Golden Triangle is the most popular and visited circuit of India that includes cities of Agra, Delhi and Jaipur located roughly at 250 kms from each other and forming a triangle on Indian map with respect to its locations. The circuit is well connected by road, buses and trains with fast trains like Shatabdi Express. The New Express Highway between Delhi and Agra have shortened the travel time to 2-3 hours only.
Most of the foreign tourists likes to land into Delhi, spend couple of days here, explore the city and then travel southwards towards the land of Taj and then west to the Pink city of India – Jaipur.
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Day To Day Tour Schedule
8N9D – Golden Triangle with Shimla
Day 1: Arrival at Delhi
Upon your arrival in Delhi, your driver will greet you at Delhi International Airport and transfer you to your Hotel. Check in and Rest of the day is at your leisure and rest. Stay overnight at the hotel in Delhi.
Day 2-Delhi to Shimla (370 kms/ 8-9 hrs)
After breakfast, take the road to Shimla. Long day on road today. On arrival at Shimla, check in to your hotel and after some rest, you might like to stroll around in.
Day 3-Shimla city tour
Morning proceed for sightseeing tour of Shimla covering Kalbadevi Temple, Jakhu Temple, Hanuman Temple or stop for a while at the beautiful stained-glass – windows of Christ Church. Afternoon excursion to Kufri- a 30 Minutes drive from Shimla. Evening free to enjoy the scenic beauty of Kufri. Also visit Fagu, and enjoy horse riding in the apple orchids (optional). Rest of the day is free to explore. Overnight stay at Shimla.
Day 4-Shimla to Delhi (370 kms/ 8-9 hrs)
After breakfast, transfers to Delhi by road. On arrival at Delhi, check in to your hotel and after some rest, in the evening visit Akshardham Temple- pretty popular for its marvellous architecture. Overnight stay at Delhi hotel.
Day 5-Delhi to Agra (216 kms/ 3.5 hrs)
After breakfast, drive to Agra by 0830 hrs. Enroute stop at Sikandra for a quick Photo Shoot. Later check in to the hotel. Then proceed for a half day city tour to Agra Fort- built by Emperor Akbar on the banks of the Yamuna River. Later proceed to Taj Mahal for the most beautiful sunset view of “The Taj”. (Taj Mahal closed on Fridays) Post tour, spend some time shopping around the world’s best marble products and jewelry. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 6-Agra to Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri (240 kms/ 5 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Jaipur – the pink city by 0830 hrs. Enroute stop at UNESCO World Heritage red sandstone complex of Fatehpur Sikri built in 1569 by Emperor Akbar and abandoned 15 years later due to water scarcity. Visit Buland Darwaza, Diwan-e-aam,diwan-e-khas. Then continue to Jaipur. On arrival check-in at hotel, dinner at Chaukhi Dhani – the traditional ethnic village resort of Jaipur (entry tickets on your own). Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 7: Jaipur city tour
After breakfast proceed to cover city attraction covering Amber Fort. Enjoy Feel like a maharaja from the past as you ride up to Amber Fort on an elephant outfitted with traditional Indian draperies. Later visit Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar (observatory), City Palace & Museum. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 8: Jaipur to Delhi (248 Kms/ 5 Hrs)
After breakfast, check out from your hotel and drive to New Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be transferred to your hotel for overnight stay. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring around or engaging in some quick shopping.
Day 9-Delhi, half day Sightseeing and Transfers to Airport
After breakfast, check out from hotel and proceed for half day Delhi sightseeing. Visit India Gate, Qutub Minar & Lotus Temple. Later in Afternoon transfers to Delhi Airport / Railway Station for your onward journey.