Amritsar Backpacking Tour
Wahey Guruji Da Khalsa Wahey Guruji Di Fateh!!
Amritsar is not just a city in Punjab it’s a feeling. One of the largest cities in Punjab, Amritsar boasts a spectrum of spirituality, peace and patriotism. Be it the local delicious food or the crowded markets, every Indian would feel proud to be at this city and experience the magical blend of culture and spirituality. Travel Trikon is all set to utilize the Holi long weekend and visit the land of Hariyali and five rivers. Yes, you are right we are visiting Punjab for the very first time and exploring Amritsar.
Places to Visit & Importance
Sri Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as Golden temple
Known as one of the holiest Gurdwara in India, Golden temple welcomes each and all with open arms. With no caste differentiation, it stands as a symbol of human brotherhood and equality. The Golden Temple Amritsar India (Sri Harmandir Sahib Amritsar) has a unique Sikh architecture. Watching the enlightened golden temple at night is a spectacular experience.
Jallianwala Baug Massacre
The bloodshed of over 1,000 peaceful protestors by the British Army in a walled public garden in Amritsar in 1919. There has built a memorial in the memory of peaceful people which has been marked as a national significant place. Due to open blind firing done under the command of the then senior British military officer Reginald Edward Harry Dyer, the massacre took place, killing thousands of innocent citizens including women and kids. You can read about the history and pay homage the soul and salute the martyrs.
The border crossing draws its name from Wagah, near which the Radcliffe Line, the boundary demarcation line dividing India and Pakistan upon the Partition of British India, was drawn. At the time of independence in 1947, migrants from India entered Pakistan through this border crossing. The place is quite popular for the daily parade marsh and flag show, two hours before sunset. Many travellers gather at the Wagah border to witness this show, truly a patriotic feeling.
If time permits we shall roam around the food streets and enjoy time exploring the local markets. We shall stay at a popular backpacker’s hostel near Golden temple, to get the backpacking wala feel and connect with backpackers all round the world.
What is included in the tour
- Non Ac Sleeper Class train tickets from Mumbai to Amritsar & Return.
- Packed breakfast
- Accommodation in hostels
- Lunch , Dinner on Day 2.
- Sightseeing arrangements as per the itinerary.
What is NOT included in the tour
- Train Traveling Food
- Shopping of souvenirs
- Additional sightseeing
- Anything not mentioned in inclusions
- 5% GST
- Take a holy dip at the Golden temple
- Witness the parade and flag ceremony at Wagah Border
- Know about the crude Massacre at Jallianwala Baug History
- Enjoy having food at the local places
- Rise and dance with the #beingIndian feeling, we don’t mind a Bhangra session
Day 0 : 29th March 2018 , Thursday Night , 09:00 pm at Mumbai Central.
Shout aloud “Thank god it’s Friday” Wrap up your hectic work on Friday and reach either Mumbai central or Borivali to board the train that takes you the land of peace and sanctity. Get your packed dinners and share it with your buddy trikoners in train, we believe in sharing is caring.
Day 1 : 30th March 2018 , Friday
In train, we promise you the journey won’t be a boring one. Looking at the fields of Punjab and connecting with the locals as we travel is the best part of train journeys. Hog meals from all parts of India as our train stretches across the horizons, sleep, eat and read books all the way till Punjab. We also keep you busy with Mafia sessions and many other games.
(However, if you wish to travel by yourself you are free to join us in Amritsar by booking an AC train or flight till Delhi or Amritsar, whatever suits you, we shall minus your train tickets cost from package)
Day 2 : 31st March 2018 , Saturday
Wake up at 5 am and get ready to step on the holy land. Reach Amritsar at 5:30 am and reach our backpackers hostel. It’s located 15 minutes away from the station, let’s take the local auto and reach our hostel. Check in and get fresh (Don’t spend too much time in getting ready, remember the sooner we reach and higher chances to get a short queue) Have breakfast and walk till Golden temple. Yeah!!! Golden temple is located at a stone throw away distance from our hostel.
Visit Golden temple and have their Langar, the best part is to observe how so many people are involved in cooking and serving food to all the pilgrims. Truly an example of secularism. Click pictures outside the temple and take a holy dip at the pond. Once you are done with Golden temple, take a short walk to Jallianwala Baugh ( 10 mins walk).
Pay homage to all the innocent who lost their lives at Jallianwala Baugh massacre. Read about the history and unveil cruel facts about the British who killed thousands of innocent and unarmed citizens on the Baisakhi day.
If you feel hungry, grab some local food and get going towards Wagah Border. Where you need to be an hour before the parade starts to witness the LIVE marching by the soldiers at India Pak border. Getting Goosebumps already!!!
That’s how we end our sightseeing plan, however if you still wish see the sparkling Golden temple at night. While coming back to hostel we shall visit the temple again to catch hold of the breathtaking sight. Yaa, once we are done with the sightseeing we shall try and explore the markets for eateries and shopping, only if time permits.
Day 3 : 01st April 2018 , Sunday
We wake up early morning and check out to board our train back to Mumbai.
Day 4 : 02nd April 2018 Monday (Reach Mumbai by 11 am)
Things to Carry
- ID Card
- 2 litres water
- Camera (Optional)
- Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder
- Snacks & Biscuits
- Extra Pair of Clothes
- Clean napkin or small towel
- Cap, sunglasses, scarf
- Haversack or Backpack
- Please carry medicines if you need any
- Hand Sanitizer
- Avoid wearing precious Jewellery while trekking, as Travel Trikon won’t be responsible for any losses for the same.
- Rs. 3000 needs to be deposited for booking which is non-refundable. Rest of the payment to be done 14 days before the event start date.
- You are free to join us in Amritsar by booking an AC train or flight till Delhi or Amritsar, whatever suits you, we shall minus your train tickets cost from package
Consuming liquor or any kind of Alcoholic substance is prohibited. Carrying any kind of substance that’s illegal is not allowed. Smoking is strictly not allowed. Anybody found smoking or consuming alcoholic drinks will be expelled from the event without refund.