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Wonders of the Golden Triangle

Delhi Return

Trip Code: RJTGTC12
12 Days
26 Meals
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  • Map & Itinerary
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Trip Inclusions

  • 11 nights in premium accommodation
  • The services of a Great Rail Journeys Tour Escort
  • 26 meals - 11 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 11 dinners
  • Airport transfers, tipping and porterage

Travel & Accommodation

Traditional blue train travelling along the tracks, India
Toy Train to Shimla

Board a heritage 'toy train' from Delhi to Shimla. With steel wheels turning, be transported to authentic India

Upward view of a hotel on a tree covered mountain, India
Stay at the Oberoi Cecil Hotel

Admire the views of the Himalayas during a stay at the Oberoi Cecil Hotel, nestled in the hills of Shimla.

Cream coloured buildings with water feature and vegetation in foreground, India
Jeep Ride at Amber Fort

Climb aboard a Jeep for a ride to the magnificent Amber Fort in Jaipur

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Rail Itinerary operated with our partner Great Rail Journeys
  • Prices include transfers, tipping and porterage
  • Upon arrival into Delhi, ensure your flight lands before 4pm
  • Prices are for land/rail only. Flights not included
Asia Map RJTGTC12 2019

Delhi Return

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Insider Experience

Enjoy an included special or unique excursion or event

On arrival in Delhi, you’ll be met by your Great Rail Journeys Tour Escort and be transferred to your home for the night, the Taj Diplomatic Enclave. This evening, get to know your Tour Escort and fellow travellers during a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Delhi, Taj Diplomatic Enclave

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  • Dinner
INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Board the Toy Train to Shimla and enjoy one of the most picturesque train journeys in the country as you wind through leafy landscapes.


Rise early and depart Delhi on the Shatabdi Express to Kalka. From here, you’ll enjoy an Insider Experience aboard the Toy Train, arriving in Shimla by early evening.

Stay: Three Nights, Shimla, The Oberoi Cecil Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy an interesting talk from author, historian and journalist, Raaja Bhasin and learn about the city’s fascinating history.


Embark on a guided sightseeing tour of Shimla and see a number of sights including the Viceregal Lodge, once the summer residence of the Indian viceroys. Continue on to the Sankat Mochan Samiti Temple, where you’ll have the chance to gain some cultural insight. This afternoon you’ll walk to the mysterious Scandal Point, a popular social meeting place where people would gather and share gossip.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Nestled at the foothills of the Himalayas and surrounded by picturesque natural scenery, Shimla is a delight to visit.


Make the most of your free day in this charming town as you explore it on your own. Perhaps explore the Himalayas outside Shimla or visit Wildflower Hall.

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After breakfast this morning you’ll board the express train back to Delhi. Upon arrival, transfer back to your hotel. Enjoy a further two evenings at the Taj Diplomatic Enclave, an oasis of calm in the heart of India’s bustling capital.

Stay: Two Nights, Delhi, Taj Diplomatic Enclave

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Take a fascinating rickshaw ride through the narrow streets of Delhi’s lively bazaar, winding through a sea of pedestrians going about their everyday lives.


Today you will further explore Delhi, India’s vibrant, hectic, awe-inspiring capital city. Leave the enticing aromas of street food behind and move on to New Delhi, to visit Humayun’s Tomb. Thought to have inspired the Taj Mahal, the tomb perfectly combines elements of Persian and Mughal architecture in its design. Other highlights you’ll visit include India Gate, the Parliament Building and Qutab Minar – India’s tallest stone tower.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Journey to Agra on the Gatimaan Express train.


In Agra, embark on a sightseeing tour of the World Heritage-listed Red Fort. One of the city’s most historic sites, the fort has served as both a military point and a royal residence in the past. Continue to the iconic Taj Mahal for a magical afternoon. The impressive structure took over 22 years to build and is a wonder to behold. Spend the afternoon on a guided tour of the grounds and learn about the love story behind the marble mausoleum.

Stay: Agra, ITC Mughal

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  • Dinner

Enroute to Jaipur, you’ll stop briefly at the abandoned ancient city of Fatehpur Sikri for a guided tour. This town to the west of Agra was once known as the City of Victory. Built under Emperor Akbar, the city was abandoned due to water shortages. Fatehpur is home to a number of monuments and temples, making it just as impressive as when it was built in the 16th century. Enjoy lunch at Laxmi Vilas Palace Bharatpur before continuing to the intriguing Pink City of Jaipur.

Stay: Three Nights, Jaipur, ITC Rajputana Sheraton

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Take an in-depth tour of Jaipur and see an abundance of beautiful palaces, forts, lakes and architecture.


See sites including the City Palace, an iconic pink complex of gardens and buildings in the centre of Jaipur’s Old City. Completed in 1728, it showcases a remarkable blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Later, continue to the 18th-century Jantar Mantar Astronomical Observatory. Explore the complex and see a number of fascinating early geometric devices used for tracking planet locations. Spend the afternoon at leisure before returning to the hotel for dinner.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Travel to the outskirts of Jaipur and enjoy a guided tour of Amber Fort. Travel by Jeep to the main entry and spend the morning touring through the fort, learning about its fascinating history.


Enjoy an Insider Experience in the morning. On the way back to your hotel drive past Jaipur’s most distinctive landmark, The Palace of the Winds. Designed to look like the crown of Krishna, the honeycombed Palace is built from eye-catching red and pink sandstone. Its five-storey facade features an elaborate array of hundreds of finely screened windows and balconies.

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This morning, enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your hotel before saying goodbye to the Pink City. Travel back to Delhi, arriving after lunch. This evening say goodbye to your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner.

Stay: Delhi, Taj Diplomatic Enclave

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Your tour of India’s Golden Triangle comes to an end today. After breakfast you’ll be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

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