Join the sea of Sikh pilgrims on a visit to the inspiring Golden Temple of Amritsar. As the centre of Sikhism, it is the main site of Sikh worship so you may wish to visit early morning or in the evening to avoid some of the crowds. The temple is part of a larger complex called Amrit Sarovar Shrine from which Amritsar takes its name.
Jallianwala Bagh Park is a place of remembrance for the victims of the Massacre of Amritsar 1919. There are sobering reminders of the event from the inscription on a stone plaque: ‘this is the place where the bullets were fired from,’ a preserved well where people jumped into to escape the bullets and an eternal flame memorial.
Journey through the old town and discover traditional trades and crafts from centuries ago. Look out for quality woollen items and an abundance of accessories.
Wagah is a town between Lahore, Pakistan and Amritsar that marks the dividing line between Pakistan and India, sometimes known as the ‘Berlin Wall of Asia’. Every evening since 1959 a retreat ceremony called ‘lowering of the flags’ has been held. It starts 30 minutes before sunset and now attracts hundreds of people every day.
If you would like to discover Amritsar please contact our travel experts on 01792 315499 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Tours to Amritsar can be combined with a number of different options such as the iconic Golden Triangle, the enchanting hill station of Shimla and the Western Himalayas.