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Namaste! Welcome to India and New Delhi the capital city of India. We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel with the rest of the day yours to relax or explore the secrets of the city's Mughal past in the labyrinthine streets of Old Delhi and the wide open spaces of imperial New Delhi.
Today we explore Lord Krishna's childhood, starting with his birthplace at Mathura. Holy shrines are scattered through Mathura, which sits on the banks of the Yamuna river, with holy ghats. Next stop is Vrindavan, where Lord Krishna spent much of his childhood. Full of temples and shrines, Vrindavan is considered a major holy site. We continue on to Agra and check you into the hotel.
This morning we explore Agra and head out to visit Agra fort, built under the Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1565. It contains numerous palaces and a white marble mosque, with Itmad-ud-Daulah’s tomb a marble forerunner to the Taj. We also visit the Baby Taj. This evening we will transfer you to the train station for the overnight train to Kalka.
Arrive Kalka at 05:00 am and here you transfer to the famous scenic ride on the Toy train destined for Shimla. Arrive Shimla and we transfer you to your hotel. Today we enjoy a guided sightseeing tour, venturing into the narrow streets, which fall steeply away from the ridge giving way to colourful bazaars and fine views of the surrounding valley and snow-capped peaks.
The next three days we will leave you to your own devices to explore and venture into the narrow streets, which fall steeply away from the ridge giving way to colourful bazaars and fine views of the surrounding valley and snow-capped peaks.
We will transfer you back to Delhi, in time for your departure flight - train leaves at 17:35 and arrives back into Delhi at 22:35.
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