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Amritsar is a home to the Harmandir Sahib (referred to as the "Golden Temple"), the spiritual and cultural center for the Sikh religion. This important Sikh shrine attracts more visitors than the Taj Mahal with more than 100,000 visitors on week days alone and is the most popular destination for Non-resident Indians (NRI) in the whole of India. The city also houses the Sikh temporal and political authority, Akal Takht, as well as the Sikh Parliament.
|Package Duration: 3 night 4 days|
|Package Category||Hotel||City||Package cost Per Person|
|Peak season Rates (Oct to Mar)||Off Season Rates (April to Aug)|
|Standard||Hotel Puri Palace||Amritsar||Rs.9,999||Rs.8,999|
|Delux||The Grand Galaxy Hotel||Amritsar||Rs.12,499||Rs.11,499|
|Luxury||Radisson Blu Amritsar||Amritsar||Rs.17,999||Rs.16,499|
Day 01 : Arrive Amritsar
Arrive Amritsar Railway Station. On arrival reception at Railway Station and transfer to the select hotel.
Evening visit India-Pakistan Attari Border to watch Flag Retreat Ceremony- Attari Wagah, an army Joint Check Post on India-Pakistan border 30 Kms from Amritsar where the daily highlight is the evening "Beating the Retreat" ceremony. Soldiers from both countries march in perfect drill, going through the steps of bringing down their respective national flags. Return to hotel. Overnight stay at Amristar
DAY 2: Amritsar local excursion
After Breakfast , Start your city tour with the blessings of Golden Temple-the most important sikh shrine also known as Harmandir Sahib and Darbar Sahib. Then visit Jallianwala Bagh- the place that reminds every Indian of the brutal and hearless massacre by british general Dyer.
Visit Durgiana Temple :- The temple The complex houses Shree Laxmi Narayan Mandir with a huge pond on its periphery. Overnight stay at Amristar
DAY 3: Amritsar Pilgrimage Tour
After breakfast, you will visit for some famous gurudwaras i.e. Gurudwara Baba Atal, Gurudwara Baba Deep Singh ji, Gurudwara Manji sahib Ji, Gurdwaras Chheharta Sahib and Gurudwara Ramsar Sahib. Overnight stay at Amristar
DAY 4: Departs Amritsar
After Breakfast , you will visit for Central Sikh Museum later transfer to Railway station to board train for onward journey.
Golden Temple: It is one of the most sacred pilgrimage spots for Sikhs. The temple derives its name from its fully golden dome. The temple is built over marble and is two storied high structure. Guru Ram Das, the fourth Guru of Sikhs had initially built a pool here which currently houses the Temple. It is the epicenter of Sikhism.
Durgiana Temple :- The temple The complex houses Shree Laxmi Narayan Mandir with a huge pond on its periphery.
Jallianwala Bagh : This is a public Park in Amritsar, Punjab and is a symbol of Independence and tragedies related to it. Once it so happened that a British Lady named Marshella was cornered by an Indian mob and beaten up. She was rescued by a man who was the father of her pupil. Hearing this General Dyer issued an order that every Indian had to cover the distance by crawling and the English officers could shoot and hit any Indian whom they saw. To protest against this, around 15000 men, women and children gathered in the Jallianwala Bagh and were protesting peacefully. After around an hour General Dyer and his army blocked all the exit ways of the park and ordered random shooting resulting which thousands of men and women died. This was one of the most tragic massacres of the Indian History. A memorial to honor those who died in this incident is made over here with a lamp which burns 24 hours. There is lush greenery in this park with a number of flowering plants as well.
Wagah Border : Also known as Gurmukhi, this is a village and also the border where India and Pakistan was once divided to become two different countries. On this side of the border, the region is more popularly known as Attari and falls in Amritsar. On the other side, it falls in the Lahore city of Punjab of Pakistan and is known as Wahgah. On both sides the flags of the respective countries are raised up everyday and again lowered 2 hours before sunset. There is also the famous Wagah Rail line over here which forms a part of the Grand Trunk Road which continues in Pakistan as well. The Wagah Border Ceremony is worth seeing and is carried on by the Indian Army and the Pakistan Rangers on the respective sides of the border gate.
Central Sikh Museum: This museum within the Golden Temple complex contains a huge number of paintings, which uphold the courage and mettle of Sikh martyrs of the past. It also contains the teachings of several Gurus and is a venue that must not be missed.
