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India including Kohima and Imphal, led by Andy Johnson

17th February – 1st March 2022

12 days from £4,995pp

Honour those that fell in the Battles of Imphal and Kohima on this special Remembrance Tour where sightseeing tours explore India’s World War Two history and visit iconic sites including the magnificent Taj Mahal.
  • Accompanied by expert military history guide, Andy Johnson
  • 11 nights in 4* & 5* hotel accommodation on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis
  • Honour the fallen in private Acts of Remembrance at Calcutta Bhowanipore Cemetery, Kohima War Cemetery and Imphal War Cemetery
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours focusing on the Battles of Imphal and Kohima
  • Visits to the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and the Victoria Memorial Kolkata
  • Sightseeing tours of Kolkata and Old & New Delhi

India including Kohima and Imphal, led by Andy Johnson

In the spring of 1944 Japan launched an offensive into north-east India. Codenamed U-Go, the offensive targeted the Allied base at Imphal, located on a plain surrounded by mountains. To hinder reinforcement, the Japanese plan included a simultaneous attack on Kohima, a small village on the Imphal-Dimapur Road. A successful attack would have given the Japanese the opportunity to capture the railhead and logistic base of Dimapur as they were by this stage of the war, very short of supplies needed to continue their advance into India. Instead, a decisive Japanese defeat marked the turning point of one of the most gruelling campaigns of the Second World War.

Fought between 8 March and 18 July 1944, the Battles of Imphal and Kohima are the main focus of this special Remembrance Tour. Through visits to the battlefield areas we gain insight into the intense fighting that at times was so close soldiers threw grenades directly into enemy trenches. We see poignant memorials, and honour the fallen in private Acts of Remembrance when visiting Commonwealth War Grave Cemeteries.

Complimenting the military history of this tour, we’ll enjoy sightseeing tours of Kolkata, Old & New Delhi, and visit some of India’s most extraordinary sites including the imposing Agra Fort, the Victoria Memorial in Kolkata and the stunningly beautiful Taj Mahal.

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The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata

★★★★★

Fondly referred to as the Grand Dame of Chowringhee, the Oberoi Grand has been an icon on the landscape of Kolkata for more than a century. An elegant, 5-star hotel, it has 209 classically appointed rooms and suites encircling a courtyard. With an excellent reputation for hospitality, the hotel provides guests an oasis of calm, yet is ideally located in the bustling city’s main tourist area.

Hotel Facilities & Amenities
Breakfast and evening meals are served in threesixtythree°, the hotel’s fashionable all day dining restaurant. With its Thai inspired décor and menu of Thai dishes, the hotel’s Baan Thai restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner, and the Bar at threesixtythree° - a blend of contemporary and classic chic, is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing drink. Other hotel facilities include a fitness centre, swimming pool and the Oberoi Spa, which offers a full range of wellness treatments and therapies.
Room Facilities & Amenities

With a classic colour palette, clean lines and rich wooden furnishings, the elegant guest rooms at the Oberoi Grand are a harmony of heritage style and modern conveniences. Both light and spacious, the air-conditioned rooms have either a king, queen or twin beds and are available as a double/twin share, or for sole use.

All rooms are equipped with the following:

  • Full bathroom with hairdryer, bathrobes and complimentary toiletries
  • Electronic safe deposit box
  • 32” LCD TV with USB ports & wide range of national and international news, sports & film channels
  • DVD and CD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Fully stocked personal bar (paid)
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Hotel Vivor, Kohima

★★★★

A warm welcome awaits at the Hotel Vivor where guests can relax and enjoy excellent Nagaland hospitality. Part of the Niathu Group of Hotels & Resorts, the hotel carefully combines modernity with the rich traditional styles of Nagaland. It has just 29 rooms across three floors, and each is tastefully decorated using local handicrafts and elements from the hotel’s natural surroundings.

Hotel Facilities & Amenities
Breakfast is served in the Morung Café, which is named after the traditional meeting place of the Nagas. The hotel’s Vüchü Restaurant offers tasty specialities from the traditional cuisine of Nagaland along with international and signature dishes. With its modern décor the Muse Lounge offers dining options and a bar. Other hotel facilities include a gym, souvenir shop, hair salon and spa.
Room Facilities & Amenities
Guest rooms at the Hotel Vivor are both spacious and bright. With wooden flooring and simple, yet tasteful furnishings, the design of each room reflects the local culture. Rooms have either twin beds, a king bed, or queen bed and are available as a double/twin share, or for sole use.

All rooms are equipped with the following:

  • Full bathroom with shower, hairdryer, and complimentary toiletries
  • Mini bar (paid)
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Complimentary WiFi

Niathu Resort, Dimapur

★★★★

On the banks of the River Chathe, Niathu Resort is surrounded by beautiful nature. The resort has its own beautiful garden, which is home to tropical palms, coconut, areca and other native trees of the region. Although close to its roots in tradition and nature, the Niathu Resort offers guests all the modern amenities for a relaxing and comfortable stay. There is a 24-hour front desk and complimentary WiFi throughout.

