Tony Robinson Around the World by Train: India and Burma
By Katie Shaw
8 March 2019
This week’s episode of ‘Around the World by Train’ sees Tony Robinson delve into the enthralling culture and traditions of India and Burma.Read more
India's capital is an international metropolis, one of the oldest existing cities in the world symbolising old and new India. Historic Delhi is said to consist of seven successive cities, with British-built New Delhi making an eighth. New Delhi was built by the British to be the capital of their empire's key possession.
New Delhi is an impressive spacious city with tree-lined boulevards along the Rajpath, stretching from India Gate, a war memorial reminiscent of Paris' Arc de Triomphe, to the Presidential Palace. Delhi's tallest monument, Qutb-Minar, is an architectural marvel of ancient India. It can be seen from most parts of Delhi, among one of the tallest and famous minarets in the world, with a diameter of 14.32 metres and height of 72.5 metres.
Marvel at historic temples, spot an elusive tiger and visit beautiful palaces and gardens as we explore kaleidoscopic India, taking in the tranquillity of Shimla, enigmatic Delhi, the 'Pink City' of Jaipur and Agra with its resplendent marble icon, the Taj Mahal.… see more
12 days from $2,305 ppView tour details >
This amazing adventure through historic India takes us to some of the glorious country's most exciting sights. On our fascinating journey we discover thriving cities, spectacular forts, and have a chance to see a tiger in the wild, culminating with a night in a 200-year-old palace.… see more
10 days from $2,255 ppView tour details >
Magniﬁcent palaces and forts are waiting to be discovered on this Indian rail adventure aboard the Palace on Wheels train. Experience the lifestyle of the Maharajahs as we visit walled cities, marvel at the astonishing Taj Mahal and enjoy tiger spotting in Ranthambore National Park.… see more
14 days from $9,845 ppView tour details >
Explore the highlights of India and Nepal on this grand tour which includes some of the world's most beautiful temples, sights and scenery. We witness colourful ceremonies, a game drive, and experience breathtaking views of the Himalaya from Pokhara on this adventurous tour.… see more
18 days from $4,325 ppView tour details >
The kaleidoscopic sights of this colourful country take your breath away. Our Indian rail tour takes in the Red and Amber Forts, historic temples, beautiful palaces and ornate gardens, as we visit Delhi, the 'Pink City' of Jaipur and Agra with its white marble icon, the Taj Mahal.… see more
12 daysView tour details >