In Golden Temple with Varanasi Tour the tourists visits the religious shrines , monuments , gardens, lakes existing in the holy cities of both Sikhs and Hindus. This eight nights and nine days tour also covers the famous cities of Delhi and Chandigarh .
Duration: 9 days/8 nights
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Agra- Amritsar- Chandigarh - Varanasi- 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 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..
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-Chandigarh Immediately after the sumptuous breakfast on the fifth day , the tourists proceeds to the Union Territory of Chandigarh . This city which 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. The city designed by Le Corbusier the Swiss- French architect is the first planned city of India . Overnight is spent in the comforts of the Chandigarh hotel.
6th Day: Chandigarh-Delhi-Varanasi With more than half of the program associated with Golden Temple and Varanasi tour being almost covered in the past five days , today the tour will move towards Delhi . After reaching India's political Capital the tourists proceed to The Holy city of Varanasi .
7th Day : Sightseeing in Varanasi Lying at a distance of 670 kilometers from Delhi, Varanasi is the a very important city for Hindus . Also called Beneras or Kashi , this city dotting along the river Ganga is home to numerous Ghats like Assi Ghat, Dasaswamedh Ghat, Harish Chandra Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat , Tulsi Ghat etc . In this holy city exist some famous Hindu shrines like Sankat Mochan Temple, Tulsi Manas Temple , Bharat Mata temple and Vishwanath Temple .
Some of its outstanding educational and cultural centers are The Banaras Hindu University, Bharat Kala Bhavan, Jantar Mantar, Ramnagar Fort . Overnight stay is in the Hotel.
Day 8th : Varanasi -Delhi On the second last day of the tour, the visitor will visit the famous attractions connected with Buddhism .Sarnath Museum is believed to be the place where Buddha delivered his first sermon . The museum thrives with many Buddist monuments. Damekh Stupa connected with Buddha's Dharma measures 28 meter in diameter at base and 43.6 meter in height . Similarly, Ashoka Lion Capital the national emblem of India also exists at Sarnath Museum , Late in the evening, the tour move towards its final destination -Delhi
Day 09: Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport Finally the memorable tour comes to its culmination on the 9th day. The tourists proceed to Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi to catch their respective flight for their onward journey
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