Golden Triangle and Himachal Tour

Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Shimla - Manali - Chandigarh - Delhi

Golden Triangle and Himachal Tour

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INDIA Uttar Pradesh Agra Taj Mahal at sunrise reflected in pool of water
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INDIA Uttar Pradesh Agra Taj Mahal at sunrise reflected in pool of water

Day 01:  Arrival / Delhi

At the airport, you will see that Tree Trunk Travel representative is waiting to give a warm welcome and later he will escort you to your hotel, previously reserved. On the way to the hotel, you can enjoy the surroundings and watch the frenetic movement of people in New Delhi. 

After upon arrival in Hotel discuss your tour itinerary with our representative in Lobby and after that our representative will help you to check into formalities. 

Overnight at Hotel

Day 02:  Delhi

After breakfast we will start our day to explore the Delhi. Delhi is the largest metropolis by area and the second – largest metropolis by population in India. Delhi is divided in two parts (like other city in India) – Old Delhi and New Delhi. We will start our tour from Old Delhi. A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would include visiting the Raj Ghat – the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid – the largest mosque in India. 

NEW DELHI – An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Humayun’s Tomb, the QutubMinar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue – Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President’s Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Night stay in Delhi. 

Overnight at Hotel 

Day 03:  Delhi / Agra (210 kms) (03hrs)

After breakfast drive to Agra. Upon arrival check in to hotel.

Later we will visit the Agra Fort. For built in red sandstone with its magnificent palaces, halls of public and private audience and the beautiful gardens. This is where Emperor Shah Jahan was kept under house arrest by his third son Aurangzeb and spent the last year of his life viewing the Taj Mahal from across the river Jamuna.

Evening we will visit the Moonlight Garden also known as Mehtab Bagh. The places is situated on the opposite side of the Yamuna River. The Garden was built by the Emperor Babur. This is the best place to visit the Taj Mahal across the Yamuna River.

Overnight at Hotel 

Day 04:  Agra / Fatehpur Sikri / Jaipur (250 kms) (5 hrs)

Morning we will visit the Taj Mahal at Sunrise. Taj Mahal is UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the world, Taj Mahal enthralls visitors with its shimmering beauty. Standing proudly on the banks of River Yamuna, with the winding river at back and lush green, landscaped gardens in front, the Taj Mahal leaves one speechless with its ethereal beauty. At sunrise, when it is bathed in the pinkish glow of the rising sun, the Taj Mahal holds your gaze.

After the breakfast we will drive to Jaipur enroute we will visit the Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri bears exceptional testimony to the Mughal civilization at the end of the 16th century. It offers a unique example of architectural ensembles of very high quality constructed between 1571 and 1585. Its form and layout strongly influenced the evolution of Indian town planning, notably at Shahjahanabad (Old Delhi).

Later we will continue our drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival check into hotel.

Jaipur is one of the finest planned cities of India, located in the semi-desert lands of Rajasthan. The city which once had been the capital of the royalty now is the capital city of Rajasthan. The very structure of Jaipur resembles the taste of the Rajputs and the Royal families. At present, Jaipur is a major business center with all requisites of a metropolitan city.

Rest of the day with at leisure to enjoy the local bazaars of Jaipur. Jaipur is also known as the shopper’s paradise. Jaipur is a city of vibrant colors and markets (bazaars) of Jaipur verify this fact. Jaipur’s colorful markets offer a great break to stop and shop on you tour. Usually tourists include shopping and visiting the lively markets of Jaipur in their itinerary. While moving through the markets, you will come across the vivacious culture of this region. Jaipur is the perfect place to shop for Handicrafts, antiques, jewellery, gems, pottery, carpets, textiles, metalwork and leather ware.

Overnight at Hotel 

Day 05:  Jaipur

Proceed for a morning excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride ascent to the fort.

AMBER FORT PALACE- Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds its ultimate expression. Continue sight- seeing.

CITY PALACE- A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.

JANTAR MANTAR- This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.

HAWA MAHAL- The ornamental facade of this “Palace of Winds” is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-story structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women.

Overnight at Hotel 

Day 06:  Jaipur / Delhi (281 kms) (5 hrs)

After breakfast drive to Delhi. Upon arrival check in to hotel

Rest of evening is at leisure.

Overnight at Hotel 

Day 07:  Delhi / Kalka (Kalka Shatabdi @ 0740 / 1145 hrs) / Shimla (Himalyan Queen @ 1210 / 1730 Hrs) 

After breakfast transfer to train station to board the train to Kalka. Upon arrival at Kalka. And transfer to Kalka train station to board the train to Shimla. Our driver will collect the luggage from you and meet you at Shimla train station.

Upon arrival check in to the hotel.

Overnight at Hotel 

Day 08:  Shimla

Morning we will visit Kufri. Situated near the Himalayan range, Kufri is a picturesque hill station situated 20 km from Shimla. Founded in 1819 by the British, the popularity of the hill station as a tourist spot grew only in the last few decades. Kufri derives its name from ‘Kufr’ which means lake.

Later drive upto Jakhu Temple. This place is the highest point of Shimla. There is a famous temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman – the monkey god. Visit St. Micheal’s Cathedral on the Ridge, which is the second oldest church in north India and is known for its fine glass windows.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 09:  Shimla / Kullu / Manali (248.4 km) (7hrs)

After breakfast drive to the Manali enroute visit to Kullu. Upon arrival check into hotel.

Rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight at Hotel 

Day 10:  Manali

Morning proceed to visit Hadimba Devi Temple, Tibetan Monastery, Vashishttha Village. 

Hadimba Devi Temple (02 km):  Located amidst a peaceful glade, the temple is dedicated to goddess Hadimba Devi, who according to the local myth, was mountain belle rescued from her demon brother by Bhima who married her later. She is worshipped by people as a protector from evil omens and natural calamities and is popularly known as ‘Mother Godess’ among local people. The outstanding feature of this temple is a four tiered pagoda shaped roof and a beautifully carved door.

Vashisth Baths (1.5km) : The therapeutic natural sulphur  spring form a major tourist attraction. Temples of Vashisth Rishi, Lord Rama  and Lord Shiva add another dimension to the sight.

Tibetan Monastery (02 km) : A place having a rare display of Tibetan handicraft & hand woven colorful carpets with exotic designs.

Manu Maharishi Temple (04 km) : Manu temple is located in Old Manali village. It is believed that Manu after the great deluge, first stepped on earth from the celestial boat and this particular spot where he established his abode is the present Manali, which is derived from ‘Manu Allaya’, meaning the home of Manu. It was from here that the human race came into being after deluge. The Manu temple is the only temple on the earth dedicated to Manu.

Overnight at Hotel 

Day 11:  Manali / Chandigarh (08 Hrs) / Delhi (Kalka Shatabadi – 1823 / 2155 Hrs)

After breakfast at proceed to Chandigarh. Upon arrival transfer to train station to board the train to Delhi.  

Meeting and assistance upon arrival at Delhi station and transfer to Hotel.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 12:  Delhi /Departure

After breakfast transfer to Delhi airport to board the flight to onward destination.

  • Visit the UNESCO world Heritage sites
  • Enjoy the Rickshaw Ride at Old Delhi (Chandni Chowk)
  • Enjoy the Elephant ride at Amber Fort
  • Explore the Colourful and hustle bustle market of Jaipur
  • Sunrise visit to Taj Mahal
  • Visit Shimla and Kufri
  • Enjoy joy train ride at Shimla
  • Explore Best part of Manali

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