Early this morning you are met by a Palace Tours representative either at the Delhi International Airport or at your hotel. Transfer to the railway station to board the Delhi / Kalka Shatabdi Express train to Kalka. Receive assistance at Kalka railway station to connect to the Toy Train to Shimla, where you are met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Spend your evening at leisure and enjoy your overnight stay at the hotel.
The national capital territory of Delhi is situated between the Himalayas and Aravalis Ranges in the heart of the Indian sub-continent. Delhi is considered one of the most historic capitals in the world, and two of its monuments — the Qutab Minar and Humayun's Tomb — have been declared World Heritage Sites. Exploring Delhi is both rewarding and fascinating. The most visited places in Delhi include the majestic Red Fort, the historical Chandni Chowk, as well as Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana -- modern structures constructed after India's Independence in 1947.
The city was built and destroyed seven times and has been witness to the various events which have brought India through the history books. It is believed that the Pandavas, the heroes of the epic Mahabharata, originally founded Delhi (then called Indraprastha) around 1200 B.C. Present day Delhi is built around the ruins of seven ancient cities.
As a commercial hub, Delhi has many shopping areas to offer its tourists. Visit the upscale avenues of Connaught Place, or go to Delhi Haat for handicraft goods. Don't forget to stop at Janpath Market for a variety of inexpensive traditional and souvenir items to bring home to your friends and relations.
Alai Minar, Birla Temple, Botanical Gardens, Chandni Chowk, Coronation Durbar Site, Crafts Museum, Firoz Shah Kotla, Hauz Khas, Humayun's Tomb, Iron Pillar, Jama Masjid, Jantar Mantar, Kabuli or Khuni Darwaza, Lahore Gate, Lotus Temple, Nizam-ud-din- Shrine, Purana Quila, Qutub-Minar, Raj Ghat, Red Fort or Lal Quila, Safdar Jung Tomb, Shalimar Bagh, Spice Market, The National Museum, Tughlaqabad Fort
In the days before independence, Shimla was the most important British hill station, and was the summer capital of British India. The British in 1819 A.D first discovered Shimla, but it was not until 1822 A.D that the first permanent house was erected and not until many years later that Shimla became the summer capital. The name Shimla is derived from the Himalayan Goddess Shamla a synonym of Kali.
Chadwick Falls, Chail, Christ Church, Craignano, Glen Forests, Institute Of Advance Studies, Jakhu Temple, Kufri, Mashobra, Naldhera, Prospect Hill, Sankat Mochan, Shimla museum, Summer Hill, Taptapani, Taradevi Temple, The mall, Viceregal Lodge