Things To Do In Amritsar, Punjab
A golden city of kirtans, kulchas, phulkari suits, and papad wariyan
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Best time to visit
Oct - Mar
- Jallian wala Bagh
- Wagah Border
Activities In Amritsar
Famous for several shrines and delectable cuisine, Amritsar is one of the most popular travel destinations in Punjab. It’s the spiritual capital and a major pilgrimage site for Sikhs and Hindus. Let’s take a look at the best things to do in Amritsar to make the most of a holiday in Punjab:
Visiting the Golden Temple or Harmandir Sahib is one of the top things to do in Amritsar. At the Golden Temple, visitors can take a holy bath before entering the temple, volunteer at the langar to serve food to the needful, pay a visit to Akal Takht, and take pictures of night-time reflections of the beautifully lit-up temple in the pool. In the afternoon, travelers can take a stroll through the Jallianwala Bagh memorial to witness the infamous event that happened in April 1919. This 6.5-acre garden holds a great cultural significance in Amritsar.
Wondering what to do in Amritsar? Pay a visit to Partition Museum which displays a repository of stories and documents about post-partition riots. This public museum is located in the Town Hall, a 10-minute walk from the Golden Temple in Amritsar. The museum is open from 10 am to 6 pm, closed on Mondays. Those looking to know more about city’s history can opt for the Amritsar heritage walks which take visitors to havelis, gurudwaras, dhabas, and more.
Attending the famous Wagah Border ceremony is a great thing to do near Amritsar. Every evening two hours before the sunset, security forces from both India and Pakistan, perform a ceremony at the main border. People on both sides cheer for their respective countries to create an atmospheric scene. Plan another day trip from Amritsar to Pul Kanjari to explore a ruined fort and a baoli. Shopping is another one of the fun things to do in Amritsar. Hit the streets lined with shops at Hall Bazaar in Amritsar to buy jewelry, handicrafts, books, clothes, and more. Make sure to buy embroidered phulkari dupattas and Punjabi juttis (traditional footwear). After shopping, travelers can enjoy eating at dhabas in Amritsar such as Kesar Da Dhaba, Bharawan Da Dhaba, and Beera Chicken House.
For outdoor activities in Amritsar, travelers can explore attractions such as Gobindgarh Fort which was thrown open to the public recently. Visit the 12-meter long Maharaja Ranjit Singh Panorama in Ram Bagh Park to enjoy paintings and sound-effects. Mata Ka Mandir, dedicated to Saint Lal Devi, is another major pilgrimage spot in Amritsar. It features low tunnels, inclined walkways, caves, and mirrored hallways. Shri Ram Tirath Temple and Goindwal Sahib are other major places worth visiting near Amritsar. During the winter season, planning a picnic to Harike Pattan Bird Sanctuary between Amritsar and Ferozpur is one of the unique things to do in Amritsar.
Eat at Kesar da Dhaba in Amritsar
Home to the iconic Golden Temple, Amritsar has been known as the 'culinary capital of India’. From rituals to socializing, prayers and festivals, everything in Amritsar revolves around amazing food cooked in desi with loads of flavour and spices. Kesar Da Dhaba in Amritsar is one such eatery popularly known for its Punjabi ...
- Local food
Shopping at Hall Bazar in Amritsar
Amritsar, Punjab, is considered to be one of the oldest and most significant city of India. Apart from being famous for serving as the home to famous temples like Golden Temple and authentic Punjabi cuisines like Amritsari Kulcha, the city also offers a number of indigenous items that make shopping unforgettable in the old ...
- Local market
Bird watching at Harike Wetland in Amritsar
Harike Wetland, the largest wetland in northern India, in the Tarn Taran Sahib, stands on the confluence of the rivers Beas and Sutlej in Punjab is a haven for birdwatchers. Harike Wetland and Bird Sanctuary is home to migratory birds visiting from as far as Arctic and Siberia. The wigeon, common teal, pintail, shoveller an...
- Bird Watching
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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.
The ideal time to visit Amritsar is between October and March. Although it’s a little crowded, this time of the year has perfect weather and plenty of festivals.
Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport (ATQ) has direct flights from cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Jammu.
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