After a splendid, two days in Kashmir, we reached Jammu railway station around 9’o clock to board our train to Jalandhar, Punjab. Unfortunately, we missed our pre-booked train to Amritsar, Punjab. So, we had to arrange for a cab to reach our hotel in Amritsar.
You could also book a direct flight to Amritsar from Srinagar.
So here’s our 1-day Amritsar itinerary that will help make your travel plan easier covering the top places to visit in Amritsar, Punjab!
- Jallianwalla Bagh
After breakfast, we headed to Jallianwala Bagh which is roughly 15 minutes’ drive from the hotel.
Steeped in history, on 13th April of 1919, the city of Amritsar woke up to the untiring noises of flanking fires from the guns, viciously killing the Indian Patriots who gathered against Rowlatt Act!Jallianwala Bagh Massacre will never be forgotten in the pre-independence history of India.
We moved out with a heavy heart from Jallianwalla Bagh to Golden temple which is at closer vicinity across the street.
Refer this post: Jallianwalla Bagh, Amritsar – wrapped in History!
- The Golden Temple
Darbar Sahib or Harmandir Sahib, also called as Golden Temple, is at walking distance from Jallianwalla Bagh.
On entering the crowded colonnade, the Golden Temple beautifully embellished in gold, glistening in sunshine mirroring gloriously on the crystal clear water pool surrounded by it, gives a feel of warmth and happiness.
Make sure to dress modestly as you visit to any religious place. The Golden Temple is open all day.
It was around 2 PM, we moved to Wagah Border – our last stop for the day.
Refer this post: The Blissful Golden Temple – Pure and Pious!!
- Wagah – Attari Border
After a pious and blissful Golden Temple visit, we moved to Wagah Border – our last stop for the day. It’s around 28 km from Golden Temple. We had our lunch in a Dhaba on our way to Wagah Border.
Wagah-Attari Border is the geographical boundary of India and Pakistan, situated in Amritsar and it is the only road crossing from India into Pakistan. And, the flag-lowering ceremony takes place every evening performed by the soldiers of India and Pakistan. It has been in practice since 1959.
Make sure to plan your trip in accordance with ceremony timing. Early bird will get a seat on first-cum-first-serve basis!
Take a look at here: Wagah – Attari Border – A moment of Patriotic Fervor!!
At dusk, we reached our hotel and had our dinner. We bid adieu to Amritsar and moved to catch our train.
Enjoy your trip to the city soaked in history of India!!