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!

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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
10 - 11DelhiRed Fort, Humayuns Tomb, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, India GateHilton Garden Inn, The Claridges

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 3

International Arrival

Transfer from Delhi Airport to your Hotel

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
Whether you want a whirlwind tour or wish to enjoy an in-depth experience of Delhi’s numerous sights, the choice is yours on this full day tour! Discover the Old Town with its bustling markets, including Chandni Chowk, once the grandest Indian market. Head to the imposing Red Fort and onto India’s largest mosque, the Jama Masjid, beautifully decorated with paintings, inlaid stones, carvings and glazed tiles. Feast at the colorful, open-air food and craft bazaar of Dilli Haat. Visit Laxminarayan Temple, built in honor of the Hindu goddess of wealth, and its beautiful gardens. Discover the UNESCO World heritage site Humayun’s Tomb, a monumental landmark in Indo-Islamic architecture with its perfect synthesis of Persian architecture and Indian traditions. Enjoy the calm serenity of the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Visit this Sikh Gurudwara and witness the Langar (free kitchen), where everyone is welcomed and fed a vegetarian meal, irrespective of color, cast, creed, age or gender. (Full Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; Red Fort closed on Mondays)

Highlights Of Delhi (Half Day): Lutyen’s Delhi
Unearth Delhi’s rich history with this half day tour. Discover the colonial buildings of Lutyens’ Delhi, designed by British architect Edwin Lutyens. Witness the President’s house, national museum and the Parliament Museum . Right in the heart of Connaught Place, you will find the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. This was the haveli (private mansion) of Mirza Raja Jai Singh, an important military leader for Aurangzeb, the sixth Mughal emperor. Discover India Gate, the prominent landmark in Delhi that commemorates the 90,000 soldiers who lost their lives during the First World War. Pay homage to a leader of the Indian Independence movement, Mahatma Gandhi, at Raj Ghat where a black marble platform marks the place of his cremation. Left open to the sky, it’s here that you will find the eternal flame that burns in his memory. (Half Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy)

Hotel Options
RoomHilton Evolution Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
The Claridges – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
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
Romance at sunset and have your audience with the white marble Mughal mausoleum of the Taj Mahal, grandly overlooking the Yamuna River, during your Half day tour of Agra. Head to the lesser known Mehtab Bagh for prime viewing of the world’s greatest monument of love. The Taj Mahal is not the only UNESCO World Heritage site to explore in Agra – you can witness the divine red sandstone Agra Fort, also a player in this renowned undying love story. If you wish, discover this fabled city with a ride in a decorated tonga (horse drawn carriage) and enjoy a visit to a local market! (Half Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; Taj Mahal closed on Fridays. Please note that the Taj Mahal is under renovation until the end of 2018.)

City Highlights of Fatehpur Sikri
Discover the former Mughal capital of Fatehpur Sikri that was built and founded in the 1500s by the third Mughal Emperor, Akbar. This was a planned imperial city that would bring leaders of many religions together as Akbar held ideals of a syncretistic faith. Unfortunately just ten years after completion the city was deserted due to drought and water shortages. Now a UNESCO world heritage site, this half day tour is a very popular stop en route from Agra to Jaipur. (Half Day, Private Activity en route to Jaipur; Fitness Level: Easy)

Hotel Options
Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
The Trident Agra – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe Garden View
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
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
Wander into regality during your full day tour! Explore Amber Fort, a fabulous sandstone fort complex that overlooks the city. Visit Albert Hall, the state museum of Rajasthan with its vast collection of interesting regional Indian artifacts. Observe the aesthetically beautiful honeycombed façade of Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal). Discover the architecturally rich City Palace with its many regal courtyards, temples and pavilions, and Govind Devji Temple, dedicated to Hindu God Krishna, situated in the heart of the old city. Head to the world’s largest stone observatory – the Jantar Mantar. Visit the Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing, which acts to preserve the traditional Indian technique of hand block textile printing and boasts numerous beautiful examples. (Full Day; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy)

Hotel Options
Shahpura House – Opt 1
RoomRoyal Suite
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Samode Haveli – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
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
Embrace majestic mountain views within this tranquil city! Begin your city tour with a visit to the famous 19th century Christ Church, which is believed to be the second oldest church in India. The Mall Area offers particularly scenic views of the surrounding pine and deodar forest landscape as you amble around soaking in daily life. You can also indulge in the luxurious woolen garments, local handicrafts and handmade products on offer at various boutique shops. Enjoy a delicious meal at one of several restaurants before embarking on a trek to Jakhu Hills to witness stunning views of the snow-capped Himalayas. Step into the Gaiety Theater afterwards. Don’t miss Summer Hill, a small town on the outskirts of Shimla and one of the great Indian Independence leader Mahatma Gandhi’s favorite residential retreats.

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

Transfer from your Hotel to the Train Station

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

Transfer from the Train Station to your Hotel

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
RoomHilton Evolution Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
The Claridges – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational

Transfer from your Hotel to the Airport

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 2,765 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 3,160 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

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 – Departure 1030 hrs, Arrival 1610 hrs), Kalka – New Delhi (Kalka Shatabdi/12012 – Departure 1745 hrs, Arrival 2155 hrs)
  • All activities as listed :
    • Delhi: City Highlights of Delhi
    • Delhi: Highlights of Delhi (Half Day): Lutyen’s 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.

What our guests say about this trip

Enchanting Travels is an excellent Company. They are very customer orientated and focused on providing what you want. Having a private tour also helps you plan with the representative exactly the tour you want to take. The Trip Coordinator keeps in close touch and is available if you have any questions or problems. The hotels and drivers they use are also of high quality and I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again

– Sharon Mueller
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Historic Himalayan Footsteps

11 days $ 2,765 / person

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