Golden Triangle with Amritsar

Golden Temple A tangible place of spirituality, The Harmandir Sahab known commonly as The Golden Temple, is the holiest shrine for Sikhs. It is located in the vibrant city of Amritsar in Punjab. The aura of the temple connects the soul to the immense world of spirituality. People from different backgrounds come here to soak their body, mind and soul in the sacred feeling of devotion. The temple is ideally located in the middle of a lake offering it a stunning look. The enchanting music in the temple makes the surrounding divine and uplifts the spirits of the people listening to it.


A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

  • DAY 01

    Arrive Delhi



    Arrive by International flight, after traditional Indian style ‘Swagat’ (Welcome) by Exceptional Escapes representative, he would assist you at the airport & transfer to hotel for check in.

    Delhi takes pride in being the capital of the country for many dynasties. It is in fact a city wrapped in legend, where time flows differently, and where every moment becomes a moment of history. A vibrant melting pot, it encapsulates two very different worlds, the 'old' and the 'new', each representing delectably different experiences. Come experience it...

    Overnight Hotel – Delhi

  • DAY 02

    Delhi - Amritsar (Amritsar SHTBDI @ 0720/ 1335 Hrs A/C Chair Class)


    Morning transfer to New Delhi railway station to board the train to Amritsar. Upon arrival, after traditional Indian style ‘Swagat’ (Welcome) by Exceptional Escapes representative, he would assist you at the airport & transfer to hotel for check in.

    Amritsar known for its Golden Temple, the most revered and sacred shrine of the Sikhs. Literary it means Pool of Nectar. Devotees from all sects of life irrespective of their caste and creed come here to pray. Inside the temple is the Guru Granth Sahib, the Holy Book of the Sikhs, and the 24 hr running kitchen, which feeds about 10,000 pilgrims every day and is run on a voluntary basis. Nearby is Jallianwala Bagh.

    Later visit Wagha Border; is located at a distance of 28 Kilometres from Amritsar. It is the only border crossing between India and Pakistan. It is an army outpost to protect check intrusion from Pakistan and prevents any Indian from going to Pakistan. Special buses and taxes from Amritsar take the tourists to Wagah Border. En route Wagha the tourist chance upon seeing some of the most fertile lands of Amritsar.

    Observe and experience the evening witness closing ceremony of Granth Sahib, Sikh holy book being carried to its night lodging by a palanquin at Golden Temple.

    Overnight Hotel - Amritsar (B)

  • DAY 03

    Amritsar - Delhi (Swarna SHATABDI @ 1650 /2305 Hrs)


    Golden Temple: Golden Temple is the seat of the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee, the religious governing body of the Sikhs. The building of the Akal Takht was begun by Guru Arjan Dev and completed in 1609 by Guru Hargobind.

    Jallianwala Bagh; (now a Memorial), where during the British rule in India, General Dyer opened fire on innocent people on 13th April 1919. The place is now a National Monument and its walls still bear the bullet marks of the tragedy.

    Rest of the Day at leisure for independent activities.

    Intime transfer to railway station to board the train to Delhi.

    Overnight Hotel – Delhi (B)

  • DAY 04

    Delhi


    Post breakfast start your day with a private guided city of Old Delhi

    Old Delhi:

    Raj Ghat, memorial to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. It is a simple black marble platform that marks the spot of his cremation20on 31 January 1948. Continue the 17th century walled city of Shah Jahanabad, the great Jama Masjid, the principal mosque of Old Delhi. Built in the year 1656 AD by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, it is the largest & best known mosque in India.

    Experience the rickshaw ride ‘a friendly local guides takes you through the bustling streets for an authentic glimpse of the ‘walled city’ in the heart of Delhi. As you travel by foot and rickshaw, explore KhariBaoli, Spice Market, Visit a Sikh temple & admire historical land mark and more…

    Post lunch Continue private guided tour of

    New Delhi:

    Drive past India Gate, and memorial built in the year 1931 to commemorate the Indian soldiers who died in the World War I & the Afghan Wars. The names of the soldiers who died in these wars are inscribed on the walls.

    President's House, the official residence of the President of India, built in the year 1931. Until 1950 it was known as Viceroy's House & served as the residence of the Governor-General of British India.

    Humayun's Tomb, memorial of Mughal Emperor Humayun, built in the year 1562. The complex is a World Heritage Site & the first example of this type of Mughal architecture in India.

