Recognized as one of the most visited places globally, the Golden Temple is almost synonymous with the city of Amritsar and has been on the checklist of every world traveler. Let our expert guides take you on a mindful journey inside this holy shrine to unfold its rich history, architecture, and rituals with our well-researched walking tour.

Witness the blissful book opening ceremony, aka the Palki Sahib Ceremony. Get backstage access to the world’s largest community kitchen and perform volunteer work with the help of our guide. Know in detail about the intriguing reasons behind customs like submitting shoes, cleaning hands and feet and covering the head before entering a gurdwara. Learn about the various Sikh customs like wearing a turban and carrying a sword. Get to know about the fascinating story of the healing powers of the undefiled Sarovar and the history behind Miri-Piri, the mighty swords.

This medium-paced walking tour starts around “Amrit Vele” early in the morning when there is no hustle inside the peaceful temple campus. Our expert guide will navigate you through the crowd and ensure you’re at the right place at the right time to experience the scheduled ceremonies and events inside the Golden Temple. The tour has been extremely popular amongst solo travelers, couples, and groups. The tour is also very popular amongst the Sikh expat families who want to bring their children closer to the rich values of the Sikh religion.

  • Amritsar Golden Temple Walking Tour
  • Amritsar Golden Temple Walking Tour
  • our guest making roti for langer
  • Langer Hall Kitchen
  • sunrise at golden temple area

The Amritsar Golden Temple Walking Tour is designed to complement the Amritsar Heritage Bicycle Tour or Amritsar Heritage Walking Tour which is the best way to learn about Amritsar’s architecture, history and culture. Get backstage access to the real old Amritsar. Explore hidden gems and sightseeing places. Taste delicious street food.

Tour details

Tour Schedule

Start Time
Daily 4:00 am
17th Oct – 13th Mar
Daily 3:00 am
14th Mar – 16th Oct
Assemble Place

Saragarhi Gurudwara

Total Distance

2 km (approx)


2 hours (approx)

Group size
Price per participant
1 – 3
₹ 800 / USD 14
4 – 7
₹ 650 / USD 11
8 – 10
₹ 600 / USD 10
Hostel guest
₹ 600 / USD 10

Private tour starts from ₹ 5000 / USD 75 for a group of 4 to 6 participants

Group size is the number of participants during booking and is not related to the total number of participants during the tour

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  • The Holy Book Opening Ceremony, aka Golden Palki Sahib Ceremony
  • Sri Akal Takht Sahib – the resting place of the holy book
  • Backstage access to the world’s biggest community kitchen and the Langar Hall
  • Witness and perform the food making and dishes cleaning volunteer work
  • Main entrance, clock tower and the holy sarovar (Pool of Nectar)
  • Watch Towers of Ramgarhia Bunga, Dukh Bhanjani Ber and the Ath Sath Tirath (68 holy places)
  • Parikarma (encircling walkway)
  • Ber Buddha Ji


  • Guided walking tour with friendly English speaking tour guide aka storyteller
  • History overview and explanation of places and events inside the Golden Temple
  • Warm gloves (in the winter time)
  • Sharing of pictures taken by the storytellers

Additional Information

Other important information

  • We provide tours in English, Hindi, and Punjabi. Tours in other languages may be offered upon request
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • Strongly advised to wear clothing covering full arms and legs as it is mandatory for entering most of the religious places
  • Recommended not to bring anything heavy with you for smoother and enjoyable tour. However, you may bring your phones, pocket cameras and some money (in case you would like to buy something on the way)
  • Recommended to leave all other personal belongings at your current place of stay
  • Operates in all weather conditions except rains. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Please note that the street food and meals may not conform to recommended national or international standards of hygiene
  • Please advise any specific requirements at the time of booking. Eg, allergies in food items, etc
  • Recommended to use the toilets before joining for the tour
  • Required to accept the conditions mentioned in the WAIVER AND RELEASE OF CLAIM page

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