From the invigorating verdant alpine hills of Shimla to the sensory indulgences of the Golden Triangle, this wholesome Himalayan tour is both refreshing and inspiring!

Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 3DelhiRed Fort, Humayuns Tomb, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, India GateHilton Garden Inn, The Claridges
3 - 4AgraTaj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Akbar Mausoleum or Sikandra Fort, Tonga RideThe Four Points by Sheraton, Agra, The Trident Agra
4 - 7JaipurAmber Fort, City Palace, The Palace of Winds, Jantar MantarShahpura House, Samode Haveli
7 - 10ShimlaChrist Church, Mall Road Area, Trek to Jakhu Hill, Gaiety TheaterClarkes Hotel, The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
10 - 11DelhiRed Fort, Humayuns Tomb, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, India GateHilton Garden Inn, The Claridges

Ideal For

  • Adventure
  • Heritage
  • Landscape
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 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 $ 2,210 /person
  • Option 2 $ 2,795 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights

Price Includes

  • Accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) on the indicated meal plan for 10 nights.
  • Economy flights for all sectors : Jaipur – Chandigarh
  • The following train journeys in the highest class available : Shimla – Kalka (Himalayan Queen/ 52456 – Dep.10:30 hrs, Arr.16:10 hrs), Kalka – New Delhi (Kalka Shatabdi/ 12012 – Dep.17:45 hrs, Arr.21:55 hrs)
  • All activities as listed :
    • Delhi: City Highlights of Delhi
    • Agra: City Highlights of Agra
    • Agra: City Highlights of Fatehpur Sikri
    • Jaipur: City Highlights of Jaipur
    • Shimla: City Highlights of Shimla
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • A high-quality air conditioned vehicle with unlimited mileage and a trusted chauffeur throughout your trip, apart from during your stay at a beach/backwater resort or houseboat if applicable.
  • All activities described in the itinerary, including entrance fees wherever applicable, accompanied by our tour guide
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • Insolvency insurance
  • Fees and taxes

This listed price is based on two people sharing a double room. The price may vary due to the time of year you travel, the size of your group, and accommodation availability.

Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 3

International Arrival

Delhi

2 Days

Delhi, the City of Djinns (spirits) is yours to discover! Let us take you on a journey of India’s capital that covers 5,000 years, from its imperial history and two World Heritage sites to today’s electric contemporary vibe.

Included Activities

City Highlights of Delhi
Visit the imposing Red Fort and impressive Humayuns Tomb, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, India Gate, Lotus Temple, Laxminarayan Temple; ISKCON Temple; explore Chandini Chowk, the Gandhi Memorial at Raj Ghat; Parliament Street, Parliament Museum, Lodhi Gardens; National Museum, Bangla Sahib; enjoy views of Delhi best on a Metro journey; experience a plenitude of cultural and ethnic diversity at the colorful ‘Dilli Haat’, an open-air food plaza cum craft bazaar.

Hotel Options

Hilton Garden Inn – Opt 1
RoomHilton Evolution Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
CategoryUpmarket
The Claridges – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
CategoryUpmarket
Day 3 - 4

Drive from Delhi to Agra (205 km, 4 hrs)

Agra

1 Day

Discover the magic of white marble at Agra! The city is home to UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal.

Included Activities

City Highlights of Agra
Explore Agra..the former capital of Hindustan, located on the banks of the river Yamuna. Agra is best known the world over as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its 3 grandiose monuments – Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. Visit the sublime white marbled mausoleum of theTaj Mahal..at sunrise and sunset; see the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah; admire the magnificent Agra Fort and the Akbar Mausoleum in Sikandra. Enjoy a decorated tonga ride (a horse drawn carriage, popular in olden days) through the fabled city.

City Highlights of Fatehpur Sikri
Visit the timeless UNESCO world heritage site on a day trip to Fatehpur Sikri (City of Victory). This complex of monuments and temples was built in the 16th century by Emperor Akbar during the Mughal era, also considered the richest period of Indian history. Admire the uniform architectural style and visit the elegant and sacred Jama Masjid or the Friday Mosque. Marvel at the Buland Darwaza, the main entrance to this ancient city and spend some time exploring the Tomb of Shaikh Salim Chisti, Birbal Bhawan (dedicated to Akbar’s greatest court advisor – Birbal), the inner courts where Jodha Bai stayed and the inner harem reserved for Hindu wives.

Hotel Options

The Four Points by Sheraton, Agra – Opt 1
Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
CategoryMid-range
The Trident Agra – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe Garden View
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
CategoryUpmarket
Day 4 - 7

Drive from Agra to Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri (250 km, 5 hrs)

Jaipur

3 Days

Jaipur is the eternal rose pink city and gateway to North India’s most colorful state, Rajasthan.

Included Activities

City Highlights of Jaipur
Explore the Amber Fort, the Albert Hall, City Palace, the Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal) and the world’s largest stone observatory – the Jantar Mantar. See the Govind Devji Temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, the Lakshmi Narayan and Ganesh Temples; visit the amazing Jaigarh and Nahargarh Forts and Raj Mandir Cinema.

Hotel Options

Shahpura House – Opt 1
RoomRoyal Suite
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
CategoryMid-range
Samode Haveli – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
CategoryUpmarket
Day 7 - 10

Flight from Jaipur to Chandigarh

Drive from Chandigarh to Shimla (105 km, 3 hrs)

Shimla

3 Days

Shimla is considered the leading queen of all India’s hill stations.

Included Activities

City Highlights of Shimla
Explore Christ Church, India’s second oldest church; explore the Mall Area, shopping or dinning at one of many restaurants; trek to the Jakhu Hill and enjoy stunning views of the snow-capped Himalayas; step into the Gaiety Theater; visit Summer Hill, Gandhiji’s favorite retreat in Shimla.

Hotel Options

Clarkes Hotel – Opt 1
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
CategoryDeluxe
Day 10 - 11

Board Himalayan Queen 52456 train departing from Shimla at 10:30 hrs and arriving in Kalka at 16:10 hrs

Board Kalka Shatabdi 12012 train departing from Kalka at 17:45 hrs and arriving in New Delhi at 21:55 hrs

Delhi

1 Day

Delhi, the City of Djinns (spirits) is yours to discover! Let us take you on a journey of India’s capital that covers 5,000 years, from its imperial history and two World Heritage sites to today’s electric contemporary vibe.

Hotel Options

Hilton Garden Inn – Opt 1
RoomHilton Evolution Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
CategoryUpmarket
The Claridges – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
CategoryUpmarket

International Departure

Hawa Mahal Palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, Asia
What our guests say about this trip

From pre-trip planning and co-ordination during our trip, Enchanting Travels ensured that our first taste of India was an unforgettable experience. A truly wonderful holiday.

– Marilyn Knapton
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