Get together outside the famous Brother’s Dhaba at 8 AM to skip the usually chaotic streets of Amritsar. Meet your local guide here and start an exceptional day exploring the 400 year old heritage of the heroic city of Amritsar. Walk in the local market and learn the stories of historic significance from your guide about the nooks and crannies of this magnetic city.
Stopover at a local restaurant and devour the flavors of Amritsari Kulcha (Hot potato bread) and chilled Punjabi Lassi (sweetened yogurt). As you walk past the age-old charm of the city, you will reach Harmandir Sahib, famously known as the Golden Temple at 9AM. Revered as the most sacred place for Sikhs in the world, Golden Temple is the city’s center point. Visit the Golden Temple Museum and witness the rich history of Sikhism and its establishment in India. Let your local guide narrate you the legend behind the rise of this heroic religion.
Visit the gigantic Langar halls, meaning mass-dinner in the Sikh religion and observe people cooking and serving food to more than 100,000 devotees on a daily basis. Visit the mega kitchen and learn from the guide how the contribution and donation collected from the visitors is put entirely to the service of humanity.
From here proceed to the legendary site of Jalliawala Bagh, an exact spot where thousands of innocent Sikh people were killed on the orders of General Reginald dyer in 1919 on the day of major Sikh festival in Baisakhi. Witness the wall with bullet marks, standing as an epitome of courage and valiance. Let your guide explain you about the massacre and how the event played a major role in India’s independence.
After soaking in so much history, board a cycle-rickshaw and experience the bustle of Amritsari Bazaars. As the tour comes to an end, get back to the initial starting point and call it a day.