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7 Tourist Places in Amritsar, Punjab

Although Amritsar is the holiest city for Sikh pilgrims, travelers of all faith and interests visit this beautiful place in Punjab. Popular places to visit in Amritsar include the Golden Temple, Akal Takht, Jallianwala Bagh, and Gobindgarh Fort. While the Old City to the south of Amritsar station is dotted with several historical structures and sights like the Golden Temple, the North side of Amritsar features upmarket restaurants, hotels, and spacey neighborhoods, and other shining signs of the city’s contemporary prosperity. Let’s take a closer look at all the points of interest in Amritsar:

Certainly a major highlight of all Amritsar sightseeing tours, the Golden Temple is the most significant religious site for the Sikhs and also one of the most spectacular temples in India. Also known as Shri Harmandir Sahib or Darbar Sahib, the Golden Temple is one of the top attractions in Amritsar. The temple complex is open every day from 6 am to 2 am, so visitors can enjoy its lovely reflections in Amrit Sarovar in the evening.

The two-storey structure in the middle of the sacred pool can be entered via a narrow bridge. Pilgrims can take a bath in the marked spots in the pool, before bowing their head in the temple. The Central Sikh Museum here displays a gallery of paintings illustrating stories of martyred Sikh leaders. The Golden Temple also has a famous dining hall (langar) serving free meals to all visitors round the clock.

On a trip to Amritsar, Jallianwala Bagh is one of the famous tourist attractions in Amritsar. Located five-minute walk from the Golden Temple, this 6.5-acre garden is the site of the infamous 1919 Amritsar massacre on the day of Baisakhi. To this day, visitors can see the bullet holes in the walls. One of the latest addition to Amritsar sightseeing places, Gobindgarh Fort lies in the heart of the city and was opened to public visitors in 2017.

After enjoying sightseeing in Amritsar, travelers can head 32 km west to the Wagah town. Every evening for two hours at the border gate, the Wagah border ceremony is performed by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) and the Pakistani Rangers. Pul Kanjri is a historical site about 35 km from Amritsar where structures like a mosque, temple, and a pond were built under the reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

Mata Temple is a Hindu cave temple dedicated to the saint named Lal Devi. Durgiana Temple or Sitla Mandir is another place of worship near the Lohgarh gate. Built in the style of Golden Temple, it is also built in the middle of a medium-sized lake. Summer Palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh in Ram Bagh Park, the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Panorama, Partition Museum, and Ram Tirth are other popular places to visit in Amritsar city.

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Wagah Border in Amritsar

Wagah Border is the only road border between India and Pakistan. The Beating Retreat Ceremony held here every evening marks the closing of the borders of both the countries and lowering of the flags by the military of both the countries. Located close to the Attari Village, Wagah Border is a major crossing between India a...

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Akal Takht in Amritsar

Located in the Harmandir Sahib or Golden Temple, Akal Takht Sahib is one of the 5 takhts of Sikhs. Akal Takht literally translates into the “throne of the timeless one”. It is a place where general meetings were held and many important decisions were taken. The Akal Takht in Amritsar is the oldest among the 5 takhts.

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Gobindgarh Fort in Amritsar

Known as the very essence of Punjab, Gobindgarh Fort Amritsar is one of the most important historical places of the state. Spread across an area of 43 acres, the Gobindgarh Fort was initially built by Gujar Singh, and its final construction was completed by Maharaja Ranjit Singh. The fort was built to protect Amritsar from ...

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Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar

Jallianwala Bagh is one of the most important historical places in India. Located in the holy city of Amritsar, Jallianwala Bagh is just a walking distance from the sacred Harmandir Sahib/ Golden Temple. Jallianwala Bagh Massacre took place on April 13, 1919. In this incident British army opened fire against a large number ...

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Tarn Taran Sahib in Amritsar

Fifth Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji founded Taran Tarn Sahib in Amritsar. The holy Gurudwara has a Mughal style of architecture and is visited by many people. The kirtan happens daily in the Gurudwara starting early in the mornings till in the evening. The interiors of Gurudwara are embellished with glass pieces, paintin...

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Golden Temple in Amritsar

The Golden Temple, also known as Sri Harmandir Sahib is a highly revered religious Sikh shrine and symbolizes equality and human brotherhood. The gurudwara epitomizes the distinctive heritage and identity of Sikhs while glorifying their ideals. After its compilation, Sri Guru Granth Sahib (scripture of the Sikhs) was first ...

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Durgiana Temple in Amritsar

Also known as Laxmi Narayan Temple, the Durgiana Temple is one of the most important Hindu Temples located in the Amritsar district of Punjab. Durgiana Mandir derives its name from Hindu Goddess, Durga, and hence, along with idols of Goddess Laxmi, and Lord Vishnu, idol of Goddess Durga is also worshipped here.

