Amritsar is perhaps the most important pilgrimage and tourist destination in Punjab. The city is known for its Golden Temple, which attracts tourists and devotees in droves from across the country and abroad. The Golden Temple occupies an important place in the pilgrimage sites of the Sikhs in India.
The history of the Golden temple dates back to some four centuries ago, when Guru Ram Das on the orders of his predecessor Guru Amar Das decided to built a congregational place for the Sikhs. The temple was completed by Guru Arjan Dev in the 16th century.
|The Golden Temple is designed beautifully and is a marvel in architecture. The temple has four gates that symbolise the openness and liberal character of the Sikhism. The temple seems to welcome people from all the sides. The temple is surrounded by the lake. The Golden Temple is built in three stories, the first one is done in marble while the other two have gold plating. The dome of the temple basks in the golden glory, as the dome is gold plated. The walls of the temple are decorated with carved wooden panels and elaborate inlay work in gold and silver is another highlight of the temple architecture.
There are various other places of tourist interest in Amritsar that you can visit on your Welcome India Tour and Travel. The Jalianwallh Bagh located nearby, is another important spot in Amritsar. The bagh has an important place in the Indian freedom history. It was in 1919, a large number of people have converged on the park, when the British police opened fire, killing and wounding hundreds of people.
Day 01 Amritsar
Arrive Amritsar Railway Station. On arrival reception at Railway Station and transfer to the select hotel.
Evening visit India-Pakistan Attari Border to watch Flag Retreat Ceremony- Attari Wagah, an army Joint Check Post on India-Pakistan border 30 Kms from Amritsar where the daily highlight is the evening "Beating the Retreat" ceremony. Soldiers from both countries march in perfect drill, going through the steps of bringing down their respective national flags. Return to hotel. Overnight stay.
DAY 2 Amritsar
After Breakfast , Start your city tour with the blessings of Golden Temple-the most important sikh shrine also known as Harmandir Sahib and Darbar Sahib.
Then visit Jallianwala Bagh- the place that reminds every Indian of the brutal and hearless massacre by british general Dyer.
Visit Durgiana Temple :- The temple The complex houses Shree Laxmi Narayan Mandir with a huge pond on its periphery
Mata Lal Ji Devi Temple : The replica Temple of Mata Vaishno Devi Temple in Katra , Jammu and Kashmir.
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Musem and Panorama in Ram Bagh
The landscaped garden with Summer palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh in the center. The Maharaja later named it Ram Bagh. It has a museum with relics of Mughal era and hand drawn sketches and portraits of the ruling Sikhs.
Rest of the day at your leisure for shopping etc. Return To Hotel, Overnight at Amritsar Hotel.
DAY 3 Amritsar
After Breakfast , rest of the day at your Leisure till transfer to Railway station to board train for onward journey.