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Amritsar is a popular destination where a lot of tourists visit every day. The city of Amritsar lies in the Majha region of the state of Punjab. Amritsar was historically known as Ramdaspur and then Ambarsar. The very prominent city is widely known for the Golden Temple which is the highlight of the city and attracts all the crowd in the nation beyond every day. It is one of the holiest cities for Sikhs and people visit here on the sacred day of Vaisakhi which is also the birth anniversary of Khalsa. The biggest ever case of Jalianwala Bagh Massacre also took place in the heart of the city itself. The place is a popular tourist destination as there is a lot that one can see. Moreover, this city is also known for its incredible food vegetarian and non-vegetarian food such as Tandoori Chicken, Chole Bhature, Amritsari Naan, Kulchas & many others!

Places to visit in Amritsar

Golden Temple

The Golden Temple is also known as Harmandir as well as Swarna Mandir. The design of this mandir was designed by Guru Arjan Singh himself. Furthermore, what is really worth knowing is the fact that the foundation of this shrine was laid by a Muslim Saint namely Hazrat Mian Mir Ji. Read more...

Wagah Border

This is basically a road border between India and Pakistan. Nowadays, it is a very famous tourist spot for people to witness a famous beating retreat between the people of two countries. Almost 5000 people visit this place on a daily basis. Read more...

Jallianwala Bagh

Jallianwalan Bagh is one of the most frequented places by tourists in Amritsar. This place was established in the year of 1951 by the Government for the sole purpose of commemorating the massacre of peaceful celebrators which were inclusive of unarmed women and even children, by the British occupying forces. The evil plan was executed on the Punjabi New Year on the date of 13th April 1919.

Things to do in Amritsar

Guru Ke Mahal

The Guru Ke Mahal houses the Granth Sahib and their gurus as well. This place was founded by Guru Ram Das in the year of 1573 as a little cottage that went on to shelter the great gurus of the Sikhs as well.

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Hall Bazaar

The Hall Bazaar is the right kind of place where one can hope to buy a great variety of things such as quality books, handicraft items, ready-made garments and so much more. Basically, this place is more or less a great option to visit with your loved ones and have some real fun.

Partition Museum

The Partition Museum is really worth travelling to owing to the fact that it is a first-ever museum in the entire world which focuses on the stories and trauma of the millions who had to suffer from the consequences of a ruthless partition. This place has been recently opened in the Town Hall of Amritsar.

Events and festivals in & around Amritsar

Ram Tirath Fair

This event is organized at Ram Tirath which is basically a spiritual spot for the people of Punjab. It is basically a five-day long festival which and there are many fun activities such as Tulla floating, acrobat shows and so many other things.

Guru Purab

The Guru Purab holds a very significant religious place among the local people. This basically celebrates the birth of the first Sikh-Guru, Guru Nanak Dev.  

Basant Panchami

The Basant Panchami fundamentally marks the arrival of spring and is celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm among the locals. What is a good thing to know about this festival is the fact that Basant Panchami also marks the beginning of the preparation of the festival of Holi.

Best time to visit Amritsar

The months between November to March is the right option to visit with your loved ones. During this time the overall temperature is quite pleasant and also interesting for sightseeing.  

How to reach Amritsar?

By Air - Sree Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport of Amritsar. From there, you would have to either catch a taxi or some other means of transportation to reach your destination.   

By Road - Amritsar is quite well connected via road network. If you are planning to visit Amritsar by road then it would prove to be a convenient option for you.

By Train - Amritsar is very well connected via train routes. Travelling via train would suit you best if you are looking for affordable travelling options.

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