This tour which is spread over three weeks has almost all the aspects of tourism covered. Golden Temple with North India Tour encompasses tourism like leisure, pilgrimage and wildlife. The tourist gets to see religious sites like the Golden Temple in Amritsar , and Hadimba temple in Manali, then The Taj Mahal in Agra and Corbett National Park in Rishikesh.
Duration: 20 Nights/21 Days
Destinations Covered: Delhi-Amritsar-Dalhousie-Dharamshala-Kasauli-Manali-Shimla-Mussoorie-Rishikesh-Haridwar-Corbett-Park-Delhi
1st Day : Arrival in Delhi .The representative of the tour receives the guests on their arrival in Delhi the National Capital of India. After being bestowed with a warm welcome the guest is escorted to the City Hotel for an overnight stay.
2nd Day : Sightseeing and Shopping in Delhi : The second day is spent in touring this vibrant city which coincidentally has been the premier city for rulers of ancient, medieval and modern India. The Red Fort , The Jama Masjid , The Purana Quila, The Raj Ghat , The Rashtrapati Bhawan , The India Gate , The Lotus Temple are some of the outstanding monuments encompassing both medieval and modern India. In the evening before the tourists check into the hotel for an overnight stay the tourists can go for shopping in its famous markets like Connaught Place , Karol Bagh etc..
3rd Day : Delhi -Amritsar Next day the tour proceeds to the holy city of Amritsar which is a home to the most important Sikh shrine -The Golden Temple . This principal Sikh Gurudwara is also called Harmandir Sahib or Darbar Sahib .The Golden Temple which was constructed in 1604 AD, houses the Guru Granth Sahib the eleventh Guru of Sikhism. After paying obeisance at Golden Temple , the visitor is free to visit other religious shrines existing in the city .
4th Day : Amritsar site seeing- Apart from Golden Temple, Jalianwala Bagh and Wagah Border are the other top tourist sites of Amritsar. Jallianwala Bagh reminds the humanity of one of the worst massacres the world has ever witnessed . On April 13, 1919 , Reginald Dyer , the British Army Brigadier , ordered his soldiers to fire on thousands of unarmed people who had gathered for a protest meeting against the oppressive policies pursued by the then British Government against the Indians . In this mad shooting spree it is believed that over 1000 innocent people lost their lives. The number of the wounded people stood at an alarming figure of 2000. The bullet marks of this brazen act of General Dyer can still be seen on the walls of the Park .
The Wagah Border between India and Pakistan is a great place to visit in the evening for the flag lowering ceremony by the soldiers of both the nations .The overnight stay is at the Hotel.
5th Day: Amritsar-Dalhousie On the fifth day The Golden Temple with North India tour proceeds to Dalhousie a striking hill station situated on the Dhauladhar mountain range of the Western Himalayas. Dalhousie lies at a distance of 188 Kilometers from Amritsar. This hill station situated at an altitude of 9000 feet above sea level and it lies next to the stunning Chamba Hill station .On arrival to Dalhousie , the tourists check into the hotel for an overnight stay.
6th Day : Dalhousie Sight Seeing -Next day , the tourists explore the town which has great places of tourist interest like Punjpula - place of five bridges , Satdhara- home of seven medicinal streams, Dayan Kund - the spot where Ravi, Beas and Chenab meet , Jandri Ghat -famed picnic spot .In addition it's wildlife sanctuary Kalatop-Khaijjar is one of the most visited places in Dalhousie . After touring these marvelous sites , the tourists check into the hotel for an overnight stay.
7th Day : Dalhousie -Dharamsala -Today the tour will move toward Dharamshala the picturesque town of Kangra Valley. Lying at a distance of 127 Kilometers from Dalhousie, Dharamshala lies at an altitude of 4780 feet.. On arrival at Dharamshala the tourists spend their overnight in the confines of the hotel .
8th Day : Dharamshala Sight Seeing : On the eight day , the tourists explore the amazing Dharamshala Valley In it's McLeod Ganj or Upper Dharamsala lies the home in of Dalai Lama -the Tibetian Spiritual Leader .Since 1960 Dalai Lama along with his many followers have been staying as refugees in McLeod Ganj. St John's Church in McLeod Ganj is renowned for its artistic stained glass paintings. Overnight stay is in the hotel of Dharamshala.
9th Day : Dharamshala-Kasauli : After visiting the home of Nobel Laureate Dalai Lama on the previous day , today the tourists make their move to another equally beautiful and peace full station -Kasauli. Situated in the Solan district , this hill station is blessed with wonderful flora like the pine, rhododendron and oak trees. Its famous attractions include the Hanuman Temple, The Christ Church , The Lawrence School- Sanawar. It's both upper and lower malls are its main routes . The upper and lower Malls are the two principal roads of the town. In the night the guest check into the hotel.
