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Chitra parthasarathy

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3 reviewsPosted 1 year ago

Golden experience ..!

Everyone must visit once at least. The Harmandir Sahib temple, the Golden Temple is very pious, wonderful, clean, gorgeous, awesome and extremely well maintained! We feel blessed for being able to have darshan. The temple surroundings are also very clean and neat and will attract tourists. Full of sanctity and holiness. We visited in the evening around 7 pm. Amazed at the care, love, respect, friendliness from one and all .. Definitely this holy City is one of India's pride. Wish and pray this continues and gets even more better.
I am given to understand that Baba Aral Rai's Gurudwara which is very close to Main Temple is another temple which everyone must visit. There is an interesting story Here also there is a Kund. Supposed to be oldest temple. For climbing up the 9 floor building I was told are specific timings. I couldn't because of our tight tour schedule. One must be well informed. Indian Tourists must help themselves to know about places they are visiting.
Two nights stay will help one to see all important places because of the restrictions in timings.
The Jalianwala Bagh Memorial ... Is close to the temple. One cannot miss. People who know History will never miss this place. Your brain automatically takes you to those times. Very sad, pathetic and heart touching memories. One must pay homage to the resting souls.
The Waga border is another interesting and must see place. The ever dedicated Soldiers, the enthusiastic crowd, the Traditional Parade, the neighbouring Country. Worth your visit. It is very true. Because of the BSF heroes we are sleeping peacefully. Salutes to the Indian Army, BSF true Heroes both living and patriots who laid down their lives. May God bless their families and may the Government take care of their families. This is an appeal.
The city market places, narrow roads filled with traffic and traffic jam but with friendly people is another side of the story.
Every one must visit Amritsar and not miss any of the important places.
I was informed that a lot more developmental activities are under process. Best wishes to one and all.
Apnaa Bhaarath mahaan.
Vande Maatharam.

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Karthik venkataramaiah

Karthik venkataramaiahratingratingratingratingrating5.0/5

2 reviewsPosted 3 years ago

A must visit place for the spiritually inclined

Amritsar is one place where faith and peace beckon. The sheer power of faith and devotion. The sea of humanity at the Harmandir Sahib or the Darbar Sahib as the Golden temple is reverentially called is no deterrent for this spiritual immersion. As the cool waters lap one's feet at the entrance, the divine atmosphere soaks you in all its fullness. The sanctum is truly an abode of the Lord, who speaks forth through the voices of the holy men melodiously singing the verses from the Guru Granth Sahib. Temporal beauty of the shrine combines with the omnipotent power of the supreme power, making one realise the pettiness of worldly affairs.

Don't forget to visit Jallianwala Bagh to understand the sacrifices made by our ancestors to get freedom from the British and also to learn about the savage, inhuman treatment given by the Britishers to innocent people. It will move you to tears and make you realise that what you take for granted today is the result of the struggle and sacrifices of thousands and thousands of ordinary Indians.

Amritsar is a great place for foodies, with places like Kesar Dhaba, Bharawans Dhaba for authentic Punjabi dishes. Air travel is best with convenient options from Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore. Even in October, it is quite hot at 34-35 degrees Celsius. Durgiana Temple is another important place to see. Wagah border is for those who want to see the exaggerated displays of heroics by two mutual enemies who pretend to talk peace and friendship.

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History of Amritsar

Amritsar is one of the most ancient and sacred cities of India. Abode of the famous Golden Temple, it is the centre of Sikh history and culture. Amritsar is also a prime and popular pilgrim destination in India. Amritsar is situated in the Langar district of the state of Punjab in the northwestern part of India. It lies at a distance of about 217 km from Chandigarh and 32 km from Lahore in Pakistan. The best time to visit Amritsar is from October to March. Tourists must visit Amritsar during the festival of Baisakhi. One of the most significant festivals celebrated in Amritsar, Baisakhi a harvest festival and it is when the whole of Amritsar celebrates the New Year. Locals, dressed in their finest, new clothes, eat, dance and make merry. The day has an auspicious start as Sikhs first visit the gurudwara to offer their respects, which is followed by a traditional lunch. Amritsar also has a procession that travels across the city. Amritsar was once the gateway for people who travelled to India through overland route from Central Asia. But nowadays, the ancient city of Amritsar is remembered mostly for its grim political history.

The tragic episode of the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre that took place on April 13, 1919, when India was under British Rule, changed the destiny of India. Amritsar also witnessed Operation Blue Star in the year 1984 under the late Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi. With rise in tourism and development of the hospitality industry, Amritsar witnessed rapid urban growth. It became a prominent hub for commercial activities and medicare for North India. Har Mandir, or the Darbar Sahib, or the Golden Temple, is the chief tourist attraction of Amritsar.

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The Golden Temple was founded by Guru Ramdas, who was the fourth Guru of the Sikhs. The construction of the Golden Temple, however, was completed under the supervision of Guru Arjan Dev, the successor of Guru Ramdas. The Golden Temple is a large complex with many sections in it like Darshani Deori, Amrit Sarovar, Harmandir Sahib, Akal Takht and Central Sikh Museum. The Central Sikh Museum houses a huge collection of paintings that depicts the history and culture of the Sikhs. Jallianwala Bagh Garden near the Golden Temple, which is the silent monument of the massacre of 1919, is also a tourist spot.

Other popular attractions of Amritsar are the Mata Temple and the Summer Palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Various historical and religious sites in Amritsar make it a prime travel destination. There are many popular Gurudwaras near Amritsar, which are Baba Bakala, Goindwal Sahib, Tarn Taran and Baba Sahib. An outing to the Wagah checkpost on the Indo-Pakistan border has also become a popular tourist place in Amritsar. A trip to the lush green countryside of Punjab can also be taken from Amritsar.

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