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Usual Airport Authority Basics

Usual Airport Authority Basics  Video Review
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Amritsar

Rayan
12th Aug 17

Beautiful and unique temple in Amritsar

Beautiful and unique temple in Amritsar  Video Review
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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
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Golden Temple

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
20th Nov 16

Must visit

Must visit  Video Review
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Golden Temple

Er tarun Kuldeep
9th Aug 18

Panoramic view of Golden Temple

Panoramic view of Golden Temple  Video Review
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Golden Temple

Kaushik Mitra
2nd Oct 17

Nice place in Amritsar central, Rambagh gardens...

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

Rsak rp rp
30th Sep 17

Golden Temple Amritsar

Golden Temple Amritsar  Video Review
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Golden Temple

Prashant Kumar
5th Sep 17

Golden Temple a holy place, must visit

Golden Temple a holy place, must visit  Video Review
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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
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Golden Temple

Rishi Kochhar
8th Aug 17

Religious place - Golden Temple

Religious place - Golden Temple  Video Review
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Golden Temple

Harpreetsinghjhally
1st Jul 17

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Reasons to go to Amritsar

1Famous cultural and worship center
Famous cultural and worship center

Golden Temple | Religious | Peace | Peaceful

HolidayIQ Reviewer Tajinder Nagpal shares, “It is considered to be cultural and spiritual centre of Sikh religion as it houses the world famous golden temple which as per stars attract more visitors then the famous Taj Mahal of Agra not just the religious part this city is famous for its link with the freedom fight for independence as this city also houses the famous Jallianwala Bagh where a massacre took place in 1919.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Alok Pandey adds, “A world-famous pilgrimage destination for Sikh community which is visited by people all over the world irrespective of caste and religion. It's four gates symbolizes the welcoming of humans of various caste and religion.

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2The beautiful Golden Temple must be on your bucket list!
The beautiful Golden Temple must be on your bucket list!

Temple | Golden Temple | Religious | Peace
HolidayIQ Reviewer Chintan adds “Most beautiful place on the earth I visited the holy place in the evening hours. Let me start by first describing the approach road towards the Golden Temple. Absolutely clean and well lit. One could say you are roaming in the streets of Italy. The entire stretch is surrounded with eateries, locals shops, restaurants and some excellent antiques/statues all along. ”  

HolidayIQ Reviewer Urvesh Bhatt says, “Simply beautiful and serene place This is one of the beautiful place I have ever been too. You cannot describe the beauty and its purity in words. Golden Temple will actually leave you speechless. If you are planning to visit Golden Temple, please try the food at langar and the market in the front and back end of the temple is just mind-blowing, also try to visit those market.” 

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3Sarson Ka Saag & Makke Di Roti At Brother’s Dhaba
Sarson Ka Saag & Makke Di Roti At Brother’s Dhaba

This authentic dhaba in Amritsar serves amazing food with a modern touch. Right from punjabi delicacies like Sarson ka Saag, amritsari kulche, Firni, Kheer etc. to chinese food like noodles, the dhaba serves it all. Must have dishes are the special punjabi thali that includes makhani dal and parathas, sarson da saag- makki di roti and choley kulche.

HolidayIQ Traveller Sameer Birewar shares, “Amritsar is good for food. My favourite resturant is Brothers dhaba. Go for an evening retreat ceremony at Wagah Border and visit the golden temple at night.”

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4Take A Dip In The Holy Pond Of s Golden Temple
Take A Dip In The Holy Pond Of s Golden Temple

HolidayIQ traveller Swagat Pradhan from Bhubaneswar shares, “Golden Temple is one of the best attraction that I have encountered in my lifetime. It had a good and calm atmosphere with many things to learn that was put forth by the Sikh descendants." 

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Manjinder Singh

Manjinder Singh5.0/5

1 review

Holy City in Punjab

Amritsar is a Holy city in Punjab and place to Golden Temple. Everyone should must visit to ritsar because beside place to The Golden Temple Amritsar is also famous for many other tourists spots like Jallianwala Wala Historical Place), Wagah Border(Border to Pakistan) and many more. Various Malls like Alpha 1 Mall and Mall of Amritsar helps you to keep you busy for shopping. Travellers are welcome because along Holy Place this place is also very safe in comparison to other Indian Cities. Travellers should plan their visit before 1 week to go their and auto rickshaw usually charge 200% more but when you ask to price down then they can agree so please try to save money. Have a safe journey

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Rahul belgundkar

Rahul belgundkar5.0/5

1 review

Amritsar

Sight seeing I did not explore much it was chilled out weather ranging between 5 to 15’. Food and Shopping: Shopping was good, I bought some Kada’s ( wrist bracelets for me . And food punjabi food is always amazing . I am vegetarian and I loved amritsari chole, and kulche, and malai soya chops Highlight of the trip: spirituality, serenity of Goldent Temple is something one can cherish for all life.

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Recommended Duration in Amritsar

Number of days to spend in Amritsar as recommended by our travellers.

1 day

8.3%

2 days

58.3%

3 days

25%

4 days

8.3%

Amritsar Overview

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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