Golden Temple + Haridwar + Rishikesh

Golden Temple + Haridwar + Rishikesh


Day 1: Arrive Delhi (By Flight)

Arrive at International airport, our representative will meet on arrival and after traditional welcome would assist you & transfer to hotel for check in. Overnight stay at Delhi.

Delhi is the capital city of India and is regarded as the heart of the nation. The city is popular for its enriched culture and heritage. The influence of religious diversity can be seen in the city along with the cultural impact of the Mughal, the ancient Indian and the British.

Day 2: Delhi (Sightseeing of Old Delhi & New Delhi)

After a leisurely breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Delhi. The capital city is divided into two sections popularly known as Old Delhi and New Delhi. Old Delhi is popular for its ancient culture and monuments along with its overcrowded gastronomically lanes. Sightseeing tour of Old Delhi includes Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk and Rajghat. The remarkable Indian Capital was architecturally designed by the British architect Edwin Lutyens and was named after him. Enriched with history and culture, the impressive avenues and imperial buildings. Sightseeing of New Delhi includes Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, India Gate, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and drive through Rajpath, Parliament House, The President's residence & Diplomatic Enclave. Visit the magnificent Lotus temple at the sunset are some of the major attractions of New Delhi. Overnight stay at Delhi.

Day 3: Delhi - Amritsar (By Train)

After breakfast, assisted transfer to New Delhi Railway Station to board train Shatabdi Express to Amritsar. On arrival meet our representative at Amritsar railway station and transfer to hotel. After relax excursion to Wagha Border, this border lies on the Grand Trunk Road between Amritsar and Lahore. On this border, a retreat ceremony called 'lowering of the flags’ is held every evening, since 1959. During the ceremony, Border Security Force (B.S.F) of India and the Pakistan Rangers soldiers perform energetic parade. As the sun sets, the iron gate at the border is opened and the flags of India and Pakistan are lowered and folded by their respective soldiers. The ceremony ends with a handshake between the soldiers of both the countries. Later return to hotel. Overnight stay in Amritsar.

Day 4: Amritsar

After breakfast, start city tour of Amritsar. Visit to Golden Temple, Popularly known as Swaran Mandir, the Harmandir Sahib or Darbar Sahib, Guru Ram Das Ji, the fourth Sikh Guru began the construction of this gurudwara in 1585 AD. The construction was completed by his successor, Guru Arjan Dev Ji in 1604. this two storied structure is covered with around 400 kg of gold. The temple is surrounded by a large lake, which is known as sarovar. This sarovar is considered as 'holy water' or 'immortal nectar'. The water in sarovar is believed to have medicinal properties and curative powers and hence, devotees bath in the tank to cleanse their soul. The Guru Granth Sahib, which is the holy book of the Sikh, lies inside the Golden Temple. Jalianwala Bagh is a garden site of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre. This public garden houses a memorial, which was established in 1951, to pay homage to the thousands of people, who were killed in the incident. Durgiana Temple, also known as Lakshmi Narayan Temple, is a Hindu temple in the city of Amritsar. Resembling the architecture of the Golden Temple, this temple also has dome and a tank, both of which are considered sacred by the Hindu followers. Constructed by Guru Harsai Mal Kapoor, this temple is dedicated to Hindu Goddess Durga. PM free for independent activities. Overnight stay in Amritsar.

Day 5: Amritsar – Dharamshala (200 Kilometres / 6 Hrs)

Breakfast at hotel and transfer by surface to Dharamshala, is a hill station located in north-east of Kangra town in Himachal Pradesh. Dharamshala consists of two distinct parts – Lower Dharamsala and Upper Dharamshala. Lower Dharamsala is a bustling civil and commercial centre whereas Upper Dharamshala retains a colonial lifestyle with its British – modeled suburbs of McLeodganj and Forsythganj. In the year 1960, Dharamshala became a temporary headquarters to the Noble Laureate His Holiness the 'Dalai Lama'. Now, Dharamshala is internationally acclaimed as ‘The Little Lhasa in India’. With a number of Tibetan settlements and the residence of the 'Dalai Lama', Dharamshala has truly become ‘the land of the lamas’. McLeodganj of Dharamshala has become the educational and religious centre of Tibetan Buddhism. McLeodganj consists of scores of Buddhist Gompas (monasteries, nunneries and learning centres) and ancient Hindu and Jain temples. Famous for the Tibetan culture and crafts, McLeodganj has become the hub of traditional Tibetan handicrafts, thangkas, carpets, garments, etc. On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight stay in Dharamshala.

Day 6: Dharamshala

Breakfast at hotel and start city tour of Dharamshala. Visit to the Namgyal Monastery, serves as a training institute for Buddhist monks. It is here in this impressive monastery that the preservation of Tibetan religious practices and intellectual and artistic traditions are being carried on with the perseverance of the Namgyal monks. Bhagsu nag Temple, is one of the popular ancient temples, which is located at in the main city of McLeodganj. It is surrounded by the famous Bhagsu Falls and is considered to be a popular place of Hindu pilgrimage. St. John Church, It is an Anglican Church which is dedicated to Saint John. This church was constructed in the year 1852, situated at Forsyth Ganj. It is built in Neo-Gothic architectural style and features Belgian stained-glass windows that were donated by Lady Elgin (Mary Louisa Lambton), wife of Lord Elgin. Norbulingka Institute, an educational and training institute in Dharamshala which was established for preserving Tibetan culture and art. It was established by Dalai Lama and got its name from his official residence situated at Lhasa. The institute is located amidst gardens, ponds and bridges, featuring separate buildings for library, temple, workshop, studio, college and guest house. Dharamshala Cricket Stadium (DCS), an internationally renowned stadium, is the home ground of Himachal Pradesh State cricket team. It is considered to be one of the most attractive cricket stadiums of India due to its natural backdrop. Overnight stay in Dharamshala.

