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Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib) Tours

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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Amritsar City Tour ( Including Wagah Border Ceremony.)

Amritsar City Tour ( Including Wagah Border Ceremony.)

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Globe Trek Travel ensures to provide local living experience to our guest, so our guests can remember our services when they think about India. Start your city tour with the blessings of Golden Temple-the most important Sikh shrine also known as Harimandir Sahib and Darbar Sahib. Then visit Jallianwala Bagh- the place that reminds every Indian of the brutal and hearless massacre by British general Dyer. Visit Durgiana Temple: - The temple complex houses Shree Laxmi Narayan Mandir with a huge pond on its periphery. Then evening visit Indo-Pak Wagah Border to watch Flag Retreat Ceremony-Wagah, an army outpost on Indo-Pak border 30 Kms from Amritsar where the daily highlight is the evening "Beating the Retreat" ceremony. Soldiers from both countries march in perfect drill, going through the steps of bringing down their respective national flags. As the sun goes down, nationalistic fervour rises and lights are switched on marking the end of the day amidst thunderous applause.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$71.80
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$71.80
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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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$93.59
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$93.59
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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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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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Full day Amritsar city tour with Wagah border ceremony

Full day Amritsar city tour with Wagah border ceremony

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Experience the best of Amritsar with us. This tour is designed to meet all the needs of the travellers looking to explore maximum of Amritsar in just one day. In this tour you will be provided with all the detail information about Amritsar city and the tour will cover all the main highlights of city including Golden Temple, Jallianwala bagh, Wagah border ceremony, Partition museum, Durgiana Temple, Wagah border etc. Give us an opportunity to serve you with our services and help us making your visit memorable & once in a lifetime experience to Amritsar.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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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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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$157.00
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.00
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$40.00
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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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Real Amritsar : Full Day Tour with Wagah Border and Heritage Walk

Real Amritsar : Full Day Tour with Wagah Border and Heritage Walk

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Explore the sacred Sikh city of Amritsar on a private sightseeing tour and heritage walk. Visit the hallowed Golden Temple and learn about its significance to Sikhism as you witness the devotion of the followers. Then visit some of the city’s other landmarks like the Wagah Border that separates India and Pakistan and the Jallianwala Bagh memorial site.
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  • 10 hours
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$21.00
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Half-Day Tour of Amritsar Including the Golden Temple

Half-Day Tour of Amritsar Including the Golden Temple

Explore the Punjabi city of Amritsar with this five-hour tour. You'll not only get to experience the Golden Temple, easily one of India's most beautiful and iconic sites, but you'll also get to uncover some important Independence-related attractions not commonly visited by international tourists, including the Saragarhi Memorial Gurudwara and the Jallianwala Bagh memorial that marks a 1919 massacre that cost over 1000 people their lives.
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  • 5 hours
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$80.00
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Private Tour of Amritsar

Private Tour of Amritsar

Amritsar is renowned world over for the Golden Temple.  Intricately linked with the history of Sikhism, it is amongst the most revered sites of the world. Founded in the 16th century Amritsar derives its name from the Amrit Sarovar (pool of nectar) amidst which stands the Golden Temple, the most sacred of Sikh shrines. Amritsar’s ancient legends, historical monuments, places of worship, old bazaars, theatre traditions and colourful festivals all serve as a window to its robust past.
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  • 4 hours
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$55.00
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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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Amritsar City Tour ( EXCLUDING WAGAH BORDER)

Amritsar City Tour ( EXCLUDING WAGAH BORDER)

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Our Amritsar half day city tour is designed in such a way which includes all the important places to visit in 400 year old holy city. The tour covers all the main tourist attractions starting from Golden Temple, World's largest kitchen, Jallianwala bagh, Old Amritsar Market, Partition museum, Durgiana temple & Mata lal devi temple. But what makes this tour unique is the service of our friendly guides with the storytelling of all the places where you visit. It gives you the experience of a local with all the history & facts behind the places will be unfolded within couple of hour of this tour with our experience storytellers/Guide/your tour companion. This tour is best suited for them who wants to explore the best of Amritsar within one day of their visit to this holy city.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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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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4 Nights 5 Days Amritsar tour with Heritage walk and Village visit

