|Morning sightseeing tour of
Chandigarh including Museum, High Court, Assembly
Chamber and Rock Garden.
Chandigarh - Chandigarh is a modern
city with planned layout and sleek buildings.
Famed as the Mecca of modern architecture
and planning all over the world, it is barely
40 year old and yet has cultivated an ambience
of its own. Designed by French architect
Le Corbusier, Chandigarh's highlights are
the monumental Capitol Complex housing the
Secretariat, the Assembly, and the High
Court, the sleek shopping area and city
center of Sector 17, which is a pedestrian's
paradise with fountains, sculptures and
groves of tree and Leisure Valley, a garland
of gardens adorning the city and housing
the famous Rose Garden, the Garden of Tranquility,
Garden of Rare Plants, Garden of Annuals,
and the Bougainvillea Garden.
Afternoon drive to Amritsar to visit the
famous Golden Temple.
Transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
|Amritsar - The religious
and cultural capital of Sikhs, Amritsar of
Punjab is best known for its Golden Temple
with its four entrance doors called deoris
and artistic shrines that display architectural
splendor. The gold covered sanctum casting
its reflection in the holy tank, the spotless
marble walkways and pavements are the highlights
of this Gurudwara. Another highlights of the
city are Jalianwala Bagh, where there is memorial
of the peaceful martyrs that became victims
of the 1919 massacre ordered by British General
Dyer, 16th century Durgiana Mandir dedicated
to Goddess Durga and Wagah Border on Indo-Pakistan
border, where one can see the glorious change
of guards ceremony and the precise methods
of flag hoisting and lowering followed by
border security forces of both the countries.
Return to Amritsar.
Afternoon visit to Golden Temple.
Overnight stay at hotel.