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We all know that Golden Triangle tour is the most beloved tourist circuit in India. Starting from Delhi via Agra and ending in Jaipur gives you a glimpse of the Mughals that had a significant influence in the making of these popular states. So, to add a little flavour to the same old Indian Holiday, we have curated Golden Triangle Tour with Shimla that includes a Toy Train journey through a narrow gauge line covering almost 100 km going at a speed of 20 km per hour alongwith a picnic hamper.
This is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh. Shimla lies about 343 km from Delhi at an altitude of 2,213 metres above sea level. Shimla was declared the summer capital of India in 1864. After India’s independence, Shimla became the capital of Punjab till 1966, when it came under Himachal Pradesh.
Not only this, this Golden Triangle with Shimla tour also includes a cooking demo with dinner with an Indian Family. It is not just having a simple meal with the family but also a cooking lesson which is easy to reproduce at home. We have added exclusive tour experiences on this India Holiday like Private Evening Tour of Akshardham Temple with Musical Fountain Show, a volunteer visit to Sheroes in Agra. This is a café managed by brave Acid Attach survivors. One can also visit Kachpura Heritage in the ancient village of Kachpura and Humayun’s Mosque.
Golden Triangle Tour with Shimla Route:Delhi – Agra – Jaipur – Delhi – Shimla – Delhi
British Airways fly direct from London Heathrow to Delhi. Your tour starts from Delhi. Virgin Atlantic have daily flights to Delhi and Jet Airways fly direct to Delhi and Mumbai. Emirates, Oman Air, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways also have excellent connections via their respected hubs to Kolkata, Kochi, Trivandrum, Kozhikode, Goa, Jaipur and Lucknow and fly from airports all over the UK.
Direct flights from the UK take between 8 and 10 hours depending on the destination. Flights with stops en-route take between 12 and 14 hours.
India is +5½ hours ahead of GMT.
Holders of British Citizen passports are able to apply for an e-Tourist Visa (eTV). Please note that the very latest an Indian eTV application can be made is 4 days prior to travel to India.
Indiaologist, your India Holiday Tour specialist boasts of intensive and quality service for Golden Triangle Tour Package. Not only our packages offers a journey of 11 days to the most famous sites but also, affordable prices that will help you plan your trip better and trip extensions if you are looking for more than just a pilgrimage tour.
Explore the most famous and important Golden Triangle Tour with Shimla with India Holiday experts from the UK.
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Our representative will meet you in the arrival area of the airport. He will be assisting you and transfer you to your hotel where you will check-in for your stay. The evening is at leisure. You may pre-book exclusive experiences curated for you:
It may include optional experiences such as
Cooking Demo with Indian Family: Hands-on cooking lessons along with a visit to the local market with an Indian family.
Private Evening Tour of Akshardham Temple with Musical Fountain Show: There is not another way to experience Akshardham Temple. Visit the temple, appreciate its splendour, and watch the exceptional musical fountain show to experience Indian faith at its best.
After breakfast, we will proceed for the full day city tour of Old & New Delhi that includes a visit to the 17th century Jama Masjid. You will also be taking a normal rickshaw ride through the narrow, winding lanes of colourful and bustling Chandni Chowk. Visit the Red Fort followed by Raj Ghat where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. In the afternoon proceed to New Delhi where you will be taken for the Drive past of The Presidential Palace, the India Gate, a memorial raised and a drive along the Rajpath
past the Parliament House and secretarial buildings.
Later in the afternoon, we will also visit unique Rail Museum that fascinating and exotic collection of over 100 real size exhibits of Indian Railways. Afterwards visit Qutab Minar, the 12th-century tower of victory built by a slave king. The evening is at leisure.
Early this morning, we will be travelling by train from Delhi to Agra. Your stay is arranged.
There is no denying to the fact that no trip to Agra is complete without visiting Taj Mahal, the greatest monuments to ever have been built. Later, we will also visit imposing Agra Fort, established by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1565, and the tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula.
Later in the afternoon, proceed for the sunset visit of the Taj Mahal with your guide.
