Golden Triangle with Amritsar & Himalayan Foothills

12 Days tour exploring the Golden Triangle with Amritsar & the Himalayan Foothills. Visit the holy city of Amritsar – its opulently decorated Golden Temple, a colonial hill station, the land of Taj, followed by a wildlife safari in the dry forests of Ranthambore National Park

Golden Triangle with Amritsar Golden Temple

India is known for its rich culture and heritage coupled with diverse wildlife. You can just not get enough of the culture and art. There will be always something more mystifying and enthralling waiting to be explored and understood. Such is the beauty and magnificence of India.  The India Golden Triangle with Amritsar Golden Temple is a tour where you can appreciate the beauty of India’s diverse climatic conditions, culture, wildlife, cuisine and beautiful landscapes.

In this Delhi Agra Jaipur Amritsar Shimla & Ranthambore tour package, we bring to you one such expedition where we would explore the wildlife of Ranthambore, experience spiritual bliss at the Golden Temple and explore the town of Amritsar, enjoy the splendour of the beautiful hill station Shimla, and witness the land of Taj Mahal – a monument that eternally epitomizes love.

We would love to take you on a tiger trail in the forests of Ranthambore and get you acquainted with these majestic cats. Apart from these big cats, there are a variety of other animals and birds to spot and observe here. A tour across the foothills of the Himalayas gives us a glimpse of the small conventional villages, deep wooded gorges and towns that offer breathtaking views of the majestic Himalayan mountain peaks.  Come with us and be a part of this glorious Golden Triangle and Himalayan foothills tour and we promise that you would not be disappointed.

If you are a nature lover and one that appreciates history, then this Golden Triangle Tour with Amritsar Shimla and Ranthambore is just the one for you. Designed specifically for the wildlife lovers and those having a fascination for ancient culture and heritage, this tour is built to mesmerize, amaze an astound you.

Itinerary

12 Days / 11 Nights

This Golden Triangle with Amritsar Golden Temple & Himalayan Foothills tour has been carefully designed to give you a taste of the exciting, endless possibilities and can be tailored to suit your exact preferences.

You will be arriving in Delhi for your Golden Triangle with Amritsar & Himalayan Foothills tour, from where our representatives will transfer you to the domestic flight to Amritsar. On arrival in Amritsar, you would be escorted by our local representatives and transferred to the hotel. You can freshen up and relax a bit before we start our trip to the Wagah Border.

The flag ceremony is one of the most patriotic things you could see here. Held just before sunset, this parade is fun and unique experience for all age groups. The event is too colorful to watch with flag-running and women dancing. The cheering on both sides makes the event more exciting. We will be part of the flag lowering ceremony happening in the evening.

Overnight stay in: Amritsar

Today we would be going on a sightseeing tour in Amritsar. One of the most important religious places of the Sikhs, this place is popular for its Golden Temple or the Sri Harmandir Sahib. Taking a dip in the sacred water, Amrit Sarovar and partaking one meal (langar) in the temple is considered very sacred. It is worth noting that more than 80,000 pilgrims are fed daily in the temple premises. The temple is breathtakingly beautiful with a blend of Hindu and Muslim architectural pattern and intricate gold engraved panels. The dome itself is made of a whopping 750kg guild of gold. The sanctum sanctorum with the backdrop of spiritual music and verses from the Guru Granth Sahib is sure to connect you with the divine and give you the feeling of eternal bliss.

We would then visit the Jallianwala Bagh, the place which saw thousands get massacred during the British reign in 1919 during the Baisakhi festival. The memorial is a simple but heart-wrenching ode to the countless innocent victims who lost their lives on that fateful day.

We would then travel back to the Golden Temple and be a part of the Palki Sahib. This is the ceremony wherein the holy book of the Sikhs, the Guru Granth Sahib is carried in a procession and put on a bed. The procession is an everyday process and happens with a lot of pomp and show. The temple is a picture of stunning beauty and absolute radiance during the night with the lights reflecting onto the waters and making it glitter and radiate. You would be going back to your hotel where you would stay for the night

Overnight stay in: Taj Swarna Amritsar

On the 3rd day morning, we would be escorting you to the railway station to board a train to Ambala from where you will then be driven to Shimla. You would be checked-in to the hotel and the rest of the day is for you to relax. We would have planned a lot of activities for the next two days.

The next two days, we would be spent exploring the town of Shimla and feast on the splendour of the place. Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh is one of the gorgeous hill-stations of India. You haven’t seen everything till you haven’t explored the train journey to the town of Kandaghat. We would be taking you on this breathtaking journey filled with ecstatic views and enthralling beauty coupled with the cool and pleasant climate. You can do loads of shopping in the Mall road which is the heart of Shimla and is a centre of all activities happening in this place. This is the place you must be for its shops, the mix of new and old and for the amazing spices and stuff you get. The additional bonus of being a no-vehicle zone would give you complete freedom and space to roam and explore the ancient heritage buildings and churches in this area. The colonial houses lined up in rows form an amazing view to behold.

