I reached Amritsar early morning at 3:30 am by Bus from Delhi, took a bicycle-auto for Rs.30 to reach the Golden Temple. It is an advantage to reach early so that you can visit the temple before it gets crowded.
The legendary Golden Temple is actually just a small part of this huge gurdwara complex, known to Sikhs as Harmandir Sahib. Spiritually, the focus of attention is the tank that surrounds the gleaming central shrine – the Amrit Sarovar, from which Amritsar takes its name, excavated by the fourth Sikh guru Ram Das in 1577. Ringed by a marble walkway, the tank is said to have healing powers, and pilgrims come from across the world to bathe in its sacred waters.