India's Golden Triangle & Shimla with Varanasi Extension

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Discover the glorious cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, Ranthambhore’s tigers and the Raj-era comforts of India’s most famous hill station. Combine a tour of the classic sights of India’s capital and the wonders of Rajasthan with a journey back in time to Shimla, the quintessentially colonial haven high in the Himalayan foothills. Begin in Delhi, before journeying on to Shimla, the former summer capital of the Raj. The Pink City of Jaipur, with its extraordinary Fort and palaces, Agra’s majestic Fort and peerless Taj Mahal, and stays in famed Ranthambhore Park and a wonderful jungle resort complete this unforgettable journey. Extend your holiday and visit sacred Varanasi is a 3,000 year old city on the the sacred Ganges to which Hindu pilgrims make their way to bathe in the holy waters. View the ghats from a river boat at dawn and journey to Sarnath, one of Buddhism’s holiest sights.

Highlights

  • Watching the sun set (and rise) behind the Taj Mahal
  • Riding the "toy train" from Kandaghat to Shimla
  • Complete your holiday with a stay in sacred Varanasi
  • Searching for Ranthambhore's tigers on two included safaris
  • Discover the sights of New Delhi
  • Enjoy a rickshaw ride through Old Delhi
  • Stay in the five-star Oberoi Cecil Hotel – an institution since the days of the Raj
  • See Jaipur's Palace of the Winds
  • Enjoy dinner hosted by a local family in Jaipur
  • Ride up to Amber Fort for exceptional views
  • See Chand Baori, Abhaneri’s astonishing stepwell
  • Stay in the beautiful resort of Vanaashyra
  • Enjoy an Indian cookery demonstration

Inclusions

  • 11 nights' dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation in a series of four-star and five-star standard hotels in Delhi (2 nights), Shimla (2), Jaipur (2), Agra (1), Ranthambhore (2) and Vanaashrya (2), plus one night on the aircraft
  • Three nights' half-board accommodation at hotels in Varanasi (2 nights) and Delhi (1)
  • 12 lunches
  • Return scheduled flights to Delhi
  • Return flights from Delhi to Varanasi
  • All rail travel in India
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers throughout
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager