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Deccan Odyssey – Indian Sojourn

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Deccan Odyssey – Indian Sojourn 11 Days / 09 Nights

Opt for a true Indian holiday, an extravagant 11-day journey celebrating the many colours of incredible India. Enjoy this laid-back, relaxing journey in a traditional and regal ambiance as this Deccan Odyssey trip introduces you to the royal grandeur of ancient India. This journey will take you to the splendid lakes and palaces of Udaipur, the spectacular structures of Vadodara, the famous symbol of undying love Taj Mahal at Agra and the vibrant ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur. Also, have a first-hand experience of the ancient customs and traditions of the Bishnois of Jodhpur and spot tigers at the Ranthambore.

Tour Nights

  • Mumbai: 1 night
  • Deccan Odyssey Luxury Train: 7 nights
  • Delhi: 1 night

Tour At a Glance

  • Visit ancient monuments and the famous World Heritage sites in Jaipur, Vadodara and Agra
  • Enjoy delicious delicacies from royal kitchens of Rajasthan and Vadodara
  • Go on an exciting safari at the Ranthambore National Park, which offers tiger spotting opportunities
  • Visit the lively and rustic bazaars of the royal cities of Rajasthan and buy exotic souvenirs, jewellery and other knick-knacks
  • Tour code: STI78
  • Accommodation Grade
  • Group Tour
  • Fixed Departure

Itinerary details

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  • Day 01 UK - Mumbai
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    UK - Mumbai

    Depart from UK an overnight flight to Mumbai.

  • Day 02 Mumbai
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    Mumbai

    Upon arrival in Mumbai, Our company representatives will escort you from Mumbai airport to your hotel. You may relax during your overnight stay or opt to take a brief stroll through the city.

  • Day 03 Mumbai-Vadodara (Deccan Odyssey)
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    Mumbai-Vadodara (Deccan Odyssey)

    Get on-board the Deccan Odyssey at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji terminus to reach the journey’s first stopover at the royal city of the Gaekwads, Vadodara.

  • Day 04 Vadodara
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    Vadodara

    Arrival at Vadodara station. Visit the World Heritage site - Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, the Jami Masjid and the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum. Later, enjoy rustic folk dance performances while relishing dishes from the royal kitchen at the Lukshmi Villas Palace.

  • Day 05 Udaipur
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    Udaipur

    The day to explore the princely city of Udaipur. Visit the famous City Palace and discover the splendid Crystal gallery among other things. Then, explore the place on foot by walking through the streets of the Old City. End the day with a boat cruise across the tranquil waters of Lake Pichola.

  • Day 06 Jodhpur
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    Jodhpur

    Visit the blue city, Jodhpur. Enjoy a walking tour through the ancient Meherangarh fort and the old market, which houses many beautiful palaces. Enjoy a barbeque at the Mehrangarh fort complex later in the evening.

  • Day 07 Agra
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    Agra

    Arrive at the world-renowned city of Agra, famous for the symbol of love Taj Mahal. After a visit to Taj Mahal, explore other architectural monuments of the Mughal times, including Itmad-ud-Daullah and the Agra fort.

  • Day 08 Ranthambore
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    Ranthambore

    The tour reaches Ranthambore, which is famous for the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. The morning starts with an exciting safari at the reserve. Then, go on a village safari in the afternoon for a first-hand experience of the culture of the local villages.

  • Day 09 Jaipur
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    Jaipur

    Arrival at the famous ‘Pink City’, Jaipur. The capital of the desert state of Rajasthan, Jaipur promises to be an affair to remember with visits to its numerous palaces and forts and colourful bazaars for shopping.

  • Day 10 Delhi
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    Delhi

    Arrive at the final destination, Delhi.

  • Day 11 Delhi – UK
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    Delhi – UK

    Post breakfast, transfer to the International airport in Delhi towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories. Memories and princely experiences will however stay on with you, forever!

Dates and Prices

  • PERIOD OF TRAVEL
  • PRICE (PP)
  • SINGLE ROOM SUPP (PP)

Extension

Shimla - ( 04 Nights ) (Day 11 to Day 15)
  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Nov - 19 Dec

    £729*

    £369*

  • 16 Jan - 15 Apr

    £709*

    £359*

  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Nov - 19 Dec

    £798*

    £589*

  • 16 Jan - 15 Apr

    £779*

    £569*

Shimla, the erstwhile summer capital of the British, is today the capital of the state of Himachal Pradesh. For a small town, this place is absolutely teeming with appeal whether it is hills, fruit orchards, flowering meadows or nostalgic colonial history.

