Golden Triangle with Shimla Tour
Duration10 Nights / 11 Days
Destination CoveredDelhi – Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Abhaneri – Jaipur – Shimla
HighlightsRickshaw ride in Delhi,Tonga Ride in Agra, Step of wells visit, Elephant ride in Jaipur, Toy train ride, Indian train experience
OptionalCooking class in Delhi/Jaipur, Vintage Car / Chariot ride in Jaipur, High Tea with Indian Family, Heritage walk in Delhi/Jaipur, Rajasthan folk dance with Dinner at Chokhi Dhani in Jaipur
We can customize it as per your Requirement & Budget
IncludedWarm welcome in Typical Indian StyleAssistance on arrival /departure and during Hotel check-inHotel accommodation on Double sharingDaily breakfast at HotelAir-conditioned Medium Sedan Car for 02 & Toyota Innova in-case of 04 persons with knowledgeable driver for the entire tourElephant ride at Amer fort – JaipurExecutive Class train fare for Delhi – Kalka – DelhiToy Train ride from Kalka – ShimlaSouvenir gift at the time of departureAll applicable Government TaxesServices of English speaking local knowledgeable guide during sightseeing
ExclusionsInternational / domestic airfareMonument entrance feeTips to hotels, guide and driverAny drinks or meals other than mentioned aboveAny visa/insurance feesAny other services note specified above
Day 01: Arrive Delhi (By International flight)
Day 02: Delhi sightseeing
After a leisurely breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi Old Delhi - A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting - Red Fort - The red sandstone walls of Lal Qila, the Red Fort, extend for two km and vary in height from 18 meters on the river side to 33 metres on the city side. Shah Jahan started construction of the massive fort in 1638 and it was completed in 1648. Jama Masjid - Jama Masjid The splendid mosque built by Muhammad Ali Shah in
the typical Mughal style with two minarets and three domes, lies to the west of the Hussainabad Imambara. Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Also, visit the Swami Narayan Temple and Bangla Sahib Gurudwara Proceed for the visit of New Delhi
New Delhi - An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit:- Humayun's Tomb - Built in the mid 16th century by Haji Begum, senior wife of Humayun, the second Mughal emperor, Humayun's Tomb is an early example of Mughal architecture built in Delhi. Lotus temple ( known as Bahai Temple), Qutub Minar - 13 km to the south of Connaught Circus at Lalkote of 8th century Tomor Rajputs, the 72.5 mts high Victory Pillar stands as a victory stand of a Muslim King Qutub-ud-din-Aibak in India. A drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, The President's Residence, and a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. End with the visit of the Lotus temple at the sunset Overnight at Delhi
Day 03: Drive from Delhi to Agra
After an early breakfast, drive to the city of Taj (Agra) Arrive Agra and transfer to hotelIn the afternoon visit the The Agra fort - situated on the banks of Yamuna River, North West of the Taj Mahal, this majestic fort was started by the Emperor Akbar and it developed as a strong hold of the Mughal Empire, under successive generations. This majestic fortress of red sandstone encompasses within its 2.5 km long endosure walls,
the imperial city of the Mughal rulers. It comprises many visionary palaces, such as the Jahangir Palace and the Khas Mahal, built by Shah Jahan, audience halls such as the Dewan I Khas and two very beautiful mosques.
Later visit the Taj Mahal - a white marble Tomb build in 1631 - 1648, seat of the Mughal Empire by Shah Jahan for his wife, Arjuman Banu Begum or Mumtaz Mahal In the evening, free to explore the Agra's rich heritage of handicrafts and a marble making factory. Overnight in Agra
Day 04: Drive from Agra to Jaipur visiting Fatehpur Sikri & Abhaneri enroute
After a leisurely breakfast, drive to Jaipur known as "pink city" and the capital of Rajasthan named after Jai Singh, the former Maharaja of Jaipur. Enroute visit the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri, a place worth visiting to discover how once the city could have been which has now turned into ruins, situated 26 miles west of Agra, it was build at orders of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. Proceed for Jaipur and the next halt is Abhaneri
Abhaneri is a small town village, situated at a distance of 95 kms before Jaipur, on Agra –Jaipur road. The place is popular for the amazing 'Baoris' (step wells) and Harshat Mata Temple. Famour Abhaneri Stepwell called Chand Baoli, belonging to the 11th century AD. This stepwells is a marvel of architecture & has beautifully carved panels inserted into the sides. The steps, in sets of 4 or 5, are in the shape of an inverted 'V'. The carved stone pillars, which are somewhat damaged now, were once strong enough for supporting pulleys to draw water. Several storeyed verandahs surround this beautiful stepwell. Also visit the Harshat Mata Goddess Temple nearby belonging to the 9th Century. Later proceed to Jaipur. On arrival check in at Hotel. Overnight in Jaipur
Day 05: A day in Jaipur for visits
Day 06: Leave Jaipur for Delhi (By surface)
Day 07 : Delhi – Kalka ( By Shatabdi Train) – Shimla ( By Toy Train)
Early morning transfer to New Delhi railway station to board Shatabdi Train to Kalka , train depart at 0740 hrs / arrival Kalka at 1145 hrs. On reach Kalka, you will board the Kalka Shimla Himalayan Queen which is one of the narrow gauge toy trains that run from Kalka to Shimla. The distance between Kalka to Shimla is 96 km and travel time is more than 5 hours as the trains travel at low speed due to hill terrain.The departure time of Himalayan Queen toy train from Kalka is
1210 hrs and it runs on all days of the week. The expected arrival time in Shimla is 1720 hrs The travel time from Kalka to Shimla is 5 hrs 10 min. The average speed the train covers in an hour is 18 km.The train stops at nine main stations , which are Dharampur, Kumarhatti, Barog, Solan, Salogra, Kandaghat, Taradevi, Jutogh and Summer Hill. The other stations it passes through are Taksal, Gumman, Koti, Sonwara, Kanoh, Kathleeghat and Shoghi where this train doesn’t have stoppagesAll these toy trains from Kalka to Shimla pass through 102 tunnels, which give thrilling experience to the passengers. The journey in these trains through the valleys and pine trees around is a wonderful experience for the visitors of Himachal.Upon arrival you will be transfer from the Shimla railway station to your pre booked Hotel in Shimla. Rest of the day free to relax. Overnight in Shimla.
Day 08: Shimla
Breakfast at the Hotel. Shimla is the capital of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, in the Himalayan foothills. Once the summer capital of British India, it remains the terminus of the narrow-gauge Kalka-Shimla Railway, completed in 1903. It’s also known for the handicraft shops that line The Mall, a pedestrian avenue, as well as the Lakkar Bazaar, a market specializing in wooden toys and crafts.
During your sightseeing you will visit Sankat Mochan Temple and Jakhu Temple, Evening free to stroll in the famous shopping place of Shimla town - The Mall & The Ridge. Overnight in Shimla.