9-Day India Golden Triangle and Amritsar
Tour Style: Private Tour (No Join-in Group Tour)
- Visit the amazing Taj Mahal and the relics of Mughal Empire
- Explore the rich cultural sites in Rajasthan and Amber Fort
- Watch the“"lowering of the flags" ceremony at Wagha border between India and Pakistan
- Appreciate the unique architectural style that mixes Hindu and Islamic characteristics
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- Day 1
When arriving in Delhi, you’ll be met by the representative and your driver, and then you’ll be taken to the hotel. You can take a good rest after check-in to recover from the jetlag.
- Day 2
Today, you will firstly visit Old Delhi in the morning to visit the sacred Jama Masjid, which is beautifully built in old Mughals design. And thenget on a rickshaw traveling through the busy wholesale market of Chandni Chowk. Later,you are to see the ancient architecture of Red Fort before heading to New Delhi to visit the Qutub Minar tower and Raj Ghat, a majestic memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. Have an easy drive to see a cluster of emblematic sites of the city, including the India Gate, President’s House, Parliament House & Government Secretariat Buildings. End today’s visit with Laxmi Narayan Temple, the first large Hindu temple built in Delhi.
Tips: Female visitors are supposed to wear a scarf when paying a visit to Jama Masjid. You can rent one from the entrance as well.
- Day 3
Today, leave for Amritsar by train, and then you’ll meet the representative and be escorted to the hotel to take a short rest. Later you will set out for Wagah Border to enjoy the daily “lowering of the flags” ceremony, during which soldiers of India and Pakistan march with great energy doing the colorful and amusing pantomime. And then you can spend rest of the time exploring the area by yourself.
- Day 4
After breakfast, visit the renowned Golden Temple, a blend of Hindu and Islamic architectural styles surrounded by a sacred water tank. And then you will go to the Community Kitchen, where food is served to pilgrims everyday, regardless of their faith and caste. Tour the Jallianwala Bagh that mourns for the victims of the independence movement of India. Next, visit the Ram Bagh Gardens to get a historic view of Amritsar city.
- Day 5
You are free to explore the city on your own until being transferred to the airport to fly to Jaipur. On your arrival in Jaipur, you will meet the representative and your driver, and then you’ll be escorted to the hotel for check-in. Have some rest or start your own exploration.
- Day 6
Today, visit the hillside Amber Fort renowned for its artistic Hindu style elements with large ramparts and series of gates and cobbled walkways. You can also go into the building to see the exquisitely embellished glass panels and multi-mirrored ceilings of Sheesh Mahal(Palace of Mirrors). Next, visit the stunning Hawa Mahal, where you’ll feel cool breeze even in a hot summer day. Proceed to admire the magnificent and colonnaded construction of the City Palace Museum. And finally, we’ll visit the Jantar Mantar, an ancient astronomical and astrological observatory that shows how time can be calculated accurately from the position of the sun.
Note: Street vendors at the Amber Fort may be hard sellers, and it’s wise to not say a word and show any interest, if you don’t want to buy their goods.
- Day 7
After breakfast, you will go for a drive to Agra, which on the way you will stop at Fatehpur Sikri(about 1.5 hrs), a fortified city that plays the capital role of Mughal Empire. After the visit, you will enjoy lunch and continue the drive to Agra, and have the rest of the day at leisure after hotel check-in.
Note: Time spent on road will be affected by traffic, weather and road conditions.
- Day 8
Today, get up early and head for the World Heritage site of Taj Mahal (closed on Friday) in order to avoid the peak time of tourists and the hot temperature during daytime, so you can enjoy a more leisure visit in the stunning and spectacular monument. This incredible wonder is dedicated toMumtaz Mahal, the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan’s favorite wife. It’s truly a symbol of love and beauty.
After that, you will go to the Royal Pavilions at Agra Fort that is made of red sandstone, where you can explore how ancient royalty members live their lives.
Note: Food, plastic bags, chargers, etc. are forbidden in Taj Maha.
- Day 9
Today, your driver will take you to Delhi airport for your onward flight.Meal: Breakfast
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