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19th March, 22nd October.Day 1: Fly to Mumbai
(N)Day 2: Mumbai
Arrive and transfer to The LaLiT Mumbai (or similar) for an overnight stay. Remainder of the day at leisure. (N)Day 3: Mumbai
Morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus to board the Deccan Odyssey for your 7-night journey. Dinner is served on board this evening. (B, D)Day 4: Vadodara
On arrival at the ancient royal city of the Gaekwads, formerly known as Baroda, you will be driven to the world heritage site of Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, an ancient town full of ruins. You will also visit the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, originally constructed as a school for the maharaja’s children. Later today, witness a live folk performance typical of the region while enjoying high tea at the magnificent Laxmi Vilas Palace – the exquisite residence of the royal family. (B, L, D)Day 5: Bhavnagar
Arrive into the port city of Bhavnagar where there will be an excursion to Palitana, famed for its spectacular cluster of Jain temples exquisitely carved in marble. (B, L, D)Day 6: Sasan Gir National Park
The national park is mostly deciduous forest with rocky hills and deep valleys. An expert naturalist accompanies you into the national park, which is the last habitat in Asia for the Asiatic lion. Later, return to the train and proceed to Somnath. In the afternoon, visit the legendary Somnath Temple, plundered, destroyed and re-built several times, and regarded as one of the twelve most sacred shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva. (B, L, D)Day 7: The Little Rann Of Kutch
Enjoy a cross-desert safari across the Little Rann of Kutch, a saline wilderness which is home to the wild ass as well as a multitude of water birds. Visit some of the local settlements and villages, renowned for their traditional embroideries and weaving. (B, L, D)Day 8: Modhera
Early this morning the train will arrive in Modhera, known for its sun temple, which dates from the 11th century, and the Rani ki Vav stepwell, one of the finest examples of subterranean architecture for water management. Continue to Patola House, where traditional Patola sarees are made. Overnight journey to Nashik. (B, L, D)Day 9: Nasik
This morning, arrive in the holy city of Nasik, one of the four locations to hold the Kumbh Mela festival and an important pilgrimage site for many Hindus. This morning, visit the fascinating Buddhist Pandav Lena caves that date back to second century BC. Continue to the Grover Zampa vineyards to enjoy a wine tour, followed by lunch before returning to the train. (B, L, D)Day 10: Mumbai
Morning arrival in Mumbai, where you will disembark. Continue to The LaLiT Mumbai, near the airport, in Mumbai for an overnight stay. (B)Day 11: To London
Fly to London with British Airways. (B)Meal basis:
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information Departures:
From London with British Airways on Thursday evenings.Itinerary changes:
Please check the itinerary when you board the train as this is subject to change at the discretion of the operator.Luxury Tour:
Featuring some of the most luxurious accommodation throughout the tour. Prices are based on the standard category, unless indicated otherwise.Cabin upgrades:
The guideline price quoted is based on a de luxe cabin. Please contact Cox & Kings for a quote based on the Presidential Suite.Overnight journeys:
The train operator has made every effort to ensure that the train travels between cities and towns during early mornings and late evenings, allowing guests to see the beautiful and diverse scenery as the train cuts across the Indian countryside; however, on certain days there are overnight journeys to cover the vast distances while on other days some overnight travel is essential to follow the schedule as per the requirements of the Indian Railways.Shared activities:
When on board the train, all transfers and excursions are operated as a group with other passengers who may or may not be Cox & Kings clients.Tailor-made travel
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.
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 pool.
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 discretion of the operator. All excursions taken from the Deccan Odyssey are on a shared basis.
Flexible Prices & Itineraries
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Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.
*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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