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Welcome to India! Arriving to Delhi International Airport you will be met by our representative and included onward transfer to our hotel.
Bright and early this morning we board the Shatabdi Express departing approx. 07:20 bound for Kalka arriving approx. 12:00. Here, you will need to transfer (independently) to the narrow gauge Himalayan Queen Toy Train (non-air conditioned) departing approx. 12:30 travelling to Shimla arriving approx. 17:25. To the commotion of the steam locomotion's arrival to Shimla, we meet our representative on the station platform and transfer to our hotel for an evening at leisure.
Shimla sprawls along a crescent-shaped ridge at an altitude of over 2100m. The famous main street, ‘The Mall’, lined with stately English homes and the fortress-like former Viceregal Lodge, reinforces Shimla’s quintessential English look. Today we enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of the lofty settlement, 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 remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Today offer free time for you to independently explore, opt to stroll, drop by the colourful Lakkar Bazaar or hike to the summit of Jakhoo Hill, Shimla’s highest point where visitor’s are rewarded with panoramic views of the eternal snows set as a backdrop to the sleepy township of Shimla beneath. Hotel check out is at 12 noon, opt for some lunch and pack an evening picnic meal before driving to Kalka to board the Shatabdi Express departing approx. 17:30 and arriving to Delhi at approx. 21:40. Upon arrival we will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel.
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