Travel Dates: January 20, 2019 to March 31, 2019
Book this vacation by February 15, 2019 to avail this special price.

Discover the delights of India’s Golden Triangle in the famous cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, and find luxury and solitude in the majestic Himalayas. In Shimla, discover old world colonial charm and stunning natural wonders, while in Chandigarh, uncover North India’s Mecca of modern architecture. Your journey also includes an exciting ride on the quaint toy train that winds its way through the mountains until Shimla.

Offer includes:

  • Special dinner at Oberoi Rajvilas
  • Complimentary upgrade at Oberoi Delhi
  • Flat 25 % discount on all spa treatments
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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 2DelhiRed Fort, Humayuns Tomb, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, India GateThe Oberoi New Delhi
2 - 2AgraTaj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Akbar Mausoleum or Sikandra Fort, Tonga RideThe Oberoi Amarvilas
2 - 5JaipurAmber Fort, City Palace, The Palace of Winds, Jantar MantarThe Oberoi Rajvilas
5 - 7ChandigarhRose Gardens, Government Museum, Art Gallery, Water SportsThe Oberoi Sukhvilas Resort & Spa
7 - 10ShimlaChrist Church, Mall Road Area, Trek to Jakhu Hill, Gaiety TheaterThe Oberoi Wildflower Hall
10 - 11DelhiRed Fort, Humayuns Tomb, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, India GateThe Oberoi, Gurgaon

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  • Heritage
  • Landscape
  • Relaxation
  • Wine & Food
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 2

International Arrival

Transfer 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.

Included Activities

Cycle Rickshaw Ride
Jump into the hustle and bustle of Old Delhi on a fascinating and comfortable cycle rickshaw ride! Sit back, relax and observe as your rickshaw wallah weaves you through the narrow, popular lanes, amidst the swarming masses of people. Your local guide will highlight all the different sections of the market as you breathe in the wonderful aromas of the spice market, the largest in Asia, and the wafts of burning incense from nearby stalls. There’s a sense of the medieval in these bazaars, and items for sale range from the colorful to the quirky, from bangles and silver jewelry to herbal potion concoctions. Supported by your local guide, this is undoubtedly one of the best and most thrilling ways to experience traditional Delhi!

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. Your tour of Delhi is complete with an authentic cycle rickshaw ride, escorted by your local guide. (Full Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; Red Fort closed on Mondays)

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Day 2 - 2

Transfer to the Train Station

Board the Gatimaan Exp 12050 train departing from New Delhi at 0810 hrs and arrive in Agra at 0950 hrs

Transfer to your Hotel

Agra

0 Days

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

Visit To 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)

Visit To Chand Baori Stepwell
Discover one of the oldest landmarks of Rajasthan! Visit the village of Abhaneri for a half day tour of the famous Chand Baori Stepwell. Built in the 9th century to conserve water, the 100 feet deep well is dedicated to the Hindu goddess of happiness and joy. Climb down some of the 3,500 steps spread over 13 levels, to experience the cool and refreshing air, which is a sharp contrast to the ground level heat. Possibly the world’s deepest stepwell, the architectural marvel is remarkably well maintained. Listen to fascinating stories of ghosts and legends retold by your guide as you visit this famous area where movies such as The Fall, The Dark Knight Rises and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, were filmed. (Activity Type: Private;Ideal For: intrested in Architecture ;Best Time to Visit: All year;Total Duration: 4 hours ( Mostly done as en-route between ;Agra and Jaipur );Timings: 09:00 -17:00 hours)

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! (Activity Type : Private;Ideal For: All;Best Time to Visit: All Year;Total Duration: 5 hours;Timings: 08:00 – 18:00 hours;Closed: Taj Mahal Closed on Friday.)

