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Hidden Treasures of Gujarat Tour on Deccan Odyssey tour Details

Explore… Experience… and Enjoy… the beauty of Gujarat with this luxury train tour on the Deccan Odyssey. Aptly named the Hidden Treasures of Gujarat, this train tour on Deccan Odyssey gives you an in-depth experience of all that is famous in Gujarat.

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites across Gujarat including the Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park near Vadodara and the Rani ka Vav step well in Patan. Visit royal palaces for high tea and exquisite architectural landmarks such as the 11th Century Sun Temple at Modhera. The tour also includes visits to special interest attractions such as the Sabarmati Ashram and the Veechar Utensils Museum.

Wildlife safaris at the Sasan Gir National Park for a rendezvous with the magnificent Asiatic Lions and the Little Rann of Kutch are some of the additional highlights of this Hidden Treasures of Gujarat tour on the Deccan Odyssey luxury train.

Package Validity:

October to April

Destination Covered:

Mumbai – Vadodara – Bhavnagar – Sasan Gir – Little Rann of Kutch – Modhera – Ahmedabad – Delhi

Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN MUMBAI

The Hidden Treasures of Gujarat Luxury Train Tour begins at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai. Enjoy a traditional welcome with tilakas and garlands at the Deccan Odyssey reception area. Once the check-in formalities are complete, board the Deccan Odyssey and get ready to enjoy a wonderful luxury train experience in India.

A welcome drink is served onboard once the luxury train begins its journey to the hidden treasures of Gujarat. Explore the train and discover its many treasures or sit back and watch the countryside roll past.

Dinner and Overnight onboard the Deccan Odyssey
DAY 2: VADODARA

The first treasure of Gujarat that the Deccan Odyssey helps us unveil is Vadodara, the royal city of the Gaekwad clan. Enjoy breakfast in the lavishly decorated pantry car and get ready for a ground excursion to the most famous attractions of Vadodara and surrounds. Explore architectural landmarks and historic monuments at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park.

The tour then leads us to the magnificent Laxmi Vilas Palace, the imperial residence of the royal family of Vadodara, where we enjoy high tea and refreshments, before returning to the Deccan Odyssey luxury train. The train will now depart from Vadodara and embark on the journey of discovery to the next destination - Bhavnagar.

Dinner and Overnight onboard the Deccan Odyssey
DAY 3: BHAVNAGAR

Today morning, when you awake, you will find yourself nearing Bhavnagar. Enjoy a lavish breakfast onboard and get ready to embark on a ground excursion to Palitana, a major pilgrimage spot renowned for its Jain temples located about 50 kilometres from Bhavnagar. Enjoy a tour of some of the most famous temples in the town. There are about 863 of them carved in marble.

The excursion ends with a drop back to the Deccan Odyssey for lunch. After your arrival, the luxury train begins its journey to Sasan Gir, the next stop on this Hidden Treasures of Gujarat Tour on the Deccan Odyssey.

Dinner and Overnight onboard the Deccan Odyssey

NOTE: Palitana is the First Vegetarian City in the World. Buying, selling or any related trade that results in the killing of animals is illegal here.

DAY 4: SASAN GIR

Today, we finally get to meet the wildlife of Gujarat, especially the grand Asiatic Lion. The Deccan Odyssey has chugged into Junagadh by the time you are awake. Awaken early and with packed breakfasts, set out in jeeps for a wildlife safari in Sasan Gir. We will enjoy two game safaris - the Morning Safari and the Afternoon Safari, with a stop for lunch and rest at one of the top local lodges. After the afternoon safari ends, we will return to the Deccan Odyssey, which will now puff its way to the Little Rann of Kutch.

Dinner and Overnight onboard the Deccan Odyssey
DAY 5: LITTLE RANN OF KUTCH

Today's programme begins early in the morning. Awaken to the first signs of dawn. In all probability, the Deccan Odyssey would have already arrived at its destination - Viramgam Junction, the railway station closest to the Little Rann of Kutch. Quicken your step, enjoy an early breakfast and alight from the train for the excursion to the Little Rann of Kutch in jeeps. A seasonal salt marsh, this region is teeming with wildlife, especially in winters. Explore it and enjoy a cross-desert jeep safari.

We will stop for lunch at the local hotel and then continue on our tour; this time, we will explore the neighbourhoods for an insight into the lives of the locals, who are renowned for their embroidering and weaving skills. See them in action as they create beautiful artefacts from scratch before returning to the comfort of your cabins in the Deccan Odyssey. The luxury train now moves on to Modhera, a charming village renowned for its Sun Temple.

Dinner and Overnight onboard the Deccan Odyssey
DAY 6: MODHERA

The Deccan Odyssey is to arrive at Modhera today. Enjoy breakfast and get ready to embark on an excursion to visit the historical treasures of the region. We will visit the famous 11th Century Sun Temple of Modhera and the recently UNESCO World Heritage List-enlisted Rani-ka-Vav step well in Patan. We now return to the Deccan Odyssey for lunch and the scenic journey onwards to the next destination of this Hidden Treasures of Gujarat Tour - Ahmedabad.

We arrive at Ahmedabad in a short while. On arrival at Ahmedabad, we alight from the train and embark on an excursion to Ahmedabad. We will visit the Veechar Utensils Museum in Ahmedabad and enjoy a lavish theme dinner at a special venue before returning to the Deccan Odyssey.

Overnight onboard the Deccan Odyssey
DAY 7: AHMEDABAD

The Deccan Odyssey has an overnight stand in Ahmedabad. After breakfast, enjoy a sightseeing excursion to the Sabarmati Ashram, followed by a Walking Tour of Ahmedabad, which reveals the magnificence of the architecture in Ahmedabad in its true glory. We also enjoy an insight into the lives of the locals. Return to the Deccan Odyssey for a sumptuous lunch and the final leg of the Hidden Treasures of Gujarat Train Journey on the luxury train.

Dinner and Overnight onboard the Deccan Odyssey
DAY 8: DEPARTURE

Today is our last day on board the Deccan Odyssey. Enjoy a royal breakfast and complete the checkout formalities. As the train pulls into the Delhi station, get ready to alight and return home with amazing memories of your Hidden Treasures of Gujarat Tour on the Deccan Odyssey Luxury Train.