Amritsar is a tourist place in Punjab (India). The city earned the fame for Sikh Pilgrimage “Golden Temple”. It is a commonplace of worship for Sikhs & people from other religions. Amritsar was founded by the 4th Guru of Sikhs ‘Guru Ramdas’ in 1577. The historical name of this city is Ramdaspur. The name Amritsar is derived from the Holy ‘Pool of Nectar’, which surrounds the building of ‘Golden Temple’. The word Amritsar is a combination of 2 cultural words ‘Amrit’ as ‘Nectar’ & ‘Sar’ as ‘Pool’. Amritsar is well connected by Air, Road & Railway. To roam across this beautiful city, you can book Amritsar sightseeing Tourist Package mentioned below.
Popular Places to visit in Amritsar
Apart from Golden Temple, there are a lot of other tourist places in Amritsar. The popular Historical Tourist places which are worth visiting are:
- Jallianwala Bagh
- Partition Museum
- Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum
- Gobindgarh Fort
- Wagah Border
- Ram Tirath Temple
- Mata Lal Devi Temple
- Durgiana Temple
Now let’s see the packages which you can book as per your availability. The main purpose of this post is to show you the major destinations included in Amritsar city tour packages. The recommended way to visit these tourist spots is by car. Hiring a private car for local sightseeing is very easy or you can opt-in for tourist packages. Below mentioned are packages to see a glimpse of tourist spots.
|1 Day Tourist Package||Golden Temple, Heritage Walk, Jallianwala Bagh, Durgiana Temple & Wagah Border|
|2 Days Tourist Package||Day 1: Durgiana Temple, Ram Tirath Temple, Wagah Border
Day 2: Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh, Partition Museum, Gobindgarh Fort
1 Day Amritsar Local Sightseeing Package Details & Destinations
- Golden Temple
You start the tour by visiting Golden Temple. Feel the spiritual positive vibes with a soothing breeze around the holy pond. Enter the temple to take blessings and see the Gold all around. You must also enjoy the Langar (Free Food) which is prepared in the world’s largest kitchen. This kitchen feeds around 1 Lac people daily. You can visit the kitchen where the food is prepared by volunteers and capture the moments.
You must also visit the Gurudwara Akal Takhat Sahib, which is known as the Supreme center of Authority for Sikhism. All the major decisions related to Sikhism take place at Akal Takhat (Sikh Parliament). You may visit Sikh Museum which is located inside the temple premises. This museum shows you pictures of some historical events that took place at the time of British rule.
2. Heritage Walk
Enjoy a walk in Heritage Street and capture cheerful moments. Enjoy the popular & delicious eatables while shopping for some cultural things. The heritage street gives the look of old Amritsar when the city was being established.
3. Jallianwala Bagh
Then we head towards Jallianwala bagh which is located 100 meters from Golden Temple. Jallianwala Bagh Massacre is also known as the Amritsar Massacre when the troops of the British Indian Army fired on unarmed people gathered on the occasion of the Baisakhi festival. Baisakhi is a cultural festival celebrated in Punjab every year on 13th April. The popular sights which you must see in Jallianwala bagh are The historical Wall & a Well which still show you some marks of bullets fired by troops.
4. Durgiana Temple
Durgiana Temple, also known as Lakshmi Narayan Mandir or Sitla Mandir. It is a Hindu holy place where Goddess Durga deified & worshipped. The saying is that Goddess Lakshmi & Vishnu also deified & worshipped here. It is located in Central Amritsar, near Lohgarh Gate, Punjab (India). The structure and look of the temple are very similar to Golden Temple. It is located in the tank of water and a bridge connects the way to the temple. The Dome is decorated with colorful lights and is a point of attraction. All Hindu festivals are being celebrated in the temple. The major festivals include Janmashtami, Dussehra, Diwali, and Ram Navmi.
Amritsar is very much famous for its food. And the reality is the food is actually delicious and gives a unique taste. Lassi, Amritsari Kulcha, Gulab Jamun, Jalebi, Makki Roti & Sarso ka Saag are some popular dishes which you must taste.
If you are a shopping freak, then Hall Bazaar & Katra Jaimal Singh are the best places for you. You can shop for Clothes & Handicrafts while giving a try to some electronics gadgets as well. Don’t worry, your car will bear the load of all your shopping bags.
6. Wagah Border
Wagah is a village located in the tehsil of Wahga, Lahore (Pakistan). Wagah Border is the main border lies on the Grand Trunk Road of both countries. It is also a main international transit terminal with road connectivity.
Wagah Border is also a tourist point, because of ‘Beating Retreat’ ceremony happens every day here before sunset. At the time of independence in 1947, the partition was made between two countries by the British govt. This border was the main crossing through which people migrated from India to Pakistan. The Beating Retreat ceremony basically is the lowering of flags ceremony, which Border Security Force & Pakistani rangers practice daily.
Return: After visiting Wagah Border, ask your driver to drop you at the hotel.