A holy city in the state of Punjab is Amritsar which derives its name from the pool near the Golden temple, wherein Amrit refers to elixir and Sar derived from the short form of sarovar. This place is spiritual as well as cultural center of the Sikh. Sikh people are very proud of this place as they have their beautiful place of worship Gurdwara situated at this place.
At the first site to the city of Amritsar it would seem like nay place of the northern India which comprise of bustling markets, congestion as well as chaotic traffic. However the presence of Golden temple spreads calmness which makes the people bow their heads in respect. There are many more attractions which are worth visiting in the city which you can discover. If you are planning trip to Amritsar then here are some attractions you need know:
Monuments / Historical Places / Sightseeing in Amritsar
Golden temple One of the most visited tourist attraction in the city of Amritsar is Golden temple which is located in the heart of the city. The bets characteristic of this temple is its entrance which is referred to as deoris which is in four directions as well as it is elegant and classy as far as architecture and arts is concerned. This temple is open for everyone although it is place of worship of Sikh. There is beautiful sanctum with its elaborated warks in the golden sparkling water makes it look stunning. You will find spotless walkways of marbles and on top of that you get breathtaking striking sights through pavements.
Durgiana mandir This is the enchanting temple of Amritsar easily reachable from Golden temple dedicated to goddess Durga. The temple comprises of massive structure and it is very beautifully styled.
Baba Atal Rai tower This is the place that is located few kilomers from the city and it is the place which is spotted where Guru Har Gobind died. It is a nine storied building. From the top you can get beautiful view of the area. On the first floor of the building miniatures relevant to the life as well as teaching of Guru Nanak Dev are placed.
Jallanwala Bagh This is one of the historical monuments and it reminds of the sad history story where in mass killing took place at the time of India's freedom struggle which is also worth visiting attraction. This place is well known for Martyrs and its gallery is open from 10 am to 4pm at the time of winters and during summers it is open from 9am to 5pm.
Wagah Border Around twenty eight kilometers from Amritsar is Indo-Pakistan border. There are many tourists attracted to this place to see the guards, flag hosting as well as border security forces. This is something you should not miss.
Amritsar Photo Gallery
How to reach city of Amritsar
The nearest airport to Amritsar is Raja Sansi International Airport. There are regular flights from major cities like Chennai and Mumbai.
Amritsar Railway Station is very well linked to major rail heads of the state and along with that it is linked to the majority of the cities of India. On top of that there is railways connection to the Pakistan also.
There are public buses as well as you can consider hiring private cars to move in as well as out from Amritsar.
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