Golden Temples & Historic Sites Tour
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Product Code : AGORA71
The Golden Temples & Historic Sites Tour is a cultural journey that takes you through the heart of Amritsar. Explore the iconic Golden Temple and its serene surroundings. Pay your respects at the Jallianwala Bagh, a site of great historical significance. Visit the Wagah Border and witness the elaborate flag-lowering ceremony that marks the boundary between India and Pakistan. Immerse yourself in the rich history and heritage of Amritsar, and experience its spiritual and cultural essence.
8:30 am: Your day begins with a prompt pick-up from your hotel, and you will be warmly greeted by your guide and driver.
9:00 am - Golden Temple: The tour kicks off with a visit to the iconic Golden Temple. This splendid spiritual haven is considered one of the most revered and awe-inspiring sites for Sikhs. The morning sun reflects off the glistening golden structure, creating a breathtaking scene. You'll take a leisurely walk around the temple complex, offering you an opportunity to admire the intricate architectural details and soak in the serene and spiritual atmosphere that surrounds this sacred place.
10:30 am - Jallianwala Bagh: Next on the itinerary is a visit to the historic Jallianwala Bagh. This site holds a somber and significant place in India's history, as it was the site of a brutal massacre carried out by British troops in 1919. Your guide will share the harrowing story of this tragic event, and you'll pay your respects to the victims at the memorial.
11:00 am - Hall Bazaar: Following your visit to Jallianwala Bagh, you'll have the chance to explore the vibrant markets of Amritsar, starting with the colorful and lively Hall Bazaar. Here, you can immerse yourself in the local culture, browse through the various shops and stalls, and witness the dynamic atmosphere. From traditional handicrafts to modern clothing and accessories, you'll find an array of items to pique your interest.
12:00 pm - Partition Museum: Your next destination is the Partition Museum, a place that provides deep insights into the tumultuous history of the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. The museum houses an extensive collection of photographs, documents, and personal stories, all of which come together to offer a moving and informative account of this pivotal moment in history. Your guide will accompany you through the exhibits, sharing the narratives that shape the history of the Indian subcontinent.
1:30 pm - Local Cuisine: As lunchtime approaches, it's the perfect opportunity to indulge in some of the delicious local food that Amritsar is famous for. Your guide will recommend local street food vendors or restaurants, where you can savor mouthwatering dishes like Amritsari kulcha, chole bhature, and lassi. This culinary experience promises to be a highlight of your day.
2:30 pm - Gobindgarh Fort: After lunch, the tour continues with a visit to the Gobindgarh Fort, a beautifully restored historic site that offers a glimpse into Amritsar's rich past. The fort has a compelling history, and you'll have the chance to explore its various sections, including the Toshakhana Museum. The fort comes to life in the evening with a captivating sound and light show that narrates its history and significance.
3:30 pm - Wagah Border: The day's exploration concludes with a visit to the historic Wagah Border, marking the boundary between India and Pakistan. The flag-lowering ceremony, which takes place every evening, is a mesmerizing spectacle that symbolizes the longstanding rivalry and camaraderie between the two nations. You'll have the opportunity to witness this elaborate and spirited event that attracts visitors from around the world.
7:30 pm - Hotel Drop-off: As the tour comes to a close, your guide and driver will accompany you back to your hotel, ensuring you have a comfortable and convenient return.
Private AC car/van for pick up and drop off from/to your hotel.
English speaking local guide, if option selected.
Entrance fees to monuments, if option selected.
Lunch, if option selected.
Bottled water in the car.
Camera charges at monuments.
Gratuities and optional activities.
Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.