4 Must Visit Places in Amritsar

Punjab is well known for the glow of its kin. Local people are the absolute most liberal you’ll at any point run over and will definitely influence you to feel at home. They will influence you to understand the genuine importance of living king size and you will long to be a piece of their kingdom. It is a rich state, with incalculable stories.

Golden Temple:

The one which you have perused in your textbooks. Golden Temple is a pilgrimage for Sikhs. The temple is available to anybody and everybody regardless of caste, colour, sex and religion. It’s legitimate name is Harmandir Sahib.

 

(Golden Temple )

The holiest text of Sikhism, the Guru Granth Sahib, is always present inside the Gurdwara. Its construction was mainly intended to build a place of worship for men and women from all walks of life and all religions to come and worship God equally. Over 1,00,000 people worship here daily and the number becomes insanely high on special occasions. The temple was brain child of Guru Arjan.

(Picture of Golden Temple on New Year’s Eve)

You are welcomed by a very shallow pond to clean your feet(warm water in winters and cold in summers!). The temple provides free of cost “LANGAR” (charity food). Please don’t miss the opportunity to have “langar“. The food is awesome. The loos are state of the art, extremely clean and absolutely free. The temple houses a small souvenir market too. Important Note: your head must be covered. Non-Sikhs, generally tie a handkerchief on their head.

As soon you come out from Harmandir Sahib, you will find yourself at Jallainwalah Bagh Memorial.

Jallianwallah Bagh Memorial:

It is a public garden in Amritsar in the Punjab state of India, and houses a memorial of national importance, established in 1951 by the Government of India, to commemorate the massacre by British occupying forces, led by General Dyer, of peaceful celebrators including unarmed women and children, on the occasion of the Punjabi New Year on April 13, 1919 in the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre.

(Jallianwallah Bagh Memorial- personal pics)

The memorial is managed by the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Trust, which was established as per the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Act passed by the Government of India in 1951.
Timings: Mon to Sun 6.30am to 7.30pm

Durgiana Temple:

Durgiana temple is a Hindu temple. The architecture of this temple is inspired by the Golden Temple. It is also known by other names of Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Durga Tirath and Sitla Mandir.

(Durgiana Temple)

The temple is situated near the Lohgarh gate, in Amritsar,at the site of a small lake known as Durgiana. The architecture of the temple is modeled after The Golden Temple.

Wagah Border:

Wagah is a village situated near a road border crossing, goods transit terminal and a railway station between Pakistan and India.
The border is located 24 kilometres from Lahore and 32 kilometres from Amritsar. It is also 3 kilometres from the bordering village of Attari.

(Wagah Border)

It is particularly known for the elaborate Wagah border ceremony that happens at the border gate, two hours before sunset each day. The flag ceremony is conducted by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistan Rangers (PR).

Timings: All days of the week- 2.0 pm to 6.0 pm.

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