Places To Visit In Amritsar Sightseeing

Amritsar

Golden Temple

It is one of the most sacred pilgrimage spots for Sikhs. The temple derives its name from its fully golden dome. The temple is built over marble and is two storied high structure. Guru Ram Das, the fourth Guru of Sikhs had initially built a pool here which currently houses the Temple. It is the epicenter of Sikhism. The Granth Sahib is kept in the Temple during day time and at night it is kept in the Akal Takht or Eternal Throne.



Wagah Border

Wagah is the only road border crossing between Pakistan and India between Aritsar and Lahore cities.Wagah also termed as "Wagha" in Pakistan.The international border between India and Pakistan is located at a distance of 28 km from Amritsar. The ceremonial display of the Beating Retreat and Change of Guard makes it an extraordinary spectacle. The soldiers from both countries demonstrate great enthusiasm and spirit as nationalistic fervor rises amidst roaring applause.



Jallianwala Bagh

In 1919, the British under the command of General Dyer fired randomly on a peaceful gathering of people in demand of freedom, resulting in hundreds of men, women and children killed on the spot. The bullet marks on the boundary walls bring alive the agonizing tale of cruelty of the British rule. This event was one of the major incidents of India's freedom struggle. The memorial well is also present here in which some people jumped to escape the firing. The story of the massacre is told in the Martyr's Gallery at the site.



Akal Takht

Just near the Golden Temple of Amritsar and opposite to the marbled Darshni Deorhi, the Akal Takht stands pretty. Considered the highest seat of the Sikh authority, the Akal Takht was built by Guru Hargovind in the year 1609. Shri Hargovind was the sixth guru of the Sikhs who made immense contribution to popularize the religion.



Durgiana Temple

The temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga and its structural design resembles the golden temple. The temple dates back to 16th century. Detailed carved paintings of the Goddess in her different incarnations are displayed in this shrine. Various other deities are also found in the interiors of the temple.



Ram Bagh

Ram Bagh is a beautiful garden and is a tribute to Guru Ram Das, the founder of the city. Famed as the summer palace of the Maharaja Ranjit Singh, it has now been converted into a museum which exhibits weapons from Mughal times to portraits of ruling houses of Punjab



Ram Tirath

Located at a distance of 12 Km from Amritsar, the place has an ancient tank and several temples. It is the site where Goddess Sita gave birth to her sons Luv and Kush. A four day fair takes place here, starting on the full moon night in November.



Mata Temple

This labyrinthine type of Hindu cave temple is dedicated to the female saint, Lal Devi. Women who wish to become pregnant visit this temple to pray.



Tarn Taran Sahib

Tarn Taran Saheb is a city that was founded by Shri Guru Anjan Dev, the fifth Sikh Guru. He had also laid the foundation of Tarn Taran Sahib Temple. Tarn Taran was later declared as a district and it has the largest percentage of Sikh population in Punjab. It has many gurudwaras, most popular being the Gurudwara Darbar Sahib. With its gold-plated structure and a sarovar (pond), this three-storeyed edifice is undoubtedly the main attraction of the city.



Faridkot Fort

The Amritsar tourist attraction flaunts several fabulous locations and Faridkot Fort is one of them. Established near the famous city of Ferozepur, Faridkot Fort attracts the attention of both local and global travelers. As per the historical records of the Punjab tourist places, Faridkot Fort came into being some 700 years back. As such, this fort of Amritsar claims a distinct mention in the heritage of Punjab.



Gobind Garh Fort

Gobind Garh Fort is a very important site with immense historical significance. Locally known as the 'Bhangian Da Quila', the fort was constructed in the year 1760.Historical evidences prove that the fort belonged to Gujjar Singh Bhangi during the early nineteenth century, which gave it the earlier mentioned name.



Pul Kanjari

This village is about 35 km away from Amritsar and Lahore and Maharaja Ranjit Singh had been staying here in a Baradari as and when he passed by with his troops. It has been declared as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. It is said that once when a young dancer was going to Maharaja's Baradari for a dance performance, her shoe slipped into the water channel.



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