The first day of exploring the city must start early. After breakfast with some Punjabi tea, head for the Golden Temple, traditionally known as Harmandir Sahib. The marvellously structured temple looks so beautiful in broad daylight that you will feel amazed at the beautiful creation. The crystal clear lake surrounding the temple looks highly photogenic. Alas! The guards at the temple don’t allow photographing the temple and its premises. But that shouldn’t stop you from exploring the premises. Go into the temple and feel the positive vibes of the place and get your blessings from the lord. Remember to have a glance at the langar hall. The hall shows how hardworking the people of Punjab are and how much they want to give back to society. Punjabis feel no person should ever sleep even one day without food. Thus, these langar halls provide food to everyone irrespective of caste, creed, religion, and sex. Also, don’t forget to try the Prashad after exiting the Golden Temple. The Prashad enveloped in pure ghee is pure bliss to your tongue. Thank us later for these recommendations!
We know you must be hungry by now. After exiting the complex, you will find various cuisines at different restaurants. Since the Golden Temple is mainly at the centre of all historical places in the Golden City, most famous restaurants have their main branches near the Golden Temple. Try vegetarian snacks and a glass of ‘Malai Lassi’ to satisfy your food cravings. After satisfying your gastronomy, find your way to the Jallianwala Bagh, nearby, and a few minutes of walk from Harmandir Sahib. The Jallianwala Bagh is a weighty place for all Indians since it is a memorial of all those innocent souls that the British Army gunned down in April 1919 because they were only protesting peacefully against the wrongdoings of the colonizers. The walls of the Bagh still have the bullet marks fired on the day hundreds of years ago. We won’t say much about the place. You should absorb the place's vibe and feel what must have gone through during the day the massacre occurred. Pay your respects to the ones who departed on that day and exit the garden with love for them and their families that are still surviving today.
Alright, enough of the sadness; let’s enjoy the trip again because it is lunchtime. When you are near the Golden Temple, and it’s lunchtime, there’s no better place to have it than at Brother da Dhaba. The restaurant, or Dhaba, is exceptionally famous for all the Punjabi and Amritsari delicacies the place serves. Try their Amritsari Kulcha and a glass full of Lassi. We bet you to eat more than one kulcha. Most people can’t since the kulchas contains loads of stuffing and butter, making it a hefty lunch option for traveling and visiting Amritsar.
After lunch, go to the Wagah Attari border by taking an auto rickshaw from the Golden Temple area. It is only a few minutes away, but we recommend you reach the place as fast as possible since the seats there are limited. The Wagah-Attari border is flooded with people from all over the country every day to watch the beating drum retreat ceremony, a cultural fest conducted by the soldiers of both India and Pakistan during gat closing time of the borders. The place's sound, music, and overall environment feel every Indian heart with patriotism. People dance, sing, and rejoice every day at that time, and it is a must-visit for everyone travelling in the city. Wrap your day after shopping for clothes and accessories from the local shops.