Travelling from Delhi, the Indian capital,
to Mumbai, regarded by Rudyard Kipling
as ‘the Mother of Cities’, this classic
journey aboard the luxurious Deccan
Odyssey travels across the north Indian
plains. En route, visit the astonishing Taj
Mahal, the majestic forts and palaces
of Rajasthan, the Ranthambore tiger
reserve, and sample the local delights of
the royal kitchens of Vadodara.
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Overnight flight from London to Delhi with British Airways. (N)
Arrive and transfer to the Radisson Blu Dwarka, near the airport, in New Delhi for an overnight stay. (N)
This evening, join the Deccan Odyssey for a 7-night journey. (B, D)
Arrive in Ranthambore and venture on an early
morning wildlife safari. In the afternoon, go on
a village tour. After high tea at Sawai Madhopur
Lodge, the train will depart for Agra. (B, L, D)
Arrive into Agra, the former Mughal capital. Early in the morning visit
the majestic Taj Mahal. After lunch in a city hotel, visit other architectural
gems of the Mughal empire such as Itmad-ud-Daulah, also known as the 'Baby Taj' and the majestic Agra Fort. (B, L, D)
Explore the forts and palaces of Jaipur, starting with including the main attraction of the city, Amer Fort. Other sites you will visit include Hawa Mahal (The Palace of Winds), the City Palace and Jantar Mantar.
After lunch you will have the option to walk through the colourful bazaars. (B, L, D)
Arrive into Udaipur this morning and visit the
magnificent City Palace complex. Later, take a
boat ride around Lake Pichola. In the early evening,
enjoy a heritage walking tour through the markets of
Udaipur. (B, L, D)
Arrive in Vadodara. Visit the world heritage recognised
Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, the Jami Masjid and the
Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum. Later today,
enjoy a folk dance performance and dine on an
array of delicacies from the royal kitchens at the
Laxmi Vilas Palace. (B, L, D)
Afternoon arrival in Aurangabad. Later in the day,
visit the world heritage-listed Ellora cave
temples, 30 rock-cut shrines that represent Hindu, Buddhist and Jain forms of art (B, L, D)
Morning arrival in Mumbai, where you will
disembark. Continue to The Lalit Mumbai, near
the airport, for an overnight stay. (B)
Fly to London with British Airways. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is led in each
destination en route by a local tour escort.
Featuring one of the most stylish
trains in India. Cabins are based on a Deluxe
cabin. Please contact Cox & Kings for a quote
based on the Presidential suite.
From London with British Airways
on Thursday evenings.
Please check the itinerary
when you board the train as this is subject to
change at the discretion of the operator.
The train travels between
towns during early mornings and late evenings,
allowing guests to see the scenery as the train
cuts across the Indian countryside; however, on
certain days there are overnight journeys to cover
the distances while on other days some overnight
travel is essential to follow the schedule as per
the requirements of the Indian Railways.
board the train, all transfers and excursions are
operated as a group with other passengers who
may or may not be Cox & Kings clients.
For a price quote based on
alternative accommodation standards or flight
options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call
020 7873 5000 or email email@example.com.
The Deccan Odyssey train comprises 12 air-conditioned deluxe saloons. Guests are accommodated in fully air-conditioned, spacious and comfortably furnished carriages, each carriage featuring four twin- / double-bed cabins complete with modern en suite facilities. The cabins are furnished with essential modern conveniences including a flat-screen television and a telephone.
The bar car provides an ideal setting for a leisurely drink after a day's sightseeing and a comfortable place to relax and meet fellow passengers.
On board, guests can take advantage of the spa car, which has been set aside for relaxation and rejuvenation. The Deccan Odyssey also features two restaurant cars serving an array of superb Indian and international cuisine.
Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the train. Please check the itinerary when you board the train as this is subject to change, at the...
The Radisson Blu Hotel New Delhi Dwarka, located approximately 20 minutes' drive from the Indira Gandhi International airport in Delhi, offers 209 modern rooms and suites. Each room is equipped with all essential modern conveniences and overlook suburban Delhi. There are two restaurants, a coffee lounge and a trendy bar. Leisure facilities include a rooftop swimming pool and fitness...
Located approximately 10 minutes drive from Sahar International airport, the The Lalit Mumbai offers first-class accommodation in its 369 comfortably furnished rooms and suites. The rooms are spacious and combine traditional features with contemporary style. The hotel offers a variety of dining options and leisure facilities include a holistic health centre and an outdoor swimming...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
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