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Indian Colourful Experience

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Indian Colourful Experience 17 Days / 15 Nights

Be a part of this multiday tour to enjoy some of the most famous tourist attractions of India. First, explore the highlights of Eastern India at Kolkata and Darjeeling. After admiring the Himalayas in Darjeeling, board a train to Varanasi, an ancient spiritual town in North India and home to some beautiful and important Hindu temples. The tour will also take you to key North Indian cities, Agra, Shimla and Delhi.

 

Tour Nights

  • Kolkata: 2 nights
  • Darjeeling: 2 nights
  • Varanasi: 3 nights
  • Agra: 2 nights
  • Shimla: 2 nights
  • Delhi: 2 nights
  • Indian Rail: 2 nights

Tour At a Glance

  • Enjoy a scenic boat ride on the Hooghly River in Kolkata
  • Check out Kolkata’s key attractions such as Victoria Memorial, and Indian Museum
  • Board the Darjeeling Mail from Sealdah Station
  • Enjoy a ride on the narrow gauge toy train to Darjeeling from New Jalpaiguri
  • Explore the town of Darjeeling and visit the famous Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
  • Board the first class carriage of Rajdhani Expresss for an enjoyable train ride to Varanasi
  • Enjoy an excursion to Sarnath - the site where Lord Buddha gave his first public sermon
  • Undertake a boat ride on the Ganges and attend the wonderful Ganga aarti (prayer) ceremony
  • Visit the beautiful Taj Mahal in Agra
  • Board the Kalka Mail and head to Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
  • Marvel at the Christ Church, Gaiety Theatre, and the Vice Regal Lodge in Shimla
  • Enjoy an elaborate sightseeing tour of Delhi
  • Visit Delhi’s key tourism highlights such as Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Humayun’s Tomb, and Qutub Minar
  • Tour code: STI69
  • Accommodation Grade
  • Private Tour

Itinerary details

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Day 1

UK to Kolkata

Depart from UK an overnight flight to Kolkata, India. Read More

Kolkata

Day 2

Arrival Kolkata

Arrive at Kolkata airport. Meeting & assistance at airport and transfer to the hotel. Relax and refresh at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel. Read More

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Day 3

Kolkata

Begin the morning with a scenic boat ride on the Hooghly River. Post this visit Victoria Memorial, Indian Museum, St Paul's Church and Mother Theresa's centre. Back to the hotel in the evening for overnight stay. Read More

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Day 4

Kolkata to New Jalpaiguri

Explore the city during day time. Indian railway experience begins in the evening from the Sealdah Station. Board the air-conditioned first class sleeper carriage of the Darjeeling Mail and travel North in the laps of the Himalayas. Overnight on board the train. Read More

Darjeeling

Day 5

New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling

In the morning arrive at New Jalpaiguri. Change to the narrow gauge toy train to Darjeeling. At Darjeeling, check-in at the hotel for the next two nights. In case the toy train isn’t working, transfer to Darjeeling shall be arranged via car. Read More

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Day 6

Darjeeling

Observe Himalayan morning from the Tiger Hill. Come back to Darjeeling, on the way visiting the Ghoom Monastery. Explore the town in the remaining half of the day and also visit the famous Himalayan mountaineering Institute. Read More

Varanasi

Day 7

Darjeeling to Varanasi

Enjoy the morning at leisure. At midday board the air-conditioned train, from New Jalpaiguri, bound for Varanasi. Enjoy the ride into the Northern Plains that are cultivated by many Himalayan Rivers. Watch the colorful rural life slip by as you gradually approach the holy city of Varanasi. At Varanasi, check-in at the hotel and relax for night. Read More

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Day 8

Varanasi

Relax through the morning doing what you please. In the afternoon undertake an excursion to Sarnath- the site where Lord Buddha gave his first public sermon. Read More

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Day 9

Varanasi

Observe the devotees praying along the ghats/river banks in the morning as you undertake a boat ride on the Ganges. Indulge in any activity of your choice for the remaining day & in the evening attend the divine Ganga aarti ceremony. Overnight stay at the hotel. Read More

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Day 10

Varanasi to Agra

Board the train to Agra today. On arrival in Agra transfer to the hotel. Relax through the day. Read More

Agra

Day 11

Agra

A visit to the Taj Mahal has been planned at sunrise. Later in the day visit the Red Fort located on the banks of River Yamuna, and the tomb of Itamud-ud-daula. If time permits, revisit the Taj Mahal at sunset. Overnight stay at the hotel. Read More

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Day 12

Agra to Kalka Mail

Indulge in leisure activities this morning. In the afternoon, transfer to Tundla and board an air-conditioned train, Kalka Mail, bound for Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. Night shall be spent on the train. Read More

Shimla

Day 13

Kalka to Shimla

Arrive at Kalka early this morning & board the heritage Shivalik Express toy train. The train takes four-hours to get you to Shimla. Post arrival check-in at hotel. Relax through the remaining day and indulge in the activities of your choice. Read More

