Day 1 : Arrive Delhi and Full Day Local Sight Seeing
Upon Arrival, at Delhi Railway Station or Airport we proceed for our pre-booked hotel. After freshen up we proceed for Delhi full day local sightseeing. We cover Jama Masjid, Red Fort (Closed on Monday), Raj Ghat, Jantar Mantar, Lakshmi Narayan Birla Temple, President House, Parliament House, India Gate, Qutab Minar, Lotus Temple (Closed on Monday), Akshardham Temple (Closed on Monday). Evening if time permits we enjoy shopping also at Delhi. Evening returns to Hotel. Overnight at Delhi
Day 2 : Drive to Chandigarh (5hrs.)
After breakfast proceed for Chandigarh - is the first planned modern city of India designed by the French architect Le Corbusier. Chandigarh is a city in India that serves as the capital of two states - Punjab and Haryana. However, the city does not belong to either state. Rather, the city is administered by the federal government and hence classified as a union territory.
Day 3 : Chandigarh - Local Full Day Sight Seeing
After breakfast we proceed for a sightseeing trip of this beautiful city and visit its popular attractions, such as Rock Garden, Sukhna Lake, Capitol Complex and Open Hand. Rock Garden is a masterpiece that was formed from urban and industrial waste. Established as an open-air exhibition hall, it houses many items made porcelain, metal wires, auto parts, mudguards, frames, etc. The man-made Sukhna Lake, situated at the foothills of the Shivalik range, has a 3-km shoreline. It was built in the year 1958, Sport activities, like water skiing, yachting and boating are on offer at this lake. Open Hand is a 50 tone and 14-metre high and structure that was created by Le Corbusier. Made out of metal sheets, this giant hand is a symbolism of unity and peace.
Day 4 : Chandigarh to Amritsar (6hrs.)
Checkout from Hotel after breakfast and then we drive to Amritsar by Road. Amritsar (also called Ambarsar) is a city in the northwestern Indian state of Punjab, not far from the border with Pakistan. At the center of its walled old town is the gilded Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib), considered the holiest gurdwara, or religious complex, of the Sikh religion. It’s at the end of a causeway, surrounded by the sacred Amrit Sarovar lake, where pilgrims bathe.
Jallianwala Bagh: Located near the famous Golden Temple of Amritsar, Jallianwala Bagh is a public garden that also houses a memorial to commemorate the massacre of peaceful celebrators by the British forces. Spread over 6.5 acres of land, Jallianwala Bagh is associated with one of the saddest days in Indian History when thousands of innocent people were killed on the orders of General Dyer as they gathered for a peaceful celebration of Baisakhi. There is a memorial tablet at the entrance which serves as a record of history. The tragic incident left a deep scar on the country, and a memorial was constructed post the independence for the innocents who lost their lives in this devastating incident. Established by the government of India in 1951, the massacre memorial was inaugurated by Dr Rajendra Prasad on 13th April 1961. The place has now been turned into a beautiful park and is managed by the Jallianwala Bagh National memorial trust.
A number of structures are present inside the premises which resound of the atrocities that occurred here. These include a wall which still bears the marks of the bullets that were hurled blindly at the civilians and a well in which many people jumped to save themselves from the onslaught of the bullets. It is estimated that over a 1000 Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs lost their lives in this brutal assault. a narrow alley of immense historical importance passes through here. An air of eerie calm still lingers over the Jallianwala Bagh and gives one a feeling of indescribable sadness and peace. Overnight at Amritsar.
Day 5 : Amritsar - Wagah Border (Atari Border) - Amritsar
Today after breakfast day free for shopping and later visit Indo-Pak Wagah/Atari Border to watch Flag Retreat Ceremony- Wagah/Atari, an army outpost on Indo-Pak border 30 Kms from Amritsar where the daily highlight is the evening “Beating the Retreat” ceremony. Soldiers from both countries march in perfect drill, going through the steps of bringing down their respective national flags. As the sun goes down, nationalistic fervor rises and lights are switched on marking the end of the day amidst thunderous applause. Overnight at Amritsar
Day 6 : Amritsar Hotel to Amritsar Airport / Railway Station Drop
After breakfast, we checkout from hotel and proceed to Amritsar airport/railway station to board the flight/Train back to home.