Start in New Delhi and end in Amritsar! With the In-depth Cultural tour Golden Triangle with Golden Temple Amritsar, you have a 8 days tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 4 other destinations in India. Golden Triangle with Golden Temple Amritsar includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
- 1. Tick off your bucket list at the magnificent Taj Mahal.
- 2. Delve into the culture and explore the Hindu temples.
- 3. Embrace Indian life with a ride on a rickshaw.
- 4. Enjoy Amber Fort, City Palace, and famous places of Pink City Jaipur.
- 5. Visit The Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh, Wagah Border.
1DAY 01: ARRIVAL DELHI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Our friendly representative will be at the airport to greet you as soon as you enter the arrivals area and you will be driven to your hotel in comfort and safety. Delhi is known for its rich and diverse cultures, history and heritage is the ideal place to explore the pulse of India and its people. (Hotel Booked by Yolo India Tours). Overnight stay in Delhi.
2DAY 02: EXPLORE FULL DAY OLD AND NEW DELHI
The morning begins with a refreshing breakfast. Your guide will meet you at your hotel and be ready to show you the best of Old and New Delhi. The tour will start with Old Delhi where you will visit the Jama Mosque- the largest mosque in India. In continuation, we take a Rickshaw ride (Pedicabs) through the 300 years old Chandni chowk bazaar to explore the historical lanes of Old Delhi and Asia's largest spice market. At the end of the rickshaw ride, we move on to Raj Ghat, the memorial of the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi. It is a peaceful place with beautiful gardens. Later we head to British Delhi (New Delhi) and drive past the official home of the President of India (Rashtrapati Bhavan) and India's highest legislative body the parliament building. Also, visit the Iconic India gate memorial to 90,000 Indian soldiers who died during World War 1. Our last visit for the day will be Qutub Minar UNESCO world heritage site Overnight stay in Delhi.
3DAY 03: DELHI TO JAIPUR (280 KMS //05-06 HRS DRIVE)
After leisurely breakfast we drive to Pink city Jaipur by road, passing through rural villages, Aravalli hills, and agricultural land. Upon arrival in Jaipur check in to the hotel. The rest of the day is completely yours. If you wish to visit some places the transport is available for you and your options are: Galta Ji is a large Hindu temple complex that lies 10 km outside of Jaipur city. Galta Ji Jaipur is a unique Hindu temple as it is centered on a natural spring that has been channeled to fill seven large pools. In these pools, pilgrims come to bathe away their sins while, at quiet moments, the playful monkeys can be found swimming in the holy waters. The temple is also home to a large colony of monkeys and this has given rise to the common name of the complex, the monkey temple. OR Laxmi Narayana Temple is an example of marvelous architecture. There are idols of Hindu Gods and Goddess, Hindu symbols, and ancient quotes. On walls, mythological events are carved and there are idols and images of saints, philosophers, and historians like Buddha, Socrates, Zarathustra, and Confucius. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
4DAY 04: FULL DAY PINK CITY TOUR
Today you go out all day on an excursion, back to Amer fort 11 km outside of Jaipur the former medieval capital, built by Raja Man Singh the commander of the Rajput Akbar army in 1592. This landmark is a splendid representation of Rajput architecture. Enjoy your drive up to the fort passing through some of the oldest houses and temples of the old city. After that thrilling ride, you'll steady your feet and be awestruck by the marvelous sight before you, marble palaces, mosaics, paintings, mirror works, carvings, mural walls, and engravings. When touring Amber fort don't forget to visit 17 century Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors), a chamber decorated with an array of mirrors on the walls and ceiling. A zenana courtyard is a place you must see. It is a private women's residence designed with one corridor but different rooms so that the Maharaja (King) could visit the wife or concubines of his choice, at his pleasure without the others knowing. After visiting Amer fort, return to the city en route to stop for a picture at Jal Mahal (Water Palace), which is a five-story high palace located in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. The four-floor stay under the water it is only the fifth floor that is visible. Your next visit is to the glorious City Palace; when you visit you get a feel for the wealth of the Jaipur royal family one of the richest in India. for a beautiful display of intricate craftsmanship see the superb peacock gate which shows off spectacular and bright peacock images at the entrance that will make you go WOW ! Visit one of the best museums in India with an art gallery and exhibits of royal costumes and medieval Indian armaments. Admire an exclusive collection of regal costumes and marvelous shawls like the pashmina. In the middle of the place, the complex stands a pink and white marble-paved gallery where the Maharaja conferred with their ministers called the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience). It is here that you will find what is considered to be the biggest silver object on earth; these are two mammoth silver vessels 1.6 m tall. Afterward, you visit Jantar Mantar a gigantic solar observatory with a brilliant display of Indian architecture that shows the scientific expertise that existed in medieval India. It is made up of some 14 most important geometric devices which track the location of stars, measure time, predict eclipses, as well as the earth's orbit around the sun. It will be a surprise to you when you see that these instruments which the ancient people made of stone can carry out the same measurements of time and the sun's movements as our modern-day technology. Drive past Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace) was built so that the royal ladies could view the Royal processions without anyone seeing them. If you have ever seen a giant beehive then that gives you an idea of the look of this five-story building. The Hawa Mahal is beautifully decorated with latticework, has some 953 tiny windows (Jharokhas) Overnight stay in Jaipur.