Shimla

Day 1

To Shimla

Post breakfast, transfer to the airport and proceed towards your onward journey to Chandigarh. Upon arrival proceed towards Shimla by car and transfer to hotel for 3 nights stay in Shimla. Read More

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Days 2-3

Shimla

At leisure.

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Day 4

To Delhi

Post breakfast, proceed towards to board the UNESCO-listed toy train from Shimla to Kalka and early this evening you will board the Shatabdi Express to Delhi. Stay overnight at the hotel in Delhi. Read More

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Day 5

To UK

Transfer to the International airport in Delhi towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories. Read More

Amritsar - ( 02 Nights ) (Day 11 to Day 13)
  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Nov - 19 Dec

    £239*

    £139*

  • 16 Jan - 15 Apr

    £229*

    £139*

  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Nov - 19 Dec

    £259*

    £179*

  • 16 Jan - 15 Apr

    £259*

    £179*

Amritsar, in Punjab, hides up its sleeves a multi faceted allure for tourists in the form of the beautiful Golden Temple, the historic Jallianwala Bagh, the Ram Bagh Gardens & the summer palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Also the Sunset Retreat ceremony at the Wagah Border here is most captivating and worth a watch.

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Day 1

To Amritsar

Post breakfast, transfer to the railway station and proceed towards your onward journey to Amritsar by Shatabdi Express. Upon arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights stay in Amritsar.  Read More

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Day 2

Amritsar

This Morning visit the Golden Temple, the heart of the Sikh religion and the somber gardens of Jallianwallah Bagh memorial and the Ram Bagh Gardens with the summer palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. In the afternoon, proceed towards Wagah on the India-Pakistan border to see the spectacular Sunset Retreat Ceremony. Read More

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Day 3

To UK

Transfer to the airport in Amritsar via Delhi towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories. Read More

Kathmandu - ( 04 Nights ) (Day 11 to Day 15)
  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Nov - 19 Dec

    £659*

    £139*

  • 11 Jan - 30 Sep

    £649*

    £139*

  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Nov - 19 Dec

    £719*

    £199*

  • 11 Jan - 30 Sep

    £709*

    £199*

  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Nov - 19 Dec

    £749*

    £229*

  • 11 Jan - 30 Sep

    £739*

    £219*

Kathmandu, the bustling capital of Nepal, seems in the first glance yet another city lost in the race of time & development. But take a stroll along its backstreets and you will meet the quaint old middle age still flourishing in this city’s heritage, culture, temples, and courtyards overflowing with flowers and tiny shops where goods and services have remained much the same since centuries.

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Day 1

To Kathmandu

Post breakfast, transfer to the airport and proceed towards your onward journey to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel for 2 nights stay in Kathmandu.Rest of the day at leisure Read More

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Day 2

Kathmandu

Tour of the city visiting the Durbar Square, noted for its temples and palaces including the Khasta Mandap, the wooden temple which gave Kathmandu its name, and the temple of Living Goddess or Kumari. You will see much evidence of the Pagoda style of architecture that Nepalese claim to have originated. Visit Syambunath with the all seeing eyes of Buddha overlooking the valley. In the afternoon visit the twin villages of Bungmati Khokana dating back to 6th century, the ancient city of Patan and the Tibetan Handicrafts Centre. Read More

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Day 3

Kathmandu to Nagarkot

Today visit the medieval city of Bhadgaon, noted for its wooden carved buildings including the five-storey Nyatapole Pagoda and Golden Gate. Bodhnath is one of the world’s largest stupa and the most important Tibetan Buddhist monument outside Tibet. Changunarayan, a lavishly decorated two-tiered temple dating back to 467 A.D. Continue on to Nagarkot (7200ft), offering a panoramic view of the mighty Himalayas from Mount Everest in the east to Dhaulagiri in the west. Rest of the day at leisure to absorb the atmosphere. Overnight stay in Nagarkot. Read More

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Day 4

Nagarkot to Kathmandu

Early in the morning view the sunrise over the Himalayas. On a clear day you can see Mount Everest from here. Return to Kathmandu visiting en route Bodhnath, one of the world’s largest stupa and the most important Tibetan Buddhist monument outside of Tibet, and Pashupatinath. Read More

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Day 5

Depart Kathmandu

Post breakfast, transfer to the  International airport towards your onward journey to London via Delhi with sweet memories. Read More

Varanasi - ( 03 Nights ) (Day 11 to Day 14)
  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Nov - 19 Dec

    £459*

    £309*

  • 16 Jan - 15 Apr

    £449*

    £309*

  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Nov - 19 Dec

    £529*

    £369*

  • 16 Jan - 15 Apr

    £519*

    £359*

Experience Varanasi, a city steeped in history and mythology located on the banks of River Ganga. A city that penetrates your hearts & minds through its aura of divinity. A city that links you to that supreme almighty who is worshipped in various forms in its numerous ancient temples.

