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Golden Temple: Amritsars Favorite Place

Golden Temple: Amritsars Favorite Place

Golden Temple is popularly known as the Darbar Sahib in the northern India. This is one of the most sacred places for Sikhs. This place represents the strength and charisma of Sikh people all over the world. Tourists from all over the world come to Amritsar daily especially to visit the Golden Temple.

History

Golden Temple was destroyed and invaded several times by the Afghans and other intruders. Initially, Golden Temple was under the charge of Bhai Mani Singh Ji. After his death in 1737, Massa Ranghar, the famous Kotwal of Amrtsar took charge of this place. He converted this place into a civil court and began to hold scratch parties. Later, two warriors, Sukha Singh and Mahtab Singh, murdered Massa Ranghar. The committee decided to convert this place in to a holy place. The construction work was started under the guidance of Guru Arjun Sahib and several well-known Sikh personalities like Bhai Gurdas Ji, Bhai Sahlo ji Bhai Budha ji and many more dedicated Sikhs assisted him.

Unlike, the traditional Hindu temples where there is only one gate for entrance and exit, Golden Temple is open from four sides. This place is accessible for every person irrespective of creed, caste, religion and sex. Golden Temple is a vital place in Sikhism and people revere it a lot.

Tourist Places

Other than the Golden temple, there are several tourist attractions in Amritsar. You can begin your journey from Durgiana Temple; this temple is popularly known as the Lakshmi Narain Temple. This temple was built in the third decade of the 20th century. This is the best place to get peace of mind. Besides this, you can also visit the Wagah Border. This is an international border between India and Pakistan. Every evening, “Change of Guard” within a handshaking distance of Indian and Pakistani forces takes place. This is popularly known as the Beating the Retreat ceremony. This border is situated right in between Amritsar and Lahore.

Another famous tourist destination in Amritsar is Jallian Wala Bagh. This is a memorial place of more than 2000 Indians who were killed by the British commander Gen. Michael o”Dyer on 13th April 1919. All these people were gathered to participate in a peaceful public meeting. This incident was one of the major incidents in the history of India’s freedom struggle.

Fairs and Festivals

Punjab is famous for its wealthy culture and owing to that, there are a number of fairs and festivals that are celebrated here. The most important one is the Lohri. Another one is Baisakhi which is celebrated with full zeal by the Sikhs all over India. Guru Purab is celebrated to pay homage to their Gurus in the month of November and January. Other fair is the Ram Tirath Fair, which is place for the people to interact with each other and remember their age-old traditions.

Culture

Amritsar has massively contributed to the Sikh culture, literature and folk culture. This place has gives huge standards to the Punjabi language. Every Sikh festival is celebrated on a massive scale in this part of the world. The Punjabi cuisine is delight for the food lovers. You can enjoy kababs, Makki ki roti, saag, lassi and such similar stuff that is popularly available in every small and big restaurant of Amritsar.

Amritsar is a mirror of the culture of Punjab and Golden Temple is the place that has a magnetic effect on the tourists.

Golden Temple Tour, Amritsar

7 Nights 8 Days

Destinations Covered: Delhi > Agra > Jaipur > Delhi > Amritsar > Delhi.

Travel Options : This tour & all other tours on this websites gives you the option to choose your travel comfort from AC Car, Indian Rails or Flights.NOTE: We also offer customized tour to our customers. The customized tour is exactly what you want, whenever you want and wherever you want.
 
Tour Days Tour Program
Tour Day 01 Arrive Delhi On arrival at Delhi airport or railway station, our representative will be waiting for you with a sign board bearing your name and you will be transferred to the hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure. Stay overnight at the hotel in Delhi.
Tour Day 02 City Tour of Delhi This morning after breakfast first you will visit old Delhi. The Raj Ghat, Red fort & Jama Masjid are important places to visit, you may also visit Chandni Chowk, spice market etc. Later on proceed to visit the New Delhi. The Qutub Minar, tallest stone tower in India, imposing India Gate and the Rastrapathi Bhawan, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Lotus Temple and, newly built Akshardham temple are of much significance. By evening return to your hotel for overnight stay.
Tour Day 03 Delhi to Agra This morning after breakfast you will drive to Mughal city Agra and check into your hotel. Enroot you may also visit Mathura-the birth place of Lord Krishana. This afternoon visit the Agra fort, built by the great Emperor Akbar, and the famous Taj Mahal-the symbol of love, built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. You may also visit Dayal Bagh. By evening return to your hotel for overnight stay.
Tour Day 04 Agra to Jaipur This morning after breakfast you will drive to the pink city of Jaipur, enroute you will visit the Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted red sandstone city built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. On arrival check into your hotel and rest of the day is at leisure. Stay overnight at hotel in Jaipur.
Tour Day 05 Jaipur City Tour This morning after breakfast visit the Amber fort, built in 16th century, enjoy an elephant ride at Amber. Drive past the Hawa Mahal-a Palace of winds. In the afternoon you will visit the city palace and museum, walk to adjacent Jantar Mantar an astronomical observatory. Rest of the evening is at leisure. Stay overnight at hotel in Jaipur.
Tour Day 06 Jaipur to Delhi to Amritsar Today you will be transferred back to Delhi and transfer to railway station to board the train to Amritsar. On arrival at Amritsar station, pick up and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Tour Day 07 Visit to Golden Temple & Train to Delhi Today you will visit the famous Golden Temple and by evening transfer to railway station to board the train to Delhi. On arrival at Delhi station, pick up and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Tour Day 08 Transfer to International Airport Today you will be transferred to Airport to board your onward flight.
 

Your Tour Includes:

  • 7 Nights accommodation in hotels with breakfast on twin sharing basis..
  • All arrival, departure, sightseeing’s as per above itinerary by air conditioned car with English speaking driver.
  • Car Including: Fuel, Parking, Road tax, Toll tax, State taxes and Driver Expenses.
  • Elephant ride at Amer fort rampart.
  • Train tickets Delhi Amritsar Delhi in AC Chair Car in Shatabdi Express.
  • All applicable hotel & transport taxes.
  • Government services tax of 4.89%.
 

Your Tour Does Not Includes:

  • Any meals other than those specified.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc.
  • Entrance fees during sightseeing.
  • Any other item not specified.
  • International airfare.
 

Terms & conditions:

  • The hotels and services mentioned in the itinerary are subject to confirmation.
  • The rates give below may change in case of change in hotels, transport rates or Government taxes.

Hotels to be provided:

Valid from 1st October 2010 to 31st March 2011, (Except 20th December 2010 to 05th January 2011)
City Number of Nights Standard Hotels Deluxe Hotels Luxury Hotels
Delhi 3 Hotel Karat 87 Hotel Florence Inn Hotel The Park
Agra 1 Hotel Royale Residency Hotel Amar Hotel Clarks Shiraz
Jaipur 2 Hotel Glitz Hotel Mandawa Haveli Hotel Park Prime
Amritsar 1 Hotel C J International Hotel Ritz Plaza M K Hotel
Cost for a single Person traveling alone. US$ 705 US$ 925 US$ 1955
Cost per person on twin sharing basis. US$ 430 US$ 555 US$ 1155
Group Rates On request On request On request
 
Valid from 1st April 2011 to 30th September 2011
Cost for a single Person traveling alone. US$ 620 US$ 855 US$ 1875
Cost per person on twin sharing basis. US$ 405 US$ 515 US$ 1055
Group Rates On request On request On request