Golden Triangle with Shimla Manali Tour

  • 12 Night / 13 Days
  • Delhi - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur - Shimla - Kullu - Manali - Delhi
  • Golden Triangle with Shimla Manali Tour comprises Delhi, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri and Jaipur as preferred destinations in the Gangetic plain & Shimla, Kullu and Manali as cultural hill stations in the lap of the great Himalayas. Golden Triangle with Shimla Manali Tour is a unique tour which not only showcases golden legacy of India’s culture, architecture and history but also offers golden opportunity to relish the unmatched beauty of the Himalayas in leisurely manner.

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Day 1 Arrival at Delhi- Old Delhi sightseeing.

Representative of Optima India Tourism will welcome you traditionally on arrival at Indira Gandhi International airport, New Delhi, transfer to New Delhi hotel and ensures your smooth check in. Relax overnight in Delhi hotel. Have relaxed breakfast in the morning. Late morning, you will be introduced with your Delhi tour guide at the hotel. Move on for Old Delhi sightseeing tour which comprises Red Fort, Chandni Chowk and Jama Masjid (India's biggest mosque). Enjoy 'rickshaw ride' in Chandni Chowk which is a 400 years old bustling market. The 'rickshaw ride' will offer you an opportunity of 'people contact', 'feel of culture & lifestyle' and 'typical bazaars of handicrafts'. Post lunch, you will be visiting Raj Ghat & Akshardham Temple. After Old Delhi tour return to Delhi hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2 New Delhi sightseeing

The sightseeing tour of New Delhi will commence comparatively early this morning compared to first day of Golden Triangle tour. Relatively longer distances will have to be covered. Breakfast will be at the hotel. Start a full-day tour of New Delhi which includes India Gate, President House, Parliament House, Mehrauli's Iron Pillar, Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb and Lotus Temple. Later in the evening, proceed to see the DANCES OF INDIA show. Overnight will be at Delhi.

Day 3 Delhi – Agra (220 kms/ 04 hrs)- Agra sightseeing

Have delicious breakfast early in the morning, as you will have to reach Agra at the earliest to see the Taj Mahal, one of the prime reasons to tour India. The comfortable deluxe car with experienced & well-mannered chauffeur is waiting for you. Check out from Delhi hotel and proceed for Agra, the city of Taj Mahal. En route Agra, visit Tomb of Akbar at Sikandara, at the outskirts of Agra.

After visiting Sikandara, move on for Agra. Check in at the pre-booked Agra hotel to relax a bit. After getting relaxed, visit Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Tomb of It-Mad-ud Daula. Agra is city of two UNESCO World Heritage sites- The Taj Mahal & Agra Fort.

Late afternoon, explore local market of Agra, known for richly carved marble souvenirs. Overnight will be at Agra hotel.

Day 4 Agra - Fatehpur Sikri- Jaipur (245 kms / 05 hrs)

Today on Golden Triangle tour, you will proceed for Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan. Rajasthan lures tourists from across the world for its royal forts & palaces, golden desert, camel safaris, tiger safaris, and exotically vibrant culture. Early in the morning, after relishing sumptuous breakfast in Agra hotel, move for Jaipur. En route visit Fatehpur Sikri, a deserted city and known for its pristine Mughal architectural specimens. After visiting Fatehpur Sikri, drive to Jaipur. On arrival at Jaipur, check in at Jaipur hotel. Optima India Tourism representative will facilitate your check in process. He will introduce you with Jaipur tour guide who will take you to visit various monuments of Jaipur. After lunch, sally out for visiting Albert Hall Museum, Birla Temple and Chokhi Dhani. Chokhi Dhani will be an unforgettable cultural treat to your eyes, ears, taste buds and soul. Return to Jaipur hotel for overnight stay.

Day 5 Jaipur sightseeing

The 5th day of Golden Triangle tour will take you to representative monuments of Rajasthan and Jaipur, in particular. Enjoy your breakfast at Jaipur hotel but a bit early in the morning. PAlong with Jaipur tour guide, proceed for a morning excursion to Amber Fort. At Amber Fort, have a royal ride on elephant and feel like a 'Maharaja'. In addition to Amber Fort, visit Jantar Mantar (a solar observatory with world’s largest sun-dial), City Palace, Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) and Jal Mahal. Explore adjacent local market, famous for handicraft products, jewellery and carpets. Spend evening in leisure in the hotel. Overnight will be at Jaipur.

