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Golden Temple Tour

Delhi – Amritsar – Delhi     (4 Days – 3 Nights)


Day 01        Arrive Delhi
Met on arrival and transfer to hotel.
Afternoon Sightseeing tour of New Delhi includes a visit to the Qutub Minar - the tallest stone tower in  India built in 1191 AD. Continue to Humayun's Tomb believed to have been designed by his widow.  Its plan is based on the description of Islamic paradise gardens and is known to have inspired the Taj Mahal and many later Mughal tombs. Also visit the Bahai Temple - a lotus shaped structure. It is made of marble, cement, dolomite and sand. It is open to all faiths and is an ideal place for meditation and obtaining peace and tranquility.

Evening at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02        Delhi – Amritsar
        (Train: Swarn Shatabdi Express – 1650 / 2210 hrs)
In the morning proceed for a sightseeing tour of the Old Delhi - a multi - layered city. Our first stop is the Red Fort built by the great Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan when he shifted his capital from Agra. A short drive brings us to the Great Mosque - The Jama Masjid. Drive on to see the memorial built for Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.

Later in the afternoon check-out of the hotel, transfer to the railway station to board train for Amritsar Met on arrival & transfer to the Hotel. Amritsar, as the name suggests, is rightfully a pool of nectar. Located in the state of Punjab, Amritsar is one of the most important pilgrimage centers especially for the Sikhs in the country. The city is characterized by some of the must visit religious, historical as well as contemporary sites of importance. The Golden Temple, where Sikhs from all over the world come to pay their reverence to Guru Granth Sahib and take a dip in the Amrit Saras Kund (Pool of Immortality) for spiritual purification is the major landmark of the place.  

Evening proceed for an excursion of Wagah Border - Located on the Indo-Pakistan border, Wagah is 28 km from the Amritsar main town. A good number of visitors come to this place to see the change of guards ceremony and the flag hoisting and lowering activities which are done with great skill and precision by the border security forces of both the countries.

Evening return to Amritsar. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 03         Amritsar – Delhi
        (Train: Swarn Shatabdi – 1700 / 2250 Hrs)
Morning visit the Golden temple & the Jalianwala Bagh - It is a poignant memorial of the freedom movement. This garden commemorates the martyrs, keeping the tragic episode in its historical context. General Dyer, a British general ordered firings against innocent people on April 13, 1919, which took lives of over 2000 unarmed people. Today, this site of brutal massacre encloses a memorial with an eternal flame, dedicated to the martyrs.

Evening check-out of the hotel and transfer to the railway station in time to board train to Delhi

Met & transfer to Hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 04        Depart Delhi
Check-out of the hotel and transfer to the International airport in time to board flight for onward destination.

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