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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 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
 
"Private Tour: Golden Temple
Private Tour: Golden Temple Jallianwala Bagh and Evening Wagah Border Beating Retreat Ceremony"You will be picked up at your hotel in Amritsar around 09:00 AM and transported to the Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib) with your English-speaking tour guide. The Golden Temple is a prominent Sikh Gurdwara built by the fifth Sikh guru Guru Arjan in the 16th Century. After Golden Temple visit Jallianwala Bagh a public garden that houses a memorial of national importance established in 1951 to commemorate the massacre by British occupying forces.After Jallianwala Bagh explore Hall Bazar and other local bazaars. Later enjoy your Lunch at a local restaurant. After some relaxation around 3 PM drive to Wagah Border f the soldiers return to the border line for the final handshake and afterwards no glance is exchanged and the gates are close. Watch the ceremony from the VIP or foreigner gallery (Indian Passport holder Not eligible for VIP Entry
From $34.00

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Money changers in Lahore

Favorite thing Bonjour from Peshawar,

I agree with besal, change a small amount at the airport and for rest better to go to open market, the rates are always better there.

Bon voyage,

Imran Schah

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Feb 06, 2010

Exchange Rate for your info.....

Favorite thing as of Jan. 21, 2004
1. Pak Money Exchange (PME)

4-G,F, Japan Center, Cooper Road near Duty Free Shop, lahore

Tel. # 630-0919
Look for Usman Butt

a) US$ 1 = Rs 57.50

US$ 100 = Rs 5,750

as of Jan. 7, 2004
1. Currency Exchange
inside Lahore International Airport

a) US$ 1 = Rs 57.00

US$ 100 = Rs 5,700

I was really shocked when the exchange dealer gave me deteriorated and dirty bills. I really thought that I could not use the money they changed but guess what...those tear & wear bills were acceptable anywhere....it seems that nobody knows how to handle with care this money!!! Poor rupees...

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shintarojon
Mar 07, 2004

Money Exchanger in Central Lahore Region

Favorite thing Asma money exchanger is the good one in Central Lahore region. This money exchanger can be accessed from the Lahore Railway station in 15 mins by Ricshaw or Taxi. It is right there on the Mall Road, which is the most famous and important road of lahore. Everyone knows Mall Road. The other name of mall road is Shahra-e-Quaid-e-Azam (The street of the great leader).

Fondest memory There are 2 more exchanger close by to Asma Money exchangers.

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Pakistaniguy
Oct 08, 2003

A Good Money Exchange is so Important !

Favorite thing There are many money exchangers but there are a few areas where u will not able to find any money exchanger. Even if u find anyone it will be of no use and the rate they will be giving will not be a good one.

Fondest memory I always go to this MALIK MONEY EXCHANGER in Gulberg, Center Point. They give resonably good rate. If you can bargain a bit then u should bargain here as well. They might give you better rate if u are exchange more than 100 US$ or Euros.

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