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How to Spend 3 Days in Amritsar

How to Spend 3 Days in Amritsar

Amritsar is full of great things to discover, beyond the world-famous Golden Temple. With three days in the city, you’ll have time to explore its temples and forts, experience rural settings, and sample different varieties of Punjabi food—you can even try your hand at cooking some yourself. Here’s how to arrange your time.

Day 1: The Best of Amritsar

Devote your first day to Amritsar’s best-known attractions. Start with the Golden Temple, one of the most important Sikh places of worship on Earth. Most city tours stop here, and while it’s easy to visit independently, going with a guide is a great way to deepen your knowledge of the Sikh faith. After your visit, sample the city’s famous street food, especially local favoritechole kulcha (soft flatbread served with spiced chickpeas). Join a food tour if you’re worried about picking out the best, safest, cleanest places to eat. Finally, make your way to Wagah at the border with Pakistan to witness the famous border-closing ceremony, then have dinner at Sadda Pind, a reproduction Punjabi village attraction.

 

Day 2: A Deeper Dive

Although Tarn Taran isn't as famous as the Golden Temple, this gurdwara (Sikh temple) is nevertheless worth visiting for its striking, 16th-century architecture. Make this your first stop in the morning; some tours combine a trip to the temple with visits to nearby rural villages. In the afternoon, head out for some shopping and people watching in the markets of Old Amritsar, either independently or with a guide who can lead you to the best deals. Here you'll see fabrics, jewelry, housewares, and religious items, and it's a great place to pick up low-cost souvenirs. In the evening, make your way back to the Golden Temple, where you can watch the ceremonial procession storing the Sikh holy book for the evening. 

Day 3: Local Life

On your last morning, join a tour to visit a local farm and see how crops are raised, cows are milked, and bread is baked, the Punjabi way. Continue your immersive experience in the afternoon with a cooking class in the home of a local, where you’ll prepare lunch and learn the art of Indian cooking along the way. Alternatively, head to a local spa for a traditional Ayurvedic massage treatment. In the evening, wrap up your stay with a 7D sound-and-light show at Gobindgarh Fort.

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Evening visit of Golden Temple Amritsar

Evening visit of Golden Temple Amritsar

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See the glimmering Golden Temple by night and witness the evening Palki Sahib ceremony in which the Guru Granth Sahib (Sikh holy book) is put away for the night with this tour. Every evening the Guru Granth Sahib is transported from the main shrine to the inner sanctum on a gilded palanquin. You'll get to observe the ceremony with a guide on hand to answer any questions.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.00
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$48.00
Price varies by group size

Authentic Indian Food Experience in Amritsar : Cook and Dine with a Local Family

Authentic Indian Food Experience in Amritsar : Cook and Dine with a Local Family

If you’re looking for an authentic Indian food experience in Amritsar—this is a perfect choice. Rather than having a cooking class in a clinical, purpose-built kitchen, you’ll visit an Indian family’s beautiful home and cook with them. Learn valuable cooking skills that you can use at home, and ask questions along the way. After helping cook, you’ll enjoy a 4-course Punjabi feast with seasonal dishes such as mixed lentil curry, Indian flatbreads, and traditional desserts.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.85
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$33.85

Walking Tour and Rickshaw Ride through The Bazaars of old Amritsar

Walking Tour and Rickshaw Ride through The Bazaars of old Amritsar

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Immerse yourself in the ancient culture of Old Amritsar on this walking and rickshaw tour. Traveling with a guide through this history-packed area will ensure you don't miss any of the must-see attractions, such as Thakurdwara Dariana Mal, the Baba Bohar, the Darshan Deori, Chuda Bazaar and Ram Bagh Bazaar. Along the way, listen to your guide's informative commentary on the history, religion, architecture, and people of the region.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.00
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$63.00
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Sparsa offers you a Traditional Ayurvedic Spa centre recommended by Doctor

Sparsa offers you a Traditional Ayurvedic Spa centre recommended by Doctor

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Experience India's traditional holistic healing system of Ayurveda, which originated in what is now South India, with this wellness experience at Sparsa. You'll have your choice of natural treatments and massages, with traditionally trained doctors on hand to recommend what therapies and combinations of herbs and oils would be best for you and your needs.
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  • 1 hour to 2 hours 30 minutes
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$15.50
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$15.50

Golden Temple Amritsar Tour

Golden Temple Amritsar Tour

Amritsar is one of the most important cities in Indian state of Punjab. Amritsar is world famous for the Golden Temple, one of the most important Sikh pilgrim centers in the world. Not only Sikhs, but millions of people of all religions visit this holy site from all over the world. Amritsar was also one of the active regions in the freedom struggle of India. This program would give you the glimpse of the Punjabi culture and give you a nice weekend break. In this tour we take you to the Golden Temple, Jalianwala Bagh, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, Atari-Wagah border where beating retreat ceremony takes place every evening. Travelers also enjoy heritage walk around the Golden Temple.
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  • 2 days
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$205.13
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$205.13
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Food Walk in Amritsar with a Local

Food Walk in Amritsar with a Local

While the Punjabi city of Amritsar is best known as the home of the beautiful Golden Temple, the city is equally celebrated for its fine culinary traditions full of rich, deliciously spiced vegetarian food. With this food walk you'll get to try out some of the city's famous dishes, including chole (chickpea curry) served with doughy kulcha (a type of flatbread), all washed down with a local lassi, a sweetened yogurt drink.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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$34.88
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$34.88

COP Amritsar Village Tour

COP Amritsar Village Tour

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Experience life in rural Punjab with this village tour from Amrtisar. You'll head out to watch the sunrise over a local farm followed by a breakfast made with local ingredients. You'll also get to participate in local farm life activities from milking cows to cooking in a traditional clay oven; you might even get to ride on a tractor.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 5 hours
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$60.00
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$60.00
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Food Walk Tour of Amritsar

Food Walk Tour of Amritsar

Amritsar is a foodies destination and for centuries it is known for its rich and yummy food culture, we are fortunate today that this rich food culture is preserved in the form of small food joints by some thoughtful people for generations. We have designed this amazing experience for you with an intention to take you to these places for food tasting, so that you can also cherish this food, feast your taste buds and have a fabulous and lasting impression.
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  • 2 hours
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$18.08
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$18.08