In the travel program spanning for nearly a month , The Golden Temple with North and East India tour covers the tourist attractions in North as well as East India .. In this 28 Nights and 29 Days tour the tourists are able to see some of the incredible tourist sites like The Golden Temple , The Red fort , The Taj Mahal ,The Hawa Mahal , Jim Corbett National Park, Khajuraho temples and awesome Hill Stations like Shimla, Dalhousie, Dharamshala, Manali , Kasauli and Mussoorie .
Length of the Tour: 28 Nights and 29 Days
Places Covered: Amritsar, Dalhousie-Dharamshala-Kasauli-Manali-Shimla-Mussoorie-Rishikesh-Haridwar-Corbett-Park, Varanasi, Khajurahao , Orcha , Jaipur Agra ,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 . 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 Dalhousie : After an enthralling tour of Amritsar, its time now to explore some of the magnificent Hill Stations lying in the Himalayas .The first halt is at Dalhousie – an awesome hill station lying at a height of 9000 feet. From Amritsar the distance of Dalhousie is 188 Kilometers . After reaching at this hill station , the tourist will check into a Dalhousie hotel for an overnight stay .
6th Day :
Sightseeing in Dalhousie : A part of the Western Himalayas Dalhousie lies in Dhauladhar mountain range . It thrives with amazing tourist sites like Punjpula- the spot of seven bridges, Dayan Kund – the meeting point of the three rivers Ravi , Beas and Chenab and Satdhara - abode of seven miracle water streams. After a great tour of Dalhousie , the tourist checks into the hotel for an overnight stay.
7th Day :
Dalhousie To Dharamsala : In the leg of the gorgeous tour of the hill stations , today the tourist will proceed to the town of His Holiness Dalai Lama - Dharamshala . It is situated 4780 feet above sea level . After traveling a distance of 127 Kilometers, from Dalhousie, the tourists checks into the hotel of Dharamsala for an overnight stay.
8th Day :
Sightseeing in Dharamsala : On the eighth day of the Golden Temple with North India Tour , the travelers will visit the finest tourist sites of Dharamsala . The residence in exile of Nobel Laureate, Dalai Lama lie in McLeod Ganj or Upper Dharamsala. The Church of St John’s with the outstanding stained glass work also lies in McLeod Ganj. After a splendid tour of Dharamsala , the tourist checks into the hotel for an overnight stay .
9th Day :
Dharamshala To Kasauli : Today . the Golden Temple with North India Tour proceeds to Kasauli- a stunning hill station nestled in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. This hill station has amazing tourist sites like The Lawrence School-Sanawar, The Christ Church and The Hanuman Temple . The tourist go for a walk on both of its principal routes : The Upper and the Lower Malls . In the night the tourist retire in the relaxing environs of the Kasauli Hotel
10th Day :
Kasauli To Manali : After a thrilling tour of Kasauli which is blessed with wonderful plantations of oak and pine , it is time to proceed to Manali – the principal Hill Station of Kullu district in Himachal Pradesh . For the overnight stay the guest retire to the comforts of Manali Hotel .
Sightseeing in Manali - Apart from mesmerizing natural beauty , Manali thrives with great tourist attractions like Buddhist monasteries. Hindus in particular find great peace in the famous Hadimba temple . For trekkers , Manali has great trekking routes.
Manali To Shimla Today is another day to move from one famous Hill Station to another world famous one .The tour proceeds from Manali to Shimla –The capital of Himachal Pradesh.. On reaching Shimla, the guest check into the hotel for an overnight stay.
13th Day :
Sightseeing in Shimla Today the tour program involves sightseeing and exploration of Shimla .The former Capital of the British rulers, Shimla thrives with tourist sites . The Mall , The Christ Church ,Shimla State Museum are some of the top visited places in this hill station . Jakhu Temple and The Tara Devi Temple are some of the famous Hindu Temples existing in this beautiful Hill Station . Incidentally , Shimla derives its name from Goddess Shyamala .Shimla which is the Capital of Indian State of Himachal Pradesh , lies at an altitude of 2130 meters .
Shimla To Mussoorie . Beginning of the second week , Golden temple with North India and East India Tour moves to another gorgeous Hill Station of Mussoorie . Situated at an altitude if 8,929 feet , it lies in Uttarakhand State. On arrival at Mussoorie the tourist retire into the hotel for an overnight stay.
15th Day :
Sightseeing in Mussorrie – Mussoorie which is also known as Queen of Garhwal Hill Stations possesses great tourist attractions in its Kempty Falls and St. Mary’s Church.. The overnight stay is again in the relaxing environs of Mussoorie Hotel
Mussoorie To Rishikesh From the famous Hill stations of Shimla and Mussoorie today the tour moves to the renowned Hindu Holy Town 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 guest retire in the cozy comfort of the Rishikesh Hotel.
