Top 12 Places to visit in Amritsar

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Best things to do in Amritsar and sightseeing in Amritsar

Amritsar has made a huge contribution to Indian history and is the holiest hub for Sikhs. The name of the city, which means the pool of nectar, is derived from the pool that surrounds the Golden Temple. Though the city is quite congested, it has an air of spirituality and a heart to it. The stunning complex of the Golden Temple, with the Central Sikh Museum, will surround you with a spiritual energy that is hard to shake off. The gurdwara is located at the nucleus of the lake, which glitters like gold after the sun goes down. At every corner you’ll find devotees who have volunteered for either cooking or cleaning the premise. Eat a free meal at the dining hall and make sure you don’t waste any food. The Jallianwala Bagh, from the pages of history, comes to life here. The complex, where around 1500 people were massacred, still has bullet marks all over it. A peek into the well, inside which hundreds jumped to save their lives, is sure to leave you feeling uncomfortable. An hour away from the city is the Wagah Border, where the gates divide Pakistan and India. An evening parade, held before sunset every day, is an experience worth savouring. Amritsar remains incomplete without the lassi with heaps of malai, available almost everywhere. There are endless options to stay in the city but if you want to splurge, consider the Green Acres Haveli and Country Inn Hotels and Resorts.

Jallianwala Bagh - Amritsar

This is a public Park in Amritsar, Punjab and is a symbol of Independence and tragedies related to it. Once it so happened that a British Lady named Marshella was cornered by an Indian mob and beaten up. She was rescued by a man who was the father of her pupil. Hearing this General Dyer issued an order that every Indian had to cover the distance by crawling and the English officers could shoot and hit any Indian whom they saw. To protest against this, around 15000 men, women and children gathered in the Jallianwala Bagh and were protesting peacefully. After around an hour General Dyer and his army blocked all the exit ways of the park and ordered random shooting resulting which thousands of men and women died. This was one of the most tragic massacres of the Indian History. A memorial to honor those who died in this incident is made over here with a lamp which burns 24 hours. There is lush greenery in this park with a number of flowering plants as well.
Can fell the presence of our nations brave heroes...
vinay vinvin

111 Followers, 18 Reviews


This is historic place where the massacre of peaceful celebrators including unarmed women and children by British occupying forces, on the occasion of the Punjabi New Year on April 13, 1919. The casualties were counted upto 1500. You can feel the terrible feel that the people would have felt during the massacre, a single narrow gate and path. No place to hide or escape. The only way is to jump into the well. It's an emotional feel. A museum inside will help you to understand how it was.
SHIMOJ

236 Followers, 85 Reviews


indian Martyr's Soul
Cibin Albin

54 Followers, 3 Reviews


Best time to visit
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Things to do
photography, history tours
Open Hours
Summers- 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM and during winters- 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Budget
Free

Golden Temple - Amritsar

Visited this place around 2000 hours. Holiest place I ever came across. Majorly worshipped by Sikhs but you’ll find people from almost all religions worshipping here without discrimination. Beautifully place with historical values. Cleanliness here has a higher priority. Sevaks maintains this place as their own homes. The inner and the outer beauty is just stunning unable to phrased in words. Overwhelmed by the entire surrounding is all I can say. And last but not the least you should not miss on Langar Thali. The day came to an end and so the trip with this spiritual experience and lots of positive vibes. Next day started my way back to my own city and my own people.
Chetna Patil

21 Followers, 11 Reviews


A peaceful place , some beautiful people, filled with holy spirit, the golden evening.. all together makes this place mesmerizing.... satnam shri waheguru....
vinay vinvin

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Jaswanth Jagadeesh

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Harmandir Sahib - Amritsar

The Golden Temple also known as Harmandir Sahib is the holiest Gurdwara situated in Amritsar. A Sikh guru named Guru Arjan designed the golden temple and installed the “Adi Granth (Holy Scripture of Sikhism)” in the temple. In 19th Century, Maharaja Ranjit Singh took over Punjab and defended it from the attacks of the neighbouring regions. This was when he covered the top floors of the Gurdwara with Gold which helped the temple to make a distinct place in itself, and also it got the English name. The Gurdwara is surrounded by a lake, which consists the “Holy Water” and three Holy trees. Many memorial slab and plaques are placed inside the Gurdwara, which commemorates the past events.
In the center of the city, an amazing place with stunning architecture. Religious feel and more interesting is its history. The night view of the Shrine with all lights lit up, chants and the chill breeze makes you feel you are in different world.
SHIMOJ

