Golden Triangle and Golden Temple (Amritsar)

Golden Triangle & Golden Tour (Amritsar) Tour

Duration: 9 Days/8 Nights

Places of Interest: Delhi – Agra – Jaipur - Amritsar

The Golden Triangle tour is a wonderful introduction to India as it combines history, culture, heritage sites and colourful elements of North India. The tour gives you opportunities to explore the narrow bylanes and bustling bazaars of Old Delhi; some of the Mughal architectural wonders of Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar and Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi; the massive Rajput forts and palaces in “Pink City” Jaipur; and the monumental Agra Fort and the famed mausoleum of love, the Taj Mahal in Agra.

We also add extra sights that are usually not included in standard tour itineraries. For example, we include opportunities to visit the stepwells and experience hand block printing in Jaipur. Should you wish to experience either a walking, bicycle or food tour or a special interest in art and crafts, do let us know and we can further customize your itinerary!

This particular Golden Triangle tour is packaged with the city of Amritsar in Punjab where you’ll be visiting the glorious Golden Temple, the holiest shrine of Sikhism and other points of interests in the city as well as experiencing the rousing Wagah border (India-Pakistan) ceremony amongst partisan yet fun crowds.

Best time to travel: October - March

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Day 01: Arrival in Delhi

On your arrival at Delhi International Airport, you will be greeted by our representative who will assist you to transfer to your hotel.

Check in hotel and overnight stay in Delhi.

Day 02: Tour of Old Delhi

Experience the narrow bylanes and bustling bazaars of Old Delhi on foot or rickshaw, and explore Delhi's magnificent red sandstone monument, Red Fort.

Red Fort, Old Delhi

Key places of interests:

  • Jama Masjid
  • Chandni Chowk
  • Red Fort
  • City landmarks (India Gate, President's House, Parliament House)
  • Raj Ghat (memorial to Mahatma Gandhi)

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 03: Tour of New Delhi (B)

Visit key UNESCO World Heritage sites in New Delhi.

Humayun's Tomb

Key places of interests:

  • Qutub Minar (the world's tallest brick minaret)
  • Humayun's Tomb (the last refuge of Mughal Emperor Humayun)
  • Bahai Lotus Temple

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 04: Drive to Agra (3 hours) (B)

Upon arrival in Agra, check in at hotel. In the late afternoon, visit Agra Fort and its Hall of Public Audience and Royal Pavilions. The fort was the seat and stronghold of the Mughal Empire under successive generations (Akhbar, Shah Jahan, Aurangzeb).

Agra Fort

Key places of interests:

  • Agra Fort

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 05: Sunrise visit of Taj Mahal and drive to Jaipur (B)

Take in the stunning sight of the lavish Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The epitome of Mughal art and one of the most famous buildings in the world, Emperor Shah Jahan had this monument constructed in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, with whom he fell in love at first sight.

A sunrise visit to Taj Mahal frees you from the crowds and heat during daytime.

Taj Mahal

Return to hotel for breakfast, after which drive to Jaipur (4.5 hours). Visit Fatehpur Sikri en route to Jaipur.

Fatehpur Sikri was a deserted red sandstone city built by Emperor Akhbar as his capital and palace (only 10 years) in the late 16th century. It was abandoned soon after it was built when the local wells went dry and it remains today in much the same condition that it was over 300 years ago. It is complete with palaces and mosques and still in near perfect condition.

Key places of interests:

  • Taj Mahal
  • Fatehpur Sikri

Upon arrival in Jaipur, check in at hotel and overnight stay.

Day 06: Tour of 'Pink City' Jaipur (B)

Jaipur was established by Maharaja Jai Singh II (1693-1743) and painted pink by Maharaja Man Singh II when Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, visited Jaipur in 1876. The royal heritage of Jaipur lives in its architecture and culture. The ‘Pink City’ is symbolic of the hospitality that reigns in the Rajput culture.

Amer Fort

Key places of interests:

  • Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds - facade only)
  • Amer Fort
  • Jantar Mantar (largest stone observatory in the world)
  • City Palace

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 07: Visit stepwells and Anokhi Museum of Hand Block Printing (B)

Explore a few Rajasthani stepwells (some actually date back to 8th and 9th centuries) where pilgrims were said to have found comfort in quenching their thirst and finding a resting spot on the steps of those deep and large wells  after their long travels.

After exploring the stepwells, visit the Anokhi Museum of Hand Block Printing, a museum-cum-gallery that exhibits the oldest art form of Rajasthani art at its very best.

Chand Baori. Pic credit:

Key places of interests:

  • Chand Baori Stepwell
  • Panna Meena Kund
  • Anokhi Museum of Hand Block Printing

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 08: Fly from Jaipur to Amritsar and experience Wagah (India-Pakistan) border ceremony (B)

Transfer to Jaipur Airport for flight departure to Amritsar, Punjab. Upon arrival in Amritsar, check in hotel.

Evening excursion to Wagah (India-Pakistan border) to witness an interesting “Beating Retreat” flag lowering ceremony. This ceremony typically conducted at sunset to partisan crowds cheering on the Border Security Forces and Rangers as they present arms with much rousing, each side trying to outdo each other.

Wagah Border Ceremony

Key places of interests:

  • Wagah Border Ceremony

Return to Amritsar and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 09: Tour of Golden Temple and flight departure for onward journey home (B)

Visit Golden Temple at sunrise. The Golden Temple is the holiest shrine of Sikhism. Located right in the heart of Amritsar, the stunning golden architecture of the temple and the daily langar (community kitchen) attract a large number of visitors and devotees each day.

Return to hotel for breakfast, after which, enjoy a tour of the Old City of Amritsar on foot or rickshaw and visit other focal points of interests in the city (Jallianwala Bagh, Partition Museum, Ram Bagh Gardens).

Golden Temple

Key places of interests:

  • Golden Temple
  • Old City
  • Jallianwala Bagh & Partition Museum

In the evening, transfer to Amritsar Airport for onward journey home.

***End of Tour***

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