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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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1Golden Temple In Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Golden Temple In Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

"Visited twice, first in the evening then in the morning; in the evening had Langar with hundreds of devotees/visitors. Very good, fresh and hot food, excellent Kheer, unique way of serving drinking water. Exemplary team work in preparing and serving the food, then cleaning and keeping the utensils. Before Darshan of the Shri Guru Granth Sahib one has stand in a queue for about an hour. Everything was systematic and neat and clean," says HolidayIQ Traveller Ari Daman Paul Garg.

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2Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar
Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar

Fondly known as Swarn Mandir, this two-storied structure is covered with around 400 kg of gold! The site of this temple is truly enchanting on full moon. Also known as the Golden Temple, this places holds the highest significance for Sikhs. 

If you like your creature comforts, you should stay at Hotel Axis Inn recommends Gaurav mahajan, "Awesome hotel near Golden Temple. Few steps away from bus stand. Located in heart of the city. Easy to find. Staff was very helpful. Food was good quality and fresh. Hotel rooms are neat and clean with modern facilities. Must stay here if you visit Amritsar."

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3The Foundation Of The Golden Temple Was Laid Down By A Muslim Saint
The Foundation Of The Golden Temple Was Laid Down By A Muslim Saint

Guru Arjan Dev, the fifth Sikh Guru in 1588 planned to build a temple in the centre in Amritsar which would be open to people of all castes, crimes and climes; thus he invited his friend and  great contemporary mystic and Muslim savant, Mir Mohammed Muayyinul Islam, popularly known as Mian Mir, to lay the foundation stone of the temple.

Luxury Stay: Holiday Inn

Mid- Range Stay: Best Western Merrion

Budget Stay: Avaas Lifestyle Hotel

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4The Temple Is Made Of Marble But Plated With Real Gold
The Temple Is Made Of Marble But Plated With Real Gold

The gurudwara is constructed with white marble overlaid with genuine gold leaf. In the early 19th century, 100kg of gold were applied to the inverted lotus-shaped dome and decorative marble was added to the structure. Sukhvinder Kaur shares, “This is the most important temple for sikhs but is visited by one and all, from far and wide."

Luxury Stay: Radisson Blu Hotel Amritsar

Mid- Range Stay: Hotel Puri Palace

Budget Stay: P R Residency Hotel

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5The Pool Surrounding The Golden Temple Is Known As Amrit Sarovar
The Pool Surrounding The Golden Temple Is Known As Amrit Sarovar

The water surrounding the temple is a sacred pool known as the Amrit Sarovar (Pool of Nectar). The devotees who visit these shrines will bathe in these pools as Sikhs believe that spiritual and worldly benefits are gained by immersing in the holy waters of these sarovars.

Luxury Stay: Holiday Inn

Mid- Range Stay: Best Western Merrion

Budget Stay: Avaas Lifestyle Hotel

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Manjinder Singh

Manjinder Singh5.0/5

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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

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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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Gobindgarh Fort , Amritsar

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