Golden Triangle with Shimla


Golden Triangle with Shimla

Nights:
10 Days/09 Nights
Board Basis:
Bed & Breakfast
Destinations:
Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Shimla

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01 Apr - 30 Sep 2022 from £1499/pp

11 Jan - 31 Mar 2022 from £1539/pp

01 Oct - 20 Dec 2022 from £1569/pp

10 Jan 2023 - 31 Mar 2023 from £1589/pp

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Delhi, capital of India (02 Nights), Agra, the Taj Mahal (01 Night), Jaipur, the Pink City (02 Nights), Shimla, Queens of Himalayas (03 Nights) and Delhi (01 Night)

SPECIAL NOTES:-

  • Hotel Check-In 1400 Hrs / Check-out time 1200 Hrs.
  • Prices are subject to change with any increase in the cost.
  • Rates include only those items specified in your itinerary.
  • Train Bookings in India are open 120 days in advance.
  • To place Air / Train / Safari bookings, we would need complete passport details of the guests.
  • Please note, the names of hotels mentioned above only indicate that our rates have been based on usage of these hotels. It is not to be construed that accommodation is confirmed at these hotels until and unless we convey the confirmations to you on receipt of your acceptance. However in the event of any of the above mentioned hotels not becoming available at the time of initiating the reservations, we shall book alternate accommodation at a similar or next best available hotel and shall pass on the difference of rates (supplement/reduction whatever applicable) to you.
  • In case on any currency fluctuations or amendment in local Government taxes, or any fuel hike, we reserve the right to adjust the tour price accordingly

Itinerary

  • Arrive in Delhi by international flight
  • Meet & Greet at the airport and transfer to your hotel

Welcome to India!
Our representative will meet you in the arrival area of the airport after you clear all immigration and custom formalities. Depart for your hotel where you will check in for your stay

India’s capital and a major gateway to the country, contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds - the ancient with the modern. Amidst the fast spiraling skyscrapers the remnants of a bygone time in the form of its many monuments stand as silent reminders to the region’s ancient legacy.

(Hotel Check-in: 1400 Hrs, Early check in would be subject to the availability)
Overnight in Delhi at Taj Palace
Meals Included: None

Optional Visit:
Mutiny Tour: a walk that offers fascinating insight into Delhi's British roots.
The walking tour will start from the Mutiny Memorial, erected by the British to commemorate those killed during the First war of Indian Independence. Continue onto the Nicholson cemetery, an Anglican Church built in 1836 (making it one of the oldest churches in Delhi) and then onto the William Fraser Bungalow (the former home of the British Commissioner of Delhi and constructed in 1803). The walk lasts for 3-4 hours and will be a fascinating insight into Delhi's British roots.

  • Full day tour of Old and New Delhi

After breakfast, proceed for the full day city tour of Old & New Delhi including visit of the 17th century Jama Masjid and enjoy normal rickshaw ride through the narrow, winding lanes of colourful and bustling Chandni Chowk.. Also stop in front of the Mughal Empire’s most opulent fort, the Red Fort for a photo stop. Later Visit Raj Ghat where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated.

India’s capital and a major gateway to the country, contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds - the ancient with the modern. Amidst the fast spiraling skyscrapers the remnants of a bygone time in the form of its many monuments stand as silent reminders to the region’s ancient legacy. Afternoon proceed to New Delhi where you will be taken for the Drive past of The Presidential Palace, the one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys, the India Gate, a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war and a drive along the Rajpath past the Parliament House and secretarial buildings.

Afterwards visit Qutab Minar, the 12th century tower of victory built by a slave king and prototype of all minars (towers) in India. Also visit the 16th century Humayun’s tomb, a precursor to the Taj Mahal.

Overnight in Delhi at Taj Palace
Meals Included: Breakfast

  • Train to Agra ( Gatimaan express @ 0810/0950 Hrs – Executive Class ) Train Operates Daily except on Fridays
  • Arrive and visit Agra Fort.
  • Transfer to the hotel.
  • Late Afternoon visit Mehtab bagh

Today morning on time, you will be assisted & transferred in your private car to Delhi railway station to connect train to Agra.

