Amritsar

Amritsar

Things to do - general

Amritsar : The city of Golden temple is located in Amritsar district in the state of Punjab of northern India. This place is near to Pakistan, with the Wagah Border being approx 30 km away. Amritsar is an important tourist attraction of Punjab only because of Golden Temple which is a spiritual and cultural center for the Sikh religion. This is one of the most popular destinations in India which attract millions of visitors every year. This city was founded in 1574 by Guru Ram Das and in sixteenth century, it was known as Guru Da Chakk. Amritsar derives its name from Amrit Sarovar, the holy tank that surrounds the beautiful Golden Temple. The main languages which are spoken here is Punjabi, Hindi and English. Amritsar attracts many Sikh pilgrims every year only because of Golden temple, which is made up of gold and it is the most sacred shrine for Sikh. Amritsar is the largest city of Punjab and it is well connected to the major cities like Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, etc. The Jallianwala Bagh massacre was took place in the heart of Amritsar on 13 April 1919 where thousands of people lost their life. The history and culture of Amritsar is very interesting and it can give you goose bumps. Amritsar experienced some of the worst communal riots during the partition of India in 1947.


Most famous tourist attractions in Amritsar

  • Wagah Border
  • Golden temple (Harmandir Sahib)
  • Jallianwala Bagh
  • Akal Takht
  • Tarn Taran
  • Durgiana Temple
  • Bathinda Fort
  • Ram Bagh
  • Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum
  • Goindwal Sahib
  • Faridkot Fort
  • ISCKON Temple
  • Central Sikh Museum

Baisakhi and Lohri is the main festival which is celebrated all over Punjab with great joy. So, one can visit Amritsar during the time of festivals to see the real beauty of Punjabi culture and tradition. Visitors can easily reach Amritsar by rail, road and Air. You can enjoy the real Punjabi foods on Dhaba over here and trip to Amritsar can be the memorable trip for anybody who will visit this holy place with beautiful Gurudwaras and temples.

Country India
Languages spokenHindi, Punjabi
Currency usedINR

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