(Central Sikh Museum)
Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport in Amritsar, located about 11 kilometeres away from the city-centre, is well connected to other cities in India and also to a number of international cities. There are daily flights to and from Delhi, Chandigarh, Jammu, Srinagar, Dubai, London, Toronto and Tashkent, among other cities.
There are bus services available that connect Amritsar with cities like Delhi, Dehradun, Shimla, Jammu and other towns in North India. These include both government-run buses and coaches operated by private companies.
Amritsar Railway Station is the main station in the city and is well connected to almost all major cities in India including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Agra, and Chandigarh, among others. A train journey from Delhi to Amritsar takes a little over 6 hours.
Seasons in Amritsar
The best time to visit Amritsar is between October and March, when the climate is pleasant and ideal for sightseeing. During the winter season, stretching from November to March the level of mercury can fall up to 4°C. The maximum temperature observed during this season is 18°C.
The summer months, from April to June are extremely hot with temperature rising up to 49 °C. It is better not to visit Amritsar during this time. Summer months are followed by monsoon, stretching from July to October. Amritsar receives heavy shower during this season. You can visit this place during the monsoon months but be prepared for the heavy showers.
Amritsar lies in the heart of Punjab and is home to the iconic Golden Temple. It beckons travellers from all over the world in search of healing and happiness, Some of Amritsar’s dhabas and restaurants have no ambience to write home about, but have become the stuff of legends.
Guru Ka Langar: If the Golden Temple is number one on your list, we strongly suggest you partake in the Guru Ka Langar. Langar is a community feast prepared in a kitchen within the temple premises on a large scale (for at least 40,000 people). Everybody is welcome and is seated in rows while they are served by volunteers. The devotion of service to community is absolutely tear jerking. Jostling with other devotees and visitors for a taste of Kada Prasad is worth it, considering that it has a taste like no other. Maybe it's because discrimination and inequality are things that are not tolerated within the walls of the temple.
Kesar da dhaba: Winding through small alleys and bylanes you’ll reach this vegetarian restaurant that goes back nearly a century. They have got their basics bang on – the laccha paranthas are crisp yet tender, the maa ki daal has been simmering for 24 hours and comes with dollops of ghee, the lassi, served in a tall brass glass, is so rich you have to wade through a creamy layer to sip the drink. It’s almost like a treasure hunt. And if you still have a wee space in your stomach, don’t leave without trying the famous phirni served in earthen bowls.
Chowk Passian, Shastri Market
Beera Chicken: Warning: Take a bite of tandoori chicken at this tiny roadside joint on Majitha Road and chances are you won’t be able to enjoy this north Indian dish anywhere else. Not tarnished with orange food colour or too many spices – it is made the way tandoori chicken was meant to be – soft, succulent and nearly dropping off the bones. Squeeze a bit of lemon and have it in your car, because the seating may not be quite to your liking.
Kulcha Land: Another place that does not hand out menu cards because they keep it simple. In this city of many breads, whether it is parathas or naans, they concentrate on the famous Amritsari kulcha. As you tuck into their regular, stuffed kulchas or paneer kulchas, which arrive piping hot and fresh from the tandoor with oodles of butter– crisp on the outside, soft and flaky inside, you realise why their counterparts in the rest of the country are just not the same.
Shopping Centre, Ranjit Avenue
Ahuja Lassi: Situated near the Hindu College and Durgiana Temple, every autowallah knows how to get here so you're not alone. Churned the way lassi is, the Ahuja's secret ingredient is a natural essence the many patrons still cannot decipher. The original lassi is hands down the best so far, and we suggest a tall steel glass of it first thing in the morning.
All the festivals celebrated in Punjab are celebrated here. Lohri is held in mid January and denotes the end of the winter harvest. people dance and sing around a bonfire that is kept going by throwing in popcorn and peanuts and puffed rice.
On the 13th of April every year Amritsaris celebrate Baisakhi with great gusto. On this day which denotes the advent of spring, the Khalsa panth was also founded by Guru Gobind Singh. It is joyous occasion and the people come out on the streets dressed in colorful clothes dancing the boisterous bhangra.
Guru purabs are religious special events and celebrated by all Sikhs in Amritsar, with the anniversary of Guru Nanak and Guru Gobind Singh being the most prominent ones.
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