Golden Temple


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Golden Temple Overview

Ranked 1 of 45 sightseeing in Amritsar

The Golden Temple is a pilgrim spot for Sikh religious community,   located in the holy city of Amritsar. Popularly known as the Harmandir Sahib or Darbar Sahib, this gurudwara is acclaimed as one of the holiest sites of the Sikhs. Guru Ram Das Ji, the fourth Sikh Guru began the construction of this gurudwara in 1585 AD. The construction was completed by his successor, Guru Arjan Dev Ji in 1604.

Fondly known as Swarn Mandir, this two storied structure is covered with around 400 kg of gold. The temple is surrounded by a large lake, which is known as sarovar. This sarovar is considered to be filled of Amrit, which means 'holy water' or 'immortal nectar'. The water in sarovar is believed to have medicinal properties and curative powers and hence, devotees bath in the tank to cleanse their soul.

There is a narrow walkway of around 202 feet X 21 feet, which leads to the temple. There are four entrances to the temple that signify the importance of acceptance and openness. These doorways and arches reflect both Hindu and Muslim styles of architecture. Within the temple complex, there are shrines dedicated to the Sikh gurus, saints and martyrs.

The Guru Granth Sahib, which is the holy book of the Sikh, lies inside the Golden Temple. All the decoration and marble work of the temple dates back to 19th century. With the support of Hukam Singh Chimni and Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the temple was decorated with gold and marble work. Visitors are required to remove their shoes and cover their head before entering the temple.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 2-3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Night
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
6:00 AM -2:00 AM
6:00 AM -2:00 AM
6:00 AM -2:00 AM
Public Holidays:
6:00 AM -2:00 AM

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Reviews and Ratings

Parag Joshi

Parag Joshi5.0/5

57 reviews

Beautiful monument

This temple is one of the five TAKHTS of sikhism. It was built in 17th century. The temple can be visited 24 * 7. Langar is available. It looks most beautiful at night. Also rush is less at night.

Kanishka kapasi .

Kanishka kapasi .5.0/5

4 reviews

Wahe Guru

Glory and holiness of God enshrined in this breathtakingly beautiful temple monument. The beauty at night with the lights and cool gentle breeze adds to the allure, Bustling with bhakts and sevaks, the activity never stops, nor does the fervor. Eating the prasad was a very humbling experience.

Manoj kumar rayroth

Manoj kumar rayroth4.6/5

7 reviews

Beautiful temple with cleanliness at the level best. The services rendered by the temple people is a

Overall experiences would say worth visiting temple. The time of visiting will be both day time and night lighting at golden temple. No need to carry water bottles since water is provided by temple peoples anytime. Better leave your big bags in hotel and carry small hand bags.
  • Beautiful temple with cleanliness at the level best. The services rendered by the temple people is a
  • Beautiful temple with cleanliness at the level best. The services rendered by the temple people is a
  • Beautiful temple with cleanliness at the level best. The services rendered by the temple people is a
  • Beautiful temple with cleanliness at the level best. The services rendered by the temple people is a

Sunny shoran

Sunny shoran5.0/5

3 reviews

Golden temple is lovely

Beautiful place to visit atleast once in a lifetime. If you want to know what Sikh religion isBeautiful fish in the Amrit Lake and the beauty of Golden temple and it's entire campus is something.
  • Golden temple is lovely
  • Golden temple is lovely

Gautam Ghosh

Gautam Ghosh4.3/5

5 reviews

Golden Temple a holy shrine one must pay a visit.

The sombre ambience of the holy shrine makes one bow down & pray irrespective of any religion, caste or creed.It's a destination we planned a long time & feel blessed to be able to be there.Elderly people doing seva & handling shoes & utensils of the visitors is a lesson to all visitors of all age.Kudos to the Temple Admin. for maintaining discipline in spite of huge rush.

Parth Sabharwal

Parth Sabharwal5.0/5

367 reviews

Only Sikh Gurudwara Named Temple

This is the only gurudwara in tge world,which is called as a temple,this holy place is the most smart and neat architecture made by mia mir a muslim, It is also called as guru ram das ji ki nagri.

Yoginder Gulaiya

Yoginder Gulaiya5.0/5

60 reviews

Shri Harminder Sahibji

I visted Shri Harminder Sahibji better known as 'Golden Temple'with my wife very nice and holy place very peacful. We also take lungar and rest for short period. We also wants too visit again if wahey guruji blessed. All facilities provided by Gurudwara free of cost. Lockers and clock rooms facilities also available free of cost.

Sonal  Thakur

Sonal Thakur4.3/5

1 review

Amritsar- a holy place for Sikhism

It is really a good place for visiting. I went there for visiting the place on last February. Winter is very soothing at Amritsar. We enjoyed the trip very much. We visited there Golden Temple a really awful place indeed. Before planning to go to Amritsar I read about it in a blog section But I found more things which I have read on the blog. So I suggest everyone visit this place for once in your lifetime.

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5 reviews

Visit in golden temple with family

it was the best moment which i had with my wife the beautiful sun rise and the awesome photos and we also had langaar and prasad which we had and even many people will guide a lot

Ishan Agarwal

Ishan Agarwal5.0/5

26 reviews

Peaceful place

Golden Temple have been in my bucket list from quiet some time & i received an opportunity to visit this beautiful place of worship after such a long wait.. This Holy Shrine brings so much peace to you the moment you enter it. Its a truly a wonderful place to visit.