    Qutub Minar built in the year 1206 by Qutub-ud-din Aibek. It is the tallest (72m) brick minaret in the world, an important example of Indo-Islamic Architecture. QutubMinar& its monuments are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Enjoy rest of the free time enjoy light sightseeing of Delhi & shopping at some High end Fashion stores of South Delhi – One of the most happening places of Delhi. Visit Craft Emporiums etc with our shopping expert.

    Overnight Hotel – Delhi (B)

  • DAY 05

    Delhi – Jaipur (Drive 262 Kms / 5-6 Hrs)


    Post breakfast driven to Jaipur: popularly known as Pink City, the flamboyant & colourful capital of Rajasthan. With its rich & colourful past, resplendent with tales of velour & bravery, it is now one of the most important heritage cities in India. The city was founded in the year 1728 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber. It remains the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe, through nine rectangular sectors.

    Rest of the day at leisure to explore the local market of PINK City.

    Overnight Hotel – Jaipur (B)

  • DAY 06

    Jaipur


    Post breakfast private guided sightseeing of PINK City, Jaipur
    Start your day with an exciting adventure overwhelming experience of elephant ride at Amber Fort, the palace complex which stands to this date was commenced under the reign of Raja Man Singh.
    City Palace a perfect blend of Rajasthani & Mughal architecture. The centre of the palace is a seven-storied building called Chandra Palace, with fine views over the gardens & the city.
    Jantar Mantar (Solar Observatory) an astronomical treasure house, with solar devices that give accurate predictions till date.
    Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), a five-storied structure of pink sandstone. It was built in the year 1799 so that veiled royal women could peer down the busy street market unseen by the world through its 593 stoneJharokas (mini windows).
    Post Lunch day at leisure to explore the local market of PINK City.
    Overnight Hotel – Jaipur (B)

  • DAY 07

    Jaipur – Abhaneri (96 Kms / 1:30 Hrs Approx)
    Agra via FatehpurSikri (Drive 260 km - 6 hours)


    Post breakfast drive to Abhaneri; a great historical site of the 7th Century Step well or “Bawri”, which is a unique invention of the natives. It is one of India's largest step wells and is located in front of the Harshat Mata Temple, an ancient 7th Century Sun Temple.
    Enjoy a camel ride through Abhaneri Village, visit to the onsite farm & experience the traditional village life from close quarter, followed by a traditional lunch.
    Continue driven to Agra, en route a private guide visit to FatehpurSikri (Ghost Capital), the political capital of India's Mughal Empire under Akbar's reign, from the year 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned, ostensibly due to lack of water. Also visit Emperor Akbar's Residential complex, Mosque &Tomb of Salim Chisti.
    Continue drive to Agra: beautifully situated on the banks of river Yamuna. It achieved prominence as the capital of the Mughal Emperors from the year 1526 to 1628, remains major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era monuments, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Fatehpur Sikri, all three are UNESCO World Heritage sites.
    Post Lunch guided city of Agra
    Agra Fort, taken over from the Lodhis by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the late 16th century. The Fort can be more accurately described as a walled palatial city. It was built from red sandstone, often inlaid with white marble & intricate decorations.
    Rest of the day leisure to explore local market and famous inlay marble art work of Agra.
    Overnight Hotel – Agra (B)

  • DAY 08

    Agra – Delhi (Drive 220 Kms 4-5 Hrs Approx)
    Delhi Departure


    Start your day with a guided visit “Symbol of eternal LOVE Taj Mahal” at dawn (Closed on Friday), which stands on the banks of River Yamuna.
    It was built by the 5th Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan in the year 1631 in memory of his wife, MumtazMahal. It was completed in 22 years.
    Post breakfast driven to Delhi en route visiting Sikandara, Akbar's tomb. His son Jahangir completed the construction of the tomb in the year 1613.
    Enjoy rest of the free time enjoy light sightseeing of Delhi & shopping at some High end Fashion stores of South Delhi – One of the most happening places of Delhi. Visit Craft Emporiums etc with our shopping expert.
    In time transfer to international airport to board flight for onward journey taking back a wonderful holiday experience Tour Concludes: Exceptional Escapes Manager will assist you with your transfer to the airport for boarding onward flight.

Inclusions

  1. Accommodation for 2 night in Deluxe cottages on twin sharing basis
  2. Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  3. Complementary Facilities / Amenities are:
  4. Billiards/ Snooker
    Swimming Pool
    Tennis Courts
    Tribal Archery
    Badminton
    Camel Cart
    Cycling

Exclusions

  1. GST @ 5.0%
  2. Air/Train fare
  3. Anything not mentioned under the head inclusions.
  4. Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary / stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, road blocks and / or any factors beyond control.
  5. The tariff does not include barbeque and activities

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