236 Followers, 85 Reviews


World famous Sikh temple
Cibin Albin

54 Followers, 3 Reviews


Floating at the end of a long causeway, the Golden Temple itself is a mesmerising blend of Hindu and Islamic architectural styles, with an elegant marble lower level adorned with flower and animal motifs in pietra dura work (as seen on the Taj Mahal). More shrines and monuments are dotted around the edge of the compound. Inside the main entrance clock tower, the Sikh Museum shows the persecution suffered by the Sikhs at the hands of Mughals, the British and Mrs Indira Gandhi. Unlike many historical sacred sites, the Golden Temple of Amritsar is still fully alive with religious fervor and sacredness, and visitors are welcomed to join in the experience. Although the building itself has great historical and architectural interest, it is the Golden Temple's great spiritual meaning for Sikh believers (and others) that is most memorable to visitors.
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 134 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
A dip in the holy water. Observing the plaques and memorial slabs inside the Gurdwara.
Open Hours
3AM - 10PM
Budget
Free

Bharawan da Dhaba - Amritsar

Located near the Amritsar Municipal Corporation, the Bharawan da Dhaba is a very renowned restaurant serving North Indian and fast food. It is among the most famous places to eat in Amritsar. The place has a very pleasant ambience and is fully Air-Conditioned which makes it more comfortable. This place is famous for Amritsari Kulcha, Daal Makhani, Makki Di Roti & Sarson ka Saag. The service is very fast as the customers come in large chunks.
The story underlying is very interesting and very filmy. The restaurant was originally run by two brothers who parted ways owing property dispute. Now, both brothers run two different and very successful Dhabas which stand adjacent to each other. One named ‘BROTHER DA BHABA’; another named ‘BHARAWAN DA DHABA’.
Monika Roy Chowdhury

230 Followers, 4 Reviews


This restaurant offers top-of-the-line north Indian cuisine. I tried the stuffed paratha glistening with Desi ghee, offered here. They were of course out of this world and I felt I was already ready for a siesta.
Sara Suri

329 Followers, 20 Reviews


Best time to visit
Best time to visit this place will be around 9 pm, after a trip to Golden Temple.
Things to do
Amritsari Kulcha, Daal Makhani, Makki Di Roti & Sarson Ka Saag is a must try for everyone.
Open Hours
7:00 am to 12 midnight
Budget
Rupees 500 for two people.

Wagah Border - Amritsar

Also known as Gurmukhi, this is a village and also the border where India and Pakistan was once divided to become two different countries. On this side of the border, the region is more popularly known as Attari and falls in Amritsar. On the other side, it falls in the Lahore city of Punjab of Pakistan and is known as Wahgah. On both sides the flags of the respective countries are raised up everyday and again lowered 2 hours before sunset. There is also the famous Wagah Rail line over here which forms a part of the Grand Trunk Road which continues in Pakistan as well. The Wagah Border Ceremony is worth seeing and is carried on by the Indian Army and the Pakistan Rangers on the respective sides of the border gate.
Wagah Border, the only open border crossing India and Pakistan and which is officially accessible by both the nations hosts a closing ceremony as 'lowering of the flags' ceremony. It is a daily martial custom that the security forces of India (Border Security Force) and Pakistan (Sutlej Rangers) have mutually followed since 1959. This interesting ceremony takes place every evening before sunset, around 5:30 pm.
Sara Suri

329 Followers, 20 Reviews


Best time to visit
4:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Things to do
City tours
Open Hours
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Budget
Free

Golden Temple Amritsar - Amritsar

The Golden Temple also known as Harmandir Sahib is the holiest Gurdwara situated in Amritsar. A Sikh guru named Guru Arjan designed the golden temple and installed the “Adi Granth (Holy Scripture of Sikhism)” in the temple. In 19th Century, Maharaja Ranjit Singh took over Punjab and defended it from the attacks of the neighbouring regions. This was when he covered the top floors of the Gurdwara with Gold which helped the temple to make a distinct place in itself, and also it got the English name. The Gurdwara is surrounded by a lake, which consists the “Holy Water” and three Holy trees. Many memorial slab and plaques are placed inside the Gurdwara, which commemorates the past events.
As I entered this spectacular spiritual shimmering temple, I somehow felt at peace. I washed my feet at the climbed up a couple of steps, excited to catch a glimpse of it. I walked closer, and had to climb down a couple of steps, slowly, this magnificent façade came into my sight. I was truly left stunned as I saw it set up beautifully on the Sarovar (lake), while thousands of followers, all with devotion in their eyes either took a bath in the Sarovar with their sons, knelt on the floor to pay it respect, enjoyed the Langar which is available all day round or just stared at in awe. As the pilgrims first pay their respect to the number of small shrines while they walk around the parkirama and the Harmindar Sahib, it is only after they complete this round, they do genuflection before the Akal Takth and queue up in hundreds to enter the main shrine. With devotees from various backgrounds, engaging themselves in the Kar Sewa together, I couldn’t help but point out the sense of equality I experienced during this visit.
Sara Suri

329 Followers, 20 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
A dip in the holy water. Observing the plaques and memorial slabs inside the Gurdwara.
Open Hours
3AM - 10PM
Budget
Free

Durgiana Mandir - Amritsar

Made in the style of the Golden Temple of Amritsar, this is another temple dedicated to Lord Laxmi- Narayan in the same city of Amritsar. One of the main pilgrim places in Punjab, this temple is also known as the Durgiana Tirath or the Sitla Mandir. The construction of the temple was done by Guru Harsai Mal Kapoor and is often known as the Silver Temple. This is mainly due to the beautiful carved silver doors of this temple. Both Lord Vishnu and Lord Krishna are worshipped here along with Goddess Durga. This temple houses a number of historical shrines of Sita Mata and The Bara Hanuman. The main festivals celebrated here are the Dusshera, Janmastami, Ram Navami and Diwali. The Temple features include a beautiful dome and pillars and the dome is illuminated with glittering lights during the evenings.
Constructed along the lines of the Golden temple, the temple is also called the Silver temple due to its carved silver doors. The temple has slowly gained prominence over the years, with pilgrims visiting the temple form both India and abroad. It is also known as the Durgiana, its name derived from the Hindu Goddess Durga. In close proximity to the Railway station and the Bus stand, the Durgiana Mandir owes its existence to Guru Shai Mal Kapoor, a religious leader who proposed the idea of the temple. It is his statue in a sitting position that stands immortalised outside the main temple entrance, also called the Darshani Deori. Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya laid the foundation stone of the temple in the year 1924, on the occasion of Ganga Dashmi.
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 134 Reviews


Best time to visit
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Things to do
Worship
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Budget
Free

Golden Tulip - Amritsar

Named after the world famous Golden Temple in Amritsar, this is a lavish 4- star hotel in the same city. This hotel is absolute value for money and recommended on your trip to Amritsar. It is a clean and comfortable place with very standard rooms. The staff starting from the attendents to the receptionists are all extremely friendly and helpful. The food served here is also very good.
I stayed at Hotel Golden Tulip which was extremely comfortable and probably the best option in Amritsar if you’re looking at a tariff of INR3,203 - 5,158 per night.
Sara Suri

329 Followers, 20 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Holiday resort
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Hall Road - Amritsar

The Hall road is one of the busiest roads in Amritsar, Punjab as it is the home of a very popular shopping market called the Hall Bazaar. It is located in Katra Ahluwalia, Amritsar, Punjab. The Hall Road is the address for thousands of shops and stalls located in the Hall Bazar starting from Jeweller shops to Fish Shop. The Hall Road is a very crowded road and it has a ambience of the Sikh culture in it. This is a must visit place for travelers who come to visit Amritsar.
Went to Raunaq Jutis in Hall Gate, which was recommended to me Mr. Itinder Singh. From here, I took a rickshaw to Hall Bazaar where I went to Raja Exclusive to shop for Phulkaari Chunnis.
Sara Suri

