Amritsar

Amritsar is located 230 km northwest of Chandigarh in Punjab and is the home of the Golden Temple

Tour Amritsar in Punjab

Amritsar is located 230 km northwest of Chandigarh in Punjab and is the home of the Golden Temple

Amritsar is located 230 km northwest of Chandigarh in Punjab and is the home to the most famous Sikh shrine: the Golden Temple.
Amritsar is also the seat of the highest temporal authority of Sikhs, the Akal Takht, the city is special for Hindus too.
Amritsar is also known for the Sri Durgiana Temple built in the 16th century, which resembles the Golden Temple and is often called the Silver Temple.

Amritsar is also known for its rich cuisine, sacred temples, folk art and culture. Amritsar is India’s leading exporter of goods to the Middle East and the leading center of Punjabi publications. Despite its modern outlook, the city still preserves its heritage and culture. The Golden Temple runs the biggest langar or community kitchen in the world.

Attractions in Amritsar
Golden Temple
Golden temple, also known as Harminder Sahib, is the most important religious place for Sikhs and also the main attraction in Amritsar.

Wagah Border
Wagah is about 29 km from Amritsar in Punjab province. Wagah border post, about 29 km from Amritsar on the Grand Trunk Road.

Ram Tirth
Located 11km west of Amritsar, Ram Tirth is a temple dedicated to Ram. This is the place where Lord Ram and Sita’s twins-Luv and Kush were born.

Akal Takht
The Akal Takht or the throne if the timeless is located in the Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple), which is in Amritsar, Punjab.

Jallianwala Bagh
Jallianwala Bagh is the site of one of the most monstrous massacres in human history and a dark event during the Indian independence struggle.

Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum offers insights into the life of the Sikh monarch and is housed in his erstwhile summer palace.

Central Sikh Museum
Inaugurated in 1958, Central Sikh Museum is home to paintings of Sikh gurus, saints, warriors and prominent leaders.

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