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Day 14

Shimla

Explore the town of Shimla at leisure visiting the mock Tudor Library, Christ Church, Gaiety Theatre and the Vice Regal Lodge etc. You can also indulge in shopping at the Mall Road. Overnight stay at the hotel. Read More

Delhi

Day 15

Shimla to Delhi

Reach Kalka via roadways and board Shatabdi Express, heading for Delhi. At Delhi, check in at hotel and spend the time at leisure. Read More

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Day 16

Delhi

After a leisurely breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Delhi. Stalk around the sprawling metropolis which is a bewitching blend of the past and the present. Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Swami Narayan Temple and Bangla Sahib Gurudwara are some of the famous edifices that lead the list of all the travellers here. An extensive sight-seeing tour of Delhi would include a visit to Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, Rajpath, Parliament House, The President's residence and a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Visit the magnificent Lotus temple at the sunset. Get back to the hotel in the afternoon or you can choose to explore further & undertake a shopping spree. Overnight at the hotel. Read More

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Day 17

Delhi to UK

Post breakfast, transfer to the International airport in Delhi towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories. The tour comes to an end today. Read More

Dates and Prices

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Amritsar - ( 02 Nights ) (Day 17 to Day 19)
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  • 01 Jun - 30 Sep

    £199*

    £109*

  • Period of travel
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    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Jun - 30 Sep

    £219*

    £119*

Amritsar, in Punjab, hides up its sleeves a multi faceted allure for tourists in the form of the beautiful Golden Temple, the historic Jallianwala Bagh, the Ram Bagh Gardens & the summer palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Also the Sunset Retreat ceremony at the Wagah Border here is most captivating and worth a watch.

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Day 1

To Amritsar

Post breakfast, transfer to the railway station and proceed towards your onward journey to Amritsar by Shatabdi Express. Upon arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights stay in Amritsar.  Read More

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Day 2

Amritsar

This Morning visit the Golden Temple, the heart of the Sikh religion and the somber gardens of Jallianwallah Bagh memorial and the Ram Bagh Gardens with the summer palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. In the afternoon, proceed towards Wagah on the India-Pakistan border to see the spectacular Sunset Retreat Ceremony. Read More

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Day 3

To UK

Transfer to the airport in Amritsar via Delhi towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories. Read More

Kathmandu - ( 04 Nights ) (Day 17 to Day 21)
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  • 01 Jun - 30 Sep

    £639*

    £149*

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  • 01 Jun - 30 Sep

    £699*

    £209*

  • Period of travel
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    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Jun - 30 Sep

    £729*

    £229*

Kathmandu, the bustling capital of Nepal, seems in the first glance yet another city lost in the race of time & development. But take a stroll along its backstreets and you will meet the quaint old middle age still flourishing in this city’s heritage, culture, temples, and courtyards overflowing with flowers and tiny shops where goods and services have remained much the same since centuries.

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Day 1

To Kathmandu

Post breakfast, transfer to the airport and proceed towards your onward journey to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel for 2 nights stay in Kathmandu.Rest of the day at leisure Read More

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Day 2

Kathmandu

Tour of the city visiting the Durbar Square, noted for its temples and palaces including the Khasta Mandap, the wooden temple which gave Kathmandu its name, and the temple of Living Goddess or Kumari. You will see much evidence of the Pagoda style of architecture that Nepalese claim to have originated. Visit Syambunath with the all seeing eyes of Buddha overlooking the valley. In the afternoon visit the twin villages of Bungmati Khokana dating back to 6th century, the ancient city of Patan and the Tibetan Handicrafts Centre. Read More

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Day 3

Kathmandu to Nagarkot

Today visit the medieval city of Bhadgaon, noted for its wooden carved buildings including the five-storey Nyatapole Pagoda and Golden Gate. Bodhnath is one of the world’s largest stupa and the most important Tibetan Buddhist monument outside Tibet. Changunarayan, a lavishly decorated two-tiered temple dating back to 467 A.D. Continue on to Nagarkot (7200ft), offering a panoramic view of the mighty Himalayas from Mount Everest in the east to Dhaulagiri in the west. Rest of the day at leisure to absorb the atmosphere. Overnight stay in Nagarkot. Read More

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Day 4

Nagarkot to Kathmandu

Early in the morning view the sunrise over the Himalayas. On a clear day you can see Mount Everest from here. Return to Kathmandu visiting en route Bodhnath, one of the world’s largest stupa and the most important Tibetan Buddhist monument outside of Tibet, and Pashupatinath. Read More

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Day 5

Depart Kathmandu

Post breakfast, transfer to the  International airport towards your onward journey to London via Delhi with sweet memories. Read More

Ananda Spa and Wellness - ( 05 Nights ) (Day 17 to Day 22)
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  • 01 Jun - 30 Sep

    £2649*

    £919*

Rishikesh, often referred to as the world Yoga capital, is a town that sits on the banks of River Ganga in the foothills of Shivalik mountain ranges. The region is known for its tranquil environs, ancient temples and art of holistic healing, which attract people to its throes from far and wide.

