Journey Name: The Indian Maharaja - Deccan Odyssey - Mumbai to Delhi  |  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

06

January 2014

15, 29

February 2014

12, 26

March 2014

12, 26

April 2014

09


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

Day 1 - Mumbai

Arrive in the Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus by about 16:00 hours and enjoy a traditional welcome by the attendants of the Indian Maharaja. As they escort you to your luxury cabins, you will see your fantasy of traveling in a luxury Indian train coming true, just before your eyes.

Dinner will be served aboard the train and swiftly you will proceed towards the first destination in the circuit - Aurangabad.
 

Day 2 - Aurangabad

In the morning you will arrive in Daulatabad located in Aurangabad. Post breakfast you will move towards the Ellora Caves, grand ancient wonders housed in Maharashtra, mostly visited for the impeccable art done on hard rocks. The beauty of the magnificently adorned Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain temples will simply take your breath away. Post lunch in a city hotel, move on to the Ajanta Caves that are located at a distance of about 100 km away. The Ajanta Caves are fondly visited for its splendid cave paintings that depict Buddhist religious art.

From Ajanta, drive down to Daulatabad where the Indian Maharaja has already arrived. Dinner will be served onboard and you will then proceed towards Udaipur.
 

Day 3 - Udaipur

On the 3rd day of the trip, you will arrive in the historical city of Udaipur, a significant destination in Rajasthan. Popularly known as the city of lakes, Udaipur is home to a number of monuments depicting Rajputana styles of architecture and also several forts and palaces. After a delectable brunch aboard the train, you will embark on sightseeing trails through the heart of the city. City Palace, Sahelion ki Baari, the Crystal Gallery, and the Jagdish Temple are a few of the most noteworthy places that you will visit on this day.

Dinner will be organized in a luxury city hotel.

Return to the train and travel down the next destination - Sawai Madhopur.
 

Day 4 - Sawai Madhopur

The plentiful wildlife housed within the Ranthambore National Park attracts and invites guests to come here throughout the year. The abundant tiger population is the most significant feature to look out for, while here. As they remain active throughout the day, you can visit the park at any time and feast on wonderful visuals of the royal animal. A morning safari and an afternoon safari (post lunch) will more than make your journey exciting and complete.

Retire for the day in the evening in the cozy comforts of your train coach and travel down to Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan and the next destination of the Indian Maharaja journey.
 

Day 5 - Jaipur

Several forts, palaces, grand havelis, and gardens call Jaipur their home. No wonder, tourists flock to it throughout the year! The guests of the Indian Maharaja will be treated to a sumptuous breakfast, in the true Rajasthani style and then taken across the city to the various points of attractions including the Amer Fort, the Hawa Mahal, the City Palace, and the Jantar Mantar.

Return to the Indian Maharaja Luxury train in the evening for some leisure moments and to travel to Agra.


Dinner will be served onboard the train.
 

Day 6 - Fatehpur Sikri/ Agra

You will arrive early morning in Agra.

After breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour of Agra - the land of the Taj Mahal! One of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal epitomizes the love between Emperor Shah Jahan and his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal. Other than the Taj, Agra is also home to the Agra Fort and a host of other monuments dating back to the Mughal era.

All meals to be served abord the Indian Maharaja - Deccan Odyssey train. Overnight stay in the train.
 

Day 7 - Delhi

Arrive in Delhi, the national capital and the melting point of several cultures. Post-breakfast, embark on tours across the city and visit the topmost attractions housed here such as Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar, and the India Gate. In the evening, the cocktails and grand dinner aboard the train will surely bring the 8 day sojourn to a spectacular finish.

Overnight stay onboard the train.

 

Day 8 - Depart Delhi

Your journey will end on the 8th day morning when after breakfast you will be received at the station and given a great farewell. You will proceed towards your respective destinations; sweet memories of the trip will however accompany you.

 
Price:

Per Person per night rates valid from November 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