Highlights: Delhi - Shimla - Amritsar
Delhi - Park Inn by Radisson
Shimla - Hotel Willow Banks
Amritsar - Ramada
Delhi - Hotel Delhi Pride Itinerary: Day 0: London Heathrow to Delhi Day 1: Delhi
- 08:50 Hrs: Arrive Delhi
- Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
- Rest of the day at leisure and Overnight stay at hotel Day 2: Delhi
Full day sightseeing tour of Delhi. You will get a feel for this city as you explore its historic sights. Raj Ghat which is located on the banks of the river Yamuna, This is Mahatma Gandhi’s Memorial, where he was cremated following his assassination in January 1948. Opposite the Red Fort lies Jama Masjid made of red sandstone and white marble, completed in 1656. It is India’s largest mosque. Explore the bustling cultural delight of the colourful market on the 'cycle rickshaw' for a unique experience from the Red Fort, through "Chandni Chowk" or Silver Street, experiencing the sights and sounds of this very busy avenue-heading west from the Fort. You will take a view of Red Fort – the 17th century imposing fortress built in red sandstone is surrounded by a huge boundary wall 33m high. Inside are exquisite palaces and beautiful gardens. Afternoon you will head into New Delhi, visiting Humayun’s Tomb, an impressive garden tomb with high arches and a double dome, built by his wife Haji Begum in the 16th Century. An early example of Mughal architecture considered the predecessor of the Taj Mahal. Then continue on to the wonderful Qutab Minar - the landmark of Delhi, the beautiful grounds feature the well preserve a huge tower of victory standing over 72 meters. You will drive on to Rajpath and through to India Gate and the Lutyens Delhi with its tree lined boulevards leading to the British Viceroy’s Palace (Rashtrapati Bhavan) now the official residence of the President of India, the Secretariat, India Gate and Parliament House. Day 3:
Delhi to Agra by train Gatiman (Daily Except Friday)
Agra to Delhi by train Gatiman (Daily Except Friday) Transfer from Hotel to H.Nizzamudin railway station in time to board train for Agra.
09:50 Hrs: Arrive Agra railway station
Upon arrival at Agra railway station proceed to visit the world famous Taj Mahal (closed on Friday) The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died in 1631, built one of the world’s most famous buildings, the ‘Taj Mahal’. Its perfect proportions and exquisite craftsmanship have been described as ‘a vision, a dream, a poem, and a wonder’. visit the 16th century Agra fort. This commanding red sandstone monument stretches 2.5 kilometres along the banks of River Yamuna, encompasses serene gardens and terrace pavilions, with striking views providing glimpse of the magnificent Taj Mahal across the river. and Tomb of Itmad-ud- Daulah also called as Baby Taj. - Transfer to Agra railway station to board train for Delhi
- 19:30 Hrs:Arrive H.Nizzamudin railway station
- Upon arrival at H.Nizzamudin railway station transfer to Hotel
- Overnight stay at Hotel Day 4:
Delhi to Kalka by train Shatabdi Express
Kalka to Shimla by toy train Himalayan Queen Early morning transfer from hotel to New Delhi railway station in time to board the train for Kalka
07:40 Hrs: Depart for Kalka. Locan snacks tea / coffee and breakfast will be served on board
11:45 Hrs: Arrive at Kalka
Upon arrival meet & assist at the railway station by our representative and board the connecting train for Shimla - Toy trains offers the charm of old-world travel amidst lofty pines and lush green, misty mountains.
- Laid out on a 96 km long narrow gauge track that passes through 103 tunnels and across more than 800 bridges and viaducts, it is one of the most beautiful hill railways in India. It was considered the “crown jewel” of the Indian National Railways during British times.
- 17:30 Hrs: Arrive at Shimla, where our car and driver will be waiting for the clients and transfer to Hotel
- Overnight stay at Hotel Day 5: Shimla
Morning enjoy Heritage Walk through the town's Architectural Heritage Zone that brings you close to various architectural sites of British era. A number of old buildings such as Bantony, Betinks Castle, Railway Board Building, Gorton Castle (can see from outside), Knokcdrin (can see from outside) Sanitarium, Cecil Hotel, Inverarm, State Museum (closed on Monday) - This building was a private residence of Lord William Beresford, the Military secretary to the viceroys for many years. Viceregal Lodge Indian Institute of Advanced study: - The site for Viceregal Lodge was selected by Lord Lytton the Viceroy of India between 1876 -1880. The Viceregal Lodge, also known a Rashtrapati Niwas is located on the Observatory Hill of Shima. It was formerly the residency of the British Viceroy of India. It was designed by British architect Hendry Irwin and built in the Jacobethan style during the regime of Lord Dufferin. Its construction stared in 1880 and completed in 1888 Later enjoy visiting Jhaku Temple/ Hill (2455 Mts.): This is the town's highest peak and a vantage point for Shimla's famous views. The summit is crowned with a temple dedicated to monkey God Hanuman. This also offers a very good view of the Shimla with snow capped mountains. One legend goes that Lord Hanuman stopped there to rest while he was searching for the Sanjivni Booti to revive Lakshman in the Epic Ramayana Day 6:
Shimla to Chandigarh by surface
Chandigarh to Amritsar by train CDG ASR SUPERFAST - Breakfast at Hotel
- Transfer from Shimla to Chandigarh railway station in time to board train for Amritsar
- 21:25 Hrs: Arrive Amritsar railway station
- Upon arrival at Amritsar railway station transfer to Hotel Day 7:Amritsar
At leisure to explore, the spiritual centre of the Sikh religion - the Golden Temple, one of the most spiritual locations, including the Divine Temple and the Pool of Nectar. The temple kitchen provide an amazing meals a day also visit Jallianwala Bagh the site of an infamous massacre that took place in 1919. Visitors to the Golden Temple must remove their shoes, wash their feet and cover their heads with a scarf.
Later afternoon you will travel to Wagah border, where India meets Pakistan, and observe the ceremony Day 8: Amritsar to Delhi by train Shatabadi Express
- Transfer from Hotel to Amritsar airport in time to board train for Delhi
- 11:00 Hrs: Arrive New Delhi railway station
- Upon arrival at New Delhi railway station transfer to Hotel
- Rest of the day at leisure and Overnight stay at Hotel Day 9: Delhi to London Heathrow
Transfer from hotel to Delhi airport in time to board flight for London Heathrow