DAY 1- Arrive Amritsar
Upon arrival at Amritsar, transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 2- Amritsar
After breakfast, visit:- Sri Harmandir Saheb - Also known as Golden Temple, the most visited tourist attraction of Amritsar.The Golden Temple was laid by Guru Ram Das in the 14th century. Later proceed to visit Jallianwala Bagh - Is a peaceful park with picnicking families and college kids, but move to a section of the wall which still has visible bullet marks, and you will be reminded of one of the most horrific events in colonial Indian history. When the Rowlatt Act (1919), which gave the British the power to arrest and imprison Indians without a trial if suspected of sedition, was imposed on Indians it was severely criticised and regular hartals (strikes) were organized to protest the law. Then Lieutenant Governor of Punjab, Sir Michael O' Dwyer, arrested an Indian leader causing great unrest among the people. On April 13,1919 (also the festival of Baisakhi) around 10,000 people gathered at the Jallianwala Bagh to peacefully protest the new law. General Dyer had been called to Amritsar to return the city to order. He arrived at the Bagh with 150-armed soldiers, ordered the crowd to disperse and two minutes later inhumanly commanded his troops to open fire. The square was surrounded by high walls and the soldiers had blocked the only entrance (and exit) to the compound. The firing (1650 rounds) continued for about 15 minutes and people were shot as they tried to jump the wall while others drowned after they jumped into the well to escape the relentless onslaught of bullets, most of which found their mark. About 400 people (including children) died while 1500 were left wounded. Though there was an international outcry over this horrific uncalled-for massacre neither Dyer nor O'Dwyer was ever charged with any crime. In response to this massacre, Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore returned his knighthood and Gandhi began his program of civil disobedience announcing that 'co-operation in any shape or form with this satanic government is sinful'. In 1997 Queen Elizabeth II visited Jallianwala Bagh and though she laid a wreath on the memorial to the victims no official apology was made. Jallianwala Bagh is a five-minute walk from the Golden Temple. The stone well has been preserved as a monument to the victims (120 bodies were recovered from the well) and the "flame of liberty," a 45 foot flame-shaped red sandstone pillar set in a pool, was built in 1961 as a memorial. The park is open from 6 am to 7 pm in summer and 7 am to 6 pm in winter. The Martyr's Gallery which features portraits of heroes involved in the incident, is open from 9 am to 5 pm in summer and 10 am to 4 pm in winter. Evening visit Wagah Border - Located at a distance of 28 kilometers from Amritsar. It is the only border crossing between India and Pakistan. It is an army outpost to protect check intrusion from Pakistan and prevents any Indian from going to Pakistan. Special buses and taxes from Amritsar take the tourists to Wagah Border. At the border outpost there is a complex of buildings, roads and barriers on both sides. At the entrance of this outpost, there is a sightseeing gate with an inscription "Swarna Jayanti". From this a panoramic view of the landscape is seen. There are electrified fences with 66,000 volts of electric current. Later drive back to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 3- Amritsar
After breakfast, full day is free at leisure for personal activities. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 4- Amritsar
After breakfast, check-out from hotel and drive to Airport your onward flight with fond memories of the trip.
Tour Ends... (All distances and timings are approx. )
A/c Vehicle (ac will not work in hills OR when the vehicle is parked) as per the itinerary,
state tax, toll charge, parking, driver allowance.
Entrance, Ride, Guide, & Tips,
Any other item not listed in cost includes section.
||Swift Dzire AC
||Toyota Innova AC
||Tempo Traveller 12 AC
1.The balance amount has to be paid upon arrival.
2.Please carry a print-out of travelling voucher for the same.
3.Please fill up the drivers duty slip correctly once the trip is finished
4.One day means a one calendar day (from midnight 12 to midnight 12).
5.AC will not work in hill areas (uphill or downhill) or when the vehicle is parked/stopped.
6.The kilometers and hours will be calculated from our Garage to Garage.
7.Total K.M limit 200 Per day.