Day 7: Dharamshala - Chandigarh (240 Kilometres / 6 Hrs)

Breakfast at hotel and drive to Chandigarh, is located on the fringes of the Shivalik range of the Himalayas. Administratively, Chandigarh is the capital for both the states of Punjab & Haryana. American architect-planner Albert Mayer, and then the famous French architect Le Corbusier designed the new city. Developed in 1950's Chandigarh became famous as one of the few planned cities in India. In 1966, the state of Haryana was carved out of Punjab and Chandigarh became the capital of both the states. On arrival check in at hotel. PM visit to Sukhna Lake, Rock Garden and Rose Garden. Overnight stay in Chandigarh.

Day 8: Chandigarh - Rishikesh (240 Kilometres / 6 Hrs)

Breakfast at hotel and drive to Rishikesh, Rishikesh is a holy city on the banks of the River Ganges. This holy city, is called the Devbhoomi and is considered as the doorway to the Himalayas. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, this place in Northern India attracts huge number of tourists and pilgrims from all parts of the country to offer their prayers at this holy site. On arrival check in at hotel. PM : Free for independent activities. Overnight stay in Rishikesh.

Day 9: Rishikesh - Haridwar - Rishikesh (20 Kilometres / 1 Hrs)

Breakfast at hotel and proceed for the city tour of Rishikesh. Visit to Lakshman Jhula, which was built in 1939, is a suspension bridge, which is 450 ft long. In early 1889, this jhula was a hanging jute bridge, which was later rebuilt into suspended iron bridge. The jhula was named after Shri Ram's younger brother Lakshman because it is believed that Lakshman used the jute bridge at the same site to cross the Ganga River. Parmarth Niketan, ashram is located on the banks of sacred Ganga River. It is famous for its Ganga Aarti that takes place daily in the morning and evening. Later excursion to Haridwar or 'the Gateway to the Gods'. Haridwar is referred to as Mayapuri, Gangadwar, and Mokshadwar in the ancient Hindu texts and epics. The ancient holy city of Haridwar is considered as old as Varanasi. Visit Har - Ki - Pauri popularly known as Brahm Kund, was constructed by King Vikramaditya in memory of his brother, Brithari. It is said that Brithari used to mediate on the banks of River Ganges. In the evening witness the Ganga aarti, sit & relax in the ghats of the river & experience peace. Return to Rishikesh and relax at your hotel. Overnight stay in Rishikesh.

Day 10: Rishikesh - Delhi (By Train) Delhi - Agra (210 Kilómetros / 4 Hrs)

Early breakfast at hotel and assisted transfer to railway station to board train to New Delhi. Meeting assistance on arrival and drive to Agra, has a rich historical background, which is amply evident from the numerous historical monuments in and around the city. Agra came to its own when Shahjahan ascended to the throne of Mughal Empire. He marked the zenith of Mughal architecture, when he built the Taj in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. On arrival check in to the hotel and relax. Overnight stay at Agra.

Day 11: Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur (235 Kilometres / 5 Hrs)

After breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Agra. Visit the legendary edifice, Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday). The construction of this marble masterpiece is credited to the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan who erected this mausoleum in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died in A.D. 1630. The construction of Taj Mahal was started in A.D. 1632 and completed at the end of 1648 A.D.which. Apart from Taj Mahal, there is one another perfect monument, which is the Agra Fort, built by Akbar in Red Sandstone. Agra Fort worked both as a military strategic point as well as the royal residence. Ensconced within, is the magnificent Pearl Mosque, which is a major tourist attraction. Later drive to Jaipur. On the way visit Fatehpur Sikri, fascinating ghost city built in the 16th century by Emperor Akbar the great. Fatehpur Sikri is the best example of the culmination of Hindu and Muslim architecture. Fatehpur Sikri Mosque is said to be a copy of the mosque in Mecca and has designs, derived from the Persian & Hindu architecture. Also visit Diwan-E-Aam, Diwan -E-Khas, Panchh Mahal, Buland Darwaza & Tomb of Saint Salim Chisti. Continue drive to Jaipur, the largest city and the capital of Rajasthan, is also referred to as Pink City. Built by Sawai Jai Singh, this place was India's first planned city. With spectacular hilltops and stunning fortresses. On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight stay in Jaipur.

Day 12: Jaipur (Sightseeing of Jaipur City)

After breakfast excursion to Amer Fort. Enjoy an intrepid Elephant ride ascent to the fort which displays a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu panache. It is an old fort, built in 1592 by Raja Man Singh. Afterwards, move towards the City Palace where the Maharaja reigned from. This palace also includes the famous 'Chandra Mahal' and 'Mubarak Mahal', and other buildings which form a part of the palace complex. In the end, visit Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal, which again symbolise the classic Rajasthani architecture. Overnight stay at Jaipur.

Day 13: Jaipur - Delhi (265 Kilometres / 6 hrs) & Departure

After breakfast drive to Delh, On arrival you will be transferred to International airport to board flight for your onward journey.

Book Now

    About You

    Related Tours


    Let's Connect

    We will provide you best packages within your allotted budget.