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Holidays to Shimla

Experience magnificent views of the Himalayas

Shimla takes its name from its patron goddess, called Shamla Devi. The town was 'discovered' by British surveyors in 1817. The gleaming reports of its beauty and favourable climate soon spread, and by the 1830s Shimla was - for most of the British people living there - the most fashionable summer resort in India. In 1864, it came as little surprise when the Government of India declared Shimla as their official headquarters during the hot season.

Shimla is still a very popular tourist destination today. This is due in part to some of the fantastic sights that can be seen in the town, from the wonderful views of the surrounding Himalayas to some of the man-made marvels. These include the Viceregal Lodge, the single most impressive colonial monument in the town. It was built to house the government - which it did until the end of British rule in the 1940s. The ornate building is the only one to occupy a hill of its own.

Other popular attractions in the town include Scandal Point, so-called because it was where people would meet traditionally to gossip, and the famous Gaiety Theatre.

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India's Golden Triangle

The kaleidoscopic sights of this colourful country take your breath away. Our Indian rail tour takes in Red and Amber Forts, 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.

Departs from September 2016 to December 2016 and from January 2017 to December 2017.
13 days from £1,845per personView tour details
India's Palace on Wheels

Magnificent palaces and forts are waiting to be discovered on this Indian rail adventure on board the Palace on Wheels train. Experience the lifestyle of the Maharajas as we visit walled cities, marvel at the astonishing Taj Mahal and enjoy tiger spotting in Ranthambore National Park.

Departs from September 2016 to October 2016 and from January 2017 to November 2017.
15 days from £3,945per personView tour details
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