Amritsar is home to the 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 the Wagah Border to witness the ceremonial ‘Closing of the Border’ between India and Pakistan every evening or explore the gardens scattered around the city. Don’t forget to have a lassi( yogurt drink), no trip to Punjab is complete without one.
|DURATION||3 days, 2 nights|
|COST||A$570 per person twin share
* minimum 2 people
Transfer from the train station/airport to hotel. A taxi will collect you at 4pm and take you to the Wagah border to experience the ‘Closing of the Border’. This ceremony takes place every evening and involves a display of pomp and ceremony by the Indian and Pakistani authorities. After the closing ceremony, head back to Amritsar. The rest of the evening is at your leisure. Overnight Amritsar
Early morning walk to the Golden Temple . 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 community meal ran entirely by volunteers. The Golden Temple langar can serve up to 100,000 people a day. After the golden temple, visit JallianwalaBagh, the memorial gardens for the 1919 British massacre. Today, it is a peaceful garden open to strolling and relaxing. Finally, visit the KatraJaimal 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. Overnight Amritsar
Transfer from Amritsar Train Station/Airport to the CJ International Hotel Amritsar
2 nights’ accommodation
Car and driver for the return trip to the Wagah border
Personal expenditure such as food, drinks, laundry service and souvenirs
Compulsory insurance of any kind
Camera and video entry charges at local sights