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Spiritual and Cultural walk of Amritsar

1. 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.

Amritsar Food Tour

2. Amritsar Food Tour

From sweet to the savory, the fried and the roasted - the city has a lot on the menu. A visit to Amritsar invariably includes two things—paying your respects at the Golden Temple, and gorging on all the delicacies the city dishes up. The locals love the street food in Amritsar, and the city is swarming with street-side vendors selling the freshest, hottest and richest versions of everything from a refreshing glass of lassi and sugary, sweet halwa, to buttery paranthas and spicy gravy Embark on a culinary journey through the vibrant streets of Amritsar, where food isn't just sustenance, but a cultural celebration. This city in the heart of Punjab, India, is renowned for its rich gastronomic heritage, and a food tour here is an adventure for the senses. Start your day with a visit to the iconic Golden Temple, where the langar (community kitchen) serves free meals to thousands daily. Indulge in the humble yet delicious flavors of dal, roti, and kheer, experiencing the spirit of selfless service. As the day unfolds, explore the bustling lanes of the old city, where the aroma of street food beckons. Sink your teeth into the world-famous Amritsari kulcha, a stuffed bread delight served with tangy chole (chickpea curry). Moving on, savor the succulent tandoori kebabs and juicy seekh kebabs, a testament to Amritsar's expertise in grilling meats to perfection.

Golden Temple & Wagah Border in Amritsar with Lunch

3. Golden Temple & Wagah Border in Amritsar with Lunch

Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib): The Golden Temple is the holiest Gurudwara (Sikh place of worship) and an iconic symbol of Sikhism. It's renowned for its stunning architecture, the central pool (Sarovar), and its gold-covered exterior. Here's what you can do at the Golden Temple: Darshan: Pay your respects by visiting the main prayer hall and the inner sanctum, where the Guru Granth Sahib (Sikh holy scripture) is kept. Langar: Experience the communal meal known as "Langar," where volunteers serve free meals to all visitors, regardless of their background. It's a beautiful way to witness the spirit of selfless service. Amrit Sarovar: Take a peaceful walk around the sacred pool and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere. Architecture: Admire the stunning architecture of the Golden Temple, with its gold-covered dome and intricate marble work. Wagah Border: The Wagah Border is the international border between India and Pakistan, and it's famous for the daily "Wagah Border Ceremony," a military parade and flag-lowering ceremony that's performed by both Indian and Pakistani soldiers. The ceremony is a lively display of patriotism and national pride. Punjabi Lunch: Punjab is known for its flavorful cuisine, and enjoying a Punjabi lunch is a must during your visit to Amritsar. Some dishes you might want to try include: Sarson da Saag and Makki di Roti: A classic Punjabi dish made from mustard greens and served with maize flatbread. Chole Bhature: Spiced chickpea curry served with deep-fried bread. Amritsari Kulcha: Stuffed flatbread often served with chole (chickpea curry) or potatoes. Lassi: A traditional yogurt-based drink that can be sweet or salty, perfect for cooling down. Punjabi Sweets: Don't miss out on trying some delicious Punjabi sweets like Jalebi, Gulab Jamun, and Pinni.

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