Punjab Small group activities

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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.

Spiritual and Cultural walk of Amritsar

2. 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.

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

3. 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.

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What people are saying about Punjab

The Golden Temple and related history including the sad drama in 1984 greatly exceeded my expectations. The 1919 massacre memorial very moving with a beautiful park, as was the Partition Museum.

Guide was friendly and helpful but lacked knowledge due to inexperience