Amritsar, in north-west India, is a vibrant, relaxed and gracious city. It is most famous for the spectacular Golden Temple, the holiest shrine of the Sikh religion, whose golden exterior shimmers in a pool of sacred water. Sacked by the Afghans in 1761, the shrine was rebuilt by the Sikhs’ greatest secular leader, Maharaja Ranjit Singh. He donated the gold top, believed to be gilded with 100kg of pure gold, which gave it the name Swaran Mandir or Golden Temple. On this 2-night tour, witness the holy evening ceremony at the Golden Temple, visit the Jallianwala Bagh memorial, enjoy cycle-rickshaw ride in the vibrant bazaars and gorge on to the rich and traditional cuisine of Amritsar.
Day 1: Today at 0830 Hours, you will be picked up from your hotel in Delhi and driven to the holy city of Amritsar (450 km / approx.7.5 hours) in a private vehicle. On arrival, check into your hotel. Later in the evening, proceed on a special visit to the Golden Temple to witness the holy ceremony of closing of the sacred book Guru Granth Sahib. The huge gathering of devotees with flower shower will mesmerize you on this experience amidst the holy hymns. Overnight at hotel Regenta Central in Amritsar.Day 2: Enjoy buffet breakfast at the hotel. Later, a guide will take you to explore the holy city of Amritsar. Visit the Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh and Ram Bagh - a lush garden conceptualized from the Mughal garden of Lahore. Also, enjoy a rickshaw ride through the vibrant bazaars. In the evening, enjoy a traditional dinner at a local restaurant to taste the flavours of the region. Overnight at hotel Regenta Central in Amritsar.Day 3: After breakfast, departure for Delhi. En route drive past the agricultural fields and various Sikh shrines glistening in white. On arrival in Delhi, you will be dropped back to your city hotel.