India Golden Triangle with Shimla

Imagine walking through topsy-turvy colorful street markets with sizzling food stalls and vibrant cities with jewel-studded palaces. Explore the magical Indian culture with this thrilling India Golden Triangle and Shimla holiday. Take a seat on board the Toy train to Shimla, the former summer capital of the British and a beautiful Himalayan town north of Delhi. This is an ideal 10-day tour including India’s famous tourist circuit “Golden Triangle (Delhi-Agra-Jaipur)” combined with the attractive and popular hill station, Shimla.

Train journey from Kalka to Shimla

At a Glance
Day 1     Welcome to Delhi. Transfer to your hotel
Day 2    Morning tour of Delhi
Day 3    Travel to Agra. Afternoon Taj Mahal & Agra Fort tour
Day 4    Vist Fatehpur Sikri before arriving in Jaipur
Day 5    Amber Fort and Jaipur city tour
Day 6    Return to Delhi for overnight
Day 7    Train to Kalka and board the Toy Train to Shimla
Day 8    Visit the botanical gardens, the Ridge, Jakhu Temple
Day 9    Return to Delhi by train
Day 10   Last day in India. Transfer to Airport

Taste and feel the rich past and thriving present of the lively capital city New Delhi. Followed by a visit to the Taj Mahal in Agra and the beautiful Pink City, Jaipur. The ‘Taj’ at dawn, a toy train ride to Shimla and the Himalayas are amazing sights, all instilled with an extraordinary and eclectic mix of colors, sounds, customs, and religions. To summarize, you will visit some of the most incredible palaces in India and fascinating Shimla on our private tour to this beautiful country.

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Day 1

Delhi (Arrival)
* Upon your arrival at Delhi International Airport; you will be met by our representative who will assist you through immigration.
* Transfer to the hotel; and check-in
* Stay overnight in the hotel in Delhi.

Day 2

* After breakfast, embark on a full day sightseeing tour of Delhi.
* The places you will visit here include India Gate; Jama Masjid; Laxmi Narayan Temple; Parliament House; Gandhi Memorial; Red Fort; Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar Complex.
* All these mini excursions are overseen by expert guides who regale you with interesting anecdotes and folklore.
* Return to your hotel for overnight stay.

Day 3

Delhi – Agra
* After breakfast, leave by road for Agra.
* Upon arrival; check into your hotel.
* Once you have rested for a while; go on a sightseeing tour of Agra.
* The first attraction you will visit is the white marble monument Taj Mahal – considered the eternal symbol of love by many.
* This is followed by a mini-tour of the Agra Fort (the seat and stronghold of the Mughal emperors).
* As the night approaches; you are escorted back to your hotel.
* Overnight at your hotel in Agra.

Day 4

Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur
* After breakfast leave by road for Jaipur.
* On the way visit the deserted Mughal town ‘Fatehpur Sikri’.
* Here you will visit Jama Masjid; Birbal Bhawan; Jodha Bai Palace; Buland Darwaza and Panch Mahal.
* Arrive in Jaipur and check into the hotel.
* Overnight at your hotel in Jaipur.

Day 5

* After breakfast hit the road to the Amber Fort.
* Enjoy an elephant joy ride to the entrance point of the Amber Fort.
* The afternoon is booked with the sightseeing tour of Jaipur city.
* Start by visiting the City Palace (a palatial structure segregated into gardens; buildings and courtyards and reflects a seamless fusion of Rajput and Mughal architecture); Jantar Mantar and the local bazaars etc.
* Return to your hotel after the tour.
* Overnight at your hotel in Jaipur.

Day 6

Jaipur – Delhi
* After breakfast leave from Jaipur by road for Delhi.
* On arrival; check into the hotel.
* The remainder of the day is yours.
* We suggest you try some local Delhi street food or check out the art scene in the city.
* Overnight at your hotel in Delhi.

Day 7

Delhi – Shimla
* After breakfast today; we drive to the railway station to board the train to Kalka.
* At Kalka; board the famous Toy Train that 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.
* Overnight at your hotel in Shimla.

Day 8

* After breakfast; set out from your hotel to explore the natural and architectural beauty of Shimla.
* The places you will visit here include Botanical Gardens; The Shimla Mall Road; The Ridge; Jakhu Temple; Himachal State Museum and Summer Hill.
* By evening; you return to your hotel.
* Overnight at your hotel in Shimla.

Day 9

Shimla – Delhi
* After breakfast; drive to Kalka railway station and board the train to Delhi.
* Upon arrival in Delhi, you are met and transferred to your hotel.
* Overnight in Delhi.

Day 10

Delhi – Departure
* Transfer to the airport to board your flight for your onward destination.
* Services end at Delhi airport.
* Thank you for choosing Azure Travel for your India experience. We value your patronage & look forward to serving you again in the near future.

* Meet and assist on arrival and departure by our representative from/to airport, along with 1 piece of baggage per person
* Sightseeing tours and intercity transfers as per itinerary in AC medium car for 2 passengers ( AC Innova for 3-4 passengers)
* Accommodation (3*- 4*- 5*) including breakfast daily
* Local English Speaking Guide
* Jaipur offers sightseeing tour with an elephant ride/jeep ride
* Check in and check out time 12h00 (midday).
* 4 Nights in Delhi
* 1 Night in Agra
* 2 Nights in Jaipur
* 2 Nights in Shimla

* International/Domestic flights – Departure & Fuel taxes (Contact us for best airfares)
* Personal expenses, meals and drinks unless otherwise specified
* Travel insurance
* India visa fee
* Tips
* Entrance fees

* Peak season or Public holidays surcharge (if any)
* Services not stated in the itinerary

* Seasonal Supplements MAY apply
* Rates valid at time of quoting, and all subject to any exchange rate fluctuations, airlines and supplier rate changes and fuel levies.

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Rates valid for travel between 01 October 17 and 31 March 18
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India view of the Qutab-Minar-Tower in Delhi
India view of the Delhi train station showing sign NEW DELHI
India view of the Viceregal lodge in Shimla botanical gardens
India view of the Toy Train from Shimla to Kalka on a mountain pass
India Man cooking food on huge frying pan in the street in Old Delhi
India Amber Fort with elephants walking down the path to the entrance
India view of the Fatehpur Sikri entrance
India view of the Taj mahal at sunset with reflective pond in the foreground
India view of the Raj Ghat cremation site of Mahatma Ghandi
India view of the Qutab-Minar-Tower in Delhi