Journey Name: Indian Sojourn  |  Journey Duration: Upto 10 days
 
Overview:
Deccan Odyssey offers an amazing itinerary- Indian Sojourn, offering a memorable journey for a span of 8 days. The journey gives you a chance to explore some of the finest destinations of northern and western India which includes Vadodara, Udaipur, Agra, Mumbai, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Delhi and Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore). Get aboard this royal journey to experience impeccable service, awe-inspiring destinations of India, giving you a journey of a lifetime.
 
Train Departure Schedule :
2015
April - June
October - December
2016
January - March
April - June
 
 
Journey Dates :

Departure dates for season 2015 - 16

Month

Departure Dates

Oct 2015

24

Nov 2015

21

Dec 2015

19

Jan 2016

16

Feb 2016

6

Apr 2016

9



 
Places Covered:
Mumbai – Vadodara – Udaipur – Jodhpur – Agra – Sawai Madhpur – Jaipur - Delhi
 
Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 01: Mumbai

Assemble at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus at around 15:30 hours and enjoy a warm conventional welcome. As you relish a welcome drink, complete the check-in formalities. Then settle down in your cabins as the train makes it way to Vadodara. Overnight stay and dinner onboard the train.

Day 02: Vadodara

As you enjoy your breakfast, the train arrives in to Vadodara. Post breakfast, disembark from the train. Your first visit is to the UNESCO World Heritage, Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park- the only Islamic pre-Mughal city that remained unchanged. It comprises of water installations, religious buildings, palaces, agricultural structures, palaces and more. Later on, go aboard the luxury train for a sumptuous lunch. Post lunch, visit Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum famous for its fine collection of sculptures, paintings and more as well as its beautiful architecture. Then relax in afternoon as you enjoy your high tea at the wonderful Laxmi Vilas Palace, the residence of the Royalty even in the present times. Enjoy the traditional folk dance performances as you relish the dishes coming straight from the kitchen of the Royals. Then return to the Deccan Odyssey to retire for the night. Overnight stay onboard the train.

Day 03: Udaipur

This morning, the train reaches Udaipur, the city of Lakes. Located on the shores of Lake Pichola and surrounded by scenic hills Udaipur is one the most visited places in the world. Enjoy your breakfast as you soak in the beautiful landscape of the Aravali hills. Then disembark to visit the City Palace. This tour is followed by a boat ride on the tranquil waters of the Lake. Then come back to the train for lunch. After a sumptuous lunch head out to explore all that the markets of Udaipur have to offer. Get your hands on some great stuff such as puppets, cloth lanterns, jewellery, wooden boxes, and other handicraft items. Later return to the train to retire for the night. The train begins its journey for the next destination, Jodhpur. Overnight stay and dinner onboard the train.

Day 04: Jodhpur

Begin you morning by a relaxed breakfast. Relax and enjoy at the picturesque landscape of the Thar desert pass by as the train enters Jodhpur- the Blue city.  After breakfast, the day is at leisure and you pick from various options- you can either visit a luxury hotel for a relaxing spa session or you can visit the Bishnoi tribal village along with potter and weavers villages. Get a taste of the life of the locals. Lunch will be onboard the luxury train, followed by a tour of the city. Now get all set to explore the mighty Mehrangarh Fort, placed amidst the brown sands of the Thar. Then visit the colorful Turban Gallery.  The evening is scheduled for specially arranged mouth-watering Marwar barbeque delicacies that you can relish in a royal style at the courtyard of the Mehrangarh Fort. Treat your eyes to the lovely views of the surroundings, while you are standing on the top. Return to the train for the night as the train makes its way to Agra.

Day 05: Agra

Relish a delicious breakfast onboard as the train arrives in Agra. Disembark to explore the royalty of the Mughal dynasty. First visit the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. After spending the morning exploring this masterpiece, relax and have lunch a City Hotel. Then continue your tour of Agra and visit the Imtad-ul- Daulah, also known as ‘Baby Taj’ built by Nur Jahan, Emperor Jahangir’s wife in memory of her father. Later we head to see the Agra fort, another example of classic Mughal architecture. After the sightseeing you can either choose to have a relaxing spa or explore the local markets of Agra famous for Mughal style ornaments and artefacts. Return to the train for the night. The train makes its way to Sawai Madhopur. 

