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. 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.
Shout aloud "Thank god it’s Holi-Day" Wrap up your hectic work 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.
(Note: We will be boarding 12903 Mumbai central GOLDEN TEMPLE which leaves from Mumbai Central at 6:45 pm)
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.. Will reach Amritsar By 11.30 pm, check in hotel and rest for the night.
Wake up at 6 am and get ready to step on the holy land. Have breakfast and leave for Amritsar Exploration. 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!!!. Participants can visit Golden Temple later on.
Good Morning!! Freshen up and Visit Golden temple for 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. Oonce we are done with the sightseeing we shall try and explore the markets for eateries and shopping post lunch. If time permits, we may visit Gobindgarh fort.
06:00 pm Will reach Amritsar Station and board 12904 Golden Temple M which leaves from Amritsar at 6:55 pm. Overnight Journey Continues.
Day 5 :
Journey Continues with Mafia Sessions again, Cards Games, antakshari. Reach Mumbai by 11.45 pm
What is included in the tour
- Mumbai - Mumbai Non Ac Sleeper Class
- Internal Transport from Amritsar - Amritsar
- Day 3: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
- Day 4: Breakfast and Lunch
- Dom Stay / Sharing for 2 nights during the Tour
- Jallianwala Bagh Enterance Fee (If Any)
- Wagah Border Enterance Fee (If Any)
- Golden Temple Enterance Fee (If Any)
- Trikon Expertise
What is NOT included in the tour
- Meals During Train Journey
- Shopping of souvenirs
- 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
2 litres water
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
Avoid wearing precious Jewellery while trekking, as 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.