The Golden Temple with Shimla tour is spread over 7 nights and 8 nights . It takes the tourist for a visit of umpteen tourist sites like the Golden Temple and Jalianwala Bagh in Amritsar , The Rock Garden in Chandigarh , The Mall Road in Shimla , The Red Fort in Delhi . At the end of the tour the tourist is elated of having explored both aspects leisure and pilgrimage aspects of the tour.
Duration: 7 Nights/8 Days
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Amritsar - Chandigarh - Shimla - 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 . After a little rest the tourists are taken on tour of the vibrant city which co-incidentally 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..
2nd Day Delhi .- Amritsar On the second day , the tour proceeds to the Holy city of Amritsar . Situated 447 Kilometers from Delhi, Amritsar is one of the top cities of Punjab where famous religious shrines and cultural monuments exist. On arrival in this city, the tourists check into the hotel for overnight stay .
3rd Day : Paying obeisance at The Golden Temple : After a delectable breakfast , the visitor will be paying a visit to the Golden Temple the world famous Sikh Shrine . 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.
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.
4th Day : Amritsar Chandigarh Immediately after the sumptuous breakfast on the fifth day , the tourists proceeds to the Union Territory of Chandigarh . This city is renowned world over for its amazing architectural structures and incredible landscape. It is also home to some stunning tourist sites like The Rock Garden, The Rose Garden , Sukhna Lake and the International Doll Museum. It is the first planned city of India and was designed by Le Corbusier the Swiss- French architect. Overnight is spent in the comforts of the Chandigarh hotel.
5th Day : Chandigarh - Shimla After exploring the Chandigarh city on the previous day the tourist moves to Shimla which is 343 kilometers from Chandigarh . Once the tourists arrives in Shimla they check into the Hotel for an overnight stay .
6th Day - Shimla Sightseeing : Lying at an altitude of 2130 meters , Shimla lies in the north western Himalayas . Also called as Queen of the Hills , 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
7th Day Shimla -Delhi On the final day of the tour the visitors leave for Delhi . On arrival in India's Capital, The tourists proceed to Indira Gandhi International Airport to catch their respective flight for their onward journey.
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