GOLDEN TRIANGLE WITH MOUNTAINS
DURATION: 14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS
DELHI – AGRA – JAIPUR –SHIMLA – KUFRI – MANALI – CHANDIGARH – DELHI
A walk through the cultural heritage of India, adventure and scenic beauty all can be both enjoyed the tour of Golden Triangle with Himachal Tour. Golden Triangle Tour with Himachal takes you to India’s famous tourist circuit known as the Golden Triangle with the famous hill stations of India. This is a unique tour that compiles British, Mughal and Rajput heritage with a detour to the alluring valleys. World famous monuments like Taj Mahal in Agra; Qutab Minar, India Gate & Red fort in Delhi; Amber fort, Hawa Mahal & Jantar Mantar in Jaipur along with the mesmerizing beauty of Shimla and Manali in Himachal will be the highlights of this tour. One will get a chance to explore these cities completely with full day sightseeing tours covering each of them one by one.
DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN DELHI
Namaste! Welcome to the Capital of India. You will be welcomed by our representatives on arrival at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure to let you overcome jet lag. In the evening you may explore the colorful and lively markets of Delhi. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 02: DELHI CITY TOUR
Good Morning! After breakfast you will be going for a full day sightseeing tour of the capital city of India starting with the majestic Red Fort, a marvel in red sandstone, Jama Masjid, the largest and most splendid mosque in India, both built by Emperor Shah Jahan, Rajghat- the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, where he was cremated. Post lunch the sightseeing continues to explore the best tourist attractions of New Delhi including a drive past through the Indian President’s House (Rashtrapati Bhawan) towards India gate built to honour and pay a tribute to the Indian soldiers, then visit Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar; built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty and the beautiful Lotus Temple. In the evening take a cycle rickshaw ride through the bustling and colourful bazaar of Chandani Chowk for shopping or to taste some tantalizing North Indian cuisines. Afterwards return to the hotel for a pleasant overnight stay.
DAY 03: DELHI TO AGRA VIA SIKANDARA
After breakfast check out the hotel and proceed towards Agra. On the way To Agra stop over at Sikandra to see the Tomb of Mughal Emperor Akbar, a marvelous mausoleum of Mughal Emperor Akbar, spectacularly designed structure of Hindu and Muslim architecture. Once you reach Agra check in the hotel and leave for Agra Sightseeing with a visit to Agra Fort built in 1576 AD by great Mughal Emperor Akbar, structured and designed with red stoned barricaded; here you will find the splendid Pearl Mosque and various other classic example of art: Jahangir Mahal, Moti Masjid, Macchhi Bhawan, Nagina Masjid, Diwan-i-Khas, Sheesh Mahal, Diwan-e-Am, and Meena Bazaar. Emperor Shahjahan imprisoned by his rebellious son Aurangzeb in the Musamman Bhurj, would see his love reflecting through the Taj Mahal, where his dear wife was cremated. Later visit the Tomb of Itamad-ud-Daula, 35 kms from Agra, built by Empress Noorjahan daughter of Shahjahan, this monument a tribute to her great father. After sightseeing return to the hotel for a pleasant overnight stay.
DAY 04: AGRA TO JAIPUR VIA FATEHPUR SIKRI
Today morning after breakfast check out the hotel and visit world’s most popular and beautiful monument: Taj Mahal, a Symbol Of eternal love And UNESCO World Heritage Site. Being one of the 7 wonders of the world, this historical masterpiece is an illustration of the fusion of diverse architectural styles. Later proceed towards the Pink City, Jaipur. Enroute Jaipur stop over at Fatehpur Sikri, the old deserted town of the Mughal kingdom, built in red sandstone in honour of Saint Salim Chisti who blessed birth of 3 sons to Emperor Akbar. Afterwards continue drive towards Jaipur. On arrival check in at the hotel and have a pleasant night stay at Hotel.
