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Jewel of The Deccan – Deccan Odyssey

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Jewel of The Deccan – Deccan Odyssey

$5545

per person

The Deccan Odyssey is a plush and luxurious train allowing you to reminisce a bygone era. Journey through ancient stone temples, famous Mughal and Hindu monuments before returning to the modern bustling Mumbai.

Sample a variety of the region’s delicious cuisines in the dining cars and rest in your luxury cabin while the train travels to your next destination.

A refined journey for discerning tourists to explore the spectacular ancient historical sites of India!

10 Days, 9 Nights: Mumbai, Bijapur, Aihole, Pattadakal, Hampi, Hyderabad, Aurangabad, Ajanta Caves

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS TOUR

Mumbai

Restaurant Car

Relax with Tea On Board

The Ruins of Hampi

Hampi Lotus Palace

Ajanta Caves

Indian Cuisine

Elephanta Island Three-Faced Shiva

On Board Spa

Cabin with Two Twin Beds

Cabin with Queen Bed


YOUR JOURNEY


 

1

Meet Up at Mumbai (BOM) | Arrival & Transfer

Upon arrival at Mumbai airport, you'll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Relax and enjoy the hotel for the remainder of the day.
2

Mumbai | Transfer to Railway Station

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast then relax in the hotel or take a stroll in the bustling city.
In the afternoon, you will be transferred to Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji terminus (UNESCO World Heritage Site and historic railway station) to board your train by 3:30 pm.
Your train journey will start with a grand traditional welcome at the station. Your butler will assist you to settle in your cabin, the train will proceed to Bijapur, its first destination.
Enjoy the amenities and dinner onboard this evening
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast   Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner
3

Bijapur | City Tour

The train reaches Bijapur by early morning. This is a historic region near Bangalore with numerous monuments built by Mughal rulers.
Breakfast is served on the train.
The day starts with a city sightseeing tour that covers important destinations like Gol Gumbaz, Jumma Masjid, Malik e Maidan, Ibrahim Rouza, Mehtar Mahal and others.
Return to the train by late afternoon for lunch. After lunch, the train starts its journey towards Aihole. Enjoy the amenities on the train for the rest of the day.
Dinner is served on the train. Overnight stay on the train.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast    Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner
4

Aihole | Aihole & Pattadakal Tour

The train reaches Aihole by morning.
Visit the ancient monuments and temples of Aihole and Pattadakal.
Return to the train for lunch and a brief rest.
In the evening, you can visit a weaving village in Guledgudda to watch looms in action and do some souvenir shopping. Or select an optional activity – a tour to visit Badami to see rock cut caves, stone temples and monuments. Badami is small historic city located in Karnataka, and well-known architectural sightseeing. In the 6th century this city was bustling with trade and cultural activities. Return to the train by late evening.
Dinner is served on the train. The train starts its journey to Hampi. Overnight stay on the train.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast   Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner
5

Hampi | Monument & City Tour

The train arrives at Hospet in the morning. After breakfast on the train, the day starts with sightseeing in Hampi.
Hampi or the Group of Monuments of Hampi is a heritage site and an important tourist attraction at Karnataka. In the past Hampi was the capital region of the lush Vijaynagara Empire which was at its prime during 14th century. Located close to Tungbhadra River, this region was very wealthy and bustling with culture. During the 2nd century this region was second largest city in the world and the richest one in the country.
Later, during the invasion of Muslims, the region was conquered and destroyed. By the 16th century the whole city was in ruin. Today this heritage site holds more than 1600 artifacts and remnants of the once mighty kingdom. This includes statues, buildings, temples, water structures and much more.
Our sightseeing includes finest attractions of Hampi, including the Narasimha statue, elephant God statue and others. You will be taken on a walk along the banks of Tungabadhra River. Later, you will visit the Virupaksha temple, Vittala temple and others. You will be driven back to Hospet for lunch on the train.
After a brief rest, visit the royal center of Hampi. See Queen’s bath, great platform, Hazararama temple, lotus mahal, elephant stables and many others. Return to the train by late evening.
Dinner is served as the train as it proceeds to Hyderabad.
Overnight stay on the train.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast   Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner
6

Hyderabad | Golconda Fort, Market Walk

The train arrives at Hyderabad by early morning.
After breakfast, a sightseeing trip to Golconda Fort.
Return to the train for lunch and a rest.
In the evening, a market-walk along the bazaars of Hyderabad for shopping and sightseeing. Top items to buy in Hyderabad are pearls, bangles and essential oils. You will be taken to a traditional Hyderabad hotel to taste Hyderabadi Biriyani. Later, continue on a sightseeing trip to Falaknuma Palace.
Return to the train by late evening. Dinner is served as the train proceeds to Aurangabad.
Overnight stay on the train.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast    Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner
7

