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India: Hidden Treasures of Gujarat – A

Private Travel | Non-exclusive | Rail journeys 11 Days & 9 Nights Lead-in price: £5535 Current prices from: £5535
Offering an inspiring introduction to Gujarat, this rail journey aboard the luxurious Deccan Odyssey travels to some of India's hidden gems. A round-trip from Mumbai (Bombay), the pulsating commercial capital of India, it includes visits to the exquisite Jain temples at Palitana, the sun temple at Modhera, the world heritage site of Champaner-Pavagadh dotted with ancient ruins, and the unforgettable opportunity to see some of the last remaining Asiatic lions in their natural habitat.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Admire the exquisite Jain temple complex in Palitana
  • Visit the historic sun temple at Modhera
  • Search for Asiatic lions in Sasan Gir
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Luxury Private Tour in brief

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.

Luxury private tour accommodation

  • The LaLiT Mumbai
    The LaLiT Mumbai

    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.

Luxury private tour extensions

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Dates & prices

HTG2021

Guideline Prices

Low season from £5535 per person

High season from £5535 per person

 

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

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.

 
  • • 5-star de luxe accommodation
    • 7-night luxury rail journey in a Deluxe en suite cabin
    • International flights
    • Private arrival & departure transfers
    • Pre- & post-rail luxury accommodation
    • All meals included during the train journey
    • Complimentary soft drinks & tea / coffee on board
    • Butler service
    • Guided off-train excursions as specified
    • All entrance fees & still camera fees
    • Porterage at stations

Destinations on this tour

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