Amritsar- the essence of Sikhism

Amritsar- the essence of Sikhism

Amritsar- the essence of Sikhism

Why Amritsar?

Amritsar which literally means ‘the pool of the Nectar of Immortality’, is a city situated in Punjab which is known for the religious affairs of Sikhism. Amritsar was historically also known as Ramdaspur, is situated in north-western part of India. It was originated from a village called Tung. Tourists can easily get to Katras in Amritsar as this city is well planned to set-up katras which were safety units made at that time to safeguard oneself from wars. As a tourist, you get to see an end number of places where you can visit and explore.

The city offers with extreme climate ranging from chilly cold winters to sunny scorching days. The best time to travel Amritsar is between November and March. During these months, the weather is comparatively pleasant and ideal for sightseeing. Apart from the rich and diverse culture of Sikhs, you get to encounter the extremely beautiful work of embroidery and textiles. The city is famous for salwar-suits and rich chunnis which people surely buy as a sign of exploring Amritsar. Amritsar surely is a treat to eyes for travelers and culture lovers. It has a number of places to visit.

Golden Temple

It is also called Sri Harmandir Sahib or Swarna Mandir. This is one of the biggest holy shrines that was designed by Guru Arjan Sahib. Best thing about this shrine is that it opens its doors wide for tourists belonging to every caste, creed, race and gender.

This shrine is known for its sober and so very humble hospitality. People here are really humble and treat everyone with equality, be it rich or poor.

As a tourist, you must not miss on the lavish ‘Langar’, a really famous serving that tastes splendid.

It’s glittery and glowy golden look makes it a treat to the eyes of photographer.

it can be easily accessed by road, rail and air from anywhere in India as it is situated right in the centre of the city and one can easily reach using a taxi from railway station.

It remains open for 24 hours, so you can at any preferable time.

Wagha border

The famous indo-pak border stands high in this city, known for its intense show of velour and bravery.

It is so famous due to the famous Retreat Ceremony held every day before the sunset, and this is something that should never be missed if you travel to Amritsar. This ceremony includes the closing of the international gates and lowering the flags of both countries. Visitors get their heart pounding out on witnessing such extreme show of velour.

Timings for visiting is 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. And a time of around 2/3 hours is required to completely explore the place.

There is absolutely no fee for travelers. Seats are allotted on a first come, first serve basis.

The nearest railway station to Wagha border is Atari Railway Station. You can easily take a cab or public transport to reach the place.

Jallianwala Bagh

It was indeed a sad and brutal massacre and many celebrators lost their lives amidst the joyous waves of festivities.

The structures are built in such a manner that shouts out the atrocities done by the British forces on innocent people. Wall and well are some of the examples. Wall shows the way bullets were blindly fired on the civilians; they still have those bullet marks. And the well remembers the suicide attempts of 100s of people who jumped in the well in order to save their lives.

It remains open from 6.30 am to 7.30 pm and the entry is absolutely free in here.

History lovers must surely visit this place.

Gurudwara Mata Kaulan

It is located on the west side of the golden temple. Hence it is easily accessible to reach via cab.

It remains open from 9.30 am to 11.30 pm and the entry stands free at this religious place.

COP Amritsar street food walking tour

If you are someone who loves food, this is a place for you. You as travelers get to indulge in a walk through the flavors of Amritsar and nearby places.

You get to binge upon every food ranging from modern street food items to traditional food from vendors or dhabas.

All you need is an empty stomach and full wallet before coming to this place.

Gobindgarh Fort

It is one of the historical attractions of Amritsar which spreads across an area of around 43 acres.

It is also known as the guardian of Amritsar as it was built in order to protect the city from any kind of invasion.

Some attractions of this place are, magnificent live shows such as the 7-D sher-e-Punjab (Lion-of-Punjab) show on Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Kanda Boldiyan Ne and the Spirit Of Punjab live show. Also you can travel to a numerous exhibitions, a museum, traditional shops, and a restaurant where one can savor the authentic culinary delights of Punjab.

It remains open from 10.00 am to 10.00 pm and you can visit this place at a minimal cost of INR 180

Amritsar is truly a city of love, bravery, stories, culture, hospitality, food and what not. It is a place which must be visited once in your tour to India. Travelers go with a rejoicing heart after exploring this city. They make splendid memories and save them in pictures. A true bliss lies in travelling to Amritsar. So, pack yourselves up and plan one good trip by covering all the best tourist places of the city.

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