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Starting time: 08.00 am
Endtime: 10.00 am
Starting point: Entrance gate of Varah Temple, Amritsar
Endpoint: Savitri Mata Temple, Amritsar
Golden Temple tour is a chance to get a closer look at the culture and traditions of the Sikh religion. Meet the guide at the entrance gate of Varah Temple and start the tour. Learn about the massive community kitchen, the various prayer rituals, and the stories of their gods as well as the history of the Golden Temple. The expert and knowledgeable tour leader will navigate the guests through the crowd and ensure all are in the right place at the right time to experience the scheduled ceremonies, events and activities inside the holy shrine.
Know about the fascinating story of the healing powers of the undefiled Sarovar and the history behind Miri-Piri, the mighty swords. Take a visit to the Guru-Ka-Langar, an enormous dining room where almost 10,000 pilgrims come to eat every day for free. After that visit the octagonal Baba Atal Tower and Akal Takhat, the temporal seat of the Khalsa brotherhood. Later, visit the Sikh Reference Library and Sikh Museum to know more about the history of Sikhs.
How to reach Golden Temple:
There are very good hotels available around the periphery of 3Kms of Golden Temple. Public & Private Transport can be used to reach the temple easily.
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The Golden temple holds the record of most visited religious places in the World. This holy place is a perfect example of helping people and it was so divine being there. Thank you Thrillophilia for such an amazing guide who helped us in knowing all about the place and answers each question we had. There are libraries and museums also there which is a worthy visit especially one who loves to know the history of the place. We just had the best visit to the Golden Temple with Thrillophilia.
The best time for the Golden temple Amritsar tour is from November to March when the weather is comparatively pleasant and ideal for visiting the Golden Temple and sightseeing. But sometimes, the temperature can touch freezing to 4 degree Celsius.
If you are planning to visit Golden Temple in summers then we would recommend for early morning darshan somewhere around 4:30 am which is also the best time.
There are certain rules you must follow in the Golden Temple Amritsar:
- Both women and men are required to wear a scarf over their heads.
- Remove your shoes before entering the temple.
- Inside the temple, sunglasses, and photography are prohibited.
- You should cover your shoulder and knees before entering into this religious place.
- Wash your feet and hands in a small pool of water at the entrance
- Consumption of alcohol, drugs, meat, or cigarettes while in or around the shrine is strictly prohibited.
- Do not break the line.
You need to keep a few things in your mind for clothing pattern on Golden Temple tour Amritsar:
- Avoid wearing sleeveless dresses and wear closed shoulder dresses.
- You should cover your head with a Scarf/ handkerchief/ Dupatta.
- You should avoid wearing shorts or dresses above the knees.
- During summers, we advise wearing light cotton clothes.
The Darshan will take minimum 2 hours because you will have to stand in a queue but the best part is, no one can push you from behind, and all are calm and steady waiting for their turn for darshan. If you are a kind of person wishes to avoid getting into endless queues, then an early morning visit at 4 AM or late at night would be advisable. Apart from this, the Golden Temple opens and serves langar 24 hours a day.
The Golden Temple Amritsar serves Langar 24 hours a day.
Food served in a Langar are simple and are vegetarian, nourishing and nutritious. Meals usually consist of rotis, rice, daal (lentils), a vegetable dish, and kheer (sweet dish). So, at the Langar Hall, you can start eating once the food is being served to every plate in the hall and a volunteer loudly indicates, “Jo bole so Nihal”, to which the devotees respond, “Sat Sri Akal!”
No, the pickup and drop services from the hotel are not available so make sure to book your hotel around the periphery of 3Kms of Golden Temple. The location is easily accessible by both public and private transport.
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