10 Best Places to Visit in Amritsar

Places to Visit in Amrtisar

One of the most divine and cultural centre of India, Amritsar is the amalgamation of Hinduism and Sikhism. The Guru-vaani from the Gurudwaras, prevails in the air of Amritsar. Amritsar earned fame all over the world for the Golden Temple, also known as Harmandir Sahib Gurudwara.

Amritsar basically means "holy pool of nectar". Amritsar is the spiritual and cultural landmark of the Sikh Religion. Apart from that, Baisakhi festival brings out vibrant culture of Amritsar with colourful food and clothes. The pungent rich food and generous hospitality make great impression upon the visitor. Operation Blue Star in the Golden Temple to the tragedy of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, Amritsar has witnessed every situation still stood like a rock.

Places to See in Amrtisar

Golden Temple

Golden Temple AmritsarDesigned by Guru Arjan Sahib, the Golden Temple is the holiest Gurdwara of Sikhism. Adi Granth, the holy scripture of Sikhism lies inside the Harmandir Sahib. Recognized as the abode of God's spiritual attribute, the Golden Temple holds the seat of God's temporal authority, the Akal Takht.

The four entrances of Golden Temple symbolise the openness towards all people and religions. This white marble and gold structured sacred temple, covered by Lake Amrit Sarovar is the identity of the city Amritsar.

Jallianwala Bagh

Jallianwala Bagh in AmritsarJallianwala Bagh holds a crucial place in Indian history because of the horrifying incidence took place during the struggle of India’s Independence. This 6.5 acre land is a public garden in Amritsar which has become memorial of national importance by government initiative in 1951 to commemorate the massacre of innocent celebrators including unarmed women and children by British occupying forces.

The saddest day of Indian history left a deep scar on the Indians. Constructed after the independence as a memorial for the martyrs of the nation near Golden Temple in Amritsar, Jallianwala Bagh has now become a major tourist attraction centre.

Wagah Border

Wagah Border in AmritsarLies on the Grand Trunk Road between the cities of India and Pakistan, Amritsar and Lahore, Wagah Border is a famous nowadays a very famous tourist spot due to the famous Beating Retreat Ceremony held every day before sunset.

At about 5000 people took part of in this flag ceremony conducted by the Indian Border Security Force and Pakistan Rangers. Everyday thousands of people visit this place to witness the awestruck view of the ceremony with great patriotism. This ceremony also symbolizes the two countries' rivalry, as well as brotherhood and cooperation. The spectacular ceremony attracts many visitors from both sides of the border, as well as international tourists.

Cuisines of Amritsar

Amritsar is home of all the rich and lip smacking foods in whole country. Amritsari Kulcha, Lassi, Amritsari Fish, Chicken Tikka, Tandoori Chicken and a hot Gulab Jamun are some finger luscious foods that are the sole of Amritsar. Spicy food garnishing with ghee is the speciality of Amritsar. Local Punjabi cuisine that holds the true flavours of Amritsar, includes Channa Batura, Chhole Batura, Parathe, Dal Makhani, Rajama Chawal and a large varieties of Paneer, Rajma, Sarson Da Saag with Makai ki Roti. One can find lots of colourful dhabas which serves the best foods in the whole nation.

Accommodation in Amritsar

Amritsar has a large variety of accommodation option available starting from cheap simple hotel to luxuries resorts and hotels.

Transportation in Amritsar

There are many communication option available within the city to travel from one place to another. Those includes bus services, auto rickshaw services and cycle rickshaw services and cabs options are also available here.