Assemble outside the famous Brother’s Dhaba at 8:00 to avoid the hustle-bustle of the city. Meet your professional guide here and set out exploring heritage of Amritsar dating back 4 centuries. Tour the local market on foot as your guide unfolds to you the historical significance of these winding lanes that connects the city with legends and history.
Stop for a breakfast break at a local restaurant to sample typical Punjabi delights like the famous Amritsari Kulcha (earthen clay baked round bread) and chilled Punjabi Lassi (sweetened yogurt). After meal, walk past the old charm of the city to reach Harmandir Sahib, also known as the ‘Golden Temple’ at 9:00. The temple is considered the holiest Gurudwara of the Sikhs. The soul of Amritsar, the whole city flourishes around this sacred place. See the Golden Temple Museum that showcases rich history and establishment of Sikh culture in India. Learn from your guide the legendary saga of the rise of this heroic faith.
Now, you will be walking to the hall of Langar, meaning mass kitchen in Sikh religion. In this kitchen, you will see service and compassion at its best, where visitors are served food regardless of faith, religion or background. The mega kitchen feeds over 100,000 people a day, serving non-stop for 12 hours. You will learn from your guide how the contribution and donation is put in best use to service of humanity. Your next visit is to Jallianwala Bagh, a legendary site where thousands of innocent civilians were killed on the orders of Colonel Reginald Dyer on the day of major Sikh Festival – Baisakhi, during British rule in India in 1919. The walls at the site still speaks history with bullet marks on it. Learn from your guide about this significant event and how the course of history changed after the massacre. After learning so much history, it’s time to board a cycle-rickshaw, that will take you through the bustle of Amritsar Bazaar, and return to the point where you started your tour.