Amritsar Golden Temple Golden Triangle Travel Plan
Best Indian Golden Triangle Tour Itinerary with Amritsar Golden Temple
Plan 1: 8 Nights Golden Triangle Tours with Amritsar (Golden Temple)
Routing : Delhi – Agra – Jaipur – Amritsar
Duration : 08 Nights / 09 Days
Day 01 Arrival Delhi
Welcome to the capital of India – Delhi. Meeting and assistance on arrival at the airport by our tour executive who will escort you to the hotel for your overnight stay. Overnight in Delhi
Day 02 A day in Delhi for the visits
After a leisurely breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi
Old Delhi - A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting - Red Fort - The red sandstone walls of Lal Qila, the Red Fort, extend for two km and vary in height from 18 meters on the river side to 33 metres on the city side. Shah Jahan started construction of the massive fort in 1638 and it was completed in 1648. Jama Masjid - Jama Masjid The splendid mosque built by Muhammad Ali Shah in the typical Mughal style with two minarets and three domes, lies to the west of the Hussainabad Imambara. Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Also, visit the Swami Narayan Temple and Bangla Sahib Gurudwara
New Delhi - An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit:- Humayun's Tomb - Built in the mid 16th century by Haji Begum, senior wife of Humayun, the second Mughal emperor, Humayun's Tomb is an early example of Mughal architecture built in Delhi. Qutub Minar - 13 km to the south of Connaught Circus at Lalkote of 8th century Tomor Rajputs, the 72.5 mts high Victory Pillar stands as a victory stand of a Muslim King Qutub-ud-din-Aibak in India. A drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, The President's Residence, and a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. End with the visit of the Lotus temple at the sunset Overnight at Delhi
Day 03 Drive from Delhi to Agra
After an early breakfast, drive to the city of Taj (Agra). Arrive Agra and transfer to hotel In the afternoon visit the The Agra fort - situated on the banks of Yamuna River, North West of the Taj Mahal, this majestic fort was started by the Emperor Akbar and it developed as a strong hold of the Mughal Empire, under successive generations. This majestic fortress of red sandstone encompasses within its 2.5 km long endosure walls, the imperial city of the Mughal rulers. It comprises many visionary palaces, such as the Jahangir Palace and the Khas Mahal, built by Shah Jahan, audience halls such as the Dewan I Khas and two very beautiful mosques.
In the late afternoon, visit the Taj Mahal at the sunset - a white marble Tomb build in 1631 - 1648, seat of the Mughal Empire by Shah Jahan for his wife, Arjuman Banu Begum or Mumtaz Mahal. In the evening, free to explore the Agra's rich heritage of handicrafts and a marble making factory. Overnight in Agra
Day 04 Drive from Agra to Jaipur visiting Fatehpur Sikri enroute
After a leisurely breakfast, drive to Jaipur known as "pink city" and the capital of Rajasthan named after Jai Singh, the former Maharaja of Jaipur.
Enroute visit the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri, a place worth visiting to discover how once the city could have been which has now turned into ruins, situated 26 miles west of Agra, it was build at orders of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. Arrive Jaipur in the evening and transfer to the hotel Overnight in Jaipur
Day 05 A day in Jaipur for visits.
