Day 01: Arrival in Delhi (Hotel Check in Time 12 noon)
Our representative will greet you at Arrival Hall in Delhi International Airport and later escort you to the designated hotel by a hired cab. Spend rest of time in leisure activities. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 02: Delhi – Full Day City Tour
Proceed for full day city tour post breakfast in the hotel. The travel guide will brief tourists about the whole day’s activities. The city has been inhabited since 6th Century BC and through most of its history it had served as capital for many kingdoms and empires. In 1639 AD, The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan built a new walled city named Shah Jahanabad which served as the capital of Mughal Empire from 1649 until the rebellion of 1857. Later, British East India Company had shifted their capital from Kolkata to Delhi and established it as its administrative centre. Visit Jama Masjid, located at very busy street of old Delhi. It is the largest mosque in India.
Also visit Red Fort. These buildings had been built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Enjoy rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk – one of the busiest markets in Old Delhi. Explore New Delhi in afternoon and visit some other monuments like Qutub Minar, Parliament House, India Gate, Secretariat Buildings and Jantar Mantar Observatory. Spend rest of the time in shopping. Get back to the hotel and stay there overnight.
(Every Monday Red Fort is closed)
Day 03: Delhi – Chandigarh (By Train Kalka Shatabdi 0740 hrs / 1105 hrs) – Drive to Shimla (100 kms, 4 hrs drive)
Tourists will board a train for Chandigarh from New Delhi Railway Station. Representative/ travel guide will escort tourists and help in reaching Shimla from Chandigarh (100 kms, 4 hrs drive). Check into a hotel upon arrival and spend rest of the time in leisure activities. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 04: Shimla – Sightseeing
Step out for sightseeing of Shimla post breakfast. Shimla is state capital of Himachal Pradesh. It is former capital of British. Visit Ridge, which gives a spectacular sight of ice-covered mountain peaks, Sankat Mochan Temple, Jakhu Temple and so on. Stroll in The Mall – the famous shopping place of Shimla. Check into a hotel upon arrival and stay there overnight.
Day 05: Shimla – Chandigarh (100 kms, 4 hrs drive) / Delhi (By Train CDG NDLS Shatabdi 1200 hrs / 1520 hrs)
Tourists will reach Chandigarh Railway station to board the train for Delhi post breakfast. Representative / travel guide will escort tourists to the designated hotel. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 06: Delhi – Jaipur (250 kms, 5 hrs drive)
Departure for Jaipur post breakfast in the hotel. Check into a hotel after a drive of 5.5/6 hours. After freshen up either relax in the hotel or explore local markets for shopping. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 07: In Jaipur
Step out for an excursion after breakfast. Visit Amber fort and know about this former residence of Rajput kings. Visit ‘Palace of Winds’ en route, also known as Hawa Mahal. The royal ladies used to watch the daily activities on street below from this elaborate facade.
Visit City Palace in afternoon, a famous landmark which is spread over a large area as it occupies one seventh of the city. Walk to the adjacent Jantar Mantar or Astronomical Observatory made by the Maharaja of Jaipur. It has also been included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Grab an opportunity to shop souvenirs, traditional Rajasthani attires, skilful art craft, handicraft and other regional articles from local markets. Overnight stay in a hotel.
Day 08: Jaipur / Agra (210 kms, 4 hrs drive)
After breakfast in the hotel depart for Agra. Tourists will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site – Fatehpur Sikri en route. This deserted red sandstone city was built by Great Mughal Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace during late 16th century. Popular highlights of this region are Buland Darwaza, Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chishti, Diwan-i-Aam, Panch Mahal and so on. Check into the hotel upon reaching Agra.
After freshen up proceed for half day city tour, including visit to Taj Mahal, built by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan in 1630 to enshrine the mortal remains of his beloved Queen Mumtaz. Also visit Agra Fort. Overnight stay in the hotel.
(Taj Mahal remains closed every Friday)
Day 09: Agra – Delhi (240 kms, 5 hrs drive)
Departure for Delhi post breakfast. Go on shopping spree in Delhi till boarding flight for respective destination. This concludes memorable Golden Triangle Tour with Shimla.