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Amritsar: Small Group Sightseeing Tour with Wagah Border

1. Amritsar: Small Group Sightseeing Tour with Wagah Border

Explore the magnificent sights in Amritsar under the guidance of an expert local guide. From your hotel, head first to the famous Golden Temple, one of the most vital structures and key landmarks in the city. After you offer prayers at the Golden Temple, you'll visit the Langar Hall (Community Kitchen) and witness how food is made for thousands of pilgrims who arrive daily at this sacred location. This is followed by a trip to Jallianwala Bagh where the infamous massacre took place under the troops of the British Indian Army. Afterwards, visit the only Museum dedicated to the horrific Partition of India in 1947. You will explore the different exhibitions, with both video and photographic displays providing you with the stories behind the events. Expressive paintings depicting these harrowing times are also on display in the museum. Finally, head out to the Wagah Border and visit the historic Grand Trunk Road, the only link between India and Pakistan in 1999. During the ceremony, you will watch the soldiers of India and Pakistan put on a show of sorts, with the lowering of both flags and a handshake between two nations. At the end of the ceremony, you will be dropped back to your hotel.

Amritsar: Small Group Partition Museum & Wagah Border Tour

2. Amritsar: Small Group Partition Museum & Wagah Border Tour

Join this 6-hour guided tour to get a better understanding of Amritsar and its people in Indian history. Visit the Partition Museum, War Memorial Museum, and the Wagah Border ceremony to gain insights into the constantly evolving relationship between India and Pakistan. After your hotel pickup, you will be taken to the Partition Museum to explore different exhibitions narrating the heartbreaking stories of the partition of the country into India and Pakistan. The collection of art, refugee artifacts, and oral histories depict the displacement and loss of communities as they left their homes overnight. Next, visit the War Memorial Museum, which houses a state-of-the-art gallery where martial tradition and military campaigns can be viewed. Travel back 3 eras, through the pre-British, British, and post-independence periods with a special light and sound show. The 7D auditorium is a must-do experience during your visit, transporting you to the war zones of the past. Finally, head out to Attari, a village on the border of India and Pakistan, connecting Amritsar and Lahore. Famously known as the Wagah Border ceremony, witness soldiers of both nations carry out an elaborate military ceremony and the lowering of flags at sunset. End the tour with drop-off to your hotel.

Amritsar 02 days Tour

3. Amritsar 02 days Tour

2-Day Amritsar Exploration: Immerse Yourself in Rich Heritage and Spiritual Bliss Day 1: Icons of Amritsar's History and Culture Golden Temple: Begin your day with a visit to the mesmerizing Golden Temple, the spiritual heart of Amritsar. Also known as Harmandir Sahib, this glistening monument is a symbol of inclusivity and devotion. Explore the stunning architecture, stroll around the tranquil Sarovar, and partake in the Langar – a free community meal. Jallianwala Bagh: Immerse yourself in India's struggle for independence at Jallianwala Bagh. This historical garden serves as a poignant reminder of the tragic events of the 1919 massacre. The memorial wall, eternal flame, and well showcase the sacrifices made during that time. Durgiana Temple: Pay a visit to the intricately designed Durgiana Temple, often referred to as the "Silver Temple." Dedicated to Goddess Durga, the temple's architecture mirrors the Golden Temple and is adorned with exquisite carvings and sculptures. Wagah Border Ceremony: As the sun sets, experience the electrifying atmosphere at the Wagah Border. Witness the grand Beating Retreat ceremony as Indian and Pakistani soldiers engage in a spirited display of patriotism. The energy, enthusiasm, and flag-lowering ceremony create an unforgettable spectacle. Day 2: Exploring Tradition and Heritage On Day 2, delve deeper into Amritsar's rich heritage and traditions, immersing yourself in the city's vibrant local life. Partition Museum: Gain insights into one of the most significant events in India's history at the Partition Museum. Through exhibits, stories, and artifacts, learn about the painful partition of 1947 that divided India and Pakistan. Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum: Discover the legacy of the "Lion of Punjab" at this museum dedicated to Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Explore a treasure trove of artifacts, paintings, and possessions that offer a glimpse into the life and times of this legendary ruler. Amritsar Markets: Roam through bustling local markets like Hall Bazaar and Katra Jaimal Singh. Shop for intricate Phulkari embroidery, traditional jewelry, spices, and more. These markets are a vibrant reflection of Amritsar's lively culture. Gobindgarh Fort: Conclude your tour at the historic Gobindgarh Fort. Uncover the fort's rich past through captivating sound and light shows. Explore the different sections of the fort, each narrating a unique story of Amritsar's history. Amritsar 2-day tour Golden Temple spiritual experience Jallianwala Bagh historical significance Wagah Border ceremony spectacle Durgiana Temple architecture Partition Museum insights Maharaja Ranjit Singh heritage Amritsar local markets shopping Gobindgarh Fort history exploration Best Amritsar itinerary Cultural immersion Punjab Top things to do in Amritsar

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The experience was amazing and the guide was very friendly and helpful