A magnificent trip of a dazzling land in India’s most luxurious train, the Deccan Odyssey will show vibrant colours of India. This 08 days of royal journey will take you across the captivating destinations of Gujarat that will include the medieval capital Vadodara, the holy city of Nasik, Gir National Park and Little Rann of Kutch.
Arrive at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai and after warm welcome furnish the check in formalities for boarding your luxury train Deccan Odyssey for a week-long trip to Gujarat. Dinner and night stay will be on board the luxury train.
Arrive this morning at Vadodra and after breakfast drive to the historical city of Champaner founded in the 8th century by Vanraj Chavda, the most prominent king of Chavda Dynasty. On arrival visit which is composed of reddish-yellow coloured stone and is considered to be one of the oldest rock formations in India. Visit the series of beautiful historical monuments at Champaner and then proceed to Laxmi Vilas Palace for lunch.
Later return to your Deccan Odyssey luxury train to relax. Continue your journey to Bhavnagar. Dinner and night stay will be on-board.
Arrive at Bhavnagar this morning and after breakfast sit in your deluxe coach to take an excursion trip to the exquisitely carved Jain temple group of Palitana. Located 51 kms from Bhavnagar the temples are situated on a high hill which is decorated with 3500 beautiful temples.
On the top of the hill 873 temples are made of pure white marble which were started in 11th century and the construction continued for 900 years. The unique architecture and sculpture were destroyed by Muslim invasion in 14th and 15th century and were built again in 1500.
After visiting the temples drive back to your luxury train for a relaxed evening. Dinner and night stay will be in your most comfortable ultra luxurious saloon on Deccan Odyssey luxury train.
Today we have reached to ‘Sasan Gir’ which is the sole home to ‘Asiatic Lions’. Also known as Gir Forest National Park and Gir Wildlife Sanctuary this park is spread in a total area of 1412 sqkm. Take jungle trip with naturalist to enjoy the rich flora and fauna of Gir and see the Asiatic Lions in their natural habitat.
Come back to your train for dinner and night stay.
We arrive at Little Rann of Kutchh this morning which is geographically a unique landscape on the earth and is the only place on the earth to see the Asiatic Wild Ass. On arrival enjoy desert safari in an open vehicle to see the Asiatic Wild Ass and many rare birds including elegant blackbuck , blue bull and Chinkara. Later visit the beautiful villages at Rann of Kutchh to meet and interact with the locals.
After a beautiful and memorable trip to Rann of Kutchh come back to your train. Dinner and stay on board the train.
Modhera is a virtually deserted hamlet of Gujarat. This much less known place is mainly known for beautiful 11th century Sun Temple and the step well Rani Ka Vav. Built by the King Bhimdev in 1026-1027 AD the Sun temple at Modhera is one of the finest architectural masterpieces of Solanki Dynasty.
Dinner and night stay on-board the luxury train.
On reaching Ahmedabad take a tour to famous Mahatma Gandhi Ashram at Sabarmati. Situated on the Bank of River Sabarmati this place was the residence of Mahatma Gandhi for about 12 years. Mahatma Gandhi lived here with his wife Kasturba Gandhi. From here he led the ‘Dandi March’ (Salt Satyagrah).
We will also visit Sidi Sayed Mosque, Jama Masjid and other heritage sites in the city. Later drive to Ahmedabad station to board train for dinner and night stay.
In the morning arrive at the capital city of Delhi where the Deccan Odyssey train trip ‘Hidden Heritage of Gujarat’ comes to an end. Check out from your train and depart to your home or onward destination.
I always had a dream to visit Gujarat, so I booked a trip at Deccan Odyssey hidden treasures of Gujarat. This train showed me Gujarat in a very different manner with all the comforts one can have. The highlight of the trip was a visit to the National Park in Sassan Gir which is well known place for its Asiatic Lions as I gave great passion for Wildlife.
A trip to Hidden Treasure of Gujarat provides a fabulous tour program to see Gujarat. The most interesting part of the whole tour was a jeep safari to Little Rann of Kutch. The Deccan Odyssey is 08 days program to Hidden Treasure of Gujarat is very interesting to go for.
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