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Golden Triangle and Amritsar

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Duration: 8D/7N

 

Destinations Covered: Amritsar - Delhi - Agra - Jaipur

 

The Golden Triangle program is a wonderful introduction to India especially for first-time visitors to this land of contrasts. The program combines history, culture, heritage sites and colourful elements of North India, giving you opportunities to explore 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, the monumental Agra Fort and the famed mausoleum of love, the Taj Mahal in Agra.

 

Combining this program with Amritsar gives you the opportunity to visit the Golden Temple, a sacred Sih temple of which you will be awestruck by its beauty. This program also provides the experience of travelling on Indian Railways from Amritsar to Delhi.

 

The Golden Triangle program can also be packaged with other cities, for instance, Golden Triangle with Ranthambhore, Golden Triangle with Rajasthan, Golden Triangle with Varanasi or Golden Triangle with Khajuraho.

 

Best time to travel: October - March

 

For trip customisation, pricing query and bookings, email us at hello@crimsonasia.my.

Program

Day 01   Arrival in Amritsar

 

Meeting assistance on your arrival at International airport and transfer to hotel.

 

Day 02: Amritsar (B)

 

In the morning, pay your respects to the shining and magnificent Golden Temple, a sacred Sikh temple and the spiritual and cultural centre for the Sikh religion. Next, visit the Community Kitchen where 10,000 pilgrims are fed for free every day, and Jallianwala Bagh, a memorial that commemorates the innocent people who were killed during the independence movement of India. Later, we visit the beautiful Ram Bagh Gardens. 

 

--Golden Temple: The Golden Temple Amritsar India (Sri Harimandir Sahib Amritsar) is not only a central religious place of the Sikhs, but also a symbol of human brotherhood and equality. Everybody, irrespective of cast, creed or race can seek spiritual solace and religious fulfilment without any hindrance. It also represents the distinct identity, glory and heritage of the Sikhs. When you walk into the temple you will be awestruck by the beauty of it all. It will be a spiritually-uplifting experience.  

 

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--Community Kitchen (Guru Ram Das Langar): Community Kitchen (Guru Ram Das Langar) at the Golden Temple is the term used in the Sikh religion or in Punjab in general for common kitchen/canteen where food is served in a Gurdwara to all visitors for free. At the langar, only vegetarian food is served, to ensure that all people, regardless of their dietary restrictions, can eat as equals.

 

--Jallianwala Bagh: Jallianwala Bagh is a sprawling memory of the great tragedy, which evokes the patriotic spirit in every Indian. It was here, that the worst massacre in the entire history of Indian freedom struggle took place in the year 1919. To commemorate the murder of innocent people, a memorial was constructed at the site of the gruesome killings. The memorial also preserves the portion of the wall with pellet marks along with the well. 

 

--Ram Bagh Gardens: Ram Bagh Garden attracts a lot of tourists every year, owing to the enormous natural beauty it encompasses. It used to be the summer palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780-1839) in the past. The garden is built in the model of Shalimar gardens in Lahore. It has a huge collection of plants and trees, some of them very rarely found anywhere else. It is rich in natural beauty, with the splendors untarnished by any outside factor. It stands out for its collection of rare coniferous trees, herbal plants and water channels set with fountains and golden fish. At one end of the garden, one can see a lively statue of the king seated on a horse. 

 

Overnight stay in hotel.

 

Day 03: Amritsar – Delhi (Train Swarna Shatabdi at 1650/2305 Hrs) (B)

 

Morning at leisure. After lunch, departure transfer to railway station to board the train for Delhi.

 

Meeting assistance on your arrival at Delhi railway station and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

 

Overnight stay in Hotel.

 

Day 04: Delhi (B)

 

After breakfast, start your program with a visit to Old Delhi to see Jama Masjid and then get a unique glance at local life by exploring the bustling local bazaar of Chandni Chowk on rickshaw. Pass by Red Fort before driving on to New Delhi for Qutub Minar. Continue to Raj Ghat, drive along the city landmark of India Gate, President's House, Parliament House & Government Secretariat Buildings and stop for photo opportunity there. Finish today with an insight into the local religion at a colorful Hindu Temple- Laxmi Narayan Temple.

 

--Jama Masjid: India's largest mosque and the centerpiece of Old Delhi, this colossal place of worship was commissioned by Shah Jahan, builder of the Taj Mahal. Capable of holding some 85,000 worshippers, the view from the mosque's minaret (open to the public) is one of the finest available views of the chaos of Old Delhi.

 

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--Chandni Chowk: The largest trading center of North India and there are a number of by-lanes in Chandni Chowk Market, each specializing in a particular field. For example, the parathewali gali is famous for its delicious parathas, the textile lane for its textiles and so on.

 

--Red Fort: Emperor Shah Jahan built Delhi's most magnificent monument. In 1638 Shahjahan shifted the Mughal empire's capital from Agra to Delhi. Construction of the fort began in 1639 and completed in 1648. The name Red Fort comes from the massive red sandstone walls that surround it.

 

--Raj Ghat: a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi is a simple black marble platform that marks the spot of his cremation on 31 January 1948. It is left open to the sky while an eternal flame burns perpetually at one end.

