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Home > India Tour Packages > Golden Triangle with Himalayas
Golden Triangle with Himalayas
Duration : 11 Nights & 12 Days
Destination : Delhi – Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra – Bagdogra – Darjeeling – Pelling – Gangtok – Kalimpong – Bagdogra – Delhi

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Upon your arrival at Delhi International airport, our representative shall meet you and welcome you in our traditional style. Later you will be escorted to your pre-booked hotel. Delhi - a bustling metropolitan city, which successfully combines in its folds the ancient with modern charm. The city attracts large number of tourist every year towards its monuments and sprawling markets. Its strategic location was the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. Rest of the day is free at leisure to relax. Overnight stay is in Delhi.

Day 02: Delhi sightseeing

Morning after a relaxed breakfast, we embark on a guided city sightseeing tour of Delhi. Visit the Jama Masjid of Old Delhi which is the largest and the best known mosque of India. Thereafter we take a joyful rickshaw ride in the oldest market of Delhi and visit Raj Ghat – a memorial in which a black marble platform is marking the spot of the ‘Father of the Nation’, Mahatma Gandhi’s cremation. Later we proceed for New Delhi created by the British Raj, is composed of spacious, tree-lined avenues and imposing government buildings. Here we visit Humayun's Tomb - a memorial of Mughal Emperor Humayun, which is a beautiful blend of Mughal architecture built by his senior widow. Thereafter visit Qutub Minar - an important example of Indo-Islamic Architecture built in the year 1206, by Qutub-ud-din Aibek. Later enjoy a silent drive through Rajpath – a ceremonial avenue, President’s House, Parliament house and would end with the visit to India Gate. Overnight stay is in Delhi.

Day 03 : Delhi – Jaipur (300 kms / 04 ½ hrs)
Morning after breakfast, we drive towards Jaipur - the flamboyant & colorful capital of Rajasthan. It is the largest city of Rajasthan popularly named known as ‘Pink City’. On arrival at Jaipur, check-in to your hotel and relax. Evening explore the local markets of Jaipur and enjoy shopping. Overnight stay is in Jaipur.

Day 04 : Jaipur sightseeing

Morning we head for an excursion tour to Amber - the capital of the gallant Rajputs from 1037 to 1728 AD. The fort is situated 11 kms from Jaipur and was commenced under the reign of Raja Man Singh. Here we take an Elephant ride to reach the Fort situated on the top of the hill like a King or Queen. Later drive back to the city and visit City Palace - a perfect blend of Rajasthani & Mughal architecture with an extraordinary collection of miniature paintings, costumes and armory. Lastly we visit well preserved 18th century Jantar Mantar Observatory and Hawa Mahal - a five-storied structure of pink sandstone also known as ‘Palace of Winds’. Overnight stay is in Jaipur.

Day 05 : Jaipur – Agra (Via Fatehpur Sikri) (235 kms / 04 hrs)

Morning after a lavish breakfast drive towards Agra, with its celebrated past, rich heritage and architectural delights. En-route we visit Fatehpur Sikri - the political capital of India's Mughal Empire under Akbar's reign, from the year 1571 until 1585. It is one of the best preserved collections of Mughal Empire in India. Later after sightseeing continue your drive towards Agra. On arrival at Agra, visit the massive Red Fort of Agra which is one of the best finest Mughal architecture in India known for its best stone carvings. The fort was built principally as a military establishment by Mughal Emperor Akbar in the year 1565 which was later partially converted into a palace during the time of Emperor Shah Jahan. Later we visit the majestic Taj Mahal at the time of sunset which stains the Taj an exotic shade of orange. This white marble mausoleum is a symbol of eternal love, built by Shah Jahan for his wife. Overnight stay is in Agra.

Day 06 : Agra – Delhi (200 Kms / 03 hrs) Delhi - Bagdogra (By Flight) & drive to Darjeeling (90 kms / 03 hrs)
Early morning you will be transferred to Delhi to board yourflight for Bagdogra. On arrival at Bagdogra, meet our company representative who shall escort you. Later we drive towards Darjeeling through winding road & lush green tea garden on the rolling hill slope. Located at an altitude of 7000 ft., Darjeeling is one of the most reputed hill stations in the Indian Subcontinent. On arrival at Darjeeling, check-in to your hotel and relax. Overnight stay is in Darjeeling.

