Amritsar Day Trip


Pick up from your hotel in Amritsar and proceed for sightseeing tour of Amritsar. We will start day trip to Amritsar with the most prestigious The Golden temple.

Amritsar, located in the Punjab region of North India, is a bustling and well-connected city that serves as a popular tourist destination. In addition to being a prominent religious center for followers of the Sikh faith around the world, Amritsar attracts visitors of all backgrounds and beliefs who come to witness its many magnificent attractions, including the Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh, the Wagah Border Ceremony, and the Akal Takht. Despite its spiritual nature, Amritsar is a bustling hub of tourism, with thousands of visitors from around the world flocking to the city daily. To help you make the most of your visit, we have prepared an itinerary for a day tour of Amritsar and its surroundings.

The Golden Temple, Amritsar :

The Golden Temple is the primary destination for visitors to Amritsar. As the holiest temple for the Sikh religion, the temple’s striking architecture is enhanced by the water that surrounds the complex. It is recommended to visit the Golden Temple twice a day, in the morning and evening, to witness its stunning beauty when the complex is illuminated. Before entering the complex, visitors are required to remove their shoes and cover their heads with bandannas. Every day, thousands of pilgrims visit the Golden Temple. Here are some important things to keep in mind before entering the temple.

a): Prior to entering the complex, it is customary to wash your feet at the entrance.

b): Visitors may also bathe in the Amrit Sarovar, a vast pool of water surrounding the Golden Temple. The reflection of the temple in the water makes for a breathtaking sight.

c): The Golden Temple is also referred to as Harmandir Sahib. It is a two-story structure that appears to float above the Amrit Sarovar. Inside the temple, the sacred Adi Granth scripture is chanted out loud by Sikh saints throughout the day.

d): Guru Arjan Sahib, the Fifth Nanak, had the vision of creating a central place of worship for Sikhs and designed the architecture of Sri Harmandir Sahib.

e): Akal Takht, which translates to “Throne of Immortal,” is a beautiful building located in the same complex, opposite the temple. It serves as the highest political institution of Sikhism, where the religion’s highest council sits and deliberates. Guru Hargobind established it on June 15, 1606.

f):The Central Sikh Museum, located on the second floor of the temple, features an impressive gallery of rare paintings of Sikh Gurus, historical artifacts, and precious art, all with detailed descriptions.

Golden Temple Timings: There is no entry fee. It remains open 24 hours. All days of the week.

Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar :

The site is very close to the Golden Temple, basically a memorial to the men, women and children who were killed by British Indian Army soldiers in 1919. Soldiers opened fire on an unarmed gathering of Sikh people and lasted for 10 minutes where 1579 people were killed including women and children. Bullet holes on the walls can still be seen and a well into where people jumped attempting to save their lives, finally drowned, is also inside the complex.

Summer Palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh :

It is located inside the Ram Bagh Park. The Palace, now converted into a museum exhibiting oil paintings, miniatures and weapons of Sikhs dating back to the Mughal times.


You can either return to hotel for Lunch or eat out side.


Wagah Border Visit

On a day trip to Amritsar, Wagah border visit is the highlight of the day. After lunch, drive towards Wagah border to see Beating Retreat Ceremony.

Wagah Border: Beating Retreat Ceremony

It is an Indo-Pak road border between the two cities namely Amritsar, Punjab in India and Lahore, Punjab in Pakistan. Wagah border is 28 km from Amritsar and 22 km from Lahore. Wagah is not just an army outpost for India and Pakistan, Beating Retreat Ceremony and the Change of Guard between the solders of India and Pakistan also take place here daily in the evening. The highlight is lowering of the flags of the two countries simultaneously. The flags are folded and the ceremony ends with a gesture that involves a brusque handshake between soldiers from both side followed by the closing of the gates. The spectacle of the ceremony attracts many visitors from both sides of the border, as well as international tourists for its high energy and enthusiastic ceremonial practice.

Wagah Border Ceremony Timings :

The Beating Retreat and Flag lowering ceremony takes place at around 04:30 PM everyday in winters and 05:30 PM in summers. Reaching there by 03:30 PM is recommended to avoide rush.

Return to Amritsar

After the ceremony, drive back to the hotel in Amritsar. Upon arrival, drop at your pre-booked hotel.

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