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Toy trains and temples TMIN8

Visiting: India
5 Days
  • Golden Temple, Amritsar
  • Golden Temple, Amritsar
  • All aboard!
  • Golden Temple of Amritsar / Catherine Rawson
  • Guard at Wagah border

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  • from £350
Reviews for Toy trains and temples 4 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.

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4.5 Sarah Parsons, 22/11/15

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We took this tour in early November 2015 before joining the Delhi to Kathmandu tour. The "toy train" trip to Shimla was great fun, although it took 6 hours and the comfort level is not high. The drive back down to Ambala gave a different and interesting perspective on the landscape. Amritsar was a memorable and thought-provoking experience. The welcoming atmosphere at the Golden Temple was a stark contrast to the site of the 1919 massacre.

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3.5 Sandra Milne-Skinner, 28/10/15

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My husband and I added this trip to the North India Explorer in January this year and it ddefinitely enhanced our holiday experience, because it enabled us to see a bit more of North India. We enjoyed the train ride up to Shimla, and exploring this relic of the Raj. Amritsar gave us three very interesting and different experiences: visiting the site of the massacre and learning about it and its influence on the push for independence, the Golden Temple, a wonderful oasis of calm and welcome, and the exhuberant theatricality of the border ceremony at Wagha.

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Our Response

It’s unfortunately the case that very few hotels in India, other than the international chains, have heating as standard and hot water supplies can be intermittent/unreliable.  This being said, hotels should of course be able to provide heaters and as many extra blankets as are needed. A tour leader should also ensure that the hot water system is functioning to its maximum capacity, or to get a clear indication from them as to the times when hot water will be available.  In light of your comments we have ensured tour leaders proactively ask all customers if their rooms are in an acceptable condition, rather than wait to see if customers mention that they are not; and if there are any issues, then the leaders must ensure that the matter is dealt with then and there.

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