Guided tour

Amritsar: Half-Day Golden City Tour Activities

Amritsar: Half-Day Golden City Tour Activities

From US$ 72 per person

Visit the historical places that have played a major role In India’s independence. Visit the Jallianwala Bagh to witness the massacre created by General Dyer. Learn about culture of Punjab, their people and places of events.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy all entrance fees and snacks included
  • Relax with hotel pick-up
  • Discover Amritsar, and learn its history
Full description
Start your tour with pick-up from your hotel. After your guide briefs you on your tour, you will ride a tuk-tuk or rickshaw to your first destination, Jallianwala Bagh, a memorial for the massacre by General Dyer that killed more than 1000 people back in 1919. Next, visit the Saragarhi Memorial Gurudwara and learn about the Battle of Saragarhi that was fought between the British Indian Army and Afghan Orakzai tribesmen. Let your guide tell you about the Battle of Saragarhi that has gone down in history as one of the most fierce last-stands executed in battle. Walk through the local streets of Amritsar to visit the Golden Temple. It is the holiest Gurudwara of Sikhism, located in the city of Amritsar. Amritsar (literally, the tank of nectar of immortality) was founded in 1577 by the fourth Sikh guru, Guru Ram Das. The present-day gurdwara was rebuilt in 1764 by Jassa Singh Ahluwalia with the help of other Sikh Misls. In the early nineteenth century, Maharaja Ranjit Singh secured the Punjab region from outside attack and covered the upper floors of the gurdwara with gold, which gives it its distinctive appearance and its English name. Afterwards, visit the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, who was the founder of the Sikh Empire. Prior to his rise, the Punjab region had numerous warring misls (confederacies), twelve of which were under Sikh rulers and one ruled by a Muslim. Ranjit Singh successfully absorbed and united the Sikh misls and took over other local kingdoms to create the Sikh Empire. He repeatedly defeated the invasions by Muslim armies, particularly those arriving from Afghanistan and established friendly relations with the British. You will learn more about the Maharaja’s life by visiting the museum. End your tour with famous Amritsari kulcha and chilled lassi at a local eating spot, famous for its snacks. You will head back to the Golden Temple where your tour ends, from where you are free to explore the city on your own.
Includes
  • Entrance fees
  • Snacks
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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  • Dress code is smart casual. Please dress modestly; arms and legs must be covered at places of worship.
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • Shoe must be removed at most places of worship.
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