Indian Sojourn

Valid Till 19 Dec 2020

07 Nights - 08 Days

From Mumbai

Starts from $ 6,734 per Person


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Indian Sojourn

Indian Sojourn is a well-planned 8-day itinerary traversing through India aboard the Indian luxury train, Deccan Odyssey. The magical journey through India begins in Mumbai, proceeding to royal Gujarat’s city- Vadodara, ‘City of Lakes’ Udaipur, ‘City of Taj’ Agra, Mumbai, ‘Blue City’ Jodhpur, ‘Pink City’ Jaipur, and wildlife expedition at the Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore). Marvel at the magnificent architecture, especially the celebrated Taj Mahal. Enjoy sightseeing, boat ride in the placid waters of Lake Pichola, wildlife expedition in the habitat of Tigers. The world-class comforts of the Deccan Odyssey make it a beautiful experience.

  • Tour Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days
  • Places Covered: Mumbai – Vadodara – Udaipur – Jodhpur – Agra – Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore) – Jaipur – Delhi

  • Day 01 - Saturday – Mumbai

    The Indian Sojourn begins journey from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. Assemble around 15:30 hours. After a traditional welcome and a refreshing drink, complete the registration and check-in formalities and step aboard the Deccan Odyssey. Explore the luxury train and the cabins. While you settle down, the train departs for the next stop-Vadodara.

    Dinner and overnight stay on- board.

  • Day 02 – Sunday – Vadodara

    Early in the morning arrive to Vadodara, one of Gujarat’s fascinating cities and the royal seat of the Gaekwad rulers. Wake up and proceed for breakfast. Later, disembark from the train for sightseeing.

    Head to the Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park. The UNESCO World Heritage is the only city that dates back to the era of Islamic pre-Mughal rule. Walk amid the ruins and discover the treasures of the olden days. Jami Masjid is the iconic landmark which inspired Mosque architecture in India. After the outing, get back on-board for a sumptuous lunch awaiting at the Deccan Odyssey.

    Post lunch, pay a visit to the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum. Awe at the fine collection of sculptures, paintings and mostly the brilliant architecture. Next, proceed to attend High Tea at the Laxmi Vilas Palace. The pride of Vadodara, four times the size of the Buckingham Palace was the residence of the royal family. Walk through the Durbar Hall and the displayed treasures. Till date it retains its old grandeur. Feel like royalty seated in the palace where you can enjoy a special folk performance.

    Be back aboard Deccan Odyssey for dinner and an overnight stay. The train starts its journey towards Udaipur.

  • Day 03 – Monday – Udaipur

    In the morning, the train chugs into the City of Lakes, Udaipur that is quite popular for being one of the most romantic cities of India. Relish breakfast while admiring the lovely views of the Aravali ranges. Breakfast is followed by sightseeing tour of Udaipur.

    Explore the City Palace complex set on the eastern banks of Lake Pichola erected during the span of 400 years started by by Maharana Udai Singh II in 1159. Following sightseeing is a magical boat ride on the lake. Get back to Deccan Odyssey as the train awaits you with steaming lunch.

    Post lunch, de-board for a walking tour of Old Udaipur. While walking through the markets discover amazing stuff such as puppets, jewellery, wooden boxes, and other handicraft items.

    Be back on-board the train for dinner and overnight stay as the train makes way to Jodhpur.

  • Day 04 - Tuesday - Jodhpur

    The train arrives to Jodhpur. Set at the edge of the Thar Desert, it houses some amazing forts, temples and palaces. Have breakfast onboard. Rest of the day is at leisure. Choose from options of visit to a luxury hotel for a relaxing spa session or visit to the Bishnoi tribal village along with potter and weavers villages for sneak-peek into their lives.

    Post lunch at the Deccan Odyssey, get ready for a sightseeing tour of the ‘Blue City’Jodhpur. Pay a visit to the mighty Mehrangarh Fort, overlooking the city. The 15teh century fortress is among the country's largest and most impressive. A part of the fort has a museum that consists of royal palanquins, armory, paintings, royal memorabilia and more. The colorful Turban Gallery is the higlight. Later, stroll around the city- the Old Clock Tower market and awe at the havelis and the bustling wares sold.

    In the evening, savor lip-smacking Marwar barbeque delicacies in the royal courtyard the Mehrangarh Fort. Besides the treat ton your taste buds, your eyes will too relish the lovely views of the surroundings from the top.

    Back to the train as it starts its journey towards the next destination, the Mughal City of Agra.

    Overnight on-board Deccan Odyssey.

  • Day 05 - Wednesday – Agra

    Start the day in the delightful Mughal City of Agra. Still retaining the charms of the olden days, the city is home to some of the most magnificent architectural along with the Taj Mahal. After a leisurely breakfast, set out on to enjoy a visit to the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, a World Heritage Site. This white-marble mausoleum is breath-taking to marvel at. Witness the eternal love of the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan for his beloved Mumtaz Mahal.

    Lunch is planned at a City Hotel. Later, procced for a visit to the Itmad-ud-Daulah tomb, nicknamed as the 'Baby Taj'. The lovely marble mausoleum has wonderful latticework. Next, proceed for a visit to the mighty Mughal architectural gem of Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Part red sandstone, part white-marble, the fortress has a number of royal palaces and other impressive architecture.

