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Amritsar (Punjab)

Amritsar is the core place of Sikh religion and culture of Punjab. It is one of the most visited places of India. Amritsar is a very beautiful and vibrant city located in the north-western part of India. People also know it by the name of Amarsar and Ramdaspur. Culture of this amazing city is a wonderful blend of Sikhism and Hinduism.  Amritsar has a great history related to the freedom fight of India. It is a very prominent and religious city of Punjab. It will take 2-3 days to see all the historical landmarks of Amritsar.

Climate: Summer season is very hot in Amritsar. Winter season is chilling cold and requires lots of warm clothing.

Accessibility:

By Air: Nearest airport is Raja Sansi International Airport located in Amritsar city 

By Train: Amritsar railway station is well connected to all the major cities of India. It has also a connecting railway line to Pakistan.

By Road: Delhi- 448 kms

Jaipur- 643 kms

HPTDC Luxury and Volvo coaches available regularly

Places of Interest

Golden Temple

Location: Rajan Khadwal, Amritsar

Best month to visit: November to March

Golden temple is the holiest place of Sikhs, also known as Sri Darbar Sahib and Harmindar sahib. Tourist from all religions and nations visit this Sikh Gurudwara. The primary attractions of this holy place are the sarovar, gold and marble cut curves at the top and entryways. Around 400 kg gold is used in this two storied religious structure. The temple has an inbuilt sarovar or the holy pond within its premises. Enthusiasts can take a dip in the holy water of the sarovar for refining their spirit. Inside the temple, the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of the Sikhs is placed for worship. This is so peaceful and beautiful place. If you want to see the real beauty of Golden temple, then visits it at night time. It is sparkling with lights at night which enhances its serenity.

Jallianwala Bagh

Location:  Golden Temple Road, Amritsar

Best month to visit: Everyday 6:30 am to 7:30 pm

Jallianwala Bagh is a historical garden spot of Amritsar. This place was constructed in 1951;this place was built in the memory of one of the saddest event of freedom fighting. It is also called by the name of Amritsar massacre. Tourists come here to give tribute to those thousands of people who were slaughtered in this accident. You can see the marks of 1600 bullets which were fired by the British troops on innocent people gathered in this place.

Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum

Location: Lawrence road, Amritsar

Best month to visit: Open all days from 10 am to 5 pm

Initially this was the summer palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, who was first king of Sikh empire. After that it was turned into a museum. The palace is enclosed by popular Ram Bagh garden. You can see manuscripts, arms, armors, old coins, beautiful paintings and other belongings of the King. This museum represents the rich history of Sikh kingdom.

Wagah border ceremony

Location :Attari, Amritsar

Best month to visit : Open every day 2 pm to 6 pm and best time to visit is October to December

Visit to Amritsar can’t be complete without attending Wagah Border Ceremony. This Ceremony is basically a military practice which is jointly conducted by armed force of India and Pakistan. This ceremony is a symbol of co-operation and brotherhood of these two countries.

Shree Durgiana Temple

Location: Goal Bagh, Amritsar

Best month to visit:  Everyday 07:30 am - 09:30 pm

It is a famous Hindu sanctuary of Amritsar, named as Lakshmi Narayan temple. Door of this temple is made from silver so people also called it ‘Silver Temple’. Sanctuary contains the idols of Hindu Lord Vishnu, Lord Krishna and Goddess Durga.

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