November to April
Culture, History & Architecture and Wellness
A holy city with a turbulent history, Amritsar never ceases amaze the visitor with its austere resilience. It takes its name from the tank that surrounds the famed Golden Temple, which translates to the ‘pool of nectar of immortality’. The city holds the distinction of being the spiritual throne of the Sikh faith and millions of faithful throng the city each day to get a glimpse of the sanctum of the Golden Temple. The allure of spirituality and undoubtedly, its history makes Amritsar a favoured destination.
Visit the holiest of Sikh shrines, the Golden Temple and have a meal at its community kitchen called Langar. Later, take a walk back into the colonial era at the Jallianwala Bagh memorial and then the Durgiana Temple. Drive to the Wagah Border post to witness the daily flag-lowering ceremony.
Visit a Sikh family. Interact with them to know more about the Sikh faith and have a go at tying the signature Sikh turban.Engage yourself in a cooking session with a noted chef followed by a meal. Visit the Golden Temple after sunset as it glimmers in the night lights. Walk through the bazaars and alleys of the city with a learned guide.
Drive to a farm resort outside Amritsar. Set amidst large fields and a beautiful countryside, it is a perfect escape from urban din. After lunch at the resort, take a bicycle ride to a nearby dairy farm. A expert will take you through the process of rural dairy farming. Later to get a feel of rural Punjab, take a ride on a tractor and a tonga, or a carriage drawn by horses around the countryside.