Amritsar has always been known as the city of Golden Temple- the abode of God and has always attracted travellers from across the world to visit this holy place once. I have comeup with this post to tell you guys more about the city and to help you plan your visit so that you can explore all the places of interest here.
If you are coming from outside Punjab, you will be glad to know that Amritsar has a domestic/international airport. And if your flight lands in New Delhi, then the New Delhi-Amritsar road is a wide 4 lane road which makes your journey a comfortable experience.
On the way you can stop at JALANDHAR HAVELI which is a beautiful spot to relax and rejuvenate, serving the best food of Punjab and showcasing the rich culture of Punjab.
You will be welcomed to the Holy city by a huge gate of Golden color creating excitement about the place. Move straight towards the city through the specially made flyovers that will land you right into the parking of THE GOLDEN TEMPLE.
Park your vehicle's and don't carry much luggage with you as it's a huge place to explore and it will be better if you carry minimum load with you.
Place 1: Seek blessings of the holy God by praying at the GOLDEN TEMPLE and take a dip in the divine Sarovar in the middle of which the Temple is situated. Have the tasty GURU KA LANGAR (food for all) which is served with the purpose that whosoever enters the home of God should not be left hungry and all people sit together to have the food that is being prepared in world's largest kitchen serving food to the largest crowd on daily basis.
Pllace 2: JALLIANWALA BAGH is located at 5 minute walking distance from the Golden Temple. A must visit place for the people who are interested in the history of Punjab. The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre got written in blood when General Dyre of British Army opened fire on silently protesting crowd. And to save themselves from the bullets people ran and some jumped into a well also. The well, the bullet marks are still there and can be seen. A new memorial has also been created that pays homage to the deceased.
Place3: Jallianwala Bagh is located on HERITAGE WALK where you can visit the market whose look has been restored to showcase the rich cultural heritage of Punjab. Must buy THE AMRITSARI PAPAD and BADIYAN as they are the speciality of Amritsar. Also taste the special AMRITSARI NAAN/KULCHAS which are famous in whole country.
Place 4: SADA PUNJAB. Head to a beautiful location that is approximately 20kms from here. Sada punjab has been designed to present the cultural heritage of the true Punjab giving you feel of the villages and the simpler ways of living life from where they have progressed to urbanisation. But till today the deep village roots are connected to the same simple soil that teaches love and care for everyone and feeding the world to spread happiness.
The ticket costs Rs. 750 per person inclusive of a lavish buffet dinner. But if you buy it from the counter at Heritage street it will cost you Rs. 675 per person
Head for your hotel and relax to explore again the next day. Good night.