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The Golden City of Amritsar Walking Tour
"The crazy streets of Amritsar are where the history of this iconic city was born. There is a story behind every alley and by-lane we cross and a legend to every monument we visit. Amritsar played a vital role in the freedom movement of India and you’l a monument erected to commemorate the Battle of Saragarhi an iconic battle in Sikh and British military history and considered one of the world’s most significant battles by war historians. You’ll then proceed to Qila Ahluwalia and Jalebiwala Chowk the latter home to some of the most famed jalebi (sweets) shops and other eateries in Amritsar — a must for fuelling you up as we keep moving! You’ll wander through the bazaars bustling with locals and selling a mix of Fulkari textiles colourful turbans
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Hiking Day Tour to Triund from Dharamshala
"You will be picked up by your guide at your hotel in McLeod Ganj City a suburb of upper Dharamsala at 9:00 am and proceed to Triund.Walk through the mixed forest of oak rhododendron and deodar trees. The trail is well marked all the way up to Triund. From McLeod Ganj it is 3/4 hours steep ascent to Triund. Small tea shops on the way can provide good refreshments. Triund is an alpine meadow situates atop a flat ridge wit after crossing a small waterfall on the way. McLeod Ganj is only 1.5 Km from the Bhagsu Nag by road. When the tour ends you will return to McLeod Ganj City and be dropped off at your hotel."""
From $51.00
 
Dharamshala Tibetan Heritage and Nature Day Tour
"Once you are picked up from your hotel you will head off to McLeod Ganj to visit the Dalai Lama Temple Complex. This place also called ""Little Lhasa of Tibet"" in Upper Dharamshala is known world-wide such as His Holiness the Dalai Lama resides here. The main temple is where He gives teachings several times a year. His Holiness’ residence is located near the main temple and the headquarters of the Tibetan Government in Exile is located just below McLe where you can see and buy Tibetan handicrafts. Afterwards your guide will accompany you to St. John church. The Gothic stone building of the Church was constructed in 1852. The site also has a memorial of the British Viceroy Lord Elgin and an old graveyard. Later take a stroll around Dal Lake. The lake is a scenic picnic spot surrounded by the forests of Deodar. Beside the lake is a temple of Durveshwar Mahadev.Continue the tour to Tibetan Children's Villages
From $112.00

More Local Customs in Amritsar

Langar (Free Lunch) in the Golden Temple Complex

Do not miss the Langar when you are at the Golden Temple.I wasn't sure if I should put this under Restaurants, Things to Do, or Local Customs. I decided to put it under Local Customs because it is...
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MikeySoft
Jan 05, 2011

Other Customs

One custom is eating the sweet past inside the Golden Temple Complex. I was offered it several times and finally tried it at the Golden Temple in the center of the pond.An additional custom was to...
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MikeySoft
Jun 15, 2010

Helping with the Langar (Free Lunch)

You are under no obligation to help with the Langar (Free Lunch) but if you want, you can help with the washing or preparation of food. It is a good way to have some fun and meet the people.I also...
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MikeySoft
Jun 15, 2010

Border ceremony

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...
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Willettsworld
May 05, 2007

Book to bed

According to Lonely Planet, the Sikh's holy book, the Guru Granth Sahib, to which they recite from during the day, is carried from the Golden Temple and put to bed overnight so I hung around to see...
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Willettsworld
May 05, 2007

Communial leaf bowl

Whilst I was standing on the causeway in order to enter inside the Golden Temple, people were holding these communial bowls made out of plant leafs and containing so kind of food that I couldn't...
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Willettsworld
May 05, 2007
 
 
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Cover head & shoes off

You have to cover your head before you enter into the complex and there are normally plenty of guys selling bandanna's for Rs10 outside. They also make good souvenirs. As is the custom in Hindu...
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Willettsworld
May 05, 2007

Lohri Fair 13 Jan every year

Lohri marks the end of winter and for Punjabis, this is more than just a festival, as it is an example of a way of life. Lohri celebrates fertility and the spark of life. People gather round the...
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RAJASTHANBYCAR
Jul 18, 2006

Baisakhi Fair (Apr 13)

Baisakhi is the first day of the New Year in the traditional Vikrami calendar and it is one of the high points of the year for Sikhs as it is anniversary of the founding of Khalsa. Baisakhi is a North...
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Jul 18, 2006

Prashad

Part of every Sikh religious ceremony that takes place at the gurdwara is followed by the distribution of prashad. Prashad is made of flour, sugar and butter that has been blessed and is shared as a...
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SmileyLeSa
May 07, 2006

Cover Your Head

When you enter any Sikh Gurudwara, including the Golden Temple you must remove your shoes and cover your head. This is seen as a sign of respect. Make sure you take a scarf or handkerchief to cover...
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SmileyLeSa
May 07, 2006

Remove shoes, leave possessions, cover head

In order to enter the Golden Temple you need to:- "Remove shoes" - there are cleary visible storage areas where you hand your shoes in in return for a token."Leave possessions" - again there is a...
NEILHALLIDYA
Nov 22, 2005

Collecting money

The very last scene of this series of custom tips is this scene where I saw two Sikhs so busy to collect all those money donated by all the devotees. Two of them collecting the money while another...
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l_joo
Jul 30, 2004

...and what now?

When I come to this far, I just make sure my finger is in contact with my camera's button to snap as many photos as possible. This photo is still at first floor before going up. I saw so many Sikhs in...
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l_joo
Jul 30, 2004

Top Hotels in Amritsar

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Hotel Lane, Opp. Country Inn Hotel, Queens Road Near Crystal Chownk, 143001
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47-A, The Mall Road, Amritsar, Punjab, 143001, India
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45 District Shopping Complex B-Block, Amritsar, Punjab, 143001, India
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Opp. Langar Hall Building, Amritsar, Punjab, 143001, India
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84, Queen's Road, Amritsar, Punjab, 143001, India
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49, Brahm Butta Market, Near Sarai Guru Ram Das, Amritsar, Punjab, 143001, India
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Top Things to Do in Amritsar

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Attari-border

Patriotism has its own Charm & color. Both countiries official security forces & army mutually marches on border gate & greets in front of thousands of people from both sides. It's a live...
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Top 5 Amritsar Writers

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"Amritsar"
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"Amritsar: A Special Place"
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MikeySoft

"Amritsar, One of my favorite places in India"
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"Amritsar Tank of Nectar"
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"Vibrant Amritsar"
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