Amritsar

Centre of the Sikh religion and home to the spectacular Golden Temple complex, Amritsar is located in the north-west of India within the state of Punjab. Amritsar’s history is inextricably linked to Sikhism and it was here that many of the earliest religious buildings were constructed in the late 1500s under the guidance of Guru Ram Das. Over the centuries this sacred complex was enlarged and embellished, with the Harmandir Sahib Gurdwara acquiring its famous golden exterior in the 1830s. Witness the evening Palki ceremony at the Golden Temple and participate in the veneration of the holy book, take a heritage walk to explore the narrow, atmospheric lanes of the old historic centre or drive out of the city to the Indo-Pakistan border at Wagah for the chaotic and colourful end of day ceremony. Pettitts have led the way in designing tailor-made holidays and tours to India for over 25 years.

Suggested Journeys for Amritsar

We are pleased to offer the following selection of suggested itineraries based on our personal experiences. By combining these itineraries with your thoughts and ideas we can tailor any journey to make it special, unique and designed around you.

Inspired by the film Viceroy’s House, this special historical journey links the key locations that played such an important role in the latter days of British rule in India, the events surrounding partition and evolution of a modern India in the post-independence period. Combining regal New...

From the magnificent Golden Temple of Amritsar, heart of the Sikh religion, to the quintessentially British hill station of Shimla, this tour incorporates the best of India's beautiful and the evocative Himalayan foothills. Stop en-route in the colourful Tibetan enclave of Dharamsala, home of the...