On second day of your Hidden Treasures of Gujarat tour, post an unhurried breakfast, the train enters Vadodra. Settled along the seasonal River Vishwamirtri, Vadodra is the capital of Gaekwads. As soon you are done with breakfast, leave to visit Champaner.
Champaner is a pre-Mughal Islamic city in India that boasts of historic, archaeological and living cultural heritage. Make your visit to Pavagadh Archaeological Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, you visit Jami Masjid. Constructed in 1531, the Great Mosque, Jami Masjid presents a perfect mélange of Hindu and Muslim styles.
Thereafter, drive back to Vadodra. Savor lunch onboard Deccan Odyssey. Then you proceed to visit Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, which was formerly built as a school for Maharaja's children. The museum exhibits a rich display of collection of paintings by Raja Ravi Verma and European masters. You can also see sculptures made of marble and bronze.
Post lunch; visit the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, a popular attraction of Vadodara which was originally constructed as a school for the Maharaja's children. A major attraction for art lovers, Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum displays the works of different artists and it houses great collection paintings of Raja Ravi Varma and other renowned European Masters. The museum also has a collection of sculptures made in marble and bronze.
Afterwards, tea-lovers can enjoy high-tea at Laxmi Vilas Palace. The palace was constructed in 1890 and is believed to be four times the size of Buckingham Palace. Laxmi Vilas is the home of royal family, even today. There is a Durbar Hall that has mosaic floor, Belgian stained-glass windows and the walls are decorated with intricate mosaic designs. You can see the wonderful collection of old armory, sculptures made of bronze, marble and terracotta by Fellici.
Afterwards, as you relish delectable and delicious dishes from Royal kitchen, enjoy folk performances.
Return to the comforts of Deccan Odyssey. Dinner and overnight stay on the luxury train, as it departs for Palitana.