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AMRITSAR (अमृतसर) Overview and Sightseeing Destinations

AMRITSAR (अमृतसर)

AMRITSAR (अमृतसर): – is a historical city also known as Ramdaspur. The city is famous for the Golden temple, which is the cultural and spiritual centre of the Sikh religion. This famous Sikh shrine is visited by visitors from all over India and world more than Taj Mahal. This city is very close to the Wagha border (28 km). There are many Gurudwara and temples in Amritsar. Here Ramtirth temple situated is believed to be the ashram site of Maharishi Valmiki. The main commercial activities of the city are tourism, farm produce, handicrafts, and light engineering.

The city is also known for the Jalianwala bagh massacre in 1919. This is one of the largest cities of the Punjab.


There are many monuments of the old as well as new architecture there in Amritsar. This is Golden Temple, Akal Takht, Khalsa College, Shree Durgiana Tirath, Jallianwala Bagh, Hathi Gate, Palace of Ranjit Singh.

Places to Visit

Golden Temple / Harmandir Sahib - Golden Temple is the spiritual Gurudwara of the Sikhism. This is located in between a water tank and here is placed the Guru Granth (the holy scripture of the Sikhism). The Harmandir sahib complex is home for the Akal takht. Golden temple is one temple where the people of all religion visit and worship here. Over 10,000 people visit the temple, daily. Here free meal is provided to all visitors. This is the place visited mostly in Amritsar.

Jalianwala Bagh. This is known for Amritsar massacre, took place in 1919. Here people were fired upon by troops of British Indian army under command of Colonel Reginald Dyer. The bagh is spaced about 8 acre and is closed by walls on the four sides.

Durgiana Temple (Shree Durgiana Tirath). The temple is also known as Durga Tirath and Sitla Mandir. This temple is same as golden temple in architecture. The temple is made in middle of the scared lake like golden temple. Here the major Hindu festivals are celebrated.

Wagha border. Wagha is a village near a road border crossing and here is railways station between Pakistan and India. The Wagha border is at distance 28 km, from Amritsar, and 24 km from Lahore (Pakistan). People often attracted by the ceremony that happens at the border gate two hours before sunset each day. The flag ceremony is conducted by Indian BSF (border Security Force) and Pakistan Rangers (PR). Most of the tourist visit Wagha border.

Other attractions of Chandigarh are as follows...

Akal Takht, Goindwal Sahib, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, Chand Baori, Summer Palace of Ranjit Singh, Tran Taran Sahib etc.

Weather Conditions: - Always pleasant during all seasons

Winter Season- Oct to March

The weather is quite pleasant and ideal for visiting and sightseeing. Cold is observed lower to freezing temperature.

Summer Season - April to June

The weather Remain quite hot and burning summer observed during this time period.

Rainy Season: - July to Oct

The environment observed moderate. We can visit there in this season.

Nearest Approach Station of Transport

All over the year from all sides in India.

Bus Stand - Amritsar

Railway Station - Amritsar

Airport – Amritsar

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