Travel across India in style on board the luxurious Deccan Odyssey, witnessing architectural masterpieces, tracking wildlife and exploring vibrant cities.
Suggested route & duration
7 nights Mumbai to Delhi
Day 1: Mumbai Board the Deccan Odyssey following a traditional welcome and drink at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus station.
Day 2: 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 3: Udaipur Arrive in the beautiful lakeside city of Udaipur and embark on a tour which includes a visit to the City Palace and a cruise on Lake Pichola. This afternoon will be spent on a walking tour of the old town and browsing the stalls at a local bazaar.
Day 4: Jodphur It’s then onwards to the ‘Blue City’ of Jodhpur, which sits on the edge of the Thar Desert. Your morning is free to do as you please; you could choose to treat yourself to a spa treatment at a luxury hotel or visit the Bishnoi tribal villages. This afternoon’s city tour takes you to the Mehrangarh Fort and on a walk through the Old Clock Tower market and past beautiful havelis. Today’s dinner is a real highlight of the train journey – a delicious barbecue in the royal courtyard of the fort.
Day 5: 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 and lunch at a local hotel you’ll head to Itmad-ud-Daulah tomb, also known as the ‘baby Taj’, and the Agra Fort.
Day 6: 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 a royal hunting lodge.
Day 7: 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.
Day 8: Delhi This morning disembark the train in Delhi.
Tailor your tour
There is a selection of alternative itineraries on board the Deccan Odyssey including the 7-night Indian Odyssey.
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 Oct 13; Nov 10; Dec 08
2019 Jan 05, 26; Mar 02, 30