Your tour commences just before noon - with pick-up from your Amritsar city hotel. First visit the Golden Temple - the holiest shrine of the Sikhs. Located in the heart of the city the Golden Temple is the most visited tourist attraction of Amritsar. Characterised by its four entrance doors in all four directions and the tastefully decorated shrine, in terms of art and architecture, the Golden Temple welcomes everyone regardless of the religion or faith one follows. The stunning sanctum, shimmering in the water of the holy tank, flanked by spotlessly clean marble walkways and pavements makes it breathtakingly beautiful. Then head to Gobindgarh Fort.
Gobindgarh Fort is a historic fort that was built in 1809. It used to be a massive structure of limestone and brick with iron-studded gates but most of the structure is in ruins now. The Fort was earlier occupied by the army but is now renovated and opened for the public. This magnificent heritage site has a history of its own, spread across a period of over 300 years, right from the times of the Maharaja Ranjit Singh, to the East India Company of the British Army, and later, the Indian Army.
Activities: Sher-E-Punjab- Glorious history depicted through a 7D show based on the life of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and shows why he was called Sher-e-Punjab(meaning - the Lion of Punjab).Toshakhana-Once stored the coveted Kohinoor diamond, this storeroom is now a coin museum for old and rare coins including a replica of the Kohinoor. The BungalowAncient Warfare Museum- It stores several replicas of weapons and attires of warfare, and some life-like figurines. Spirit of Punjab- A stage that keeps the fort alive all day long with live performances of bhangra and gidha (dances of Punjab), gatka (local martial art), dhol (a percussion instrument) and more. Ambarsari Zaika- Indulge in the choicest of Amritsari and Punjabi cuisine (at own cost). Haat Bazaar- Shop for local clothing and footwear like phulkaris, juttis, shawls, antiques and more (at own cost).
Then head to a rather expansive model village setup to experience life in rural Punjab. Called Sadda Pind - it is a complete village with mud houses and people going about their lives. Experience first hand and partake in activities like grinding flour, spinning yarn or try your hand at local pottery and carpentry. Witness ceremonies associated with a traditional wedding, get a henna design on your hands, while children watch a puppet show. Soak in the energetic local song and dance show. And lots more. There is something interesting for all age groups. Your tour ends with a traditional meal of Punjab.
After completion of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel.