Destinations : Delhi (1) – Shimla (2) – Delhi
Duration : 03 Nights /04 Days
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival in Delhi make your own way to your hotel for an overnight stay. The day is free for you own activity.
Day 02: Delhi to Shimla
Rise early this morning and transfer to New Delhi railway station to board the Shatabadi Express train (12011) departing at 0740 hrs to Chandigarh.
Upon arrival at Chandigarh railway station at 1105 hrs you will be met and transferred to Shimla (approx. 125 kms/3-4 hrs). Arrive Shimla and check-in your hotel where you will stay for the next 2 nights.
Shimla is at an altitude of approx. 2,130, and is a charming resort town and the most loved hill station in India since British troops set up camp here in 1819. The construction of the train line from Kalka to Shimla was built in 1903, allowing for easy access to the region.
Day 03: Shimla
Today morning after breakfast you will experience 2 hrs miniature gauges ‘Toy Train’ which starts from Shimla @ 1030 Hrs. Enjoy the fascinating train journey on this historical rail route which has 105 tunnels and single and double arch bridges. Finishes at Kandhagath @ 1230 Hrs, you will be picked up and drive back to city for Lunch.
After Lunch sightseeing around Shimla will start with a visit to one of Shimla’s major landmarks the Christ Church, this is oldest church in North India constructed in 1847-1858. Also you would see the Scandal Point, which derives its name from the story about the flirtatious prince of Patiala, who was said to have eloped with the daughter of the British Viceroy. Later, we would see the Himalayan Aviary.
Day 04: Shimla to Delhi
This morning you will visit Viceregal Lodge located on the Observatory Hill, which is also known as the ‘Rashtrapati Niwas’. This magnificent building was the residence of the British Viceroy Lord Duffer in. The six-storey lodge was completed in 1888 and it is said that every brick for the building was carried by mules. the lodge has now been converted into the Institute of Advanced Study.
From here you will be transferred back to Kalka railway station (approx. 110 kms/3.5 hrs), where you will board the Shatabadi Express (12012) train back to Delhi departing at 1745 hrs.
Upon arrival at New Delhi railway station at 2155 hrs your arrangements end.