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Cultural Odyssey


07 Nights / 08 Days

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    Travel on the Cultural Odyssey: A Royal Journey on luxury train Deccan Odyssey

    An Exquisite Expedition Through India’s Hidden Riches

    The Deccan Odyssey’s Cultural Odyssey route invites you to discover the hidden treasures of India, characterized by breathtaking beauty and a diverse array of cultures. This 8-day journey begins in the vibrant capital city of Delhi and takes you through a series of enchanting destinations, each offering a unique glimpse into India’s rich heritage and traditions.

    Destinations Covered

    • Delhi: The journey starts and ends in India’s bustling capital, a city that harmoniously blends ancient history with modern vibrancy.
    • Sawai Madhopur: Experience the lush greenery and wildlife of Ranthambore National Park, renowned for its tiger population.
    • Jaipur: Explore the Pink City, famed for its magnificent palaces, forts, and colorful bazaars.
    • Agra: Witness the timeless beauty of the Taj Mahal, an architectural marvel and symbol of eternal love.
    • Gwalior: Soak in the regal splendor of Gwalior, known for its grand fortresses and palaces.
    • Orchha: Discover the historical and architectural charm of Orchha, a hidden gem in central India.
    • Khajuraho: Marvel at the sensuous and intricate temples of Khajuraho, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
    • Varanasi: Experience the spiritual essence of Varanasi, one of the oldest living cities in the world, and observe the divine beauty of the River Ganges.

    Highlights of the Cultural Odyssey

    1. Ranthambore National Park: Embark on a thrilling safari in Ranthambore, where you may spot the majestic Bengal tiger amidst the lush greenery and diverse wildlife.
    2. The Taj Mahal: In Agra, marvel at the Taj Mahal’s ethereal beauty, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
    3. The Pink City: Jaipur enchants with its royal palaces, formidable forts, and vibrant markets, offering a rich cultural experience.
    4. Regal Gwalior: Explore the majestic Gwalior Fort and other historical sites that showcase the grandeur of the region’s royal past.
    5. Temples of Khajuraho: Discover the intricately carved temples of Khajuraho, famous for their erotic sculptures and architectural brilliance.
    6. Spiritual Varanasi: In Varanasi, immerse yourself in the spiritual atmosphere of this ancient city and witness the serene beauty of the River Ganges, especially during the evening Aarti ceremony.
    7. Luxurious Aboard Experience: The Deccan Odyssey offers an opulent journey with its lavish interiors, world-class amenities, and exceptional service, reflecting the lifestyle of the Maharajas.

    Luxurious Amenities and Services

    Travel in unmatched luxury aboard the Deccan Odyssey, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to enhance your journey:

    • Deluxe Cabins: Spacious and elegantly decorated cabins with en-suite bathrooms provide a perfect retreat after a day of exploration.
    • Luxury Suites: For an even more lavish experience, the suites offer additional space and luxury, ensuring ultimate comfort.
    • Gourmet Dining: Enjoy a variety of gourmet dishes in the train’s two restaurants, where master chefs prepare exquisite meals blending local and international flavors.
    • Bar and Lounge: Unwind in the stylish bar and lounge, the ideal place to relax and socialize while enjoying a selection of fine beverages.
    • Spa and Wellness: Rejuvenate with a range of treatments at the onboard spa, designed to relax and invigorate your senses.

    Unforgettable Journey on board the Great Rail Deccan Odyssey

    The Cultural Odyssey aboard the Deccan Odyssey is more than just a journey; it is an exploration of India’s rich cultural heritage and diverse landscapes. Each destination on the itinerary is chosen to provide an authentic and enriching travel experience, blending historical exploration with luxurious comfort.

    Whether you are experiencing the vibrant culture of Jaipur, the architectural wonders of Khajuraho, or the spiritual essence of Varanasi, the Cultural Odyssey promises a journey filled with unforgettable moments. Every detail, from the opulent interiors to the impeccable service, is crafted to offer a travel experience befitting royalty.

    Embark on this extraordinary voyage and immerse yourself in the grandeur and splendor of India aboard the Deccan Odyssey. Experience the timeless elegance and regal charm of India’s most iconic destinations, creating memories that will last a lifetime.


    Sawai Madhopur
    Sawai Madhopur


    Day 1: ( Saturday) - Delhi
    Board the Deccan Odyssey at the Delhi railway station and begin your enchanting journey, heading to the Tiger Park of Ranthambore!
    Day 2 : ( Sunday ) - Sawai Madhopur
    Arrive at Sawai Madhopur and spend a day in the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, once the private hunting ground of the Maharajas of Jaipur. Enjoy a village safari visit the beautiful locales of Sawai Madhopur and an adventurous jungle safari.
    Day 3 : ( Monday ) - Jaipur
    Arrive at the historic capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur, often called the Pink City. Explore the forts and palaces with a walk through the colorful bazaars of this beautiful city.
    Day 4 : ( Tuesday ) - Agra
    Today the Deccan Odyssey arrives at the Mughal citadel of Agra. Visit the iconic Taj Mahal, and other architectural gems of the Mughal Empire, and the impressive Agra Fort.
    Day 5 : ( Wednesday ) - Gwalior - Orchha
    Today the Deccan Odyssey arrives at Gwalior, visit the Majestic Gwalior fort. Later board the train for Orchha. Visit the fort, visit the Temple, and experience village life as well.
    Day 6 : ( Thursday ) - Khajuraho
    Arrive at the historic city of Khajuraho, which beholds the World Heritage Monument the Chandela Temple complex. Visit the Mahadev Temple.
    Day 7 : ( Friday ) - Varanasi
    Arrive at Varanasi – The cradle of Mankind the oldest living city on this planet. Visit Temples & Ghat area, experience the lively bazaar and the mystic chaos. Enjoy a boat ride on the Holy Ganges.
    Day 8 : ( Saturday ) - Delhi
    Early this morning, after breakfast, you will disembark at Delhi Railway Station. Bid farewell to the Deccan Odyssey as your royal passage through the grand vistas of India comes to an end.Breakfast on board
    Note : At Present 5 % GST is levied by Government of India EXTRA ON TOP OF THE TARIFF. Extra Surcharges for departures during Christmas and New Year.
    Please NOTE SUPPLEMENT FOR DOUBLE BEDDED DELUXE CABINS will COST U S Dollars 625 for Two Persons or Sterling Pounds 543 for Two Persons EXTRA

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    Cultural Odyssey Train Tour Map

    The Deccan Odyssey treats each of their guests to unprecedented luxury on wheels with the help of 21 superlative, luxury coaches. Out of these, eleven are guest cabins. Each coach has four cabins. In order to ensure a comfortable journey, each Deccan Odyssey cabin is well-equipped with a range of modern amenities. They are spacious, elegant and seamlessly designed to radiate the various eras of the Deccan dynasties.
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