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Colonial Heritage Walk

The tour introduces you to the intriguing heritage of British Raj in India. It offers you an opportunity to explore many terrific tourist destinations across the country. Along with the vibrant capital city Delhi and historical town of Agra, the culturally rich Kolkata, the city of Nawabs, Lucknow, and the glorious Gwalior are other cities you can explore during the tour.

 

Tour Nights

  • Delhi: 2 nights
  • Agra: 1 nights
  • Orchha: 1 nights
  • Gwalior: 1 nights
  • Kanpur: 1 nights
  • Lucknow: 2 nights
  • Varanasi: 2 nights
  • Kolkata: 2 nights
  • Tour code: AWI71
  • Accommodation Grade
  • Private Tour

Tour At a Glance

  • Discover the British and Mughal heritage in Delhi
  • Behold the incredible beauty of Taj Mahal in Agra
  • Take a look at the colonial heritage at Kanpur, Lucknow and Jhansi
  • Explore the Holy City of Varanasi
  • Travel around Kolkata to witness the prominent cultural and colonial structures

Itinerary details

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  • Day 1 UK to Delhi
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    UK to Delhi

    Depart from UK an overnight flight to Delhi.

  • Day 2 Delhi
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    Delhi

    Meet and assist on arrival and transfer to your hotel.

  • Day 3 Delhi
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    Delhi

    You will enjoy a sightseeing tour in Old and New Delhi. You will be picked up at 09:00AM after breakfast. Enjoy a visit to India Gate, a great memorial arch built in memory of the soldiers died in World War-I and Indo-Afghan War. Drive past the President’s House, Parliament House and the Government Secretariat Buildings. In Old Delhi, there are plenty of historical attractions depicting the city’s rich cultural heritage. Here you will drive past the magnificent Red Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1648. Visit Jama Masjid, one of the largest and most beautiful mosques in India. Admire the architectural beauty of the mosque. Later, you will visit Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi’s shrine. After a short stay at Raj Ghat, head to another fascinating historical site, Humayun’s Tomb. The next site to visit is Qutub Minar. Standing 72 metres tall, this wonderful minaret was built in 12th century and is one of the most sought after tourist spots in Delhi. We will end the day by visiting to the brilliantly built Lakshmi Narayan Temple, also called Birla Temple. Back to hotel for overnight stay. Read More

  • Day 4 Delhi to Agra
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    Delhi to Agra

    After breakfast at the hotel, you will leave for Agra, another historically rich city in North India. `This afternoon, enjoy a visit to the glorious Agra Fort. Some most impressive structures within the fort include Jahangir Palace, Diwan-e-Khas, and Bengali Mahal. Thereafter, head to the world-famous Taj Mahal situated on the bank of River Yamuna, this colossal monument is a symbol of love; it was built by Shah Jahan in memory of his queen Mumtaj Mahal. Built of precious white marble, Taj Mahal is a beauty to behold. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at t he hotel. Read More

  • Day 5 Agra to Orchha via Jhansi
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    Agra to Orchha via Jhansi

    This morning, you will board the Express train for Jhansi from Agra Railway Station. It takes approx 2.5 hours to reach Jhansi from Agra. In Jhansi, you will visit the famous Jhansi Fort. Built on a hillock, this 17th century fort is a living testimony of bravery that Lakhsmi Bai, the queen of Jhansi, showed while fighting against the British to save her kingdom. Later, you will be driven to Orchha, a small riverside town known for its captivating scenery and historical treasures. Overnight stay at hotel.

  • Day 6 Orchha to Gwalior
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    Orchha to Gwalior

    This morning, you will head to one of Central India’s most renowned cities, Gwalior. Apart from magnificent forts and temples, Gwalior is widely acclaimed for its rich heritage of art and culture, especially its contribution to the classical music. On arrival, you will check in to your hotel. Later, proceed on visiting the top tourist attractions in Gwalior. Visit the magnificent Gwalior Fort, one of the oldest forts in India. Man Mandir, Gurjari Mahal, and Jai Vilas Palace are other fascinating attractions in the city.

