Journey Name: The Indian Maharaja - Deccan Odyssey - Delhi to Mumbai  |  Journey Duration: Upto 10 days
 
Overview:

The weeklong The Indian Maharaja - Deccan Odyssey tour includes several exotic destinations covering the vast expanse of Maharashtra and North India. Covering Mumbai, Aurangabad, Udaipur, Sawai Modhopur, Jaipur, Agra and Delhi. The Deccan Odyssey Luxury Train project is a joint venture of the Ministry of Railway, Government of India and MTDC (Maharashtra Tourist Development Corporation).

 
Train Departure Schedule :
2013
October - December
2014
January - March
April - June
 
 
Journey Dates :

Months

Dates

November 2013

13

January 2014

22

February 2014

05, 19

March 2014

05, 19

April 2014

02, 16



 
Places Covered:
Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Sawai Madhopur - Udaipur - Ellora - Ajanta - Mumbai
 
Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 1 - Delhi

Arrive in the city and spend some time in refreshing your senses before moving out of the hotel to visit the city attractions. The locations you will visit during the day include Red Fort, Raj Ghat, India Gate, and the Qutab Minar to name a few in the order.


Later in the day, by 16:00 hours arrive in the Safdarjung Railway Station. Enjoy being welcomed in the most traditional way by the attendants of the Indian Maharaja before they escort you till your cabins!
Dinner and overnight stay in the Indian Maharaja as you will travel towards Agra.
 

 

Day 2 - Agra

Arrive in Agra by morning and post an early breakfast, proceed towards the city where the attractions like Taj Mahal and Agra Fort wait to welcome you to its environs. Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and epitomizes the love between Emperor Shah Jahan and his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal. Take a break in between for lunch and then continue visiting the remaining attractions of the city including also the markets of the city.

Overnight stay in the train as you will proceed to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan.
 

Day 3 - Jaipur

Arrive in Jaipur and alight at the railway station. A short trip, post breakfast, will land you at the Amer Fort, a majestic structure standing tall just outside the Jaipur city. Later, return to the city to visit its attractions like the Hawa Mahal, the City Palace complex, Jantar Mantar, and also the markets for purchasing a host of local craft items as excellent souvenir pieces.

Dinner will be organized in a luxury city hotel.


Return back to the train by evening and move on to Sawai Madhopur, the land of the tigers!
 

Day 4 - Sawai Madhopur

Sawai Madhopur is popular as the home to the Ranthambore National Park, a wildlife sanctuary mostly visited for its excellent collection of tiger varieties. Capture the different moods of the tigers throughout the day - lazing, playing around, feasting, and also wandering in solitude; before you return back to the Indian Maharaja train and travel down to Udaipur.
 

Day 5 - Udaipur

Known as the city of lakes, Udaipur is one of the most popular destinations in Rajasthan. This city is fondly frequented by visitors for its historical remnants as well as its lip smacking cuisines served in the eateries housed here. On arrival in the city, enjoy a sumptuous breakfast before dismounting the train and embarking on the sightseeing trip across the city. The attractions that you will visit on the 5th day of the trip are boat ride at the lake Pichola (in the evening), the Jagdish temple, the Sahelion ki Baari, the Crystal Gallery, Lake Palace, and last but not the least the City Palace complex.

Enjoy a lavish dinner, especially organized for the guests of Indian Maharaja in a heritage hotel before returning to the train for overnight stay and traveling to the next destination, Ahmedabad.
 

Day 6 - Aurangabad - Ellora Caves

After early lunch, drive straight to Ellora Caves, a UNESCO World heritage site renowned for rock cut architecture which are manifestations of the ancient Buddhist and Hindu cultures visible in monasteries and temples dating back to 600 AD.


The grand ancient wonders housed in Ellora Caves in Maharashtra are mostly visited for the impeccable carvings and architecture done on hard rocks using only hammer and chisels.


Return later to the Indian Maharaja train for dinner and your overnight stay. The beauty of the magnificently adorned Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain temples will simply take your breath away. 
 

