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Amritsar: Small Group Sightseeing Tour with Wagah Border

1. Amritsar: Small Group Sightseeing Tour with Wagah Border

Explore the magnificent sights in Amritsar under the guidance of an expert local guide. From your hotel, head first to the famous Golden Temple, one of the most vital structures and key landmarks in the city. After you offer prayers at the Golden Temple, you'll visit the Langar Hall (Community Kitchen) and witness how food is made for thousands of pilgrims who arrive daily at this sacred location. This is followed by a trip to Jallianwala Bagh where the infamous massacre took place under the troops of the British Indian Army. Afterwards, visit the only Museum dedicated to the horrific Partition of India in 1947. You will explore the different exhibitions, with both video and photographic displays providing you with the stories behind the events. Expressive paintings depicting these harrowing times are also on display in the museum. Finally, head out to the Wagah Border and visit the historic Grand Trunk Road, the only link between India and Pakistan in 1999. During the ceremony, you will watch the soldiers of India and Pakistan put on a show of sorts, with the lowering of both flags and a handshake between two nations. At the end of the ceremony, you will be dropped back to your hotel.

Chandigarh: Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour of the City

2. Chandigarh: Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour of the City

To begin your day tour, our chauffeur will pick you up from your accommodation in Chandigarh. The first stop in the day tour will be the most famous tourist attraction of Chandigarh; Rock Garden. The beautiful garden is home to some of the most creative art pieces and sculptures made from Industrial and home waste. Rock Garden also houses a massive waterfall along with some 5000 sculptures. Next, proceed to visit the beautiful lake located in Chandigarh; the Sukhna Lake. Other than offering a pristine landscape and breath-taking views, Sukhna Lake is also a favored tourist destination for the adventure sports like boating and solar cruise. This man-made lake is a home to several species of fishes and migratory birds, which attracts many tourists. Later, start your drive to the Chandigarh Museum and Art Gallery. The museum holds a substantial amount of paintings, artifacts and sculptures. One can learn a lot about the rich history and culture of the region in the museum. Afterwards, proceed to visit one of the most serene places in Chandigarh that is the Rose Garden. The massive garden exhibits some of the rarest and most exquisite varieties of roses and other flowers. The well manicured garden, also houses many other species of trees and plants. The majestic Shivalik Hills in the backdrop makes the view of the garden even more enthralling. After enjoying some lunch, proceed for the last stop in the day tour, which is the Leisure Valley. Chandigarh’s significant tourist destination, the Leisure Valley is spread over an area of 20 acres. Housing a full dedicated garden to varieties of Bougainvillea, the Leisure Valley is a must visit places when in Chandigarh. With this our day tour of local sightseeing in Chandigarh comes to an end, and our chauffeur will take you back to your place of stay.

