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Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib) Tours

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Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib)
Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as the Golden Temple, is among the most sacred of Sikh gurdwaras. It’s surrounded by a large complex with a marble walkway and a pool, known as the amrit sarovar, which holds holy water. As at all Sikh temples, everyone is welcome here, regardless of their background or religion.
 
The Basics
The Golden Temple includes a unique blend of Islamic and Hindu architecture and dates to the middle of the 19th century. The upper levels of the temple are covered with gold, and in the inner sanctum, priests and musicians spend the day chanting from the Guru Granth Sahib (the Sikh holy book). The temple is the main attraction in Amritsar. Book a guided tour to learn more about the temple and about the Sikh religion. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • All visitors should remove their shoes and cover their heads before entering the temple.
  • Visitors must wash their feet in a small pool of water before entering.
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited everywhere on the temple grounds.
How to Get There
The Golden Temple is located in the heart of Amritsar, about a 10-minute drive from the Amritsar Junctions railway station or a half-hour taxi ride from Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport. There are many daily trains that bring visitors to Amritsar from New Delhi; the quickest is the Amritsar Shatabdi, which takes just over six hours to travel between the cities.
 
When to Get There
The Golden Temple is open daily from early in the morning until late at night. You can also sleep at the temple complex—there’s a small hostel with beds reserved for foreigners, though it’s useful to bring a sleeping bag. Visit at twilight to see the evening sukhasan ritual, when the holy book is put to rest, or at sunrise, when the holy book is brought out again.
 
The Langar Tradition
One major feature of most Gurdwaras is the langar, a community kitchen in which all visitors can sit down to eat a free community meal together. Due to the sheer number of visitors to the Golden Temple, meals at the temple’s langar are served almost constantly. If you want to give back, there are donation boxes where you can discreetly contribute funds. You can also volunteer at the kitchen.
Address: Golden Temple Road, Amritsar, Punjab 143006, India
Hours: 6am - ­2am daily
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Golden Temple and Wagah Border Private Tour with Punjabi Lunch

Golden Temple and Wagah Border Private Tour with Punjabi Lunch

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Tour Punjab's commercial and cultural center on this private tour of Amritsar's Golden Temple and Wagah Border that includes lunch. You'll see two of this destination's top attractions and learn about Sikh legends and India's early freedom movement. This tour also includes a stop at the Indo-Pak border, where you'll witness the iconic and highly choreographed flag ceremony.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$62.57
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Golden Temple Guide Tour (Adventures with Amritpal)

Golden Temple Guide Tour (Adventures with Amritpal)

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We will meet at the entrance of Golden temple, after introductions and a little chit chat I will take you on a journey you will never forget. We will walk down the stairs into the main complex where our journey will begin. We will circle the Holy lake the traditional way, paying respects to different Gurudwaras along the way. Finally we will take the entrance hallway towards the Gurudwara situated in the centre of the holy lake, made of pure gold. After witnessing the heaven on earth, we will eat langar (Free community kitchen) which serves hot meals to more than 50,000 people a day. After finishing the meal, I will show you around the giant sized kitchen where these humongous meals are prepared. Then we will walk toward the entrance of the complex where after climbing up the stairs our adventure will end. Bidding farewell with face full of smiles and mind full of memories.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Magnificent Golden Temple Half Day Tour

Magnificent Golden Temple Half Day Tour

Explore the splendid sights and destinations in Amritsar while accompanied by an expert local guide/driver who will allow you to learn so much more than what is on the surface of this beautiful city. From your hotel, you head first to the famous Golden Temple, one of the most vital structures and key landmarks in the city. As you offer prayers and witness how tea and bread are made in this sacred location, you’ll discover how it has come to be so revered as the holiest gurdwara in the Sikh religion. • Behold the majestic Golden Temple of Amritsar, the holiest gurdwara in Sikh religion • Explore Amritsar in this full day tour, seeing the city, its people, and learning about its history • See the magnificent monuments from Golden Temple and visit the kitchen to see the of making Roti
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$25.65
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Amritsar 1 Day Tour (Golden Temple, Jalliawala Bagh & Wagah Border)

Amritsar 1 Day Tour (Golden Temple, Jalliawala Bagh & Wagah Border)

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This is one day tour of Amritsar in which all the important point are covered and it is a one day tour with experience driver. There are no any hidden charges.
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  • 8 hours 15 minutes
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Amritsar Golden Temple Tour

Amritsar Golden Temple Tour

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Our Golden Temple tour is designed to meet all the needs of the travelers. Our professional guide will explain you all the history & facts in details from the establishment of the temple till now. The place has many sacred & historic point to visit inside the campus, which a traveler itself cannot explore unless accompanied by local.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$14.17
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COP Amritsar Golden Temple Walking Tour

COP Amritsar Golden Temple Walking Tour

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Visit the Golden Temple in Amritsar and witness the unique Holy Book Opening Ceremony. This small-group tour is a chance to get a closer look at the culture and traditions of the Sikh religion. Learn about the massive community kitchen, the various prayer rituals, and the stories of their gods as well as the history of the Golden Temple.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 25 minutes
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$10.67
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Amritsar 1 Day Tour (Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh, Wagah Border & Shopping)