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Day 1

To Rishikesh

Post breakfast, transfer to airport towards your onward journey to Dehradun. Continue by car to Ananda in The Himalayas in Rishikesh for a 5-night stay. Read More

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Days 2-5

Rishikesh

At leisure. Wellness Package • Individual Wellness consultation• Ayurvedic consultation • Personal fitness consultation•Fitness Test and Body composition analysis • Ongoing progress checks with Doctor and Spa consultants • Detailed debrief session and lifestyle consultation and counseling session • Morning Wake Up signature tea and fresh fruit bowl provided every day• 3 Ananda Rejuvenation Spa Cuisine meals (breakfast/ lunch/ dinner), per night per person • Daily use of the Hydrotherapy facilities Steam, Sauna, Chill Plunge Pool, Kneipp Hydrotherapy Foot Bath and Heated Lap Pool • Scheduled Spa Lifestyle and Wellness activities Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, Vedanta, Fitness, Cooking demonstrations Lectures, Workshops and Excursions Read More

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Day 6

To UK

Post breakfast, transfer to the airport in Dehradun towards your onward journey to London via Delhi with sweet memories. Read More

Ranthambore - ( 03 Nights ) (Day 17 to Day 20)
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  • 01 Jun - 20 Jun

    £449*

    £349*

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  • 01 Jun - 20 Jun

    £579*

    £349*

If you are looking for a tryst with nature in the Indian wilds, then perhaps there is no place for you like Ranthambore. A royal hunting ground in the past, this reserved sanctuary today offers residence to a variety of endangered flora and fauna.

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Day 1

To Ranthambore

Post breakfast, transfer to the airport and proceed towards your onward journey to Jaipur. Upon arrival, drive towards Ranthambore by car and transfer to hotel for 2 nights stay in Ranthambore. Read More

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Day 2

Ranthambore

Early morning and late afternoon drives to search for tigers. Read More

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Day 3

To Delhi

Post breakfast, transfer to railway station towards your onward journey to Delhi by train. Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi for 1 night. Read More

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Day 4

To UK

Transfer to the International airport in Delhi towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories. Read More

Jaipur - ( 03 Nights ) (Day 17 to Day 20)
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  • 01 Jun - 30 Sep

    £299*

    £199*

  • Period of travel
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    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Jun - 30 Sep

    £349*

    £239*

Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan is also the largest city of this state. It has the honour of being the 1st planned city of India and represents the glorious magnificence of royalty mingled with a vibrant culture. This city sits teeming with forts, palaces, temples and havelis that relate the fascinating tale of grandeur of the day’s gone by.

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Day 1

To Jaipur

Post breakfast, transfer to the airport and proceed towards your onward journey to Jaipur and upon arrival, transfer to hotel for 2 nights stay in Jaipur. Read More

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Day 2

Jaipur

Proceed for a morning excursion to Amber Fort after breakfast. Enjoy Jeep ride to the fort which displays a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu panache. Afterwards, move towards the City Palace which sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum. In the end, visit Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal, which again symbolise the classic Rajasthani architecture. Read More

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Day 3

To Delhi

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to airport and proceed towards Delhi. Read More

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Day 4

To UK

Post breakfast, transfer to the International airport in Delhi towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories. Read More

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What's Included?

  • International Flights: Return economy class International flights from UK. Supplement may apply from regional airports.
  • Assisted Transfers: All Airport and train transfers as specified by a chauffeur driven car inclusive of representative assistance.Where courtesy transfers are provided by the hotel representative assistance may not be available in some places.
  • Accommodation: Room with attached private facilities.
  • Meal Plan: Half Board (Breakfast and Dinner) in Darjeeling and Bed & Breakfast in hotel of rest of places.
  • Services of Local Agent & Tour Guide: Services of a local agent in all major cities and an English speaking guide during sightseeing as specified inclusive of entry fee to the monuments.
  • Taxes:All applicable taxes and service charges.

What's not Included?

  • Travel insurance: We recommend you take a comprehensive travel insurance to cover your holiday at the time of booking the tour.
  • Visa: UK citizens require entry visas for India. We can obtain visa on your behalf for a nominal fee.
  • Personal Expenses: Such as laundry, telephones calls, hard & soft drinks, meals other then specified, beverages and mineral water etc
  • Camera fee: Still and video camera fee at monuments and game parks.
  • Tips anywhere: To drivers, porters, bellboys, guides & waiters etc.
  • Free Days: Any car arrangements on free days / days at leisure.
  • Any items not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.

Additional Information

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