Golden Triangle and the Himalayas Tour

Golden Triangle and the Himalayas Tour

Golden Triangle and the Himalayas Tour

Prices

From $1,850USD

$1,025USD off $2,847USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotels

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Highlights

Discover the history, culture, and stunning landscapes of India

Explore the incredible buildings and historical attractions spanning India’s famed Golden Triangle.

Escape to fresh mountain air and relax in scenic hill stations nestled into the intimidating Himalayas.

Discover the Taj Mahal, one of the greatest human-made architectural attractions in the world, during a romantic sunset.

Spend your nights and mornings relaxing in luxurious 3 to 5-star hotels, where you can kick up your feet and prepare for the days of touring ahead!

Prepare to drop your jaw on the 14-day Golden Triangle and the Himalayas Tour! The array of intricately designed monuments, crumbling ancient ruins, and natural wonders on this tour will keep you enthralled and keep your camera snapping. This cultural tour is packed with some of the best attractions India has to offer, so why not ditch the typical beachfront vacation for an incredible cultural experience?

This 14-day tour doesn’t cheap out on attractions, either. Expect to explore the shimmering, extravagant Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage site, as well as the pink-hued Jaipur and a collection of monuments steeped in history in Delhi before travelling to the Himalayas, where soaring mountain scenery awaits. When it comes to first-timers wanting to explore India, this tour is your ultimate go-to.

Golden Triangle and the Himalayas Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Delhi

Arrive at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), where you’ll meet a tour representative. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Start daydreaming about the days ahead!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Delhi
Meals
None

Day 2 Explore Delhi

Enjoy a tasty breakfast at your hotel before embarking on a guided sightseeing tour. Expect to see a collection of monuments and attractions between New and Old Delhi, such as the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat, India Gate, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, and the famous shopping street, Chandni Chowk.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Delhi
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Visit the Taj Mahal

Today’s the day! The Taj Mahal is one of the major highlights of the Golden Triangle and India as a whole. To top it off, you’ll get to view it at sunset. Talk about romantic! You’ll also get to see another historic marvel today, Agra Fort. This day will be one for the books!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Agra
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 Head to Jaipur

Pack your bags, enjoy breakfast, and begin your journey to the pink-hued city of Jaipur (it is known as the Pink City, after all). En route, you’ll stop at the abandoned Fatehpur Sikri. After admiring this historical attraction, you’ll hop back in the vehicle and continue your drive to the walled city of Jaipur.

Enjoy a relaxing night before another day of touring tomorrow.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Jaipur
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Discover Jaipur

Wake up and prepare for a day of exploring! Today you’ll explore a collection of buildings and monuments well-known in Jaipur, all of which have a fascinating history. Visit the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), City Palace, Jantar Mantar, and Amber Fort, which sits 11km from Jaipur.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Jaipur
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Fly to Chandigarh

Enjoy breakfast before packing your bags and heading to the airport. You’ll fly to Chandigarh via Delhi. Chandigarh is a marvel of a modern city. In the 20th century, a French architect designed it, creating a stunning layout and an overall beautiful vibe. It’s tucked into the foothills of Shivaliks.

Upon arrival, you’ll check into your hotel before going on a half-day guided sightseeing tour. Expect to visit the shimmering human-made Sukhna Lake, Rock Garden, the Museum and Art Gallery, and more phenomenal sights.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Chandigarh
Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 Travel to the Himalayas

After a delicious breakfast at your hotel, begin your road trip to the intimidating, magical Himalayas. Appreciate the fresh mountain air swirling around you! Eventually, you’ll reach Manali, your destination for the next couple of days. Admire the monasteries and ancient temples backed by soaring mountain views.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Manali
Meals
Breakfast, dinner

Day 8 Day at Your Leisure in Manali

Discover this surreal hill station on your own. Spend the day however you desire!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Manali
Meals
Breakfast, dinner

Day 9 Go to Dharamshala

Get ready to travel from one scenic hill station to another as you arrive in Dharamshala. This town is carved into the Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas, and the 14th Dalai Lama resides here. Dharamshala is known for Buddhism and Tibetan culture.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Dharamshala
Meals
Breakfast

Day 10 Tour Dharamshala

Eat a hearty breakfast before another full day of guided sightseeing. Today, you’ll get to view the array of sights dotting Dharamshala! Visit the residence of Dalai Lama (Tsuglagkhang Complex), the Tibetan Library, Norbulingka, St. John’s Church, and the tea garden and factory.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Dharamshala
Meals
Breakfast

