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Amritsar is located in the northwest part of India in the State of Punjab, 32 miles east of Lahore, Pakistan. Of strategic importance due to its proximity to Pakistan, Amritsar is one of Punjab’s principal cities and famous for it is the holy centre of the Sikh religion. The religion’s adherents don’t cut their hair. The men are easily identified by their turbans, beards and silver bracelets; the women by their salwaar kameez, a dress-and-pants combination that has become popular through India.

Amristsar is home to the revered and beautiful Harimandir Sahib, perhaps better known in the West as the Golden Temple and the spiritual and cultural centre of the Sikh religion. Maharaja Ranjit Singh built the seat of Sikh religion in 1803. Constructed of white marble, bronze and gold leaf, the Golden Temple has four entrances and the walls are inlaid with semi-precious stones in floral patterns, frescoes and glasswork. To enter the temple, one must don a traditional headscarf, wade through a shallow pool (a purification ritual) and merge with the mass of bodies that circle the embankment around the holy structure.

The Jallianwala Bagh in the city is also a particularly sacred place for all Indians today, as it is associated with a poignant episode in India’s freedom struggle. The city has a central old city (developed in the 17th and 18th centuries) with narrow zigzagging streets. The city has a peculiar example of an introverted planning system with unique areas called Katras, that are self-styled residential units which provided unique defence system during attacks on the city in times past.

To get you started with planning your holiday to Amritsar, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to India

Buddhist Monastery of Tikse | Leh and Ladakh | India
Hills and High Places
16 days FROM $4,999

From the Golden Sikh Temple in Amritsar, journey north to the home of the Dalai Lama, crossing the majestic snow-clad Himalayas to discover the medieval temples & stupas of the Buddhist kingdom of Ladakh.

Golden Temple | Amritsar | India
Amritsar
4 days FROM $769

Home to the world famous Golden Temple and the seat of the Sikh religion, Amritsar is one of the Punjab’s principal cities. Built in 1803 and made of marble, copper and pure leaf gold, the temple is an amazing architectural feat.

Tailormade Holidays to Amritsar

On the Go are expert at planning holidays in India — tailored to suit your individual requirements. Please have a look at some of the tailormade itineraries below that we have created for our clients which include Amritsar.

Hyatt Hotel, Amritsar
Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

The Hyatt is an elegant, tastefully furnished hotel with spacious rooms and beautiful landscaping.

Ranjit's Svaasa, Amritsar
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Heritage Hotel

Ranjit's Svaasa is a picturesque boutique hotel with luxurious spa facilities. Featuring lush gardens and opulent rooms, Ranjit's Svaasa is a true haven.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

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