The holy city, Amritsar, derives its name from two Gurmukhi words amritmeaningthe holy water and sarmeaning a pond. Constructed by the fourth Sikh guru, Guru Ram Das, Amritsar houses the renowned Golden Temple.
This Punjab city is the Mecca of the Sikhs, apart from various religious spots, the city also offers some fantastic gardens and architecture marvels of the 20th century. If you want to spend a quality time with your family in the lap of sanctity, visit this destination.
Golden Temple(Harmander Sahib): Golden Temple is located in the holy city of the Sikhs, Amritsar. The full golden dome of the Harmander Sahib is the greatest attractions for tourists in Amritsar.The two storied marble structure is crowned with approximately 400 kg of gold leaf. According to a popular folklore, Valmiki had completed writing the epic, Ramayana at this spot. The clock tower preserves some of the earliest relics of the religion in form of a museum. The Golden temple complex accommodates various other sacred locations, like Akal Takht, Har Ki Pauri, Thara Sahib, GurudwaraIlachiBer, AthSathTirath and Bunga Baba Deep Singh.
Durgiana Temple (Lakshmi Narayan Temple): This temple is one of the popular Hindu temples in the city, The architecture of this temple is inspired from the Golden Temple. Built in the early 20th Century, the temple has a central dome accompanied by several canopies similar to other Sikh structures.The eminent political leader and reformer Bharat RatnaMadan Mohan Malviya laid the foundation of this magnificent structure that serves as an archive of Hindu scriptures.
Wagah Border: A place where harmony between two logger-headed countries; India and Pakistan can be experienced-Wagah Border. The disciplined March of the armies during the Beating Retreat and the Change of Guard gives the spectacular view of the cross border brotherhood.
JallianWalaBagh: The famous historical site of India is still remembered because of the infamous killing of 2000 Indians on April 13, 1919. The event caused an agitation throughout the country and gave birth to some of best revolutionary minds of the Independence struggle. The bullets marks can still be seen on the wall. It is preserved along with the memorial well where people jumped in order to escape the death.
Ram Bagh: A beautiful garden in the holy city, Ram Bagh is the address to the summer palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. The Maharaja constructed the garden as a tribute to Guru Ram Das. The palace's inbuilt cooling system gives an account of the architectural marvel of those times. Commemorating the valor of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, a lively statue of the warrior king has been erected at one end of the garden. Currently, the palace has been turned into a museum which preserves the paintings, weapons and a replica of the 'Kohinoor' diamond.
Ram Tirath: The ancient location of Sage Valmiki's recluse, Ram Tirath is a Hindu religious spot where myth exists that Sita, wife of Lord Rama, gave birth to her two sons.
Amritsar's international airport, Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport connects the city to other Indian cities. Many international flights also connect it to London, Birmingham, Melbourne and Sydney via Delhi. Also it has direct flights to Doha and Dubai.
Amritsar is located on the National Highway 1, which is famously known as the Grand Trunk Road (G.T Road). This establishes a good connectivity between Amritsar and other cities present on that stretch. The NHAI is planning to expand it to four-lanes.
The services of the Indian Railways connect Amritsar to almost all major cities within the national boundaries. Also, a special train connects the city through the international borders. Samjhauta Express was started in 1976 following the Shimla Pact and runs between Amritsar (India) and Lahore (Pak
October to March: The season is ideal for sightseeing as the climate remains pleasant around this time of the calendar. The mercury dips to 4°C at night and remains nearly 18°-20° C in the daytime.