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Amritsar Golden Temple

Delhi > Amritsar > Delhi

Amritsar, literally a Pool of Nectar, derives its name from Amrit Sarovar, the holy tank that surrounds the fabulous Golden Temple. First time visitors to Amritsar could be forgiven for the impression that Amritsar is like any other small town in Northern India. The temple complex is surrounded by a maze of narrow lanes, or katras, that house one of the busiest markets in India. But the Golden Temple is a serene presence, radiating a calm that makes people bow their heads in reverence. The Gurudwara, as Sikh temples are called, is the holiest of Sikh shrines

Tour Highlights


  • Indian Rail experience
  • Witness the Palki Ceremony
  • Visit to Golden Temple
  • Enjoy the Cycle Rickshaw puller ride to explore the narrow lanes and bazaars of the city
  • Visit to Wagha Border to see the spectacular ceremony "Change of the Gaurd"
  • Visit to Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum
  • Visit to Jallianwala Bagh
Tour Schedules
Duration 3 Nights / 4 Days
Fare Starting From $ 415
Summer Season Apr - Sep 2017
Winter Season Oct 2017 - Mar 2018
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Day 01
Day 01, Delhi – Amritsar [by Train]
We leave Delhi and travel to north bound Shatabdi express 7:20
Reach Amritsar 13.45

Today we leave Delhi and travel to north bound Shatabdi express at 07.20 hrs reach Amritsar at 13.45 hrs. Amritsar - is just about an idol place to make a base for visits to rural Punjab & have an idea of the way of life of the state, which is perhaps the most prosperous in India & produces almost half of the century’s food grain.

This evening you will witness the Palki Ceremony at the iconic Golden Temple when the Sikh Holy Book is carried through a crowd of worshippers before being 'put to bed' for the night on arrival spend 2 nights in hotel.

All are allowed inside the Golden Temple. Heads must be covered. Shoes, Tobacco, Narcotics must be left outside. Photography is permitted, except inside Harmandar Sahib. This evening you will witness the Palki Ceremony at the iconic Golden Temple when the Sikh Holy Book is carried through a crowd of worshippers before being 'put to bed' for the night [B, D]

Day 02
Day 02, In Amritsar

After breakfast visit to Golden Temple followed by Jallianwala Bagh , is an important monument dedicated to hundreds of martyrs, who lost their lives in a massacre in 1919. An important event in India’s freedom struggle was the massacre of around 700-800 unsuspecting people at Amritsar’s Jallianwala Bagh, under the orders of the infamous British General Dyer. The massacre took place on April 13, 1919. All around the world, including Lenin & British leaders like Asquith & Winston Churchill, condemned the event. It may be mentioned that the Jallianwala Bagh tragedy was one of the most horrifying & important incident that instigated the Indians on the decisive track against British dominion. A Martyrs Memorial has been erected at the site amidst landscape grounds. The Martyrs Gallery houses portraits of national leaders & paintings depicting the fateful day.

Afternoon a visit to the Wagha Border is an interesting experience especially at Sunset when the retreat ceremony takes place with the BSF on the Indian side & the Satluj Rangers on the Pakistan side putting up a well- coordinated and spectacular display, which compares very favorably with the changing of the Guard in London [B, D].

DAY 03
Day 03, Amritsar - Delhi [by Train]
Amritsar Shatabdi express 16.50
Arrive Delhi 23.05

Breakfast at hotel you have a morning at leisure on to explore the narrow lanes and bazaars of the city by Cycle Rickshaw puller ride. Also visit to Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum before depart from Amritsar by 12032 Amritsar Shatabdi express at 16.50 hrs arrive Delhi at 23.05 hrs packed hot dinner on board. Upon arrival transfer to Aerocity hotel quite near to International airport [B, D].

DAY 04
Day 04, Delhi – Onward Destination

Say good bye to fascinating land and departure transfer to airport for flight for onward destination. [B]

Note:
Abbreviations Used
B = Breakfast & D = Dinner
Accommodation
Amritsar 02 Nights
Delhi 01 Nights

Meal

  • 03 buffet breakfast at hotel
  • 01 packed breakfast in Train
  • 01 packed Dinner in Train
  • 02 buffet dinner at hotel

Transportation

  • Indian Rail Experience: Travel in First Class air conditioned chair car Shatabdi Express
  • English speaking guided tour in Amritsar
  • All transfers & sightseeing by air conditioned vehicle
  • Monument entry fees wherever applicable as per the itinerary
  • Porter Service at Railway Stations: Porters will take your luggage from the vehicle to the train and Vice-versa upon arrival/departure at/from railway stations
  • Cycle Rickshaw puller ride
  • All applicable taxes

Exclusions

Laundry, Insurance, Tips, Telephone Calls, Hard Drinks Still & Video Camera fees in Monuments and Expenses like Personal Nature

Price based on Twin Sharing
Occupancy Apr - Sep 2017 Oct 2017 - Mar 2018
Per Person USD 415 / GBP 260 USD 465 / GBP 320
SGL Supplement USD 135 / GBP 95 USD 170 / GBP 120

Note: Above rates are not valid from 22 Dec 2017 to 05 Jan 2018


Hotels Used
Destination Hotel Name Category Room Type
Amritsar Holiday Inn 5 Star Hyatt
Delhi Holiday Inn Aerocity USD 170 / GBP 120 Superior
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