  • Day 7 Gwalior to Kanpur
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    Gwalior to Kanpur

    Transfer to Gwalior Railway Station. Here, you will board the train for Kanpur. On arrival in Kanpur, you will be transferred to your hotel. Take rest and enjoy your overnight stay in the hotel.

  • Day 8 Kanpur to Lucknow
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    Kanpur to Lucknow

    Visit the Bibigarh, the Ghats, and the church within the army garrison. Travel to Fatehgarh, Bithur and Nana Rao Park to learn about the 1857 mutiny. Later, drive to Lucknow. The journey will take around two hours, and on arrival check in to your hotel.

  • Day 9 Lucknow
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    Lucknow

    Lucknow is a beautiful city. Enjoy your time here in this multicultural city that’s renowned in the subcontinent for its gardens, poetry, music, and cuisine. Pay a visit to the wonderful Rumi Darwaza (the Turkish Gate), and shrines such as the Bara Imambara, Husainabad Imambara, and Asafuddaula Imambara. Proceed towards the Picture Gallery to take a look at the life-size oil paintings of the Nawabs of Oudh. Further, enjoy a tour to the Chattar Manzil Palace, Moti Mahal Palace, and the British Raj Residency. Overnight stay at the hotel.

  • Day 10 Lucknow to Varanasi
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    Lucknow to Varanasi

    An early morning transfer to the railway station to board express train for Varanasi. The journey will take around 6 hrs. Arrive at lunch time and get a transfer to your hotel. Visit the holy Ganges in the evening to enjoy the spectacular Aarti ceremony. Back to the hotel.

  • Day 11 Varanasi
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    Varanasi

    Enjoy an early morning boat ride on the Ganges. It really would be a memorable experience. After the boat ride, take a short walk through the city’s lanes, and enjoy sights such as the Vishwanath Temple. Go back to the hotel for breakfast. Afterwards, travel to Sarnath, globally popular as the site where Gautama Buddha gave his first sermon after his enlightenment. Travel around and enjoy the many attractions of the region. Visit an archaeological museum to learn about some significant events of Buddha's life. Afternoon at leisure and overnight at the hotel. Read More

  • Day 12 Varanasi to Kolkata
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    Varanasi to Kolkata

    Transfer to Varanasi Airport for a short flight for Kolkata. Upon arrival in the city you will be transferred to your hotel.

  • Day 13 Kolkata
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    Kolkata

    One of the largest cities in India, Kolkata is a fascinating place and it usually delights with its fusion of the old and the new. The city has a number of historical monuments. Have a breakfast and start with your sightseeing tour of the city. Sightseeing comprises a visit to the Victoria Memorial (closed on Mondays), a remarkable site that’s often called the 'Taj' of the British Raj. Additionally, visit St. Paul's Cathedral and Mother Teresa's Home. Back to the hotel for an overnight stay.

  • Day 14 Kolkata to UK Departure
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    Kolkata to UK Departure

    Post breakfast, tansfer to the International airport in Kolkata towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories.

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Bhubaneswar - ( 04 Nights ) (Day 14 to Day 18)

The capital of the Indian state of Orissa, Bhubaneswar, is famous across the world as the "Temple City of India." Multiple temples constructed in different era’s dot the horizon of this city and attract tourists and pilgrims alike in hordes. Experience here the wonders of mysticism and religion in the tinkling of the temple bells, in the sound of devotional hymns and in the light of the prayer lamp.

