Folklore & Fragrance
Punjab - the colourful, vibrant home of the glorious Golden Temple, the jutti, the Amritsari fish tikka, large-hearted people and a whole lot of fun! This trip is curated by Puneetinder Kaur Sidhu- author, columnist, travel writer, but mostly a travel extraordinaire.
Experience the night service at the famous Golden Temple, culturally the most significant place of worship for Sikhs. The Temple is not just known for its beautiful construction and spiritual richness. It has been renowned for its 'spotless langar' that feeds any and all visitors with unquestioning largesse. We too partake in the langar after having listened to the gentle gurbani. Your escort will walk you through the kitchens of the Temple and share the significance of 'kaar seva' at the "langar".
Spend the night at the charming Ranjit Svaasa, a heritage hotel in Amritsar followed by an early morning heritage walk through the historical bylanes of the inner city. Familiarize yourself with some little-known quirks of Amritsar where you'll get to savor its rich cuisine.
The Punjab experience is incomplete without a charming village homestay where you stay in "The Kothi" built amidst the bucolic countryside. Enjoy the hospitality of a traditional village home, farming, local cuisine, and a vast stretch of land with glinting wheat ears and an unforgettable experience.
Explore the pristine (read un-touristy) places which allow you to embrace the zest and effervescence of Punjabi culture and the warmth of its people. Discover Punjab like never before. Come, Breakaway.
Listen to Shabad Kirtan (Sikh devotional hymns), and enjoy Karah Prasad (a sweet preparation served in gurudwaras) at the holiest Gurudwara for Sikhs, Sri Harmandir Sahib (The abode of God).
The old-worldly Kothi, set at the top end of a tree-lined driveway merging with viridian grounds efflorescent with colour, is a happy marriage between traditional Punjabi and colonial design motifs.
Enjoy the delectable cuisine that the city is famous for- the soft as sponge Aloo Kulchas, the ubiquitous sarson da saag and makki di roti, and Amritsari sweet lassi.
TRIP DETAILS & EXPLANATION
We will be staying in homestays and heritage properties for you to experience Punjabi hospitality and food like never before
We will have our own car (vehicle type depends on the group size.) organised to take us around Maheshwar and Bagh for all visits and interactions.
We will circulate a travel advisory before you go on the trip. We will be walking around a lot, so bring comfortable walking shoes. Bring your camera for taking pictures. Please carry any medication you're specially suited too as well as cold and flu medication.
Punjabi cuisine is an experience, and we like to give our guests a flavour of regional cuisines to the best possible extent. Please do mention your preferences at the time of making your booking.
We work with partners who are sensitive to safety issues and committed to ensuring our guests are safe and secure in knowing they're in good hands.
Let us to take you on a trip which you can leisurely unpack over a lifetime.ENQUIRE