England's tour of India | Luxury trip onboard the Deccan Odyssey

Deccan Odyssey Train + One T20

We’re thrilled to introduce an exceptional and luxurious way to experience India aboard the stunning Deccan Odyssey!

This luxury train offers six unique itineraries through some of the most captivating parts of India. Relax in style as you journey to incredible destinations like Ranthambore, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Vadodara, and Aurangabad. You’ll have ample time to explore the sights at each location, and you’ll also get to enjoy the fifth T20 match between England and India in Mumbai!

Scroll down for a further itinerary on this wonderful package!

23rd Jan – 5th Feb 2025

13 Nights



What’s Included

  • Return direct flights from London Heathrow to Delhi & Mumbai to London Heathrow in World Traveller class with British Airways
  • Official guaranteed tickets to England’s fifth T20 match vs India at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai
  • 1 night accommodation at 5* The Oberoi in New Delhi on Bed & Breakfast basis
  • 7 nights accommodation onboard The Deccan Odyssey train in a Deluxe Cabin on Full Board basis
  • 4 nights accommodation at 5* The Oberoi in Mumbai on Bed & Breakfast basis
  • Return chauffeur driven private executive transportation from your home to your UK departure airport
  • All transportation throughout India including airport transfers, match day transfers, excursion transfers and more
  • Wide range of cultural excursions with an English speaking guide
  • Complimentary lounge access at your UK & Indian departure airports regardless of your class of travel
  • Exclusive EST cricket merchandise
  • Elite Sports Travel concierge services
  • Elite Sports Travel Tour Managers travelling with the group

Optional Extras

  • Flight upgrade options to Premium Economy & Business available on request
  • Accommodation upgrades available on request


Day 01 – Thu 23rd Jan

London to Mumbai

Your private chauffeur-driven executive class vehicle will arrive at your chosen location to collect you for your journey to your departure airport ahead of your flight to Delhi.

Once checked in and through to departures, enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks on us in one of the comfortable airport lounges, regardless of your class of travel.

Day 02 – Fri 24th Jan

Arrive in Delhi

Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be transferred to your accommodation at the 5* The Oberoi for a one night stay.

The rest of your day is at leisure.

Accommodation: 5* The Oberoi 

Day 03 – Sat 25th Jan

Delhi- Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore)

After breakfast, enjoy a morning at leisure. In the afternoon you will be transferred to Safdarjung Railway Station Delhi to board the The Deccan Odyssey.

Departure at 18:00

A traditional welcome with welcome drink is arranged for the guests and then you are then taken to your respected cabin. As guests relax, the train leaves for the next destination Sawai Madhopur. Dinner and overnight stay onboard.

Day 04 – Sun 26th Jan

Sawai Madhopur – Ranthambore National Park

The train arrives at Sawai Madhopur, renowned for the stunning Ranthambore National Park. After breakfast, embark on an exhilarating game drive through one of North India’s largest and most popular national parks.

Ranthambore is not just a tiger reserve; it is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. In addition to the majestic tigers, you may spot nilgai antelope, chinkara gazelles, sambhar deer, chital, leopards, crocodiles, jungle fowl, quails, partridges, crested serpent eagles, flycatchers, woodpeckers, and many other species.

Return to the train for a relaxing lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy a village tour where you can engage with the locals. Following this, savor high tea at the historic Sawai Madhopur Lodge, once a royal hunting ground for Jaipur’s former royal family.

Return to the train as it departs for Agra. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay onboard.

Departure at 19:30

Day 05 – Mon 27th Jan


On the third day of the tour, you luxury train reaches the City of Taj, Agra. Have your breakfast onboard and proceed to visit Taj Mahal. This white-marble mausoleum was built by Emperor Shah Jahan for his wife.

Today it stands as a testimony of true love and magnificent architecture. Lunch is arranged in a city hotel, after which you visit Itmad-ud-Daulah (Also known as Baby Taj).

This tomb belongs to Ghiyas Beg and was commissioned by his daughter Nur Jahan, years before the Taj Mahal. Afterwards explore the popular Agra Fort. Later, you can shop in the local markets or opt for massages in a spa. Return to the comforts of the luxury train and stay overnight.

Departure at 20:30

Day 06 – Tue 28th Jan

Welcome to the Pink City today, the capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur. Once you have your breakfast, leave for Amer Fort. This is a star attraction of the city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with other Hill Forts of Rajasthan.

The fort was built in the 17th century by Maharaja Mansingh, but its grace and charm don’t seem to have faded. While on the way to Amer Fort, you can stop at other attractions of Jaipur, such as Hawa Mahal, City Palace and Jantar Mantar.

Hawa Mahal is an iconic spot, with intricately placed windows that look like a honeycomb. Jantar Mantar is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and houses world’s largest stone sundial. Lunch is to be arranged in a city hotel.

After lunch, you can either indulge in a spa session in a city hotel or take a stroll in the colorful markets of Jaipur which are stocked with handicraft, paintings, bangles, lehenga cholis and other knick-knacks. Return to the comforts of your luxury train, have dinner and stay overnight as it leaves for the next destination – Udaipur.

