We meet our fellow travellers and Tour Manager at London Heathrow ready for our direct flight to magical India. This fascinating, historic country dazzles and beguiles visitors with its wonderful mix of sights, scents and spirituality.
As our flight continues overnight, we can sit back and anticipate the incredible experiences that await us. India boasts many timeless iconic wonders that we will see on this fantastic rail tour. Relaxing in the elegant comfort of our carriages aboard the Deccan Odyssey, we will discover these famed destinations and explore bustling, vibrant cities and pristine wilderness enroute. Easing ourselves into kaleidoscopic Indian life, we will first uncover reminders of the British Raj in the country's capital and Himalayan hill station of Shimla.