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Glimpses of Taj, Raj & Golden Temple with Bahrain
Glimpses of Taj, Raj & Golden Temple  with Bahrain
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Important Note: Taj remains closed on Friday


Highlights: Delhi - Shimla - Amritsar - Agra - Delhi Aerocity – Bahrain


Hotels:
Delhi - The Park Hotel 4*
Shimla - Hotel Willow Banks 4*
Amritsar - Ramada
Agra - Crystal Sarovar Premiere 5*
Delhi Aerocity – Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity 5*
Bahrain - Hotel Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa 5*


Itinerary:


Day 0:
London Heathrow to Bahrain
Bahrain to Delhi


Day 1: Delhi
- 04:40 Hrs: Arrive Delhi airport.
- Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.


Day 2: Delhi
- Full day sightseeing tour of Delhi. You will get a feel for this city as you explore its historic sights. Raj Ghat which is located on the banks of the river Yamuna, This is Mahatma Gandhi’s Memorial, where he was cremated following his assassination in January 1948. Opposite the Red Fort lies Jama Masjid made of red sandstone and white marble, completed in 1656. It is India’s largest mosque.


- Explore the bustling cultural delight of the colourful market on the 'cycle rickshaw' for a unique experience from the Red Fort, through "Chandni Chowk" or Silver Street, experiencing the sights and sounds of this very busy avenue-heading west from the Fort. You will take a view of Red Fort – the 17th century imposing fortress built in red sandstone is surrounded by a huge boundary wall 33m high. Inside are exquisite palaces and beautiful gardens.


- Afternoon you will head into New Delhi, visiting Humayun’s Tomb, an impressive garden tomb with high arches and a double dome, built by his wife Haji Begum in the 16th Century. An early example of Mughal architecture considered the predecessor of the Taj Mahal. Then continue on to the wonderful Qutab Minar - the landmark of Delhi, the beautiful grounds feature the well preserve a huge tower of victory standing over 72 meters. You will drive on to Rajpath and through to India Gate and the Lutyens Delhi with its tree lined boulevards leading to the British Viceroy’s Palace (Rashtrapati Bhavan) now the official residence of the President of India, the Secretariat, India Gate and Parliament House.


Day 3:
Delhi to Kalka by train Shatabadi Express: 07:40 - 11:45 Hrs
Kalka to Shimla by train Himalayan Queen: 12:10 - 17:30 Hrs


- Transfer from Hotel to New Delhi railway station in time to board train for Kalka. Local snacks, tea / coffee and breakfast will be served on board.
- 11:45 Hrs: Arrive Kalka railway station.
- Upon arrival at Kalka railway station board train for a scenic journey from the mountains up, the narrow gauge train which takes you through 102 tunnels, many arched bridges and several picturesque stations on its 96 Km journey.
- 17:30 Hrs: Arrive Shimla railway station.
- Upon arrival at Shimla railway station transfer to hotel.
- Overnight stay at Hotel.


Day 4: Shimla
- Morning enjoy Heritage Walk through the town's Architectural Heritage Zone that brings you close to various architectural sites of British era. - A number of old buildings such as Bantony, Betinks Castle, Railway Board Building, Gorton Castle (can see from outside), Knokcdrin (can see from outside) Sanitarium, Cecil Hotel, Inverarm, State Museum (closed on Monday) - This building was a private residence of Lord William Beresford, the Military secretary to the viceroys for many years and Viceregal Lodge. Keep your eyes wide open.


Viceregal Lodge Indian Institute of Advanced study: - The site for Viceregal Lodge was selected by Lord Lytton the Viceroy of India between 1876 -1880. The Viceregal Lodge, also known a Rashtrapati Niwas is located on the Observatory Hill of Shima. It was formerly the residency of the British Viceroy of India. It was designed by British architect Hendry Irwin and built in the Jacobethan style during the regime of Lord Dufferin. Its construction stared in 1880 and completed in 1888.


