Amritsar is the perfect place with a perfect blend of culture and religous sites. It is in the state of Punjab. It was founded by the fourth sikh guru, Shri Ram Das in 1577. Then the place was divided into 2 parts- the north where one can find the restaurants, modern homes, gleaming towers and the south phase which has the world famous Golden Temple, and several traditional and historical sites.

How to Reach

By air- The Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport in Amritsar is well connected to several other cities and states across the country.

By rail- The Amritsar Railway Station is also connected to various cities. The distance between Delhi and Amritsar is 449 km via NH 44. And the distance between Amritsar and Chandigarh is 225 km via Grand Trunk Rd.

Best time to visit

The bestest time to visit Amritsar is between November to February as the weather is quite pleasant.

Major attractions of this place

Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh, Wagah Border Crossing, Partition Museum, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, Central Sikh Museum, Durgiana Temple etc.

Things to do in Amritsar

A. The Golden Temple

People who visit Amritsar should firstly visit the Golden Temple. It is also known as the Darbar Sahib. It is known as Golden Temple because the entire building is made up of gold. The temple is surrounded by the pool of water called the Amrit Sarovar (name fallen on the name of city). The visiting time of the temple is from 3:00 am to 10:00 pm.

B. Hall Bazaar

This place is located off Hall road and is the most busiest market street of Amritsar. One can find any sort of product like electronics, handicrafts, books, clothing, home decors, etc. Many people buy the fine quality of woolen items like carpets, shawls, blankets woolen clothes etc.

C. Jallainwala Bagh

This is a very imporatnce place during the era of independence and everyone is aware of the icident on 13 April 1919. On the narrow passage of this place, a stone reads that "this is the place where the bullets were fired from." After this incident, this place was turned as the memorial place for the people who sacrifices their lives. And the water well in which people jumped in to escape from the firing of the Bristishers is still there. And the marks of bullets on the walls are still there for the observation of visitors.

D. Wagah Border Crossing

This place is known as the grand trunk road that has a dividing line between two nations India and Pakistan similar to the Berline Wall of Asia. There are thousands of everyday visitors of this place on both the sides and since 1959 a retreating cermony is held everyday on this place on both the sides before sunsets. This retreat ceremony is known as 'lowering pf the flags'.

There are several museums in Amristsar like the Central sikh museum and Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum. The sikh food of Amritsar is very delicious and worth trying.