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Experience more with so much included

  • Enjoy your own deluxe en-suite compartment on one of India’s most luxurious private trains
  • Savour exquisite Indian or continental cuisine – all meals on board are included
  • Stay in hand-picked 5-star luxury hotels in Delhi and Mumbai
  • Visit the major sights of New Delhi, including poignant reminders of the Raj
  • Experience a unique food and heritage tour of Old Delhi by cycle rickshaw
  • Game drive in the tiger reserve of Ranthambore National Park
  • See the magnificent Taj Mahal with its pure white marble and exquisite craftsmanship
  • Visit the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur, with a guided tour of its City Palace, the Astronomical Observatory and see the Palace of the Winds
  • Marvel at the extraordinary location and beauty of Amber Fort
  • Discover the amazing beauty of the ‘Lake City’ of Udaipur and its many royal palaces
  • Visit the UNESCO-listed Ellora Caves, with India’s best ancient cave paintings
  • Return scheduled direct flights from Heathrow
  • Services of an experienced tour manager throughout

Departures from January to November 2019 and January to April 2020

 
At a Glance
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Deluxe accommodation aboard the Deccan Odyssey
5-star hotel accommodation
Return flights & transfers
Programme of daily tours & visits
Full board train, B&B hotels
Expert tour manager
Checked Luggage
 

Overview

From the flawless grandeur of the Taj Mahal and Rajasthan’s mighty fortresses, to the reminders of past glories of the Raj in Delhi, the teeming markets in Jaipur and the shimmering Lake Palace of Udaipur, our luxurious train journey on the Deccan Odyssey encompasses the very best of India.

Travelling by train is a superb way to experience the vast, intriguing and surprising country that is India. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of a bygone age on board the newly refurbished Deccan Odyssey, offering one of the world’s most extraordinary and unique travel experiences.

Your Itinerary

Price Includes

The price of this holiday is per person, based on two people sharing a room/cabin and includes: scheduled flights to/from Delhi and Mumbai; all transfers; two nights in five-star hotels with breakfast; seven nights in a deluxe cabin with en-suite facilities on the Deccan Odyssey train with daily breakfast, lunch and dinner including tea/coffee, bottled water and soft drinks at mealtimes; butler service on board; all tours as mentioned including all entrances fees: Delhi & Mumbai city tours, Ranthambore safari, guided visits to Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Vadodara and Ellora Caves; porterage of one item of luggage per person; the services of a Riviera tour manager.

Indian visa is not included, please see Visa and Health Information section for details on how to obtain the visa.

Reverse itineraries substitute the city of Jodhpur for the Ellora Caves and the order/timing of visits will be different.

The Deccan Odyssey

The distinctive royal blue carriages of the luxurious Deccan Odyssey carry just 96 guests between Delhi and Mumbai. There are 16 carriages of sheer luxury; each has just four deluxe twin or double air conditioned cabins with their own private bathroom, fine bed linen and tasteful wood panelling. For the ultimate in attentive service, each carriage even has its own butler.

Two beautifully appointed, wood-panelled restaurant cars serve superb mouth-watering international and Indian cuisine created by top Indian chefs. This, plus crisp table linen, fine china and superb service ensures dining on the Deccan Odyssey complements your travel experience beautifully. After wonderful touring every day, unwind in the convivial bar and lounge car, where you can share your travel experiences with like minded travelling companions over refreshments that fit the occasion, like a cup of fine refreshing tea, as the unchanging visions of rural India gently slip by.

Or pamper yourself with the facilities on board – a spa, a small gym and a hairdresser await. Should you feel like a little peace and quiet, perhaps catch up on some reading or just admire the passing  cenery, there is also a comfortable lounge car with a small library. If you need to keep in touch with home, complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the train.

Deccan Odyssey Twin Cabin
Deccan Odyssey Dining Area
Deccan Odyssey Exterior

 

Visa Information

All British passport holders require a visa for India. Please ensure that you have at least two empty pages in your passport and that your passport is valid for a minimum of 190 days from the time of submitting your visa application. At the time of departure you will be able to travel as long as both the passport and the visa are valid.

Personal applications: to apply for an Indian visa please visit www.vfsglobal.com/india/uk where you can apply, pay online and schedule an appointment to submit your application in person at your nearest centre, dependent on your home address.

Online applications: British passport holders are now eligible to apply for an e-visa online, you must ensure your passport is machine readable and has a biometric chip (without this you may be denied entry into India). The cost of a single entry tourist e-visa is US$75.00 and will be converted into pounds by your bank. The website to apply for the e-visa is: indianvisaonline.gov.in. Here you will find all the information to assist you with the completion of your application.

Postal applications: you must either apply and pay online, print off the completed application form, payment confirmation and submit by post; or alternatively, you must apply online, print off the completed application and submit along with payment by postal order. Personal cheques are NOT accepted. In both cases you must submit your passport along with a self-addressed stamped envelope and two, 2x2” passport photos to: 

India Visa Application Centre (West London),
The Vista Centre,
First Floor – Part A
Block 50
Salisbury Road,
Hounslow,
TW4 6JQ

Full details of costs, application form and addresses can be found on www.vfsglobal.com/india/uk, email: [email protected] or tel: 0905 7570045 (calls cost 95p per minute).

Visa fees are subject to change without notice and non-refundable. 

Whilst care has been taken to ensure that the information provided relating to visa requirements is true and correct at the time of publication, changes in requirements after this time of publication may impact on the accuracy of this information. therefore, whilst we strive to provide the most up-to-date information, we strongly suggest that you re-confirm requirements with the relevant embassy prior to travel.

Useful Information

Health

Whilst the travelling schedule shall pose no problems for people of any age in normal physical health, we would point out that in visiting a number of historical sites, paths may be uneven and uphill and we often enjoy walking tours of the main sights. Therefore, this holiday may not be suitable for clients of greatly impaired mobility. In the tropics temperatures and humidity levels will also be quite high for most of the year. Please consult your GP regarding the appropriate inoculations required for India at least a month before departure.

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Arrival airport First hotel location Transfer time Final hotel location Departure airport Transfer time
Delhi - Indira Gandhi International Airport Delhi 1 hr Mumbai Mumbai - Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport 15 mins

Fact File

  • Currency: Indian Rupee
  • Deposit: £500 per person
  • Flight Time: 8 hrs 30 mins (London to Delhi), 10 hrs (Mumbai to London)
  • Language: Hindi
  • Time Zone: GMT+5.5
  • Country: India

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