This amazing adventure through historic India takes us to some of the glorious country's most exciting sights. On our fascinating journey we discover thriving cities, spectacular Historical forts & Palaces, Museums, Frescoes & Semi of heritage. Indian Small villages. Amritsar, literally a Pool of Nectar, derives its name from Amrit Sarovar, the holy tank that surrounds the fabulous Golden Temple. First time visitors to Amritsar could be forgiven for the impression that Amritsar is like any other small town in Northern India. The temple complex is surrounded by a maze of narrow lanes, or katras, that house one of the busiest markets in India. But the Golden Temple is a serene presence, radiating a calm that makes people bow their heads in reverence. The Gurudwara, as Sikh temples are called, is the holiest of Sikh shrines
Day 01 Arrive Delhi
Arrive Indira Gandhi International Airport, meet & greet with Traditional Indian welcome. Transfer to hotel. Delhi stands as the capital of Modern India. Here you can see the mingling of the Old and New India, the ancient and the modern. Delhi is made up of seven ancient cities, spanning the period from the 11th to 20th centuries. Delhi has seen the rise and fall of many emperors, which have left behind a plethora of monuments that commemorate the grandeur and glory of bygone ages. Very few cities in the world can express such a profusion of architectural styles. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 02 In Delhi
After breakfast visit to New Delhi was designed and built by the British in the 1920's-it's a city of wide boulevards impressive Government buildings, green parks and gardens. In 1911 King George V announced the transfer of the capital from Calcutta to Delhi. The King's architects, Lutyens and Baker, set in motion the Design and construction of Delhi's eight cities - New Delhi. Lutyens designed an "Imperial City" having palatial-sized buildings set amid broad tree-lined avenues punctuated by Mughal style gardens, complete with fountains and shallow pools. It took 20 years to complete this immense undertaking only to have the British pack up and relinquish the subcontinent in 1947. You will visit two monuments from Delhi's past - Humayun's Tomb and Qutub Minar. Your drive takes you along the ceremonial avenue, past the imposing India Gate and Parliament House. Also visit Sikh Gurudwara Bangla Sahib to see the worship etc.
Afternoon visit to Swami Narayan temple Akshardham reflects the essence and magnitude of India's ancient architecture, traditions and timeless spirituality, Hall of Values - Universal values for mankind presented through audio-animatronics and light and sound diorama presentations from the life of Bhagwan Swaminarayan
Giant Screen film - A giant screen film on an 85’ x 65’ screen that vividly portrays an 11-year-old child-yogi’s epic pilgrimage of India
Boat Ride -A12-minute fascinating boat-ride experience of 10,000 years of India's glorious heritage. Learn about the discoveries and inventions of the rishi-scientists of India, see the world’s first university of Takshashila and sail through the caves of Ajanta-Ellora
Garden of India - Sixty acres of lush lawns, gardens and exquisite bronze statues of India's child gems, valorous warriors, national figures and great women personalities inspire visitors with values and national pride
Overnight stay at hotel
Day 03 Delhi - Mandawa 260 kms / 4 .30 hrs
Today drive to (Shekhawati) Mandawa - The region lies the triangular area between Delhi, Jaipur and Bikaner and includes Jhunjhuniun, Sikar and Churu districts of Rajasthan upon arrival check in to Hotel.
Afternoon visit the Mandawa -Shekhawati The semi-desert region of Shekhawati is popularly known as the 'open-air art gallery' of Rajasthan. Shekhawati is unique as no-where else in the world there is such a hundreds of Haveli’s, temples, cenotaphs, wells and forts. Later visit to Havelies in Mandawa notably the Chokhani Saraf & Ladia Havelies, also visit Temples. See the extraordinary frescoes on the walls of the houses and medieval painting of Shekhawati. You could enjoy the countryside sitting from the cart. Your home for 2 Nights stay at hotel
Day 04 Nawalgarh & Dundlod
After breakfast combined sightseeing of 2 remote areas Nawalgarh - Founded in the 18th Century by Nawal Singh, it has some of the finest frescoes in the Shekhawati region. A huge fort with a colorful bazaar and numerous havelies with elaborate architecture make it an interesting destination. There are a few prominent havelies like Anandilal Poddar Haveli, Aath Haveli, Hodh Raj Patodia Haveli, etc., which are to be visited, as also the two forts. The palace hotel Roop Niwas is a beautiful heritage property and is provided with modern facilities. The palace offers spacious painted rooms, luxurious interiors, graceful hospitality and thematic evenings with sumptuous cuisine. The painting in their Art Gallery is a great visual treat.
