Travel across from Delhi to Mumbai in style on board the Deccan Odyssey, witnessing architectural masterpieces, tracking wildlife and exploring vibrant cities.
Suggested route & duration
7 nights Delhi to Mumbai
• Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore National Park)
• Aurangabad (Ellora Caves)
Day 1: Delhi Today you will board the Deccan Odyssey train, your home for the next seven nights. Before dinner is served the train will depart towards its first stop, Sawai Madhopur.
Day 2: Ranthambore National Park Arrive into Sawai Madhopur, gateway to Ranthambore National Park. Enjoy a morning game drive in the park for a chance to spot an elusive tiger. Later, visit a local village and enjoy high tea at Sawai Madhopur Lodge, a former royal hunting lodge. Return to the train for dinner and the journey to Agra.
Day 3: Agra The next stop is the former Mughal capital of Agra, home to what is undoubtedly the country’s most famous landmark, the Taj Mahal. Following a morning visit to the Taj Mahal and lunch at a local hotel you’ll head to Itmad-ud-Daulah tomb, also known as the ‘baby Taj’, and the Agra Fort. Before reboarding the Deccan Odyssey, there will be time to visit a local market or join an optional visit to the spa at a city hotel.
Day 4: Jaipur In the Pink City of Jaipur you’ll visit the resplendent hill-top Amber Fort, the City Palace and the Hawa Mahal. This afternoon there’ll be some free time to explore on your own, visit a local hotel spa or explore one of the vibrant city bazaars.
Day 5: Udaipur Arrive in the beautiful lakeside city of Udaipur and embark on a tour which includes a visit to the City Palace and a ferry ride on Lake Pichola that takes you to the 17th-Century Jagmandir palace where lunch will be served. This afternoon will be spent on a walking tour of the old town and browsing the stalls at a local bazaar.
Day 6: Vadodara This morning the train will roll into the city to Vadodara in the state of Gujarat. In this city, which is rich in history, you’ll visit the incredible UNESCO
-listed Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park. Return to the train for lunch before visiting the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum and enjoying high tea and dinner at the grand Laxmi Vilas Palace.
Day 7: Aurangabad Spend a relaxed morning on board the train as it continues on its journey southwards. Your final afternoon will be spent at the Ellora Caves where 34 grand monasteries and temples have been carved into the rock face. Later today, relax with a sundowner on the train as you head towards Mumbai.
Day 8 Mumbai Following breakfast onboard, alight at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station.
Tailor your tour
There is a selection of alternative itineraries on board the Deccan Odyssey including the 7-night Indian Sojourn journey.
This rail journey can easily be added to an tailor-made India itinerary.
Good to know
• Local conditions may necessitate slight variations to the itinerary without notice.
2018 Apr 07; Oct 20; Nov 17; Dec 15
2019 Jan 12; Feb 02; Mar 09; Apr 06