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Are you ready to explore India’s famed Golden Triangle and the charming destination of Shimla? This 11-day train holiday features the exciting Golden Triangle cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. In Delhi, explore the city’s unique blend of ancient history and contemporary culture alongside colonial buildings while strolling down narrow, twisting streets. Visit the majestic Taj Mahal in Agra, see the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri and iconic Chand Baori stepwells, discover Jaipur on a city tour, and enjoy a cooking demonstration and dinner with a local Indian family. When you finally reach Shimla by toy train, you’ll have the opportunity to get to know the colonial town during a sightseeing tour with the optional to explore the surrounding mountains with a hike.

Highlights

  • Visit the Red Fort and Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi
  • Ride the Shatabdi Express train from Delhi to Kalka
  • Experience the majestic Taj Mahal in Agra
  • See Fatephur Sikri and the Chand Baori stepwells in Abhaneri
  • Tour the city of Jaipur
  • Visit Amber Fort by jeep, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Enjoy a meal with a local Indian family
  • Climb onboard the Himalayan Queen Express toy train to Shimla
  • Discover the colonial charm of Shimla and the Himalayas

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Rail travel as per itinerary
  • 4 nights accommodation with breakfast and dinner in Delhi
  • 1 night accommodation with breakfast in Agra
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast and dinner in Jaipur
  • 3 nights accommodation with breakfast in Shimla
  • Full-day day of Old and New Delhi
  • Visit to Agra Fort and Taj Mahal
  • Excursion to Fatehpur Sikri and Chand Baori stepwells in Abhaneri
  • Half-day city tour of Jaipur, including evening cooking demonstration and dinner with local Indian family
  • Visit to Amber Fort by jeep
  • Sightseeing tour of Shimla
  • Airport transfers
Trip Map

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

DAY 1 – DELHI
Upon arrival in Delhi, transfer from the airport to your hotel and get settled. You’ll soon discover that this destination’s vibrant flower markets, regal splendor, imposing architecture, and treasured temples are a feast for the senses. Surprises await around every corner. (Overnight in Delhi)

DAY 2 – DELHI
Your included full day tour of both Old and New Delhi will be the perfect introduction to this iconic corner of the world. Enjoy a traditional rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk and see the 17th-century Jama Masjid. Stop at the Red Fort to capture some photos and Raj Ghat (where Gandhi was cremated). You’ll travel past The Presidential Palace, the India Gate, and the Parliament House. Wrap up your tour at the 12th-century Qutab Minar and Humayun’s Tomb. In the evening, you have the option to join a local Indian family at their home for an authentic cooking demonstration for dinner (additional cost). (Overnight in Delhi) B

DAY 3 – DELHI TO AGRA
Take the Gatimaan Express directly to Agra. Upon arrival, your guide will take you to visit Agra Fort and then drop you off at your hotel. This afternoon, you’ll get to catch the sunset at the legendary Taj Mahal (closed Fridays). The evening is free for you to explore the city of Agra on your own. (Overnight in Agra) B

DAY 4 – AGRA TO JAIPUR
During your drive to Jaipur, you’ll visit Fatephur Sikri, a deserted red sandstone city, as well as the visually spectacular Chand Baori stepwells in Abhaneri. Construction of the four-sided structure dates to the 10th century and is dedicated to Harshat Mata, goddess of joy and happiness. Upon arrival in Jaipur, check into your hotel. Optional excursions today include a sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal and a food walk in Jaipur. (Overnight in Jaipur) B

DAY 5 – JAIPUR
This morning, visit Amber Fort by jeep, a beautiful, extensive palace complex built from white marble and yellow and pink sandstone. Upon arrival, explore by foot before returning by jeep.Main highlights of this UNESCO World Heritage Site include Suraj Pol, Jaleb Chowk, Chand Pol, Siladevi Temple and Jai Mandir. Later, enjoy a half-day city tour of Jaipur and an evening cooking demonstration followed by dinner with a local Indian family. (Overnight in Jaipur)B, D

