Amritsar, literally meaning “holy pool of nectar” is the spiritual and cultural centre of the Sikh religion as it is home to the Golden Temple in India. The nucleus of this City, the Harmandir Sahib, widely known as the Golden temple, today is on the threshold of being designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
This Amritsar tour package, is an extension to the famous Golden Triangle of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, whereby you get to visit Amritsar which is famous for the Golden Temple that attracts millions of tourists every year.
Arrival at Delhi where our representative will meet you and facilitate you to check in at the Hotel. Proceed for a half day sightseeing tour of Delhi where you will visit Old Delhi- the former center of Mughal power which offers ancient monuments, narrow streets and bustling markets. Visit the Red Fort built in 1648 by the great Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan famous for his great edifice of love the Taj Mahal. Also see the biggest mosque in India the Jama Masjid, constructed by Shah Jahan in 1658. Ride a rickshaw through the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk to get a feel of the royal life of the Mughal emperors. Overnight at the Hotel.
Overnight at the Hotel.
Pick up from hotel and drop at the New Delhi Railway Station to catch the early morning Swarn Shatabdi train to Amritsar. Train Departure at 7.20 A.M Breakfast will be served on the train. Arrival Amritsar: 1.00 P.M where our representative will receive you and take you to the Hotel. Check in and lunch at the hotel. 4.00- 4.30 P.M depart for Wagah Border to watch Border Retreat. The pageant of the beating of the retreat and the change of guard within handshaking distance of the Indian and Pakistani forces.It is amazing and makes the most charming spectacle of a daily evening drill with the waving of flags and the audience getting into a frenzy and shouting slogans on both sides. Wagah is the only land border open between India and Pakistan. Return by 7.00 P.M and take the evening tour to the famous Golden Temple the most sacred temple for the Sikhs, as the view at night is completely mesmerizing. It is a symbol of the magnificence and strength of the Sikh people all over the world. Dinner at a restaurant in the city and return to the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.
Visit the Jallianwala Bagh famous for the most notorious massacre that took place during the times of the British and which shook up the sentiments of all Indians. Today the park holds testimony to all that it had witnessed in the past. There are bullet marks on the walls, the well where many women and children lost their lives while running in panic, and the exact place where General Dyer stood to give his orders has been marked. A memorial has also been built for all those who lost their lives. Also visit Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s Museum which has been built in his summer palace and contains weapons dating back to the Mughal times and some portraits of the ruling houses of Punjab and a replica of the famous diamond “kohinoor”. Return to the hotel in time for lunch and some rest. Later drop off to the Amritsar Railway Station to board the Shatabdi Express for Delhi departing at 5.00 P.M Arrive at Delhi at 10.40 P.M- where our representative will meet you and drop you to your hotel.
Overnight at hotel.
After an early breakfast, leave for Agra which is 205 kms from Delhi and about a four hour drive. Reach Agra and check in at the Hotel. After some rest visit visit the famous monument of love- the Taj Mahal. This most famous Mughal monument was constructed by Emperor Shahjahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal who died while giving birth to his 14th child and after just 17 yrs of marriage. It has been described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love. The Taj Mahal is not open to visitors on Fridays. Post lunch Visit the Agra Fort which lies at the bend of the river Yamuna. It was built by Emperor Akbar as his citadel over the years 1563-73 in the finest architectural style.
Overnight at the Hotel.
Visit Fatehpur Sikri en route to Jaipur. Fatehpur Sikri is the deserted red sandstone city that was built by Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the 16th century. Stop at Abhaneri Step Wells on the way to Jaipur. Arrive at Jaipur and check in at the Hotel. Later proceed for sightseeing where you will visit City Palace in the heart of the old city which is the former royal residence that houses a museum with a superb collection of Rajasthani costumes and an armoury of the Mughals and the Rajputs. Near the Palace is Jantar Mantar, a stone observatory, the largest of Jai Singh’s five remarkable observatories.
Evening at leisure & overnight stay.
This morning visit the famous Amber Fort and Palace. The fort is a striking example of Rajput architecture situated on a hill side and overlooking a lake, which reflects the fort’s ramparts and terraces. Here you will be taken on an elephant back, in the traditional royal style to the main gate of the Fort Visit Also visit the landmark of the “Pink City” the Hawa Mahal or the palace of winds, built to enable the ladies of the royal household to watch the processions passing in the street without being seen. In the afternoon visit Lakshmi Narayan Temple built in Marble on Moti Doongri hilltop. Also visit Albert Hall Museum containing a rare collection of decorative art objects, paintings, sculptures and the well known Persian Golden Carpet. Evening free for shopping at Jaipur.
Overnight at a hotel in Jaipur.
In the morning drive back to Delhi (4 hrs). Proceed for a half day sightseeing tour which will cover “New Delhi” which is also known as Lutyens Delhi, taking after the name of a British architect who designed the India Gate, Presidential House, Secretariat, Parliament House and many other buildings in that area. Drive on to see the tallest tower in Delhi, known as Qutub Minar & Lotus Temple. After completing your sightseeing tour of Delhi, drop off at airport for flight to onward destination.
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