Hotel P.R Residency

101, Distt. Shopping Centre, Ranjit Avenue, Amritsar, Punjab, 143001, India
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Golden Temple tour

by eyedzuvmarch

Hello; I had hoped to take a luxury train from New Delhi, arriving in Amritsar about 115PM.I would then return to New Delhi at 5PM.A tour company told me that there would not be enough time to see the temple if I did that. How long does it take to get from the railway station to the temple? How long should I spend at the temple to truly enjoy it? Thank you...Bob

Re: Golden Temple tour

by NYTim

You could do it easily. The temple is a 15 minute cab ride from the station. I stayed the night but when I go again I shall do what you are proposing.

Re: Golden Temple tour

by ladagspa

Many people do that. Take Shatabdi- Visit the temple - then come back by evening train.

Visiting the Golden Temple during the day time is not as enjoyable as compared to Morning/Evening. But you can very well enjoy the ambiance, the free food at Langar served by devotees and the shopping around the Golden temple for souvenir.

You will very much complete the tour. Have Lassi, and some paranthas/ kachories.

Go ahead and enjoy.

Re: Golden Temple tour

by guri27

hi dear...first of all congrats on tkng a very gud decision...golden temple s not just a temple but place where u get spiritual peace,mental satisfaction.....its a place of god......u shud travel to amritsar railway station from new delhi by shatabadi express...and then from amritsar railway station its hardly 10 minutes........cheers...god bless u bye

Re: Golden Temple tour

by siomarsh

I was wondering if you could tell me what luxury train you took from Delhi to Amritsar? And was it any good?
I have been to India many times but I am taking my parents for the first time and they want the 'Golden' experience.
Thanks for your help,

Re: Golden Temple tour

by NYTim

It was not a luxury train, rather it was a first class carriage. It left Delhi at 7:15 am or so

Travel Tips for Amritsar


by Sunjay

Hey Melanie,
There are regular flights, but if you wanna save some money then the Shatabdi Express is brilliant, I have traveled on it many times without any problems (Amritsar is my ancestral town n I am of Indian descent), it takes around 6 hrs with 5 halts. Get details here n official site -

In Golden Temple the early morning rituals n prayers are quite blissful,
Very early in the morning you can experience the daily ceremony of bringing in the Holy Book into the Golden Temple in a gilded palanquin, after which the morning prayers, ardas are sung out by the priests from the book, these are quite soothing n pleasant to listen to, as are the Shabads n Kirtans Prayers throughout the day (till 10 pm, when the book goes back in the same kinda ceremony),
it’s an idea to keep along an English translation of the holy book, Guru Granth Sahib with you (avlb in the temple’s Lib, probably not so early), n read along the verses being sung

you can even do some volunteer work here for a few hours, cleaning or cooking in the community kitchen, as many devotees also do regularly
the free langar meals here cooked by the volunteers is quite delicious, wholesome, do try it

The Wagah Border ceremony by the Indian n Pak troops is not everybody’s cup of tea, though for a westerner who read so much about the tensions n animosity between these 2 brother countries, the atmospherics, n seeing the camaraderie amongst the respective citizens in the backdrop to its marching guards (involved with the flag ceremony) trying to out macho each other v interesting,

You should also visit Amritsar’s main temple, Durgiana Mandir, to the Mother Goddess, it’s from the late medieval period, n it’s design is modeled on the Golden Temple, n also in the center of manmade “sacred” pond
as in other temples the morning n evening rituals n prayers r best,

another temple in Amritsar worth visiting is Ram Tirath Temple

These apart, by Indian standards Amritsar is a prosperous, as also a lively city, n the Punjabis are known around the world as people who work hard, n play harder,
a large part, (much larger than its % in India’s pop) of India’s successful Diaspora are from Punjab, as are many of the superstar NRIs (Non Resident Indians)

So it’s an interesting city to walk through, where religion, culture n commerce mix together
n there are many other activities here, inc Malls, Cultural n Folk Festivals etc, its Bhangra music (n energetic dance, on which a large part of the song n dance seen in ‘Bollywood’ films has been based) has fans all around the world

n the food, oh the Food, it’s amongst the best in India, esply in its famous Dhabas (traditional restaurants), an amalgamation of the best of North Indian, Frontier (Pak-Afghan) n Mughlai styles
in fact there are many now pop North Indian dishes originated here n r named after the city, inc the fish n nan (baked tandoori bread with filling)
but of course you’ll have to watch the spices n make spl request

There are a few late medieval Gurudwaras (Sikh Temples like the Golden) outside Amritsar worth the excursions, esply the 18th century one at Tarn Taran, just 25 km away
As in Golden Templ n Durgiana check if any spl religious n/or cultural festivals would be going on, these are exceptionally good experiences

Many Hill Stations n Resorts of Himachal Pradesh are also close by

N do keep in mind the winters in Amritsar are more severe than in other parts of the North Indian plains

Lemme know if you need 2 know anything at all about Amritsar or India

Cheer Peace


Border ceremony

by Willettsworld

The border ceremony, on the border between India and Pakistan at Atari, is a surreal show of content. You can take a shared jeep to the border from outside the accomodation blocks within the Golden Temple (see my transport tips). You enter into a complex with concrete grandstands overlooking the border gates. The ceremony starts in the evening at about 5pm with a flurry of extra quick marching done by extremely tall beanpole like border guards with fans sprouting out of their caps towards the border gates from both sides. The entire ceremony is carefully choreographed by both sides so that it runs smoothly so it's all staged and for show but there is a great deal of campness and content towards each other. Bugals are played and the flags are lowered and then the border gates are shut and that's it - show's over! More photo's and info can be found on my Atari page.

Streets around the temple

by nepalgoods

Stroll around the streets near the temple. There are interesting old buildings and shops. The streets are narrow and the buildings about 100 years old. You'll discover amazing shops and see many interesting.

Khalsa College

by SmileyLeSa

Khalsa College is located a short distance from the Golden Temple. Our visit there was personal, since my dad had graduated from here. The architecture of the main buildings is very impressive for its era. If you have time, it’s a nice campus with great architecture.

Golden Temple - Archway

by Willettsworld

This is the eastern gateway which isn't as tall as the northern and southern gateways as, if it did, it would obstruct the passage of the morning sun as it illuminates over the Golden Temple. Through this archway lie the dining hall and kitchen's, a garden and the accomodation blocks. It also marks the boundry into and out from the complex and so you have to take your shoes off here and walk through a foot pool.


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