THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE & HILL STATIONS OF THE NORTH

Day 1: Arrive in DelhiOn arrival stay at The Lodhi.

Day 2: DelhiMorning at leisure. Afternoon sightseeing tour of New Delhi.

Day 3: DelhiMorning witness changing of the Guards ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Afternoon rickshaw ride to see the sights of Old Delhi and then time for shopping or spa.

Day 4: Delhi – AgraMorning transfer by road to Agra, arriving at The Oberoi Amarvilas Hotel for a 2 nights stay. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the pool or perhaps a spa at the hotel. Sunset visit at the enchanting Taj Mahal monument.

Day 5: AgraReturn to the Taj Mahal at sunrise, and then explore the halls and palaces of Agra Fort. Spend the afternoon at India’s first Bear Rescue Sanctuary. 

Day 6: Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – JaipurMorning drive to Jaipur via one of India’s most glorious sites; the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri. On arrival in Jaipur transfer to The Oberoi Rajvilas for a 3 night stay.

Day 7: JaipurBegin the day ascending to the hilltop Amber Fort on elephant-back. Return to the hotel for lunch and afternoon at leisure. Evening village festival to enjoy various activities; camel ride through villages, henna painting, turban and sari tying, sitar lessons, followed by a celebratory dinner.

Day 8: JaipurMorning explore Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. See the City Palace and the Observatory.

Day 9: Jaipur – DelhiTransfer to Delhi for a night stay at The Oberoi, Gurgaon. Evening at leisure.

Day 10: Delhi – Chandigarh – ShimlaA mid-day flight arrives Chandigarh, and then onward to Shimla, the summer capital of the British Raj. Spend 3 nights at The Oberoi Cecil Hotel.

Day 11: ShimlaVisit ‘The Peak’ for a picnic lunch. The Peak is a quaint colonial bungalow on a hilltop that commands magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. After lunch, return to Shimla, touring this fairy-tale like town. A gentle climb up to Jakhoo hill offers panoramic views of Shimla.

Day 12: Shimla – Kandaghat – ShimlaBoard the Himalayan Queen Express Toy Train for a two-hour journey through the spectacular beauty of the Himalayas. Rest of day at leisure to enjoy the pool, games and spa of the hotel.

Day 13: Shimla – Chandigarh – DelhiTransfer to Chandigarh airport for a flight to Delhi. On arrival stay at The JW Marriott for a night.

Day 14: Depart Delhi