Amritsar 02 days Tour

3. Amritsar 02 days Tour

2-Day Amritsar Exploration: Immerse Yourself in Rich Heritage and Spiritual Bliss Day 1: Icons of Amritsar's History and Culture Golden Temple: Begin your day with a visit to the mesmerizing Golden Temple, the spiritual heart of Amritsar. Also known as Harmandir Sahib, this glistening monument is a symbol of inclusivity and devotion. Explore the stunning architecture, stroll around the tranquil Sarovar, and partake in the Langar – a free community meal. Jallianwala Bagh: Immerse yourself in India's struggle for independence at Jallianwala Bagh. This historical garden serves as a poignant reminder of the tragic events of the 1919 massacre. The memorial wall, eternal flame, and well showcase the sacrifices made during that time. Durgiana Temple: Pay a visit to the intricately designed Durgiana Temple, often referred to as the "Silver Temple." Dedicated to Goddess Durga, the temple's architecture mirrors the Golden Temple and is adorned with exquisite carvings and sculptures. Wagah Border Ceremony: As the sun sets, experience the electrifying atmosphere at the Wagah Border. Witness the grand Beating Retreat ceremony as Indian and Pakistani soldiers engage in a spirited display of patriotism. The energy, enthusiasm, and flag-lowering ceremony create an unforgettable spectacle. Day 2: Exploring Tradition and Heritage On Day 2, delve deeper into Amritsar's rich heritage and traditions, immersing yourself in the city's vibrant local life. Partition Museum: Gain insights into one of the most significant events in India's history at the Partition Museum. Through exhibits, stories, and artifacts, learn about the painful partition of 1947 that divided India and Pakistan. Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum: Discover the legacy of the "Lion of Punjab" at this museum dedicated to Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Explore a treasure trove of artifacts, paintings, and possessions that offer a glimpse into the life and times of this legendary ruler. Amritsar Markets: Roam through bustling local markets like Hall Bazaar and Katra Jaimal Singh. Shop for intricate Phulkari embroidery, traditional jewelry, spices, and more. These markets are a vibrant reflection of Amritsar's lively culture. Gobindgarh Fort: Conclude your tour at the historic Gobindgarh Fort. Uncover the fort's rich past through captivating sound and light shows. Explore the different sections of the fort, each narrating a unique story of Amritsar's history. Amritsar 2-day tour Golden Temple spiritual experience Jallianwala Bagh historical significance Wagah Border ceremony spectacle Durgiana Temple architecture Partition Museum insights Maharaja Ranjit Singh heritage Amritsar local markets shopping Gobindgarh Fort history exploration Best Amritsar itinerary Cultural immersion Punjab Top things to do in Amritsar

Amritsar: Golden Temple and Jallianwala Bagh Private Tour

4. Amritsar: Golden Temple and Jallianwala Bagh Private Tour

Explore the historical Amritsar on this private guided tour. Admire the Golden Temple, the holiest shrine of the Sikh religion, and visit the Wagah Border, marking the dividing line between Pakistan and India. Start your trip with a pickup from your accommodation in Amritsar to begin your adventure. Relax and enjoy the ride as you drive to explore. First, you will explore the famous Golden Temple, considered the spiritual center of the Sikh religion. Admire this 16th-century temple which represents the brotherhood of human beings and equality, built by Guru Arjun. Wander inside the Golden Temple, where you will meet a Sikh community kitchen, the world's largest, and see them hard at work. Next, head to the Jallianwala Bagh Memorial, a holy place in Amritsar with a deep historical connection to India. Walk through the lush gardens and listen as your guide tells you the tragic story of the 1919 massacre, in which around 1,000 civilians died. Feeling hungry? No worries, you will stop for a lunch break. Walk around and grab a bite to eat or enjoy your packed lunch if you have brought one. Continue your tour to the famous Wagah Border, where you will see the lowering of the Indian and Pakistan flags and changing of guards; this ceremony takes place every day. End the day on a high as you get a lift back to your accommodation in Amritsar.

From Delhi: 2-Day Amritsar Golden Temple & Wagah Border Tour

5. From Delhi: 2-Day Amritsar Golden Temple & Wagah Border Tour

Enjoy 2 days in the magnificent city of Amritsar, where you will visit its famous Golden Temple. Head out to the Wagah border to view the unique Beating Retreat Ceremony. Learn from your local guides about the historical and cultural importance of the sites you visit throughout your tour.  Day 1: Delhi – Amritsar Get picked up in New Delhi, early in the morning, and leave for Amritsar either via train or air, depending on the option you have chosen. Upon arrival at Amritsar, your driver will take you to hotel, where you will have the opportunity to freshen up before your professional guide arrives to take you to the Wagah border. Wagah is where India and Pakistan were divided in 1947, and today you will witness a patriotic and theatrical flagging ceremony performed by both Indian and Pakistani border guards as the border formally closes for the day.  Day 2: Amritsar – Delhi After breakfast at the hotel get ready to visit the Golden Temple with your guide. On your way, pass by a market, where you can admire traditional Sikh arts and crafts. Marvel at the beautiful architecture of the 16th century Golden Temple complex, also known as Harmandir Sahib, which is the Sikhs' most important pilgrimage site. Observe the daily ritual of preparing and distributing food to 1000 visitors regardless of faith and background.  Then, go with your guide to Jallianwala Bagh, a historic garden, but more known as the site of a horrific massacre in 1919. Learn from your guide what lead to this tragic event taking place and its context in the time of British rule in India. After, your guide will take you to the train station or airport for departure back to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be met by a driver, who will drop you at your hotel or any desired location in Delhi.