Volunteer visit to Sheroes Hang out Café
Kachpura Heritage Walk: We will walk into the ancient village of Kachpura and Humayun’s Mosque. The walk ends in Mehtab Bagh from where you will have the opportunity to watch the Taj Mahal during sunset from across the river.
Agra by Night: Explore many of Agra’s famous landmarks at their floodlit best. This tour is partly covered by car and partly on foot. The passionate tour guides bring alive the famous sights, narrating their history and highlighting their significance from the city’s past to its present.
This day we will leave from Agra and drive to Fatehpur Sikri. This city served as the capital of the Mughal Emperor Akbar and has been constructed of beautiful red sandstone. Later, we will also be visiting Abhaneri that is home to the famous 8th century Chand Baori, the deepest step-well in the world.
Today morning after an early breakfast visit the hilltop fortress at Amber. A jeep will spare you the trouble of reaching up to the fortress. Once on top, stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls. En-route to Amber Fort you will stop and see the `Palace of Winds’, otherwise known as Hawa Mahal.
In the afternoon, visit the City Palace, which is an overwhelming complex of exquisite palaces, gardens
and courtyards, decorative art and carved doorways. Afterwards visit Jaipur’s Jantar Mantar is the most famous of five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh in India. Jai Singh was a great admirer of progress and research made in the fields of science and technology, and he was passionate about astronomy
After breakfast, you will drive back to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, check-in at the hotel.
Optional Experience–Visit Bagru Textile Printing (near Jaipur)
Bagru is little town 30kms from Jaipur known for its unique art of Block Printing. Create your own piece of art under a mentor to take back with you as a memento of your travels to India.
Visit the Kingdom Of Dreams, Gurgaon
In the evening visit the Kingdom of Dreams. This fabulous Kingdom brings to life a blend of India’s art, culture, heritage, craft, cuisine and performing art…all with the technological wizardry of today. This is a destination in itself that is
capturing the imagination of the world. Get ready for this century’s most novel tourist destination, Kingdom of Dreams.
In the morning, we will be boarding the train to Kalka with packed breakfast. You will arrive in Kalka and then, transferred to Toy Train, a narrow-gauge line covering almost 100 km, where the top speed rarely exceeds 20 mph, with a picnic hamper. Arrive in Shimla and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Shimla – The capital city of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla lies about 343 km from Delhi at an altitude of 2,213 metres above sea level. Shimla was declared the summer capital of India in 1864. After India’s independence, Shimla became the capital of Punjab till 1966, when it came under Himachal Pradesh.
We will start the tour with the Vice-regal Lodge. This is where the partition of India into two parts India and Pakistan was planned on the world map. Later, visit a Hindu temple containing shrines to the many and various Hindu gods.
After lunch does take a walk along the Mall to Scandal Point. En route, visit the Gaiety Theatre or Christ Church.
Today after breakfast, your day is at leisure to explore the city on your own.
Or, you can also book your own optional experiences that could be a Day trip to Fagu & High Tea at Wildflower Hall or a Day Hike to Seepur & Taradevi
Taradevi is a pretty hill on the outskirts of Shimla and an ideal place to go for a small hike. This is a good nature walk around Shimla starting from the top of the hill this walk gives you fine views of the city front face and in the backdrop of the city, you get the gorgeous views of the snow-covered peaks of the Himalayas towering around 4000 to 6000 meter.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. Afternoon, you will be transferred to Kalka railway station to board the train to Delhi. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to your hotel for check in.
Morning is at leisure.
Indiaologist excels in customising trip itineraries for you! Absolutely, anything you want! If you loved our itinerary and would, in addition, want something new and exciting to do, we can add that too. Have a large group visiting like family or a corporate? We can easily tailor to your wants and needs – new destinations, more attractions or extend the number of people.
For booking the trip, you would need to use the United Kingdom – Pound sterling (£) and for shopping during the trip, you would need Indian Rupee.
Unlike many tour companies, we include a selection of entrances in our tour prices. Any other entrance fees will be at your own expense.
Indiaologist Team does our best to accommodate your dietary needs. Please ensure that any restrictions are made clear to us at the time of booking so we can pass the information on to our hotels, restaurants and suppliers.
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Shimla is so beautiful I booked couple of optional interactive experiences especially for our kids! Amazing Team to book a tour with