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Amritsar

Rayan
12th Aug 17

Beautiful and unique temple in Amritsar

Beautiful and unique temple in Amritsar  Video Review

Golden Temple

Er rahul Chetal
27th Apr 17

Known as Darbar Sahib - A Worldwide Sikh Pilgrimage

Known as Darbar Sahib - A Worldwide Sikh Pilgrimage  Video Review

Golden Temple

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
20th Nov 16

Must visit

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Golden Temple

Er tarun Kuldeep
9th Aug 18

Panoramic view of Golden Temple

Panoramic view of Golden Temple  Video Review

Golden Temple

Kaushik Mitra
2nd Oct 17

Nice place in Amritsar central, Rambagh gardens...

Nice place in Amritsar central, Rambagh gardens...  Video Review

Rambagh Gardens

Rsak rp rp
30th Sep 17

Golden Temple Amritsar

Golden Temple Amritsar  Video Review

Golden Temple

Prashant Kumar
5th Sep 17

Golden Temple a holy place, must visit

Golden Temple a holy place, must visit  Video Review

Golden Temple

Unnati sanghvi Sanghvi
2nd Sep 17

Village theme haveli and restaurant enroute Golden Temple

Village theme haveli and restaurant enroute Golden Temple  Video Review

Golden Temple

Rishi Kochhar
8th Aug 17

Religious place - Golden Temple

Religious place - Golden Temple  Video Review

Golden Temple

Harpreetsinghjhally
1st Jul 17

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Simi keer

Simi keer5.0/5

2 reviews

Amritsar

One of the most religious places that must be visited and your lfetime. Always amazes that people are rude and impatient. They should expecet it to be cowede as it is the sentre of the Sikh religion. This also goes for the keepers of the temple who can be alittle more understanding towards the visotors. So if you are visiting allow for time to take in all the history. Take time to read and look at some of the pillars and hsitory and not the main place of worship. The langar hall effceiency is definitely something toexperience and the service provided to visitors is great.

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Shaunak mathur

Shaunak mathur4.0/5

1 review

Amritsar

Amritsar is a nice place. Waha Border Ceremony and Golden Temple are must visit places and visiting there is a life time experience. When you visit Amritsar don't forget to try varieties of Kulchas and Food at Kesar.

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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.

Things To Do in Amritsar

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.

Photos of Amritsar

Golden Temple, Amritsar

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Navpreet Singh

Golden Temple, Amritsar
Gobindgarh Fort		, Amritsar

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Gagan Singh

Gobindgarh Fort , Amritsar
Gobindgarh Fort		, Amritsar

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Jeet Kaur

Gobindgarh Fort , Amritsar
Gobindgarh Fort		, Amritsar

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Jatinder Singh

Gobindgarh Fort , Amritsar

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