On this extraordinary Indian summer holiday, you travel from the cool misty hills of Shimla to the summer of Kolkata and the hills of Darjeeling. No other location in India captures the whole spirit of the colonial era like Calcutta. Escaping the heat of Calcutta, make your way up to Darjeeling, a former summer retreat of the East India Company, which still retains its former charms. Your stay here is arranged at Glenburn Tea Estate. Cosy up in planter’s bungalows and enjoy cream teas by the fire and tea plantation walks.
You can take this Indian summer holiday as suggested here. Alternatively, you use it as a starting point to create your unique tailor made India holiday. All our holidays are perfectly tailor-made to suit you.
Fly to Delhi.
You will be met on arrival and transfer to your hotel in your private chauffeured car. Optional sightseeing of Delhi in the afternoon. First of two nights in Delhi.
Sightseeing of Old and New Delhi including visit to Red Fort, Parliament House and Humayun Tomb. Evening for shopping in Connaught Place.
Drive to Shimla or add an optional train journey on the route. Check into Wildflower Hall. First of three nights in Shimla.
Sightseeing in Shimla town centre (45 minutes from your hotel). Optional guided forest walk.
Day at leisure.
Your private chauffeured car transfers you to Chandigarh airport for your flight to Kolkata (Calcutta). Met on arrival and transfer to your hotel. First of two nights here.
Fly to Bagdogra. Met on arrival and transfer to Darjeeling in your private chauffeured car. First of three nights at Glenburn Tea Estate.
Early morning visit Tiger Hill viewpoint to witness the sunrise from behind Kanchenjunga. Later take train to Ghum to visit Buddhist monastery. Afternoon at leisure.
Today, visit one of the town’s authentic tea plantations for a guided tour and a tea tasting session.
Fly to Delhi. Met on arrival and transfer to your hotel for overnight stay.
Fly back home.
I would like to say a huge thank you for organising our holiday to India. It was an astonishing trip. All the arrangements, flights, coaches, hotels were perfect. Our guides in both Kolkata and Delhi were fantastic. Rajeev took great care of us and made sure everything was perfect.
Witnessing the Taj Mahal at sunrise was an emotional experience…we would definitely travel with you again.
Just a quick report on the trip! You are a hard act to follow, having lead the first two trips so superbly, but Tilak did you (and us ) proud! He was un-flappable, cool, calm and courteous, extremely helpful, and showed a great sense of humour….what more could one ask? I was very grateful for his help when my camera was stolen, also when I locked my keys in my suitcase.
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