In this post we will tell you about best places to visit in Amritsar. Amritsar is situated in the Punjab, Northern Part of India. It is famous for its divine land because of many Gurudwaras and also the major Gurudwara of Sikhs Golden Temple is here. Amritsar is must visit place if you are traveling in Punjab. Here we will tell you all the must-visit places of Amritsar and we will also tell you, how you can visit the whole Amritsar in your budget.
Golden Temple is originally known as Harmandir sahib. It is one of the best place among all places to visit in Amritsar. The darbar ( where they do prayer ) is situated in the center of Sarovar and its interiors are made up of pure gold. The main thing of this Gurudwara or temple is that here the food is available for every person at any time for free which is said as langar by their locals. Golden temple is open for everyone 24/7. It has four gates which resemble that people of every religion can come here without any discrimination.
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- You will easily get hotel nearby bus stand in very low price if possible made through online website
- If you are nearby bus stand then hire rickshaw from that place and give them 10 to 20 Rupees Per Person only.
- Try to eat food from Golden Temple also. They give free food to all 24/7. Food is closed for just 2 hours approx., from midnight 12 to 2 AM for the cleanliness of room.
- Take your camera, headscarf with you. It’s fine capture the photos inside the Golden Temple, but not in inner temple where The Holy Book is ( Shri Guru Granth Sahib ). you can take your camera inside but you must leave it in your bag.
- Toilets are available for pilgrims at the back of of the Golden temple, which are free of cost.
Best Time To Visit
Basically people can go anytime they want because of the temple never close. But the best time to visit is 4 AM Because at that time lightning make the golden temple more beautiful. And you can also enjoy the drum beats that they are playing at that time.
Attari-Wagah border which is known as Wagha Border is one of the best places to visit in Amritsar. It is generally known as Wagah Attari border. Here people gather to see the beating retreat ceremony done by the Indian military as well as Pakistani’s Military. There is a daily flag raising and lowering ceremony at Wagah Border which is done by soldiers of the Indian Army.
- Mobile phones, cameras and Men’s wallets are allowed.
- No covered bags like women’s purses and handbags are allowed inside the visitors areas.
- Retreat ceremony of an Indian Flag is free of cost. There is no ticket to see this event.
- You must need to visit at Wagah border by 4:00 PM to get the best available seats.
- Water bottles are not allowed after the checking point of entry to Wagah Border.
- Be prepared for minor Traffic.
- As crowd is there so beware of pick-pockets.
When people go to Golden Temple where they can find many cab drivers which are asking freely to everyone about going to Wagah Border. So, you can go through them on sharing basis and if you want to go alone then you can talk to them
Jallianwala Bagh is located in Amritsar (very close to Golden Temple). It is a historic garden which has historical importance in India. People remember this garden in the memory of hundreds of wounded and killed people in the massacre that occurred on the historic day of Vaisakhi 13 April 1999. On this day, thousands of people were gathered here to celebrate the festival of Vaisakhi in Jallianwala Bagh which is enclosed by the walls and had only one exit.
Many people were gathered here who were protesters and they were defying the ban on public meetings. Because Britishers imposed a ban on the people of India that no one should do Public meetings. Because at that time people were very much encouraged to make India Independent from British rule. General Dyer and some soldiers arrived from the only exit gate and without warning, British troops fired on a large crowd of unarmed Indians and killed several hundred people and wounded many hundreds more.
Read More: Full Guide On Jallianwala Bagh
If you have enough time remains then you can also visit Durgiana temple (Seetla mandir). The best time to go to Durgiana temple is when you are coming from Golden Temple because the Durgiana temple is very close to Golden Temple. You can go to Durgiana temple by hiring auto-rickshaw or paddle rickshaw. It will take 10 minutes and they will charge 10 or 20 rupees per person. These 4 are the favorite tourist spots in Amritsar.
Temple Timings: 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM (all days of the week)
Breaks during day:
|Morning||11:00 – 11:30 AM|
|Noon||12:00 – 12:30 PM,|
01:15 – 03:00 PM
|Evening||08:45 – 09:15 PM|
Another Offbeat to visit in Amritsar is Ram Tirath. According to Hindu mythology, it was an ancient Ashram (shelter) of sage Valmiki who gave shelter to Goddess Sita during her exile. In this place Goddess Sita gave birth to her twin sons Luv and Kush. This temple is situated 11 km west in Amritsar. It is the belief that the epic Ramayana was also composed by sage Valmiki here. That’s why this is a holy place for Hindus. A large number of people gather here on the occasion of Ram Tirath Mela (fair) in the month of November. This fair lasts for 10 to 15 days.
Gobindgarh Fort is another offbeat place to visit in Amritsar often visited by tourists. It is a historical fort also known as Bhangian da kila. After concurring it, Maharaja Ranjit Singh renamed it, Gobindgarh Fort, after the name of Tenth Guru of Sikh religion Guru Gobind Singh. It spreads across a land of 43 Acres. Initially it was occupied by the Indian Army till 2017. Later on, it is declared a heritage site by the Government of Punjab and opened it for tourists.
The 7D theater is the main attraction of this fort which shows the plays which depict the Punjab history and Culture. Toshakhana, War Museum, Pagdi Museum, Sikh Art Museum are also constituents of this fort people like to see.
Opening and Closing time: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM (Monday Closed)
|Kandha Boldiyan Ne||Daily 2 shows in the Evening|
|Pagdi & Sikh Art Museum||10:00 AM – 08:00 PM|
|Toshakhana||10:00 AM – 06:50 PM|
|War Museum||10:00 AM – 06:50 PM|
How to reach Amritsar
Amritsar Airport (Shri Guru Ramdas International Airport) is well connected with local and international flights. You can easily take the flight of Amritsar from all the Popular cities like New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore, Sri Nagar and many more
Amritsar is well connected with the flawless highway of New Delhi and all the modern cities. So this is also one of the best options to reach Amritsar.
Amritsar is famous for its holy tourist spots and for its food also. You can enjoy the real taste of our Punjabi food. Famous things to eat in Amritsar are Kulche Chole, Dal Makhni And Spicy food. Restaurants Famous restaurants in Amritsar are Brothers Dhaba, Kesar Dhaba. Haweli is also famous restaurant located near the Jandiala Guru.
For enjoying the true culture you can go to SADDA PIND at bye pass road. Here you will get to know about traditional activities or traditional food. It is worth seeing place in Amritsar.
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Frequently Asked questions (FAQs) about places to visit in Amritsar
Q : What are the places to visit in Amritsar?
A : There are lots of places to visit in Amritsar like Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh, Durgiana Temple, Ram Tirath etc.
Q : Which month is best for Amritsar?
A : You can visit Amritsar from September to March but most of the tourists like to go to Amritsar throughout the year. In Summers from May to August, the weather is too hot.
Q : What is Amritsar famous for?
A : Amritsar is famous for its Culture, Food and some famous tourist spots. Here you can visit the most famous Gurudwara of Sikh religion Golden Temple and many other tourist spots
Q : Can i stay at Golden Temple?
A : Yes person of any community can stay at Golden Temple. Golden Temple remains open throughout the day.
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