If you haven’t yet discovered the charm of these three historical cities of India, this ‘Golden Triangle Tour with Shimla’ detour is the best pick for you. With its historical lanes, decade old street food joints and Mughal architect, Delhi has a lot more to offer you than just being a modern contemporary shadow of India. This 9 days and 10 nights tour will take you to the heart of Delhi while changing the perception of Delhi for you. Another traditional city Jaipur, popularly known as pink city of India is replete with historical Rajputana landmarks that echo its thousand years old history and rich culture. Pink city is inundated with mesmerizing ancient forts, palaces, temples and gardens, and we have all the plans to take you sightseeing of these architectural marvels. Adding to your wander lust, we have another major attraction for you- a tour to Agra where you will witness the most photographed monument in the world- Taj Mahal. Stands in its splendor of white marble and imposing citadel on the banks of the river Yamuna, this historical monument is worth your while. Apart from this, Agra fort is another key attraction for tourists in Agra. After an overwhelming historical spree, we take you to the heritage hill station to cool you down. A combination of modern and heritage, Shimla offers you the vibration of festivals with tourists coming from around the globe. In your 10 days journey, you will witness all these historical Mughal and Rajput architecture leaving yourself happy and rejuvenated.
Day 01: Delhi (Arrival)
A smooth ride to your hotel upon your arrival at the Delhi International Airport will be provided to you by our tour representative. Stay overnight in the hotel and get rid of your jet lag.
Day 02: Delhi Sightseeing
Get ready to witness some amazing Delhi attractions. India Gate, Jama Masjid, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Parliament House, Gandhi Memorial, Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar Complex will be the major sights for you to see. All these mini excursions are overseen by expert guides who regale you with interesting anecdotes and folklores. Return to your hotel for overnight stay.
Day 03: Delhi – Agra
It’s the time to leave for Agra by road. Upon arrival after approximately 3 hours, check into your hotel and rest for a while. After stretching your legs for a while, you will be taken to witness the much awaited white marble marvel Taj Mahal. This is followed by a mini-tour of the Agra Fort (the seat and stronghold of the Mughal emperors). As the night approaches, you are escorted back to your hotel where you stay overnight and enjoy the delicacies of Agra.
Day 04: Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur
Next morning when you leave for Jaipur by road, you will visit the deserted Mughal town ‘Fatehpur Sikri’ on the way. Here you will visit Jama Masjid, Birbal Bhawan, Jodha Bai Palace, Buland Darwaza and Panch Mahal. After a long drive, you arrive in Jaipur followed by check in to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 05: Jaipur
In the morning, you will be escorted to great amber fort where you will enter in a joyous elephant ride. In the afternoon, you will get to see the pink city as close as you want and will witness some amazing architecture. The journey however will take you to the City Palace (a palatial structure segregated into gardens, buildings and courtyards and reflects a seamless fusion of Rajput and Mughal architecture), Jantar Mantar and the local bazaars of Jaipur. After satisfying your shopping spree, you would want to hit the bed at your hotel and relax till morning.
Day 06: Jaipur – Delhi
We take you to Delhi, the next morning and you stay at the hotel overnight. The rest of the day can be spent at leisure. We suggest you try some local Delhi street food or check out the art scene in the city. Delhi,certainly is full of art and theatre.
Day 07: Delhi – Shimla
Thrill begins this morning as you take a drive to the railway station to board the train to Kalka. At Kalka, you get to board the famous Toy Train that passes through a staggering 102 tunnels, meandering through the lofty Himalayas. The train, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, will take you to Shimla. As you reach the destination after 5 hour long journey, you will be checking into your hotel for relaxing overnight.
Day 08: Shimla
Today, get ready to explore the natural and architectural beauty of Shimla. The places you will visit here includes Botanical Gardens, The Shimla Mall Road , The Ridge, Jakhu Temple, Himachal State Museum and Vice regal Lodge. After you have had a long tour around the city, you will be taken to your hotel for staying overnight.
Day 09: Shimla – Delhi
Today, drive to the Kalka railway station to board the train to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, check in at the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 10: Delhi – Departure
Today, you will be transferred to the international airport/ railway station to board flight back home.
Pickup & Drop
All sightseeing’s by individual car.
Sight-seeing as per tour itinerary.
All toll taxes, parking fees and driver’s allowance.
Inclusive of all taxes.