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StyleResort
Day 2 - 5

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

Hindu Blessing Ceremony (The Oberoi Rajvilas)
Away from the hotel you will find a stone bridge that leads to a small island engulged by lush greenery and scented fragrant exotic water lillies. It is here where a 280 year old templre dedicated to Lord Shiva sits. In-house guests can experience a traditional Hindu ‘aarti’ ceremony, a ritual offering of prayers at dawn or dusk. This blessing ceremony lasts approximately 25 minutes and is a colorful, mystical ritual ideal for honeymooners and couples wishing to renew their vows. Performed under the auspices of the temple ‘pundit’/priest who prays for health, happiness and well-being, couples exchange garlands. A Hindu ceremony is never complete without delicious Indian sweets being distributed of course!

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)

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StyleResort
Day 5 - 7

Transfer to the Airport

Flight from Jaipur to Chandigarh via Delhi

Transfer to your Hotel

Chandigarh

2 Days

Chandigarh: The City Beautiful! The Mecca of modern architecture and planning, Chandigarh is the city of ‘today’, sans many historical monuments.

Included Activities

Highlights Of Chandigarh
Wake up and smell the roses! Discover Chandigarh’s fragrant Zakir Hussain Rose Gardens, ideal for botany enthusiasts. Over 16,000 varieties of roses adorn the gardens, as well as medicinal trees and shrubs! Nek Chand’s Rock Garden, which you visit next, was single-handedly built by Nek Chand in 1957, and is one of India’s popular architectural attractions. The garden contains sculptures, statues and myriad artwork made with industrial and domestic waste. In Le Corbusier Centre or the Government Museum and Art Gallery, you’ll have much to see, from unique artworks and sculptures to miniature paintings from Pahari, Rajasthan, and Gandhara. Head to Pinjore Gardens, which is a fine example of a Mughal Garden and was created by the Patiala Dynasty. (Full Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; Government Museum is closed on Mondays)

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Day 7 - 10

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

Heritage Walking Tour Of Shimla
Shimla, Queen of Hills..once the summer capital of the British Raj with its picturesque backdrop, conducive climate, amazing food and old-world appeal, is a popular holiday destination. It is famous also for treks and nature walks, allowing you to rediscover this hill town’s glorious history. A full day Heritage Walk with your guide-Mr. raaja Bhasin, starts from the town’s core..The Mall Road, taking you to Christ Church..in neo-Gothic style (if open); Ridge Road..a large open space running east-west along the Mall road and joining Scandal Point; Gaiety Theatre..opened in 1887; Viceregal Lodge (now the All India Institute of Advanced Studies)..home of the former Indian Viceroy-Lord Dufferin (1884-1888); see amazing mountain views from the Ridge, see colorful flora; visit a few other noted landmarks along the way..Gorton Castle, Vidhan Sabha, Town Hall, etc; enjoy lunch at the Club.

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RoomPremier Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 10 - 11

Transfer to the Train Station

Board Himalayan Queen 52456 train departing from Shimla at 1030 hrs and arriving in Kalka at 1610 hrs

Transfer 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
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational

Transfer to the Airport

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 8,908 /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 in one double room for 13 days / 12 nights
  • Meals as indicated
  • Flights mentioned below on Economy Class unless otherwise specified:
    • Jaipur – Chandigarh
  • The following train journeys in the highest class available :
    • New Delhi – Agra (Gatimaan Express – Dep. 0810 hrs, Arr. 0950 hrs)
    • Shimla – Kalka (Himalayan Queen/ 52456 – Dep. 1030 hrs, Arr. 1610 hrs)
    • Kalka – New Delhi (Kalka Shatabdi/ 12012 – Dep. 1745 hrs, Arr. 2155 hrs)
  • All activities as listed :
    • Delhi: Cycle Rickshaw Ride
    • Delhi: Highlights of Delhi
    • Agra: Visit to Fatehpur Sikri
    • Agra: Visit to Chand Baori Stepwell
    • Agra: Highlights of Agra
    • Jaipur: Hindu Blessing Ceremony (The Oberoi Rajvilas)
    • Jaipur: Highlights of Jaipur
    • Chandigarh: Highlights of Chandigarh
    • Shimla: Full Day Heritage Walking Tour 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
  • Welcome kit including all important documents and information regarding your itinerary
  • Insolvency insurance
  • Fees and taxes

Book this vacation by February 15, 2019 to avail this special price.

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13 days $ 8,908 / person

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