Amritsar 1 Day Tour (Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh, Wagah Border & Shopping)

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Start your local city tour with the blessings of Harimandir Sahib "Golden Temple"- the most important sikh shrine. Then visit Jallianwala Bagh (nearby Golden Temple) - the place where hundreds of Indian are brutally massacre by british general Dyer. Mata Lal Ji Devi Temple: Lal Devi and was built in 1989. Mata Lal Devi ji was born in 1923 at Kasoor in Lahore district of Pakistan. Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum and Panorama in Ram Bagh: House of the history, art and architecture of the Sikhs of the 18th and the 19th century. Wagah Border: Watch the lowering of the flags ceremony at the Indo-Pak Border.
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  • 1 day
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Golden temple tour - an intimate introduction to Sikhi way of life

Golden temple tour - an intimate introduction to Sikhi way of life

The Harmandir Sahib, also known as the Golden temple is simultaneously among the calmest and most bustling place of worship in India! The tour explores the different facets of this sacred keystone of Sikhism – such as Darshan inside the main shrine, a visit to the Langar (community kitchen) to volunteer along with the locals in preparing and serving food, sitting down in Pangat for a meal, and a visit to the Akal Takhat for understanding the martial aspect of Sikhism – all the while providing the underlying historical and cultural context. Join us to discover the Sikhi way of life in a fun and spiritual manner :)
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Amritsar Day Tour: Golden Temple and Jalliawala Bagh with Local Food

Amritsar Day Tour: Golden Temple and Jalliawala Bagh with Local Food

Tour one of India's most-iconic cities, where the Sikh reign supreme and learn about the chaos and culture that exemplify this destination. Visit Amritsar's most famous monuments: the Golden Temple and the Jalliawala Bagh. Sample traditional Punjab cuisine and learn about local legends and traditions from your friendly guide.
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  • 4 hours
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$49.00
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Private Wagah Border Drama and the Golden Temple with Transfer

Private Wagah Border Drama and the Golden Temple with Transfer

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Amritsar is known as the Golden City of north India.  It is located about 17 miles from the Pakistan border.  The city is frequented by devotees, international tourists and the Sikh diaspora from around the world. We will visit the spectacular Golden Temple, Sikhism's holiest shrine and one of India’s most serene and humbling sights. Also included is the Jallianwala Bagh, site of an infamous massacre. The tour will also include the famous patriotic revelry at the Wagah Border between India and Pakistan. Highlights • The Golden Temple • Jallianwala Bagh • Wagah Border
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  • 8 hours
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Amritsar: Visit to Golden Temple & Wagah Border with Hotel pick-up & drop-off

Amritsar: Visit to Golden Temple & Wagah Border with Hotel pick-up & drop-off

Learn about the Sikh religion on a visit to the Golden Temple, the religion's most holy place, on a day tour from Amritsar. Listen to in-depth commentary from your guide as you explore the temple's Kitchen Section, then visit the India Pakistan Wagah Border. Once there, watch the policemen on the border marching to the drum beat during the Beating Ceremony. This tour makes multiple stops and activities easy with all transportation provided in between.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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Private Full-day tour of Amritsar: Golden Temple with Gobindgarh Fort & Sadda Pind

Private Full-day tour of Amritsar: Golden Temple with Gobindgarh Fort & Sadda Pind

Travelers wanting a fun introduction to Amritsar will enjoy this varied tour. You’ll visit the city’s most famous attraction and the holiest site in the Sikh faith, the Golden Temple, plus the impressive Gobindgarh Fort, only open to the public since 2017. Learn about rural life in Punjab without going all the way to the countryside, at the Sadda Pind model village. As this is a private tour you can take your time and make the most of your local guide.
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  • 8 hours
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The Golden Temple Amritsar Tour

The Golden Temple Amritsar Tour

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This tour give you the opportunity to explore the real essence of Punjab state and its unique culture, you can feel the calmness of The Golden Temple and participate as a volunteer in world largest free kitchen. Visiting to the local farmer family at the village and get to know about their life style, their culture, their custom and warm hospitality gives you a very great experience of Punjabi Culture.
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  • 2 days
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Golden Temple & Wagah Border in Amritsar with Punjabi Lunch

Golden Temple & Wagah Border in Amritsar with Punjabi Lunch

Amritsar is a captivating mix of culture and busy streets and is often referred to as Punjab’s major commercial and cultural center. Visit the Golden Temple and the Jalliawala Bagh and devour the local flavors of Punjab with Amritsari Kulcha (Hot potato bread) and Sweet Lassi (sweetened yogurt) for lunch. Learn all about the heroic legends of Sikhism and its significance in the freedom movement of India. Proceed to witness the highly choreographed flag down ceremony, performed at the Indo-Pak border.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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Full day Tour of Amritsar including Golden Temple and Wagah Border

Full day Tour of Amritsar including Golden Temple and Wagah Border

This is a comprehensive tour covering all the major highlights of Amritsar including Jallianwala Bagh , Golden Temple , Wagah Border and more.
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  • 9 to 10 minutes
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$167.77
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Amritsar and its Golden Temple: A Historical and Cultural Walking Tour with Private Transfer

Amritsar and its Golden Temple: A Historical and Cultural Walking Tour with Private Transfer

This guided walking tour provides a great overview of Amritsar. Learn the city’s history as you visit Town Hall and a nearby war history memorial. Visit local sweet shops and traditional bazaars filled with textiles, turbans, antiques, and other treasures. Discover Amritsar’s famous “Crawling Street” and majestic Golden Temple before your tour concludes.
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  • 2 hours
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Amritsar Golden Temple Tour.

