Attractions in Amritsar

Overview


Amritsar is a rich city in the state of Punjab. It has a lot in store of historical events from the Amritsar formation by Guru Ramdas to the India- Pakistan partition. It was established in the 16th century by Guru Ramdas, the 4th Guru of the Sikh community.

Amritsar was a significant city in the Indian freedom struggle. It is now known for its participation in this freedom movement, the partition, and its jovial hospitality. 

The places to visit in Amritsar thus are long and rich. The top tourist attractions in Amritsar are known for folk art, history, culture, sacred temples, educational institutions, agricultural fields, and cuisines. Despite it being a leading exporter, the top center of Punjabi publications, and its modern outlook, Amritsar preserves its culture and heritage, adding to its attraction.

The best tourist places in Amritsar are Golden Temple, Jalianwala Bagh, Wagah Border, Partition Museum, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, Akal Takht, Mata Lal Devi Temple, Gobindgarh Fort, Khair-ud-din Masjid, Tarn Taran Sahib, Khalsa College, Bathinda Fort, and Durgiana Temple. All these are also the best places to visit in Amritsar with friends. The Jallianwala Bagh, Wagah Border, Amritsar town, Golden Temple, Bathinda fort, and Gobindgarh Fort are top places to visit in Amritsar for couples

Golden Temple

The Golden is the prominent sacred site of the Sikhs. It has existed since 1589 and is also known as Harmandir Sahib. The temple is famous for its shrine built in Gold and the deep religiosity of the Sikhs. The langar Seva or the full-time temple kitchen is the most bowing in the Golden temple.

Jalianwala Bagh

The Jalianwala Bagh adjacent to the Golden Temple is the memoir of the Jalianwala Bagh massacre in 1919. The walls of this Bagh still have the gunshots that killed the peaceful crowd who gathered here during the Indian Freedom Movement.

Wagah Border

The Wagah Border is the ceremonial site where the gate which divides India and Pakistan, is situated. The gates are opened every evening here by the BSF for the Wagah flag ceremony. The ceremony happens between the Pakistan Rangers and the Indian BSF. 

Partition Museum

The Partition Museum is a huge museum and historic town hall in Amritsar that displays the collections associated with the 1947 Partition. Its vast and rich structure would attract you by the time you arrive at Amritsar town.

Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum

The Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum is another museum in Amritsar which was established as a tribute to the Punjab War and its soldiers. It displays collections regarding the war.

Akal Takht

Akal Takht is one among the five Takhts aka 'seats of power' of the Sikh community, built by Shri Guru Hargobind Ji. It acts as a place where justice and peace are issued for temporal issues. Its white Punjabi architecture attracts tourists.

Mata Lal Devi Temple 

Mata Lal Devi Temple is the largest cave temple in Amritsar associated with Hinduism and is devoted to a 20th CE bespectacled female saint. It is a unique temple in its structure, also people believe that the deity is powerful infertility as women flood here for being mothers.

Gobindgarh Fort

The Gobindgarh Fort is a military historic fort, built-in 1760. It was opened to the public in 2017 and was till then occupied by the military. The fort holds a grand military history and it is also reported that Maharaja Ranjit Singh held the famous Kohinoor stone here.

Khair-ud-din Masjid

The Khair-ud-din Masjid commonly called Jama Masjid Amritsar is a mosque built-in 1876. Like other attractions in Amritsar, the mosque holds its historical significance during the freedom struggle. The mosque adorns beautiful calligraphy on its wall and is a great example of Islamic architecture.

Khalsa College

The Khalsa College is a vast historical educational institution in Amritsar that is stretched over large acres of land, comprising many institutions like Nursing College, Women's College, technical college, and Khalsa school. Its jaw-dropping architecture is rare in any other educational institution in India.

Bathinda Fort

The Qila Mubarak or the Bathinda Fort is an ancient fort in Bathinda. It was built in the 6th century and was the place where Razia Sultana was confined. You will be amazed at its ancient artifacts and architecture using stones that date back to the Kushana period.

Durgiana Temple

The Durgiana Temple is a Hindu temple whose architecture is similar to that of the Golden Temple. Therefore it is often known as the Silver Temple. Originally the temple was built in the 16th century, but shaped into its present form in the 1920s.

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The best tourist places in Amritsar are Golden Temple, Jalianwala Bagh, Wagah Border, Partition Museum, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, Akal Takht, Mata Lal Devi Temple, Gobindgarh Fort, Khair-ud-din Masjid, Tarn Taran Sahib, Khalsa College, Bathinda Fort, and Durgiana Temple.

The top things to do in Amritsar visiting Golden Temple, walking over Amritsar town, trying different cuisines, and exploring Amritsar culture and history.

The top things to do in Amritsar visiting Golden Temple, walking over Amritsar town, trying different cuisines, and exploring Amritsar culture and history in the muses and forts are the best things to do in Amritsar.

The best tourist places in Amritsar to visit in winter are Golden Temple, Jalianwala Bagh, Wagah Border, Partition Museum, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, Akal Takht, Mata Lal Devi Temple, Gobindgarh Fort, Khair-ud-din Masjid, Tarn Taran Sahib, Khalsa College, Bathinda Fort and Durgiana Temple.

The best tourist places in Amritsar are Golden Temple, Jalianwala Bagh, Wagah Border, Partition Museum, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, Akal Takht, Mata Lal Devi Temple, Gobindgarh Fort, Khair-ud-din Masjid, Tarn Taran Sahib, Khalsa College, Bathinda Fort, and Durgiana Temple.

The Golden Temple, Amritsar town, Mata Lal Devi Temple, and Durgiana Temple are top places to visit in Amritsar at night.

The Jallianwala Bagh, Wagah Border, Amritsar town, Golden Temple, Bathinda fort, and Gobindgarh Fort are top places to visit in Amritsar for couples. 

The Taj Swarna Amritsar, Hyatt Regency  Amritsar, Ranjeet Svasa, and the Bougainvilla are the best resorts in Amritsar.

The best time to visit the lakes in Amritsar is from October to March.

No, it is a natural lake.

The top tourist attractions in Amritsar are known for folk art, history, culture, sacred temples, and cuisines. Despite it being a leading exporter, the top center of Punjabi publications, and its modern outlook, Amritsar preserves its culture and heritage, adding to its attraction.

Amritsar can be visited any time during the year, but it is best to visit from October to March.

The Hall Bazaar, Alpha One Mall, Katra Jaimal Singh Bazaar, Guru Bazaar, Lahori Gate Market, and Trilium mall are the best places to visit in Amritsar for shopping.

Yes, it is safe to visit Amritsar in December.

By bus, you can arrive at Amritsar intercity bus station which is nearer to Golden temple. You can arrive at Amritsar Junction railway station by train. By air, you can arrive at Sri Guru Ramdas Jee International airport in Amritsar.

Yes it is safe to drive from Delhi to Amritsar via Chandigarh

Amritsar is a cool and good place for a honeymoon.

As Amritsar climate is mostly cool you can wear winter clothes in Amritsar, except in Summer.

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