & Delhi

Embark on a spectacular train journey in royal style and luxury on one of India's iconic trains, the Deccan Odyssey. You'll travel through the fascinating, ever-changing vistas of vibrant India - from its premier metropolis of Mumbai to its capital city of Delhi. Along the way, explore ancient kingdoms and their historic traditions as you see the monuments of Vadodara, the lakes and palaces of Udaipur, the Taj Mahal in Agra, the tiger reserve at Ranthambore and the Pink City of Jaipur.

  • Day 1
    Arrive Mumbai

    Welcome to India! Upon arrival in Mumbai, you will be met by your local Cox & Kings representative and escorted to your luxury hotel.

    Taj Mahal Palace - 2 Nights
  • Day 2
    Mumbai

    Explore Mumbai's kaleidoscopic past and vibrant present as you see some of the landmarks today. Visit India's largest open-air laundry and stroll through bustling Crawford Market.

    Taj Mahal Palace (B)
  • Day 3
    Mumbai to Vadodara

    After breakfast this morning, set sail to visit the spectacular 6th-century city of caves on Elephanta Island, which display an incredible collection of rock art dedicated to Shiva. This evening, you will be transferred to Mumbai's Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus to board your train.

    Deccan Odyssey - 7 Nights (B, D)
  • Day 4
    Vadodara

    Arrive in Vadodara this morning. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Champaner- Pavagadh Archaeological Park, a complex of largely unexcavated historical and culture sites that include an early Hindu hill fortress and the remains of the 16th-century capital of Gujarat. Following lunch on board the train, visit the collection of art at the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum. Then, enjoy high tea from the kitchens at the Laxmi Vilas Palace, the magnificent residence of the royal family.

    Deccan Odyssey (B, L, D)
  • Day 5
    Udaipur

    This morning, arrive in the Lake City of Udaipur. Visit the famous City Palace and its spectacular Crystal Gallery. Complete your guided exploration with a boat cruise on the tranquil waters of Lake Pichola.

    Deccan Odyssey (B, L, D)
  • Day 6
    Jodhpur

    Continue your journey to the edge of the Thar Desert and the Blue City of Jodhpur. This afternoon, enjoy a walking tour of the Old Market and the magnificent Meherangarh Fort. In the evening, sample an array of Marwar barbecue delights served in the royal courtyard of the fort as you admire the cityscape below.

    Deccan Odyssey (B, L, D)
  • Day 7
    Agra

    This morning, arrive in the Mughal citadel of Agra. Disembark to visit the iconic Taj Mahal, and other architectural gems of the Mughal Empire including the Itmad-ud-Daullah and the impressive red sandstone Agra Fort.

    Deccan Odyssey (B, L, D)
  • Day 8
    Ranthambore

    Embark on morning safari adventures in search of macaques, sloth bears, leopards, hyenas, deer, foxes, crocodiles and the famed yet elusive tigers, which call the park home. This afternoon, set out for a village safari to meet with the local people who subsist by farming and hunting. Cap your day with high tea at the Sawai Madhopur Lodge, the former hunting lodge of the royal family of Jaipur.

    Deccan Odyssey (B, L, D)
  • Day 9
    Jaipur

    Arrive in the historic capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur, which is often called the Pink City. Explore the forts and palaces of this beautiful city, and enjoy a guided walk through its colorful bazaars.

    Deccan Odyssey (B, L, D)
  • Day 10
    To Delhi

    This morning, arrive in the imperial capital of Delhi where your journey by rail comes to an end. Embark on a guided tour of the city, visiting the Qutab Minar, a masterpiece of perfect proportions, and the garden tomb of Emperor Humayun.

    The Leela Palace New Delhi - 2 Nights (B)
  • Day 11
    New Delhi

    Immerse yourself in the grandeur of the past as you explore Old Delhi's Red Fort, an opulent bastion of the Mughal Empire. Also visit Shah Jahan's incredible Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in the world.

    The afternoon is yours at leisure.

    The Leela Palace New Delhi (B)
  • Day 12
    Depart Delhi

    Today you are escorted to Delhi International Airport for your onward flight.

    (B)
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