Dundlod – 7 km from Nawalgarh is a tiny town against picturesque surroundings offers an interesting stop over. It has a rugged fort and a palace now run as a heritage hotel. Havelies of the Goenka family ornate with fine frescoes are a visual delight. Kila of Dundlod the 17th century Rajputana Fort studded with monumental Nostalgia of Shekhawati, the warrior Rajputs who with stood the onslaught of Mughal hordes. Since then the cultural heritage of splendid Rajasthan is preserved as its ethos are imbibed in
architectural grandeur of the Dundlod Fort. The silent ripples of the golden sand dunes, which besiege the Kila lures, and enchants tourists and villagers as well. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 05 Mandawa - Jaipur 170 kms / 3.30 hrs
Morning countryside drive to Jaipur On today’s drive to Jaipur through the Rajasthani countryside we see villages, woman dressed in the brilliantly colored saris of the region, Camels, Elephants & scenes of rural lives.
Upon arrival check in hotel, later visit to Sanganer village situated of outskirt of Jaipur Look at the teeming Jain temple from the 17th century and visit the traditional wood block painting, tie and dye fabric, paper factory and blue pottery that make the reputation of the craftsmanship of the city rose. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 06 In Jaipur
Morning visit the 17th century fortress of Amber Fort - marvelous example of Rajput architecture with its terraces and ramparts reflected in the Maota Lake below. Go up the fort ascended on Caparisoned Elephant true to the style of the Maharajas of the past. The interiors of the fort have various royal halls decorated with intricate ivory, mirror and glasswork complemented by exquisite wall paintings. Later drive to Ranthambhore National park
Afternoon visit to Maharaja’s City Palace - where you can see an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal Art, The museum is resplendent with its collection of robes of royal princes, carpets, an armory of old weapons, miniature paintings portraying court scenes, battle scenes and processions, Jantar Mantar (an accurate observatory built in 1726 A.D.), Birla White Marble temple and Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) - a five storied wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires Overnight stay at hotel
Day 07 Jaipur – Abhaneri Village - Agra 230 kms / 6 hrs
On today’s drive to Jaipur through the countryside we see villages woman dressed in the brilliantly colored Saris of the region, Camels & Scenes of rural lives En route visit the small ancient village of Abhaneri in northern Rajasthan. Begin at Chand Baori, one of the largest step wells in India, fortified on all sides. This unique idea, conceived by the early natives to function as a water reservoir, is located adjacent to the temple dedicated to Harshat Mata, goddess of joy and happiness. Then, stop for an unforgettable experience, an authentic camel cart ride. Afterward, continue to Agra
Day 08 In Agra
Morning take Horse cart (Tonga Ride) to the Magnificent Taj Mahal – The New 7 wonder of the world and Monument of Love in the warm glow of Sunrise which was built in 1630 by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a tomb for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1631, and is believed to have taken 18 years to complete, with over 20,000 craftsmen working around the clock. The design and construction is said to be that of the legendary architect, Ustad Ahamad Lahori. Legend has it that once construction was completed, what makes the Taj Mahal unique is its perfect proportions, distinct femininity, medium of construction and ornamentation. Its marble exterior reflects rose and golden tints at sunrise and sunset, while it is dazzling white during the day. It is impossible to visualize the Taj Mahal in any surrounding others than its paradoxical garden. Paradise, in Islam, is visualized as a lush garden where running streams flow. When the Mughal brought this concept to India they elevated it to heights of Incomparable artistry.
