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The Heart of India by Luxury Train

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

Selected departures from January to April 2020

 
At a Glance
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

 

Personalise Your Holiday

Upgrade Your Stay

Taj Mahal Hotel Palace Wing Gardens
 

Upgrade to the Palace Wing at the Taj Mahal Hotel - from £85 per person

The original Taj Mahal Palace opened its doors in 1903 and amongst many ‘firsts’, it was the first building in India to be lit by electricity. Since then, this landmark property has welcomed numerous heads of state and world figures. A stay here is certainly an experience not to be missed! Upgrade to a Luxury Grande city view/pool view room, including breakfast. Single supplement from £85 per night.

For hotel information please see the accommodation tab, or call us for details.

Useful Information

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

Visa Information

Along with a valid passport, UK citizens must have a visa in order to travel to India. For the most up-to-date passport and visa information visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/india/entry-requirements

Tourist e-visa cost is US$25 per person (if date of entry is from April to June) or $10 per person (if date of entry is from July to March). Full details of how and when to apply will be sent with your booking confirmation.

We are unable to accept responsibility if you are unable to travel because you have not complied with any passport/entry/immigration requirements.

Please note that visa costs may be subject to change.

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 - Indria Ganhi International Airport Delhi 1 hr Mumbai Mumbai - Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport 1 hr

Accommodation


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