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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

Bargaining Tips (2)

Bargaining is expected

When you shop in the Bazaars of Lahore (or any Bazaar in Pakistan for that matter) you will notice that mostly there are no price tags on the items for sale. The reason is, that the price is very "flexible" there.

For Westeners (Goras) and even Pakistanis who live in the West (like myself) the initial prices are usually higher than those for locals. The shopkeepers in the Bazaars just take seconds to find out which "category" you belong to.

And then the funny part starts: Bargaining!

The inital price the shopkeeper will tell you will be much higher than the actual value of the item you are purchasing. That's because they expect you to bargain.

For example, I bought a jacket in a bazaar in Murree once for 800 Pakistani Rupees and I'm sure even that was more than what a local would have paid. However the inital price that the shopkeeper had asked for was 2500 Pak Rupees. The same behaviour can be found in Lahori Bazaars too of course.

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Dec 27, 2005

Bargain As much As You CAN !

Bargaining works everywhere in Pakistan. Except for the government buildings like Museums or sight seeing places whereever u think that the person who is the receiving the money is the owner or sales manager, you should bargain as much as you can. It is the key of saving 50 of your expenditures ! In the picture on your left Chris is paying a 'Rickshaw Driver', we bargained for the price Before taking the Ricshaw !

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Feb 01, 2004
 
 
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