Magical India with Golden Temple & Ranthambore
- Itinerary Detail
|1||New Delhi||Overnight at hotel|
|2||New Delhi||India Gate, the war memorial in the heart of the city. Red Fort built of red sandstone is the of great importance in present day - republic day parades initiate from here. Jama Masjid is one of the largest mosques which can accommodate up to 25,000 devotees. Rajghat, Mahatma Gandhi's memorial. Ganj Gurudwara in Chandni Chowk, Bangla saheb Gurudwara & Laxmi Narayan Temple|
|3||New Delhi||Visit Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple (temple shaped like Indian national flower) Shopping at Dilli Haat, Lajpat Nagar|
|4||New Delhi-Agra||Overnight in Agra|
|5||Agra||Taj Mahal - Mughal marvel which features among the seven wonders of the world. Fatehpur Sikri in Agra, built by Akbar is dotted with small palaces, hall of public and private audience. Visit Babay taj Built by Nurjahan with white marble in memory of her father|
|6||Agra-Ranthambore||Jeep safari in Ranthambore National Park, a tiger reserve|
|7||Ranthambore-Jaipur||Enjoy Authentic Rajasthani dinner at Choki Dhani|
|8 - 9||Jaipur
|Visit Amber Fort and Palace of Winds in Jaipur, Jantar Manatar (astronomical observatory).
Then to Amritsar by train
|10||Amritsar||Golden temple (the most important Sikh shrine in India), Jalianwalah Bagh (where General Dyer ruthlessly shot Indians in 1919 and Wagah Border (Indo-Pakistan border)|
|11||Amritsar-Dharamshala||Leisure. Dharamshala is a hill station at the foothill of Himalayas|
|12||Dharamshala||Dalai Lama Temple, Tibetan Museum, Tibetan crafts village|
|14||New Delhi Airport||Departure|
Duration : 13 Nights / 14 Days
Destination : Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Amritsar - Dharamshala - Delhi
Golden Triangle is one of the most sought after tour packages of North India. Millions of tourists travel across Delhi-Agra-Jaipur to unravel majestic palaces, globally recognized monuments with a classic fusion of Mughal, Indian and Rajput architecture, age-old markets all of which are treasures in India’s crown. After a short-lived history tour, visit Ranthambore National Park, a leading tiger reserve in India. Home to a variety of flora and fauna, jeep safaris into the core region helps you see the inhabitants of the jungle.
Day 1 Arrival at New Delhi from Hong Kong in evening
Our representative will welcome you on arrival at the airport and escort you to hotel .
Overnight in Delhi.
Day 2 New Delhi
After breakfast you will proceed for full-day city tour of Old Delhi. Visit Jama Masjid, which is the largest mosque in India, commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan. The courtyard of the mosque can hold about 25,000 worshipers. Enjoy a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk, the busiest market in Old Delhi…noisy, chaotic and uniquely Indian. You will then visit the Red Fort (closed every Monday), which was constructed during the rule of Emperor Shah Jahan and served as the residence for the Mughal royal family. It continues to be significant even today, as every Independence Day, the Prime Minister makes a speech from its ramparts as the Indian flag is hoisted. Later, drive past President House and several other government buildings in Edwin Lutyen’s Delhi before you head to Rajghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. This simple memorial marks the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948.
Also visit Sis Ganj Gurudwara in Chandni Chowk, Bangla saheb Gurudwara & Laxmi Narayan Temple near Connaught Place area. In evening you will have time spent at Karol Bagh market for shopping on your own.
Overnight in Delhi.
Day 3 New Delhi
Today, you will proceed for a full-day tour of Delhi. As follows:
Visit the Qutab Minar, which is the tallest brick minaret in the world; it was commissioned by Qutbuddin Aibak, the first Muslim ruler of Delhi. Also visit Lotus temple- also know as Bahai Temple. Later drive past India Gate, President House and several other government buildings in Edwin Lutyen’s Delhi before you head to Rajghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. This simple memorial marks the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948. Also visit Dilli Haat, with handloom emporiums and foot joints from various Indian states.
Later in evening you will have time spent at Lajpat Nagar market for shopping on your own.
Overnight in Delhi
Day 4 New Delhi-Agra (205kms/4-5hrs drive approx.)
After breakfast you will drive to Agra; upon arrival in Agra you will check in at a hotel and relax. Thereafter you are at leisure on your own. Overnight in Agra
Day 5 Agra
Today after breakfast, you will take a half day tour of Agra.
History says, Agra was founded by Sultan Sikander Lodi in 1504. But it flourished much later under Mughal patronage. If it's Agra, Taj Mahal (closed every Friday) has to be your halt. The white marble mausoleum built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal on the banks of Yamuna, is the ultimate epitome of love. Owing to beautiful Mughal architecture, Taj features among the Seven Wonders of The World. Agra Fort made by Akbar is a must see.
