Jul 11, 201923
India Golden Triangle tour with heritage Toy Train to Shimla
Discover colonial history and significant mountain views on board India's heritage Toy Train to Shimla, plus see the Taj Mahal, Amber Fort and more on trips in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur - travel consisted of.
A riot of colour, sound and activity, there are few more invigorating destinations in the world than India. From royal palaces to chaotic fairs and wild, green jungles, this kaleidoscopic nation has the prospective to overwhelm even the most seasoned traveler - and on this wonderful 10-night journey you'll find the Golden Triangle's staple sights, along with embark on a super-scenic heritage 'Toy' Train journey up to the Himalayan foothills.
You'll start this escape with 2 nights in frenetic Delhi, where a city tour will orientate you in no time as you take in the finest of both Old and New Delhi - from the Red Fort through to the Qutb Minar. You'll carry on to Agra next, where you'll go to the red-sandstone Agra Fort prior to taking in the Taj Mahal at its most magical. En route to Jaipur, you'll visit Fatehpur Sikri - another sensational red sandstone structure that dates back to 1569 - before making a beeline for Hawa Mahal, Jai Singh's Observatory and the City Palace.
With this whirlwind of attractions still fresh in your mind, and after a night's rest in Delhi, you'll start what is maybe the most memorable part of your experience, as you board the narrow gauge Heritage Toy Train - one of the most stunning railways on the planet, raised more than 2,000 meters above water level and offering a glimpse of the country's colonial past together with, obviously, endless panoramic views of rich mountains.
Making tracks on board this train from Kalka to Shimla, you'll have a possibility to find the latter, embedded in the Himalayan foothills and offering plenty to please history buffs, as the former summertime capital of British India. Here, you'll discover yourself mesmerized by The Mall - a bustling pedestrian avenue - and Lakkar Bazaar, where you may even get a wooden toy or handicraft to take home with you. Your final stop is back in Delhi, where you'll invest a night prior to reluctantly grabbing your flight back home.
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Please know that visitors might opt to take pleasure in the full Toy Train journey, which covers 5 hours and 10 minutes. This must be confirmed with our supplier directly after reserving.
- Jul 11, 2019