- Hi, loved seeing both Shimla and Amritsar. Both, not to be missed! Once we got to each.
Toy train up from Shimla is incredibly long and also uncomfortable, and crowded on the day we travelled.
Might be worth having an option to do only part toy train and part bus transfer, although road is under re-construction and this is making journey more uncomfortable, even by bus, at the moment. It depends how much of the toy train journey you are keen on doing. It's a very long travel day up to Shimla from Delhi.
Both places involved long journey. Misleading info. on itinerary, in that it says 'morning at leisure' before leaving Shimla for Amritsar train, but in fact we had to leave by 9.00/9.30 (just after breakfast) and it was a whole day travelling. People need to know this, and be prepared for. Arrived in Amritsar - 7.30/8.00 pm
Woodville Palace very interesting/charming hotel, loved it, apart from the fact that all public rooms, including dining room were freezing; to the extent of wearing hat and coats down for breakfast. More heating needed, or more clothes!
Our decision not to go up to the Border was a good one for that part of tour. We opted instead to go back to the Golden Temple at night - incredible..... If you can do both, all well and good, if not we would say just do the temple.
Published on: 23 February 2017