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NORTH INDIA GOLDEN TEMPLE TOUR
Duration - 08 Nights / 09 Days
Places to See - Delhi - Agra - Jaipur – Amritsar
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi. Meeting and assistance on arrival at Railway station and transfer to the hotel.
Delhi - India’s capital & major gateway to the country, contemporary Delhi is bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its fold the ancient and the modern. Its strategic location was one of the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. It is not surprising then that what constitutes Delhi today is a conglomerate of seven cities. Down the ages region in & around modern Delhi saw Lalkot built in the mid-11th century, Siri established by Allauddin Khilji, Tughlakabad, & Ferozabad built by Tughlaks followed by the city of the Lodis & then came Shahjahanabad, capital of the Mughals under Shah Jahan.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 : Delhi :
Morning city tour of old Delhi and New delhi ..
Red Fort : Built in Red Sand stone this imposing fort is 3 kms in perimeter with the height of the wall varying from 18 to 30 meters at places.
Rashtrapati Bhawan : The president's mansion is situated on Raisina Hill in the center of Delhi, overlooking the green lawns around India Gate. This elegant building, is truly worth seeing, for its architectural beauty and historic significance. The beautiful Mughal Gardens of Rashtrapati Bhawan, which are open to the public in spring, are an added attraction.
Parliament House : Located in Central Delhi, this elegant building with its wide pillared walkways and large halls, is worth a visit, to see the corridors of power where India's lawmakers and statesmen decide the future of India. Raj Ghat : The memories of Mahatma Gandhi.
India Gate : Situated on Rajpath, in the center of Delhi, this 42-meter high arch, was designed by Edwin Lutyens, in memory of the Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives during the first World War. Their names can be seen inscribed on the arch. The Amar Jawan Jyoti, an eternal flame, burns in memory of the unknown soldier, beneath the shelter of the arch, which is surrounded by green lawns, fountains and water bodies - an evergreen picnic zone in the heart of central Delhi..
Birla Mandir Laxmi Narayan Temple : It was built by the industrialist Raja Baldev Birla in 1938. The temple is an important prayer centre and contains idols of several deities. Interestingly, Mahatma Gandhi, who inaugurated the temple, was also a regular visitor to it.
Bahai Temple : This aesthetically designed monument, commonly known as the Lotus Temple, because the white marble structure is built to in the shape of a lotus, set amidst, lakes and green lawns. It is a serene house of meditation, within which there are no idols and total silence prevails, so all can meditate in complete peace. Overnight at hotel
Day 03: Delhi / Agra
Morning drive to Agra. Afternoon city tour of Agra . Visit the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.
Over night stay a hotel.
Day 04: Agra / Jaipur
Morning drive to Jaipur enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri. - The city of victory beautifully preserved. The sandstone mansions of Sikri Are experiments in art and architecture and to a great extent uphold Akbar's ideals and visions. Afternoon free for independent activity.
Over night stay at hotel.
Day 05: Jaipur
Morning city tour of the pink city (Jaipur) built in the 1727 a. D. To visit Hawa Mahal - palace of winds , City Palace, and Jantar Mantar, a 18th century observatory. Afternoon free.
Over night stay at hotel.
Day 06: Jaipur/Delhi
Morning drive to Delhi enroute visiting amber fort on a hill ascending the fort on elephant back . Upon arrival in Delhi , your Tour ends or you may prefer to stay back for more exciting extension tours(ask us for details/prices). Over night stay at hotel.
Day 07: Delhi / Amritsar by Shatabdi Train
After breakfast transfer to railway station to board train . Upon arrival in Amritsar railway station meeting,assistance and transfer to hotel.
Evening visit Wagah Border: A little away from Amritsar at the India shares international frontier with Pakistan. Every evening, the change of guard among either national security forces, a handshaking distance apart, is a fantastic spectacle. Over night stay at hotel.
Day 08: Amritsar / Delhi By Shatabdi Train
Morning proceed to visit World famouse Golden Temple - Constructed by Guru Ram Das during 14th century, the Golden Temple, also known as Sri Harmandir Sahib, is considered as one of the most hallowed sites of Sikh religion. Exuding both Hindu and Muslim styles of architecture, it flaunts a huge dome made of pure gold. Its architectural genius attracts the interest of one and all around the globe. Although primarily a sacred pilgrimage spot for the Sikhs, it is also visited by travelers from various parts of the world. This temple arranges for Bundara (Lunch/Dinner) through out the year for the visitors. The Jalianwala Bagh is a memorial of the martyrs of the 1919 massacre by the British General Dyer. The Durgiana Mandir is a beautiful temple dedicated to Goddess Durga. The Baba Atal Rai Tower, just a few kilometers from the main town, is believed to be the spot where Guru Har Gobind died. Wagah (28 km) is on the Indo-Pakistan border where tourists throng to see the change of guards ceremony by the border security forces of both the countries
Afternoon transfer to railway station to board train for Delhi. Upon arrival at Delhi railway station meeting, assistance and transfer to hotel. Over night stay at hotel.
Day 09: Leave Delhi
After breakfast transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.