Later enjoy visiting Jhaku Temple/ Hill (2455 Mts.): This is the town's highest peak and a vantage point for Shimla's famous views. The summit is crowned with a temple dedicated to monkey God Hanuman. This also offers a very good view of the Shimla with snow capped mountains. One legend goes that Lord Hanuman stopped there to rest while he was searching for the Sanjivni Booti to revive Lakshman in the Epic Ramayana.
- Overnight stay at Hotel.


Day 5: Shimla
- Excursion to Kufri & Fagu and Overnight stay at Hotel.


Day 6:
Shimla to Chandigarh by surface
Chandigarh to Amritsar by train: 17:10-21:25 Hrs


- After breakfast drive to Chandigarh railway station in time to board train for Amritsar.
- 21:25 Hrs: Arrive Amritsar railway station.
- Upon arrival at Amritsar railway station transfer to Hotel.
- Overnight stay at Hotel.


Day 7: Amritsar
- At leisure to explore, the spiritual centre of the Sikh religion - the Golden Temple, one of the most spiritual locations, including the Divine Temple and the Pool of Nectar. The temple kitchen provide an amazing meals a day also visit Jallianwala Bagh the site of an infamous massacre that took place in 1919.
- Visitors to the Golden Temple must remove their shoes, wash their feet and cover their heads with a scarf.
- Later afternoon you will travel to Wagah border, where India meets Pakistan, and observe the ceremony.
- Overnight stay at Hotel.


Day 8:
Amritsar to Delhi by train Shatabadi Express: 0500-1115 Hrs
Delhi to Agra by surface (Approx. 210 Kms, 4 Hrs)


- Early morning transfer from Hotel to Amritsar railway station in time to board train for Delhi.
- 11:15 Hrs: Arrive New Delhi railway station.
- Upon arrival at New Delhi railway station (where our car and driver will be waiting) drive to Agra.
- Upon arrival at Agra, check in at Hotel.
- Overnight stay at Hotel.


Day 9: Agra
- Visit the Taj Mahal (closed on Friday) in the morning by sunrise. The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died in 1631, built one of the world’s most famous buildings, the ‘Taj Mahal’. Its perfect proportions and exquisite craftsmanship have been described as ‘a vision, a dream, a poem, and a wonder’.
- In the afternoon you will visit the 16th century Agra fort. This commanding red sandstone monument stretches 2.5 kilometres along the banks of River Yamuna, encompasses serene gardens and terrace pavilions, with striking views providing glimpse of the magnificent Taj Mahal across the river and Tomb of Itmad-ud- Daulah.
- Overnight stay at Hotel.


Day 10: Agra to Delhi by surface
- After breakfast drive to Delhi.
- Upon arrival at Delhi, transfer to Hotel.
- Rest of the day at leisure and Overnight stay at Hotel.


Day 11: Delhi to Bahrain
- Transfer from hotel to airport in time to board flight for Bahrain.
- 07:45 Hrs: Arrive Bahrain airport.
- Upon arrival at Bahrain, check in at Hotel.
- Rest of the day at leisure and Overnight stay at Hotel.


Day 12: Bahrain
- Day at leisure and Overnight stay at Hotel.


Day 13: Bahrain
- Day at leisure.
- Transfer from Hotel to Bahrain airport in time to board flight for London Heathrow.


Day 14: Bahrain to London Heathrow



Offer Includes

  • Flights from London with Gulf Air
  • Airport taxes
  • 10 nights accommodation in India on Bed & Breakfast basis
  • 3 nights accommodation in Bahrain in a Superior Room on Bed & Breakfast basis
  • All transfers, sightseeing & excursion as mentioned in itinerary by air-conditioned car
  • Services of local English speaking guide as per the itinerary during city tour
  • Entrance fees to the monuments as per the itinerary
  • Cycle Rickshaw ride at Old Delhi
  • Train fare for the sector Delhi or Kalka and Amritsar or Delhi by executive chair car, Chandigarh or Amritsar by air-conditioned chair car & Kalka or Shimla by non AC class
  • Arrival and departure transfers by private car in Bahrain

Meal Plans

  • Bed & Breakfast