Highlights: Delhi - Amritsar - Agra
Alternate travel dates: 1 Sept 18 - 20 Sept 18
Delhi - Clarks Hotel
Amritsar - Comfort Inn Alstonia 4*
Agra - Hotel Royale Residency 3*
Day 1: Delhi
Upon arrival at Delhi airport welcome, meet and assist and transfer to Hotel
Rest of the day at leisure and Overnight stay at Hotel
Day 2: Delhi
Full day sightseeing tour of Delhi. You will get a feel for this city as you explore its historic sights. Raj Ghat which is located on the banks of the river Yamuna, This is Mahatma Gandhi’s Memorial, where he was cremated following his assassination in January 1948. Opposite the Red Fort lies Jama Masjid made of red sandstone and white marble, completed in 1656. It is India’s largest mosque. Explore the bustling cultural delight of the colourful market on the 'cycle rickshaw' for a unique experience from the Red Fort, through "Chandni Chowk" or Silver Street, experiencing the sights and sounds of this very busy avenue-heading west from the Fort. You will take a view of Red Fort – the 17th century imposing fortress built in red sandstone is surrounded by a huge boundary wall 33m high. Inside are exquisite palaces and beautiful gardens.
Afternoon you will head into New Delhi, visiting Humayun’s Tomb, an impressive garden tomb with high arches and a double dome, built by his wife Haji Begum in the 16th Century. An early example of Mughal architecture considered the predecessor of the Taj Mahal.
Then continue on to the wonderful Qutab Minar - the landmark of Delhi, the beautiful grounds feature the well preserve a huge tower of victory standing over 72 meters. You will drive on to Rajpath and through to India Gate and the Lutyens Delhi with its tree lined boulevards leading to the British Viceroy’s Palace (Rashtrapati Bhavan) now the official residence of the President of India, the Secretariat, India Gate and Parliament House.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 3: Delhi to Amritsar by train
Transfer from Hotel to New Delhi railway station to board train for Amritsar.Upon arrival at Amritsar railway station transfer to Hotel
Amritsar meaning “pool of the nectar of immortality”. It is the spiritual and cultural centre of Sikh religion.
Overnight stay at Hotel
Day 4: Amritsar
Morning visit Golden Temple– the holiest shrine of the Sikh religion. The GoldenTemple sits on a rectangular platform, surrounded by pool of water called the AmritSarovar after which the city is named. Visitors to the Golden Temple must remove their shoes, wash their feet and cover their heads with a scarf.
Jalianwala Bagh – Here on 13 April 1919 British Indian Army soldiers under the command of Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer opened fire on an unarmed gathering of men, women and children and killed 379 people.
Durgayana Mandir – The Durgiana Temple complex was built in the 16th century, dedicated to Goddess Durga. The Temple is situated outside the Lohgarh Gate; one can walk away from the Golden Temple complex through the narrow passage to visit Durgiana Temple. Durgiana Temple closely resembles the Golden Temple and also Known as Lakshmi Narayan Temple.
In the afternoon excursion to Wagah border to witness change of guard ceremony between India and Pakistan armies.
Overnight stay at hotel
Amritsar to Delhi by trains
Delhi to Agra by surface
Transfer from Hotel to Amritsar railway station in time to board train for Delhi. Local snacks, tea / coffee and breakfast will be served on board.Arrive New Delhi railway station – Our car and driver will be waiting for you.Upon arrival at New Delhi railway station drive to Agra,Upon arrival at Agra, check in at Hotel
Overnight stay at Hotel
Day 6: Agra to Delhi by surface
Morning enjoy visiting the world famous Taj Mahal by sunrise (closed on Friday) The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died in 1631, built one of the world’s most famous buildings, the ‘Taj Mahal’. Its perfect proportions and exquisite craftsmanship have been described as ‘a vision, a dream, a poem, and a wonder’. visit the 16th century
After breakfast check out from hotel and proceed to visit Agra fort. This commanding red sandstone monument stretches 2.5 kilometres along the banks of River Yamuna, encompasses serene gardens and terrace pavilions, with striking views providing glimpse of the magnificent Taj Mahal across the river. Later drive to Delhi
Upon arrival at Delhi, check in at Hotel
Overnight stay at Hotel
Day 7: Depart Delhi
Breakfast at Hotel
12:00 noon standard check out time
Transfer from Hotel to Delhi airport in time to board flight for onward journey.
- Flights from London with Qatar Airways
- Airport taxes
- 6 nights accommodation on Bed & Breakfast basis
- All transfers, sightseeing and excursions by private air-conditioned car
- Services of local English speaking guide as per the itinerary during city tour
- Train fare for the sector Delhi-Amritsar-Delhi by air-conditioned chair car
- Bed & Breakfast