If you are planning to roam somewhere, then definitely go to Amritsar in Punjab at least once.
Many places in India are the main attraction among tourists due to their beauty. One of such places is Amritsar in Punjab. There are many places in Amritsar ranging from Golden Temple, Akal Takht, Wagah Border, and Jallianwala Bagh which are the center of attraction among tourists and people from all over the world come to enjoy the place not only in India.
Indeed the largest urban area in Punjab, Amritsar is one of the deepest spiritual cities in India. Thousands of devotees, Sikhs, and cultural tourists alike, make a pilgrimage to Amritsar every day for a major reason. The famous Golden Temple here is famous all over the world. Let us know which are the places in Amritsar that you should also visit Amritsar at least once to enjoy the places.
Golden Temple (Golden Temple)
The iconic history of the Golden Temple is 400 years old. The top attraction of Amritsar is the Golden Temple, a two-storied structure covered with real gold and surrounded by a 5.1-meter deep lake. But not only a tourist place, this mythological religious site is one of the most sacred places in the world for Sikhs. To enter the gurudwara complex you have to clean your feet and cover your hair. One has to pass through a small stream of running water to clean the feet. After this, you will walk clockwise on the inlaid marble path flowing in the pool, as devotees chant and bathe in the water. The kitchen and the langar of the Golden Temple are some of the main attractions of the place. At Langar, a minimum of 40,000 people eat food every day and during weekends and holidays, the number rises to 1,00,000.
The Akal Takht is one of the five Takhats of Sikhism. This Takht is the holy seat of Sikh Gurus and they serve as a place where all can get justice. Akal Takht is located next to the Golden Temple and is one of the best tourist attractions in Amritsar. Akal Takht is visited daily by many tourists as it also has some of the oldest and sacred books and scripts of Sikhism. There is no price or entry fee to visit the Akal Takht. The best time to visit here is from Monday to Sunday from 5 am to 10 pm. You can also visit this place to enjoy this place.
Wagah border or Wagah-Attari border
It is the last Indian territory before the mainland of Pakistan. It hosts a function where soldiers from the Border Security Force of India and Pakistan Rangers of Pakistan march and parade and make it one of the top tourist attractions in Amritsar. This area is filling the euphoria of patriotism among the people on both sides. There is no entry fee to visit this place. The border gate is open from 10 am to 4 pm and the 45-minute ceremony begins in the afternoon and continues till sunset.
A historical garden and a monument, Jallianwala Bagh is one of the high tourist destinations in Amritsar. It was built in memory of those who died on 13 April 1919. The 7-acre garden complex is located near the Golden Temple and is visited by many tourists from all corners of the world. Among various structures, the well is very popular and important. It is said that many people jumped inside the well to save their lives during the shooting when the British had fired bullets. There is no entry fee in Jallianwala Bagh. The best time to visit here is from Monday to Sunday from 6.30 am to 7.30 pm.
Located in the center of Amritsar, Gobindgarh Fort is one of the most historic tourist attractions of Amritsar. The fort was under the control of the Indian Army and was only for their use until 2017 when it was open for public viewing. The Gobindgarh Fort is being developed as a live museum and art gallery. This place is home to some of the oldest documents and arts of Sikhism. Apart from this, the famous Zamzama cannons are also present in the Gobindgarh Fort which is the main attraction of this place. The best time to visit here is from 10 am to 10 pm from Monday to Sunday.
Durgiana Temple, dedicated to Goddess Durga or popularly known as Laxmi Narayan Temple is one of the most popular places in Amritsar. The temple got its name from the idol of Goddess Durga. Along with the idol of Goddess Durga, Goddess Lakshmi who is the goddess of wealth and the idols of Lord Vishnu are also present. The temple is visited by many tourists during the main festivals of the Hindus. The courtyard around the temple is one of the places where Hanuman descended and had some rest. The best time to visit the temple is from 5 am to 9 pm, Monday to Sunday.
You should enjoy this place at least once to see the beauty of Amritsar and the art here.
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