We were met by Shisir Singh and taken to our hotel Kingston Park
we checked in then cleaned up .
Day 1 we were picked up sightseeing saw India Gate ,Lakshminarayan Temple ;Presidents house; Parliament house ;Raj Ghat Shanti Vana J ama Masjid and Red fort .Walked round Chandni Chowk market very busy with loads of people being taken round on bikes.We had a good afternoons tour then back to hotel .Changed and got ready for evening had a walk round by the hotel then decided to go back and have a meal in the hotel we ordered three meals for four of us which was plenty has the potions were large and eight beers then to bed.
Day2 After a good nights sleep we checked out we left our luggage at the hotel it was put in a room with name labels on ready for our return after a day in Shimla .We were picked up and taken to railway station by Shishir who saw us to the Kalka Shatabdi Exress. The train was lovely clean and the food was good it was all included we had snack and then breakfast.Arrived Kalka at 11.45 Toy train Himalayan Queen 12.10 we arrived at Shimla at 17.20 The views were lovely many bridges and tunnels we went through but after a long way on hard seats we were ready to get off .We were met at the station and taken to our hotel Karlra Regency it was quite a way out of Shimla its self but in a small village on the out skirts .Checked in and changed. Lovely rooms large and a view to die for. The hotel was cold we walked out in the village there were a few shops and eating places we found a nice warm one and had drinks and meal which was very nice. We walked back to hotel and had drinks honey bee brandy £5 a bottle they did not have any so sent out for it the staff were very nice and friendly .After drinking 3/4 of the bottle of brandy to warm us up went to bed.
Day3 After breakfast checked out ..driver picked us up went to Jaku Hill. It was a very cold morning we walked up the hill and looked around we then went into Shimla walked up the parade it was getting warm now .Shimla is a lovely place there is plenty to see many shops and eating places.The place looks very English its clean and we wish we had longer there. Would have liked to have stayed in the town at night so could have ate there .We only had a few hours then went to summer hill after our tour we were taken by car to Kalka.We walked round Kalka then caught the train back to Delhi again food was good.Checked back in to hotel Kingston Park got our luggage out of store and went to change .Had meal in hotel again few drinks and to bed.
Day 4 After breakfast sight seeing again Akshardham Temple and many other sites good tour around before going to hotel to check out .Shishir came to pick us up again to take us to station for over night train to Varanasi . Shishir made sure that we got on the train and found our seats we had 4 berth nice clean. Bedding clean no food provided on this train we took our own bits with us. We had a laugh then settled down for the night it was a long one could,nt sleep .It was very misty has we were getting near Varanasi you could see the farm people getting up and making fires and going to the fields.
Day 5 Arrived Varanasi 7.30 still misty we were met at the station and taken to our hotel it was not far. We checked in the hotel Surya the hotel looked very nice like a palace .Taken to our rooms and had a rest and clean up. Later walked round the area where we were has no tour we had free day to do what we wanted .Found a nice little garden with a eating place had something to eat and a drink very nice.They could not understand much english but we managed to get something . walked back hotel and sat round pool for a while. Back to the room fore a rest . We were picked up at 5 and taken to the ghats to see the evening ceremony it was very colour full and a sight to see we went on a boat and saw a cremation taking place .Had 2 hours there then walked back through the town to the car and back to the hotel. Had our meal in the hotel we waited a long time for it to come had drinks then to bed.