About Amritsar Tourism
Amritsar is one of the most important holiest place for Sikh religion and is a home of a religious building important to Sikhs i.e Golden Temple. Amritsar derives its name from the word Amrit (Holy water) sarover (Tank), the holy tank that surrounds the magnificent Golden Temple. The city Amritsar was founded by Guru Ram Das in 16th A.D. he purchased this land from the owners of the village Tung at Rs. 700 on that time. The city is the most loved tourist destination due to the existence of several religious sites. If anyone is doing the North India Tour, then they should visit the Amritsar because your north India tour is incomplete without doing the sightseeing of Amritsar. The people in Amritsar are very kind hearted and co-operative. It is like any other town in north India. For the first time visitor, Amritsar is the same place with bustling markets, haphazard traffic, unyielding cattle, crowds and congestion typical of small town India but later they will come to know the importance of Amritsar because it is famous as a religious site for all religion. The people belong to different caste, culture and religion can visit the Golden Temple, there is no restriction on anyone. Amritsar has something for everyone.
Prime Attraction Amritsar
Golden Temple : Built in the 14th century by guru Ramdas, the Golden Temple is also known as Sri Harmandir sahib. Golden Temple in Amritsar is one of the holiest sites for Sikh tourism in India. Having four doorways and gorgeously decorated arches the Golden Temple is a very good example for mixture of Hindu and Muslim architecture. The temple where all people do prayers and worship are situated in a middle of holy water tank. The walls of the temple are gold plated and the upper dome of the temple is made up of gold. This extraordinary architecture draws the attention of the tourist all over the world. It is basically the Sikh scared place but still it is visited by large number people of all religions and it proves that Golden temple is one of the important tourist spot in Amritsar.
Jalianwala Bagh : It is located near Golden Triangle Temple. It is still known for the disaster that was happened on the occasion of Baisakhi (New Year) celebrations on 13th April’ 1919 when thousands of people gather their to celebrate this Baisakhi but General Dyer entered with their solders in Jallianwala Wala Bagh and ordered fire. Thousands of innocent people including ladies and children had lost their life. Still we remember that incident as Jallianwala Bagh Massacre and it is one of the best tourist attraction in Amritsar.
Durgiana Mandir :
Durgiana Mandir is located near to Golden Temple. It has been believed that the temple was built in 16th century A.D. but there is not properevidence of its existence. Durgiana temple modeled is very much similar to Golden Temple because the main temple stands at the centre of lake and massive temple structure is the replica of Golden Temple. Durgiana Temple is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Durga. People also offer prayers to deities of Lakshmi (God of Wealth) and Narayana.
Famous excursion from Amritsar
Wagah Border is located 28 kms away from the main town of Amritsar. It is also the most famous place visited by the tourist every year. The main reason that the good number of spectators come to this place is the ‘Change of Guards ceremony’ and the flag hoisting and lowering activities which are done with great skill and precision by the border security forces of both the countries during sunset.
Best time to Visit : October to March.
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By Road : Amritsar is well connected by bus with Delhi, Chandigarh, Ferozepur, Jammu etc. Buses are an easy way of getting around Amritsar.
By Train : Amritsar is connected by rail with Delhi, Calcutta, Bombay, Varanasi, Wagah (Attari Border) and other major Indian cities. The main railway station in Amritsar is the, Amritsar Railway Station.
By Air : Amritsar's international airport, Raja Sansi International Airport, has more than 150 domestic and international flights during the week with daily connections to Delhi, Chandigarh and Jammu.