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Amritsar Cultural Tour, consisting of 3 nights and 4 days, lets you visit the most popular tourist attractions in Amritsar along with a village where you observe Punjab’s traditional lifestyle and culture. You will also get an opportunity to enjoy the beating retreat ceremony at the Wagah Border. The richness of Punjab is reflected in its attire, cuisine, music, dance and much more. Known as the land of Sapta Sindhu (seven rivers) in ancient India, it’s here that the Indus Valley civilisation flourished. The Rig Veda were composed in this region, and it was from here that Vedic civilisation spread to the rest of India. Punjab is also the birthplace of Sikhism, and in Amritsar you come across the most revered pilgrimage site for the Sikhs, the Golden Temple. Amritsar is a city with its unique flavour. Upon visiting it the first time, you are greeted with a potpourri of sights, smells and sounds. Food binds the people of the city in a big way, as is evident by the eateries dotting the roads. Historical landmarks can be found at occasional intervals, with many of them going back to the medieval era. During the course of this sightseeing tour, you will visit the Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh and Durgiana Temple, which is highly revered by Hindus in Punjab. Other activities in this tour package include a visit to a village where you get to observe the traditional rural lifestyle and a performance of the famous folk dance, Bhangra. This is followed by a traditional Punjabi meal which promises to make your day. By the end of this trip, you will know what is it about Punjab and Amritsar that endears them to visitors.
Day 1 : AMRITSAR
Your Punjab cultural tour starts with your arrival at the Amritsar Railway Station or airport. After arrival, get in touch with our representatives followed by a transfer to the hotel.
Complete your check in formalities at the hotel. Then, rest and relax for some time.
In the evening, pay a visit to the to the Wagah Border, which is the India-Pakistan border. It hosts the Wagah border retreat ceremony during sunset.
Over the years, the flag lowering ceremony has only increased in popularity and attracted visitors in greater numbers
Enjoy the choreographed dance like maneuvers of the Indian and Pakistani soldiers and feel the electricity in the air. Return to the hotel in the evening.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2 : AMRITSAR
Start your day with a delicious breakfast and then begin your city tour with the blessings of Sri Harmandir Sahib in Amritsar.
Commonly known as the Golden Temple, it is the holiest shrine of Sikhism and one of the most famous Sikh pilgrimage destinations in Punjab.
This fabulous structure was built by Guru Arjan, the fifth Sikh guru, in the 16th century.
Guru Granth Sahib, the holy scripture of Sikhism, was completed in 1604.
The Golden Temple consists of four entrances which is a symbol of its openness and acceptance of people belonging to different religions, creeds and beliefs.
There is an enormous water tank or reservoir surrounding the gurudwara known as Sarovar. Its water is considered to be holy and believed to possess magical and healing properties.
The Golden Temple also hosts several festivals throughout the year like Baisakhi, birth of Guru Ram Das, martyrdom of Guru Teg Bahadur and Diwali.
After seeking blessings and enjoying the relaxed and calm atmosphere inside the temple, head over to Jallianwala Bagh, one of the most famous tourist attractions of Punjab.
It is a memorial built in the memory of Indians who lost their lives in the massacre carried out by General Dyer on 13th April, 1919.
This happened on the occasion of Baisakhi, one of the most popular festivals in Punjab.
On this day, General Dyer ordered his soldiers to open fire on innocent and unarmed men, women and children inside the garden, without so much as a prior warning.
Trapped by the walled enclosures on all sides, hundreds were killed immediately while others jumped inside a well to save their lives.
It was one of the most unfortunate episodes in India’s history, and an extreme example of the inhuman and brutal policies pursued by the British Raj.
After spending time at the Jallianwala Bagh, head towards the Durgiana Temple.
It bears a strong resemblance to the Golden Temple and is very famous among the Hindus in Punjab.
The presiding deity of this temple is Goddess Durga and the temple is also named after her. It is also known as Laxmi Narayan Temple.
Just like the Golden Temple, it stands in the middle of the lake. The similarities also extend to its domes and canopies as well as the bridge which leads to the temple.
A particular attraction inside the temple are its silver doors.
Major festivals like Janmashtami, Ram Navami and Diwali are celebrated enthusiastically inside the temple.
After spending some time at the temple, make your way towards Katra Jaimal Singh Market situated on Lawrence Road.
Inside the market, you come across traditional Amritsari and Lahori crafts and other kinds of historical art forms.
Tourists are especially attracted by rich Phulkari work on textiles and stylish Punjabi shoes, known as “jootis” in the local language.
If you want to shop for traditional Punjabi dresses like phulkari, patiala suit and dal wari, then this is the place to come to.
Return to the hotel after shopping and exploring the market.
Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 3 : AMRITSAR
A special experience awaits you on this day of Amritsar sightseeing tour.
You will be visiting a village where you can catch a glimpse of the traditional lifestyle and culture.
This is also an opportunity to enjoy authentic local delicacies like naan, kulcha, lachha paratha, chapati and jowar ki roti. You will also be won over by the hospitality of the people.
In the afternoon, treat yourself to traditional Punjabi food.
Post lunch, you have the option of enjoying a bhangra performance. Bhangra, one of the folk dances of Punjab, is gaining a tremendous popularity, both in India and the west.
Enjoy the dance performance and revel in the joyous atmosphere all around.
After this, return to Amritsar.
Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 4 : AMRITSAR
Start your day with a delicious breakfast and then get transferred to the airport or the railway station to continue with your onward journey.
|No of pax||Age Limit||Price per pax (Rs)|
|Adult||Above 18 years||INR 11999 / Adult ( With Tax )|
* Mentioned prices may vary depending upon date of travel, hotel availability, surge pricing and seasonal rush.
Payment Terms & Methods :
* 100% Advance Percentage of total booking amount
* Airfare/Transport fare to be paid full at one time in advance.
Cancellation & Refund Policy :
* Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.
* Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date.
* Refund will be made within 15 working days from the date of receipt of the cancellation.
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