Aurangabad | Ellora Caves, Kailash Temple

The train arrives at Aurangabad (City of Gates) by morning. Aurangabad is a historic city located in Maharashtra with many monuments and temples.
After breakfast, a trip to Ellora Caves. We explore rock-cut caves and monuments of this heritage site, and then continue to Kailash temple.
Return to the train in time for lunch. The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy the amenities on the train.
The train starts its journey towards Jalgaon. Dinner is served on the train.
Overnight stay on the train.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast    Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner
8

Jalgaon | Ajanta Caves, Mahatma Gandhi’s Memorial

The train arrives at Jalgaon station by morning.   After breakfast, a road trip to Ajanta Caves. The Ajanta caves depict Buddhist culture, from sculptures to paintings that are carved inside these caves. These ancient caves were rediscovered by a British hunting officer back in 1819. These caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.   Return to the train for lunch and a brief rest.
In the evening, visit Mahatma Gandhi’s Memorial. Later, continue to a sundowner (sunset cocktail) for some entertainment time.
Return to the train by late evening for dinner. The train starts its journey towards Mumbai. Overnight stay on the train.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast    Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner
9

Mumbai | Half-Day City Tour, Transfer to Hotel

After breakfast the train arrives at Mumbai’s Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus and our rail journey ends.
Begin a half-day tour starting at the Gateway of India, a monument that commemorates the landing of King George V and Queen Mary. Next, visit the Prince of Wales Museum, which houses many interesting artifacts. Drive down the seaside on Marine Drive to see the Hanging Gardens.
Next, head to Mani Bhavan, Gandhi’s home from 1917 to 1934. It is now a permanent museum and memorial to the Mahatma. Enjoy a photo stop at the dhobi ghats, India's largest open-air laundry where workers pick up, wash, dry and deliver thousands upon thousands of pieces of clothing every day. The Haji Ali Dargah is a mosque and dargah (tomb) located on an islet off the coast of Worli in the southern part of Mumbai. Take a stroll through the bustling Crawford Market, Mumbai's most famous marketplace and the first building in the country to be lit by electricity in 1882.
See Mahalakshmi and Shri Siddhivinayak temples.
Transfer to the hotel and enjoy a relaxing evening.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
10

Mumbai | Elephanta Cave, End of Tour

Formerly known as Bombay, Mumbai is a sprawling metropolis on the Indian Ocean. It is the financial capital of India.
Cruise across the harbor to explore the amazing Elephanta Island and its famous caves, with carvings and sculptures dating back to 550 A.D.
The tour comes to an end.  Please inform us of your international or India domestic flight schedule in order to schedule your airport transfer to Mumbai (BOM) airport.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

 Hotel Information

Destination Hotels Rating
Mumbai Taj Mahal Palace ★★★★★
*Hotels mentioned are subject to availability at the time of reservation.

Dates & Pricing

Fixed Date Departure
Tour Dates 2 Persons* 1 Person**
Oct 5 - Oct 14, 2018. Nov 30 - Dec 9, 2018. Feb 15 – Feb 24, 2019. Apr 19 – Apr 28, 2019 $5,545 $8,090
Oct 4 – Oct 13, 2019. Nov 29 – Dec 8, 2019. Feb 14 – Feb 23, 2020. Apr 17 – Apr 26, 2020. $6,100 $8,900
Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.
* Price per person, based on double occupancy. 
** Price per person, based on triple occupancy.
Train operates subject to minimum 15 cabin confirmation.

Deposit

A non-refundable deposit (20% of the tour price) is required to hold reservations made 70 days or more before departure.

Booking Your Flight

We can find the best flights and airfares for your tour. Buying your own air tickets? No problem.

Inclusions

  • ‣ 5-Star Hotel Accommodations
  • ‣ Airport and Train Station Transfers
  • ‣ Daily Breakfast and Selected Meals (See tour plan for details)
  • ‣ On the train: All meals and soft beverages at meal service
  • ‣ English-speaking Local Guide
  • ‣ Entrance Fees to Monuments

Exclusions

  • ‣ International Air Fares To And From India
  • ‣ Travel Insurance
  • ‣ Medical Expenses
  • ‣ Visa Fee For India
  • ‣ Any optional tours as mentioned during the train journey.
  • ‣ Gratuities
  • ‣ Laundry Service
  • ‣ Personal Expenses and Telephone Calls
  • ‣ Professional camera/video camera fees at monuments
  • ‣ All other services which are not mentioned in the inclusions