Udaipur is one of the most amazing cities in Rajasthan founded by Maharana Udai Singh. The city is popularly called – City of Lakes and houses several beautiful monuments including the Jag Mandir Palace. There is no better way to experience Udaipur than through the Deccan Odyssey train in luxury.
The Deccan Odyssey is one of the finest luxury trains in the world and is only next to Palace on Wheels, the first luxury train in India. Guests can go sightseeing to Udaipur while enjoying the royal facilities on the Deccan Odyssey. Famous as India’s Blue Train the blue exteriors of the train offers amazing luxury services onboard on the six itineraries.
The Indian Odyssey Luxury Tour :
The Deccan Odyssey train takes guests to visit the Venice of the East – Udaipur for a full day en route the Indian Odyssey Luxury Tour. This journey begins at the national capital – Delhi and covers destinations including Sawai Madhopur where you travel to Ranthambore National Park to witness a wildlife safari. The other destinations en route include Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Vadodara, Aurangabad, Ellora Caves, and Mumbai. India’s Blue Train reaches Udaipur on the Day 5 of this luxury tour. After a hearty breakfast onboard the Deccan Odyssey train, guests de-board for the sightseeing tour in the scenic city of Lakes.
1. City Palace:
The first structure that guests see soon after breakfast is the City Palace nestled within the scenic Aravalli Mountain Ranges. Founded by Maharana Udai Singh this magnificent Palace is the biggest royal structure in Rajasthan dating back to the mid-fifteenth century. There are terraced gardens, pavilions, courtyards, and hanging gardens as the Palace lies in lush greenery. It is the finest structure of Chinese & European architectural touches. You can witness ancient artifacts with historical significance & Rajasthani art & crafts in the museum Crystal Gallery inside the City Palace.
2. Lake Pichola:
This is one of the largest and picturesque lakes of the City of Lakes. It is connected to various other smaller lakes by which their waters are connected. The waters look unique at different times of the day and tourists get a splendid view of the shimmering lake at sunrise. The Deccan Odyssey guests get a fascinating ferry ride on the placid waters of the scenic Lake Pichola to reach the next sightseeing destination – Jag Mandir.
3. Jag Mandir:
This marble palace build on an island in Lake Pichola dates back to the seventeenth century and is the structure that inspired Shah Jehan to build the Taj Mahal. The Gul Mahal has beautiful blue carvings in the region inside the palace where exactly the emperor was hiding. A part of the Palace is now a premium hotel. There are colorful lights emitted that color the waters of Lake Pichola at evening. This is the hotel where guests of Deccan Odyssey can enjoy a lunch with traditional musical instruments of Jal Tarang & tabla rhythms in the background.
4. Old City:
This is the old city of Jaipur. After taking rest onboard the Deccan Odyssey, guests go for a heritage walk in the evening here. Get to listen to historical stories of the ancient city on this walk. Guests enjoy sumptuous dinner onboard the Deccan Odyssey and an overnight comfortable sleep as they head to the next destination on the Indian Odyssey Tour.
The Deccan Odyssey facilities :
There are 12 guest carriages with various cabin occupancies, a Bar & Lounge, a Conference Car & a Health Spa. It offers two comfortable restaurants in bright light on the comfortable seating of two at one side & four at the other. Guests can have a hearty chat while having their meals. Know more about the cost of Deccan Odyssey train and take the comfort of seeing the outside while having their meal, from the panoramic views that the large windows offer.
With all these facilities onboard the guests can enjoy the sightseeing the Venice of the East – Udaipur in the royal opulence of the Deccan Odyssey.
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