The Royal Indian Train - 9 Days8 nights / 9 days Starting from QAR 18,928

The Royal Indian Train - 9 Days

Day Arrive in Mumbai and on to Vadodara
  • Welcome to Mumbai 
  • Upon arrival, our representative will meet you as you exit the arrivals terminal building after which you would be transferred to your hotel by a private vehicle. 
  • Room is booked from previous day to ensure immediate occupancy on arrival. 
  • Breakfast at the hotel. 
  • Vehicle at disposal will be provided to explore the city on your own post check out at 12:00 hours. 
  • Transfer to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus at approximately 15:30 hours to complete the registration process and check in formalities for your Indian Sojourn journey, as you receive a traditional Indian welcome and enjoy a refreshing welcome drink. 
  • After completion of all formalities, you will be shown to your delightful cabins. 
  • As you settle in, the Deccan Odyssey shall depart Mumbai for Vadodara. 
  • Dinner on board 
  • Overnight onboard Deccan Odyssey. 
Day Vadodara
  • Today you arrive at the capital of the Gaekwads - Vadodara, located along the seasonal river Vishwamitri.
  • After breakfast, you will disembark and proceed to visit Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the only complete and unchanged pre-Mughal Islamic city in India.
  • Drive back to Vadodara for a leisurely lunch on board the Deccan Odyssey.
  • After lunch, you will visit the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, originally constructed as a school for the Maharaja’s children. Today, art lovers can view a large number of works of art displayed in the museum.
  • Enjoy high tea at the resplendent Laxmi Vilas Palace, built in 1890, and the residence of the Royal family even today. Reputedly four times the size of  Buckingham Palace, its overwhelming Durbar Hall boasts a Venetian mosaic floor, Belgian stained glass windows and walls with intricate mosaic decorations.
  • Return to the Deccan Odyssey as it heads for Udaipur. 
  • Overnight onboard Deccan Odyssey.
Day Udaipur
  • The Deccan Odyssey rolls into Udaipur in the morning. 
  • Set on the shores of the placid Lake Pichola. Udaipur, is easily one of the most romantic cities of India, surrounded by scenic hills. 
  • Enjoy your breakfast as you admire the picturesque landscape of the Aravali hills. Spend the relaxed morning availing the different facilities available on board.
  • After an early lunch, disembark to visit the famous City Palace, the largest palace complex in Rajasthan, with its scalloped arches, fretted balconies, cupolas and spectacular Crystal Gallery.
  • The tour of this magnificent city is completed with a boat cruise on the tranquil waters of Lake Pichola. 
  • Later return to Deccan Odyssey or opt for walking tour through the Old City of Udaipur. 
  • Thereafter you return to the Deccan Odyssey for a relaxed evening and dinner as we depart for Jodhpur. 
  • Overnight onboard Deccan Odyssey.
Day Jodhpur
  • This morning as the Deccan Odyssey travels through the stronghold of the Marwar region, enjoy a relaxing morning on board as you breakfast, unwind and experience the striking panorama of the Thar Desert, arriving at Jodhpur. 
  • The morning is at leisure on board the Deccan Odyssey, but those who wish to step out have the option of visiting a weavers’ village, a potters’ village as well as a Bishnoi village (Please Note: Subject to Deccan Odyssey arriving into Jodhpur station on time).
  • Lunch on board the Deccan Odyssey
  • Following lunch, set out once again to explore the magnificent city of Jodhpur, also known as the Blue City. 
  • In the evening, enjoy a wide array of sumptuous Marwar barbeque delights served in the royal courtyard of Mehrangarh Fort. 
  • Having taken in your share of the sublime beauty of Jodhpur, return to the Deccan Odyssey and head for Agra.
  • Overnight onboard Deccan Odyssey.
Day Agra
  • After a leisurely breakfast on board the Deccan Odyssey, enjoy a relaxed morning availing the different options available. 
  • After lunch on board the Deccan Odyssey, you will visit the Taj Mahal, which was Emperor Shah Jahan’s gift of love to his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, and is truly the world’s most wondrous monument. 
  • Thereafter proceed to Agra Fort, another outstanding example of Mughal architecture.
  • Later, you have the opportunity to visit the local markets to admire the exquisite Pietra Dura (marble inlay) artefacts and Mughal ornaments OR as an optional activity you may avail of spa facilities at a hotel before completing your tour of this historical city.
  • Late evening, you return to the Deccan Odyssey for dinner and your onward journey to Sawai Madhopur.
  • Overnight onboard Deccan Odyssey.
Day Sawai Madhopur –Ranthambore National Park
  • Sawai Madhopur, in Rajasthan is the alighting point for the famous Ranthambore National Park. The park is one of the finest tiger reserves in the country.
  • Enjoy  breakfast before you set out for your morning village safari. 
  • Post the village tour, head back to the comfort of Deccan Odyssey for a sumptuous lunch. 
  • Post lunch, disembark to head for the afternoon safari. Ranthambore is home to one of the finest tigers in the country and several other species as well; you can see herds of Chital and Sambhar deer, wild boar, Nilgai antelope and chinkara gazelles.  There are also sloth bear, a few leopards and crocodiles.  Extensive bird life includes jungle fowl, partridges, quails, the crested serpent eagle, woodpeckers, flycatchers etc. There are also water birds like storks, ducks and geese at the lakes and waterholes.
  • After a fulfilling afternoon, proceed for high tea at the Sawai Madhopur Lodge, the former hunting lodge. 
  • After high tea, it is time to head back to the Deccan Odyssey where you can relax with a drink before dinner on board, as the Deccan Odyssey sets off for Jaipur, the Pink City.
  • Overnight onboard Deccan Odyssey.
Day Jaipur
  • Jaipur is full of forts and beautiful palaces, mansions and gardens, royal processions and parades. 
  • After breakfast you drive to Maharaja Mansingh’s 17th century masterpiece, the Amber Fort that overlooks the beautiful Maota Lake.
  • En-route to Amber Fort visit the Palace of Winds, otherwise known as the Hawa Mahal
  • Thereafter you will visit the famous City Palace of Jaipur, an overwhelming complex of exquisite palaces, gardens and courtyards, decorative art and carved doorways
  • Lunch at a city hotel.
  • Following lunch you may choose to participate in one of the optional tours. Enjoy spa facilities at a palace hotel OR have the opportunity to explore the colourful bazaars of the Pink City. 
  • After your full day of delving in the royal past of Jaipur you will return to the Deccan Odyssey for dinner on board as it departs for Delhi. 
  • Overnight onboard Deccan Odyssey.
Day Disembark in Delhi
  • Early this morning, after breakfast, you will disembark at the Delhi Cantt Railway Station.
  • Bid farewell to the Deccan Odyssey as your royal passage through the grand vistas of India comes to an end.
  • Upon arrival, you will be met at railway station and taken to your hotel. 
  • Vehicle for disposal will be provided for your use within city limits. 
  • Overnight stay at your hotel in Delhi. 
Day Depart Delhi
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out of the hotel. 
  • Transfer to airport by private vehicle to board your departure flight. 
  • Depart Delhi. 
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