Departure at 20:00

Day 07 – Wed 29th Jan


The train arrives in the City of Lakes, Udaipur, on the fifth day of your tour. Owing to the spectacular backgrounds of the Aravali Range and scintillating lakes, Udaipur is also known as Venice of the East. Breakfast is served onboard.

First site of the day is City Palace, the largest complex in Rajasthan with a beautiful Crystal Gallery in it. Then, take a ferry on the Lake Pichola in order to reach Jagmandir Palace. This is where lunch is to be served, accompanied with the taps of Tabla and rhythm of Jal Tarang.

The palace dates back to 17th century and looks upon a brilliant view of the Aravalis. Return to Deccan Odyssey and relax for some time. After this, take a heritage-walk through the Old City of Jaipur. Board the train yet again in the evening. Dinner is served onboard as the train leaves for Vadodara. Overnight stay onboard.

Departure at 19:30

Day 08 – Thu 30th Jan


As you reach the Capital of Gaekwads, Vadodara, have your breakfast and disembark for visiting the Champaner-Pavagadh Archeological Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site). This is the only unchanged and complete Islamic city in India that belongs to the Pre-Mughal era.

In one of its attractions (Jami Masjid), a blend of Hindu and Islamic architecture is seen. Drive back to the train and savor leisure lunch. Later, visit Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, which in the erstwhile era served as an educational institute for the children of royal households. Today, however it has turned into a treasure for an art-aficionado. Enjoy high tea at the Laxmi Vilas Palace, the royal residence even today. The palace was built in 1890 and is four times the size of Buckingham Palace.

There also is a collection of old armory and sculptures made of marble, terracotta and bronze. Treat your taste-buds with local delicacies and your eyes with the cultural show.

Return onboard as the dinner gets served and the train chugs off for Aurangabad. Overnight stay onboard.

Departure at 20:00

Day 09 – Fri 31st Jan

Aurangabad – Ellora Caves

On the seventh day of the tour, you reach Aurangabad, the Mughal city named after its Great Emperor Aurangzeb. The morning is to be spent at leisure, so can enjoy an unhurried breakfast session.

The train arrives in Aurangabad as the lunch gets served. Take a scenic drive to Ellora Caves (UNESCO World Heritage Site). This consists of 30 rock-cut shrines that represent Hindu, Buddhist and Jain forms of art, dating back to a time between 4th and 5th century AD.

Return to the comforts of your luxury train once you are done exploring Ellora Caves. Enjoy sun-downer at Mumbai-Hi in the evening, followed by dinner. Overnight stay onboard.

Departure at 19:00

The Oberoi Mumbai Room

Day 10 – Sat 1st Feb

Mumbai (Departure)

The Deccan Odyssey reaches the final leg of its tour, Indian Odyssey, on the eighth day. The train stations at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station of Mumbai. After having breakfast onboard, guests disembark and bid farewell to the Deccan Odyssey.

On arrival at railway station you will be met by our representative and transferred to your accommodation at the 5* Oberoi Hotel in Mumbai for a four night stay.

Accommodation: 5* Oberoi Mumbai 

Wankhede Stadium Mumbai

Day 11 – Sun 2nd Feb

Fifth T20 – India vs England
Wankhede Cricket Stadium

Day free at leisure. In the evening make the short 15 minute walk over to Wankhede Cricket Stadium for the Fifth T20 match between India vs England.

Day 12 – Mon 3rd Feb

City tour of Mumbai

After breakfast, enjoy a half day city tour of Mumbai.

Visit the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (Formerly known as Prince of Wales Museum) built in grand Indo Saracenic style, drive past Marine Drive, Mumbai’s most popular seaside promenade and see the Kamla Nehru Park and Hanging Gardens on the slopes of the Malabar Hills, offering a nice view of the marine lines and the Chowpatty Beach.

Visit Mani Bhawan where Mahatma Gandhi used to stay and the Dhobi Ghat. Drive past the Flora Fountain, the colourful Crawford Market and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Formerly Victoria Terminus Train Station).

Day 13 – Tue 4th Feb

Visit to Elephanta Caves

After breakfast, enjoy a visit to Elephanta Caves.

Elephanta Caves is UNESCO World Heritage site is a fine specimen of rock cut architecture and art of medieval India. To state the trivial, there are no elephants in Elephanta! The name was given by the Portuguese as there was a large elephant sculpture in the island, when it was held by them. Otherwise this island was known as Gharapuri. The island is known for the 7th century caves with boldly executed mythical themes.

Day 14 – Wed 5th Feb

Mumbai to London

Check out of your hotel and board the transportation for your transfer to Mumbai International Airport for your flight back to London.

Arrive in London

Arrive into London Heathrow. Once you have passed through passport control and collected your luggage, head through arrivals to meet your chauffeur for your return executive car transportation home.

Experience India onboard the Deccan Odyssey

This is the second time we have used Elite Travel for an overseas cricket tour. The first was in New Zealand in February 2023. The bar was set high in New Zealand and Elite Travel maintained its high standards in India, with a guided tour of the city of Hyderabad and superb tickets in a hospitality lounge with a great view of the play. Personalised travel provided from our hotel to and from the ground. I would recommend Elite Travel without hesitation.

Brian McArdle – 2024 India Test Series


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