In this amazing travel program of Golden Temple with Shimla Tour , the tourists gets to see the outstanding places of interest existing at Shimla, Amritsar, Chandigarh and Delhi. In its 6 nights and 7 days Golden Temple with Shimla Tour a fellow traveler sees Golden Temple , The Rock Garden , The Mall Road , The Qutab Minar etc.
Length of the Tour : 6Nights and 7 Days
Places Covered: Delhi - Agra- Amritsar- Chandigarh –Shimla
1st Day :
Arrival in Delhi .The delegate of Golden Temple with Shimla tour welcomes the tourists on their arrival in Delhi. After being accorded with a warm welcome the visitors are escorted to it’s Hotel . After a brief stay at the Hotel, they go out on sightseeing tour of the National Capital. Incidentally, Delhi 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 monuments . 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 .
2nd Day :
Delhi To Amritsar . On the second 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 . On their arrival in this Holy City , the guests retire to its hotel for an overnight stay.
Tour of Golden Temple and Other Tourist Sites in Amritsar The next day of the stay in Amritsar is utilized in paying obeisance at Golden Temple . The tourists also pay a visit to other famous places of interest. The most famous Gurudwaras of Sikhs, Golden Temple 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.
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.
4th 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 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 Ga , Sukhna Lake and the International Doll Museum.. are some of its outstanding tourist sites . The tourist retire in the relaxing environ of Chandigarh Hotel.
Chandigarh To Shimla . On the fifth day , the Golden Temple with Taj Tour proceeds to Shimla –the gorgeous Hill Station in the north western Himalayan Region . It is situated 343 Kilometers from Chandigarh . On arrival at Shimla the travelers of the tour program will retire into the comforts of the hotel for an overnight stay .
Shimla- Sightseeing and Shopping. 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 .
7th Day :
Shimla To Delhi
Today , the time has come to bid adieu to a memorable 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 .