Hidden Treasures of Gujarat Luxury Train Tour

  • 10 Days

  • Asia & The Far East

Experience an unforgettable rail tour from Mumbai visiting the most amazing areas of Western India. The train journey showcases the opulence and extravagance of the palaces, the traditions and culinary wonders of cities and villages untouched by time. Accommodation is aboard the luxurious Deccan Odyssey Train on a full board basis.

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Highlights

Accommodation
Flights
22 meals
Porterage
Services of a local representative
All local and airport taxes/service charges
Transfers

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  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

  • Day 9

  • Day 10

of 10 days

Your detailed itinerary

Meals included: 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners

Overview

Experience an unforgettable rail tour from Mumbai visiting the most amazing areas of Western India. The train journey showcases the opulence and extravagance of the palaces, the traditions and culinary wonders of cities and villages untouched by time. Accommodation is aboard the luxurious Deccan Odyssey Train on a full board basis.

At a glance

  • Mumbai Vadodara
  • High Tea Laxmi Vilas Palace
  • Palitana Shatrunjai Hill
  • Sasan Gir Lions of Asia
  • Little Rann of Kutch Modhera/Patan
  • 11th Century Sun Temple Nashik Pandu Leni.

Day 1

UK - Mumbai

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

Mumbai

Arrive in Mumbai where on arrival transfer to your hotel for 1 night.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Mumbai

The morning is at leisure. This afternoon transfer to the rail station to start your unforgettable train journey. Following Indian Railway's tracks embark at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus for the Royal City of the Gaekwads to Vadodara.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Vadodara

Drive to the World Heritage site of Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, an ancient town full of ruins. Enjoy High Tea at the magnificent Laxmi Vilas Palace, the exquisite residence of the Royal Family.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Palitana

The Deccan Odyssey Train arrives at the holy town of Palitana. Enjoy an excursion to Shatrumjai hill, famed for it's spectacular cluster of Jain temples exquisitely carved in marble. Board the train this afternoon for the overnight journey on to Sasan Gir. Take the opportunity to investigate the elegant facilities at your finger tips.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Sasan Gir

An early start today, accompanied by an expert naturalist to the Gir Forest national park, home of the only surviving 'Lions of Asia' and a myriad variety of birds and other local wildlife. In the evening visit the famous Somnath Temple. The train leaves for Little Rann of Kutch this evening.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

Little Rann of Kutch

Today, see the marshy salt flat desert of Little Rann of Kutch. A unique wilderness that is home to the Indian Will Ass or ghudkhar. There is also time to visit the settlements and villages, renowned for their traditional embroideries and weaving.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

Modhera - Patan

Patan is an 8th century world heritage site former fortified town which is renowned for its forts, lakes, holy places. Arrive in Patan this morning. After breakfast, head the sun temple at Modhera. Dedicated to the Sun God, the temple is an architectural masterpiece of sandstone. Besides the intricate carvings, the temple complex has a total of more than 108 shrines. After that, visit the world heritage site of Rani Ki Vav. This 11th century step well is one of the biggest in Gujarat. Then, return to the Deccan Odyssey for lunch. As the train journey continues watch the tapestry of rural India go past as the luxury train continues towards Nashik.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 9

Nashik

Arrive in Nashik and head to Pandu Leni, one of the most ancient Jain & Buddhist cave temples that date back to the 1st century BC. Newt head to a vineyard for an exclusive tour followed by wine tasting and lunch. This evening, spend time by the Godavari Ghats (gates by the river). Return to the Deccan Odyssey for the overnight journey to Mumbai.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 10

Mumbai

Arrive this morning into Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. Included is a half day city tour of Mumbai. Later transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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