Amritsar & the Golden Temple
In the “fertile” East Indian state of Punjab lies the spiritual centre of Sikhism: Amritsar. The city is located between the Beas and Ravi rivers on the Grand Trunk Road, one of Asia’s oldest and most important transport links. Amritsar is not only beautiful but also has wonderful monuments, which you will explore. Among them is the fantastic Harmandir Sahib, from the 16th century, also often called “Golden Temple”. The temple is covered with leaf gold and is located on an island in the Amrit Sarovar lake (“Nectarpond”). Loud chants come through loudspeakers, which create an impressive atmosphere. However, the holy city doesn’t only offers this sight, but many others as well. Some examples are the Akal Takht Temple, the Jallianwala Bagh Memorial Park and the Partition Museum. Also, a particular highlight is the Wagah border to Lahore in Pakistan. There every evening a military parade of border guards is held on both sides, which includes, among other things, the flag parade and the sound of the signal trumpet. We also offer you a magical Palki Sahib temple ceremony in the evening.
A preview on the Taj Swarna in Amritsar
Day 1 – Arrival in Amritsar – via. Mumbai or Delhi
Today, the experience begins in the spiritual centre of Sikhism: Amritsar, located in the “fertile” state of Punjab, in eastern India on the border to Pakistan. The chauffeur with private car picks you up after arrival and brings you to the luxurious Taj Swarna. The rest of the day you can relax.
Day 2 – Amritsar & Excursion to the Wagah Border
After breakfast, you will be picked up and driven to the visit to Amritsar. You can see the Harmandir Sahib, often also called as “Golden Temple”. It is the highest sanctuary of the Sikhs, covered with leaf gold, it has a golden dome and is located on an island in the Amrit Sarovar lake (“Nectarpond”). A bath in this lake should improve the karma of one. The fifth Guru of the Sikhs built the palace complex: “Arjun Dev” in the 16th century. The four gates on each side symbolise the openness to all religions and people. In the temple, verses from the Holy Book are recited during the Days. These chants are musically accompanied and can be heard through speakers throughout the complex, creating an impressive atmosphere. It also leads to the Memorial Park Jallianwala Bagh, the Durgiana Temple, the Akal Takht Gurudwara, the Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Partition and Central Sikh Museum, and Guru Ke Mahal. After taking a breather, in the afternoon it will take you to the Wagah border, between Amritsar in India, and Lahore in Pakistan, also part of Grand Trunk Road. Every evening a military parade of border guards is held on both sides, including the flag parade and the sound of the signal trumpet.
Day 3 – Amritsar
On this day you can fully relax. Take a leisurely walk, enjoy the Jiva-Spa, stay in the fitness centre or taste Amritsar’s delicious cuisine. Such as the culinary Amritsari Kulcha or the extravagant fish curry. In the evening you can fully experience a fascinating Palki Sahib temple ceremony.
Day 4 – Ende – Fly back to Mumbai or Delhi
This is a fantastic experience in the spiritual city of the Sikhs: Amritsar. The itinerary has been adjusted by us so that you can enjoy everything to the fullest. Of course, you can change everything to suit your plans. You can start this experience (tour extension) via Mumbai or Delhi. If you are looking for a trip to connect with this experience, it’s worth taking a look at our Luxury India Tours or simply creating your own journey.