10th Day : Kasauli-Manali
From the beautiful hill station of Kasauli, the Golden Temple with North India tour proceeds to dazzling Manali. Lying at an altitude of 8,612 feet this hill station lies in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. . The guests check into the hotel for the overnight stay.
11th Day : Manali sight seeing
On the next day of their arrival to Manali, the tourists visit its some famous places of interest. Hadimba temple the abode of the local God- Hadimba, Buddhist monasteries and good trekking routes are some of the great tourist attractions of Manali. The overnight stay is in the Hotel.
12th Day : Manali -Shimla After covering more than half of the tour, Golden Temple with North India tour moves to the Queen of Hills - Shimla . Once the tourists arrives in Shimla they check into the Hotel for an overnight stay .
13th Day: Shimla Sightseeing - Lying at an altitude of 2130 meters , Shimla lies in the north western Himalayas . This hill station is the Capital of Indian State of Himachal Pradesh . The Summer Capital of the then British rulers of India , Shimla abounds with places of interest like The Mall , The Christ Church ,Shimla State Museum . Named after Goddess Shyamala, Shimla is also a home to some famous temples like Jakhu Temple and The Tara Devi Temple
14th Day: Shimla -Mussoorie . On the second week the tour enters from the Queen of the Hills -Shimla to Queen of Garhwal Hill stations - Mussoorie . It lies at an altitude of 8,929 feet and is situated 30 Kilometers from Dehradun . Guests check into the hotel for an overnight stay.
15th Day : Mussorrie Sightseeing - This hill station of Uttarakhand is blessed with amazing natural beauty . Tourist get to see its famous tourist sites like Camel's back Road, St Mary's Church, Gun Hill. and Kempty falls - the famed picnic spot. Incidentally St Mary's Church was one of the earliest church to be set up in the Himalayan region.. The overnight stay is in the great comforts of Mussoorie Hotel.
16th Day Mussoorie-Rishikesh After a splendid tour of Mussoorie , the next phase of the tour is the Holy town of Rishikesh . It too flourishes with both religious and tourist sites . Lakshman Jhula the suspended bridge over River Ganga built in 1933 is one of the top attraction at Rishikesh. In addition Swarg Ashram and Triveni Ghat are other most visited pilgrimage sites of Rishikesh. For the overnight stay , the tourist check into the Hotel.
17th Day : Rishikesh- Haridwar - Today the tour will move from Rishikesh one Holy town to another equally important Holy town - Haridwar . On arrival to this important Holy town of Uttarakhand State , the visitor checks into a hotel. In the evening, the tourists will be able to visit the famous Har-Ki-Pauri ghat. The Ghat on the Ganga river is crowded with devotee for the Arti i.e. the evening prayer .It is believed by Hindus that having a dip in the Ganga river purifies one's soul . Incidentally , the 2510 Kilometers Ganga originates from the Gangotri Glacier at Uttarakhand and empties into the Bay of Bengal.. Other attractions in Haridwar are famous temples like Mansa Devi, Maya Devi and Daksha Mahadev . Similarly, Jairam Ashram and Parad Shivling are other top centers of Hinduism. The overnight stay is in the hotel of Haridwar .
18th Day: Haridwar - Corbett National Park - After spending two days at Rishikesh and Haridwar the two important Hindu towns , its time to do something on wildlife tourism . Today , Golden Temple with North India Tour proceeds to Corbett National Park the oldest national Park of the country. Under the wildlife protection program of the Government of India , the park has played a key role in protecting the endangered Bengal Tiger .The Guests check into the hotel for the overnight stay.
19th Day: Corbett National Park Sightseeing
On the nineteenth day of the tour, the tourist will get to see the amazing flora and fauna in the park . Surrounded with thick Sal forest , Corbett National Park is the home to exciting wildlife like Tigers, Leopards, Elephants, crocodiles, deer, boar , pythons. The wild life enthusiasts in particular relish their each moment in the park which incidentally came into being in 1936. The park bears the name of Jim Corbett who was a great hunter in the beginning , before becoming an outstanding environmentalist .
20th Day: Corbett National Park -Delhi - After a wonderful wildlife tour on the preceding day , today the tour proceeds back to Delhi . The overnight stay is in the Hotel of Delhi.
21st Day : Indira Gandhi International Airport Delhi Finally the memorable tour comes to its culmination. The tourists proceed to Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi to catch their respective flight for their onward journey.
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