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$45 Day Trips & Excursions

Golden Temple, Wagah Border Private Tour with Flag Ceremony

Get picked up from the 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 you 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 for 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.

$193.33 Cultural & Theme Tours

Delhi to Amritsar and Golden Temple 2-Day Tour by Rail

Your 2-day trip to Amritsar includes a full itinerary with 4-star accommodation plus several meals. Explore this magical city from the comfort of your air-conditioned vehicle, accompanied by your guide at all times!

$41 Day Trips & Excursions

Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh, Wagah Border Private Tour

You will be picked up at your hotel in Amritsar around 09:00 AM and transported to the Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib) with your English-speaking tour guide. The Golden Temple is a prominent Sikh Gurdwara built by the fifth Sikh guru, Guru Arjan in the 16th Century. After Golden Temple, visit Jallianwala Bagh, a public garden that houses a memorial of national importance, established in 1951 to commemorate the massacre by British occupying forces.After Jallianwala Bagh explore Hall Bazar and other local bazaars. Later enjoy your Lunch at a local restaurant. After some relaxation around 3 PM drive to Wagah Border for the evening beating retreat ceremony. Wagah border post has become famous for the ceremonial closing of gates and lowering of flags of India and Pakistan. When the ceremony reaches a crescendo, the soldiers return to the border line for the final handshake and afterwards no glance is exchanged and the gates are close. Watch the ceremony from the VIP or foreigner gallery (Indian Passport holder Not eligible for VIP Entry, they have to sit in common gallery). When the ceremony ends, you will be taken back to your hotel in Amritsar.

$28 Tours & Sightseeing

Wagah Border Beating Retreat Ceremony VIP Gallery with Dinner

You will be picked up from your hotel  between 2:30 - 3 PM and proceed to Wagah Border to witness the afternoon parade ceremony. Watch ceremony from the VIP or foreigner Gallery. (Indian Passport holder Not eligible for VIP Entry, they have sit to in common gallery)  Located at about 29 km from Amritsar on the Grand Trunk, Wagah border post has become famous for the ceremonial closing of gates and lowering of flags of India and Pakistan. BSF and Pakistani Rangers march towards the gates from their respective sides. After the gate is open, the soldiers salute each other and start lowering the flags. The flags are carefully folded and carried back. The ceremony reaches a crescendo with the soldiers returning to the border line for the final handshake and the blowing of the bugle marks the end of the ceremony. As the ceremony climbs to its apogee, cries of Jai Hind and Pakistan Zindabad render in the air. After the parade ceremony, your driver will then take you to a local restaurant for a lavish mouthwatering dinner. After dinner your driver will drop you back to your hotel.

$232 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Amritsar Golden Temple 2-Day Private Tour from New Delhi

Day 1: Delhi to Amritsar by Train (B)Receive a 6:30am pickup from your New Delhi hotel or Indira Gandhi International Airport, and transfer to the railway station to board the 7:20am train to Amritsar. Come 2pm, after your arrival, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (own expense). At 3pm, visit to the India/Pakistan border, where you will witness flag hoisting and lowering. Later you'll visit the Golden Temple for an evening holy book ceremony.Overnight: 4-star Amritsar hotelDay 2: Amritsar to Delhi by Train (B)Have breakfast, then at 8am, take a sightseeing tour of the Golden Temple, spiritual center of Sikh faith. By 10am, you will have arrived at the Jallianwala Bagh Memorial to explore. Take a lunch break at 1pm at a local restaurant (own expense). At 4pm, transfer to the Amritsar railway station. Dinner will be available on board before your 11pm arrival at the Delhi railway station. A driver will be ready to bring you to your New Delhi hotel.

$130 Day Trips & Excursions

Delhi to Amritsar 3-Day Golden Temple Tour by Fast Train

ItineraryDay 1: Delhi – Sightseeing - AmritsarStop At: India Gate, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of DelhiEnjoy the sightseeing tour of India gate.The India Gate is a war memorial located astride the Rajpath, on the eastern edge of the "ceremonial axis" of New Delhi,formerly called Kingsway.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Qutub Minar, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of DelhiThe Qutub Minar, also spelled as Qutab Minar, or Qutb Minar, is a minaret that forms part of the Qutab complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Mehrauli area of Delhi.Duration: 2 daysStop At: Lotus Temple, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of DelhiThe Lotus Temple, located in Delhi. is a Bahá'í House of Worship that was dedicated in December 1986.it has become a prominent attraction in the city. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Humayun's Tomb, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of DelhiHumayun's tomb is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi. The tomb was commissioned by Humayun's first wife and chief consort, Empress Bega Begum, in 1569-70, and designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas and his son, Sayyid Muhammad, Persian architects chosen by herDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Red Fort (Lal Quila), New Delhi, National Capital Territory of DelhiRed Fort is a historic fort in the city of Delhi.It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal dynasty for nearly 200 years, until 1856. It is located in the center of Delhi and houses a number of museums. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Jama Masjidthe Jama Masjid of Delhi, is one of the largest mosques in India. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah JahanDuration: 1 hourStop At: New Delhi Railway Station, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of DelhiLater you will be transfer to the railway station to catch a train for Amritsar. During the approximate 6-hour ride, enjoy complimentary dinner on the train. Upon arrival in Amritsar around 10:45pm, you’ll be met by a driver and transfer to hotel. Stay night at a hotel.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Hotel AccommodationDay 2: Amritsar - Wagah Border - SightseeingStop At: Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar, Amritsar District, PunjabThe Golden Temple, also known as Darbar Sahib (Punjabi pronunciation.is a Gurdwara located in the city of Amritsar, It is the holiest Gurdwara and the most important pilgrimage site of SikhismDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar, Amritsar District, PunjabThe Jallianwala Bagh massacre, also known as the Amritsar massacre, took place on 13 April 1919 when troops of the British Indian Army under the command of Colonel Reginald Dyer fired rifles into a crowd of Indians, who had gathered in Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar, PunjabDuration: 1 hourStop At: Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, Amritsar, Amritsar District, PunjabThe Museum displays objects connecting to Maharaja Ranjit Singh such as arms and armor, outstanding paintings and century’s old coins and manuscripts.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Durgiana Temple, Amritsar, Amritsar District, PunjabThis temple derives its name from the Goddess Durga and it is also called by the name of Lakshmi Narayan Temple.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Wagah Border, Amritsar, Amritsar District, PunjabThe Wagah border closing 'lowering of the flags' ceremony, or The Beating Retreat ceremony, is a daily military practice that the security forces of India (Border Security Force) and Pakistan (Pakistan Rangers) have jointly followed since 1959. This ceremony takes place every evening before sunset at the Wagah border, the ceremony starts with a blustering parade by the soldiers from both the sides, and ends up in the perfectly coordinated lowering of the two nations' flags.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Hotel AccommodationDay 3: Amritsar - Delhi by Morning TrainStop At: Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, AmritsarEarly in the morning, you will be transfer to Amritsar Train Station to board your train for Delhi.Duration: 6 hoursStop At: New Delhi Railway Station, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of DelhiUpon arrival at New Delhi train station you will be pickup & transfer to your hotel in New Delhi or the airport.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.