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This tour is purely a suggested itinerary; it can be booked as it is, or alternatively used as a starting point for creating your own ideal tailor-made holiday.

Golden Triangle with Shimla

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  • 08 nights
  • Private Tour
  • Hand Picked Hotels

A 08-night journey to India’s most popular tourist circuit will bring you one step closer to exploring India. For first timers, this tour has time and again proved to be the best choice. This tour includes the history & modern life of Delhi, Jaipur’s culture and heritage & Agra’s majestic Taj Mahal and Shimla – ‘Queen of Hills’, the capital of Himachal Pradesh which offers the great Himalayan view. Shimla gives you the touch of British architecture. Walking around the Mall and shopping with friend and enjoy the local food is just splendid experience

Tour Starts

Delhi

Tour Ends

Delhi

Compliments from Truly India

  • Warm welcome with fresh flower garlands at New Delhi International airport
  • 01 water bottle per person in vehicle each day
  • Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi market

Price Includes

  • 08 nights’ accommodation in sharing DBL/Twin room basis
  • 08 breakfast starting from day 02
  • Complete transport in private A/C vehicle
  • Local English-speaking guide for sightseeing
  • Jeep ride uphill & downhill at Amber fort
  • Toy train ticket from Kalka to Kandaghat
  • Presently applicable taxes

Price Excludes

  • Airfare, insurance or visa fees
  • Entrances to monuments or activities
  • Tips & gratuity amount
  • Personal expenses of any nature
  • Meals unless mentioned in inclusions
  • Anything not in inclusions
Tour Highlights
  • Best of India in Delhi, Agra & Jaipur
  • Cruise through narrow lanes of Old Delhi on a rickshaw
  • Romanticize the love of pink city when you visit the City Palace
  • Feel the grandeur of Royalty at the Amber Fort
  • Get blown away by the Taj Mahal. No adjective can be pre-fixed to Taj Mahal and justify it glory. Get up, close & personal. Visit the mausoleum from inside
  • Market tour at Shimla for souvenir hunting and cultural exploration
  • Experience toy train ride - one of India’s most incredible feats of engineering covering a staggering 102 tunnels, 864 bridges and 919 stunning curves
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Itinerary

Day 1Arrive Delhi

Arrive at New Delhi’s ‘IGI International Airport’. Meet with our company representative, warm welcome with fresh flower garlands & then transfer to hotel in your private car.

On arrival, check-in. Overnight at hotel

Day 2Delhi

Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for sightseeing of Delhi.

Start the tour with visit to a Sikh Temple ‘Bangla Sahib’ & then drive past major govt buildings such as Presidents Palace, Parliament House, India Gate circle. Later stop at Laxmi Narayan Temple, also known as Birla Temple.

Continuing with the tour visit Humayun’s Tomb – The tomb that inspired Taj Mahal, Lotus Temple (exterior photography stop only) & then visit a local co-operative society showcasing Kashmiri Arts & Crafts. Late afternoon, visit Qutub Minar – tallest stone minaret in India.

Transfer to your hotel at the end of the tour & overnight.

Day 3Delhi - Agra

Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for Old Delhi’s tour before leaving for Agra.

Start the tour by visiting memorial of Mahatma Gandhi ‘Raj Ghat’ & then visit Jama Masjid (one of India’s biggest mosque). A rickshaw-ride through the narrowest lanes of Chandni Chowk (Old Delhi) will entice you, surprise you & might intimidate you, but for sure, these chaotic streets will give you an experience of a lifetime.

Cruise on your rickshaw through many small lanes, such as silver market, book market, wedding market etc. Your rickshaw will come at a halt in ‘Khari Baoli’ – spice market, and then have a walk around in the area. Return to your vehicle by rickshaw-ride & then drive past the majestic Red Fort- where Indian PM unfurls the flag every 15th August (Independence Day) & addresses the nation.

End the tour around mid-afternoon and then drive to Agra (200kms,4 hours). On arrival check-in & overnight in hotel.

Day 4Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur

Early morning visit Taj Mahal a UNESCO world heritage site constructed by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal that has left tourist spellbound by its beauty for years. Then return to the hotel for your breakfast.

Post breakfast head for the sightseeing for Agra covering places like Agra Fort an exemplary example of Mughal architecture, Itimad-Ud-Daulah’s Tomb (also knows as baby Taj) and Marble workshop, a place to witness the unusual Marble Inlay work done on Taj Mahal.

Post sightseeing drive to Fatehpur Sikri(50kms,1-1.5 hours), best example of the culmination of Hindu and Muslim architecture. And said to be a copy of the mosque in Mecca and has designs, derived from the Persian & Hindu architecture. Highly popular amongst them is Buland Darwaza, which is titled as the largest gateway in the world.

Continue your drive toward Jaipur(200kms,4-4.5 hours). On arrival, check-in & overnight at hotel.

Day 5Jaipur

Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for sightseeing of Jaipur

We start with Amber Fort. Jeep ride uphill & downhill at the fort. Nostalgic Amber Fort, near Jaipur in Rajasthan, is one of the most well-known and most-visited forts in India. During downhill, visit a very heritage structure – Panna-Meena ka kund, which is a square-shaped stepwell, with adjoining stairs on all four sides and a room on the northern wall.

We will make our way back to the city, en-route we will stop at Jal Mahal, Possibly the most serene sight amidst the chaos of Jaipur is the beautiful Jal Mahal Jaipur, the Water Palace. Short stops at the Jewel & Carpet Workshops in Jaipur are must to witness how the local artisans create marvels from raw materials.

Later in the second half of the day, visit Jantar Mantar, a large grassy enclosure containing eighteen huge stone astronomical measuring devices constructed between 1728 and 1734. City Palace, originally built by Jai Singh in the 1720s and having lost none of its original pomp and splendour. Before you start exploring the local markets, stop for photography at the one world’s most famous façade Hawa Mahal.

Post your exploration in the local market. Return to hotel & overnight.

Day 6Jaipur - Delhi

Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Delhi. (300kms,5-6 hours)

On arrival in Delhi, check-in to hotel & then free for leisure time or optional tours.

Overnight.

Day 7Delhi - Shimla

Breakfast at hotel

Today we drive to Kalka and board the famous Himalayan Queen Toy Train to Kandaghat, a unique and exhilarating experience. During our 57km journey the train rumbles through numerous tunnels, passes scenic countryside and winds around narrow twists and turns. Arriving into Kandaghat we complete the journey to our hotel in Shimla by road, where the evening is at leisure.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 8Shimla

Breakfast at hotel and then tour of Shimla

Tour includes its famous main street – The Mall. This colonial street has a British feel to it and is lined with cafes, shops and restaurants like any British high street. The difference here is the incredible snow-capped backdrop of the Himalayas.

We also discover the Viceregal Lodge, former residence of the British Viceroy of India. Wander down narrow side streets, which fall away from The Ridge main road. Later, browse colorful bazaars whilst enjoying fine views of the mountains and surrounding valley.

Return to the hotel after sightseeing and stay overnight.

Day 9Shimla – Delhi, Delhi Departure

After breakfast drive back to Delhi. On arrival transfer to airport for flight to home

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