DAY 1- Arrive Jammu Tawi – Katra (65 km - 1 hour)
Arrive Jammu and drive to Katra Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 2- Katra (1 ft - 1 min)
After breakfast, later drive to take Maa Vaishno Devi Darshan. Vaishno Devi Mandir is one of the holiest Hindu temples dedicated to Shakti, located in the hill of Vaishno Devi, Jammu and Kashmir. In Hinduism, Vaishno Devi, also known as Mata Rani and Vaishnavi, is a manifestation of the Mother Goddess.The temple is near the town of Katra, in Udhampur district in the state of Jammu and Kashmir,. It is one of the most revered places of worship in Northern India. The shrine is at an altitude of 5200 feet and a distance of approximately 12 kilometres (7.45 miles) from Katra. Milion of pilgrims visit the temple every year and is the second most visited religious shrine in India, after Tirumala Venkateswara Temple. The Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board maintains the shrine. A rail link from Udhampur to Katra is being built to facilitate pilgrimage. Return back to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 3- Katra – Amritsar (210 km - 4 hours 30 mins)
After breakfast, check-out from hotel and drive to Amritsar. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. 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 4- Amritsar
After breakfast drive to visit:-Golden Temple - Also called Sri Harmandir Sahib, the most visited tourist attraction of Amritsar.The Golden Temple was laid by Guru Ram Das in the 14th century.The Golden Temple, situated in Amritsar, Punjab, is the most sacred temple for Sikhs. It is acclaimed as one of the holiest sites of the Sikhs. It has four doorways and gorgeously decorated arches. Reflecting influences of both Hindu and Muslim styles of architecture, the temple standing in the middle of a tank, exudes tremendous architectural brilliance which draws the attention of numerous tourists around the globe. Although principally a pilgrimage spot for the Sikhs, it is visited by people of all religions and proves to be one of the greatest tourist attractions in Amritsar on your tour to India. 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 organised 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. Return back to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 5- Amritsar – Haridwar (406 km - 8 hours 0 mins)
After breakfast, check-out from hotel and drive to Haridwar. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 6- Haridwar
After breakfast, later visit Rishikesh :- It is the7th largest city in India. It is also called as the “Gateway to the Garhawl Himalayas”. The town is a famous tourist spot and also a major pilgrimage spot for the Hindus. The River Ganges flows through the town of Rishikesh and it is famous for its various shrines and yoga ashrams. Rishikesh also is among the few places in India that offers a multitude of adventure sports to its visitors. Laxman Jhula:- Built in 1939, Laxman or Lakshamana Jhula is a suspension bridge in Rishikesh With a length of 450 feet and at a height of around 70 feet from the river. According to Hindu mythology, this bridge is built in the same place, where Lakshamana once crossed the river Ganges on a jute rope, thus making this another important pilgrim attraction. Later return back to Haridwar & visit:- CHANDI DEVI - Haridwar-The Chandi Devi Temple, situated atop the Neel Parvat, gives a panoramic view of the entire Haridwar town. The temple was built in the year 1929 by the then king of Kashmir Suchat Singh. According to a legend, Adi Shankaracharya established the main statue here during the eighth century AD. You can either trek the 3-km path to get to the temple from Chandi Ghat or take the ropeway that starts from the nearby Gauri Shankar Temple. BHARAT MATA TEMPLE - Haridwar-The Bharat Mata Temple is a massive eight-store structure consecrated in 1983. Each floor of the temple houses statues of different mythological and historical legends, religious deities, leaders and heroes who played important role in the formation of the modern India. The temple was founded by Swami Satyamitranand Giri. The first floor of the temple has the statue of Bharat Mata or Mother India with a map of India on a raised platform. Likewise, the other floors also contain renowned figures of Indian history and mythology while the fifth floor serves as the assembly hall. MAYA DEVI TEMPLE - Haridwar-The Maya Devi Temple holds great religious importance for the follower of Hindu religion. It is said that a vital part of Goddess Sati had fallen at this place during the process of divine dismemberment. The temple is also regarded as one of the Siddhapethas dedicated to the Adhisthatri Devi of Haridwar. Evening visit Har Ki Pauri Ghat witnesses hundreds taking a dip in water of Ganga here. The place is so famous and considered so auspicious Ghat no one wants to miss in it on his trip to Haridwar, infact no pilgrim leaves Haridwar without paying a visit the Ghat. Literally meaning, the Har means Lord Vishnu and Paudi means steps. The Place has a large footprint of Lord Vishnu here and hence it came to be known as Har Ki Paudi. Return back to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 7- Haridwar
After breakfast, drive to enjoy city tour of Mussoorie. Towering over the Doon valley is the Queen of Hill Stations, Mussoorie. Mountain mist, old architecture, the riot of flowers and streams transport you to an era of romance from long, long ago. Commanding a wonderful view of extensive Himalayan snow ranges to the north-east, and glittering views of the Doon Valley and Haridwar to the south, the town presents a fairyland atmosphere. It is famous for its scenic beauty. Enchanting view of pine covered hill slopes and snowcapped mountains leave an indelible impression on one's mind. There are also some interesting walks around Mussoorie and other attractions here are the Ropeway ride to Gun Hill - the second largest peak here; Kempty Falls - the biggest and prettiest waterfall located in a beautiful valley and surrounded by high mountains. Mussoorie is conveniently connected by road to Delhi and other major cities of India. Return back to Haridwar. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 8- Haridwar – Delhi (235 km - 5 hours 30 mins)
After breakfast, check-out from hotel and drive to Delhi. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 9- Delhi
After breakfast, Later drive to take a combined tour of Old Delhi and New Delhi. The Older part of Capital takes you to the Red Fort with its Pearl Mosque and exquisite audience halls, Jama Masjid Mosque, with its marble domes and slender minarets; Raj Ghat (where Mahatma Gandhi cremated). The Modern area takes you on a drive along Rajpath, New Delhi's broadest avenue, and see The House of Parliament, the diplomatic enclave and the President's House - The Royale Residency of the former viceroys and now the President of India. Visit the India Gate and The Qutub Minar built in the 12th century. Afternoon visit Akshardham Temple Swaminarayan Akshardham in New Delhi epitomes 10,000 years of Indian culture in all its breathtaking grandeur, beauty, wisdom and bliss. It brilliantly showcases the essence of India’s ancient architecture, traditions and timeless spiritual messages. The Akshardham experience is an enlightening journey through India’s glorious art, values and contributions for the progress, happiness and harmony of mankind. Evening is free for shopping. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 10- Delhi
After breakfast, check-out from hotel and drive to Delhi airport to board the flight for onwards the journey with fond memories of trip.
Tour Ends... (All distances and timings are approx. )