Once a small village on the banks of the Yamuna, it was transformed by two great Mughal monarchs, Akbar and his grandson Shah Jehan into the second capital of the Mughal Empire – Dar-ul-Khilafat, or ‘seat of the Emperor’ in the 16th & 17th century.

Arrive Agra and you will met with our representative outside your train coach who will introduce you to your guide who will take you for the visit of Agra Fort, which was originally started by Emperor Akbar in 1565, but his son, Jahangir, and grandson, Shah Jahan, later made valuable additions to it. (Hotel Check-in: 1400 Hrs, Early check in would be subject to the availability)

After the visit, check-in at the hotel.

Later, enjoy a Visit to Mehtab Bagh for the splendid views of the Taj Mahal in the lap of serene landscaped surroundings. It is a great place to get unique shots of the ever majestic Taj Mahal. In fact this garden itself offers many beautiful photo opportunities. Mehtab Bagh was built as an integral part of the Taj complex as the gardens of the Taj are perfectly aligned with Mehtab Bagh, making it the best place to view the Taj from.

For those looking for a walking tour instead of the visit to the monuments, this is the option:
Kachhpura Walk: this trail is a community based enterprise where a youth from the local community will show round. The money collected from this walk goes directly to funding various welfare works such as upgrading schools, building toilets etc. in the area and in creating sustainable livelihoods. During the walk you will be visiting a local village and end the tour with high on the roof top facing Taj.

Optional visit:
Volunteer visit to Sheroes Hang out Café – A Café managed by brave Acid attack survivors, the café serves you food with a flavour of love and warmth. The Café has been identified on social media as, “A venue where new wave feminism evolves every day to overcome the challenges faced by women.”

Overnight in Agra at Trident, Agra
Meals Included: Breakfast

  • Sunrise visit to Taj Mahal
  • Return to the hotel for breakfast
  • Later, drive to Jaipur en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri

Early Wake up early for the sunrise visit to the splendid Taj Mahal!!

Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as an expression of love for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, in mid-17th century, the Taj Mahal is truly one of the wonders of the world. Though the Taj appears to be amazingly perfect from almost any angle, it is the close-up marble inlay work, which is astounding. Be mesmerized by this outstanding piece of architecture. The monument is described by poet Rabindranath Tagore as "a teardrop on the cheek of time”.

Return to the hotel for breakfast and check out.

Later leave for the city of Jaipur with a stop at Fatehpur Sikri for the visit.

Listed amongst the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Fatehpur Sikri is one of the best-preserved examples of Mughal architecture in India. Some of the must visit monuments in Fatehpur Sikri are: Buland Darwaza, Diwan-i-Khas- Hall, Panch Mahal, Tomb of Salim Chisti, the Palace of Jodha Bai and Diwan-i-Aam.

Arrive Jaipur in the evening and check in at the hotel.

Jaipur, the fascinating capital of the marvelous state of Rajasthan, is one of the well-planned cities of its time. The graceful architecture of the city that runs across in pink color has earned Jaipur the title of the “The Pink City”. Jaipur is predominantly known for its musicians, artisans and craftsmen. Today, it is flocked by masses for its fine jewellery, varied textiles and sumptuous cuisine. There are innumerable sagas and stories of culture, traditions, practices and valour. This diverse land of rich cultural heritage is a royal treat for tourists all over the world.

Overnight in Jaipur at Trident, Jaipur
Meals Included: Breakfast

  • Visit Amber fort – a UNESCO world heritage site
  • Half day city tour of Jaipur visiting City Palace, Observatory & drive past Palace on Winds

Today morning after an early breakfast visit the hilltop fortress at Amber. A jeep will spare you the trouble of reaching up to the fortress. Once on top, stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls

En-route to Amber Fort you will stop and see the `Palace of Winds’, otherwise known as Hawa Mahal (Only Drive past). It is really an elaborate façade, extremely intricate in its pink sandstone carving.