DAY 6 – JAIPUR TO DELHI
Drive from Jaipur back to Delhi. With the rest of day at your leisure upon arrival, there’s plenty of time to see and experience anything you want to check off your list. Optional excursions include visiting the Kingdom of Dreams or Bagru, where you’ll learn all about block textile printing. (Overnight in Delhi) B

DAY 7 –DELHI TO SHIMLA
This morning, you’ll be provided with a packed breakfast to take on the Shatabdi Express train to Kalka. Then, you’ll board the Himalayan Queen Express toy train to Shimla and transfer to your hotel. Shimla exudes plenty of colonial charm and its highlights can be easily explored on foot. (Overnight in Shimla) B

DAY 8 – SHIMLA
Explore the hilltop city today on your sightseeing tour. Visit the Vice-regal Lodge (closed on Mondays), stroll along the long, winding main street, The Mall, to Scandal Point. Later, on your own, continue discovering Shimla by meandering down its streets and maze-like alleys past antiquated buildings and bustling bazaars. (Overnight in Shimla) B

DAY 9 – SHIMLA
Enjoy your free day in Shimla exploring on your own. We recommend a day hike to Seepur and the temple of Taradevi (additional cost). This hike will give you great views of the city and surrounding Himalayan peaks. (Overnight in Shimla) B

DAY 10 – SHIMLA TO DELHI

Catch the train back to Delhi from Kalka railway station today following breakfast at your hotel. You will be provided with a packed dinner. (Overnight in Delhi) B, D

DAY 11 – YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN DELHI
Check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport to continue with your onward travels. B

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

Tajview

Tajview

Experience the famed splendor of The Taj Mahal at Tajview, Agra. Spread over six acres of manicured gardens and equipped with smart rooms, the property offers the finest amenities alongside hassle-free services. With friendly staff that are ready to offer impeccable service and hospitality, Tajview, Agra blurs the lines between business and pleasure.

The Oberoi Amarvilas Hotel Agra

The Oberoi Amarvilas Hotel Agra

Located just 600 metres from the Taj Mahal, the world’s most exquisite testimony to undying love, it is easy to rekindle romance at The Oberoi Amarvilas. Inspired by Mughal palace designs; with fountains, terraced lawns, reflection pools and pavilions, The Oberoi Amarvilas offers unrestricted views of Taj Mahal from all rooms and suites, complemented by our warm, personalised hospitality.

Trident Agra

Trident Agra

Near the Taj Mahal, Trident, Agra is one of the best hotels in the city. Beautifully landscaped gardens and water fountains welcome you to this charming leisure hotel. Built in local red stone, reminiscent of the Mughal era, the hotel features 135 tastefully appointed rooms and suites, which overlook the central courtyard and gardens. Guests can also enjoy complimentary high speed Internet for up to four devices.
The soothing views of our 5 star property are perfectly complemented by a selection of luxury restaurants, recreation and wellness facilities, accompanied by our warm service. Wake up to a sumptuous breakfast spread that ensures a flying start to your day, before stepping out to explore the sights and discover the rich history of Agra.

The Suryaa Hotel

The Suryaa Hotel

The Suryaa New Delhi, the capital's favourite hotel follows the cosmic Surya by creating a warm, vibrant and lively ambience for its guests located in the heart of city and close to the district centre's like Jasola, Mohan Cooperative, Apollo Hospital, Nehru Place and Ashram. The hotel's elegant spread of rooms and suites with spectacular views are bound to take your breath away. A taste of pure contentment is guaranteed with a host of dining options and custom-crafted celebrations.

The Suryaa Hotel

The Suryaa Hotel

The Suryaa New Delhi, the capital's favourite hotel follows the cosmic Surya by creating a warm, vibrant and lively ambience for its guests located in the heart of city and close to the district centre's like Jasola, Mohan Cooperative, Apollo Hospital, Nehru Place and Ashram. The hotel's elegant spread of rooms and suites with spectacular views are bound to take your breath away. A taste of pure contentment is guaranteed with a host of dining options and custom-crafted celebrations.

JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity

JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity

The JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity welcomes business and leisure travelers here to India with 5-star luxury, carefully chosen amenities and world-class service. Located adjacent to Indira Gandhi International Airport, our hotel features exceptionally large accommodation with ultra-comfortable bedding and marble bathrooms, as well as 24-hour room service and modern technology. Choose among several outstanding on-site restaurants, including an all-day diner, K3, Modern Japanese at Akira Back and Playground for the perfect evening. Book an indulgent treatment at Quan Spa, which is operational round the clock or relax at the all-weather outdoor pool and sip a refreshing drink. Additional amenities at our 5-star hotel include a modern fitness center and around 30,000 square feet of immaculately appointed venue space - including one of the largest ballrooms in New Delhi. And if you need anything, please ask our hotel team who will be happy to assist you.

The Imperial

The Imperial

An oasis of calm and comfort sums up the understated luxury of this Lutyen’s masterpiece, bestowed with the prestigious title of the ‘Best Heritage Hotel’ by the Jury- Outlook Traveller Awards 2018 and also by Travel + leisure India’s Best Awards 2017. It is the only luxury 5 star Hotel in Delhi amongst 7 hotels in India to be listed in Conde Nast Gold List for 2018. An iconic and the most distinguished address situated in the heart of the capital, Hotel Imperial is reminiscent of the halcyon days of the Raj. A luxury hotel, the Imperial Hotel Delhi has an awe-inspiring heritage interwoven in colonial elegance and dwells in its modern delivery of old-style class and magnificence. On arrival, another world opens up filled with Victorian charm and luxury while you revel in the days of the Raj or seek pleasure on your plate at the award-winning restaurants. Intricate details, space and greenery over eight acres of manicured gardens fashion this royal destination. A 5 star hotel with spa that is known for its holistic magnificence, it promises to transport you back in time.

The Imperial

The Imperial

An oasis of calm and comfort sums up the understated luxury of this Lutyen’s masterpiece, bestowed with the prestigious title of the ‘Best Heritage Hotel’ by the Jury- Outlook Traveller Awards 2018 and also by Travel + leisure India’s Best Awards 2017. It is the only luxury 5 star Hotel in Delhi amongst 7 hotels in India to be listed in Conde Nast Gold List for 2018. An iconic and the most distinguished address situated in the heart of the capital, Hotel Imperial is reminiscent of the halcyon days of the Raj. A luxury hotel, the Imperial Hotel Delhi has an awe-inspiring heritage interwoven in colonial elegance and dwells in its modern delivery of old-style class and magnificence. On arrival, another world opens up filled with Victorian charm and luxury while you revel in the days of the Raj or seek pleasure on your plate at the award-winning restaurants. Intricate details, space and greenery over eight acres of manicured gardens fashion this royal destination. A 5 star hotel with spa that is known for its holistic magnificence, it promises to transport you back in time.

The Maidens

The Maidens

With a history of over a century and remarkably endearing hospitality, Maidens Hotel offers a journey back in time. Established in 1903 as one of the first hotels of Delhi and recognized as a Heritage Hotel in 1994, Maidens Hotel is a stately survivor of the golden age - a time when steam ruled the waves & the rails, empires flourished and when the rich, the famous and the titled used it as their stage. A stay at Maidens Hotel is ethereal and unmatched - an experience historically and culturally enriching! Every corner in the hotel has a story to tell, whether it's unraveling the majestic royals of the princely states, the Delhi Durbar with its pre-independence coronation, or the ruling times of The British Raj.

