This tour has elements of everything . It takes the tourist to the Taj Mahal –one of the Seven Wonders of The World , Shimla –The Queen of the Hills , New Delhi –The Political Capital of India , Chandigarh – the first Planned City of India and Amritsar the abode of Golden Temple . Yes in 8 nights and 9 days the tourists are treated by a travel program of great tourist sites , famous markets , famed hill station and Important religious shrines .
Length of the Tour : 8 Nights and 9 Days
Places Covered: Agra- Amritsar- Chandigarh – Shimla - Delhi
1st Day :
Arrival in Delhi .The delegate of Golden Temple with Taj tour welcomes the tourists on their arrival in Delhi. After being accorded with a warm welcome the guests are escorted to the Hotel for an overnight stay.
Delhi To Agra On the second day , Golden Temple with Taj Tour moves for The City of Taj Mahal –Agra. . 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 . On the end of a memorable tour to Agra , it is time to return back to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi , the guests retire in the hotel for an overnight stay.
3rd 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 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
4th 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.
5th Day :
4th Day : Tour of Other Great Tourist Sites in Amritsar In addition to Golden Temple , Amritsar is a home to two other important 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. Wagah Border 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.
6th 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 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.
7th Day :
Chandigarh To Shimla . On the seventh 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. 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 .
9th 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 .