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India's Golden Triangle

(Tour code: GTC17)5-Star Indian rail tour

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.

Tour Highlights
  • Delhi
  • Shimla
  • The Taj Mahal
  • Agra Fort
  • Fatehpur Sikri
  • The Pink City of Jaipur
  • Amber Fort
  • The Palace of the Winds
  • Toy Train rail journey to Shimla
What’s Included (Full details)
  • 5* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • All Transfers Included
    Selected Porterage
  • Return Scheduled Flights
    Upgrades Available

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

Delhi
Days 1-3

Delhi and Shimla

We depart London Heathrow on our flight to Delhi, arriving late morning on Day 2. On Day 3 we leave Delhi on the Shatabdi Express to Kalka. Here we board the UNESCO-listed narrow-gauge Toy Train, for a wonderful journey into the mountains to Shimla. From 2017, we travel in specially chartered carriages, which have an exclusive heritage feel, enjoying complimentary snacks and heightened comfort en-route. Alternatively, you may choose to make the journey by car.

Shimla
Days 4-5

Shimla

We begin our exploration of Shimla with a sightseeing tour, taking in the town's colonial heritage. On Day 5 you are free to explore at leisure.

Dehli Red Fort
Days 6-7

Exploring Old and New Delhi

We depart Shimla and drive back to Delhi, where we spend two more nights. On Day 7 we take a guided tour of Old and New Delhi.

Taj Mahal
Day 8

The Taj Mahal and Agra Fort

We join the Gatimaan Express, India's fastest train, travelling to Agra. On arrival we visit Agra's imposing Red Fort, originating from the 15th century and considered India's most important fortification. We then travel across the city to the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Fatehpur Sikri
Day 9

Fatehpur Sikri

We depart Agra by coach, stopping at Fatehpur Sikri, a perfectly preserved ancient red sandstone city. After a guided tour, of the empty, ghostly buildings, we continue to Jaipur.

Jaipur
Days 10-11

Jaipur

We begin our stay in the 'Pink City' with an exciting sightseeing tour. Day 11 is free for you to explore this wonderful city further.

The Amber Fort
Day 12

The Amber Fort then return to Delhi

This morning we visit the Amber Fort. Located high on a hillside, we reach this spectacular fort by Jeep. We have the chance to explore some of the ornate rooms within the palace complex before we continue our tour by driving past the Palace of the Winds. Our day ends as we board the train to Delhi, for a final night in the city.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Amber Fort tour
  • Elephant ride
Flying home
Day 13

The journey home

We transfer to the airport for our flight to London, arriving late in the afternoon.

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