 

--Qutub Minar: Built in the early 13th Century, it is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Qutab-ud-Din Aibak, Muhammad Ghori’s chief general and Turkish slave laid the foundation of the world’s tallest brick minaret with a height of 72.5 meters (237.8 ft). It tapers from 2.75 meters in diameter at its peak to 14.32 meters at its base.

 

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Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 05: Delhi – Agra (Drive 210 Kms – 04 Hours) (B)

 

After breakfast check out from hotel and proceed for sightseeing of Delhi which includes Lotus temple and Humayun’s Tomb.  

 

--Lotus temple is a Bahá’í house of worship and the reason why it is popularly known as the Lotus Temple is its flower-like shape. The temple is set amongst nine pools and gardens which gives the impression of a floating half-open lotus flower surrounded by its outspread leaves. There is an Information Centre of the temple – the gallery shows the history of the Bahai faith, its philosophy and the socio-economic development activities undertaken by Bahais around the world – an exhibition in the form of photo panels, written texts and films.

Note: Lotus Temple is closed on Monday.  

 

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--Humayun’s Tomb is the last refuge of the Mughal Emperor Humayun. Located in the eastern part of Dehli, Humayun’s tomb is one of the best-preserved Mughal monuments.  This spellbinding mausoleum is the first example of Mughal architecture in India. After a century from its construction Humayun’s tomb inspired the construction of the more famous Taj Mahal.

 

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Later drive to Agra. Lunch would be en route. Upon arrival check in at hotel in Agra.

 

Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 06: Agra – Jaipur (Drive 240 Kms – 05 Hours)

 

Early morning, take in the stunning sight of the lavish Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Taj Mahal was built by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaj Mahal. Later, return to the hotel for breakfast, then visit Agra Fort (Fort and Palace) situated on the West Bank of the river Jamuna.

 

Note: Taj Mahal is closed on Friday.

 

--Taj Mahal:  As one of the wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal is the epitome of Mughal art and one of the most famous buildings in the world. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan had this monument constructed in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, with whom he fell in love at first sight. This grandeur of white marble changes colors at different time as it reflects sunlight. The best time to visit Taj Mahal is at sunset and sunrise time. 

--Taj Mahal at Sunrise: An early morning visit to Taj Mahal frees you from the crowds and heat during daytime.

 

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--Agra Fort:  This powerful fortress of red sandstone encompasses, within its 2.5-km-long enclosure walls, the imperial city of the Mughal rulers. It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.   

 

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After lunch drive to Jaipur, upon arrival check in at hotel.

 

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

 

Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 07: Jaipur (B)

 

After breakfast, visit hillside Amber Fort on a jeep ride and the Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors). Drive back to Jaipur and stop at the façade of the famous Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds). Continue to the City Palace Museum & Jantar Mantar-the largest stone observatory in the world. Drive through the pink rose residential & business areas before you are escorted back to the hotel.

 

--Amber Fort: Considered as one of the best hilltops fort in India which makes it a major tourist spot in Indi. This fort is a typical example for Rajput's life style in Rajasthan and it has a unique artistic style which combines both Hindu and Muslim elements. The ascend to the fort by jeep ride is full of unbeatable view and fun.

 

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--Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Palace): It is the most famous and beautiful part of Amber Fort. The walls and ceiling of this hall is carved with beautiful paintings and flowers and that too made with pure glass. The reason why this hall was made by glass because in ancient days the queen was not allowed to sleep in open air but she loved to see the stars shining. So, the king ordered his architects to make something which could solve the purpose. The most stunning thing about this hall is that if someone burns two candles, then the reflection converts that small light into a thousand of stars.

 

--City Palace Museum: Built by Maharaja Jai Singh II in the early 18th century, the monolithic City Palace is an architectural feather in the delightful cap of Jaipur. A haunt where the Royal family had stayed for centuries, the palace today is a much-visited tourist spot in the region.

 

--Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace): Also called "Palace of Winds", it is an example of beautiful ancient architecture that is situated in Jaipur.

 

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--Jantar Mantar: It is the largest stone observatory in world that still in service today. It is the most significant, most comprehensive, and the best preserved of India’s historic observatories. UNESCO transcribed the site to the World Heritage List in 2010.

 

Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 08: Jaipur – Departure (B)

 

In time departure transfer to airport to board the flight for onward journey.

 

***Program Ends***

 

Inclusions:

--Entrance Fees

-- Activities

-- Accommodation in hotels on twin-sharing basis and breakfast.

-- Train fare from Amritsar to Delhi

-- Local English-speaking guide service

-- Meeting and assistance by local representatives

-- Private Transfers and Transport

 

Exclusions:

-- International flight.

-- Visa Fees

-- Travel Insurance

-- Meals unless stated above

-- Tipping

-- Personal expenses

-- Optional activities

-- Excess baggage charges

 

For queries/bookings for this tour, pls email us at hello@crimsonasia.my or Whatsapp +6012-2030624.

Enquiry/Booking

For queries/bookings for this tour, pls email us at hello@crimsonasia.my or Whatsapp +6012-2030624.

 

 

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