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Summer Volunteer Program in India

The Golden Temple Weekend Trip

iSpiice offers a weekend Add on Tour of Amritsar in the state of Punjab (on the Pakistan border), visiting the world-famous Golden Temple, the Wagah border & Jallianwala Bagh gardens. The Golden Temple is the most important site for followers of the Sikh religion and the serene waters surrounding the temple, known as ‘The Pool of Nectar, even gave Amritsar its name (Amrit-Sarovar).

The Temple is testament to Sikh hospitality as 45,000 people are given a meal for free in the Temple grounds each day, prepared by 1500 volunteers. The Temple complex has four entrances instead of the usual single entry and this symbolizes the openness of Sikhism, indicating that followers of all faiths are allowed inside. The Wagah border is the only functioning border crossing into Pakistan and before sundown, and as the gates close for the day, it is the venue for the guard ceremony of the Indian and Pakistani army.

Crowds gather here to witness its theatrics and the party-like atmosphere is the perfect way to start off your trip in Punjab. Volunteers visit the Jallianwala Bagh memorial gardens where, in 1919 10,000 Indians were fired upon by British soldiers during peaceful protest.

This was an extremely significant event in Indian history adding fuel to the fire in the fight against British rule and a visit to these gardens are testament to India’s struggle for freedom.

Itinerary what to expect?

  • Depart from Volunteer house by private car early on Saturday morning – reaching Amritsar by lunchtime.
  • Check into the hotel, explore the local market and drive to the Pakistan border to experience the famous Wagha border ceremony in the early evening.
  • Be wowed by the Golden Temple at night (the building, the lights, the prayers, the live music and of course the people). Visit the temple kitchens and food halls feeding thousands.
  • Wake early on Sunday to visit the Golden Temple again in the morning light and spend a couple of hours enjoying the calming atmosphere. Leave the Temple grounds to visit Jallianwala Bagh Memorial gardens.
  • After lunch depart from Amritsar, arriving back to Volunteer house in the early evening (of Sunday).

What’s Included?

  • All transportation.
  • Hotel accommodation in Amritsar.
  • Golden Temple Visit.
  • Wagha Border Ceremony Visit.
  • Jallianwala Bagh Memorial Garden Visit.
  • An iSpiice staff member will be with you along the way.

What’s Not included?

  • Meals and personal expenses for shopping and bottled water.

To book a tour simply email us”- info@volunteerindiaispiice.com or mention in a comment section while filling an online application form.
COST: US$ 250

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