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India's Deccan Odyssey - Golden Triangle & Rajasthan

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12 days From £5,995 per person
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2024 Tour code: DRI24

About the tour

Step back in time, to the golden age of travel, when you board the decadent Deccan Odyssey train, and travel in luxury through India. Your journey begins in Delhi where, after exploring the city, you'll step onboard this vintage inspired train that has every modern amenity. Relax in the onboard spa and enjoy lavish meals and fine wines, visit the Taj Mahal and other wondrous sites, before you end your journey back in Delhi.

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Unforgettable Experiences

Deccan Odyssey
Deccan Odyssey
Journey aboard the magnificent Deccan Odyssey train.
The Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal
Visit the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world.
Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore National Park
Enjoy the thrill of a safari on a tiger reserve.
Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer
Discover the desert town of Jaisalmer.

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Outbound Travel

Day 1 - Fly to India

Your journey of a lifetime begins today when you take your overnight flight from London to Delhi.

Exploring Delhi

Day 3 – Exploring Delhi

Exploring Delhi

Today you can enjoy a free day in Delhi, getting to know the city better. Take a stroll around town and soak up the atmosphere, visit a temple or two and see the magnificent Red Fort. There's no better way to discover a city than through its food and in Delhi you can try out a few local dishes and visit the vibrant and colourful markets. Or, choose one of our optional excursions, available at a supplement.

Deccan Odyssey

Day 4 – The Deccan Odyssey

Deccan Odyssey

Today you'll transfer to Delhi station where the luxurious Deccan Odyssey Train is waiting for you. Step aboard and discover the wonders of the golden age of travel, while enjoying every modern amenity. As you get to know the train better you'll discover your accommodation. Each cabin is decorated in a way that reflects a different era of the Deccan milieu and though it might feel like they are vintage, every facility you need for comfort is present. This train looks and feels like it's from a bygone era, but its maiden journey was in 2004, meaning everything is up to date. There's even a spa coach where you can book treatments and experience the pinnacle of relaxation. Once you've familiarised yourself with your new opulent surroundings, you'll begin your journey.

The Taj Mahal

Day 5 – The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal

Today the Deccan Odyssey arrives at the Mughal citadel of Agra. Enjoy breakfast onboard before you leave the train to visit the iconic Taj Mahal. One of the Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this unique building is made of white marble with beautiful inlay work and marble screens. Lunch onboard is a selection of starters, main course, and desserts, from India and across the world. Your tour today also includes other architectural gems of the Mughal Empire and the impressive Agra Fort. Dinner is served back onboard the train and you'll then spend your first night onboard.

Ranthambore National Park

Day 6 – Tiger spotting in Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park

Following your breakfast onboard this morning, you'll arrive at Sawai Madhopur and spend a day in the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, which was once the private hunting ground of the Maharajas of Jaipur. You'll travel in open vehicles through the park, spotting big cats, wild boar and hyenas. You'll enjoy a village safari and visit the intriguing Sawai Madhopur and go on an adventurous jungle safari. You'll return to the train for a sumptuous dinner and you can relax with a drink in the elegant 'Mumbai Hi' bar car or cosy up in your cabin for the night.

Udaipur

Day 7 - Udaipur

Udaipur

Relax over your leisurely breakfast onboard this morning and then prepare for another day of adventure as you arrive at the princely city of Udaipur. You'll visit the famous City Palace which houses the spectacular Crystal Gallery, then you'll take an informative and scenic walk through the quaint streets of the Old City. Following this you'll enjoy a lavish lunch of local dishes at a magical venue. In the afternoon you'll return to the train to relax and watch the scenery drift by your window, curl up with a good book, or enjoy an aperitif in the bar before dinner is served onboard.

Jodhpur

Day 8 – Jodhpur, the Blue City

Jodhpur

Breakfast is served onboard this morning, and you can take your time over your breakfast before you arrive at Jodhpur, the 'Blue City'. Here, you'll visit the imposing Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada, the cenotaph that serves as the resting place for the royal Rajput family of Marwar. Following your visit you'll return to the train where an indulgent dinner is served, with pairing wines from around the world. Relax onboard for your overnight stay in style.

Thar Desert

Day 9 – The Thar Desert

Thar Desert

Following your breakfast onboard this morning you'll depart for a very special journey into Thar Desert, where you'll arrive at Jaisalmer, the heart of Thar Desert. Jaisalmer was founded by Rawal Jaisal in 1156 A.D and is a fascinating desert town. You'll spend some time exploring Jaisalmer and the magnificent fort area. After you've enjoyed the day in this beautiful desert town you'll return to the train for dinner onboard. Relax for the evening by getting to know your fellow travellers over a drink in the bar, or relax in your cabin for the night.

Jaipur

Day 10 - Jaipur

Jaipur

This morning, following your leisurely breakfast onboard the train, you'll arrive at the historic capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur, which is often referred to as the 'Pink City'. You'll spend some time exploring the forts and palaces of this inspiring city, and you'll take a fascinating walk through the colourful bazaars, watching the locals go by. You'll then return to the train for a relaxed dinner onboard, enjoying regional and international cuisine, paired with fine wines from all over the globe.

Inbound Travel

Day 12 – Delhi to the UK

Your epic adventure comes to a close today when you are transferred from your hotel back to Delhi airport for your flight back to London.

If you want to continue on you adventure, you can extend your stay with one of our optional extensions.

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