Amritsar derives its name from Amrit Sarovar, the holy reservoir that surrounds Golden Temple. Apart from being the seat of such an exalted place of worship, Amritsar is a medley of quintessential Punjabi experiences, with heavy doses of culture and food. Amritsar has the frontier spirit too, a mix of civility and chivalry, which is on show at the Wagah border crossing into Pakistan every evening.
Be greeted and assisted by our representatives upon arrival at Amritsar Railway Station or Airport. Post transfer to hotel and check-in, head to Wagah Border, the only land border crossing into Pakistan, in time for the dramatic ‘lowering of the flags’ ceremony at 4 pm. Live up your first evening in Amristar perusing its colourful markets. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After a hearty breakfast, time to seek some spiritual fulfillment at the holiest of Sikh shrines, the Golden Temple. Soak in the transcendent humaneness that pervades this space as you take part in Guru ka Langar. Visit Jallianwala Bagh for a further peek into the trials and tribulations of a community, before giving in to the soul stirring views of the Durgiana Temple on the Durgiana lake. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, it’s time to bid goodbye to this vibrant city. Transfers are available to the Railway Station or the Airport, for your journey home, no doubt while you already begin planning your next visit to Amritsar.