5DAY 05: JAIPUR TO AGRA (ENROUTE VISIT ABHANERI AND FATEHPUR SIKRI)
After a delicious breakfast drive to Agra. En route, we make a stop to visit 9th Century step well Abhaneri and the ghost city Fatehpur Sikri. Continue drive to Agra. On arrival, we visit Agra Fort. After sightseeing check in to the hotel. The evening will be at your leisure. Overnight stay in Agra.
6DAY 06: TAJMAHAL SIGHTSEEING - DRIVE TO DELHI (220 KMS / 03-04 HRS DRIVE) - BOARD EVENING TRAIN FOR AMRITSAR
Today we wake up early to visit the Taj Mahal at Sunrise. Return to the hotel for a hot breakfast. After that Drive to Delhi through one of the best highways in India. When we arrive in Delhi we will take you to New Delhi Railway Station to Catch Train for Amritsar. Please Note: During winter Sunrise tours of the Taj Mahal depend on the weather and are subject to change according to the visibility. We can Do Sightseeing of the Taj in the Morning time after 09 Am Instead of Sunrise. Train Name - 12013 / Amritsar Shatabdi at 16:30 Hrs from New Delhi and Arrive Amritsar Railway Station at 22:30 Hrs. Seat - Chair Car. We transported you to the railway station for a thrilling air-conditioned, high-speed train ride to Amritsar. You are guaranteed an experience of a lifetime; simply put just traveling on a train in India gives that experience and you will see for yourself. Imagine that the train is a town on wheels with everything possible traveling in it and you will get the picture. It will take 6 hours and you will be treated with snacks along the way, however, you should also bring along a few extra snacks to ensure that you are satisfied. After you have arrived in Amritsar around 22:30 Hrs. On Arrival Our driver will pick you up from Railway Station and take you to your accommodation, where have time to rest and relax. Overnight stay at Hotel in Amritsar.
7DAY 07: EXPLORE GOLDEN TEMPLE AND WAGAH BORDER
Notwithstanding its beauty at night, the Golden Temple is equally exceptional and charming in the daytime. See the reflection of this enchanted temple in its large and consecrated pool that is enveloped by a series of marble walkways. The interior is decorated with gold and silver wooden panels, ivory carvings, and a dome with 1000 kg of pure gold. As a Sikh tradition, anyone can be given food for free and the kitchens have the capacity to feed 5000 people per hour. There are large containers of lentils or dhals and an old machine that makes hot chapattis continuously. Lunch at the Langar Golden Temple is indeed delicious. Our next stop will be more toned down and gloomy as we visit the place where the British troops massacred innocent people in Amritsar on April 13, 1919. It is Jalianwala Bagh, At this somber site in 1919 men, women, and children in the thousands were peacefully celebrating the Vaisakhi festival in the Jallianwala Bagh garden. at that time, however, it was illegal to have any public gatherings, to this end the British soldiers gunned down between 379 and 1,000 people with several more being injured. The Martyrs Well is a dismal reminder of the 120 people who jumped inside to their death in a desperate attempt to escape the bullets of the soldiers. This massacre changed the tide in India in terms of governance and was a significant contributing factor to the end of colonial rule and the independence of India. This event had an intense effect on Gandhi, who then started his well-known civil disobedience campaign. Your expert guide will collect you after lunch and you will travel in air-conditioned comfort to the Wagah border (31 Km). Here, you can watch the famous flag-lowering ceremony which is also known internationally as the Beating Retreat Border Ceremony which occurs every evening before sunset. India's Border Security Force and Pakistans Ranger since1959 have performed this military ritual every day. The parades on both sides of the Wagah border that was once the only road to both countries are rapid and a sight to behold. The soldiers from Pakistan and India with tall, imposing figures perform every task in perfect unison. The infantrymen stand at attention, gates are opened and the flags of both nations are lowered, all exactly together as the sunsets. This has become a blithe spectacle for thousands of people daily, as the two sides compete to see whose marching style is most showy and who can garnish the most vocal supporters. It's a mixed atmosphere somewhat like an outside show, a party yet a military parade and so very Indian. The parade ends, both gates are closed and flags are lowered as the night closes in. You will learn more about this meticulously organized ceremony from your expert