Places of Interest:
1. Golden Temple: Also known as the Harmandir Sahib, is the central religious place built in 1577. The gurudwara is open 24x7 and also includes the world’s largest free kitchen, serving almost 300,000 people every day.
2. Jallianwala Bagh: Jallianwala Bagh is a historic garden with immense historical importance. It has been restored in the memory of those who were wounded and killed on Baisakhi, 13 April 1919 by the British troops. It houses a memorial, museum and a photo gallery depicting and describing the events that took place at this very site. [As on date of writing this article, Jallianwala Bagh is under renovation]
3. Wagah Border: Approximately 28 kilometers from the city of Amritsar, Wagah Border is famous for its retreat ceremony every evening. With the commentator raising slogans like “Bharat Mata Ki Jai”, “Vande Matram” and the like the atmosphere here gets very patriotic. [As on the date of writing this article, the ceremony is not open to general public due to COVID]
4. Partition Museum: Located in Town Hall, this museum houses stories, documents and articles from the post-partition riots that took place when India and Pakistan became two independent nations. Approximately 20 Million people were affected by this, making it the largest migration in human history.