Hotel Facilities & Amenities
Taking its name from the river flowing beside it, the Chathe Restaurant serves breakfast and of an evening the menu features Indian, Naga, Continental and Chinese cuisine. For a quick bite the Ruby Café serves beverages and delicious baked snacks, whilst Niathu Machang serves authentic Naga cuisine amidst traditional Naga surroundings. Other facilities include an outdoor pool with a rustic poolside bar, gym, Oriental Spa and beauty salon.
Room Facilities & Amenities
Generously sized, air-conditioned guest rooms at the Niathu Resort have tiled floors, many wood features and a simple - yet stylish, traditional décor. Rooms have either twin or queen beds and are available for double/twin share or sole occupancy.

All rooms are equipped with the following:

  • Bathroom with shower and hairdryer.
  • Flat screen TV with satellite channels,
  • Kettle
  • Complimentary WiFi

Classic Grande Hotel, Imphal

★★★★

Overlooking the majestic Baruni Twin Hills and ridges, the Classic Grande Hotel embodies the warm hospitality and rich heritage of Manipur. Ideally located in the commercial hub of Imphal City, this contemporary, 4-star hotel has 171 stylish guest rooms set over six floors and served by a lift. Guest rooms are well-equipped with modern amenities, making the modern hotel a popular choice of business and leisure travellers alike. 

Hotel Facilities & Amenities
A buffet breakfast of Oriental and Western dishes and evening meals are served in the Multi Cuisine Restaurant (Aroma), which is one of two restaurants in the hotel.  On the 6th floor the Panorama Restaurant serves kebabs and grills, and there is a Coffee Lounge on the 1st floor of the atrium. Other facilities at the hotel include an outside swimming pool, fitness centre, a beauty salon and spa.
Room Facilities & Amenities
Recently refurbished, the guest rooms at the Classic Grande Hotel are bright, spacious and feature a tasteful décor with furnishings in relaxing natural colours. A number of rooms look inwards over the hotel’s atrium, whilst others have city views. Rooms with a king-size bed or twin beds are available for double/twin occupancy and rooms for sole occupancy have a queen-size bed.

All rooms are equipped with the following:

  • Full bathroom with hairdryer and complimentary toiletries
  • Safe Deposit box
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Minibar (paid)
  • Tea/Coffee making facilities
  • Complimentary water
  • Complimentary WiFi

Oberoi Maidens Hotel, Delhi

★★★★★

Established in 1903 as one of the first hotels in Delhi, Maidens Hotel is a stately survivor of the Golden Age. With a sweeping driveway and its grand, pearl-white façade, this 5-star hotel is a glorious illustration of old-world colonial charm. The theme continues throughout the hotel’s 55, centrally air-conditioned rooms, restaurants and bar. Amidst beautiful gardens and greenery, the hotel in New Delhi is an oasis of tranquility.

Hotel Facilities & Amenities
The restaurants and Bar at Maidens Hotel showcase the true essence of the Colonial era. The Garden Terrace is the hotel’s main restaurant where guests can enjoy an international buffet breakfast, and Indian and international cuisines for lunch and dinner. The Curzon Room has an a la carte menu featuring Indian dishes and guests can enjoy a drink in the intimate setting of the Cavalry Bar. Hotel guests have access to a gym and swimming pool.
Room Facilities & Amenities
Extremely spacious with high ceilings and classic furnishings, the guest rooms at the Oberoi Maidens Hotel are reminiscent of a bygone era. Yet, they have all the modern facilities for guests to enjoy a comfortable and relaxing stay. Housed in the Heritage Wing of the hotel, they offer picturesque views of the Garden Terrace with its lush greenery and 150-year old Banyan Tree. Each has either a king-size bed or twin beds and is available for double/twin occupancy or for sole use.

All rooms are equipped with the following:

  • Full bathroom with shower, hairdryer and toiletries
  • Safe deposit box
  • Mini bar (paid)
  • LCD TV with satellite channels
  • Direct dial telephones
  • Tea/Coffee making facilities
  • Bottled water
  • High speed WiFi (fee applies)

Trident Hotel, Agra

★★★★★

Built in local red stone reminiscent of the Mughal era, the Trident Agra Hotel is set amidst beautiful gardens with water fountains.  It has just 135 elegantly appointed rooms overlooking the hotel’s central courtyard, which was inspired by the layout of Agra’s Taj Mahal. Warm and welcoming, this 5-star hotel is renowned for its hospitality and promises all the amenities you’d expect of a 5-star stay.

Hotel Facilities & Amenities

Buffet breakfast is served in the hotel’s restaurant, which of an evening offers cuisine inspired by the kitchens of Agra’s Mughal emperors as well as a variety of classic continental and Asian dishes. Guests wishing to relax with a drink can enjoy the comfort of the hotel’s modern bar. Other facilities include an outdoor pool, fitness centre, and the Trident Spa.

Room Facilities & Amenities

Air-conditioned guest rooms at the Trident Agra Hotel are both stylish and spacious. Picture windows, which offer serene views of the landscaped gardens and courtyards, let in Agra’s natural light, whilst the warm colours of the soft furnishings add cheer to the décor. With comfortable king-size beds or twin beds, guest rooms are available for double/twin and sole occupancy.

All rooms are equipped with the following:

  • Full bathroom with bathtub, shower, hairdryer, slippers and complimentary toiletries
  • Safe deposit box
  • Flat screen TV
  • Mini bar (paid)
  • Tea/Coffee making facilities
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Complimentary WiFi