Amritsar 2 Days Itinerary : Immerse Yourself in the Rich Heritage and Culture

Amritsar is a beautiful city in northwestern India. The city holds pristine beauty not only in its structure but also in the historical monuments, the cuisine, and the extremely hospitable people. Amritsar was founded in the 16th century by Guru Ram Das, the fourth Sikh Guru. From its inception till now, the city has seen plunders and ravages but also pride and prestige. We are sure you will fall in love once you explore the place.

The city houses the Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh, Durgiana Temple, Wagah-Attari border, and many other splendid locations and museums. Some places generate extremely positive vibes, while others feel heavy and emotional. Thus, be ready to embark on an emotional roller coaster during your visit to Golden City. Amritsar is an important city not only for Punjab but also for the country as a whole. Thus, the city is connected by almost all kinds of transportation - flights, trains, and roads.

Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport is the nearest airport, hardly 11 km from the city center. Multiple trains travel from all over the country to reach Amritsar Junction rail station. Upon reaching the airport or the train station, multiple transportation like auto rickshaws and cabs are available to drop you at your location. The city is also connected by major highways and the GT road, which will aid you in your transportation if you wish to visit the city by car. Thus, you can reach Amritsar without any sort of problem. So, now let’s begin with your two day Amritsar itinerary.
Visiting The Marquee Places Of Amritsar On Day 1
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.
Indulging In Local Delicacies of Amritsar on Day 2
You should start your second day and the fresh morning by starting with vegetarian breakfast options at the city centre and heading for the Durgiana Temple. The temple is an important pilgrimage spot for the Sikhs. It looks lovely in daylight amidst the picturesque lake surrounding it. After visiting the temple and taking the Lord’s blessings, go to the Partition Museum.

The Partition Museum is another heart-wrenching place. The sound effects, paintings, letters, and manuscripts during India’s independence and the partition of the mainland into India and Pakistan will make you emotional. Many people who lost their forefathers due to the mishap are left crying. The scenes will give you goosebumps. The ticket prices of the museum are affordable. After exiting the museum, check out Bade Bhai ka Dhaba, which is again incredibly famous for North Indian and Punjabi cuisines. You should try out their thali.

In the evening, you should shop in the local Amritsari markets. Do you know Amritsar is famous for its wooden chess boards and chess pieces? Do remember to buy one for yourself even if you don’t like to play the game, and keep it as a souvenir or gift to someone who plays the game of chess. There are many other souvenirs and handicrafts here. You may also visit the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, which houses the weapons used by the most revered king of Punjab, Maharaja Ranjit Singh. The Maharaja himself used many ancient books and coins of that time. The place will be loved by people of history and everyone who loves to know more about Sikhs and their culture from traditional times. This should conclude your 2 days Amritsar Itinerary.
Amritsar is a beautiful city, and if you ever plan to visit Punjab, Amritsar should be on the list of places to explore. We hope we have delivered you a comprehensive Amritsar 2 days itinerary. If you stick to this itinerary, you will cover most of the beautiful monuments and satiate the foodie inside you. Thus, now you know there are multiple things to do in Amritsar in 2 days. But wait, every great trip starts with you booking the perfect hotel and we happen to know the best hotels in Amritsar that you can choose from. Check out Bloom Hotels Amritsar and make your trip to Amritsar, an extraordinary affaire.

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