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Golden Temple

The Harmandir Sahib, famous in the world as the Golden Temple, is Sikhism’s holiest shrine, visited by millions of pilgrims and tourists from all over the world. The temple's architecture is beautiful beyond imagination and the serene sarovar that surrounds the temple, the holy lake that is believed to consist of Amrit or holy water, adds to the glory of the temple complex. Harmandir Sahib also houses the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy text of Sikhism. Remember that while inside the temple, it is mandatory to cover your head at all times. Also, eating food at the langar, a common kitchen where food is served to all the visitors, is an experience not to be missed. A trip to Amritsar is incomplete without paying a visit to the Golden Temple. Even if you’re not a devotee, a visit to the temple is a must for a truly awe-inspiring experience.

Ramtirath Temple

Sri Ram Tirath Temple is dedicated to the Hindi god – Lord Rama. The temple complex contains a hut and a tank. The temple is believed to be at the place where sage Valmiki had his ashram. According to Hindu mythology, Valmiki gave shelter to Goddess Sita in his ashram and she gave birth to her sons, Luv and Kush, in the hut . The tank is believed to have been dug by Lord Hanuman. Hindu mythology also states that the epic fight between Luv-Kush and their father, Lord Rama, took place at Ram Tirath.

Durgiana Temple

An important Hindu temple situated in the city of Amritsar, Durgiana Temple is devoted to Goddess Durga. It is also known as the Lakshmi Narayan Temple and was built during the 16th century. Similar to the sarovar in Golden Temple, there is also a water tank or lake surrounding the main temple construction. Travel Tip: Try scheduling your visit during the aarti (prayer ceremony) for a truly wonderful experience at this beautiful temple.

Jallianwala Bagh

Jallianwala Bagh is a public garden in Amritsar famous for one of the most tragic yet landmark events in the history of India. This is where the Amritsar Massacre of 1919 took place. The British Army soldiers upon receiving orders from General Dyer opened fire on a huge, unarmed gathering of men, women and children on April 13, 1919. There is a well inside Jallianwala Bagh into which many people including children jumped to save themselves from the firing. The garden also houses a memorial built in honour of the massacre victims. The portion of the wall with bullet marks along with the well is preserved as a memorial. A light and sound show is hosted here every evening. The act, narrated using actor Amitabh Bachhan’s voice, recreates the events of 1919 that took place at Jallianwala Bagh and is quite an interesting and stirring experience. But don’t forget to bring mosquito repellent if you plan to attend the show! Jallianwala Bagh is situated close to the Golden Temple and is a must visit when in Amritsar.

Wagha Border

The only road border crossing between India and Pakistan, Wagah lies between Amritsar in India and Lahore in Pakistan, and is located approximately 29 kilometres away from the city. It is home to the Radcliffe Line, which is the demarcation between India and Pakistan and was drawn during the partition of India in 1947. The illustrious lowering of the flags ceremony takes place here at the Wagah Border; a daily military practice followed by the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Pakistan Rangers, since 1959. Wagah Border attracts crowds in large numbers including elderly people, children and foreign nationals. From shouts of patriotism, to the powerful show put up by the BSF and Pakistan Rangers, a visit to Wagah is a gripping experience.

Gobindgarh Fort

Gobindgarh Fort is a historic fort located in the center of the city of Amritsar in the Indian state of Punjab. The Fort was earlier occupied by the army but is now open to the public from 10 February 2017.Today the fort is being developed as a unique live museum, as a repository of Punjab’s history. Popularly known as the Bhangian da Killa (fort of the Bhangis), Gobindgarh Fort is located on the south west fringe of Amritsar, in a square pattern, with a perimeter of 1,000 m and made up entirely of bricks and lime. The fort had 25 canons mounted on its ramparts and it remained with the Bhangirulers till 1805.

