Historically known as Ramdaspur, Amritsar is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Punjab. It is every year visited by a large number of tourists from all around the world. Being home to the world-popular Golden temple or the Harmandir Sahib, it is one of the spiritual centres of the followers of the Sikh religion. This Sikh shrine attracts more visitors than UNESCO World Heritage Site-the Taj Mahal with more than 100,000 visitors during weekdays alone (Source: Wikipedia). This vivacious and bustling city is also known for historical importance. This multi-cultural city is a must-visit during weekends, if you stay in Delhi. Amritsar is quite popular for its food such as Amritsart Kulche and chole, Kulfi and lassi and colourful markets selling some amazing stuff including traditional Juttis, parandis, phulkari dupattas and more. Visiting Amritsar and its nearby villages is a real cultural delight.
Important points to be note in order to visit Amritsar - Golden Temple.
Important points to be note for visit Wagah Border Ceremony:
On Arrival, Check-in at Hotel.
Rest day at leisure to explore the city on your own.
Overnight at Hotel.
Morning after breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Amritsar.
Visit the famous Golden Temple located in the heart of the city, Jallianwala Bagh , a memorial built to commemorate the martyrs of the 1919 massacre; the Durgiana Mandir, dedicated to the Hindu goddess Durga and Baba Atal Rai Tower.
After exploring the historical landmarks of Amritsar, return to your hotel.
After Lunch (Your own arrangements), drive to the Wagah Border (25 kilometres from the city) between India and Pakistan. At Wagah Border, witness the ceremonial changing of guard, the march-past followed by the singing of national anthem and other patriotic songs. Solders parading in full swing and the sight of India-Pakistan border from such close quarters will evoke a sense of nostalgia.
Return to hotel.
Overnight at Hotel.
Morning after breakfast enjoys recreational activities provided by hotel or explore local market.
In time Checkout from hotel.
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