Arrive Amritsar either by train or flight, our representative will assist and transfer to the hotel. The next day enjoy your city tour with the blessings of Golden Temple, historical Jallianwala Bagh where in the year 1919, British soldiers opened fire on an unarmed forbidden gathering, killing hundreds of civilians and Summer Palace Museum. Evening witness Flag Retreat Ceremony at Baga border before you conclude your sightseeing tour. On your last day, you will be transferred to the airport or railway station for your onward journey. (B)
Day 01: Delhi - Amritsar (TBA)
Arrive Amritsar either by train or flight. On arrival, our executive will meet you and would provide you with a transfer to your designated hotel. A home to the most sacred shrine, ‘The Golden Temple’ and the most important holy place. The Golden Temple is the cradle of Amritsar with the city growing around it nurtured by its divine sanctity. It has four doorways and gorgeously decorated arches, reflecting influences of Hindu and Muslim styles of architecture, with the temple standing in the middle of a tank, exudes tremendous architectural brilliance.
Day 02: Amritsar
Morning after breakfast start with guided sightseeing tour visiting the most sacred shrine, ‘The Golden Temple’ Your guide will offer insight about the carefully choreographed ceremony before heading to the Golden Temple, considered the Sikhs’ spiritual and cultural centre. Amritsar, meaning ‘pool of nectar,’ was founded in 1579 by Guru Ram Das – the fourth Guru of the Sikh religion. Learn about his son and the next Sikh guru, Arjun Dev, who built the famous and important shrine. At the Golden Temple, set amid a pool of holy water, visitors and devotees from all faiths are welcome. You'll get a glimpse of the Sikh temple tradition of offering daily Guru-Ka-Langar – a free, community meal that began in the 16th century. As you watch the community kitchen feed up to 10,000 people, learn about this Sikh principle of equality and the practice of eating together. Next, we visit the Jallianwala Bagh, a public garden within the city and the site of a notorious massacre of Indians under British rule in 1919. Amid today’s pleasant park atmosphere, learn more about the tragedy of the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre and the Indian freedom struggle that ensued. Then we travel to Wagah Border to watch the lowering of the flags ceremony, which takes place each evening before sunset. Also referred to as the ‘Beating Retreat border ceremony on the international level,’ this daily military ritual has been practiced by both India and Pakistan – the Border Security Force and the Pakistan Rangers – since 1959. Witness the brash parade of soldiers from both sides of the Wagah border, which once served as the only road linking the two countries. Watch as the infantrymen stand at attention and the border’s iron gates are opened as the two nations’ flags are lowered in perfect unison with the setting sun. The spectacle ends with the folding of flags, followed by a curt handshake between opposing soldiers and the closing of the gates. (B)
Day 03: Amritsar - Delhi (By Train: Shatabdi Express ETD 1840 Hrs / ETA 2110 Hrs)
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast trip to Amritsar railway station to board the train to Delhi. On arrival, our executive will meet you and would provide you with a transfer to your designated hotel. Overnight at Delhi. (B)
02 nights hotel accommodation, meals as specified, sightseeing and transfer by private car with driver, local English speaking tour guide and monument charges.