Overview

A tour package that compiles British, Mughal and Rajput heritage with a trip to the famous hill station-Shimla.

If it sounds interesting to  you, our ‘Golden Triangle Tour with Shimla’ is the perfect option for you.

The 10 day journey will take you through the historical lanes of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur along with a detour to Shimla.

Duration: 9 Nights /10 Days

Destination Covered: Delhi – Agra – Jaipur – Delhi – Shimla – Chail & Kufri – Delhi

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Delhi

Arrive in Delhi International Airport meet Surya Reisedienst’s representative transfer to hotel. Check in at a hotel and overnight stay in hotel.

Day 02: Delhi

After breakfast, full day city tour of old & modern capital of India. Visit Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. Built by Shah Jahan, the construction was started in 1844 and was not completed until 1658; Red Fort, which was also built by Shah Jehan. This massive fort was built from 1638 to 1648; Chandni Chowk and Rajghat – the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi. Witness the India Gate, the Presidents House & the Parliament. Visit Humayun’s Tomb: built in mid 16th century this is an early example of Mughal architecture; Qutab Minar. The tour ends with a visit to Laxmi Narayan Temple (Birla Mandir). Overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 03: Delhi – Agra

Note: – Taj Mahal will be closed on every Friday.

Surface: 210 kms (Approx), 4-5 Hours
After breakfast drive to Agra enroute visit Sikandra – Mughal Emperor Akbar’s Mausoleum. Agra city tour. Visit Red fort, which was built by Emperor Akbar in 1565, and additions were made up until the time of his grandson, Shah Jahan. It contains the hall of public and private audiences amongst many other beautiful structures; Itmad-ud-daulah, which was constructed by Nur Jahan between 1622 and 1628 and is very similar to the tomb she constructed for her husband, Jehangir, near Lahore in Pakistan; the highlight of the day – The Taj Mahal, which was constructed by Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Construction of the Taj began in 1631 and was not completed until 1653. Check in and overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 04: Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur

Surface: 240 kms (Approx), 6-7 Hours
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur. En route visit the abandoned Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri: built by Emperor Akbar in 1569, was the old capital of the Mughals, which was abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal & other Palaces which are still preserved in its original glory. Continue drive to Jaipur. Evening arrive in Jaipur check in into the hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05: Jaipur

After breakfast, visit in Amber Fort enroute witness the façade of Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds which was built in 1799. Amber Fort – The ancient capital of the state until 1727 when Jai Singh decided to move from his hillside fortress at Amber to new site on the plains. The construction of this fort began in 1592 by Raja Man Singh, the Rajput commander of Akbar’s army. The fort is a superb example of Rajput architecture, stunningly situated on a hillside and overlooking a lake which reflects its terraces and ramparts. Visit the Jagmandir or the hall of victory glittering with mirrors, Jal Mahal & temple of Kali. Ascend on elephant back, the hill, on which the fort is situated.

Afternoon, Visit the Jantar Mantar the observatory built by Jai Singh in 1728; the City Palace which is a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. It also has a museum with an extensive collection of art, carpets, paintings, enamel ware and weapons dating back to the 15th century. Overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 06: Jaipur – Delhi

Surface: 270 kms (Approx), 5-6 Hours
After breakfast drive to Delhi. Arrive in Delhi check into the hotel and free for shopping. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 07: Delhi -Shimla

Surface: 365 kms (Approx), 6-7 Hours
After breakfast drive to shimla. Arrive Shimla and transfer to hotel Night stay in Shimla.

Day 08: Shimla

Surface: 270 kms (Approx), 5-6 Hours
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Shimla covering Kalbadevi Temple, Jakhu Temple, Hanuman Temple or stop for a while at the beautiful stained – glass – windows of Christ Church, which was built in the 1850 ‘s.Rest of the day is free to explore various scenic sights or visit mall road and shopping. Night stay in Shimla.

Day 09: Shimla – Chail & Kufri – Shimla

Morning after breakfast excursion to Kufri a 30 Minutes drive from Shimla, an exotica of nature as a place surrounded by dense forest and snow caped mountains amidst virgin peaks and natures flora and fauna where one can completely relax and tune oneself for natural beauty, evening free to enjoy the scenic beauty of Chail and Kufri. Also visit Fagu, Indira Gandhi Holiday Home and enjoy horse riding (optional) in the apple orchids. Rest of the day is free to explore various scenic sights or visit mall road .Night stay in Shimla.

Day 10: Shimla – Delhi

Surface: 365 kms (Approx), 6-7 Hours
After breakfast drive to Delhi. Arrive in Delhi transfer you to International Airport to board the flight for your onward destination. Arrive home with wonderful memories of your tour escorted by Surya Reisedienst.

Highlights

  • Guided tour of Delhi- India Gate, Jama Masjid, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Parliament House, Gandhi Memorial, Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar Complex
  • Guided trip to Taj Mahal and Red Fort in Agra
  • Elephant ride to Amber Fort
  • Guided tour of Shimla- Botanical Gardens, Jakhu Temple, Himachal State Museum and Summer Hill
  • Evening shopping tour at The Mall & The Ridge

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