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Amritsar - At a glance

Founded in :

1574

Founded By :

Guru Ram Das

Best Time to Travel :

September to April

Language :

English, Punjabi and Hindi

Religion :

Hindu, Islam, Sikhism and Christian

Temperature :

Summer (24o C to 45o C) & Winter (4o C to 27o C)

Climate :

Semi-arid

Cuisine :

Different country foods

How to Reach :-

By Air

Raja Sansi International Airport located in the city of Amritsar makes it possible for all to get regular flights all throughout the day. It connects the city with several important cities of the country as well as the world.

By Road

Amritsar is well connected by roads with all the major cities in India. You can easily board a bus from Delhi, Agra, Chandigarh and many others to reach this place.

By Rail

Amritsar railway station is well connected to all the important towns of Punjab as well as other cities of the country. From here every day a number of trains run on a regular basis to different parts of the country.

About Amritsar

A holy city in the state of Punjab is Amritsar which derives its name from the pool near the Golden temple, wherein Amrit refers to elixir and Sar derived from the short form of sarovar. This place is spiritual as well as cultural center of the Sikh. Sikh people are very proud of this place as they have their beautiful place of worship Gurdwara situated at this place.

At the first site to the city of Amritsar it would seem like nay place of the northern India which comprise of bustling markets, congestion as well as chaotic traffic. However the presence of Golden temple spreads calmness which makes the people bow their heads in respect. There are many more attractions which are worth visiting in the city which you can discover. If you are planning trip to Amritsar then here are some attractions you need know:

Places to visit in Amritsar

Golden temple One of the most visited tourist attraction in the city of Amritsar is Golden temple which is located in the heart of the city. The bets characteristic of this temple is its entrance which is referred to as deoris which is in four directions as well as it is elegant and classy as far as architecture and arts is concerned. This temple is open for everyone although it is place of worship of Sikh. There is beautiful sanctum with its elaborated warks in the golden sparkling water makes it look stunning. You will find spotless walkways of marbles and on top of that you get breathtaking striking sights through pavements.

Durgiana mandir This is the enchanting temple of Amritsar easily reachable from Golden temple dedicated to goddess Durga. The temple comprises of massive structure and it is very beautifully styled.

Baba Atal Rai tower This is the place that is located few kilomers from the city and it is the place which is spotted where Guru Har Gobind died. It is a nine storied building. From the top you can get beautiful view of the area. On the first floor of the building miniatures relevant to the life as well as teaching of Guru Nanak Dev are placed.

Jallanwala Bagh This is one of the historical monuments and it reminds of the sad history story where in mass killing took place at the time of India’s freedom struggle which is also worth visiting attraction. This place is well known for Martyrs and its gallery is open from 10 am to 4pm at the time of winters and during summers it is open from 9am to 5pm.

Wagah Border Around twenty eight kilometers from Amritsar is Indo-Pakistan border. There are many tourists attracted to this place to see the guards, flag hosting as well as border security forces. This is something you should not miss.