- Exciting visit to the Wagah border
- Participate in the singing and dancing at the Changing of the Guards ceremony at the border
- Visit to Shri Harmandar Sahib and the Akhal Takht at the Golden Temple complex
- Experience holy ‘Langar’ at the Golden Temple
- Visit to the Durgiana temple
- Shop at Mahajans for Amritsar’s famous ‘papper’, wadi, and other Amritsari specialties
- Dinner at Surjit’s food plaza
- Daily blog
- GPS access to whereabouts of the group
- Full time tour escort of the duration of the tour
- Experienced English speaking guides for sightseeing
Day 01 – Delhi / Amritsar (Swarna Shatabdi at 0730 / 1325 hrs)
Depart from your school in time to catch the Swarn Shatabdi at 0730 hours this morning. Breakfast and snacks will be served on board. On arrival at Amritsar at 1325 hrs you will be transferred to your preferred hotel. Depart for a visit to the Wagah border after lunch.
Located on the Indo-Pakistan border, Wagah is 28 kilometers from the Amritsar main town. A large number of visitors come to this place to see the Changing of the Guards ceremony and the flag hoisting and lowering activities which are done with great skill and precision by the border security forces of both the countries. A sight you cannot afford to miss.
Return to the hotel for tea, and to freshen up. Later, enjoy traditional Amritsari cuisine at the world famous Surjit’s Food Plaza- the culinary highlight of the tour.
Overnight at your hotel.
Day 02 – Visit to Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh and Durgiana Temple, Return to Delhi
In the morning after breakfast proceed to visit Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh, and
Located in the heart of the city is the Golden Temple, the most visited tourist attraction of Amritsar. Characterised by its four entrance doors called deoris in all four directions and the tastefully decorated shrines; in terms of art and architecture, the Golden Temple welcomes everyone regardless of the religion or faith one follows. The stunning sanctum, shimmering in the water of the holy tank, flanked by spotlessly clean marble walkways and pavements makes it breathtakingly beautiful. The Sikh faith welcomes and feeds all.
A 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. The Jallianwala Bagh massacre, also known as the Amritsar massacre, was a seminal event in the British rule of India. On 13 April 1919, a crowd of non-violent protesters, along with Baishakhi pilgrims, had gathered in the Jallianwala Bagh garden in Amritsar, Punjab to protest the arrest of two leaders despite a curfew which had been recently declared. On the orders of Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer, the army fired on the crowd for ten minutes, directing their bullets largely towards the few open gates through which people were trying to run out. The dead numbered between 370 and 1,000, or possibly more. The “brutality stunned the entire nation”, resulting in a “wrenching loss of faith” of the general public in the intentions of Britain The ineffective inquiry and the initial accolades for Dyer by the House of Lords fueled widespread anger, leading to the Non-cooperation movement of 1920–22 and the resulting Independence from the British.
Return to the hotel for lunch after which you will visit the Durgiana temple, a replica of the Golden Temple. This temple derives its name from the Goddess Durga and it is also called by the name of Lakshmi Narayan Temple.
The temple was constructed by Harsai Mal Kapoor in 1908 on the pattern of the Sikh Golden Temple and it is located near the Lohgarh gate. It is sometimes called Silver temple for its carved silver doors. The temple complex has some historic temples such as Sita Mata and Bara Hanuman.
Later, continue on to the railway station in time for the Swarn Shatabdi at 1700 hours. Evening tea and dinner will be served onboard. Arrival at Delhi, at 2305 hrs.
- Accommodation at hotel mentioned above on double/triple/quad sharing basis.
- Transfer from school to New Delhi railway station by air-conditioned coach.
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Chauffer driven Ac Luxury coaches for Railway station transfers, tours and excursions in Amritsar.
- Air conditioned chair car tickets for Amritsar and back.
- English speaking local guides, for sightseeing and excursions as per program.
- Services of a tour escort for the duration of the tour.
- Daily blog.
- GPS access to the know the whereabouts of the group.
- Travel insurance.
- All applicable taxes.
- Any expenses of personal nature, such as telephone bills, laundry bills, tips at hotels and restaurants.
- Any camera fee to the places of visits.
- Any other expenses of similar nature.