GOLDEN TRIANGLE WITH AMRITSAR
Delhi - Agra - Jaipur – Delhi - Amritsar – Delhi
Golden Triangle Tour with Amritsar will take to explore some famous cities like Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, and Amritsar. The 10-day itinerary is the most amazing trip conducted by Glimpses Holidays. You can experience the vibrant culture, ancient history and great delicacy all in a single trip.
Visit the historical sites in Delhi, marvel at the majestic Taj Mahal in Agra and explore the royal palaces in the newly recommended heritage city Jaipur. Admire the architectural excellence that reflects the blended expertise of the Hindu, Mughal and Parsi architects. Enjoy colorful Rajasthani culture while savoring a traditional dish. Additionally, the tour will take you to the sacred city Amritsar where you can visit the Golden Temple, the ‘Mecca of Sikhs’ and other Sikh pilgrimage places. Pay a tribute to the innocent victims of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. Spend an evening at the Wagah Border to witness the flag retreat between two neighboring countries India and Pakistan.
- Visit India Gate, President’s House, Qutub Minar in Delhi.
- Enjoy Light and Sound Show at Red Fort.
- Marvel at the majestic Taj Mahal.
- Visit Agra Fort.
- Explore abandoned Mughal town Fatehpur Sikri.
- Indulge in the vibrant culture of Rajasthan.
- Visit markets.
- Enjoy elephant riding at Amber Fort.
- Visit City Palace, Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal.
- Visit Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh and Wagah Border in Amritsar.
Day 01: Arrival in Delhi
Day 02: Delhi
Day 03: Delhi to Agra
Day 04: Agra to Jaipur
Day 05: Jaipur
Day 06: Jaipur to Delhi
Day 07: Delhi to Amritsar by Train
Day 08: Amritsar Tour
Day 09: Amritsar to Delhi (Departure)
On your arrival at the IGI airport in Delhi, our representative will meet you and escort you to the hotel. Spend the day relaxing at your hotel or visit the nearby attractions. Take a walk along the streets to be familiar with the diverse culture of Delhi. You can also visit India Gate to spend some time relaxing. Another fun option is taking a rickshaw ride in the Old Delhi. This part of Delhi gives the essence of the medieval era even today. After the enjoyment, come back to your hotel for the night stay.
Have a hearty breakfast and leave with your guide for Delhi sightseeing tour. We will start the day by visiting the Lakshmi Narayan Temple. This is a beautifully adorned shrine in the heart of the city, dedicated to Lord Vishnu and his concert Lakshmi. Next, you will visit the Qutub Minar Complex. The 73-meter tall tower built by Qutbuddin Aibak is a World Heritage Site. From here, you will travel towards the north and drive past the Parliament House and Rashtrapati Bhawan (President's House). Pay a tribute to the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat. Also, visit Shanti Van - the cremation site of Jawaharlal Nehru and Jantar Mantar - a royal observatory.
By noon, you will reach Connaught Place, a shopping hub in Delhi. Get into one of the many restaurants and have your lunch. Post lunch, you can explore the market for some time. Thereafter, you will head to the India Gate, a war memorial built to commemorate the martyrs of the British-Indian army. From India Gate, head to another historical site, Humayun's Tomb. Here the great Mughal emperor Humayun was laid to rest. The last attraction of the day is 'Light & Sound' show at Red Fort. Explore the fort and learn about the Mughal history being presented through a wonderful show. After the day's excursion, come back to the hotel for a night stay.
Today morning, after breakfast, you will leave for Agra by road. En-route visit Tomb of Akbar at Sikandra. This tomb made up of red stone and marble is surrounded by green landscape and is worth a visit. You will reach Agra by noon. On arrival, check-in at the hotel and take some rest. In the evening, visit Sadar bazar the local market of Agra. Here you will find everything including handicrafts, sweets, garments, leather bags and much more. Night stay at hotel.
Day 4 of your Golden Triangle with Amritsar Itinerary is exciting as you are going to view the most beautiful symbol of love. An early morning rise will reward you with the stunning views of the majestic Taj Mahal adorned beautifully with the first rays of the sun. Enjoy exploring the epitome of love early in the morning and admire the beauty of one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Twenty thousand masons and artisans worked for 20 years to construct this white marble monument. Return to the hotel for breakfast & checkout. Thereafter, head out for Agra sightseeing tour. Visit Agra Fort. This beautiful piece of architecture was the royal residence of Mughal dynasty before they shifted their capital to Delhi. Next, visit the Tomb of Itimad-Ud-Daulah. Owing to a resemblance with the Taj Mahal, this monument is also known as 'Baby Taj'.
Later in the Afternoon continue your drive to Jaipur. En route cherish a stopover at Fatehpur Sikri, the abandoned Mughal town. Fatehpur Sikri is a great destination for the history buffs. The place is spotted with several Mughal architectural wonders. Visit Buland Darwaza built by Akbar to commemorate his victory over Gujrat. Also, explore Jodha Bai Palace, Birbal Palace and Panch Mahal. Post exploration, again start your trip to Jaipur.
