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How to Spend 1 Day in Amritsar

How to Spend 1 Day in Amritsar

Although Amritsar is best-known for its glistening golden temple, the Punjabi city offers plenty more, especially for travelers who like to eat. With just one day in town, you can hit the highlights and immerse yourself in the region’s celebrated culinary scene. Here’s how.

Morning: The Golden Temple

Start your morning in Amritsar visiting the city's most important—and most famous—attraction: the Golden Temple. One of the most significant Sikh places of worship on Earth, this beautiful, serene temple attracts visitors from around the world with its gilded architecture, though it's equally worth visiting to learn about the beliefs and traditions of the Sikh faith. There’s a welcome center specifically for international visitors right by the main entrance, though for an in-depth experience, you may want to visit with a local guide or as part of a guided tour.


Afternoon: Amritsar’s Famous Cuisine

Mention to your North Indian friends that you’ve visited Amritsar, and one of the first things they’ll ask you is what you thought of the food. This Punjabi city has long been celebrated for its street-food culture, and it’s easy to spend an afternoon wandering the city’s many lanes, trying out local specialties such as potato parathas (stuffed flatbread),chole kulcha (fry bread with chickpeas), and lassi (a yogurt-based drink, sometimes flavored with banana or mango). That said, dining on street food in India can be a daunting proposition for some travelers, so if you’re concerned about hygiene or simply want to be led to the best vendors in town, your best bet is to join a guided food walk.  

Night: The Border with Pakistan and Sadda Pind

As the sun begins to set, make your way out to Wagah, a short drive from Amritsar on the border with Pakistan. Here you can witness the nightly closing-of-the-border ceremony in which guards from both sides perform an almost dance-like performance, complete with a military-flag lowering. After the ceremony, head to Sadda Pind, a reproduction Punjabi village featuring dance performances and crafts demonstrations, with plenty for kids and adults alike. Finish your evening here with a traditional Punjabi dinner before returning to your hotel. Note that while both attractions can be visited independently, combo tours can help you save time, money, and the hassle of booking transportation.

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Private Wagah Border Drama and the Golden Temple with Transfer

Private Wagah Border Drama and the Golden Temple with Transfer

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Amritsar is known as the Golden City of north India.  It is located about 17 miles from the Pakistan border.  The city is frequented by devotees, international tourists and the Sikh diaspora from around the world. We will visit the spectacular Golden Temple, Sikhism's holiest shrine and one of India’s most serene and humbling sights. Also included is the Jallianwala Bagh, site of an infamous massacre. The tour will also include the famous patriotic revelry at the Wagah Border between India and Pakistan. Highlights • The Golden Temple • Jallianwala Bagh • Wagah Border
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  • 8 hours
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$157.00
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Amritsar: Visit to Golden Temple & Wagah Border with Hotel pick-up & drop-off

Amritsar: Visit to Golden Temple & Wagah Border with Hotel pick-up & drop-off

Learn about the Sikh religion on a visit to the Golden Temple, the religion's most holy place, on a day tour from Amritsar. Listen to in-depth commentary from your guide as you explore the temple's Kitchen Section, then visit the India Pakistan Wagah Border. Once there, watch the policemen on the border marching to the drum beat during the Beating Ceremony. This tour makes multiple stops and activities easy with all transportation provided in between.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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Golden Temple Amritsar Tour

Golden Temple Amritsar Tour

Amritsar is one of the most important cities in Indian state of Punjab. Amritsar is world famous for the Golden Temple, one of the most important Sikh pilgrim centers in the world. Not only Sikhs, but millions of people of all religions visit this holy site from all over the world. Amritsar was also one of the active regions in the freedom struggle of India. This program would give you the glimpse of the Punjabi culture and give you a nice weekend break. In this tour we take you to the Golden Temple, Jalianwala Bagh, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, Atari-Wagah border where beating retreat ceremony takes place every evening. Travelers also enjoy heritage walk around the Golden Temple.
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  • 2 days
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Food Walk Tour of Amritsar

Food Walk Tour of Amritsar

Amritsar is a foodies destination and for centuries it is known for its rich and yummy food culture, we are fortunate today that this rich food culture is preserved in the form of small food joints by some thoughtful people for generations. We have designed this amazing experience for you with an intention to take you to these places for food tasting, so that you can also cherish this food, feast your taste buds and have a fabulous and lasting impression.
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  • 2 hours
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