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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 Multi-day & Extended Tours

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

Day 01: Delhi – Sightseeing - AmritsarIn the morning, you will be picked up from your New Delhi hotel and take you to sightseeing tour of Delhi. Starts from India Gate, Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, Humayun's Tomb, the Raj Ghat - Jama Masjid - and the Red Fort. Later 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.Day-02: Amritsar - Wagah Border - SightseeingAfter Breakfast, Start your city tour with the blessings of Sri Harmandir Sahib, which is named after Hari (God) the temple of God, also known as the Golden Temple in Amritsar is the holiest shrine of the Sikh religion. The Gurdwara is surrounded by a large lake known as the Sarovar, which consists of Amrit (holy water). Then visit the Jallianwala Bagh which is a memorial to the countless numbers of innocent Indians which killed by the British General, Edward Dyer, ordered his soldiers to opened fire on an unarmed gathering of Hundreds men, women and children in this place. Also visit the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum - The Museum displays objects connecting to Maharaja Ranjit Singh such as arms and armor, outstanding paintings and century’s old coins and manuscripts. Also you will visit some temples like Durgiana Temple. This temple derives its name from the Goddess Durga and it is also called by the name of Lakshmi Narayan Temple. Later you will go to attend the flag ceremony on Wagah Border. The 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. Later return to the hotel.Day-03: Amritsar - DelhiEarly in the morning, you will be transfer to Amritsar Train Station to board your train for Delhi. During the approximate 6-hour return, enjoy complimentary Breakfast on the train. Upon arrival at New Delhi train station you will be pickup & transfer to your hotel in New Delhi or the airport.