Golden Temple (Harmander Sahib)
Full day city tour of Amritsar include visit -
Golden Temple (Harmander Sahib) - famous for its full golden dome, it is one of the most sacred pilgrim spots for Sikhs. The mandir is built on a 60-ft square of marble and is two storied structure. Maharaja Ranjit Singh had upper half of the building build with approximately 400 kg gold leaf. The Golden Temple is surrounded by a number of other famous temple like the Durgiana Temple. The central Sikh Museum is atop the Clock Tower. The ‘Guru Ka Langar’ offer free food to around 20,000 people every day. The number shoot up to 1,00,000 on special occasions.
The Durgiana Temple
The Durgiana Temple - though a Hindu temple, its architecture is similar to the Golden Temple. This temple derives its name from the Goddess Durga, the chief Goddess deified and worshipped here. Idols of Goddess Laksmi (goddess of wealth) and Vishnu (the protector of the world) are also deified here and worshiped.
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum
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. This Museum is most important and cultural pride of the Punjab. It is famous for its rare and priceless collections, particularly Paintings, Weapons and Armours, Manuscripts & Coins.
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. The fort had five cannons which included the famous two ‘Zamzama' cannons, also called ‘Bhangiyon-de-tope'. It is reported that Maharaja Ranjit Singh kept his treasure at the Toshakhana which included the famous Koh-i-noor and supplies for an army of 2000 soldiers in the fort. In 1849, the British captured the fort and made significant changes were made during the period.
Excursion to Wagah Border (30kms/ one way); late afternoon excursion to visit Wagah Border, it is particularly known for the elaborate Wagah border ceremony that happens at the border gate, two hours before sunset each day. The flag ceremony is conducted by the Pakistan Rangers and Indian Border Security Force (BSF).