Also you will have a day excursion to Fatehpur Sikri- which was built by the Emperor Akbar and is home to many historical buildings. Akbar wanted to make Fatehpur Sikri his headquarters; however, he had to abandon it due to shortage of water. It is the best example of the amalgamation of Hindu and Muslim architecture. The Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chishti enshrines the burial place of the Sufi saint who lived a religious life here. Today, Fatehpur Sikri is a UNESCO World heritage site.
Overnight in Agra
Day 6 Agra-Ranthambore (250kms/6hrs drive approx.)
After breakfast you will drive to Ranthambore; upon arrival in afternoon you will enjoy jeep safari in Ranthambore National Park . Thereafter check in at a hotel and relax.
Day 7 Ranthambore-Jaipur (154kms/3hrs drive approx.)
Early morning you will enjoy a game drive in Ranthambore National Park; thereafter back to hotel for breakfast, check out from the hotel and then drive to Jaipur.
check in at a hotel and relax.. Later in evening opportunity to visit the old Jaipur- the pink city and explore the local market by walk on your own. Also you will have an opportunity to enjoy an ethnic dinner at Choki Dhani village (payment on your own).
Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 8 Jaipur
Today, enjoy a full-day sightseeing trip of Jaipur, also known as the ‘Pink City’… it is famous for its colorful culture, forts, palaces, and lakes. The old city of Jaipur is painted pink, which gives it a magical glow. Visit the Amber Fort… a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. The best way to explore the fort is to ride up to it on elephant back. Later, stop to photograph the beautiful Hawa Mahal, also known as the “Palace of the Winds.” This beautiful façade with its ornately carved latticework windows is made of pink sandstone. Post lunch, visit the City Palace… again, a synthesis of Rajasthani and Mughal styles. Later, visit the Jantar Mantar Observatory, comprising geometric devices for measuring time. You will also visit the Albert Hall, which was modeled on the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic style of architecture.
Day 9 Jaipur-Delhi (256kms/5-6hrs drive) & train to Amritsar
After early breakfast at hotel you will drive to New Delhi Railway station- NDLS (you should leave Jaipur latest by 0730 hours) and board on Shatabdi train to Amritsar railway station- ASR as follows:
Upon arrival Amritsar you will check in at a hotel and relax.
Overnight in Amritsar.
Day 10 Amritsar
After breakfast you will proceed for a full day tour of Amritsar as follows:
GOLDEN TEMPLEThe most visited tourist place in Amritsar, is located in the heart of the city. It is marked by its entrance doors in all four directions.Golden Temple is open to all. The stunning sanctum with its intricate works in gold sparkling in the water of the holy tank, flanked by spotless marble walkways and pavements makes breathtakingly beautiful sight.
JALIANWALA BAGHA historical monument telling the sad story of mass killing during India’s freedom struggle, another must visit in Amritsar. The site is famous for the memorial of the martyrs of the 1919 carnage carried out by British General Dyer. The place also has a park.
Later in evening visit WAGAH BORDERWagah, on the Indo-Pakistan border, is just 28 kms from Amritsar. Numerous visitors come to see the ceremonious change of guards and the flag hoisting and lowering activities done skillfully and with precision by the border security forces of both the countries. A site you you should not miss when you are in Amritsar.
Thereafter you will be back to hotel and relax.
Overnight in Amritsar.
Day 11 Amritsar-Dharamshala (200kms/5-6hrs drive approx.)
After breakfast drive to Dharamshala; upon arrival check in at a hotel and relax. Thereafter you are at leisure on your own. Overnight in Dharamshala.
Day 12 Dharamshala
After Breakfast, visit Dalai Lama Temple, Tibetan Museum, Church, Norbulingka Institute which is perhaps one of its best in the world. The institute has its own temple, Museum, Meditation Hall, One thousand, one hundred and seventy-three images of the Buddha decorate the forty-four foot high temple hall. visit Residential school run by Tibetan refugees, Also visit Tibetan craft village, where Tibetan refugees are imparted training for making various handicrafts, carpets as well as tailoring.
Overnight in Dharamshala.
Day 13 Dharamshala-Delhi (by evening train)
Morning at leisure; at noon check out hotel and transfer to railway station near Dharamshala- that is Pathankot (PTK) to board any of below train to New Delhi railway station (NDLS):
Class of travel- 2-tier AC sleeper class
Arrive New Delhi railway station at night and then transfer to hotel; check in at a hotel and relax.
Overnight in Delhi.
Day 14 Delhi departure
After breakfast you will be given transfer to Delhi airport to board flight for onward destination; henceforth your journey ends with sweet memories.