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Amritsar Travel Guide


  • Akal Takht Gurudwara in Amritsar
Amritsar At a Glance
  • Population:11,30,000 lakhs (2011)
  • Area :170 km²
  • Geo Location:North-West
  • Average Climate:10°C to 40°C
  • Best Time to Visit:October to April
  • STD Code:0183

Introduction

For the Sikhs, Amritsar is the most revered pilgrimage destination in the world. For tourists, the city has a lot to offer. One of the largest cities in the Indian state of Punjab, Amritsar is the spiritual and cultural center of the Sikh religion. Naturally, they are very proud of their city which is home to the Golden Temple (also known as Harmandir Sahib). The temple is unique in terms of its architecture, as it combines elements of Hindu and Islamic styles of architecture.  

The other attraction in Amritsar is the Jallianwala Bagh, a place which witnessed one of the most gruesome episodes in India’s fight for Independence. The bullet holes in the walls of the well are still visible today, and stands as a grim reminder of one of the most brutal episodes in history. In Amritsar, one can also see the lowering of the flags ceremony at the Wagah border. The ceremony is characterized by dancelike manoeuvres and movements which are a treat to watch. The occasion is marked by vigorous nationalistic sloganeering.

For a foodie, Amritsar offers a variety of culinary delights that continuously excites the taste buds of the visitors. From the famous Amritsari naan to the lassi, the large heartedness of the city is reflected in its cuisine too.