DAY 05: JAIPUR CITY TOUR
Today morning after breakfast explore the Pink City with an excursion to splendid Amber Fort, situated just outside the city, built in the 15th Century by Rajput King Man Singh. Visit Jal Mahal or water palace that is situated in the midst of the beautiful Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur City. Continue your sightseeing by visiting the regal City Palace – present residence of the royal family of Jaipur, the palace is a miraculous portrayal of the real Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Then visit the incredible Jantar Mantar which was innovated and constructed by Jaipur King Swai Jai Singh. Amongst the 5 observatories built by him, Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is one of them. Later visit the splendid Hawa Mahal, also known ‘Palace of Winds’ was built with a concept for the woman of royal families to speculate the royal ceremonies and festivals being hidden from the public eyes. After sightseeing have a pleasant night stay at your Hotel.
DAY 06: JAIPUR – DELHI
Early morning leave Jaipur and proceed towards Delhi. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. The rest of the day can be spent at leisure. We suggest you try some local Delhi street food or visit the bustling bazaars of Delhi. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 07: DELHI – SHIMLA
After early morning breakfast, you will leave for Shimla via road. The journey to this hill station is very scenic. We hope that you will enjoy this beautiful journey. On arrival, check into the hotel and relax. Have a pleasant overnight stay in Shimla.
DAY 08: EXPLORING SHIMLA
Good Morning! After breakfast, get ready to explore the natural and architectural beauty of Shimla. The places you will visit here include Botanical Gardens, The Ridge, Jakhu Temple, Himachal State Museum and Summer Hill. In the evening visit The Shimla Mall Road for some shopping. Afterwards return to your hotel for staying overnight.
DAY 09: SHIMLA – KUFRI – SHIMLA
After early morning breakfast, get ready for your next destinaton Kufri. Shimla is all about natural beauty and Kufri is all about adventure and fun. This place is 8,150 ft. above the sea level and has some terrific places for hiking such as Mahasu peak. Witness some alluring views of mountains in Kufri. After enjoying entire day, come back to Shimla. Relax and stay overnight in the hotel.
DAY 10: SHIMLA- MANALI
After breakfast, you will leave for your next destination- Manali. Every ounce of the journey will be breathtakingly beautiful. All the snowy peaks and apple orchards will enchant in you in ways that are impossible to describe. After checking into the hotel, relax and in the evening enjoy the beauty of Manali.
Overnight stay in Manali.
DAY 11: EXPLORING MANALI
After Breakfast get ready for the sightseeing tour of Manali and visit Rohtang Pass if weather permits (mostly remains closed due to heavy snowfall) and Solang Valley. Also visit Hadimba Devi Temple, Manu Temple, Tibetan Monastery and Vashisht Village. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 12: MANALI – CHANDIGARH
After Breakfast, Proceed Towards Chandigarh. Check in at the hotel upon arriving at Chandigarh. The rest of the day is free at leisure. Have a pleasant overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 14: CHANDIGARH-DELHI
After the breakfast proceed towards Delhi International Airport to board flight for your onwards journey. We hope that you return with an extra baggage of unforgettable memories of Golden Triangle with Himachal Tour.
NOTE: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs and preferences. Feel free to contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday or a tour package specially designed to suit your needs and desire for an unforgettable India tour.
- Daily Breakfast at Hotel.
- Accommodation as per our Itinerary hotel on twin sharing basis inclusive of taxes.
- Complimentary drinks on arrival.
- Pickup service from Airport, Railway Station and Hotel.
- Air Conditioned vehicles having sufficient space for luggage.
- All State Taxes, Parking and all transport related expense including Driver Services.
- A trained and knowledgeable representative throughout the tour.
- Experienced chauffeurs for all kinds of conveyance.
- Entry fee at the monuments.
- Tips to the servicemen.
- Meals and services not specified in the above mentioned section.
- Cost for Airfare, Train fare, Insurance Premiums.
- Cost for service provided on a personal request.
- Cost for personal expenses such as laundry, bottled water, Soft Drinks, Incidentals, Porter Charges, tips etc.
- Cost for any other service not mentioned under the “Cost Includes” head.