Day 07 : Darjeeling

Early Morning we visit Tiger Hill to view the sunrise over the snowcapped Kanchenjunga Mountain from this highest point offering a magnificent view to its visitors. Later return back to hotel and enjoy your lavish breakfast. Thereafter we embark on a city sightseeing tour visiting Ghoom Monastery. Here we enjoy a joyful toy train ride from Darjeeling Township to Ghoom Monastery that has preserved some of the rare handwritten Buddhist manuscripts. It is a typical and oldest Tibetan monastery at an altitude of 2407 meters, built in the year 1850. Next we visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) - built by late Tenzing Norgay who conquered Mt. Everest. Later in afternoon, we visit city museum, Botanical Garden & beautiful nearby Tea Gardens. Overnight stay is in Darjeeling.

Day 08 : Darjeeling – Pelling (75 kms / 03 hrs)

Morning after a relishing breakfast, continue your drive towards Pelling nestled at an altitude of 2,150 meters popular for its magnificent views of the snow-capped mountains of Kanchenjunga. On arrival at Pelling, check-in to your hotel. Later after some relaxation, we visit Pemayangtse, plunges down into the hot, humid valley of the Teesta River where broad-leafed tropical plants thrive and then rise to a 2,085 meters high ridge. Here we visit its most famous attraction and one of the oldest Buddhist monastery - Pemayangtse Monastery. This is the second oldest monastery in the state of Sikkim that offers beautiful views of Kanchendzonga range. Later also visit Sanga Choeling Monastery located on a ridge top above Pelling in the rich forest cover. Established in the 17th century by Lama Lhatsun Chempo, it is one of the oldest monasteries in Sikkim, also known as ‘Place of Secret Spells’. Overnight stay is in Pelling.

Day 09 : Pelling – Gangtok (Via Rumtek monastery) (120 kms / 04 hrs)

Morning after breakfast, drive towards Gangtok - the capital city of Sikkim on a ridge overlooking the Ranipul River. The city is located on a ridge at a height of 5500 feet offering spectacular view of the Khangchendzonga. En-route we visit Rumtek monastery which is the largest monastery in Sikkim, and a home of the monks community. Originally called the Dharma Chakra Centre, it includes a beautiful shrine temple and a monastery for the monks. Later on arrival at Gangtok, you will be escorted to your hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight stay is in Gangtok.

Day 10 : Gangtok
Morning after a lavish breakfast, we visit Enchey monastery - built in the year 1909, is home to about 100 Nyingmapa monks. A religious dance called ‘Chaam’ is performed in the month of January at this monastery. Thereafter visit Do Drul Chorten which is the most important and biggest stupa of Sikkim, built in the year 1945 by Trulshi Rimpoche. Next visit Namgyal Institute of Tibetology – a centre to study and research upon the Buddhist Culture. It contains one of the world's largest collections of books & rare manuscripts on Mahayana Buddhism. Also visit Orchid Sanctuary, famous for its rare and extensive collection of orchids. If time permits, explore the charming view Tsomgo Lake is a glacial lake in the East Sikkim about 40 kilometers away from Gangtok at an altitude of 3,780 m.  Overnight stay is in Gangtok.

Day 11 : Gangtok - Kalimpong (80 kms / 03 hrs)

Early morning after breakfast, drive towards Kalimpong – a resort town for Monasteries and a beautiful hill station situated at the foot hills of mighty Himalayas. On arrival at Kalimpong, visit Tharpa Choling Monastery situated at the hilltop and Thongsa Monastery renowned as Bhutanese Monastery, is the perfect place for meditation founded in 1692. It is the oldest monastery situated in the region of Kalimpong. Later we visit the Flower Nursery and two religious spot of Kalimpong - Kali Bari and Mangal Dham. Overnight stay is in Kalimpong.

Day 12 : Kalimpong - Bagdogra (80 kms / 03 hrs) & Bagdogra – Delhi depart (By Flight)

Morning on time you will be transferred to Bagdogra airport to connect your onward destination flight from Delhi.