Sadda Pind

Sadda Pind is the portrait of Punjab. Spread over 12 acres and marked by Punjab's vibrance and tradition, it showcases the lifestyle in a pre-Independence Punjabi village. The village has constructed live brick-and-stone houses of the sunar, kumhar, lohar, kissan, sarpanch, zamindar, nambardar and tangewala. Just like in a PIND, each house features the life of a rural artisan within authentic rustic interiors and celebrates their work. The place, bedecked with vibrant lights and throbbing with Punjabi music all day, glorifies Punjabi folk charms by presenting the talents of traditional local artists. The harmonious and musical culture of Punjab is displayed in the baraat ghar and the village haveli, where folk songs and dances are performed all day. The display of folk dances like bhangra, jhumar, kikli and gidda, and musical instruments like nagara, gagar and tumba represent the endless energy of Punjab. Every day, guests are invited to participate in spirited and musical sangeet, jaago and baraat processions around the resort. In addition, visitors can watch stunning performances of magicians, gatka (Sikh martial arts) and stuntsmen in a Maut Ka Kuan, compete in mela games like archery, bowling and balloon shooting, and ride on horse carts and camel carts.

Maharaja Ranjit Singh Parnoma

The Punjab region in the 18th Century was ruled by clans called Misls. It was in the 1760s that Gujar Singh Bhangi, - a local chieftain- built this as a mud fortress- and it came to be known as “Bhagian da Qilla”. They owned it till 1809 or for almost 49 years. However, the financial position of the misl deteriorated over time and by 1809 a minor ruler Gurdit S. Bhangi, a descendent of Gujjar Singh, was ruling Amritsar with the help of his mother Mai Sukhan. Mai Sukhan asked Arur Mal, a sahukar (trader) of the Bhangi township, to pay nazrana (Tribute). Not wanting to do so, Arur Mal migrated to the township of the rival Kanhiyas misl in order to avoid payment. At that time Maharaja Ranjit Singh was a rising star belonging to the Sukerchakia Misl. Arur Mal conspired with Shaikh Kamaluddin, a leading citizen and they invited Ranjit Singh, to take over the fort and the territories of Gurdit Singh. Maharaja Ranjit Singh was looking for just such an opportunity. He called upon Mai Sukhan to surrender a big cannon famously known as the Zamzama Cannon also known as “Bhangian Di Tope”. Maharaja Ranjit Singh claimed that he had the right to the cannon as it was the Sukerchakia Misl’s share of the spoils of the war with the Afghan king, Ahmad Shah Durrani in 1765. The word Zamzama means “the Taker of Strongholds.” Mai Sukhan refused. Ranjit Singh thereupon entered the city through the Ahluwalia gate. The Bhangies could not hold up again Ranjit Singh’s huge force.

War Memorial

First of its kind in India, the Punjab State War Heroes' Memorial and Museum at Amritsar is now fully operational and draws large number of visitors daily. Built at the cost of Rs 130 crore (20 million USD), the memorial-museum was inaugurated in October 2016, by the then Chief Minister of Punjab, Parkash Singh Badal. Some works related to interior furnishing of exhibit galleries which were pending at that time have now been completed. The Punjab State War Heroes' Memorial and Museum is located on a plot of about three hectares abutting Amritsar - Attari Road on the outskirts of the holy city of Amritsar. Its location on the National Highway-1, and that too only 18 kms away from Indo-Pak International border makes it a prominent landmark and source of attraction for the tourists who visit a daily event of interesting beating-retreat ceremony at the Wagah Border.

Vaishno Devi Mandir ( Lal Devi Mandir)

Dedicated to a 20th century female saint named Lal Devi, it is regarded as a miniature of the popular Vaishno Devi temple in Jammu because of its similar structure. Colorful mirror hallways shining gracefully with lights adorn the interiors of the temple magnanimously. Mata Lal Devi Temple is not much of an architectural beauty from its structure but it is the sheen and beauty of the interiors that has entitled the temple with name of “Sheesh Mahal”. The temple houses a series of shrines and grottoes within the structure. One can feel the presence of God in the idols, shrines or the images built with mirrors on the walls of the entire complex. The artificial caves and inclined walkways can be crossed either by bending down or by crawling on your knees.