guide. Then we head to the Golden Temple. Amritsar is the second largest town in the state of Punjab and is known as a spiritual and cultural center for the Sikh religion. Amristars name is derived from the revered Golden Temple and means Pool of Nectar It was brought into being by Guru Ram Das the fourth guru of the Sikhs in the year 1574. Travelers from every part of the globe come here to dip in the holy water for spiritual purification and to revere Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of the Sikhs which is continuously read aloud. We will arrive in Amristar early in the evening for a first look at the spectacular floodlit Golden Temple, which glows against the dark sky and shimmers in the waters around it. Visitors, devout worshipers, and people of all faiths are free and welcome to come to the Golden Temple, which is often compared to a visit to the Taj Mahal and is certainly just as magnificent. The combination of thousands of people offering services for nothing in return, incessant chants, still waters, and the temple's sheer beauty all redound to an extra special and unforgettable experience. Looking for a haven for food in India? Amritsar is it! This place has some delightful places to eat and is a paradise for those who love doing so. For dinner, you can have your pick from a wide selection of restaurants. Perhaps, you may want to excite your palate with some Street Cuisine from near the Temple or visit the Golden Temple Langar at their community kitchen. Check out the walled city surrounding the Golden Temple for a food lover's dream. Pay just 100 150 INR for some tasty small Indian bread known as kulchas and Lassi yogurt drink from Kulcha Land. But, if you prefer your vegetables then has Bharwan ka Dhaba or Kesar ka Dhaba is the place for you, with rajma, which are red beans and rice or tandoori roti the Indian bread, prepared in the fascinating mud oven. After an enjoyable dinner, you will go back to your hotel.
8DAY 08: EARLY MORNING TRAIN TO DELHI - TOUR ENDS
Amritsar to Delhi By Train 12014 / Amritsar Shatabdi at Leave Amritsar at 05:00 Hrs / Arrive New Delhi at 11:00 Hrs Early Morning Departure transfer to Amritsar Railway Station to board Train for Delhi. Arrive in Delhi at 11:00 Hrs. On arrival, our representative will be there to assist you. On arrival departure to Delhi Airport or any other location in Delhi. Tour Ends with Sweet Memories.
- 07 nights’ double or twin sharing room accommodation at 03 Star hotels.
- Services of an English-speaking government-licensed local guide during the sightseeing of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, and Amritsar Sightseeing.
- Daily breakfast starts from Day 02.
- Delhi to Amritsar and Amritsar to Delhi Air Conditioned.
- Chair Car Seats in Train
- Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi.
- 1 bottle of Mineral water per person per day.
- All applicable taxes and fees, parking, tolls, and interstate taxes.
- Air-conditioned car with licensed experienced driver.
- Round trip, Sightseeing, and all excursions as mentioned in the tour program.
- Any International and Domestic Airfare is not included.
- Any Insurance is Not included.
- Any International and Domestic Flights.
- Monument entrance and Camera Fees
- Visa fees and Insurance.
- The expense of personal nature like laundry, telephone, alcoholic beverages, medical expenses, etc.
- Main meals are not mentioned. We will take you to the restaurant. You may dine as you wish.
- Tipping to the driver and local guides.
- Local guide during Fatehpur Sikri and Abhaneri sightseeing.
- Elephant Ride at Amber Fort in Jaipur.
- Early Check-in and Late Check-out. The General Check-in time is 12:00 Noon.
1What are the extra charges I’ll have to pay during the tour?
Some of the extra charges which you’ll have to pay during the tour are as follows: - Monument Entrance & Camera Fees. - Charges for Lunch & Dinner. Daily breakfast will be included in your package. - For any extra services not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.
2I'm a solo Traveller, is there a surcharge?
Please note that a single supplement will be charged for solo travelers.
3Is it possible to upgrade the accommodation?
Yes, you can upgrade your accommodation to 4 or 5 stars after booking the tour as well. Please note that supplement charges will apply.
4Can you arrange a pre/post accommodation?
Yes, we can book your pre/post tour accommodation. Please note that there will be a surcharge for the additional night.
5Is this going to be a group tour?
Since it is a guaranteed departure tour, a private tour will be organized for you if no Traveller joins the group tour.