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India’s Golden Triangle

Duration
13 Days
Flying from
Various UK Departures
Departure
September 2018
Destination
Asia
Reference
351784
Starting at £1995pp Departures between 6th September - 26th September 2018

Itinerary

Day 1 -  Fly to Delhi,  We depart London Heathrow on our flight to Delhi via Abu Dhabi,
Day 2 - Delhi is one of India's most colourful and exciting metropolises
Day 3 - By train to Shimla, We leave Delhi on the Shatabdi Express to Kalka. Here we board the UNESCO-listed narrow-gauge Shivalik Express, which is also affectionately referred to as the 'Toy Train'.
Day 4 - 5 - Shimla, We begin our exploration of Shimla with a sightseeing tour, of the town's colonial heritage. We begin at the Viceregal Lodge, the summer seat of the viceroys until the 1940s.
Day 6 - 7 - Exploring Old and New Delhi , We depart Shimla and return back to Delhi, for two more nights. On Day 7 we visit Old Delhi, taking a rickshaw ride through the narrow streets of Delhi's bazaar for an incredible insight into the lives of the millions of people who live in the city.
Day 8 - The Taj Mahal and Agra Fort , We join the southbound Gatimaan Express early this morning to Agra. On arrival we visit Agra's imposing Red Fort, originating from the 15th century and considered India's most important fortification.
Day 9 - Fatehpur Sikri, We depart Agra by coach, stopping at Fatehpur Sikri, a perfectly preserved ancient red sandstone city built in the 16th century as India's political capital, but abandoned after only 14 years due to lack of water
Day 10 - 11 - Jaipur and the Amber Fort, We begin our stay in the 'Pink City' with an exciting sightseeing tour that includes the grand and ornately decorated City Palace, home to the current Maharajah of Jaipur,On Day 11 we travel past the beautiful Jal Mahal water palace
Day 12 - 13 - Today we drive back to Delhi, where we spend our final evening. On Day 13, we transfer to the airport for our flight to London, via Abu Dhabi, arriving late in the afternoon.

Highlights

  • New and Old Delhi
  • Toy Train rail journey to Shimla
  • Shimla and the Shivalik Himalaya
  • The Taj Mahal
  • Agra Fort
  • Fatehpur Sikri
  • Amber Fort
  • The ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur
  • Palace of the Winds
 

Whats Included

  • 5* Hotel Accommodation
  • Breakfast Every Day
  • Selected Evening Meals
  • All Transfers Included
  • Return Flights