Shimla Express & Indias Golden Triangle

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Holiday Overview

  • Duration 12 NIGHTS
  • Departure 10 November 2023
  • Holiday type Cruise & Touring
  • Holiday code ASA2222

Experience the vibrant colours, sights and sounds of India during an iconic rail journey and a series of immersive tours, as you explore the gleaming Golden Triangle.

Embark the famous Kalka-Shimla Toy Train. Journey through the majestic Himalayas, through 103 tunnels and over 700 bridges as you relax in comfortable surroundings on your voyage to Shimla. Here you’ll spend three nights in the city to explore its fascinating history during a sightseeing tour, and venture into the wilderness with a captivating walking trail through the Himalayas.

Next, explore the incredible sights of India’s most popular destinations, Delhi, Agra and Jaipur on your Golden Triangle tour. Beginning in Delhi, one of the most historic capitals in the world, discover its multi-layered existence and vibrant street life. A full day tour here will reveal the contrasts of Old and New Delhi, from the magnificent Red Fort, to the most elegant mosque in India, the Jama Masjid. Next, you’ll travel to Agra for the highlight of your tour: a visit to the world-famous Taj Mahal. An architectural masterpiece in white marble, the Taj Mahal is perhaps the world’s greatest monument dedicated to love. Built by order of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, the Taj Mahal is made up of numerous buildings, gardens, lakes and fountains, all organised in perfect symmetry.

From here, you’ll venture into the wilderness where you’ll enjoy a hotel stay at Ranthambore National Park. Here you’ll enjoy close encounters with India’s wildlife, comprising of tigers, leopards, jackals, sloth bears and Indian wild boar^.

Your Golden Triangle tour then continues with a journey to Jaipur. Discover the deserted 16th century city of Fatehpur Sikri before reaching the ‘Pink City’ with its colourful old quarters and beautiful surrounding countryside. Admire the fairy-tale Amber Fort, an extensive palace with painted murals and intricately carved hallways. See the intriguing Hawa Mahal, known as the Palace of Winds, a five-storey wonder with a pyramidal façade, overhanging windows with captivating, latticed screens, domes and spires. And enjoy the view of Maota Lake, the historic town at the base of the hill, which formed the early seat of the Amber kings.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

Rail Journey

1 day rail journey from Kalka to Shimla on board the Himalayan Queen Toy Train

Fully Escorted Tours

Tour of Jama Masjid Mosque, Raj Ghat, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar and more

Tour of the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri
Tour of Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, the City Palace, Jantar Mantar Observatory and more
Trail walk through the Himalayas
Game drives through Ranthambore National Park
Shimla sightseeing city tour

Hotel Stays

4 night five-star hotel stay in Delhi at the Vivanta New Delhi, Dwarka or similar

3 night five-star hotel stay in Shimla at the Taj Theog Resort & Spa or similar
1 night five-star hotel stay in Agra at the ITC Mughal or similar
2 night five-star hotel stay in Ranthambore at the Sawai Vilas or similar with breakfast, lunch and dinner
2 night five-star hotel stay in Jaipur at the ITC Rajputana or similar
All hotel stays include breakfast

All flights & transfers

*Tour may operate in reverse direction for certain departure dates. ^Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.

Your Tour

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Delhi: Hotel Stay

TBC

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Delhi hotel stay

Days 2 - 15
Relax At Sea
Day 2
Delhi: Hotel Stay & Tour

TBC

Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

Overnight: Delhi hotel stay

Day 3
Agra: Hotel Stay & Tour

TBC

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Agra Hotel Stay

Days 4 - 9
Relax At Sea
Day 4
Ranthambore: Hotel Stay

TBC

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight: Ranthambore National Park

Days 5 - 12
Relax At Sea
Day 5
Ranthambore: Hotel Stay & Tour

TBC

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight: Ranthambore National Park

Day 6
Jaipur: Hotel Stay

TBC

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Jaipur Hotel Stay

Days 7 - 12
Relax At Sea
Day 7
Jaipur: Hotel Stay & Tour

TBC

Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

Overnight: Jaipur Hotel Stay

Day 8
Delhi: Hotel Stay

TBC

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Delhi Hotel Stay

Day 9
Delhi: Embark Train & Shimla Hotel Stay

TBC

Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

Overnight: Taj Theog Resort & Spa Shimla

Days 10 - 14
Relax At Sea
Day 10
Shimla: Hotel Stay & Tour

TBC

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Taj Theog Resort & Spa Shimla

Days 11 - 22
Relax At Sea
Day 11
Shimla: Hotel Stay

TBC

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Taj Theog Resort & Spa Shimla

Day 12
Shimla: Tour & Delhi Hotel Stay

TBC

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Taj Theog Resort & Spa Shimla

Days 13 - 25
Relax At Sea
Day 13
Fly Home

Your immersive Indian discovery complete, today you’ll transfer to the airport for your flight home, filled with memories.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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