Golden Triangle with Shimla
Route : Delhi Jaipur Agra Delhi Shimla Delhi
Upon your arrival in the Indian capital city of New Delhi, you will be greeted by our representative at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. After a warm welcome, you will be escorted to your hotel for overnight stay.
Delhi – Jaipur
This morning enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Old Delhi, which includes a visit to Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India; a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk, ‘silver street’, one of the largest trading centres of India; drive past Red Fort, the place that marked the announcement of India’s freedom from the British Raj; visit Raj Ghat, cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi.
Later, embark on a leisurely drive to Jaipur - land of the Rajputs. Jaipur is an exuberance of colour, dance and traditional arts and crafts. Known, as the 'Pink City', Jaipur is home to ancient forts and palaces and is one of India's most well planned cities.
Day in Jaipur
This morning, visit Amber fort, a fine amalgamation of Hindu and Muslim architecture and ornamentation, built in the 16th century. To ascend up the fort, you may choose to walk, drive or take an elephant ride.
This afternoon, visit the splendid City Palace and Jantar Mantar, the largest astronomical observatory built in stone. Also drive past Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), a remarkable five storied building along the main street of the old city with semi-octagonal and delicate honey-combed sandstone windows.
Jaipur – Agra
This morning, embark on a leisurely drive to Agra, city of the world famous Taj Mahal. En-route to Agra, you will make a brief stop to visit Fatehpur Sikri, the capital city of the Mughal Empire in the 16th century.
Upon arrival in Agra, check in to your hotel and enjoy an evening leisure.
Day in Agra
This morning, experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the eternal symbol of love, with a sunrise view of Taj Mahal. Often referred to as a poem in white marble, Taj Mahal displays the saga of love between Emperor Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal.
Also visit the Agra fort, which is built in red sandstone and has magnificent palaces, halls of public and private audience and beautiful gardens.
Agra – Delhi
This morning drive to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, check in to your hotel. This afternoon enjoy a sightseeing tour of New Delhi includes a visit which includes a visit to Qutab Minar, a fine example of Indo-Islamic architecture; Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, the largest Sikh temple of Delhi, with a gold tomb, still in active worship; Photo stop at India Gate, the war memorial arch built in honour of the soldiers who died in the second world war; drive past President's House, Parliament House and other Government Secretariat Buildings, the most imposing features of Lutyen’s Delhi.
Delhi – Shimla
There is no operational Airport in Shimla, we will have to take flight from Delhi to Chandigarh and there after drive to Shimla, the former summer capital of British India, set amidst the snow capped mountains, which offers stunning views of the Himalayas.
Upon arrival in Shimla, transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the day is at leisure at your hotel, acclimatizing to the high altitudes.
Day in Shimla
After breakfast, enjoy a tour of Shimla, visiting the famous Christ Church, the second oldest church in Northern India.
Later visit the Shimla State Museum, which houses a collection of miniature ‘Pahari’ paintings, sculptures, coins, woodcarvings and also costumes, textiles and jewellery of the region. A leisurely stroll along the Mall road provides you with a feel for the lifestyle of locals in Shimla.
Day in Shimla
After breakfast enjoy the day at leisure in Shimla. You may opt for a leisurely walk in the hills, horse riding on mountain tracks, strolling down the main mall road and mingling with the locals or just relaxing at your hotel (supplement charge may apply for activities).
Shimla – Delhi
This morning, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight to Delhi. Upon arrival at Delhi, you will be transferred to the International Airport, to board your flight back home. Travelite (India) services terminate at Delhi.