It is hard to estimate the importance of golden triangle tour packages in Indian tourism. Since they are highly customized and bespoken, hordes of tourists are dependent on these to have a hurdle-free exploration of India. They are designed on the basis of popular choices. New trends are introduced along with the usual golden triangle tour consisting of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. These tours are fitted in three days to a fortnight according to the budget and feasibility of the tourists. Golden triangle with Amritsar is one of the most sought-out tour packages among the whole lot. This spiritual city is not far from Delhi and thus it is easily accessible.
Amritsar means ‘pool of immortality’. It is close to India-Pakistan border. It is the cultural and devout hub of Sikh religion and is the abode of the Golden Temple. It is said to attract even more visitors than the Taj Mahal. It was constructed to venerate 9th Sikh Guru. The Golden Triangle with Amritsar is especially popular among the non resident Indians. Amritsar has a valid space in the Indian political history due to the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre (1919) and the Operation Blue Star (1984) during the governance of Indira Gandhi. Amritsar also deserves mention in the production of fabrics, carpets and various farm products etc.
If the forts, mausoleums, gardens, markets, wildlife of cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur take you to a time where you can feel and see the storybook images fluttering by, Amritsar give you real pictures of India’s struggles for independence and perseverance and valour of the freedom fighters. If you want to gather more information about the golden triangle with Amritsar, get in touch with a reliable tour operator. It would be best not to depend on 2nd person information. After you satisfy yourself with all the details get ready for a dip in the pool of ‘Amrit’ (elixir of life) along the golden trail.
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
Proceed for the visit of New Delhi
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