Overnight stay in: The Oberoi Wildflower Hall

Today, after breakfast we would travel to Chandigarh from where you will board a flight to Delhi. On arrival, you would be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your disposal.

Overnight stay in: Delhi

After a complimentary morning meal and get ready for your road journey to Agra- the city of the Taj Mahal.

This ivory-white marble monument which was built by Shah Jahan, in remembrance of his wife Mumtaz Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the world and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The masterpiece took approximately 21 years to get completed in all forms. And the result was an unrivalled piece of art and architecture.

Agra Fort is the next place on the itinerary to be visited.

Overnight stay at: Agra

On the 8th day, you would be driven to Ranthambore National Park. If you want to spot Bengal tigers, this is the best place to do so. Our India Golden Triangle with Amritsar & Himalayan foothills tour would now divert from sightseeing to wildlife exploration.

Established in the year 1955, this national park is one of the most popular tourist attractions due to its abundance of the big cats. Over the next two days, we would be exploring wildlife and going on tiger trails in this national park. The best timing for tiger spotting at Ranthambore is between October and May. You would be enjoying game drives in the morning and afternoons here for the next two days.

Ranthambore is home to many rare and exotic species of animals and birds. Apart from the large population of tigers, some of the other most common animals you would spot here are Chintals, Sloth Bears, Caracals, Jackals, Foxes, Blue Bull Antelope, Sambhar, Rhesus Macaque and many others. The birds commonly sighted in this region are Serpent Eagles, Indian Gray Hornbills, Great Crested Grebe and Cormorants among many others.

Overnight stay in: Sher Bagh Camp

After your last game drive in Ranthambore National Park early in the morning, it is time to bid adieu to the wilderness of Ranthambore as our Golden Triangle Tour with Amritsar Shimla and Ranthambore is almost over. We would be driving you to Jaipur Airport from where you would board a flight to Delhi.

You would be staying in Delhi for the day and are free to explore the nearby places and do some local shopping. The rest of the day is at your disposal.

Overnight stay in: The Oberoi, Gurgaon

This is the last day of your Golden Triangle and Himalayas tour and you would be leaving from Delhi on your onward journey. We hope you have lots of fun with us and tons of memories to cherish from this tour.

Quick Facts

Wildlife

Tigers, Leopards, Striped Hyenas, Sambar Deer, Chinkara, Wild Boar, Indian Foxes

Must Do’s

Visit the holy waters of the Golden Temple at Amritsar and enjoy a city tour of the beautiful hill station Shimla. Track the imposing Bengal tigers at the Ranthambore National Park.

Ideal for

This is ideal for those interested in trekking tours in India or those looking for a Himalayan vacation.

Options & Extension

Those interested in a Himalayan walking holiday through the foothills of Himalayas can extend their tour through the traditional villages & forested hills of Kathgodam and Binsar wildlife sanctuary. Also, the package can be extended to include visits to other places in India such as Dharamshala, Pragpur & a Himalayan Queen toy train journey from Shimla to Delhi.

Dates & Rates

Fully inclusive rate per person sharingPrice
10 October 2017 - 15 April 2018Available On Request
  • Accommodation on double sharing basis
  • Breakfast at all hotels, except at The Sher Bagh Tented Camp, Ranthambore, where the stay is on full board basis
  • Transport by an experienced chauffeur-driven Toyota Innova comfort SUV
  • Entrance fees at monuments in Delhi & Agra
  • Morning & Afternoon Game drive (one each) at the Ranthambore National Park
  • Services of English-speaking tour guides during sightseeing tours in Delhi & Agra
  • Bottled drinking water available during sightseeing tours and long drives
  • AC Chair train fare
  • All government taxes applicable

At Camps & Lodges

  • Accommodation on a twin sharing basis
  • All meals
  • Park fees
  • Photographic fees (non-professional)
  • Services of an English-speaking naturalist
  • Forest guide fees
  • Scheduled safari activities in the morning and evening
  • All applicable taxes
  • This rate is not valid in on special holidays such as Christmas / New Year / Diwali etc
  • Check in time at the hotels is 14:00 hrs and check out time is noon.
  • The quote is valid for two people travelling together and sharing the same room.
  • Vehicle included for this trip is an air conditioned Toyota Innova
  • Air fare mentioned is based on current fares applicable in economy class.
  • The Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays.
  • Only morning game drives are possible in the national parks on Wednesdays, as the parks are closed on Wednesday afternoons
  • Game drives at National Parks are in shared jeeps
  • This offer only applies to the hotels and resorts specifically mentioned in the itinerary

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