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      Overall trip was great, few things which could have made the trip awesome. Travel agent - was expecting calls in between the trips to ask about the trip progress. Hotesls - Shimla and Amritsar hotels were ok. Both the hotels water problem in the morning. Grand galaxy was allocated to me in Amritsar however hotel staff changed that to Hollywood heights on arrival. Experience with Hollywood heights was not good at all. Cab and driver - really happy with both.
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      Bangalore, a day ago

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      Overall trip was great, few things which could have made the trip awesome. Travel agent - was expecting calls in between the trips to ask about the trip progress. Hotesls - Shimla and Amritsar hotels were ok. Both the hotels water problem in the morning. Grand galaxy was allocated to me in Amritsar however hotel staff changed that to Hollywood heights on arrival. Experience with Hollywood heights was not good at all. Cab and driver - really happy with both.
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      Had good experience during our Punjab Himachal trip barring few hiccups which we can ignore when we look at the holistic view. Few points to highlight 1. Driver was very good 2. Hotel rooms nice barring Amritsar Overall, planning and execution of the trip was good. A thumbs up !!!
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      This ratio g is for both agent and travel triangle also,hotels are very poor condition in delhi and amritsar ,we I formed to the agent then also there is no action taken,also there is no significant gleam point of contact,when we informed the agent he said that call to some other person who booked the hotels which is not expected ,from travel triangle also there is noone even called to check the service in the trip,that is the minimum responsibility as we booked from you
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      ALL TRIP WAS GOOD EXPERIENCE , EXCEPT FOR FOOD SPECIALLY BREAKFAST AND DINNER NO VARIETY WAS PROVIDED SAME VEGITABLES WERE PROVIDED AT BOTH PLACES KATRA AND DALHOUSI. EVEN THE PAYMENT SYSTEM IS NOT GOOD OUR DRIVER WAS PANICKED DUE TO THAT AND OUR AMRITSAR TRIP WAS HALF COMPLETE. WE HAVE BEEN TOLD TO MAKE PAYMENT AT HOTELS IN CASH WHERE AS AS PER OUR PAYMENT SCHEDULE WE HAVE TO TRANSFER PAYMENT TO HIMACHAL HILL TRAVELS. REST THE STAFF WAS COOPERATIVE AND HELPFUL.
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      The trip was perfect as per the iternary. Driver was very much supportive, flexible and friendly. Hotels in Amritsar and Himachal all were perfect but the best was in Dharamshala. I had a perfect holiday within these 6 days. Thank You Team for providing us with awesome experience.
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      The overall trip could have been better had the agency taken care of some small things. 1. At two of the booked hotels, Wistling Pine in Shimla and Savers Park in Amritsar were had been stopped for about 30 minutes or so when checking out stating that the payments were not made and that we had to pay them. It was very inconvenient. 2. We didn't get to see a few places promised in the final voucher. First, we got to Kullu in the evening and the driver stopped at a shop and said that if we wanted to buy clothes we had about 30 minutes. He said we will not visit Kullu again. So we didn't see Kullu at all. Second, we didn't visit Kasole at all. The driver said he will see if the roads to Kasole were open, he will take us. But he didn't take us there. I know for sure that the roads were open. I strongly believe he wanted to get to Dharamshala earlier so he skipped that. Third, the driver skipped all the sightseeing in Dalhousie saying that they are 50 to 60 km away so we cannot visit them. 3. When we asked for some changes in the hotel reservations, although the request being 3 days in advance, it was denied stating that the changes could not be made. 4. When we would asked the driver to take us to a near by mall or shopping, he declined the request stating the car has a gps and that hey is not allowed to. 5. At most of the hotels, we missed the breakfast because the driver wanted to leave early for the next destination.
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      An Khaleeq

      Kabul, a month ago

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      We booked Young Bombay Tours & Travel for our Amritsar and Jammu-Kashmir trip. The arrangements & hotel booking done were really great. As it was 11 days trip, the iteneary was very well planned & budgeted. Not a single day we felt hectic, it was organised in such a way. Commendable job done by Zaara & her team. All the drivers we met during our trip were wonderful people. They supported us in every way. Must mention Burhan bhai & Zahoor bhai whom we met for Kashmir journey. The places which we visited in Kashmir were so breath taking that it really cannot be mentioned in words. Thank you Young Bombay for such a beautiful & memorable trip. It is really difficult to list the best memories of the trip beacuse the complete trip itself was beautiful. The freezing temperature & the view of snow all over at Gulmarg was completely mesmerizing.
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      Kyph Kiran

      Mumbai, 4 months ago

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      Hotel where good except the fern hotel at amritsar. Taxi we're clean and good but drivers were in cooperative and didn't behaved well. As a tourist we go to travel and explore places but we are dissatisfied by the drivers services Dalhousie, khajjar and mcloedganj we're best places to be and see around.
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      Saurabh Sarda

      New delhi, 5 months ago

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      Hotel grand hriday in Amritsar was not upto the mark ,late response and neatness was not maintained Khajjiar is a wonderful place Bhagsu waterfalls and wagha border retreat ceremony were just fabulous
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    FAQ's of Amritsar

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    The distance from the Amritsar Bus Stand to the Golden Temple is around 2 kilometers. 

     

     

    The distance from the Amritsar Railway station to Amritsar Airport is around 12 kilometers. 

    The fare to travel from Amritsar Airport to the Amritsar Bus Stand is around INR 200 - 300 by cab.

    Regular taxis and buses are available for tourists in Amritsar. One can plan a day trip to Wagah Border and Pul Kanjri from Amritsar.  

     

    One can simply contact other volunteers at the kitchen or visit the main office for more information.

     

    People can find dormitories, AC and non-AC rooms at the Golden Temple for accommodation. The langar at this gurudwara offers free food.

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