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Golden Temple and Wagah Border private sightseeing tour with Punjabi lunch

Availability: Every day
Duration: 7 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
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  • See some of Punjab's top attractions
  • Witness the flag ceremony at the Indo-Pak border
  • Ideal for families and first-time visitors
What to expect

After being picked up from your 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 to Harmandir Sahib, 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 the legend behind the rise of this valiant religion in the city of Amritsar.

Walk to the Langar (mass-dinner) hall and witness extreme devotion and compassion of the people cooking and serving. The temple kitchen serves food non-stop for 12 hours, feeding over 100,000 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 to lunch in a local restaurant and devour the flavors of Amritsar. Passing through the bustling streets, 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,' the ceremony starts at 5.00pm and showcases border policemen marching to the beat of a drum. The atmosphere is highly euphoric and marks a relation between the two countries. After the ceremony ends, you will be dropped back to your hotel.

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What's included
  • Professional guide
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Punjabi lunch
What's not included
  • Gratuities (optional)
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  • Free: children 4 years of age and under
What to remember
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may be refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.
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When

Every day at 9.30am

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Provider
Gets Holidays PVT LTD
Booking fee
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Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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