The nine days and eight night tours of Golden Temple with Varanasi
takes the tourists to important religious shrines of both Sikhs and Hindus . The tour also covers the important tourist sites of Delhi and Chandigarh
Length of the Tour : 8 Nights and 9 Days
Places Covered: Delhi - Agra- Amritsar- Chandigarh – Varanasi- Delhi
1st Day :
Arrival in Delhi .The delegate of Golden Temple with Varanasi tour welcomes the tourists on their arrival in Delhi. After being accorded with a warm welcome the visitors are escorted to it’s 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 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 .
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 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.
Chandigarh to Delhi to Varanasi On the 6th Day , the tour moves to Holy City of Varanasi via Delhi .. After reaching New Delhi , the tourists travel to Varanasi.
7th 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 is situated on the Banks of river Ganges or Ganga as it is locally known . 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.
Day 8th :
Varanasi To Delhi Today is the penultimate day of the tour and it will be devoted more to explore the aspects connected with the foundation of Buddhism . Lying 12 Kilometers from Varanasi is the august Sarnath Museum. It is here that Buddha delivered his first scintillating discourse. “Suffering, as a noble truth, is this: Birth is suffering, aging is suffering, sickness is suffering, death is suffering-------------in short, suffering is the five categories of clinging objects.”
The museum is a hotspot for many Buddist monuments. For an understanding on the memorable Buddha’s Dharma its Damekh Stupa is a great tool to refer to any student of Buddhism . Even the Ashoka Lion Capital exists at Sarnath museum . At the end of the enlightening day , the tourists move back to Delhi.
End of The Tour Today ,The nine days Golden Temple with Varanasi Tour comes to end . The tourists will be escorted back to the Indira Gandhi International Airport .They will now board their respective flight for their onward journey .