This 8 Nights and 9 Days Tour takes the tourist to a mind boggling tour of Hindu and Sikh towns . The Golden Temple with Holy Ganges Tour covers the city of Amritsar and ancient Hindu Towns of Rishikesh and Haridwar.
Length of the Tour: 8 Nights and 9 Days
Places Covered: Amritsar, Haridwar , Rishikesh, Chandigarh and Delhi .-
Arrival in Delhi .The delegate of Golden Temple with Varanasi tour welcomes the tourist’s on their arrival in Delhi. After being accorded with a warm welcome the visitors are escorted to its Hotel for an overnight stay.
2nd Day :
Sightseeing, Paying Obeisance and Shopping in Delhi-: The second day of the tour is spent in touring this National Capital of India . Incidentally, it has been the premier city for rulers of ancient, medieval and modern India. The Qutab Minar, The Humayun’ s Tomb, The Red Fort , The Jama Masjid , The Purana Quila, The Raj Ghat , The Rashtrapati Bhawan , The India Gate , The Lotus Temple, The Birla Mandir , The Sacred Heart Cathedral are some of its famous places of interest Delhi is also a home to five famous Gurudwaras : Gurudwara Sis Ganj, Gurudwara Majnu Ka Tila , Gurudwara Rakab Ganj, Gurudwara Nanak Piao and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib . Before checking into the hotel for an overnight stay the tourists are free to go for shopping spree at Khan Market, Sarojini Nagar and Connaught Place .
3rd Day :
Delhi To Amritsar On the third day the tour will move to Amritsar –The City of The Golden Temple . This number one Sikh Shrine is the most important Sikh religious site . This famous Gurudwaras of Sikhs is also known as Harmandir Sahib or Darbar Sahib. Built in 1604 AD , Golden Temple is an abode to Guru Granth Sahib - the eleventh Sikh Guru. Notably, The first ten Gurus of Sikhism in the ascending order are Guru Nanak, Guru Angad, Guru Amar Das, Guru Ram Das, Guru Arjan ,Guru Hargobind,Guru Har Rai, Guru Har Krishan ,Guru Tegh Bahadur and Guru Gobind Singh
Soon after praying at Golden Temple , the visitor moves out on a visit to other Gurudwara’s and temples existing in the Amritsar City.
4th Day :
Tour of Other Tourist Sites in Amritsar In addition to Golden Temple , Amritsar is a home to other tourist sites.. Jalianwala Bagh and Wagah Border occupy a top position among the tourist attractions of Amritsar . Jallianwala Bagh bears testimony to one of the world’s worst carnage. It was on a fateful Monday afternoon of April 13, 1919 , that a senior British Army officer Reginald Dyer, ordered his soldiers to fire on thousands of unarmed Indian people. The natives had gathered for a protest meeting against the cruel policies pursued against them by the Colonial British Government . In this mad shooting frenzy over 1000 innocent people lost their lives. Over 2000 people suffered brutal injuries . Even today , the bullet marks on the robust walls of the Jalianwala Bagh reminds humanity of the macabre act piloted by General Dyer.
The Wagah Border lies on the Grand Trunk road between the Indian Punjab City of Amritsar and Pakistani Punjab City of Lahore. Every evening ,the flag lowering ceremony by the soldiers of both India and Pakistan takes place at this border. It is a great sight to watch Indian soldiers in Khaki uniform and Pakistani soldiers in dark green outfit meticulously completing the formality of flag lowering .The tourists retire for the night in the relaxing comforts of Amritsar Hotel.
5th Day :
Amritsar To Chandigarh Soon after the delectable breakfast on the next day, the tourists move to the Union Territory of Chandigarh . This city is designed by the legendary Le Corbusier the Swiss- French architect . Chandigarh is the first planned city of India .It is famous world over for its amazing architectural structures and incredible landscapes. The Rock Garden, The Rose Garden , Sukhna Lake and the International Doll Museum.. are some of its outstanding tourist sites . The tourist retire in the relaxing environ of Chandigarh Hotel
6th Day :
Chandigarh To Delhi On the 6th Day , the tour moves to New Delhi which is 274 Kilometers from Chandigarh .. On arrival at India’s Capital the visitors will retire into the hotel for an overnight stay.
7th Day :
Delhi To Haridwar Today The Golden Temple with Holy Ganges Tour moves to Haridwar – the ancient Hindu Holy town in Uttarakhand . Haridwar is situated on the banks of river Ganges or Ganga as it is locally called .. This Holy town has many special spots connected with Hinduism. Har-Ki- Pauri Ghat, Parad Shivling, Jairam Ashram , Maya Devi Temple and Mansa Devi Temple are some of the places of special interest of Haridwar . Incidentally, Har Ki Pauri Ghat is one of the important hot spot , both pilgrims as well as tourists crowd this ghat in the evening for Arti (prayer). The guest retire to the Haridwar Hotel for an overnight stay.
8th Day :
Haridwar To Rishikesh With over a week of Golden Temple with Holy Ganges Tour over, it is a time to move to another Hindu Holy city of Rishikesh . The bustling town has many religious and cultural monuments like the Lakshman Jhula , Swarg Ashram , Triveni Ghat . Incidentally, the Lakshman Jhula is a hovering bridge over the River Ganga which is also called Ganges .For overnight stay the tourist move back to hotel in Haridwar
9th Day :
Haridwar To Delhi : On the last day , The Golden temple tour proceeds back Haridwar . On arrival in Delhi , the tourists will be escorted to Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport. They will now board their respective flight for their onward journey .