About Amritsar

The city of pure devotion, Amritsar is the sanctified city dwelling around the Harmandir Sahib, a center of Sikhism, more popularly known as Golden Temple. Founded in 1577 by Guru Ram Das, the city depicts the history, heritage and legends associated with the religion in the best possible way. There are many museums, gardens, tombs and borderlines taking a traveller back to the times in Amritsar.

Amritsar Attractions

Golden Temple
Amritsar TourThe almighty God resides in Golden Temple, an epitome shrine devoted to Sikhism. The holy site came into prominence when fourth guru of Sikhism, Guru Ram Das, excavated a tank of pure nectar of immortality, on which the city was named Amritsar. The splendid edifice of Golden Temple was constructed in the middle of this tank, which subsequently became a supreme Sikh Pilgrimage destination.

Akal Takht, The Throne of the Timeless One or Seat of God also belongs to Harmandir Sahib Gurudwara.  A small Sikh museum and a Langar hall or a community kitchen where food is made for all pilgrims & served together also is a part of Golden Temple complex. Plated with more that 110 kgs of gold, this Gurudwara epitomises the religion’s belief of Purity in devotion attracting millions of pilgrims every year.

Jallianwala Bagh:
Visiting the park at Jallianwala brings to a visitor the memories of a ghastly encounter by General Dyer where 2000 Indians were shot during a peaceful meeting on April 13, 1919. The memorial of Jallianwala Bagh contains a Park and a Martyr gallery.  The Bullet marks on the wall of park and the well into which hundreds jumped to escape the bullets serve as a testimony of the massacre.

Ram Bagh:
Amritsar ToursRam Bagh is the best way to come closer to the rich heritage of Punjabi history. Earlier a summer palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the Lion of Punjab, present day Ram Bagh is a historical museum safeguarding weapons, gallery of paintings and manuscripts dating back to Mughal era.
Wagah Border
Belonging to the historical Grand Trunk Road, Wagah Border is the only road border crossing shared by India and Pakistan. The best time to visit this border is in the evening during the retreat ceremony where both the countries lower their flags and Troops put on a show in their uniforms with their colorful turbans.

How to Reach Amritsar
By Air: Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee Airport in Amritsar is just 11 kms from city center.
By Road: Eight hour Journey from Delhi and Six hour passage from Chandigarh takes a tourist to the pure city of Amritsar
By Railways: Delhi is connected via the Shatabdi Express.

Climate - Climate is affable during the months of November to March

On the banks of River Sutlej, Hussainiwala is a spot which has a prime historical reverence in Indian history. The famous National Martyrs Memorial at Hussainiwala marks the place where the famous revolutionaries of Indian Independence - Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru were cremated after their execution. It is also the cremation place of Bhagat Singh’s mother, Vidyawati in accordance to her last wish. The visitors pay their homage to the National Heroes of the country, especially on 23rd March, the date when Shaheedi Mela is observed.

Amritsar city tourChandigarh
The only city in India serving capital to two states - Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh is a quiet and calming retreat for a tourist. The ‘city beautiful’ is the first planned city of the country famed internationally for its architecture and urban ergonomics. Spread over the area of 50 acres, Nek Chand’s Rock Garden is the highlight of this cool city, transporting a tourist to another world made of rock, disposable waste and thrown-away items.

Where to stay
  Alstonia (3 Star General Deluxe ) Hotel Indus Budget General Super Deluxe Hotel Sukhman
  Country Inn & Suits (4 star) Hotel La Cascade ( 3 star) Ista Hotel ( 5 star)
  Hotel 42 The Mall ( 3 star) Hotel R.S. Residency ( 2 star) M K Hotel ( 4 star)
  Hotel C J International ( 3 star) Hotel Raj Continental ( 3 star) Mango Suites Apex ( 3 star)
  Hotel Grand ( 3 star) Hotel Raj Darbar ( 3 star) Ritz Plaza ( 3 star)
  Hotel Grand Legacy ( 4 star) Hotel S.G. Resort Budget  

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