Day 11 Drive to Shimla

Eat breakfast before hopping in your vehicle and embarking on a 7-hour road trip to Shimla, the “Queen of Hill Stations.” This scenic town boasts deodar oak, pine, and rhododendron forests! It was also a popular summer getaway for the British, so expect some colonial influences.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Shimla
Meals
Breakfast

Day 12 Day at Your Leisure in Shimla

Spend the day admiring the incredible views from Shimla on your own. You may enjoy visiting Mall Road, where lines of local bazaars await.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Shimla
Meals
Breakfast

Day 13 Enjoy a Mountain Train Ride

Have a relaxing morning before departing Shimla via a mountain train. You'll arrive at Kalka Railway, where you'll catch your train to Delhi. You'll reach Delhi later at night. Transfer to your hotel and rest your head, playing through the reel of memories from the last 13 days.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Delhi
Meals
Breakfast

Day 14 Depart Delhi

Enjoy a chilled-out morning before departing to the airport. Say your goodbyes, and off you go to your next destination!

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Golden Triangle and the Himalayas Tour Price and Dates

This guided tour to India is always run as a private tour for your group only and the price depends on the season. Please note that the prices might increase during public holidays.

Prices below are per person:

  • Guided Groups of 2-10: $2,850USD per person -

    Now $1,850USD per person

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Accomodation on the Golden Triangle and the Himalayas Tour

This tour is based in luxurious hotels. Hotels on this trip are 3 to 5-star and offer modern conveniences that can make this trip more pleasant. Rooms may have fireplaces or access to amenities such as hot tubs, steam rooms, or private decks to lounge on.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. You can pay a supplement to have a private room in a hotel where possible (please enquire about the pricing). Solo travellers may be required to pay a supplement.

The Park Hotel in New Delhi

This luxurious hotel offers a view of the historic Jantar Mantar. It’s also near India Gate and Humayun’s Tomb. Bask in the pool, sauna, and spa.

Jaypee Palace Hotel in Agra

Bask in total opulence at this enchanting 5-star resort in Agra. Despite the luxury, this hotel will feel like a home away from home.

Lemon Tree Premier Hotel in Jaipur

Relax and enjoy the spacious, stylish Lemon Tree Premier! Take advantage of the pool and the gym.

Lemon Tree Hotel in Chandigarh

The Lemon Tree Hotel offers amenities to keep you nice and comfortable, including a pool, gym, bar, and a swim-up bar.

Anantmaya Resort in Manali

Let yourself relax at this charming, welcoming resort. Enjoy the spa, bar, and onsite restaurant.

Chonor House in McLeod Ganj

This charming hotel is decorated in Tibetan style and has an on-site restaurant, breakfast buffet, and WiFi.

Radisson Jass in Shimla

Feel like royalty in this sparkling mountain-backed 5-star hotel. Spend time in the pool, at the spa, or enjoying the silence of your soundproof room.

The Park Hotel in New Delhi

This luxurious hotel offers a view of the historic Jantar Mantar. It’s also near India Gate and Humayun’s Tomb. Bask in the pool, sauna, and spa.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Golden Triangle and the Himalayas Tour?

Meals

13 breakfasts and 2 dinners are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 13 nights are included. Accommodations before and after the tour in Delhi are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Land transportation for you and your luggage is included throughout the tour, including transfers to and from the airport. However, your flight to Chandigarh on Day 6 is not included.

Also Included

  • English-speaking guide
  • Excursions mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees where applicable

Not included

  • Flights to and from Delhi
  • Flight to Chandigarh on Day 6
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas if required
  • Gratuities for tour guides or other staff if desired
  • Anything not mentioned as included

Optional Extras

  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Optional activities or excursions

Frequenty Asked Questions about Golden Triangle and the Himalayas Tour

How hard is the Golden Triangle and the Himalayas Tour?

We rate this tour as a 2/5. This cultural tour may involve a lot of walking and touring, but it’s suitable for any level of fitness.

Do I need a visa to travel to India?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Golden Triangle and the Himalayas Tour?

13 breakfasts and 2 dinners are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Delhi to start this tour?

Fly into Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). You will be picked up by a tour representative.

Is the Golden Triangle and the Himalayas Tour in English?

Yes, the tour guide is English-speaking.

Where does the Golden Triangle and the Himalayas Tour end?

The tour ends at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). A tour representative will take you to the airport.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to India?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for India?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to India for this tour?

The best time to travel to India for this cultural tour is from October to April when the temperature tends to be warm and mild.

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Prices

From $1,850USD

$1,025USD off $2,847USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotels

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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We rate this tour as a 2/5. This cultural tour may involve a lot of walking and touring, but it’s suitable for any level of fitness.

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Rajiv

New Delhi, India

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