Today after a leisurely breakfast, take an excursion to the majestic Amber Fort Take an elephant or jeep ride to ascend the hill on which the fort is situated. Later visit the City Palace and the Observatory and photo stop near the Palace of Winds, also known as Hawa Mahal. In the evening, you have the option to see an ethnic village. Overnight in Jaipur
Day 06 Leave Jaipur for Delhi
After a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, leave for Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, check-in at the hotel Rest of the day, you can indulge yourself for shopping activities. The best idea will be to explore Dilli Haat, a government owned crafts bazaar. Overnight in Delhi
Day 07 Take a Train to Amritsar
Early morning, take the Swarna Shatabdi train at 07:20hrs to Amritsar. Arrive Amritsar at 1325 hrs. You will be met on arrival and transfer to the hotel. In the late afternoon, proceed to visit the Wagah Border to see the changing of guards ceremony between India and Pakistan. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Amritsar
Day 08 A day in Amritsar. Later take a train to Delhi
After breakfast, visit the Golden Temple - the holiest shrine of the Sikh religion, also known as Hari Mandir; Jallianwala Bagh - The park commemorates the 2000 Indians who were killed or wonded at this site, shot indiscriminately by the British in 1919. Afternoon, transfer to the railway station to board the train for Delhi. Leave for Delhi by Swarna Shatabdi express departing at 1700 hrs
On arrival in Delhi at 2305 hrs, you will be met and transferred to the international airport for your homebound flight ‘or’ will be transferred to a pre booked hotel for your overnight stay
Day 09 Depart Delhi
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your homebound flight
Plan 2: 6 Night Tour to Golden Triangle With Golden Temple (Amritsar)
Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Delhi - Amritsar - Delhi (06 Nights / 07 Days)
Day 01 / Arrival Delhi
Arrive Delhi, meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 02 / Delhi - Agra (By road ) Approx. 4 hrs. drive
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of New Delhi where ornate buildings recall the days when India was the Jewel in the crown of the British empire. Visit the 11th century Qutab Minar, India Gate and the grand government buildings, the President's House, Mahatama Gandhi Memorial. Also visit Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as Birla Temple. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 03 / Delhi - Agra - Jaipur
Early morning pick up from hotel & transfer to railway station to board the superfast airconditioned train to Agra. Breakfast in the train ,Arrive Agra in approx. 02 hours & visit the magnificient Taj Mahal - one of the seven wonders of the world surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years tobuild this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife Also visit the Agra fort - the rusty and majestic red-sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Am (hall of public audience),a colonnaded hall of red-sandstone with a throne alcove of inlaid marble at the back, the Emperor heard public petitions. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlayslend an ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded Peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms& enjoya lavish buffet lunch in a 5* hotel in Agra. After lunch drive to Jaipur enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri-a perfectly preservedred sandstone "ghost town" which was the estranged capital of mughal emperor Akbar, built in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed. Arrive Jaipur & transfer to Hotel .Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 04 / Jaipur - Delhi
After a leisurely breakfast , visit the majestic Amber Fort, is one that cannot be easily described. Ride up on Elephants to the former capital of the royals set against the backdrop of the wooded hills. Later visit the City Palace, Palace of Winds also known as Hawa Mahal, this elaborate building, now little more than a façade, is encrusted with delicate screens and carved balconies from which the royal ladies,confined to their quarters,could sneak views of the outside world. Past,present and future mergeat Jai Singh's observatory, where time has been accurately measured since the 17th century. Evening transfer to railway station to board the air conditioned train to Delhi, Dinner in the train , Arrive Delhi & transfer to hotel.
Day 05 / Delhi - Amritsar
Early morning pick up from hotel & transfer to railway station to board the superfast air-conditioned train to Amritsar . Breakfast in the train, arrive Amritsar and transfer to hotel. Evening visit Wagah Border to watch Border Retreat Ceremony The pageant of the beating of the retreat and the change of guard within handshaking distance of the Indian and Pakistani forces here makes the most charming of the spectacles as a daily evening drill. Ascertain the timings before you leave to see this spectacle since these are changed seasonally. Wagha is the only land border open between Pakistan and India. Night stay in Amritsar.
Day 06 / Amritsar- Delhi
Morning visit Golden Temple -is the most sacred temple for Sikhs. It is a symbol of the magnificence and strength of the Sikh people all over the world. In the evolution of the Darbar Sahib, is entwined the history and ideology of Sikhism. In its architecture are included, symbols associated with other places of worship. This is an example of the spirit of tolerance and acceptance that the Sikh philosophy propounds.
Also visit Jallianwala Bagh- Martyrs' Memmorial built in the shape of eternal flame of liberty is situated on the outskirts of Golden Temple. Here about 1500 and 2000 persons who were attending a peaceful meeting during the freedom movement fell under the bullets of the British General Dyer on 13 April 1919 and the city of Amritsar.
Afternoon transfer to railway station to board the train back to Delhi. Arrive Delhi and transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 07/ Departure
Transfer to airport to board the onward flight.