4 Nights 5 Days Amritsar tour with Heritage walk and Village visit

A fascinating city immersed in history and culture, Amritsar is home to some of world’s most intriguing sites like the Golden Temple and the Jallianwala Bagh. So go on, visit Ambarsar and come back enchanted. One will also enjoy heritage walk of old Amritsar city as well as half day village tour. The village tour gives one the experience of real Sikh culture.
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  • 5 days
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$235.90
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Amritsar City Tour

Amritsar City Tour

Explore the history and culture of Amritsar on this guided multi-day excursion. After a convenient airport pickup, enjoy a complimentary hotel transfer and a delicious breakfast before visiting this historic city’s holiest site, the Golden Temple. Honor those killed by British occupying forces at Jallianwala Bagh memorial park and stop by a temple devoted to the Hindu warrior Goddess Durga.
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  • 3 days
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$196.00
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$196.00
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Half Day Tour Of Amritsar With Partition Museum

Half Day Tour Of Amritsar With Partition Museum

Amritsar, the city of the Golden Temple is frequented by devotees, foreign visitors and the Sikh diaspora from around the world. Visit the Jallianwala Bagh, the site of a tragedy perpetrated on innocent citizens by the British in 1919. Also, visit the Partition Museum, a one of its kind museum in the world that has captured the historic event of the Partition of India. Highlights • Golden Temple • Jallianwala Bagh • Partition Museum
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$126.00
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$126.00
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Amritsar city tour

Amritsar city tour

This tour include visit to Golden Temple (Harmander Sahib), The Durgiana Temple, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, Gobindgarh Fort and Wagah Border. Pick up and drop off from your hotel, entrances to monuments mentioned in the itinerary and English speaking guide service is well included.
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  • 6 hours 9 minutes
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$99.49
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$99.49
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Amritsar sightseeing with monuments entrances

Amritsar sightseeing with monuments entrances

Full day city tour of Amritsar include visit to Golden Temple (Harmander Sahib) - famous for its full golden dome, it is one of the most sacred pilgrim spots for Sikhs.The Durgiana Temple - though a Hindu temple, its architecture is similar to the Golden Temple.Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum - Maharaja Ranjit Singh was called the lion of Punjab played a decisive role in Indian history and established very vast kingdom with the help of sword.Gobindgarh Fort - It was originally built by Gujjar Singh Bhangi, the local chieftain in the 18th century Gobindgarh was conquered and enhanced in the early 19th century by Maharaja Ranjit Singh who renamed it after the 10th Sikh guru, Guru Gobind Singh.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
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$99.49
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$99.49
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Amritsar City Tour

Amritsar City Tour

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Globe Trek Travels, Amritsar city tour includes all the important & historic places to see in city. Our professional guide will make this tour memorable for you by showing the beautiful places & the history behind it. The service will be provided in a private air conditioned cars, coaches with ample of leg roam and premium tempo travellers for big groups. We also take care of our guest with every necessary aspects and provide mineral water bottles during tours to keep every one hydrated and special care of old age guests for hassle free experience. The Main Highlights of the tour are as following : 1. Golden Temple. 2. Back Door Entry to World Largest community Kitchen. 3. Jallianwala Bagh. 4. Partition Museum. 5. Durgiana Temple. 6. Mata lal devi temple. 7.Laser and Light show at Gobind Garh Fort(evening)
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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$70.00
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$70.00
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Cultural Walk of Amritsar

Cultural Walk of Amritsar

Experience authentic Amritsar on this amazing walking tour of the old town with our fun and entertaining storytellers. This walking tour will give you a great induction of the city, its history, its vibrant culture, and its people with lots of wonderful stories about the city, fun facts and must do things in the city.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$9.74
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.08
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$43.08
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Amritsar 1 day Excursion (Adventures with Amritpal)

Amritsar 1 day Excursion (Adventures with Amritpal)

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Experience Amritsar with a born local, visiting sites of value and hidden features otherwise inaccesible to the foriegners. I will tell you facts and origins in form of stories, so that they are more intuitively enjoyed and remembered. Our Adventure starting from Golden temple with backdoor access to the world's largest kitchen, will take us to jallianwala bagh and the oldest Markets, where shopkeepers sell unlimited variety of goods. Enjoying a full course of Punjabi food, we will then head out to wagah border where we will witness the evening retreat ceremony.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.90
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$75.90

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib) hours of operation?
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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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