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Set off on an extraordinary train expedition through India, embracing the myriad landscapes, cultures, and traditions that unfold before you. From the lively metropolises to the tranquil countryside, this odyssey guarantees a rich tapestry of experiences. Admire awe-inspiring architectural marvels, meander through the lively streets of Delhi, steep yourself in the royal heritage of Rajasthan, and bear witness to the profound spirituality of Varanasi.

Ganges River Cruise
Cruise along India’s Ganges River

Taj Mahal
Gaze in wonder at this famous landmark

Golden Temple in Amritsar
Discover the remarkable golden temple

Amber Fort
Visit this magnificent fort

Days 1-2: Fly to Delhi

Upon your arrival at Delhi International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel where you have the rest of the day at leisure.
(Dinner)

Day 3 – Explore Delhi

Begin your day with a drive alongside the magnificent Red Fort, taking in the awe-inspiring beauty of its red sandstone structure. Next, embark on a delightful rickshaw ride through the lively streets of Old Delhi, before proceeding to the renowned Jama Masjid. After lunch, fly to Amritsar, eagerly anticipating the adventure that lies ahead.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 4 – Discover Amritsar

Today starts with a morning visit to the historically significant Jallianwala Bagh, a poignant public garden in Amritsar. Continue your exploration by visiting the remarkable Durgiana Temple, and in the afternoon, embark on a scenic drive to the Wagah border, to witness the enchanting ceremonial flag lowering ceremony.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 5 – Travel to Shimla

Catch your morning train and enjoy the picturesque journey as you head towards Chandigarh. Continue by road to the hill station of Shimla, where you will take a walking tour to Mall Road, in the bustling heart of Shimla. Explore The Ridge, a spacious open space offering panoramic views of the surrounding hills, and marvel at the architectural beauty of Christ Church, a landmark of Shimla’s colonial heritage.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 6 – Shimla

Today begins with an enchanting toy train experience from Shimla to Kandaghat. After soaking in the mesmerising views, return to Shimla by car to enjoy a city tour visiting the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies. Explore the grandeur of this architectural gem and learn about its historical significance. Continue your exploration by visiting the Himachal State Museum. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage and vibrant artistry of the region as you discover the museum’s fascinating exhibits.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 7  – Travel to Delhi

After your memorable time in Shimla, it’s time to transfer to Chandigarh station for your onward journey. Bid farewell to the charming hill station as you board your train bound for Delhi. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the changing landscapes. The afternoon is at leisure for you to explore.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 8 – Travel to Agra

Begin the day with a train journey to Agra, a city steeped in history and architectural marvels. On arrival explore Fatehpur Sikri. This UNESCO World Heritage Site showcases the grandeur of Mughal architecture. Proceed to Agra Fort, another iconic landmark with imposing red sandstone walls, encompassing palaces, gardens and many halls.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 9 – Taj Mahal

Early morning start with a sunrise visit to the world-renowned Taj Mahal in Agra. As the first rays of sunlight illuminate the iconic white marble monument, witness its ethereal beauty and experience the tranquil atmosphere surrounding this masterpiece, as you learn about the captivating love story behind its creation. Visit a nearby marble workshop to witness the skilled artisans crafting intricate marble designs before your next train journey takes you to Jaipur, the vibrant capital of Rajasthan.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 10 – Explore Jaipur

Explore Jaipur’s iconic attractions, including a photo stop at Hawa Mahal. Visit the magnificent Amber Fort and immerse yourself in its regal ambiance. Discover the Maharaja’s City Palace while delving into the city’s royal heritage before experiencing the scientific wonders of the Jantar Mantar Observatory. Witness traditional crafts like block printing and carpet weaving at a local craft centre and end the day with a delicious dinner and captivating cultural performance.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 11 – Discover Delhi

Bid farewell to Jaipur as you board the train to Delhi. Upon arrival you will enjoy a tour that begins at the magnificent Qutab Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that stands as a testament to Delhi’s rich history and architectural grandeur. Continue to explore New Delhi, starting with the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the President of India. Stop at the iconic India Gate, a war memorial honouring the brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 12 – Travel to Varanasi

Board a morning train from Delhi to the sacred city of Varanasi. Upon arrival, prepare for an enchanting evening rickshaw ride to the banks of the Ganges River. As dusk sets in, witness the mesmerizing Ganga Aarti, a traditional prayer ceremony dedicated to the river, capturing the rhythmic chants, flickering oil lamps, and the divine atmosphere that surrounds you.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 13 – Varanasi

Enjoy a serene cruise along the Ganges river, soaking in the spiritual atmosphere. Explore landmarks like Bharat Mata Mandir and Durga Temple. Visit Banaras Hindu University and the revered Vishwanath Temple. Venture to Sarnath to explore ancient Buddhist sites, including the Dhamek Stupa and Mulagandha Kuti Vihar, and become immersed in the rich spirituality and cultural heritage of Varanasi and Sarnath.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 14 – Return to Delhi

Enjoy a free morning to relax or explore at your leisure. In the afternoon, fly from Varanasi to Delhi, returning to this bustling capital city. Enjoy a farewell dinner celebrating a remarkable journey.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 15 – Depart Delhi

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
(Breakfast)

On this tour, you will spend 13 nights in 4* accommodation

Ganges Puja Ceremony
Experience the electric atmosphere during this ceremony, held on the banks of Ganges

Border Closing Ceremony
Travel to India’s border with Pakistan to witness the border closing ceremony

Jaipur Handicraft Centre
Visit a craft centre in Jaipur to see professionals block printing by hand and carpet weaving

  • International flights
  • All domestic transportation
  • All meals: 13 breakfasts, 12 lunches and 13 dinners
  • 4* accommodation
  • Touring with guides and entrance fees
  • Visa fees for UK passport holders

Classic See the classic sights in the company of expert guides so you can really understand the history and culture of the destination. On our classic tours we take care of everything, leaving you to sit back and enjoy the experience to the full. The tours are fully inclusive with all meals and a comprehensive touring programme.

This tour has a maximum group size of 28 people

This tour has a physical rating of 2. A reasonable level of fitness is required, as you’ll be spending time on your feet and doing a bit of walking to cover short distances during your daily sightseeing. There will also be some climbing of steps and climbing on and off of coaches and boats.

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