3 days, 2 nights
Duration

Amritsar is home to the magnificent Golden Temple and prides itself on its fabulous Punjabi cuisine. A comparatively small Indian city, it has a complex history of descent against British rule and a profoundly important role in Sikh traditions. The Golden Temple alone is worth a trip to Amritsar, though the delicious food found throughout the city is a tasty plus.

When not at the Golden Temple, head to Wagah to witness the ceremonial ‘Closing of the Border’ between India and Pakistan that occurs every evening or explore the peaceful gardens scattered around the city. Don’t forget to have a fresh lassi (yoghurt drink), no trip to Punjab is complete without one.

TOUR DATES

Independent Travel

TOUR COST

A$600 per person twin share
Single Supplement A$160
* No fixed departure – price based on minimum 2 people

DURATION

3 days, 2 nights

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

• Magnificent Golden Temple
• Wagah – Closing of the Border Ceremony

TOUR ROUTE

Delhi – Amritsar

MAP

Amritsar

Additional information

DestinationIndia
Day 1

Amritsar

Your train leaves New Delhi Station at approximately 7am and will take you on a vivid journey from the urban sprawl of Delhi through to the fertile plains of Haryana and the Punjab. Travelling by train is also one of the many highlights of India as it a fantastic way to witness Indian every day life and meet the locals. Your Shatabi train arrives at Amritsar Station in the early afternoon where you will be met by your local guide to transfer to your hotel.

After a short rest you will be collected by your guide and taxi at 4pm for a trip to the Wagah border to witness the ‘Closing of the Border’. This ceremony takes place every evening and involves a display of pomp and ceremony by the Indian and Pakistani border guards. After the closing ceremony, head back to Amritsar where the rest of the evening at leisure. Enjoy a tasty dinner in one of the many Punjabi restaurants or take an evening stroll around the Golden Temple, which is open 24 hours a day.

Overnight: Hotel, Amritsar

Day 2

Amritsar

Enjoy a full day of Amritsar sightseeing. Take an early morning walk to the Golden Temple to stroll around the serene environment of the inner corridors as the priest’s chant from the Sikh Holy Book. Go to the langar hall, a massive free community dining room run entirely by volunteers. The Golden Temple langar can serve hot meals to up to 100,000 people a day.

After the Golden Temple, visit the Jallianwala Bagh, the memorial gardens for the 1919 British massacre. Today, it is a peaceful garden open to all for strolling and relaxing. Finally, visit the Katra Jaimal Singh Bazaar, famous for its textiles and saris.

After sunset, head back to the Golden temple for an evening stroll and to enjoy its night time serenity. You will be amazed by not only the stunning beauty of this temple but also by the openness of the Sikh people who will be happy to explain any questions that you may have.

Overnight: Hotel, Amritsar

Day 3

Tour Ends

Depart Amritsar by flight late morning. Your tour arrangement with Ekno Travels ends upon arrival in Delhi.

INCLUDES

Transfers from Amritsar Train Station/Airport

Executive class train ticket to Amritsar

Return flight from Amritsar

2 nights accommodation and breakfasts

Car and driver for the return trip to the Wagah border/Golden Temple

English speaking guide for 2 days (including pickup at airport)

EXCLUDES

Indian tourist visa

Lunches and Dinners

Personal expenditure such as drinks, laundry service and souvenirs

Tipping expenses

Compulsory insurance of any kind

Camera and video entry charges at local sights

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