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Deccan Oydssey - Jewels of the Deccan Tour

Mumbai to Mumbai, Rail Journeys

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Overview

Get an insight into India's glorious history and rich culture with this royal journey.

The Jewels of the Deccan Odyssey is a 7 night/8 day tour that explores the true beauty of India that lies in its popular tourist destinations. Visit the historic monuments at Bijapur, seek blessings at holy shrines of Aihole and Pattadakal, enjoy sightseeing at Badami, discover the architectural marvels of Hampo, shop for souvenirs in Hyderabad's markets and visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Ajanta and Ellora Caves.

If Only… recommends including at least 1 night pre and post-tour accommodation to fully enjoy the sights and sounds of Mumbai.

Day 1   Mumbai

On arrival in Mumbai Airport, transfer to Trident Nariman Point for an overnight stay.

Mumbai, formerly Bombay, is situated on the western coast of India and is the city of glamour and megastars, of industrialists and businesses, of futuristic lifestyle and an amalgamation of the west with the traditional Maharashrtian culture.

Meals included: None
Overnight accommodation: Trident Nariman Point

Day 2   Mumbai - Bijapur

Enjoy breakfast at Trident Nariman Point then a half day sightseeing tour of Mumbai.

The tour begins with a visit to one of the best known landmarks - the gateway of India. Located on the waterfront in south Mumbai, the gateway was a crude jetty used by fisher folk and was later renovated and used as a landing place for British governors and other distinguished individuals. Next visit the Price of Wales Museum and Malabar Hills before driving past Victoria Terminus, Flora Fountain, Dhobi Ghat Marine Drive and Crawford.

In the early afternoon, board the Deccan Odyssey to a traditional Indian welcome. Enjoy dinner on board the Deccan Odyssey as it journeys towards Bijapur.

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner
Overnight accommodation: On board the Deccan Odyssey

Day 3   Bijapur - Aihole

Enjoy breakfast on board as the train arrives at Bijapur, the historic capital of the Sultans of Deccan.

Visit the Gol Gumbaz, the second largest tomb in the world, then Jimma Masjid, known as one of the first mosques in India, then on to Malik-e-Maidan, the largest medieval cannon in the world.

Enjoy lunch on board and enjoy the striking passing landscape as the Deccan Odyssey heads to Aihole and Pattadakal.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Overnight accommodation: On board the Deccan Odyssey

Day 4   Aihole and Pattadakal - Hampi

Enjoy an early morning breakfast before heading out to discover the ancient settlements and temples of Aihole and Pattadakal, one of the largest temple complexes in the world.

Board the Deccan Odyssey for lunch on board then either enjoy the train facilities or join an optional tour of the weaving village of Guledgud and Badami's sculptured temples and rock cut caves.

Dine on board the Deccan Odyssey as the train journeys towards Hampi.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Overnight accommodation: On board the Deccan Odyssey

Day 5   Hampi - Hyderabad

Enjoy breakfast on board then visit the iconic City of Victory - Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its splended architecture and sculptures. Next head to the mustard Ganesh, located at the base of the Hemkuta Hills and take in the breathtaking vistas. Walk the banks of the Tungabhadra River before enjoying lunch on board the Deccan Odyssey.

In the afternoon, continue the exploration at the Royal Centre at Hampi and visit the Queens Bath, the Stepped Tank, the Mahanavami Dibba and more. Then return to the train for dinner and the onward journey to Hyderabad.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Overnight accommodation: On board the Deccan Odyssey

Day 6   Hyderabad - Aurangabad

After an early breakfast, drive to Golconda which was originally a mud ford but transformed after becoming the seat of power of the Qutub Shahi dynasty.

Enjoy lunch on board the Deccan Odyssey before visiting Falaknuma Palace for sightseeing and high tea.

In the evening, journey to Aurangabad and dine on board the Deccan Odyssey.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, high tea & dinner
Overnight accommodation: On board the Deccan Odyssey

Day 7   Aurangabad - Jalgaon

After breakfast on board, drive to the exceptional Ellora Caves, considered to be one of the finest examples of cave-temple architecture in India.

Enjoy breakfast back on the Deccan Odyssey and spend the afternoon at leisure enjoying the on board facilities.

In the evening, savour a cocktail and a luxurious dinner as the train journeys towards Jalgaon.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Overnight accommodation: On board the Deccan Odyssey

Day 8   Jaljaon - Mumbai

The penultimate stop on the journey begins with breakfast and a visit to Ajanta Caves, another architectural marvel. Enjoy lunch on board the Deccan Odyssey then visit the Mahatma Ghandi memorial.

Take in the views of rural India while sipping a sun downer and enjoying a delicious dinner as the Deccan Odyssey travels back to Mumbai.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Overnight accommodation: On Board the Deccan Odyssey

{Day 8   Mumbai

After breakfast, disembark from the Deccan Odyssey and transfer to Trident Nariman Point for an overnight stay.

Later, enjoy an excursion to Elephanta Caves which are as old as the 5th Century before spending the rest of the day at leisure.

Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight accommodation: Trident Nariman Point

Mumbai

After breakfast at Trident Nariman Point, spend the morning at leisure until an If Only... representative arrives for the transfer to the airport.

Travelling times, mode of transport and visits to attractions may be subject to change depending on opening times and local conditions.

Please call our specialists on 0141 955 4000 for more information and a tailor-made quote.

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