India Golden Triangle and Holy Amritsar
When you think of traveling to India, the first things that come to your mind are – the “wonder of the world” Taj Mahal. This itinerary is to cover all of them in a single go and through a short trip. Golden Triangle is the name given to the most famous trinity of Indian tourism – Delhi, Agra & Jaipur. This trip takes you through the Golden Triangle. While Delhi, Agra & Jaipur are laden with history, culture and, culinary delights; Home of the glorious Golden Temple, the iconic city of Amritsar.
Day 1 – Arrival at Delhi
Arrive at Delhi by flight. Welcome to the capital of India and the second-most populous city of India – Delhi. The city’s importance lies not just in its past glory as of the seat of empires and magnificent monuments, but also in the rich and diverse cultures.
A private car with a driver will pick up from the airport and transfer you to the hotel for check-in. After refreshing head out for Delhi sightseeing. Drive past Rashtrapati Bhavan (the residence of the President of India), and visit India Gate, (it is a memorial to 82,000 soldiers of the Indian Army who died in the period 1914–21 in the First World War). Overnight stay is at the hotel in Delhi. (Hotel: Maidens Hotel Delhi or similar)
Day 2 – Delhi Day Tour (B, D)
Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast to start your day of sightseeing in Delhi. A mixture of history with a taste of everyday Delhi, today’s itinerary covers all aspects of this former capital of the Mughal Empire. Stop off at the UNESCO World Heritage site, Humayun’s Tomb. Built-in 1570, it is of particular cultural significance as it was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. Then visit the breathtaking Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, and the bustling Chandni Chowk – one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi. After that visit the towering Qutub Minar.
Afterward visit Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, one of the most prominent Sikh temples, or Sikh house of worship, in Delhi, India, and known for its association with the eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan, as well as the pool inside its complex, known as the “Sarovar.” Have dinner at a nice restaurant. Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi. (Hotel: Maidens Hotel Delhi or similar)
Day 3 – Delhi – Amritsar (B)
After breakfast check out from the hotel. A private car will drop you at the Delhi airport. Board your flight for Amritsar. Founded in 1577 by the fourth Sikh guru, Ram Das, Amritsar is home to Sikhism’s holiest shrine, the spectacular Golden Temple, one of India’s most serene and humbling sights.
A private cab will pick-up you from the airport and transfer to the hotel. Check-in at the hotel. Start the sightseeing by visiting the famous Golden Temple. It is the holiest Gurdwara and the most important pilgrimage site of Sikhism. Later talk a walk into heritage town / old town followed by the food trip in Amritsar. Amritsar is quite famous for its mouth-watering food. Overnight stay at hotel in Amritsar. (Hotel: Golden Sarovar Portico or similar)
Remarks: Domestic flight from Delhi to Amritsar is included.
Day 4 – Amritsar Day Tour (B)
After breakfast head out for a local sightseeing tour of Amritsar. Start with a visit to the Lal Mata Mandir which considered to be full of miraculous fertility-improving powers. Quite famous in women who want to start their family. Later, visit the Jallianwala Bagh which is also known as the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. Then head out for the Traditional Punjabi Village Tour.
In the late afternoon head out to visit Wagah Border, particularly known for the elaborate Wagah border ceremony that happens at the border gate, two hours before sunset each day. In the evening have a trip to the village area where you can see the daily life of the local people. Finish the day with a second visit to Golden Temple at night. Which looks great in night lights. Overnight stay at hotel in Amritsar. (Hotel: Golden Sarovar Portico or similar)
Day 5 – Amritsar – Delhi – Agra (B, D)
After breakfast, check out of the hotel. The private car will drop you at Amritsar airport. Board your flight for Delhi. The private car will pick you from Delhi airport and head straight to Agra. Welcome to the Agra city of Wonderful Taj Mahal. Agra is blessed with one of the Seven Wonders of the World the “Taj Mahal”. A city with its rich culture, history, and architectural work stands at the top of the tourist destination in India.
Reach Agra by early evening. Check-in at the hotel. Then, set out for local sightseeing. Visit Agra Fort. Later in the evening hanging out at the local market. Overnight stay at hotel in Agra. (Hotel: Trident Agra or similar)
Remarks: Domestic flight from Amritsar to Delhi is included.
Day 6 – Agra– Jaipur (B)
Early in the morning at sunrise visit the spectacular Taj Mahal (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) built by Shah Jahan in 1560 in memory of his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Back to the hotel. After breakfast check out from the hotel. Then head towards the Pink City – Jaipur, famous for its broad avenues, massive forts, magnificent palaces, exquisite temples, and royal culture. Check-in to the hotel on arrival.
The evening is at your leisure. You can stroll through the local market area. Jaipur is also known as the shopper’s paradise. Jaipur’s colorful markets offer a great break to stop and shop on your tour. Take in the glint and sparkle of the rows of shops selling hand-crafted bangles and other decoration items. While moving through the markets, you will come across the vivacious culture of this region.
Overnight stay at hotel in Jaipur. (Hotel: Trident Agra or similar)
Day 7 – Jaipur Day Tour (B, D)
Have a sumptuous breakfast and then set out for local sightseeing. Visit the historic heritage sites of Jaipur – Hawa Mahal (“Palace of Winds” – a high screen wall built so the women of the royal household could observe street festivals while unseen from the outside); Jantar Mantar (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), It is a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments, built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh, and completed in 1738 CE. Afterward, visit the City Palace. A complex of courtyards, gardens, and buildings, the impressive City Palace is right in the center of the Old City. Also, visit the Galta Ji temple also known as ‘Monkey temple’. It is a historic pilgrimage site.
Later in the evening enjoy dinner at a nice restaurant. Overnight stay at hotel in Jaipur. (Hotel: Trident Agra or similar)
Day 8 – Jaipur Day Tour (B)
After a delectable breakfast, visit the renowned forts of Jaipur. On your way also visit Jal Mahal (the palace in the middle of the lake). It was built in the 17th century. Visit the grand Amer Fort (or Amber Fort) (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). It is the principal tourist attraction in Jaipur and the current structure was built during the late 16th century by Rajput Kings. Afterward visit Elephant Village, where you can get up close with the gentle giants. You can even touch, feed & bathe the elephants.
In the evening visit Nahargarh Fort, which provides a beautiful bird’s eye view of the entire Jaipur city. Overnight stay at hotel in Jaipur. (Hotel: Trident Agra or similar)
Day 9 – Departure from Jaipur (B)
After breakfast check out from the hotel, and transfer to Jaipur Airport. Take your flight to Delhi. Bid farewell with the memories of an amazing fun-filled 09 days trip through the Golden Triangle & Holy Amritsar, worth remembering for a lifetime!
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