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Amritsar: The Golden Temple

Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 376

This exceptionally beautiful temple in the Punjab surrounded by a large impressive lake cannot fail to impress with its photogenic appeal and its setting. Seeing is believing!


Amritsar is in PunjabState and is the spiritual centre of the Sikh religion. It might be surprising that the GoldenTemple, the holy Sikh temple receives more visitors than the Taj Mahal. Built in the 16th Century, it is located in a beautiful and spectacular complex. When inside the GoldenTemple, one is well aware of the reverence paid to it by all visitors.

Also during your stay in Amritsar, visit close by Jallianwala Bagh, a public garden, the site of a massacre during the British occupation and now a memorial.
Drive to Wagah Border a demarcation line where India and Pakistan share a border.

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Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 376

Itinerary

Day 1

Delhi to Amritsar

Today you will me met and transferred from your hotel in Delhi to the airport for your flight to Amritsar (flight not included). Amritsar, which literally means "Holy pool of nectar", is home to the famous Golden Temple and is the spiritual and cultural centre of the Sikh Religion. Upon arrival, proceed to your hotel where the rest of the day is at leisure.

Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel Ritz Plaza

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    Hotel Ritz Plaza



    The hotel Ritz Plaza was established in 1963, and has been the most prominent hotel in the historical city of Amritsar. The hotel's 41 rooms and suites are spread over an aristocratic 2 acres on the Mall Road, Amritsar's very elite locale.

    The hotel Ritz Plaza was established in 1963, and has been the most prominent hotel in the historical city of Amritsar. The hotel's 41 rooms and suites are spread over an aristocratic 2 acres on the Mall Road, Amritsar's very elite locale.

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Day 2

Amritsar

Following breakfast, you will visit one of the holiest Sikh sites - The Golden Temple. Sikh people from all over the world come to this pilgrimage center and take a dip in holy water of the temple. This important Sikh shrine attracts more visitors than the Taj Mahal in Agra and over 100,000 visitors on week days alone! The temple has four entrances (instead of the usual single entry) symbolic of the openness of Sikhism and the fact that followers of all faiths are welcome here. The temple's architecture is a blend of both Hindu and Muslim styles. Priests continuously recite verses from the holy book in 3-hour shifts. A complete reading of the text takes 48 hours. The chanting of these hymns begins early in the morning and continues long past sunset and these hymns are changed to the exquisite accompaniment of flutes, drums and stringed instruments. This afternoon, visit the Wagah Border, located 400 meters north of the Golden Temple, which is the only land border between Pakistan and India. Here you can watch the interesting 'Retreat Ceremony' that happens at sunset. Armed soldiers of India and Pakistan, fully decked in their uniforms, enact a particularly hostile parade marked by lowering of their respective flags and closing the border gates. The changing of the guards is carried out with great pomp and fervor. Wagah Border is also known for the Amritsar massacre that occurred in 1919 during the British rule in India.

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Day 3

Amristar to Delhi

This morning explore the city further with a chance to visit the Golden Temple once again. Continue on to Durgiana temple, the holy abode of goddess Durga. Its resemblance to the golden temple in its structural design is remarkable. It is considered one of the holiest temples in the city and it dates back to the 16th century. With intricately carved paintings, this temple displays an unusual grandeur and elegance. It is also sometimes called "Silver Temple" for its carved silver doors. Afterwards, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Delhi (flight not included). Transfer to your hotel in Delhi and remainder of the day is at your leisure.

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PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 2 nights’ accommodation
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Sightseeing as specified in the itinerary
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Return airport transfers

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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1 Sep 2018
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