THE DECCAN ODYSSEY - HIDDEN TREASURES OF GUJARAT
A charming hidden gem of India
THE DECCAN ODYSSEY – HIDDEN TREASURES OF GUJARAT
MUMBAI – VADODARA – PALITANA - SASAN GIR & SOMNATH - LITTLE RANN OF KUTCH - MODHERA & PATAN - NASHIK
8 DAYS SATURDAY, OCTOBER TO MAY

Explore Gujarat, a charming hidden gem of India, with its fascinating step wells, lion sanctuaries, palaces, intriguing culture, pilgrimage high-spots, excellent cuisine and off-the-tourist-track experiences. Board the ultimately luxurious Deccan Odyssey train to journey through the state and be prepared for a royal journey through time to explore Gujarat.

Tour Highlights
  • WORLD’S LARGEST TEMPLE COMPLEX AT PALITANA VIEW LIONS AT GIR SANCTUARY
  • VISIT THE UNIQUE LITTLE RANN OF KUTCH
  • WINE-TASTING AT NASIK
  • GUJARAT’S FAMOUS STEP-WELL
  • HIGH TEA AT LAKSHMI VILAS PALACE
  • GUIDED TOURING & ENTRANCE FEES
  • ALL MEALS

Tour Information
  • Where
    :

    INDIA

  • When
    :

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER TO MAY

  • What
    :

    CULTURE AND HISTORY, ESCORTED TOURS, RAIL, NATURE AND WILDLIFE

Itinerary

Arrive to a grand welcome at the Chhatrapati Sivaji Railway Station and start your journey with an orientation tour, a welcome drink and dinner on board.

Enjoy a cabin breakfast as you reach Vadodara.

Let your imagination recreate the town that once existed at Chamapaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its unexcavated spots. Visit the Jami Masjid Mosque, with its signature blend of Hindu-Muslim architecture. Explore incredible art collections at Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum and enjoy high tea at the impressive Lakshmi Vilas Palace where the royal family live.

Let your early breakfast energize you for a day of spirituality at the world’s largest temple complex, Palitana. Explore as many structures as you can out of the cluster of over 900 Jain temples in this revered Jain pilgrimage destination before returning to your train.

Dawn breaks to the golden glow of the Gir Wildlife Sanctuary with its plethora of flora and fauna; join us on an exciting game drive to view the elusive Asiatic lion, crocodiles, wild birds, vultures and pythons among others. Later, lunch and join in on the fun at the tribal dance arranged for you at the Gateway Hotel before you return to your train to proceed.

Today, we visit a landscape you’ve probably never encountered – the Little Rann of Kutch with its stretch of parched desert in summer and a tranquil saline sea in monsoon is the largest salt marsh in the world. Take a jeep safari into this spread, armed with a camera to see the natural habitat of the Indian wild ass and other native animals. Eat an excellent Gujarati lunch at the Rann Riders Resort and complete your day’s excursion with a village safari where you get to interact with locals.

Start this day with a visit to the revered Sun Temple in Modhera, an eleventh century sandstone

structure with intricate carvings. Our next stop is at the eleventh century step well Rani Ki Vav – an architectural wonder of Gujarat with splendid carvings along the walls, proof that this was considered more than just a well. Finish your tour with a delightful shopping spree

at Patola, a historic weaving town, famous for elegant saris.

Explore Pandu Leni, a complex of ancient Jain and Buddhist temples before driving to the Grover Zampa vineyards to enjoy a refreshing day, tasting some of the most-prominent brands of sparkling wines of India. In the evening, watch the sun set over the Godavari Ghats, as you watch local rituals related to life and death taking place in the waters.

Pack your photos and memories and bid adieu to travel companions as you disembark at Mumbai on completion of your Deccan Odyssey.

Pricing and Inclusions
Pricing and Inclusions
    2018 FROMTWINSINGLE
    OCT – MAY$6,873$9,480
      INCLUSIONS
    • Arrival and departure transfers with English speaking driver in each location.
    • All land transportation, from your arrival on day one through to departure on the final day.
    • Good quality, well located accommodation, with private facilities and breakfast daily.
    • Other meals are listed in each itinerary.
    • Private sightseeing tours (except Wellness, Rail and Oberoi cruise), with your own English speaking guide.
    • Porterage for 1 bag per person.
    • Prepayable entrance fees. Some National Parks are pay as you go. We’ll let you know if this applies to you.
    • Camera charges may be extra
    • 24 hour assistance by our trusted partners in each location.
    • Prices are ‘from’ prices and are subject to availability and seasonal price changes.
    • Prices are correct as at 19Mar18 and valid to end 2018.
    • Flights are NOT included. Some internal flights can often be included with your International ticket to save you money. We will discuss flights with you and advise the best options.
    • See full terms and conditions.
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