Amritsar: Small Group Partition Museum & Wagah Border Tour

6. Amritsar: Small Group Partition Museum & Wagah Border Tour

Join this 6-hour guided tour to get a better understanding of Amritsar and its people in Indian history. Visit the Partition Museum, War Memorial Museum, and the Wagah Border ceremony to gain insights into the constantly evolving relationship between India and Pakistan. After your hotel pickup, you will be taken to the Partition Museum to explore different exhibitions narrating the heartbreaking stories of the partition of the country into India and Pakistan. The collection of art, refugee artifacts, and oral histories depict the displacement and loss of communities as they left their homes overnight. Next, visit the War Memorial Museum, which houses a state-of-the-art gallery where martial tradition and military campaigns can be viewed. Travel back 3 eras, through the pre-British, British, and post-independence periods with a special light and sound show. The 7D auditorium is a must-do experience during your visit, transporting you to the war zones of the past. Finally, head out to Attari, a village on the border of India and Pakistan, connecting Amritsar and Lahore. Famously known as the Wagah Border ceremony, witness soldiers of both nations carry out an elaborate military ceremony and the lowering of flags at sunset. End the tour with drop-off to your hotel.

Amritsar: Evening Tour to Sadda Pind with Dinner

7. Amritsar: Evening Tour to Sadda Pind with Dinner

The Sadda Pind tour package starts around 4:00 PM and lasts about 4-5 hours. Your chauffeur, along with our guide, will pick you up from your Amritsar hotel and drive you to Sadda Pind, located around 8 kilometers from the city. As a Punjabi village resort, this place is adorned in authentic Punjabi style, including mud houses, charpais, and Punjabi cultural activities, such as: gidda, Bhangra, womens’ sangeet, the making of handicraft items and churning lassi. You can also enjoy a magic show, the Sikh Martial Art known as Gatka, a variety of games, and a fun ride on a camel or horse. Punjabi are well known for their tasty and tangy food. In Sadda Pind, you can try authentic Punjabi food, like Kadhi Chawal, Amritsari Naan, Makki Di Roti, Sarso ka saag, kulfi, and rabri. After dinner, your tour will end, and your driver will take you back to your hotel.  

Private Full-Day Amritsar Tour with Beating Retreat Ceremony

8. Private Full-Day Amritsar Tour with Beating Retreat Ceremony

You will start the day with a visit to Harmandir Sahib, informally known as the Golden Temple, with an English speaking tour guide.  The Golden Temple is the holiest Sikh Gurdwara (temple) and was built in the 16th Century by the fifth Sikh guru, Guru Arjan.  Its outstanding size and beauty make it a must-see during your time in India.   After the Golden Temple you will visit Jallianwala Bagh, a public garden which houses a memorial of national importance, established in 1951 to commemorate the massacre by British occupying forces. Next, you will explore the famous Hall Bazaar.  Here you can find local handicrafts, clothes, shoes and more.  It's the perfect place to pick up some souvenirs from your trip.  After the bazaar, you will stop for lunch at a local restaurant or hotel and spend some time relaxing in the hotel afterwards. After this you will drive to Wagah border for the evening Indo – Pak parade ceremony.  Wagah border post, about 29 kilometers from Amritsar on the Grand Trunk, has become famous for the ceremonial closing of gates and lowering of flags of India and Pakistan. Border Security Force and Pakistani Rangers march towards the gates from their respective sides. After the gate is thrown open, the soldiers salute each other and start lowering the flags. The flags are carefully folded and carried back. The ceremony reaches a crescendo with the soldiers return to the border line for the final handshake. Once done, no glance is exchanged and the gates are slammed close. The blowing of the bugle marks the end of the ceremony. As the ceremony climbs to its apogee, cries of Jai Hind and Pakistan Zindabad render in the air. You will watch ceremony from the VIP gallery and you will be dropped of at your hotel after the ceremony.