On arrival check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day free at your own. Night stay at hotel.
Start the day with crunchy breakfast and get ready to enjoy the royal essence of Jaipur. Visit Amber Fort, an excellent example of Mughal and Hindu architecture. Perched on a hilltop, this fort creates a stunning reflection in the Maota Lake. Enjoy elephant ride while returning from the fort and delight in a panoramic view of the city. Your next stop is Hawa Mahal. There are 953 small windows on the outer wall that gives the palace a honeycomb-like shape. The palace was constructed by Sawai Pratap Singh. The five-storied building served as women's chambers allowing the royal women to enjoy a view of the daily life on the street. Just after Hawa Mahal, explore the City Palace. Located in the heart of Jaipur, City Palace is a perfect example of Rajput and Mughal architecture. Wander around the beautifully decorated courtyards and explore the edifices like Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal within the palace complex. Apart from architecture, admire the beautiful gardens and decorated courtyards. Get a glimpse of royal costumes and Rajput weapons in the museum of Chandra Mahal. Next, visit Jantar Mantar the royal observatory and Nawab Saheb ki Haveli. After the day's exploration, get back to your hotel.
In the evening, one can visit Bapu Bazar, and other local markets to enjoy shopping. If you want to buy authentic and traditional jewelry, clothes and precious gemstone, Johari Bazaar is the ideal place. Buy wooden showpiece and colorful handicrafts as souvenirs at Mirja Ismail Road. Post sightseeing, return to the hotel for a night stay.
Today morning, have your breakfast and leave for Delhi by road. On arrival, check-in at your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.
On day 7 of your Tour, have your breakfast and get ready for a lovely train journey from Delhi to Amritsar. On arrival in the 'City of the Golden Temple', check-in at the hotel and freshen up. After taking rest for some time, head out for Amritsar sightseeing tour. Today you will visit Tarn Taran and Goindwal. Both are enriched with architectural excellence and historical significance. The 19th district of Punjab, Tarn Taran Sahib, dates back to the times of the fifth Sikh Guru Shri Guru Arjun Dev Ji who laid the foundation of this city in 1596. Visit the Tarn Taran Sahib Gurdwara, an excellent piece of Mughal architecture. The Gurdwara also houses the largest lake of Punjab. It is believed that the water of this lake can cure skin disease. After enjoying the eternal beauty, return to your hotel with immense peace of mind.
Day 8 of your tour will take you to the world of peace and spirituality. Start the day by visiting the Golden Temple. The serene ambiance of the holy shrine energizes and motivates people towards a positive approach. After exploring the biggest shrine of Sikhs, head to the Jallianwala Bagh, the historic site where British General Michael Dyer fired bullets on the peaceful gathering of unarmed people. Visit the memorial house built in honor of the massacre victims. You can still observe the bullet marks on the wall of the garden. In the evening, visit the Wagah Border to witness the blustering parade by the soldiers from both India and Pakistan. The parade lasts for 45 minutes and ends up with lowering the flags of both the countries which is termed as 'Flag Retreat'. After the day's excursion, return to your hotel for a night stay.
End your journey with delicious breakfast at Amritsar. After this, you will be transferred to the airport to board on flight to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, get internal transfer from Domestic airport to International airport to catch your connecting homebound flight.
- 08 Nights air-condition accommodation on Double / Twin share room at proposed hotels.
- Daily breakfast at hotel as per detail itinerary from Day 02.
- Meeting and assistance services on arrival / departure.
- Air – conditioned chauffeur driven Vehicle (as per above) for city sightseeing, tour, excursion etc. as per above program.
- Air – conditioned Chair Car Train fare for the sector Delhi to Amritsar.
- Cycle Rickshaw ride at the narrow alley of Chandni Chowk / Old Delhi.
- Traditional Elephant ride at Amber Fort in Jaipur.
- Evening ceremony at (Indo-Pak) Wagah border, Amritsar.
- English speaking local guides during the city tour at all places as per detail itinerary.
- All parking, road taxes, government taxes and driver allowances.
- Tour assistance throughout the tour.
- All presently applicable Government taxes.
(**Please note: Other language guides are also available, kindly contact us for more details.)
COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Any international and domestic airfare if it is not mention in cost inclusion.
- Flight fare from Amritsar to Delhi will be approx USD 55 PP.
- High season supplement from (20 Dec till 05 Jan)
- Transport during free days / any optional tour / Entrance & Camera Fees at the monuments.
- Personal nature Expenses i.e. Telephone calls, Laundry, soft / hard drinks, lunch, tipping etc.
- Any Porterage services at Airport/Railway Station.
- Any other expenses not mentioned in the cost includes.