After breakfast visit to Agra Fort built by Akbar the Great and the city. Also visit the tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah built by Empress Noor Jehan in the memory of Her Father As you drive through the city witness the local life, Shopping and bazaars (markets) and the hustle bustle of everyday India. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 09 Agra – Delhi - Amritsar
After breakfast time is free to last minuet shopping later drive to Delhi through express highway to bard the flight or Train to Amritsar as per your choice. Our representative will meet you and provide the transfer to hotel for 3 nights stay in Amritsar - is just about an idol place to make a base for visits to rural Punjab & have an idea of the way of life of the state, which is perhaps the most prosperous in India & produces almost half of the century’s food grain.
Evening witness the Palki Ceremony at the iconic Golden Temple when the Sikh Holy Book is carried through a crowd of worshippers before being 'put to bed' for the night. All are allowed inside the Golden Temple. Heads must be covered. Shoes, Tobacco, Narcotics must be left outside. Photography is permitted, except inside Harmandar Sahib
Day 10 In Amritsar
After breakfast visit to Golden Temple – the Holy Sikh Shrine followed by Jallianwala Bagh, is an important monument dedicated to hundreds of martyrs, who lost their lives in a massacre in 1919. An important event in India’s freedom struggle was the massacre of around 700-800 unsuspecting people at Amritsar’s Jallianwala Bagh, under the orders of the infamous British General Dyer. The massacre took place on April 13, 1919. All around the world, including Lenin & British leaders like Asquith & Winston Churchill, condemned the event. It may be mentioned that the Jallianwala Bagh tragedy was one of the most horrifying & important incident that instigated the Indians on the decisive track against British dominion. A Martyrs Memorial has been erected at the site amidst landscape grounds. The Martyrs Gallery houses portraits of national leaders & paintings depicting the fateful day.
Afternoon a visit to the Wagah Border is an interesting experience especially at Sunset when the retreat ceremony takes place with the BSF on the Indian side & the Satluj Rangers on the Pakistan side putting up a well- coordinated and spectacular display, which compares very favorably with the changing of the Guard in London Overnight stay
Day 11 In Amritsar
After breakfast we go for heritage walk will take you through the charm of old Ambarsar. This walk will enlighten facts about Ambarsar that stay hidden in the heart of the Golden city. This city is approximately 450 years old and was formerly known as Ramdaspur. The fourth Sikh Guru, Guru Ramdas founded and named this city which is now known as Amritsar.
The Heritage walk will take you around 2-3 hours post departure from the hotel lobby, and we shall take you around the magical lanes of old Ambarsar which will leave you with facts and memories that will stay with you for a lifetime. War Memorial - Stories Untold Distance from 15 Kms An ode to heroism and Valour, the famous War Memorial & Museum is a must visit for all battle history lovers. From the age of Alexander the Great to the 1999 Kargil war, this place narrates war stories unheard of. Duration: 2 Hours Price: INR 2500 per person INR 3000 per couple Escort: AC Car & Guide *All applicable taxes are extra
Village Tour - Back to the Roots - Village walk is your chance to connect with a rustic and beautifully raw side of India. From a traditional Punjabi welcome with dhols to an authentic desi lunch, this unique experience has everything you need to trace the beauty of rural India. Duration: 180 Minutes, Price: *INR 4000 per person, INR 4500 per couple, Escort: AC car & Guide *All applicable taxes are extra.
Day 12 Amritsar Delhi – Onward
After breakfast fly back to Delhi or there are Shatabdi Express train one in morning at 05.00 and other number 12032 Amritsar Shatabdi express at 16.50 hrs arrive Delhi at 23.05 hrs packed hot dinner on board. Upon arrival transfer to Aerocity hotel quite near to International airport. To connect the onward destination flight for home town
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