Amritsar City Tour with Wagah Border and Sadda Pind Village

9. Amritsar City Tour with Wagah Border and Sadda Pind Village

At 9:00 AM your driver and guide will pick up you from your hotel and you will proceed to the city of Amritsar by an air-conditioned vehicle. Your first visit: the beautiful Golden Temple, also known as Harmandir Sahib. The temple is a holy place for the Sikh community, but it's open to all people. The golden layer surrounding the top of the temple and its reflection on the lake makes this place unique. Afterwards, your driver will take you to Jallianwala Bagh, a garden and the site of the 1919 massacre, responsible for the killing of around 1000 innocent and unarmed Indians by the British Indian Army under the command of Colonel Reginald Dyer. After Jallianwala Bagh, enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant in town.  Next, Wagah Border Post. About 29 kilometers from Amritsar on the Grand Trunk, it has become famous for the ceremonial closing of gates and lowering of flags of India and Pakistan. Watch BSF and Pakistani soldiers march towards the gates from their respective sides. After the gate is thrown open, the soldiers salute each other and start lowering the flags. The flags are carefully folded and carried back. The ceremony reaches a crescendo with the soldiers return to the border line for the final handshake. Once done, no glance is exchanged and the gates are slammed close. Blowing of the trumpet marks the end of the ceremony. The flag down ceremony often starts before sunset time (around 4:30 PM in winter and 5:30 PM in summer).  After the ceremony, your driver will take you to Sadda Pind, a Punjabi village resort located around 24 kilometers from Wagah Border. Experience authentic Punjabi life. Watch a Gatka performance (a traditional Sikh martial art), a rope dancer, a magician, a traditional puppet show and lassi being churned. Enjoy fun games and a horse ride, see mud houses, browse handmade items, cool down with misting technology and more. Finish the tour with a traditional Punjabi dinner at Sadda Pind.

Spiritual and Cultural walk of Amritsar

10. Spiritual and Cultural walk of Amritsar

Walk the historic and spiritual streets of Amritsar with your local guide. Start your tour with a hotel pick-up to reach the starting point. Visit the Saragarhi Memorial Gurudwara, Learn about the Battle of Saragarhi that was fought between the British Indian Army and Afghan Orakzai tribesmen. Let your guide explain about the Battle of Saragarhi that has last gone down in history as one of the most fierce last-stands executed in battle. Next walk the streets of Amritsar while your guide briefs you about the local culture of Amritsar. Enjoy the local street snacks like Jalebi’s, Amritsari Kulcha and lassi. Next Visit the Jallianwala Bagh to witness the massacre created by General Dyer. Then walk to our final destination, The Golden Temple. It is the holiest Gurudwara of Sikhism, located in the city of Amritsar. Amritsar (literally, the tank of nectar of immortality) was founded in 1577 by the fourth Sikh guru, Guru Ram Das. The present-day Gurudwara was rebuilt in 1764 by Jassa Singh Ahluwalia with the help of other Sikh Misls. In the early nineteenth century, Maharaja Ranjit Singh secured the Punjab region from outside attack and covered the upper floors of the Gurudwara with gold, which gives it its distinctive appearance and its English name. Your guide will give you more knowledge about Sikh religion, its history and people. After your visit to the The Golden Temple, your tour ends.

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What a great day. Visiting the Golden temple is a must and our guide made it both informative, enjoyable and personally. The tour of the kitchens was great. I do recommend this trip.

The experience was amazing and the guide was very friendly and helpful