Amritsar Golden Temple Tour.

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Golden Temple Walking Tour by Globe Trek Travel starts at the Partition Museum, located inside Amritsar City Hall. There, our English language speaking guide will tell you all about the background behind the disturbances which led to British India breaking into two different countries, India and Pakistan. This is the perfect location to learn more about both Amritsar and the country in general. As we explore the narrow, bustling streets of the Old Town, you will see a replica of the Indian Parliament and a statue of Babasaheb Ambedkar, a famous social reformer . Continuing our journey through the history of Amritsar and Sikhism, the Akal Takht, the highest seat of religious authority for Sikhism The next point on our tour is Amritsar's symbolic icon, the Golden Temple. This impressive place of worship is captivating not only for its beautiful architecture but also the ambiance of respect and spirituality that is felt in its vicinity.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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golden temple tour.jaliawala bagh and bagha border

golden temple tour.jaliawala bagh and bagha border

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tour of golden temple and trevels on customers fav area and fun all the time. respects all the tourists my welcome from heart
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  • 3 hours
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3 Days tour of Amritsar (Golden Temple) from Mumbai

3 Days tour of Amritsar (Golden Temple) from Mumbai

Embark to the Indian city that has sealed its place into the pages of history, Amritsar; the cultural centre of Sikhism which also played an important part in the Indian freedom struggle against the British Raj. Witness the retreat ceremony at the Wagah border. The feeling stays alive when we take you on a tour of the historic city which witnessed the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre. Mark the end of this very enriching journey revelling at the marvel that is the Golden Temple. Amritsar stays with you long after you’ve bid it adieu.
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  • 3 days
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Private Full-Day City Tour of Amritsar visit Golden Temple with Wagah Border

Private Full-Day City Tour of Amritsar visit Golden Temple with Wagah Border

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Benefit from personalized attention and the ability to ask questions on this private tour to Amritsar and the Wagah Border. With a guide in the lead and all transportation taken care of, this multi-stop tour will be a breeze. Highlights include the changing of the guard at the Indian/Pakistan border, the Golden Temple, and the Jallianwala Bagh Memorial.
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  • 10 hours
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Private Tour of Golden Temple and Wagah Border with Authentic Punjabi Lunch

Private Tour of Golden Temple and Wagah Border with Authentic Punjabi Lunch

This private tour of Amritsar will cover Amritsar's most famous tourist attractions like Golden Temple, jallianwala bagh and Wagah border [it is the only operational border between India and Pakistan]. The aura of the Wagah border is full of zeal and glee. Indulge in authentic Punjabi Lunch at famous local Punjabi restaurant & also explore the colorful market famous for its colorful patiala salwars, Phulkari work suits, phulkari embroidery work textiles,Pashmina shawls etc.
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  • 10 hours
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$55.92
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Full Day Golden Temple and Wagah Border Private Tour with Punjabi Lunch

Full Day Golden Temple and Wagah Border Private Tour with Punjabi Lunch

Explore one of the most prominent temples in the world located in Amritsar City of Punjab, India. It is one of the most famous Sikh shrines in the world. Enjoy a lavish lunch in a local Punjabi restaurant. In the evening visit the Indo-Pak border at Wagah where every evening, just before the sunset, the soldiers from the Indian and Pakistan military meet at this border post to engage in a 30-minute display of military camaraderie and showmanship. • Money-back Guarantee. • 100% Guest Satisfaction Assured. • Includes All Entrance Tickets. • Rush free and Comfortable Tour Itinerary. • All tour carried out by Government Approved Guide with In-depth knowledge of History. • Traditional Indian Souvenir at Departure.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$36.00
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Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh, Partition Museum and Wagha Border.

Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh, Partition Museum and Wagha Border.

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A Day tour in Amritsar and Guest can customized according his Itinerary along with dedicated and Informative Guide.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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8-Days Private Trip - Holy Amritsar & Golden Triangle

8-Days Private Trip - Holy Amritsar & Golden Triangle

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Visit the holy Amritsar and heritage Golden Triangle (Delhi, Agra & Jaipur). Accommodations at 4/5 star hotels. All sightseeing guided with entry tickets included. Some additional treats like village tour at Amritsar and a rickshaw ride at Chandni Chowk Delhi. A trip just to sit back and enjoy.
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  • 8 days
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$1,270.00
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Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib) hours of operation: 6am - ­2am daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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