Afternoon visit the City Palace, which is an overwhelming complex of exquisite palaces, gardens and courtyards, decorative art and carved doorways.

Afterwards visit Jaipur's Jantar Mantar is the most famous of five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh in India. Jai Singh was a great admirer of progresses and research made in the fields of science and technology, and he was passionate about astronomy.

Overnight in Jaipur at Trident, Jaipur
Meals Included: Breakfast

  • In time transfer to Jaipur airport to board the flight to Chandigarh
  • Arrive Chandigarh and drive to Shimla.

In time you will be transferred to Jaipur airport for your flight.

On arrival in Chandigarh, you will be met by out representative you will be transferred to Shimla by a private vehicle.

Arrive Shimla and check in at the hotel.

Situated in the lower ranges of the Himalayan Mountains, Shimla is surrounded by pine deodar, oak and rhododendron forests. It was once the summer capital of British India for well over a century. Shimla is home to a number of buildings that are styled in the Tudorbethan and neo-Gothic architectures dating from the colonial era, as well as multiple temples and churches.

Overnight in Jaipur at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
Meals Included: Breakfast

  • Sightseeing of Shimla

Post breakfast set out to visit Shimla with your guide.

Start by visiting the Vice regal Lodge, which also happens to be the place where the partition of India into two parts India and Pakistan was planned on the world map. The British architecture here is amazing. The wooden work inside the building is still kept alive as it was during the British rule. The building is now used by Indian scholars and is called Institute for Advanced Studies.

Later, enjoy a leisurely stroll back along the Mall to Scandal Point. En route, it may be possible to have a quick look inside the Gaiety Theatre or Christ Church. Alternatively find a spot for refreshments whilst viewing snow-capped Himalayan peaks (if weather is clear).

Overnight in Jaipur at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
Meals Included: Breakfast

  • Day at Leisure (Transport Not Included)

Overnight in Jaipur at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
Meals Included: Breakfast

  • Toy train ride from Shimla – Kalka (Non AC chair car 1040/1610 Hrs.)
  • Train Journey from Kalka – New Delhi (AC chair car 1745/2155 Hrs.)

Today morning after breakfast, you will meet by our representative & transferred in your private car to Shimla Railway Station to connect the Toy Train till Kalka. Listed under the world heritage list of UNESCO, Toy train is the best mode of transport to explore the treasuries of great Himalayas is known for lush green mountains with scenic, misty views. The Kalka–Shimla Railway was built to connect Shimla, the summer capital of India during the British Raj, with the rest of the Indian rail system. At the time of construction 107 tunnels and 864 bridges were built throughout the course of the track.

Later Board the train to New Delhi.

On arrival in Delhi railway station, you will be met & assisted by our representative for your check-in at hotel.

Overnight in Jaipur at Novotel Aerocity
Meals Included: Breakfast

  • Board flight back to home.

Today check-out from the hotel and you will be met and assisted by our representative and transferred to airport to connect to your flight back home.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation is based for 9 Nights at the hotels mentioned above or similar
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast at the above mentioned hotels.
  • All transfers and sightseeing using below A/C Vehicles as per the itinerary:-
    o 01-02 Pax: - A/C Innova
    o 03-06 Pax: - A/C Tempo TraveInclusionsller
    o 07-10 Pax:- A/C Mini Coach
    (Please note in Shimla we will provide only innova’s)
  • One time entry at the monuments as per the itinerary
  • Services of Local English speaking guides as per the itinerary
  • Train Travel from Shimla – Kalka in an Non AC Chair Car Class
  • Train Travel from Kalka – Delhi in AC Chair Car Class
  • Normal Cycle Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi
  • Sita representative for arrival and departure transfers as per the itinerary
  • All applicable taxes on hotel & transport
  • All applicable Govt. Service Tax 5%
  • International Air Fare

Non-Inclusions

  • Additional meals other than specified above
  • Item of personal nature like telephone calls, room services, laundry, drinks etc.
  • Additional sightseeing / transport requirements.

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