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Day 1

To Varanasi

Post breakfast, transfer to the airport and proceed towards your onward journey to Varanasi and transfer to hotel for 2 nights stay in Varanasi. Afternoon visit Sarnath, the site of Buddha’s first sermon. This evening visit the Dasaswamedh Ghats to witness the fascinating Ganga Aarti ceremony. Read More

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Day 2

To Varanasi

Early morning boat ride on the Ganges and see the famous bathing ‘Ghats’. Later visit the Chunar Fort, which enjoys a commanding position on the banks of the Ganges and the crumbling Ramnagar Fort, the ancestral home of the former Maharaja of Banaras that dates back to 1750. Read More

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Day 3

To Delhi

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to airport to fly back towards Delhi and stay overnight at the Hotel in Delhi. Read More

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Day 4

To UK

Post breakfast, transfer to the International airport towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories. Read More

Ananda Spa and Wellness - ( 05 Nights ) (Day 11 to Day 16)

Rishikesh, often referred to as the world Yoga capital, is a town that sits on the banks of River Ganga in the foothills of Shivalik mountain ranges. The region is known for its tranquil environs, ancient temples and art of holistic healing, which attract people to its throes from far and wide.

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Day 1

To Rishikesh

Post breakfast, transfer to airport towards your onward journey to Dehradun. Continue by car to Ananda in The Himalayas in Rishikesh for a 5-night stay. Read More

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Days 2-5

Rishikesh

At leisure. Wellness Package • Individual Wellness consultation• Ayurvedic consultation • Personal fitness consultation•Fitness Test and Body composition analysis • Ongoing progress checks with Doctor and Spa consultants • Detailed debrief session and lifestyle consultation and counseling session • Morning Wake Up signature tea and fresh fruit bowl provided every day• 3 Ananda Rejuvenation Spa Cuisine meals (breakfast/ lunch/ dinner), per night per person • Daily use of the Hydrotherapy facilities Steam, Sauna, Chill Plunge Pool, Kneipp Hydrotherapy Foot Bath and Heated Lap Pool • Scheduled Spa Lifestyle and Wellness activities Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, Vedanta, Fitness, Cooking demonstrations Lectures, Workshops and Excursions Read More

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Day 6

To UK

Post breakfast, transfer to the airport in Dehradun towards your onward journey to London via Delhi with sweet memories. Read More

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A journey aboard the luxurious Deccan Odyssey promises delightful sights, sounds and colours of India through generous doses of its culture, architecture and history.  

What's Included?

  • International Flights: Return economy class International flights from UK. Supplement may apply from regional airports.
  • Assisted Transfers: All Airport and train transfers as specified by a chauffeur driven car inclusive of representative assistance. Where courtesy transfers are provided by the hotel representative assistance may not be available in some places.
  • Accommodation: Room with attached private facilities.
  • Meal Plan: Full Board (Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea and Dinner) for 7 nights in Deluxe Cabin on Train and Breakfast for 2 nights on hotel in Mumbai and Delhi.
  • Services of Local Agent & Tour Guide: Services of a local agent in all major cities and an English speaking guide during sightseeing as specified inclusive of entry fee to the monuments.
  • Taxes:All applicable taxes and service charges.

What's not Included?

  • Travel insurance: We recommend you take a comprehensive travel insurance to cover your holiday at the time of booking the tour.
  • Visa: UK citizens require entry visas for India.
  • Personal Expenses:Such as laundry, telephones calls, hard & soft drinks, meals other then specified, beverages and mineral water etc
  • Camera fee: Still and video camera fee at monuments and game parks.
  • Tips anywhere: To drivers, porters, bellboys, guides & waiters etc.
  • Free Days: Any car arrangements on free days / days at leisure.
  • Any items not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.

Additional Information

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£) based on twin sharing.
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