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Day 1

To Bhubaneswar

Post breakfast, transfer to the airport and proceed towards your onward journey to Bhubaneswar and upon arrival, transfer to hotel for 1 night stay in Bhubaneswar. Read More

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Day 2

To Puri

Begin your early morning journey for Puri. Visit Dhauli, Pipli and Raghurajpur en route. Upon arrival, check & in at hotel and proceed for a half & day sightseeing tour of the city. Visit Jagannath Temple and then relax at the golden beach of Puri in the evening. Read More

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Day 3

To Bhubaneswar

After breakfast, drive back to Bhubaneswar and visit Yogini Temple on the way. Upon arrival at Bhubaneswar, check in at the hotel and proceed for the half day sightseeing tour of the city. Visit Tribal Museum and Khandagiri. Spend your evening at Ekamra Haat. Read More

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Day 4

To Bhubaneswar, Kolkata

Post breakfast transfer to airport in Bhubaneswar to fly back to Kolkata. Read More

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Day 5

To UK

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

Assam - ( 03 Nights ) (Day 14 to Day 17)

Assam - the very mention of this word brings to one’s mind the delightful blend of culture, heritage, faiths and beliefs of the innumerous ethnic tribes and sub-tribes residing in this region. In fact, a mention of the rich tradition of the state, without referring to the diverse lifestyle, arts-crafts, fairs and festival of the people residing therein, would be as good as incomplete. Assam is gifted with lush green meadows, fertile plains, the enormous Brahmaputra River, the beautiful hills, the Blue Mountains, the wonderful looking tea plantations, the rich flora and fauna.

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Day 1

To Guwahati

Arrive at the Guwahati airport and drive to Sualkuchi village (45 kilometers / 1.5 hours approx.) Sualkuchi village is one of the world’s largest weaving villages and silk from all over the state is woven here in exquisite silk fabrics. Drive to Guwahati city. Check-in the hotel upon arrival and spend a comfortable overnight stay. Read More

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Day 2

Goalpara

After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Goalpara. En-route visit Turkeshwari Temple, where it is believed that a portion of Goddess Sati’s body fell. Visit Hulukundar Pahar and enjoy the spectacular view of the village and river Brahmaputra. Check-in at the hotel and visit Naranaryan Setu and Paglatek Siv Mandir near Karbala after lunch. Spend a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel. Read More

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Day 3

Guwahati

Post breakfast at the hotel; visit Surya Pahar where one can see the cultural influence of Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism. Later visit Dubapara village famous for Sheetal Pati (cane mat). After early lunch drive to Guwahati via Kukurmara. If time permit, visit Kulsi River by country boat and spot river dolphins. Check-in at the hotel and spend a comfortable overnight stay. Read More

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Day 4

To UK

Post breakfast, transfer to the airport in Guwahati via Kolkata towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories. Read More

Hotels

  • DoubleTree by Hilton
    DoubleTree by Hilton
    Agra
  • Orchha Resort
    Orchha Resort
    Orchha
  • Ramada Plaza
    Ramada Plaza
    Varanasi
  • Golden Tulip Lucknow
    Golden Tulip Lucknow
    Lucknow
  • The Peerless Inn
    The Peerless Inn
    Kolkata
  • Usha Kiran Palace
    Usha Kiran Palace
    Gwalior
  •  The Landmark Towers
    The Landmark Towers
    Kanpur
  • The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi
    The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi
    Delhi
  • Le Meridien
    Le Meridien
    Star Rating Delhi
  • Orchha Resort
    Orchha Resort
    Star Rating Orchha
  • Vivanta By Taj - Gomti Nagar
    Vivanta By Taj - Gomti Nagar
    Star Rating Lucknow
  • The Oberoi Grand
    The Oberoi Grand
    Star Rating Kolkata
  • Usha Kiran Palace
    Usha Kiran Palace
    Star Rating Gwalior
  • Radisson Hotel Varanasi
    Radisson Hotel Varanasi
    Star Rating Varanasi
  •  The Landmark Towers
    The Landmark Towers
    Star Rating Kanpur
  • ITC Mughal, Agra
    ITC Mughal, Agra
    Star Rating Agra

