A spiritual, heroic and historically evident city of Punjab, Amritsar is home to some beautiful sights. Amritsar houses the most revered Sikh shrine India- the majestic Golden Temple. Chirping of birds, Morning Prayer chanting, and the sound of morning ardaas begins your day here in the vicinity of the temple. Neighboring to this divine Sikh temple, there is a historic Garden-Jallianwala Bhag that witnessed mass killing during pre-independence times. Even today, one can spot the bullet scars on the walls in Jalliawala Bhag.
Amritsar is also known for the India-Pakistan birder- Wagah Border which is in the closer proximity to the city. Every day military practice here at the border marks the end of a peaceful day between India and Pakistan.
Besides, Baisakhi festival brings out Amritsar's resplendent face with its finest food, clothes and merry-making. The satiating food and generous dollops of legendary Punjabi hospitality further connive to cast a spell upon the visitor. Amritsar is best place to shop and enjoy street foods and narrow lanes and massive Malls. A thriving tourist destintion in North India, Amritsar is gaining popularity with time.
Location: Golden Temple Road, Atta Mandi, Katra Ahluwalia, Amritsar, Punjab, India
A popular tourist destination Golden Temple is a sikh gurudwara and the most revered Sikh shrines in India. Devotees come here to seek bleassings from around the world. It is most beautiful Sikh temples with its tomb made in pure gold and the entire temple is spread across several hectares with a pool in the middle where you can spot different variety of fishes.
Things to do at Golden Temple: Visting The Place
Location: Wagah, Wagah, Hardo Rattan, Punjab, India
Wagah is a village and union council located in the Wahga Zone of Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. The town is famous for the Wagah border ceremony and also serves as a goods transit terminal and a railway station between Pakistan and India.
Things to do at Wagah Border: Visting The Place
Location: Jallianwala Bagh, Jallan Wala Bagh, Katra Ahluwalia, Amritsar, Punjab, India
Jallianwala Bagh is a neighboring garden near Golden temple where Jallianwala Bagh massacre took place a decade ago. The Jallianwalla Bagh is a public garden of 6 to 7 acres walled on all sides, with five entrances.
Things to do at Jallianwala Bagh: Visting The Place
Location: Gurudwara Guru ke Mahal, Guru Bazar Road, Shastri Market, Katra Ahluwalia, Amritsar Cantt., Punjab, India
Housing the Granth Sahib and their gurus, Guru Ke Mahal was founded by Guru Ram Das in 1573 as a little cottage that went on to shelter the great gurus of the Sikhs.
Things to do at Guru Ke Mahal: Visting The Place
Location: Hall Bazar, Katra Ahluwalia, Amritsar, Punjab, India
It is a famous electronic market in Amritsar where ornaments, books, handicrafts and ready-made garments are available in lowest prices. The bazaar is famous for its Mughal style gate, complete with a giant clock with caption "Amritsar - Sifti Da Ghar".
Things to do at Hall Bazaar: Visting The Place
The climate of Amritsar is extreme tropical and mercury rises up to 48 degree Celsius in summers and drops to 3 to 4 degrees Celsius.
Amritsar has a tropical extreme climate where summers are quite hot and winters are freezing cold. However, the best time to visit is between October and March wherein the weather remains pleasant.
Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport in Amritsar is located about 11 kilometers away from the city-centre. It is well connected to other cities in India and also to a number of international cities.
The Amritsar Railway Station connects the city to almost all major Indian cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Agra, Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Chandigarh. A train journey from Delhi to Amritsar takes about 6 hours.
Being a capital of India, Delhi has a well connected network of roads and mode of transport like buses and cabs are available to commute to Delhi.
There is a lot to explore!
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