Travelers looking to learn more about the grave moments in Indian history will find a trove of incredible exhibitions and information in the Partition Museum of Amritsar. This tour will be a three hour journey into the events of 1947, when the events of India's division of that year caused a ripple of shocking and somber moments in its history. With an English speaking guide, you'll explore the different exhibitions, with both video and photographic displays providing you with the stories behind the events. The museum is a multimedia one, with audiovisual stations and more. Paintings of artists depicting these harrowing times are also on display in the museum, providing a deeply moving look into the events of the year. It's place of remembrance and reflection, as well as a place to learn from the past.
Explore the splendid sights and destinations in Amritsar while accompanied by an expert local guide who will allow you to learn so much more than what is on the surface of this beautiful city. From your hotel, you head first to the famous Golden Temple, one of the most vital structures and key landmarks in the city. As you offer prayers and witness how tea and bread are made in this sacred location, you’ll discover how it has come to be so revered as the holiest gurdwara in the Sikh religion. This is followed by a trip to Jallianwala Bagh, which is a sacred location for all different reasons: the historical events that this garden commemorates calls back to the infamous massacre that took place, under the troops of the British Indian Army. Then you head for the Wagah Border, where a sacred ceremony takes place every day. The lowering of flags here is considered a sacred practice between the two militaries that look after it. It is a somber and touching moment to witness and a great way to cap your tour.
Enjoy a cultural and historical morning in Amritsar with a morning trip, accompanied by an English speaking guide. After a great breakfast of local cuisine in a roadside restaurant, or a dhaba, you head to the Golden Temple. This easily recognizable and key landmark of the city is the holiest gurdwara in the Sikh religion. Here, the faithful offer prayers and take a meal provided for free by the temples. You can offer prayers yourself and also visit the temple's mega kitchen to see these meals being created and served. Following this, you head to Jallianwala Bagh, a public garden with a somber history. This garden was made to commemorate the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre that took place right in Amritsar, when troops of the British army cut down participants of a peaceful protest. It serves as a grim reminder and something for you to reflect about at the end of your trip.
It was a good tour, the guide Mr Ajay was very knowledgeable about Amritsar town. We learned a lot about the history of the city and its importance in Punjab's society. We also visited the Partition museum near Golden Temple and the War Museum on the way to Wahah border. I highly recommend this your, though I suspect it can be priced a bit lower.