Destinations Covered: Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Shimla - Delhi
Golden Triangle Tour in India is the name given to the triangle circuit covering the appealing tourist destinations of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. The perfect introduction to Indian heritage, the tour traces the legacy of British, Mughal and Rajput days, left in form of finest architectures. Learn about their days and take a walk down the memory lane. The well-crafted itinerary additionally combines the bliss of the famous hill station-Shimla drenched in colonial charm of the British Raj. Sounds interesting? Plan your visit to India with our ‘Golden Triangle Tour with Shimla’. Walk through the historical lanes of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur along with Shimla on your 10-day journey.
Meet our tour representative on your arrival at the Delhi International Airport. Get assistance with smooth transfer to the hotel. Check in and relax for the day. You can go for quick tour by yourself, try savoury street food, or shop for delights. Overnight stay in the hotel.
The day is planned for a full day sightseeing tour of Delhi. The charming capital of India is a city of cities. Ruled though eras by Hindu rulers, Lodhis, Mughals, British and many more, there are a number of interesting pieces of architecture standing as a testimony of their times. Marvel at the three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the city, learn about interesting tales and folklores as expert guides help you experience the very best.
Sightseeing tour starts with India Gate, the war memorial honouring soldiers who gave their lives. Next, pay visit to the masterpieces of Mughal architecture- Jama Masjid, Red Fort, and the Humayun’s Tomb. Next stop, Parliament House, one of the finest creations of British architect Edward Lutyens. Bow your heads at Laxmi Narayan Temple, where you can have a glimpse of Indian temple’s breath-taking architecture. The serene environs of Gandhi Memorial is a fine touch to the day outing. Exploring the Qutub Minar Complex is amazing as you take a walk amid history of the 11th century.
After a fun-filled day, return to your hotel for overnight stay.
Early in the morning, proceed by road for Agra. On arrival at the city of Mughals, check into your hotel. Rest for a while, after which you can embark on a guided city tour. Ruled by the Mughals for more than 300 years, the city along the banks of River Yamuna is dotted with their legacy of spectacular architecture, culture, shopping delights and more.
The first stop of the city tour is the Taj Mahal. The white-marble mausoleum also known as the symbol of love, built by Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz. Named as a ‘Wonder of the world, the UNESCO World Heritage Site is a breath-taking beauty. Later, proceed for a mini-tour of the Agra Fort- the red sandstone fort which stood as the seat and stronghold of the Mughal emperors. After taking in the sights, get assistance back to hotel for overnight stay.
Today morning, begin your road trip to Jaipur. On the way, pay a visit to the deserted Mughal town ‘Fatehpur Sikri’. The abandoned city till date shines with olden Mughal glory. Walk amid the interesting ruins that lie here. Pay a visit to Jama Masjid, Birbal Bhawan, Jodha Bai Palace, Buland Darwaza and Panch Mahal, the masterpieces of remarkable craftsmanship of their times.
Later, continue with your drive to Jaipur. Arrive in Jaipur followed by check-in to the hotel for overnight stay.
Wake up to the charm of the Pink City, while leaving for sightseeing tour. Start with a drive to Amber Fort. Embark on a joy ride seated atop an elephant to the entrance point of the majestic fort. Later, embark on a tour of the City Palace. Inhabited by the royal family of Jaipur, the palace treasures the memorabilia of the royal family. Marvel at the charming structures, craftsmanship on marble, lush gardens, courtyards and other displays that represent a charming fusion of Rajput and Mughal architecture. Later, pay a visit to Jantar Mantar. The historic observatory is an intriguing UNESCO world heritage site is India. After all the sightseeing, take a break exploring local bazaars, shopping for colourful delights.
Overnight stay in the hotel.
Start the day and check out of the hotel. Today you’ll return to Delhi by road. On your arrival in Delhi, check into the hotel. Enjoy the day at your leisure. Go exploring the city for mouth-watering street food, art scene or nightlife.
Overnight stay in the hotel.
In the morning, get assisted transfer to the railway station to board the train to Kalka. The town in the foothills of Himalayas is where you will board the famous Himalayan Toy Train that is one of the UNESCO listed world heritage sites in India, passes through a staggering 102 tunnels, meandering through the lofty Himalayas. The train, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, chugs along at sleepwalking speeds and takes a good 5 hours to finally reach Shimla. On reaching Shimla, check in at the hotel in Shimla. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Today, set out of your hotel to explore the natural and architectural beauty of Shimla. The beautiful places you will visit here include Botanical Gardens, The Ridge, and Summer Hill. Get blessings at the Jakhu Temple, housed by many monkeys offering spectacular views. Pay a visit to the Himachal State Museum where you can learn a lot about the hill stations and the history and culture of the mountains. Walk on the Shimla Mall Road, the tourist hotspot of the town.
Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Bid farewell to Shimla, as you begin your rail journey back to Delhi. On reaching Delhi, check in at the hotel for overnight stay.
Today marks the end of Golden Triangle Tour with Shimla. Check out of the hotel and avail transfer to the international airport or railway station for you onward journey.