329 Followers, 20 Reviews


Best time to visit
Best time to visit is between September
Things to do
Amritsari Fish. Best Place for Shopaholics.
Open Hours
No fixed open hours available
Budget
Free

Pul Kanjari - Amritsar

A small Village on the Amritsar- Lahore Road, this is situated on the Wagah Border and is a few kilometers away from Amritsar. This village was a favorite place for Maharaja Ranjit Singh and he used to always halt here for at least a few days while travelling along Amritsar to Lahore or back. The name means a Bridge (Pul) which was built for a Kanjari (dancer). This dancer was extremely talented and that her shoes once fell into the river and thus she insisted on this bridge being built. There is a fortress here whih consists of a temple, a mosque, a pool as well as a gurudwara. This is the evidence of the secularism followed by Maharaja Ranjit Singh. There is also a memorial in the village in the memory of the jawans who had to sacrifice their lives in the War of 1971 with Pakistan.
This fascinating and charming site is a based on one of the numerous legends from Mahraja Ranjit Singh’s time. The legend states that a young muslim dancer (Punjabi word Kanjiri for concubine) Moran, hailing from Lahore, once was on her way to dance at the Maharaja’s Baradari, her sandal fell into the water channel on the way. The piqued dancer refused to dance until a pul (bridge) was built, hence the place became popular as Paul Kanjri.
Sara Suri

329 Followers, 20 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
tours
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum - Amritsar

Located in the largest city of Punjab, Ludhiana, this is a war museum named after Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Maharaja is known as the "Lion of Punjab" and this museum was opened to the public in the year 1999. The museum has a simple design and is circled by a pretty garden with colorful flowering plants. The war museum is mainly dedicated to all those bravehearts who have laid their lives in the various battles fought so far. The items displayed in the museum also make all citizens and visitors aware of the importance of defense in everyones' lives. there are displays of tanks, canons and other weapons along with the model of the INS Vikrant. The sense of nationality is wonderful that each visitor feels over here. The light and sound show which is held here regularly is an attraction as well. In this show you get to know about the Independence Movement in which Punjab took part whole- heartedly.
You will be witnessing the household of the Sikh Empire's founder. A great fighter and an extraordinary leader. Right next to this museum stands the beautiful Maharaja Ranjit Singh Panorama, which is an eternal visual record which encapsulates the life of the Maharaja. All this is packed in a huge circular and two storied building which highlight the superb painting that gloriously convey the stories of his battles. All this is punctuated with several figures that render the place a new dimension; all this is supported by a multimedia exhibition depicting the scene of war. Some other things that are worth noticing here are several huge and paintings of real life size. Along with that there are dioramas which feature the life and times of the great Maharaja himself. One thing that is highlighted is a court scene of the erstwhile metropolis of Lahore. The latter is a likeness of a painting by the Astro-Hungarian artist, August Schoefft; also called ‘Court of Lahore’, it was completed it in 1852 and exhibited in Vienna for the first time in 1855.
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 134 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Things to do
History tours
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM except Mondays
Budget
Rs 40 for adults, Rs 20 for children and free for children upto 5 years

Makhan Fish & Chicken Corner - Amritsar

Situated near Madaan Hospital , Majitha Road, Amritsar, The Makhan Fish & Chicken Corner is a must visit outlet while your stay in Amritsar. A very efficient and well maintained restaurant serving mouth watering food at lightining speed, just at the walking distance from the Golden temple. Best place to unwind after all the sightseeing in Amritsar. The place is very famous for its Fish and chicken dishes. The place is always filled with travelers and they have a very helping and effective team of workers to manage the huge demand.
Truly living up to its name and Amritsar’s pride, this small AC restaurant offered the best Amritsari fish I have ever tried with butter naan. For vegetarians, the best option would be to try the tomato paneer with any bread that they offer. The list of items on their menu wasn't extensive, but it absolutely aced when it came to parameters of taste and authenticity.
Sara Suri

329 Followers, 20 Reviews


Best time to visit
Best time to visit will be after trip from Golden temple or Wagah border
Things to do
Fish Dishes, Chicken Dishes.
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Rupees 700 for two people

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