The Maidens

The Maidens

With a history of over a century and remarkably endearing hospitality, Maidens Hotel offers a journey back in time. Established in 1903 as one of the first hotels of Delhi and recognized as a Heritage Hotel in 1994, Maidens Hotel is a stately survivor of the golden age - a time when steam ruled the waves & the rails, empires flourished and when the rich, the famous and the titled used it as their stage. A stay at Maidens Hotel is ethereal and unmatched - an experience historically and culturally enriching! Every corner in the hotel has a story to tell, whether it's unraveling the majestic royals of the princely states, the Delhi Durbar with its pre-independence coronation, or the ruling times of The British Raj.

The Oberoi Hotel New Delhi

The Oberoi Hotel New Delhi

An incomparable hotel for business or pleasure, The Oberoi, New Delhi, enjoys views of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Humayun’s Tomb on one side and a calming view of the forested golf course on the other. It is a storied landmark and a celebrated example of Oberoi’s reputation for taking care of its guests.

The contemporary interpretation of Sir Edwin Lutyens' New Delhi in the interiors combines with a state of the art clean air technology offering the healthiest air in the city. Thoughtfully detailed throughout its public spaces, with superlative rooms, restaurants and guest facilities, this is a city hotel perfectly conceived for work or play.

Trident Jaipur

Trident Jaipur

Surrender to the charms of this beautiful city when you stay in Trident, Jaipur; ranked amongst the best resorts in Jaipur. Located en route to the famous Amber Fort, this luxury hotel offers stunning views of the Mansagar Lake and Jal Mahal. These vistas are best admired from the hotel's 132 rooms and suites. Tastefully appointed, the rooms are well-lit and airy and offer all the modern amenities such as a spacious wardrobe, an LCD television, a personal bar and complimentary high speed Internet for up to four devices. An intimate 'jharokha' window, at the end of each room is perfect to take in the panoramic views of the lake or the landscaped gardens, with the Aravalli range forming a dramatic backdrop. The soothing views are perfectly complemented by a selection of wellness and recreation facilities. The highlight though is our signature Trident Kids' Club, a private, supervised play area for your little stars, where they can have fun playing games and making friends on their own fun filled holiday!

The Oberoi Rajvilas

The Oberoi Rajvilas

Experience a sincerely warm welcome when you stay with us at The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur. Spread over 32 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, with traditional architecture, flaming mashaal torches and reflection pools.

Exquisite accommodation, including luxury tents inspired by the era of Maharajas, fine restaurants serving authentic Rajasthani and international cuisines, specially curated romantic experiences for couples and our sincere hospitality. The perfect setting for the holiday of a lifetime.

Samode Haveli

Samode Haveli

An urban oasis in the historic walled city of Jaipur, Samode Haveli is a traditional Indian mansion set in a verdant garden with apartments arranged around a series of intimate courtyards. Built 175 years ago as a residence of the rulers of Samode, it is still occupied by their descendants, who have converted their home into a luxury hotel.

Pride Plaza Aero City

Pride Plaza Aero City

Located in close proximity to Delhi and Gurgaon, Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi is the first luxury hotel in the capital by The Pride Group of Hotels. While the 385 aesthetically decorated plush rooms are fully-equipped with premier amenities and state-of-the-art technology complemented by high-speed internet connectivity, our true Indian hospitality and traditionally luxurious service welcomes you to home-style comfort and convenience.

Wildflower Hall

Wildflower Hall

Wildflower Hall provides a unique opportunity for you to lose yourself in the romance of nature. Indoor and al fresco dining areas with mountain views, personalised spa experiences in wooded locations, energising outdoor sports and private dining. All complemented by our sincere attention to your every need.

Clarkes Hotel Shimla

Clarkes Hotel Shimla

Clarkes is one of Shimla's oldest hotels, and was the launching pad for the extraordinary journey of triumph and accomplishment that marked the life of the legendary hotelier: Mr. Rai Bahadur Mohan Singh Oberoi. Nowadays, Clarkes Hotel resembles a grand colonial bungalow, with all the elegance and grace of the British Imperial era. The 32 rooms and suites are tastefully appointed and some of them offer spectacular views of the mountains or Shimla.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

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