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Golden Triangle Tigers & Shimla Great Rail Journey


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Visit the incredible Taj Mahal, and gain an understanding of why this beautiful mausoleum draws so many visitors.

See Tigers in Ranthambore

Ranthambore National Park is one of the best places in India to spot Bengal tigers in their natural habitat.

Toy Train to Shimla

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



Insider Experiences


Enjoy an included special or unique excursion or event


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

On arrival in Delhi, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. This evening, get to know your Great Rail Journeys Tour Escort and fellow travellers during a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Delhi, Taj Palace

Daily : Dinner


Board the Toy Train to Shimla. The World Heritage-listed Toy Train provides one of the country’s most idyllic train journeys.

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

Stay: Three Nights, Shimla, The Oberoi Cecil Hotel

Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


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

After breakfast 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.

Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Nestled at the foothills of the Himalayas and surrounded by picturesque natural scenery, Shimla is a delight to visit and was a favourite with the Sahebs from the time of the Raj.

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

Daily : Breakfast, Dinner

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 Palace, an oasis of calm in the heart of India’s bustling capital.

Stay: Two Nights, Delhi, Taj Palace

Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Take a 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 include a visit to India Gate, the Parliament Building and Qutab Minar – India’s tallest stone tower.

Daily : Breakfast, Dinner


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

Daily : Breakfast, Dinner

Transfer from Agra to Ranthambore National Park, stoppingen-route 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 in the 16th century, Fatehpur is home to a number of impressive monuments and temples. Enjoy lunch at Laxmi Vilas Palace Bharatpur before jumping back into your coach for the last leg of your trip to Ranthambore National Park. Dinner is at your hotel.

Stay: Two Nights, Sawai Vilas Ranthambore

Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


With an expert guide, go in search for Bengal tigers. Ranthambore boasts a high population of tigers, so make sure to have your camera at the ready.

It’s a welcome slow start to your morning. Spend time relaxing in your hotel room or enjoying the swimming pool and landscaped gardens. After lunch, head out for a guided game drive through the national park. Also look for leopards, wild boars, striped hyenas and other wildlife that call this park home. After a day exploring the jungle, return to your hotel for a well-deserved dinner.

Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Rise early for one last game drive.

After a morning Insider Experience, it’s back to your hotel for breakfast before spending the rest of the morning at leisure. This afternoon, make your way to the intriguing Pink City of Jaipur.

Stay: Two Nights, Jaipur, ITC Rajputana Sheraton

Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Enjoy an in-depth exploration of Jaipur. Begin with 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.

This morning is dedicated to an Insider Experience to discover more of Jaipur. The striking architecture is a unique blend of Hindu and Islamic styles. Its exterior contrasts with the intricate interior with many of the rooms elaborately painted with decadent mirrors and precious stones. Enjoy time at leisure for lunch before jumping right back into your sightseeing. Visit sites including the iconic City Palace, the 18th-century Jantar Mantar Astronomical Observatory, and drive by Jaipur’s most distinctive landmark, the ‘Palace of the Winds’.

Daily : Breakfast, Dinner

Spend your morning at leisure at your hotel. This afternoon, travel back to Delhi, arriving in the evening. Tonight, say goodbye to your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner.

Stay: Delhi, Taj Palace

Daily : Breakfast, Dinner

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

Daily : Breakfast

Trip Inclusions

  • 12 nights in premium accommodation
  • The services of a Great Rail Journeys Tour Escort
  • 30 meals - 12 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 12 dinners
  • Airport transfers, tipping and porterage


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