17th Day :
Rishikesh To Haridwar: On the seventeenth day too The devotional part of the tour continues . Today The Golden Temple with North India Tour touches Haridwar. Like Rishikesh , Haridwar too is situated on the banks of river Ganges. 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.
18th Day :
Haridwar To Corbett National Park: On the eighteenth day , the tourist get exposed to flora and fauna . The tour moves to the countries premier National Park : Corbett National Park . The park has done yeomen service in the protection of endangered animals like Royal Bengal Tiger. On reaching Corbett National Park , the tourist check into the forest hotel for a relaxing stay.
19th Day :
Sightseeing at Corbett National Park . The park which came into existence in 1936 is abode to Tigers, Elephants, crocodiles , deer . Named after legendary Jim Corbett, the park is dotted with green Sal trees . For the overnight stay the guest retire into the hotel.
20th Day :
Corbett National Park To Delhi To Varanasi : On the twentieth day , Golden Temple with North and East India tour moves back to Delhi . On arrival at New Delhi, the tourist check into hotel to get de stressed and fresh . Later on the tour proceeds to Varanasi ancient town of Hindus .
21st Day :
Sightseeing in Varanasi One of the premier City of The Hindus , Varanasi lies at a distance of 670 kilometers from New Delhi ,. This ancient city is also called Beneras or Kashi . It too is situated on the Banks of river Ganges . In Varanasi thrive many Ghats like , Tulsi Ghat, Harish Chandra Ghat, Assi Ghat, Dasaswamedh Ghat, , Manikarnika Ghat . It is also home to some outstanding Hindu places of worship like Vishwanath Temple, Sankat Mochan Temple , Bharat Mata temple, Tulsi Manas Temple
The Banaras Hindu University, Bharat Kala Bhavan, Jantar Mantar, Ramnagar Fort are its great cultural and art centers . For the Overnight stay the tourist check into the Hotel of Varanasi.
22nd Day :
Varanasi To Khajuraho : After an enlightening tour of Varanasi on the previous day , today the Golden Temple with North and East India Tour moves to Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh. This famous town’s erotic sculpture monuments feature in the prestigious listing of World Heritage Sites –UNESCO.
23rd Day :
Sightseeing in Khajuraho : Cultural buffs have a great time in exploring the medieval temples belonging to Hindus and Jains. 10 centuries back Khajuraho was the political Capital of the erstwhile dynasty of Chandela Rajput . After a memorable tour of Khajuraho , the guest retire into its hotel for an overnight stay .
24th Day :
Khajuraho To Orcha . Today the tour moves from one Medieval City to another such city . Orcha was set up by former Bundela kings around 17th century. The town thrives with great tourist sites like Phool Bagh , Raj Mahal and Ram Raja Mandir. For the overnight stay the guest retire into the hotel of Orcha .
25th Day :
Orcha To Agra . Today from the City of Bundela rulers the tour moves to Agra- the political Capital of Mughal rulers . On arrival at this historic city , the visitors proceeds for Taj Mahal- a white marble dome mausoleum . Also known as monument of Love it was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in remembrance of his spouse Mumtaz Mahal.. In addition to Taj Mahal , Agra also has other great tourist sites like Akbar’s tomb in Sikandra, Itmad-ud-daulah’s Tomb and Agra Fort . After an exciting tour of Agra , the tourist check into the hotel for an overnight stay.
26th Day :
Agra To Jaipur Golden Temple with North and East India tour moves to Jaipur on the 26th day . On the way the tour passes through Fatehpur Sikri . Emperor’s Akbar former Political Capital. Before this city lost it’s relevance due to paucity of water. This historical city was of paramount importance from 1571 to 1585. This regal city of Akbar was an architectural marvel . Jodhabai's palace, Panch Mahal, Diwan-i-Khas, Salim Chisti- Tomb are some of the amazing structures of Fatehpur Sikri which was primarily built of red sandstone. On the completion of the tour of this erstwhile city of Akbar , the tour makes a headway to Jaipur also known as Pink city of India. On arrival at this Capital city of Rajasthan , the tourist retire in its hotel for an overnight stay
27th Day :
Jaipur- Sightseeing and Shopping Today one will explore the outstanding tourist sites and markets of Jaipur . Known as Pink City of India , it was founded by by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727. Amer Fort, City Palace , Hawa Mahal - palace of winds and Jantar Mantar-the famed observatory are some of its great places of interest In the evening the tourists go on a shopping spree for famous Rajasthani artifacts , antiques , precious and semi precious stones, jewels , brassware etc.
28th Day :
Jaipur To Delhi Jaipur To Delhi : On the penultimate day The Golden Temple with North and East India Tour moves back to Delhi . On arrival at the Capital of India , the tourists retire into the hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
29th Day :
Indira Gandhi International Airport Today , the time has come to bid goodbye to Golden Temple with North and East India Tour . The tourists will be escorted back to Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport. They will now board their respective flight for their onward journey .