North East India

They gave us our today

North East India SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945

At Kohima and Imphal in the remote hillsides of North East India, the tide of the war in the East turned against the Japanese in 1944.

2014 was the 70th anniversary tour offering a rare opportunity to honour those who so bravely fought and fell with Services of Remembrance at both Kohima and Imphal War Cemeteries.

The tranquil and unspoilt beauty of North East India with its thick forests, lush valleys, emerald tea gardens and great rivers is in stark contrast to the cities of Kolkata (Calcutta) and Delhi, a fusion of modern skyscrapers and Victorian monuments to the Raj.

  • Overview

    Date: April 2017

    With: Mike Bradley
    Duration: 13 nights
    Prices: TBC

  • Highlights
    • Take part in Services of Remembrance supported by the Indian Army at Kohima War Cemetery
    • Stand on Garrison Hill Kohima
    • Visit memorials to The Royal Norfolks, The Royal Scots and others, around the old battlefield of Kohima where so much was given
    • Hear stories of Corporal Harman’s unbelievable action that gained him the Victoria cross and how a Territorial Battalion held out at Kohima until relieved
    • Sightseeing tour of New Delhi and Colonial Old Delhi
    • Excursion to see the magnificent Taj Mahal
  • Itinerary

    DAY 1
    Morning - Depart London and fly to Kolkata via Dubai.


    DAY 2
    Morning - Arrive Kolkata and transfer to Hotel Peerless Inn.
    Check in and relax with own lunch arrangements.

    Afternoon - Orientation tour of the City.

    Evening - Dinner and overnight in hotel.


    DAY 3
    Morning - Tour of City to include War Cemetery, Colonial Buildings, St Pauls Cathedral and Black Hole of Calcutta, Botanical Gardens, Indian Museum and Memorial. Other places of interest as requested.

    Afternoon - Late lunch under own arrangements at hotel. Free for relaxation and enjoy hotel facilities.

    Evening - Dinner and overnight in hotel.


    DAY 4
    Early - Check out and depart for Airport.
    Fly to Dimapur

    Afternoon - On arrival, drive to Kohima in small vehicles.
    Check into Hotel Vivor.

    Evening - Dinner and overnight in hotel.


    DAY 5
    Morning - Personal visits to Kohima War Cemetery.
    Lunch in hotel.

    Afternoon - Orientation tour of Kohima area including Memorials.

    Evening - Dinner and overnight in hotel.


    DAY 6
    Morning - Service of Remembrance at Kohima War Cemetery.

    Afternoon - Lunch in hotel.
    Further visits to Kohima battlefield areas.

    Evening - Dinner and overnight in hotel.


    DAY 7
    Morning - Visit Kohima War Museum.
    Visit Kohima RC Cathedral and enjoy the views.

    Afternoon - Lunch in hotel.
    Visit Kohima town and the markets.
    Visit to local Orphanage sponsored by Assam Rifles.

    Evening - Dinner and overnight in hotel.


    DAY 8
    Morning - Check out of hotel and drive to Dimapur.
    Fly to Delhi via Kolkata.

    1910 hrs - Arrive Dehli and transfer to the Oberoi Maidens Hotel.

    Evening - Check in, Dinner and overnight in hotel.


    DAY 9
    All Day - At leisure for relaxation and enjoy facilities in hotel OR shopping or sightseeing as desired at own expense.
    Lunch at own expense.

    Evening - Dinner and overnight in hotel.


    DAY 10
    Morning - Check out and drive to Agra with comfort stops.
    Lunch at local restaurant in Agra

    Afternoon - Visit Agra Fort and marble factory.
    Check into ITC Mughal Hotel.

    Evening - Dinner at own expense and overnight in hotel.


    DAY 11
    Morning - Visit Taj Mahal.
    Lunch at hotel and check out.

    Afternoon - Drive to Dehli with comfort stops.

    Evening - Check back into Oberoi Maidens Hotel.
    Dinner and overnight in hotel.


    DAY 12
    Morning - Tour of Old Dehli to include rickshaw ride, Red Fort, Kashmir Gate, Civil Lines and Oberoi Maidens Hotel, Nehru Ridge and Mutiny Memorial, and other requests.

    Afternoon - Lunch at own expense in local restaurant.
    Visit to New Dehli to see or visit India Gate, Government buildings, Military Lines and St Martins Church, Dehli War Cemetery, and other places by request.

    Evening - Farewell dinner and overnight in hotel.


    DAY 13
    Early - Check out and transfer to Airport.

    Morning - Depart Delhi and fly to London via Dubai.

    Evening - Arrive London and disperse.

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TRAVEL NOTES:

This tour is currently scheduled to be run in April 2017 but dates may change. Please call 01473 660 800  for more information.