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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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Private Tour: Golden Temple and Wagah Border in Amritsar
"You guide will pick you up from your hotel in Amritsar at 9.00 am by a private car and drive to Golden Temple. Set amid a pool of holy water and visitors and devotees from all faiths are welcome. Your guide will show you a glimpse of the Sikh temple trad a free community meal that began in the 16th century. As you watch the community kitchen feed up with over 10000 people learn about the Sikh principle of equality and practice of eating together. At 11.00 am visit the Jallianwala Bagh located about a quarter mile from the Golden Temple. It is a memorial that commemorates the sacrifices of hundreds of men women and children who were victims of ruthless firing during Jallianwala Bagh Massacre. You will learn more about India's history while enjoying the beautiful park. Afterwards we will visit Durgiana Temple a partial replica of the Golden Temple. The Durgiana Temple is situated outside the Lohgarh Gate and dedicated to the Goddess Durga frequented by devout Hindus. At 12:30 noon you will have the opportunity to eat lunch at a local family's house wh The final frontier
From $50.00
 
Private Tour: Golden Temple and Wagah Border with Punjabi Lunch
"Get picked up from the hotel in Amritsar at 9:30am meet your expert guide and leave for an exceptional day of exploring the 400-year-old heritage of Amritsar. The streets of this iconic city portray the heroic character of the Punjab and vibrancy of its culture.In the company of your guide drive famously known as the Golden Temple. Revered as the most sacred place for Sikhs in the world Golden Temple is considered Amritsar’s soul around which the whole city flourishes. Visit the Golden Temple Museum and understand the rich history of Sikhism and its establishment in India. Let your local guide narrate you the legend behind the rise of t feeding over 100000 people in a day. Visit the mega kitchen and learn from your guide how volunteers have to wait for their turn to work in the temples kitchen for months and sometimes years.Proceed for lunch in a local restaurant and devour the flavors of Amrits drive to the Wagah border at 3:00pm to prepare to witness the flag down ceremony performed at the only active border between India and Pakistan. Also referred to as the Beating Retreat
From $53.00

More Local Customs in Amritsar

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...
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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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...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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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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49, Brahm Butta Market, Near Sarai Guru Ram Das, Amritsar, Punjab, 143001, India
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45 The Mall, Amritsar, Punjab, 143 001, 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 example of...
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Top 5 Amritsar Writers

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l_joo

"Amritsar"
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Donna_in_India

"Amritsar: A Special Place"
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MikeySoft

"Amritsar, One of my favorite places in India"
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RAJASTHANBYCAR

"Amritsar Tank of Nectar"
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sacs2k1

"Vibrant Amritsar"
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