Amritsar famous for its ‘Golden Temple’ is a city in the state of Punjab. Historically it is known as Ramdaspur and is the administrative headquarters of the Amritsar district. The city is practically the synonym of the Sikh religion, each devout Sikh wishes to be sanctified with a pilgrimage to the city and to have a divine bath in the pool of nectar at the Golden Temple. The beauty of the city also lies in its sparkling monuments, revered temples, and beautiful shrines and also in its people, folk arts, and the delicious cuisine. If you are in Amritsar then visit the places mentioned below for sure.
The Golden Temple in Amritsar is visited by millions of tourist from all over India. It is a mesh of sublime peace, utter religious tolerance, outstanding natural beauty and enormous faith and belief in God. The water of the Sarovar surrounding the Gurudwara is not only clean and pristine, but also absolutely sacred and filled with healing power. Despite the temple witnessing massive guests from around the world throughout the day, its complex remains absolutely peaceful and serene where only the devotional hymns and prayers dedicated to the Guru is heard.
Jallianwala Bagh is spread over an area of 6.5-acre right in the heart of Amritsar city. It enjoys close proximity to the Golden Temple, one of the holiest shrines of India and is visited by thousands of enthusiastic travelers every day. The garden also houses a memorial to commemorate the fatal incident that took lives of many including women and children, on the occasion of Punjabi New Year.
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.
Mandir Mata Lal
Mata Lal Devi temple was built on the lines of the sacred Vaishnodevi temple in Jammu. The temple is the shrine of 20th-century female saint Mata Lal Devi Ji popularly known as ‘Pujya Mata Ji’. The temple houses many statues of gods and goddesses with the sacred seat of Pujya Mata Ji in the centre. One of the exciting aspects of the temple is the fact that you have to walk across caves and little water channels. One of the most popular attractions at the temple is the ‘Gufa Vaishno Devi Ji’. Free food is served to visitors at the temple.
Chand Baori is perhaps one of the most famous attractions in Amritsar. It is a spectacular step-well that also boasts of being one of the deepest and largest step wells in India. The well was constructed around 800 A.D. The well has 3500 narrow steps that tale you 13 stories down. The depth of the well is an astonishing 30 meters.