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Amritsar, India

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Visit Amritsar, India

In the heart of the Punjab, Amritsar is Sikhism’s holiest city. Its name means 'Pool of the Nectar of Immortality' and is justly famed for its dazzling Harmandir Sahib or Golden Temple, a sacred shrine gilded with 100 kilograms of gold.

'Going to Bed' ceremony

This incomparable sight is a joy for pilgrims and tourists alike, especially during the 'Going to Bed' ceremony, when the Holy Book is paraded before jostling crowds in a palanquin before being taken to its nightly resting place.

Meal for visitors

Before the ceremony, take a peek into the kitchen where volunteers daily prepare a simple meal for up to 3,000 visitors, encouraging rich and poor, men and women, to join together.

Explore the Himalayan foothills

Amritsar is well connected by both air and rail, and can be the starting or finishing point of a tour through the Himalayan foothills.

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Start planning your tailor-made trip by calling one of our India specialists at 1-855-838-8478

Suggested Amritsar itinerary

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Amritsar, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Accommodation choices for Amritsar

We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Amritsar. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

Ideas for experiencing Amritsar

Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Amritsar, and which use the best local guides.