DoubleTree by Hilton

Agra
  • DoubleTree by Hilton

Located in the heart of Agra city center, this DoubleTree by Hilton hotel is one of the very few hotels in Agra offering views of the legendary monument Taj mahal, located only two kilometers from the hotel. The Hotel Offers

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Orchha Resort

Orchha
  • Orchha Resort

The Kaleva restaurant, located on premises, allows guests to sample traditional Indian food in a great setting. Located nearby are various tourist attractions that will allow guests to get a greater feel for the area and for

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Ramada Plaza

Varanasi
  • Ramada Plaza

Ramada Plaza, JHV is one of Varanasi's finest 5 star hotels, which lies close to the Mall Road, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Ramnagar Fort, and Jantar Mantar.Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport is 23 km away.

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Le Meridien

Delhi
  • Le Meridien

Le Meridien New Delhi is conveniently located in the centre of the city, within a two kilometre radius of major central government offices, Parliament House, the Presidential Palace, Rashtrapathi Bhawan and the bustling comme

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Orchha Resort

Orchha
  • Orchha Resort

The Kaleva restaurant, located on premises, allows guests to sample traditional Indian food in a great setting. Located nearby are various tourist attractions that will allow guests to get a greater feel for the area and for

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Vivanta By Taj - Gomti Nagar

Lucknow
  • Vivanta By Taj - Gomti Nagar

Vivanta Gomti Nagar, Lucknow is 12 miles from Amausi International Airport and 5 miles from the Train Station. It is about 1.5 miles from the Lucknow Zoo and State Museum. There's a new wow in Uttar Pradesh's capital city. Ju

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The Oberoi Grand

Kolkata
  • The Oberoi Grand

The Oberoi Grand hotel is centrally located in the commercial heart of the city at Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata. The hotel is located in the main business and shopping district of Kolkata and is in walking distance from mos

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Usha Kiran Palace

Gwalior
  • Usha Kiran Palace

Conveniently located the hotel is just 25 kms from the Gwalior Airport (GWL)and 3 kms from the railway station.

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Golden Tulip Lucknow

Lucknow
  • Golden Tulip Lucknow

The hotel is situated 20 minutes drive from Lucknow airport and just 5 minutes from railway station and 3 km from Hazratgani. Chowk is about 6 km from the hotel.

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Radisson Hotel Varanasi

Varanasi
  • Radisson Hotel Varanasi

Located in the heart of Varanasi, this luxury hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from JVH Mall and within 3 mi (5 km) of Bharat Mata and Vishwanatha Temple. Dasaswamedh ghat and Marnikanika Ghat are also within 6 mi (10 km). 45 minutes

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The Peerless Inn

Kolkata
  • The Peerless Inn

Located right in the heart of Kolkata, The Peerless Inn is one of the best known hotels in the city. It is located in Chowringhee, West Bengal at a distance of 100 metres from the Esplanade Metro Station. The hotel is a 10 m

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Usha Kiran Palace

Gwalior
  • Usha Kiran Palace

Conveniently located the hotel is just 25 kms from the Gwalior Airport (GWL)and 3 kms from the railway station.

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The Landmark Towers

Kanpur
  •  The Landmark Towers

Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport is 62.8 km away.

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The Landmark Towers

Kanpur
  •  The Landmark Towers

Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport is 62.8 km away.

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The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi

Delhi
  • The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi

The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel is located 25 kilometers from international airport and 1 kilometer from Karkardooma, Mansarovar Park.

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ITC Mughal, Agra

Agra
  • ITC Mughal, Agra

Located on 35 enchanting acres,ITC Mughal, a luxury hotel is situated close to the city centre and gardens, as well as the Taj Mahal – one of the world’s most fabled monuments and The Agra Fort. One of the Seven Wonders of th

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What's Included?

  • International Flights: Return economy class International flights from UK. Supplement may apply from regional airports.
  • Domestic Flights: Economy class domestic flights within India.
  • Train: Air-conditioned chair car.
  • 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: Bed & Breakfast at all 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.
  • 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

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£) based on twin sharing.
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