OVERVIEW- Golden Temple, also known as Sri Harmindar Sahib, is the holiest shrine in Sikhism which is alive with religious fervour and sacredness. It houses, Golden Temple an iconic Gurudwara with dome covered in gold, which every year is visited by Sikh as well as Hindu followers in huge numbers. Serving as a symbol of brotherhood and equality, Golden Temple is visited by people from all over the globe who come here to seek spiritual solace and religious fulfillment. Although the Golden Temple itself is of great historical and architectural interest, it is the view of the resplendent shrine, glistening in the centre of the tank, bringing an infinite calmness that is most memorable to a visitor. Located in the beautiful city of Amritsar, Golden Temple is just a small part of the vast complex known as Harmandir Sahib or Darbar Sahib to the Sikhs. The spiritual focus is the tank, the Amrit Sarovar, which surrounds the glistening central shrine. Amritsar takes its name from this Amrit Sarovar which was excavated in 1577 by the fourth Sikh guru, Guru Ram Das. The Hari Mandir (central temple) is connected to the pathway by a marble causeway which is known as Guru's Bridge. This path symbolises the journey of the soul after death. Embraced by marble stairways, this tank is believed to have healing powers that can cure many diseases. The pilgrims gather at this place of mesmerizing beauty and sublime peacefulness to listen to hymns and pay obeisance to the Guru Granth Sahib (the holy scripture) which is read here.
DELHI- New Delhi, capital of India is a mix of the ancient and modern architecture. This 3rd largest city of India unwinds a picture rich with culture, architecture, and human diversity. Divided in two parts, Old Delhi & New Delhi, the city is a travel hub of Northern India and exerts a beguiling charm on visitors.
AMRITSAR- The most sacred city of the Sikhs is an important tourist destination of Punjab. The word Amritsar means the Pool of Nectar, and is named after the sacred pool in the Golden Temple, one of the holiest Sikh shrines. The city was founded by the fourth Guru of Sikhs, Guru Ramdas.
Tour Destination: Delhi – Amritsar – Delhi
Travel Duration: 02 Nights/03 Days
DAY 1: DELHI – AMRITSAR- Today drive to Golden City-Amritsar. Later transfer to hotel. In the evening visit
THE GOLDEN TEMPLE- located in the heart of the city, where Sikhs from all over the world come to pay their devotions to Guru Granth Sahib and take a dip in the Amrit Saras Kund (Pool of Immortality) for spiritual purification is the major landmark here.
Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 2: AMRITSAR- After breakfast, visit
THE JALLIANWALA BAGH- historical monument that tells the sad story of mass killing during the independence movement in India. Here lies the memorial of the martyrs of the 1919 massacre by British General Dyer.
WAGAH BORDER- Located 28 kilometers from the Amritsar main town on the Indo-Pakistan border. The most fascinating thing here is to see the change of guard’s ceremony and the Flag Hoisting and lowering activities, which are done with great skills by the Border Security Forces (BSF) of both the Countries.
Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 3: AMRITSAR – DELHI- Day free for leisure and later, drive back to Delhi to catch your flights towards onward destination.
Distance & Time (Approx)
- Delhi – Amritsar: 470 kms/09 hrs
New Delhi at a Glance
- Population: 16,787,941
- Area: 1,484 sq kms
- Geo Location: North India
- Average Climate: Summer extends from Apr. to Jun. (25°C to 46°C), Winter from Oct. to Mar. (3 °C - 30°C), and Monsoon from Jul. to Sep. (25°C to 35°C).
- Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year, though the best climate is experienced from Sep. to Apr.
- STD Code: 011
- Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport
Amritsar at a Glance
- Population: 1,219,478
- Area: 2,683 sq kms
- Geo Location: Punjab (North India)
- Average Climate: Summer extends from Apr. to Jun. (25°C to 46°C), Winter from Oct. to Mar. (3 °C - 30°C)
- Best Time to Visit: September - May
- STD Code: 0183
- Airport: Amritsar International Airport