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.