Located close to the border with Pakistan is the holy city of Amritsar, the spiritual home of the Sikh religion. The icon of the city is the Golden Temple, built in the early 17th Century, attracting millions of pilgrims and visitors each year. Discover the deep sense of devotion and unique culture which together make Amritsar well worth the journey north. 

Voted the happiest city in India, Chandigarh is less travelled than some of India’s other colourful cities, but it’s becoming a growing favourite for many. This unique metropolis is a little off-the-beaten-track, but if you’re considering a visit to Amritsar, Chandigarh’s a great spot to spend an extra few nights – especially when tied in with a trip to Shimla.

Amritsar & Chandigargh holidays - perfect for...

  • Amritsar's sacred Golden Temple boasts a spectacular combination of Islamic and Hindu architecture and has an incredibly spiritual importance for those who make the pilgrimage
  • Partake in the lavish ‘Putting to Bed’ ceremony at the temple, when the holy book of the Sikhs is carried along the bridge to its nightly resting place
  • Amritsar's more sombre past can be discovered at the Jallianwala Bagh gardens, the site of the 1919 Amritsar massacre
  • Each evening at the Wagah Border, the only road border with Pakistan, you join the crowds and watch the elaborate lowering of the flags ceremony
  • Discover Chandigarh’s captivating gardens and UNESCO World Heritage site, the Capitol Complex