Day 6 Jaipur – Delhi (265 kms/ 05 hrs)

After leisurely breakfast in Jaipur hotel, proceed for shopping of ethnic products. After shopping spree, have lunch in a decent restaurant of Jaipur and leave for Delhi. On arrival at New Delhi, you will be transferred to Delhi hotel to spend evening in leisure and have overnight stay there.

Day 7 New Delhi-Kalkaji-Shimla

After breakfast in New Delhi hotel, board Shatabdi Express to reach Kalkaji, near Chandigarh. On arrival at Kalkaji, you will be transferred to Himalayan Queen Train (popularly known as ‘Toy Train’). The Toy Train weaves its way to Shimla through panoramic landscape of Himachal Pradesh. This train has been declared as UNESCO World Heritage. Late afternoon, you will reach Shimla. Superb India Tours representative will receive you at the railway station and transfer to Shimla hotel to spend evening in leisure and overnight stay.

Day 8 Shimla

As you are on honeymoon trip, spend your time leisurely exploring local market and monuments of Shimla. Shimla is called to be Queen of Himalayas. Shimla is capital of Himachal Pradesh. As a result, Shimla enjoys a higher level of modern civic amenities. Coupled with colourful local culture, Shimla emerges as prime tourist destination of Himachal Pradesh. Overnight stay has been planned in Shimla hotel.

Day 9 Shimla- Kufri-Chail-Shimla

Golden Triangle with Rajasthan Tour After having leisurely breakfast in Shimla hotel, proceed on for an excursion to explore Kufri and Chail. Both of these places are known for beautiful valleys and greenery along with buildings of the colonial era, containing old-world-charm. After enjoying the rejuvenating excursion, return to Shimla hotel for overnight stay.

Day 10 Shimla- Kullu-Manali

Today, on 10th day of Golden Triangle with Shimla Manali Tour, you will be taken to Manali by private car via Kullu. After breakfast in Shimla hotel, you will be driven to a journey through hilly terrain with pleasantly beautiful landscape. En route Manali, you will have a stop-over in Kullu. Kullu is famous for its local culture, beautiful valleys and woolen industry, predominantly handicraft ones. After enjoying lunch and sightseeing in Kullu, proceed for Manali. On arrival at Manali, you will be transferred into pre-booked Manali hotel for enjoying leisurely evening and overnight stay.

Day 11 Manali local sightseeing

Having relished delicious breakfast leisurely in Manali hotel, proceed for exploring religious and exotic places of Manali. The prime attractions of Manali local sightseeing are Hadimba Devi Temple, Manu Temple, Tibetan Monastery and Vashishth hot springs. After visiting prominent tourist spots of Manali, spend afternoon at your leisure strolling the Manali Mall Road. Shopping of beautiful ethnic articles is a loved pastime of the visitors. Later in the evening, return to Manali hotel for overnight stay.

Day 12 Manali- Rohtang Pass/ Solang Valley- Manali

Rohtang Pass, one of the highest roads in the world, is a never-miss-while-in-Manali tourist destination. Snowcapped landscape attracts the tourists in large number. Several snow sports like paragliding, skiing etc add charm to the place. But, heavy seasonal snow fall sometimes blocks all the routes to reach Rohtang Pass. In that case, tourists prefer to explore Sollang Valley with various sports options available.

Having taken tasty breakfast, move for either Rohtang Pass or Solang Valley. After full day sightseeing, return in the evening to the hotel in Manali for sumptuous dinner and cozy night-sleep.

Day 13 Manali- Kullu-Departue

TEnjoy leisurely breakfast in Manali hotel on the last day of Golden Triangle with Shimla Manali Tour. Drive for Kullu. On arrival at Kullu, you will be transferred at Kullu airport to board flight for New Delhi.

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