Are you looking for places to visit in Amritsar in 1 day? 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!
Massacre of 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!The 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 in close vicinity across the street.
Refer to this post: Jallianwalla Bagh, Amritsar – wrapped in History!
The Golden Temple Amritsar
Darbar Sahib or Harmandir Sahib, also called The 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 feeling of warmth and happiness.
Make sure to dress modestly as you visit any religious place. The Golden Temple Amritsar is open all day.
It was around 2 pm, we moved to Wagah Border – our last stop for the day.
Refer to 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 the Golden Temple. We had our lunch in a Dhaba on our way to the Wagah Border.
The Wagah-Attari Border is the geographical boundary between India and Pakistan. It is 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 a first-cum-first-serve basis!
Take a look 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 the history of India!!