An excellent combination of historical sites with religious attractions, the Golden Triangle Tour with Amritsar is the perfect tour package for those who want to explore the vivid attractions of India. The tour comprises of Golden Triangle cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, along with the pilgrimage value of Golden Temple in Amritsar and patriotic touch of Wagah Border.
The journey starts from the holy city of Amritsar and ends at Delhi, after visiting the best monuments in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. The detailed tour itinerary is described below: Day 01: Arrive Amritsar
On the first day of the Golden Triangle Tour, arrive at Amritsar Airport. Our representative will be waiting for you at the airport and will transfer you to your hotel.
Amritsar is the representative of the Sikh culture in India. Dotted with innumerable temples and Gurudwaras, this city shows the ethics and culture of the Sikh. After checking in to your hotel, enjoy your dinner and enjoy a comfortable night stay.
Day 02: Amritsar
On the second day, enjoy a heartily breakfast in your hotel before starting Amritsar Sightseeing. Our first destination will be the world famous Golden Temple, the most prominent shrine for the Sikh Community. Also known as Sri Harmandir Sahib or Darbar Sahib, the construction of this temple begun in year 1581. The upper half section of the temple is inlaid with copper covered by Gold Plate.
Every single day, millions of tourists visit this temple to take blessings of the God. A large Langar (free food) is organized in the temple every day, where around one lakh people enjoy food. Golden Temple is not just a temple with beautiful architecture and immense religious value, this temple depicts the beliefs of Sikh Community that always remain available to help mankind.
After visiting Golden Temple, we will enter a restaurant to enjoy a delicious lunch. Don't forget to enjoy tasty Punjabi food. Post lunch, the journey continues.
Next destination is Jallianwala Bagh, the garden that played an important role in the freedom struggle of India. On 13th April, 1919, General Dyer ordered a massacre on the innocent people having a meeting in the Jallianwala Bagh. Over a thousand people died and thousands were injured in this massacre. Pay a tribute to the martyrs by visiting the place that ignited the freedom fight in Punjab.
Next, we will visit the Wagah Border, the last frontier between the borders of India and Pakistan. A Change of Guard ceremony, popularly known as the Beating Retreat, takes place every evening, which is a sight-worth-watching.
Return to your hotel for your dinner and overnight stay.
Day 03: Amritsar - Delhi - Agra
Enjoy your breakfast in the hotel and then check out to catch your train for Delhi. Our driver will transfer you to the railway station and will arrange your train journey. Upon reaching to Delhi, our driver will pick you up from the railway station. We will enter a restaurant to enjoy lunch.
Post lunch, drive towards Agra via Yamuna Expressway. Complete the journey in less than three hours. Upon arrival to Agra, check into your hotel and rest for some time. Remaining of your day is free for your own activities. You may wander in the streets of Agra to enjoy a breathtaking view and buying souvenirs. You may also visit the Handicraft Emporium to explore and buy fine handicrafts. Overnight stay in your hotel in Agra.
Day 04: Agra
Get up early in the morning and head straight to Taj Mahal to enjoy a Sunrise View of the Taj. Stand in the Mehtab Bagh and let the Taj appear as the first ray of the Sun hit the crystal white monument. This scene is quoted as one of the most beautiful views in the world. Thousands of tourists gather the site to enjoy this scenic view.
Taj Mahal is the zenith of love and beauty in the whole world. Counted among the Seven Wonders of the World, the beautiful monument was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal who died while giving birth to their 14th child. As per the last wish of the Emperor, the graves of Mumtaj Mahal and Shah Jahan rest in peace in the center chamber of the Taj.
The symmetrical building is guarded by 4 huge minarets located on each corner. The backyard of Taj Mahal makes the whole settings quite soothing as the cool breeze passing over River Yamuna fills your heart with joy.
After spending some time here, return to your hotel for breakfast. The journey continues post breakfast.
Next destination is Agra Fort, the gigantic fort located at a short distance from Taj Mahal. The fort was built as the capital of the Mughal Empire and served the purpose for many centuries. Post-Independence, the fort was converted into a royal museum showcasing the belongings of the erstwhile kingdom.
Next, visit Baby Taj, or the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula. It is a religious place with equally beautiful architecture. Since it replicates the Taj Mahal, but smaller than that in size, it's popularly known as Baby Taj.
Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 05: Agra - Jaipur
Checkout from your hotel and drive towards Jaipur, en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri.
Fatehpur Sikri is an ancient town established by Mughal Emperor Akbar as his capital. The town was hit by a severe draught, forcing the emperor to shift is capital to Agra. The remains of the majestic monuments can still be found here.
Continue driving towards Jaipur and check into your hotel upon arrival. Overnight say in your hotel in Jaipur.
Day 06: Jaipur
After breakfast, enjoy a full-day sightseeing tour to Jaipur.
Jaipur, the capital of the Indian State of Rajasthan, is popularly known as the Pink City as all the buildings in the city are painted in pink. The city has an important role in the history of India and is often called the most culturally-rich city in the world.
Start your journey from Amber Fort, a hilltop fort located 11km from Jaipur. You may ride an elephant to reach atop the hill. There are gardens, museums, courtyards, temples and halls built by the Rajput Rulers to make this fort the most powerful and richest fort in India.
Enjoy a delicious lunch in a restaurant. Post lunch, visit City Palace, the residence of the former Royal Family of Rajasthan. A part of the palace is transformed into a museum and the other part serves as the residence of the royal family. You will find innumerable belongings of the erstwhile empire.
Next destination is Hawa Mahal, a crown-shaped monument built to provide the royal queens with a place to enjoy proceedings in the city without getting spotted by common men. Nearby is Jantar Mantar, a solar observatory used to calculate the positions of starts. It was built by King Sawai Jai Singh who was himself a great astronomer. The Jantar Mantar of Jaipur is largest of the five of its kinds in India.
After visiting these places, return to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 07: Jaipur – Delhi
After breakfast, checkout from your hotel and drive towards Delhi. Upon arrival to Delhi, enter a restaurant to enjoy your lunch.
Post lunch, we will enjoy a half-day sightseeing of Delhi, the National Capital of India. Start your journey from India Gate, the gigantic gate built to honor the Indian Martyrs. The names of those who sacrificed their lives while protecting their motherland are written on the gate.
Drive past Parliament House, Rashtrapati Bhavan (the residence of the President of India) and Red Fort, reach Laxmi Narayan Temple, a beautiful marble temple built by the rich Indian businessmen family Birlas. Next visit Raj Ghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi.
Post enjoying your dinner along with Indian Classical/Folk Dances, our driver will transfer you to Indira Gandhi International Airport where you may catch your flight back home.
Solanki India Trips thanks you for being a wonderful traveler and wishes you best for your next journeys.