Top Attractions in Amritsar
Immersed in culture and history, the tourist places to visit in Amritsar attract millions of people from all corners of the world. Home of the glorious Golden Temple, the iconic city of Amritsar, portrays the heroic character of Punjab.
Here is the list of some best places to visit in Amritsar:
The Golden Temple:
Golden Temple, also known as Sri Harmandir Sahib, is at the heart of Amritsar. One of the most popular gurudwaras in the country, is a place of great beauty and sublime peacefulness. To the south of the temple is a garden, and the tower of Baba Atal. The Central Sikh Museum is atop the Clock Tower. The Granth Sahib is kept in the Temple during the day and is kept in the Akal Takht or Eternal Throne in the night. The ‘Langar’ offers free food to around 20,000 people every day, the number shoots up to 100,000 on special occasions/festive. A visitor must cover his / her head before entering the temple premises.
Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar is a public garden that has been listed as one of the major places for national importance. Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, also called Massacre of Amritsar, incident on April 13, 1919, in which a group of peaceful protestors was gunned down in an enclosed park.
The Partition Museum:
The world's first Partition Museum is now open at the historic Town Hall building in Amritsar created by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Trust (TAACHT), where you'll discover the Partition of India and learn about the vital moments in history that have taken place right in Amritsar.
Wagah Border Ceremony:
The Attari-Wagah joint check post (JCP), at Attari near Amritsar in Punjab, is located on the International Border between India and Pakistan. The retreat ceremony began in 1959 and has been a daily practice since then. Soldiers from both countries march in perfect drill, going through the steps of bringing down Flags. The Beating Retreat Ceremony starts at 4:15 PM in winter and 5:15 PM in summer. It lasts for about 45 minutes.
Jallianwala Bagh Museum:
This is a museum dedicated to the Sikh empire founder and is often visited by tourists visiting Jallianwala Bagh.
Originally known as Akal Bunga, Akal Takht is one of the five takhts in Sikhism. Takhts are the sacred seat of Sikh Gurus and they work as the supreme seat of religious and temporal authority for the Sikhs.
Gobindgarh Fort is located inside the Lohgarh Darwaza on the Old Cant. road. Built in the 19th century, spread across an area of 43 acres, the Gobindgarh Fort is a historical museum and cultural theme park dedicated to presenting Punjab's rich history and culture.
Shri Durgiana Temple:
One of the most prominent landmarks of Amritsar, the Durgiana Temple emits a sense of calm, peace, and spirituality as the fabled Golden Temple.
Mata Lal Devi Mandir:
The temple is dedicated to the female saint Lal Devi and is thought to be a miniature version of Jammu's popular Vaishno Devi temple.
One of the oldest markets in the city, Hall Bazaar holds a significant place when it comes to shopping quality stuff like books, woolens, electronics etc.
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