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Sample Itinerary - REF INDIA 2377

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The grand entrance into Delhi's famous Red Fort

Day 1: Delhi

Welcome to the start of your voyage of discovery through 'Incredible India'! You will be met at Delhi International Airport by our friendly local team and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure to explore or relax as you like. Overnight - Jyoti Mahal Guest House.

India Gate

Day 2: Delhi

This morning, our Welcome Meeting takes place. We’ll then enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Old Delhi, taking in the impressive Red Fort, Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque. This afternoon why not further enhance your exploration of this bustling city with an afternoon guided journey through the New Delhi area the highlights will include India gate a drive past parliamentary buildings and President's house, a guided visit to Humayun's tomb then concluding with sightseeing to UNESCO World Heritage Site Qutub minar. Have a read of the Enhance Your Holiday page for info. Overnight - Jyoti Mahal Guest House.

The lofty Red Fort in Delhi

Day 3: Delhi - Jaipur

Enjoy a morning at leisure. Later, a transfer to the station for your train to Jaipur (DEP:-15:20 - ARR:-20:25) Seating in AC 1st Class. Arriving into Jaipur our local team are on hand to take you to your hotel. Overnight - Hotel Royal Heritage.

Jantar Mantar Observatory in Jaipur

Day 4: Jaipur

This morning you will have to look out for the snake charmers that dot our route, as we travel to the 16th century Amber Fort. An exotic elephant ride transports us to the lofty fort, where we’ll enjoy a tour of this Rajput extravaganza. This afternoon perhaps opt for a journey of discovery through the historic pink city of Jaipur we start with a photo stop in front of Jal mahal (lake palace) thereafter visit the ancient astronomical observatory of Jantar mantar and thereafter a guided tour of the city palace complex and its fascinating nooks and crannies. Have a read of the Enhance Your Holiday page for info. Overnight - Hotel Royal Heritage.

The steps up to the magnificent Amber Fort

Day 5: Jaipur - Agra

En route on our drive to Agra, we stop to visit Fatehpur Sikri, the former imperial capital of the great Mughal emperor Akbar. Built between 1569 and 1585, it has been deserted for more than four centuries, by all accounts abandoned in 1600 due to a meagre supply of water.

Taj Mahal & camels

Day 6: Agra

Today we visit the impressive Agra Fort before touring the legendary Taj Mahal and witnessing a glorious golden sunset. Built by Emperor Shah Jahan in loving memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz, who tragically died in childbirth in 1631, the Taj Mahal in Agra is described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love and remains one of India’s most enduring symbols.

The sunsets over the Mosque in the Taj complex

Day 7: Agra - Delhi

Morning or afternoon the choice is yours we will drive you to Delhi (Journey is around 5 hours) Overnight - Jyoti Mahal Guest House.

Raj Ghat

Day 8: Delhi - Shimla

Enjoy the day at your leisure to explore (Hotel check 12 Noon - bags can be left at the hotel) This evening you will be taken to the station for the sleeper train to Kalka (DEP:-21:15 - ARR:-05:30+1)

Anarkanda

Day 9: Shimla

Arriving into Kalka very early make your own way to the other platform to catch the Toy Train to Shimla. Sit back and enjoy the fantastic scenery as the train climbs higher and higher into the mountains. Arriving into Shimla, our local driver will take you to your hotel.

Shimla main street

Day 10: Shimla

Today is at your leisure. You can select one of the two options we offer in Shimla that must pre booked. Have a read of the Enhance Your Holiday page for prices.

Shimla aerial view

Day 11: Shimla - Delhi

Today the same way you came up you go down, morning transfer in time for the toy train to Kalka. Here, you connect to the other platform in time for the express train to Delhi. Arriving into Delhi 21:55 our local driver will assist you to your hotel. Overnight - Jyoti Mahal Guest House.

Jain Temple Tower

Days 12-13: Delhi

Enjoy the next days at your leisure to explore the city. Overnight - Jyoti Mahal Guest House.

Heron

Day 14: Delhi

Sadly your journey concludes with a transfer to the airport in time for your flight home.

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last updated - 19 Sep 2014 2:00 AM