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Hidden Treasures Of Gujarat – The Deccan Odyssey

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Hidden Treasures Of Gujarat – The Deccan Odyssey

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The 8 days Hidden treasures of Gujarat tour is meant to explore the spectacular vistas of this vibrant land in one of India’s most luxurious trains, the Deccan Odyssey. On the royal journey, the train takes you across the spell-binding destinations of Gujarat that include the medieval capital of Vadodra, the holy city of Nashik, the wild sojourn of the Little Rann, and pilgrim spots of Palitana While. The tour takes you to the opulence of the Lakshmi villas palace in Vadodara as well as to the calmness and serenity put on display by mother nature in the run of Kutch. The Journey is witness to what India offers as a beautiful nation, its diverse culture and heritage along with mesmerizing scenic views.

Key Tags: Hidden Treasures of Gujarat | Hidden Treasures of Gujarat Tour | Gujarat Luxury Train Tour Packages

Duration

07 Nights / 8 Days

Cities

Mumbai, Vadodara, Palitana, Sasan Gir, Somnath, Rann of Kutch, Modhera, Patan, Nashik

1

DAY 01

Depart Mumbai

You would be starting with your wonderful journey from Mumbai. Gather at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus at 1530 hours. Upon arrival, guests would be greeted with a warm traditional Indian welcome, accompanied with a refreshing drink. Post registration, you will be escorted to your luxury cabins. With that, Deccan Odyssey will depart from Mumbai for Vadodra. Dinner will be served on board.
Overnight on board
2

DAY 02

Arrive Vadodara

Morning you will arrive at Vadodara, located on the banks of Vishwamitri river, Vadodra is the cultural epic center of Gujarat. After you would be done relishing your morning breakfast, embark on a sightseeing trip of Vadodra. First, you would be visiting a world heritage site, Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological park. The park is renowned for its historic and cultural heritage properties, which are dotted all over its lush green landscape. Post that, visit the 15th century Mosque, Jama Masjid, the construction of which is a beautiful blend of Hindu-Muslim architecture. Sightseeing plans after lunch will include visit to Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum and Laxmi Vilas Palace. Laxmi Vilas Palace is a royal residence, which is even more sprawling than the Buckingham Palace. Also, the intricate mosaic decorations on the windows and walls, exquisite collection of armory and sculptures are the prime highlights of Laxmi Vilas Palace. Enjoy a folk performance in the palace, followed by High Tea at Laxmi Vilas Palace. After that, head back to Deccan Odyssey train, as it leaves Vadodra. Dinner will be served on board.
Overnight on board
3

DAY 03

Palitana

Palitana in the state of Gujarat is a popular pilgrim spot. After your onboard breakfast, proceed to on a visit to the renowned Jain temples, which are in a group of 900 at a hilltop. The first half of your day would be spend in the company of Jain Tirthankaras at the temples. Later return back to the train as it churns its wheels towards Sasan Gir. Spend your afternoon at leisure in the comforts of Deccan Odyssey. Watch a movie, play board games or enjoy a relaxing massage in the onboard spa. Dinner will be served on board.
Overnight on board
4

DAY 04

Sasan Gir to Somnath

Start your day with an early morning game drive to Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary. The wildlife sanctuary is a lone habitat of majestic Asiatic lions in India. A guide would be accompanying you in the wildlife tour. Sasan Gir is also suitable for bird watching. As you would be done with the sanctuary tour. Return to the train and after onboard breakfast. Later proceed to enjoy a tribal dance show at Gateway hotel, followed Lunch at the hotel. After that, train departs for Somnath, the 4th century Somnath temple is amongst the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines of Lord Shiva. Enjoy the setting sun as it washes away the corners of Somnath temple with its golden hues. Post that, return to Deccan Odyssey train as it sets off for the Little Rann of Kutch. Dinner will be served on board.
Overnight on board
5

DAY 05

Arrive Rann of Kutch & departs to Patan

With the break of the dawn, Deccan Odyssey would be reaching the Viramgam station. After onboard breakfast, you would be heading towards the marshy salt desert of the Rann of Kutch. The Little Rann of Kutch is one of its kind tourist attraction in the world, as it is not defined as a lush green paradise, or a place of exotic beaches. Rather, it is a scenic white desert. As part of the desert jeep safari, guests would be visiting the Wild Ass Sanctuary. The habitat is known for its huge population of Indian Wild Asses. Besides, it is also a perfect place to spot exquisite variety of birds in large numbers. Lunch will be served at Rann Riders Safari Resort. Later, you would be proceeding on a village safari tour of the Rann of Kutch. The region is home to numerous tribes like the Agarias and Rabari tribe. After that, return to your luxury train as it leaves for Patan. Dinner will be served on board.
Overnight on board
6

DAY 06

Arrive Patan – Modhera – Nashik

Deccan Odyssey train would be reaching the historic town, Patan by the morning. Patan is an 8th century fortified town which is renowned for its forts, lakes, holy places and a world heritage site. After having a sumptuous breakfast on train, head onto a drive to 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, you would be visiting the world heritage site of Rani Ki Vav. This 11th century step well is one of the biggest in Gujarat and is a beautiful example of subterranean well architecture. Guests would also be visiting the traditional home of Patola sarees in Gujarat. Then, return back to Deccan Odyssey train for lunch. Spend your evenings watching the tapestry of rural India as the luxury train makes it run towards Nashik. Dinner will be served on the train.
Overnight on board.
7

DAY 07

Arrive Nashik

Dedicate this day to explore the whereabouts of Nashik. By the break of the dawn, Deccan Odyssey would be reaching the city. As you are done with your breakfast on the train, embark on a visit to one of the most ancient Jain and Buddhist cave temples in India, Pandu Leni. Some of the caves are as old as 1st century BC, while the others belong to the period around 13th century. Nashik is also one of the largest wine producing states in India. Thus, guests would be taken to a visit to Grover Zampa vineyards, which is the finest wine facility in Nashik. Savor different wines of Chenin, Chardonnay and Shiraz grapes, brewed from traditional old methods. Followed by Lunch at the vineyard with wine tasting. In the evenings, feel free to walk along the sacred Godavari Ghats. Later, return to Deccan Odyssey train as it departs for Mumbai. Dinner will be served on board.
Overnight on board
8

DAY 08

Mumbai Departure

Bid farewell to Deccan Odyssey as it reaches Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway station in Mumbai. This marks the end of the wonderful Gujarat tour.

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