Day 7 - Aurangabad - Ajanta Caves

Arrive and alight in the Jalgaon railway station and undertake a short bus ride till the Ajanta caves, located at a distance of about 55 km from here. Ajanta caves are noted for the ancient Buddhist religious art and a supreme example of exquisite workmanship. A trip to Maharashtra is often considered incomplete without visiting these caves.

From the Ajanta caves, move on to Aurangabad and visit the ancient caves and other monuments housed here. The attractions that you will visit here comprise of the Bibi ka Maqbara, Panchakki, and the Aurangabad Caves.
Later, proceed towards the Indian Maharaja Train which id ready to take you to Mumbai, a city of million dreams and the last destination in the itinerary of this luxury train in India. 

Dinner and overnight stay in the train.

 

Day 8 - Mumbai

You will arrive in the Chatrapati Shivaji Station in the morning and alight, post-breakfast. The memories of the trail will surely haunt you in a pleasant way 

 
Price:

Per Person rates valid from September 2013 to April 2014

Occupancy

Silver Class

Gold Class

Platinum Class

Single

US $ 950. 00

US $ 1110. 00

US $ 1590. 00

Twin

US $ 595. 00

US $ 695. 00

US $ 995. 00

 
Inclusions:
Silver class: Stay in deluxe cabins, all transfers, tours and excursion by air-conditioned luxury coaches.
 
Gold Class: Stay in deluxe cabins, all transfers, tours and excursions by air-conditioned private car with private language failing English speaking local guides (different guides in different cities, guide not staying on the Train with clients, only English Speaking naturalist for jungle safari).
 
Platinum class: Stay in Presidential suite, all transfers, tours and excursions by air-conditioned private car with private language failing English speaking local guides (different guides in different cities, guide not staying on the Train with clients, only English Speaking naturalist for jungle safari).
 
General inclusions for all the classes of travel:
  • All meals starting from Dinner on Wednesday till Breakfast on day 08 i.e. next Wednesday.
  • Entrances to monuments, National Park and other places of visits as per program. 
  • Jungle Safari by canters at Ranthambhore (even for Gold class). Jeep safaris for Platinum class
  • Boat ride at Lake Pichola (subject to water levels).
  • Gala Dinner at Durbar Hall at Fateh Prakash Palace-Udaipur or Gala Dinner at City Palace-Jaipur
  • Services of English Speaking guides for sightseeing as per booking class.
  • Mineral water, Tea and Coffee throughout the journey. 
 
Exclusions:
  • Any drinks (soft drinks, cocktails or liquor) whether on board the train or at land hotels will be payable directly.
  • Camera/ video camera charges, insurance, any airfare, airport tax
  • Facilities at Conference car, Business centre, Beauty Saloon and Spa.
  • Tips, laundry, telephone calls etc.
  • Anything which is not mentioned in the "inclusions” section above.
 
Notes – Remarks:
  • The costs are per person per night and are for a minimum of 7 nights package on the train
  • All the costs are excluding Govt Service tax which presently is @ 3.09 % on the total bill.   This service tax is to be added to any of these costs.
  • 10% Surcharge shall be levied on departures during Christmas / New Year.
  • Triple occupancy is not available.

 

 
Terms and Conditions:
Booking Policy

Payment:
  • At the time of booking: USD 1000 per person, non refundable, non-adjustable.
  • Balance payment: 90 days before departure.
Cancellation terms:
  • 30% of ticket value 89-60 days prior to departure.
  • 50% of ticket value 59-45 days prior to departure.
  • 100% of ticket value less than 44 days prior to departure.
  • Tariff is Subject to change without notice.
 
Route Map
 
  • Everything in the train reflects the ways of Indian Royalty - "Maharaja"mesmerizing experience
  • Fine Indian and Continental cuisine
  • Stay in presidential suites and coupes
  • Destinations covering the vast expanse of Maharashtra and North India
  • Relax in the lounge car and Spa Car