    Post-sightseeing, the day is at your leisure with options to choose such as a relaxing spa session at a popular city hotel or shopping for impressive souvenirs at the local markets of Agra.

    Dinner and overnight on-board the Deccan Odyssey for as train proceeds towards Sawai Madhopur.

    Overnight on Deccan Odyssey.

  • Day 06 - Thursday – Sawai Madhopur – Ranthambore National Park

    In the morning arrive to Sawai Madhopur for a visit to the popular Ranthambore National Park. One of the largest national parks as well as India's finest tiger reserves, the former hunting grounds is now home to majestic beasts.

    Enjoy breakfast on board, followed by a wildlife safari. The national park is home to Royal Bengal Tigers, other species such as Chinkara, Nilgai, Sambhar, Sloth Bear, Chital and more. Also 272 species of species of resident as well as migratory birds inhabit the wildlife reserve.

    Lavish lunch awaits on board. Post-lunch embark on a village safari. Interact with turban- wearing men and colorful ghagra-choli wearing women. Proceed for high-tea at a popular hunting lodge of the royal family of Jaipur.

    Dinner awaits at the onboard restaurants, followed by overnight stay at train proceeds to Jaipur.

  • Day 07 – Friday – Jaipur

    Deccan Odyssey has arrived and stationed at the capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur. Post breakfast, disembark from the luxury train and visit the Pink City of Jaipur, now listed among UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India.

    First, pay a visit to the mighty Amer Fort. The 16 th century fortress is named among the hill forts of Rajasthan which have been granted with the status of world heritage sites in India. From the top of the fort enjoy the view of Maota Lake while you explore the wonderful structures housed in the fort.

    En route Amer Fort, halt to explore Hawa Mahal, also known as Palace of Winds. This pink sandstone structure with its interesting honey cobweb-like construction is an iconic landmark. Later, proceed for a visit to the City Palace. The residence of the royal family of Jaipur, this lovely complex lures with its attractive architecture, museums with royal memorabilia and so much more. Move on for a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site- Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory.

    Lunch is arranged in a city hotel. After this, you have the day at leisure with optional activities. Choose from a realxing spa session or visit to the bustling and colorful local markets of Jaipur to get your hands on colorful handicrafts, traditional clothes, bangles, imitation jewellery and more.

    Be back on-board the luxury train for dinner and overnight stay.

  • Day 08 - Saturday - New Delhi

    The Indian Sojourn itinerary comes to an end today. After an early morning breakfast, disembark at the Delhi Cantt Railway Station. Bid goodbye to Deccan odyssey with fond memories of your journey.

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Deccan Odyssey Indian Sojourn: Tour Tariff 2019-2020


Rooming Single Occupancy Double / Twin Occupancy 02 Children in Separate cabin
Deluxe Cabin $ 6,734 $ 9,660 $ 7,248
Presidential Suite $ 14,584 $ 14,584 $ 7,248

Indian Sojourn Departure Dates For Season 2019-20
MONTH DEPARTURE DATES
Oct 2019 12
Nov 2019 9
Dec 2019 7
Jan 2020 4 25
Feb 2020 29
Mar 2020 28
Sep 2020 19
Oct 2020 10
Nov 2020 7
Dec 2020 19

All Costs are in USD

  • The above costs are per cabin per Journey
  • As the train runs on the tracks of the Indian Railways, the itineraries are subject to change in case of any changes in the routing etc.
  • Prices are subject to change in case of any amendment in the routing or other hikes such as fuel, taxes etc.
  • Children below 5 years of age shall be allowed free, subject to sharing of double bed with parents. This is subject to availability of double bed at the time of booking.
  • Presidential Suite can accommodate up to 3 adults or 2 Adults and 2 children (One child up to 5 years of age and second child up to 12 years of age)
  • Government Service tax of 5.00% (subject to change as per Govt. directives) is additional and will be charged extra on the published tariff.

Inclusions:
  • Accommodation in double / twin bedded cabin with en suite bathrooms
  • All meals (B,L,D)
  • Soft beverages during the journey
  • 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 including 5.00% (subject to change as per Govt. directives) Government Service tax, Insurance , gratuities
  • Laundry and alcoholic Beverages
  • 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
  • All activities mentioned as ‘options’ in the itinerary.

Terms & Conditions


Child Policy
  • Deccan Odyssey does accommodate children but we ask parents to be mindful of the sophisticated adult atmosphere we endeavor to maintain.
  • One child up to 5 years of age shall be allowed free of cost in the Deluxe Cabin, subject to sharing of double bed with parents. This is subject to availability of double bed at the time of booking.
  • For families, with a child between 6-12 years of age, or, with two children with one child below 5 years and another between 6-12 years, we recommend the Presidential Suite which has a double bed in the bedroom and can be shared with a child below 5 years and a sofa cum bed in the living room which can accommodate the older child. In this case, the child/children will be accommodated free of cost.
  • In case of two children between 6-12 years of age travelling with their parents, you will have to take 2 cabins. The first child pays 25% of the adult fare and the second child will have to pay 50% of the adult fare. One of the parents will have to be present with the child / children in the cabin.
  • Please note that we do not have the facility for interconnecting cabins.
  • All applicable taxes will be charged extra.
PAYMENT & CANCELLATION TERMS
Payment
20% of the ticket value at the time of booking
80% of the ticket value 60 days before the departure date
Cancellation
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

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