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Amritsar - 4 days

Home to the world famous Golden Temple and the seat of the Sikh religion, Amritsar is one of the Punjab’s principal cities. Built in 1803 and made of marble, copper and pure leaf gold, the temple is an amazing architectural feat.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates

Trip Highlights

The iconic and stunning Golden Temple
Wagah - road border crossing between India and Pakistan
Jallianwalan Bagh - public gardens

Included

Return train journey from Delhi to Amritsar
Amritsar and Wagah excursion
Services of English-speaking Indian guides for all scheduled sightseeing
3 nights standard accommodation (superior and deluxe available on request) including breakfast
Entrance fees applicable to excursions

Not Included

International flights and visas
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
Laundry, drinks, items of a personal nature

Itinerary

Day 1

Delhi

Delhi - Amritsar. Early morning transfer to the railway station to board the Shatabdi Express train to Amritsar (air-conditioned chair car). You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel. Afternoon is at leisure.
Overnight: Amritsar

Day 2

Amritsar & the Golden Temple

Amritsar is one of Punjab’s principal cities and is renowned for it’s world famous Golden Temple, the seat of Sikh religion built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh in 1803. The religion’s adherents don’t cut their hair. The men are easily identified by their turbans, beards and silver bracelets; the women by their salwaar kameez, a dress-and pants combination that has become popular through India.

This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of the historic Amritsar, including the Golden Temple and Jallianwala Bagh. Amritsar’s main attraction - the beautiful Golden Temple, is made of white marble, bronze and gold leaf. To enter the temple, you must don a traditional headscarf, wade through a shallow pool (a purification ritual) and merge with the mass of bodies that circle the embankment around the holy structure.

The lower half of the Golden Temple is covered with marble and the upper with copper, overlaid with pure gold leaf, thus the name “The Golden Temple”. The Golden Temple has four entrances and the walls are inlaid with semi-precious stones in floral patterns, frescoes and glasswork.

Situated on the northwestern border of India, the city is also gateway for the travellers on the overland route through Pakistan. The Jallianwala Bagh is a particularly sacred place for all Indians today, as it is associated with a poignant episode in India’s freedom struggle. Besides a thriving industry, Punjab is also known for handicrafts and handlooms. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight: Amritsar  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Wagah Border - pomp & performance

Enjoy a free morning to relax or explore Amritsar independently. This afternoon travel approximately 28km to Wagah, which is the only border crossing between India and Pakistan. Visiting Wagah is an interesting experience especially at sunset when the ‘Retreat’ ceremony takes place with the BSF on the Indian Side of the Border. The changing of the guards and the ceremonial lowering of the flags ceremony is carried out with great pomp.
Overnight: Amritsar  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Amritsar to Delhi

Amritsar - Delhi. Free time in the day to do your own thing - sightsee, shop or simply relax and soak up the atmosphere. In the evening you will be transferred to the railway station to board your train to Delhi, arriving shortly before midnight. You will be met upon arrival and transferred to airport for your onward flight.

Please Note: Before securing your international flights, please contact us so to re-confirm the exact train arrival and departure times for this holiday. Extra accommodation in Delhi can be arranged for you upon request.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are ‘per person’, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. The single supplement price needs to be added to the twin/double price if single rooms are required. If travelling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply.

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Amritsar - 4 days
USD $985
USD $520

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Delhi
Ends
Delhi
Departs
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
Standard, Superior or Deluxe
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 3
Visiting
Countries
Updated
1st March 2017