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The Harmandir Sahib, more popularly known as the Golden Temple is regarded as the most sacred pilgrimage site of the Sikh community. Harmandir Sahib literally means temple of Hari or the Supreme God. Golden temple's exterior is gold-plated and the structure stands in the middle of a square tank. Sikhs from all over the globe come here to pay respect to
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Guru Granth Sahib and take a dip in the Amrit Saras Kund for self purification. The shrine is not only symbolical of the doctrines of Sikhism but is also a symbol of strength for all Sikhs. Infact, doorways on all four sides of Golden temple indicates that it welcomes Sikhs of all the four castes.
   
   
ITINERARY

DURATION :7 Days / 6 Nights
PLACES COVERED : Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Delhi - Amritsar - Delhi

DAY 01 : ARRIVAL DELHI
Arrive Delhi, Meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.

DAY 02 : DELHI
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of New Delhi where ornate buildings recall the days when India was the Jewel in the crown of the British empire. Visit the 11th century Qutab Minar, India Gate and the grand government buildings, the President's House, Mahatama Gandhi Memorial, Also visit Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as Birla Temple. Later transfer to airport.

DAY 03 : DELHI / AGRA / JAIPUR
Early morning pick up from hotel & transfer to railway station to board the super fast air-conditioned train to Agra . Breakfast in the train, Arrive Agra in approx. 02 hours & visit the magnificient Taj Mahal - one of the seven wonders of the world surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created.

20,000 men labored for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife Also visit the Agra fort - the rusty and majestic red-sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Am (hall of public audience), a colonnaded hall of red-sandstone with a throne alcove of inlaid marble at the back, the Emperor heard public petitions.

At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded Peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms& enjoy a lavish buffet lunch in a 5* hotel in Agra. After lunch drive to Jaipur enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri-a perfectly preserved red sandstone "ghost town" which was the estranged capital of mughal emperor Akbar, built in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed. Arrive Jaipur & transfer to Hotel. Night stay in Jaipur.

DAY 04 : JAIPUR / DELHI
After a leisurely breakfast, visit the majestic Amber Fort, is one that cannot be easily described. Ride up on Elephants to the former capital of the royals set against the backdrop of the wooded hills.

Later visit the City Palace, Palace of Winds also known as Hawa Mahal, this elaborate building, now little more than a fašade, is encrusted with delicate screens and carved balconies from which the royal ladies, confined to their quarters, could sneak views of the outside world. Past, present and future merge at Jai Singh's observatory, where time has been accurately measured since the 17th century. Evening transfer to railway station to board the air conditioned train to Delhi, Dinner in the train, Arrive Delhi & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.

DAY 05 : DELHI / AMRITSAR
Early morning pick up from hotel & transfer to railway station to board the superfast air-conditioned train to Amritsar . Breakfast in the train, arrive Amritsar and transfer to hotel. Evening visit Wagah Border to watch Border Retreat Ceremony.

The pageant of the beating of the retreat and the change of guard within handshaking distance of the Indian and Pakistani forces here makes the most charming of the spectacles as a daily evening drill. Ascertain the timings before you leave to see this spectacle since these are changed seasonally. Wagha is the only land border open between Pakistan and India. Night stay in Amritsar.

DAY 06 : AMRITSAR / DELHI
Morning visit Golden Temple -is the most sacred temple for Sikhs. It is a symbol of the magnificence and strength of the Sikh people all over the world. In the evolution of the Darbar Sahib, is entwined the history and ideology of Sikhism. In its architecture are included, symbols associated with other places of worship. This is an example of the spirit of tolerance and acceptance that the Sikh philosophy propounds.

Also visit Jallianwala Bagh- Martyrs' Memmorial built in the shape of eternal flame of liberty is situated on the outskirts of Golden Temple. Here about 1500 and 2000 persons who were attending a peaceful meeting during the freedom movement fell under the bullets of the British General Dyer on 13 April 1919 and the city of Amritsar.

Afternoon transfer to railway station to board the train back to Delhi. Arrive Delhi and transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.

DAY 07 : DEPARTURE
Transfer to airport to board the onward flight.

 
 
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