Day 06: Sawai Madhopur

After an early breakfast, disembark to see the majestic tiger in its natural habitat at the Ranthambore National Park. Along with the big cats, you can also spot other species such as Chinkara, Nilgai, Sambhar, Sloth Bear, Chital and more. Around 272 species of resident as well as migratory birds can be found in this national park.  After enjoying the morning with these majestic creatures return to the train for a lavish lunch. You can also embark on a village safari interacting, with the locals. Thereafter, relish high-tea at a popular hunting lodge of the royal family of the region. Late evening, return to the train for dinner and overnight stay as we move to the next destination- Jaipur.      

Day 07: Jaipur

This morning, as you have your breakfast the train enters the Pink City -Jaipur. Surrounded by the Aravalli hills, Jaipur has beautiful palaces, gardens and forts. After breakfast, disembark to visit Amer fort, one of the most famous forts of Rajasthan.  Included in this sightseeing tour are more popular places lik Hawa Mahal, City Palace and the UNESCO World Heritage Site- Jantar Mantar. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch at a city hotel. Later, you can either relax your senses in a spa session or visit the vibrant, bustling local markets of Jaipur and get your hands on colorful handicrafts, traditional clothes, bangles, imitation jewellery and more. Dinner and overnight stay onboard the train.

Day 08: Delhi

On the last day, the train halts at Delhi. After breakfast, disembark the train as this memorable journey comes to an end.

 
Price:

Tariff for season 2015 - 16

Per cabin per journey price for 7 nights / 8 days journey

Room Type

Single Occupancy

Twin/Double Occupancy

02 Children (Separate Cabin)     

Deluxe Cabin

$ 5810                 

$  8386

$  6290

Presidential Suite

 $ 8386         

$  12579

 6290

 
Inclusions:

 

  • Accommodation in double / twin bedded cabin with en suite bathrooms.
  • All Meals.
  • Soft Beverages during meals.
  • Valet Service.
  • Still Camera fees.
  • Guided off train excursions and game drives as illustrated in the itinerary - inclusive of entrance fees, park fees, transport and services of an English speaking local guide.

 

 
Exclusions:

 

  • Taxes, Insurance , Gratuities
  • Laundry, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft beverages during non meal hours
  • Video and professional Still Camera fees
  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • International and Domestic air tickets
  • Pre and Post tour accommodation and any tour extensions unless specifically mentioned as a part of the journey

 

 
Notes – Remarks:

 

  • All Costs are in US Dollar
  • The above costs are per cabin per Journey
  • Presidential Suite can accommodate up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children
  • (Applicable for Children below 12 years)
  • Government Service tax of 3.625% is additional and will be charged extra on the published tariff
  • Prices are subject to change in case of any amendment in the routing or other hikes such as fuel, taxes etc.
  • Child rates are applicable from 6 to 12 years.

 

 
Terms and Conditions:

Payment:

 

  • 20% of the ticket value at the time of booking
  • 80% of the ticket value 45 days before the departure date

 

Cancellation:

 

  • Any cancellation must be advised immediately by Email and subsequently confirmed by letter to the Central Reservation Division
  • No cancellation on cancelling 60 days prior to the departure date
  • Retention of 20% of ticket value on cancelling 59 – 45 days prior to the departure date
  • Retention of 50% of ticket Value on cancelling 44 – 30 days prior to the departure date
  • Retention of 100% of ticket value on cancelling 29 days prior to the departure date

 

No show/ En route termination of tour/amendment:

 

  • No Show - In case of No Show / Non-arrival of the guest, no refund or adjustment in future travel will be possible. The whole amount shall be treated as forfeited. 
  • En route termination of tour - In case of termination of tour by the guest, for any reasons, no refund or adjustment for future travel will be possible. The amount for unused portion of the tour shall be treated as forfeited. 
  • Amendment - Is only possible under the circumstances like Natural Disaster / Natural Calamity or Serious Health Problem's (this needs to be supported by doctor's certificate) and is subject to availability. No refunds are possible and every case be decided on merits on a case to case basis. 

 

 
Route Map
 

 

  • Full day excursion at Rathambore National Parks.
  • Visit the palaces and forts of Jaipur.
  • Explore the colorful markets of Jaipur.
  • Visit attractions of Agra like Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, etc.
  • Visit Buddhist monuments at Sanchi
  • Explore the Ajanta Caves and Ellora Caves.