b"3 Shimla INDIAN SUBCONTINENTYOUR ITINERARY1 +2 +1 DelhiDays 1-5To Delhi, the Toy Train and Shimla 1 AgraWe fly to Delhi, arriving late morning on Day 2 for a one-night stay. WeJaipur 2leave Delhi on the Shatabdi Express to Kalka on Day 3. Here we boardFatehpur Sikrithe UNESCO-listed, narrow-gauge Toy Train for our journey through2the hills to charming Shimla. Our hotel here is the elegant 5-Star OberoiRanthambore INDIACecil, which boasts fabulous views over the mountains and valleys and grand interiors. Day 4 begins with an informative talk from local guestNights in hotel Rail Coachspeaker, Raaja Bhasin ahead of a sightseeing tour that takes in much of Shimlas colonial heritage. We start at the Viceregal Lodge, the summerTOUR HIGHLIGHTSseat of the viceroys until the 1940s. This afternoon, a stroll takes uspast the Gaiety Theatre, the Victorian-Gothic Christ Church and Scandal Point, so named because it was a popular meeting place for people toJourney on the UNESCO-listed gather and share gossip. On Day 5, youre free to explore. Toy train to Shimla. Days 6-7Old and New Delhi Take a guided tour of Delhi, We return to Delhi for two more nights, visiting Old Delhi on Day 7including a rickshaw ride. and taking a rickshaw ride through the narrow streets of the bazaarVisit the Taj Mahal, an iconic to Chandni Chowk. We also visit Jama Masjid, which boasts the titlesymbol of India.of Indias largest mosque, Raj Ghat, a simple but moving memorialGo tiger-spotting in to Gandhi, and pass Delhis iconic Red Fort. Later, we embark on aRanthambore National Park.sightseeing tour of the wide, leafy avenues and impressive Mughal and colonial architecture of New Delhi, exploring the India Gate warDiscover Jaipur, including a visit memorial, the grand Rashtrapati Bhavan, Mughal Emperor Humayunsto the spectacular Amber Fort.Tomb and Qutab Minar, Indias tallest stone tower.WHAT'S INCLUDEDDays 8-9Agra, the Taj Mahal and Fatehpur SikriWe join the Gatimaan Express to Agra. On arrival, we check into ourUK Tour Manager throughouthotel for the night before visiting the imposing Agra Fort, built in the lateReturn flights from London 16th century. Built on a hill above Agra, its centrepiece is a tower with a marble balcony where Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan spent his last daysHeathrow to Delhiimprisoned. Inside the fort are some exquisite specimens of MughalAll rail and coach transfersarchitecture. Later we travel across the city to the spectacular TajLuggage transfers throughoutMahal, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World and a monument to undying love. Its also considered to be the worlds finest example of12 nights 4 and 5-Star hotel Mughal and Persian architecture. On Day 9, we leave Agra on our way toaccommodationRanthambore, stopping on the way at Fatehpur Sikri, an abandoned red30 meals including 12 breakfasts, sandstone city that has been perfectly preserved for 400 years.6 lunches and 12 dinners Days 10-11Ranthambore National Park All tour excursionsWe head to Ranthambore National Park, one of the best places in the world to spot a Bengal tiger in its natural habitat. Declared aREGIONAL DEPARTURES AVAILABLEProject Tiger Reserve in 1973, the park is a favourite among wildlifefrom Birmingham, Manchester and photographers and tourists alike, as its tiger population means it isGlasgow at no additional cost.possible to spy one of these majestic creatures basking in the sun or sauntering through the wilderness. We enjoy a talk by a naturalist at the2022 DEPARTUREShotel before our first game drive. Were treated to another game drive on Day 11, increasing our chances of seeing tigers as well as other types of native wildlife such as leopards, deer and crocodiles. This afternoon,Jan 20 2,295 Sep 22 2,395we continue to Jaipur, attending an authentic Aarti Fire Ceremony at the27 2,395 Oct 2 2,495Birla Temple before checking into our hotel for two nights. 30 2,495 9, 20 2,595Feb 10, 17 2,595 Nov 3 2,59524 2,595 10 2,495Days 12-14Jaipur, Delhi and home Mar 3, 13 2,495 17 2,395Discovering the Pink City of Jaipur on a full-day sightseeing tour,20 2,395 Dec 1 2,295we travel by Jeep firstly to the Amber Fort, located high on a hillsideApr 7 2,095 15 2,595overlooking Maota Lake. We explore the ornate rooms within theSep 8 1,995complex before continuing to the ornately decorated City Palace, home to the current Maharajah of Jaipur. We also drive past the Palace of2021 departures also available, please the Winds, a stunning faade built in 1799 whose intricately latticedcall or visit our website for details.windows were designed to allow the ladies of the royal household toTour Code: LTC| per person based on 2 look over the streets below without being seen. Returning to Delhi for asharing. Deposit from 390 per person. final night on Day 13, we fly home on Day 14. Supplement for solo travellers from 775. For the latest guidance on entry requirements, please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-adviceCall us on 01904 521990 or visit GreatRail.com for more details 79"