5 Popular places in Amritsar city that you must visit
When it comes to explore the beauty of India, Amritsar city must be in your list to experience its authentic culture and beautiful vibes. Amritsar is one of the popular cities in the state of Punjab, India and is very well connected with most of the important cities of India by the means of Railways, Road and Air. Though in Amritsar every religion gets equal importance but the main highlight of this city is to experience the Sikh Religion because Amritsar city is home to the beautiful Golden Temple which is popular all over the world. The Golden temple is one of the most important sacred shrine of Sikhs symbolizes equality and human brotherhood.
The major attractions for tourists visiting Amritsar is some of the tourist sights and tasty food. Food of the Amritsar is trending in rest of the world. When visiting Amritsar you must try famous Amritsari Kulche with Chole and Tandoori chicken, The most famous place to eat the mouthwatering dishes you must visit “Bharawan da dhaba”.
When it comes to celebrate the festivals of India. The celebration of festivals in Amritsar city is once again in trends because this city celebrates festivals with great enthusiasm but if you really want to experience the real Punjabi culture then visit Amritsar on Baisakhi and Lorhi.
How to Reach Amritsar: Amritsar is easily connected by the means of Air, Railways and Road. Now I will be suggesting you some of the best means to reach Amritsar.
By Air: To reach by air, Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport in Amritsar which is about 11 kilometers away from the city-center and is very well connected to other cities in India and also to a number of international cities.
By Railways: To reach by railways, Amritsar Railway Station is the main station in the city and is well connected to almost all major cities in India including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmadabad, Kolkata, Agra, and Chandigarh, among others. A train journey from Delhi to Amritsar takes a little over 6 hours.
By Road: To reach by road, you can easily reach Amritsar either by bus, taxi or self driving to reach Amritsar from neighboring states and cities such as Delhi, Chandigarh and Jammu. If you like the road trip then Driving to Amritsar is one of the convenient ways of travelling as their are several options on the route to stop for refreshments.
Here are the 5 Popular places in Amritsar city that you must visit:
Golden temple: When it comes to explore Amritsar city the one thing comes in mind is to visit the world famous Sikh Shrine “Golden Temple” and is also known as Sri Harmandir Sahib. The Golden temple is one of the most spiritual places in India. Every tourist visiting Amritsar starts their trip after seeking blessings at Golden Temple. The Sarovar around the Gurudwara had its own religious importance, and you can even take a bath here before entering the Gurudwara. The langar(community kitchen), which provides free food to all devotees visiting Golden temple not only this the food they serve is the most delicious food you would ever eat. You can visit Golden temple throughout the year but on the eve of Gurupurab, Golden Temple looks beautiful.
Jallianwala Bagh: Before visiting Golden temple, you must visit Jallianwala Bagh which is very popular place to visit in Amritsar. Jallianwala Bagh comes 500 meters before the famous Golden Temple of Amritsar. Jallianwala Bagh is associated with one of the saddest days in Indian History. This place witnessed the mass killing of innocent people in year 1919. If you visit the place, you will find the bullets marks on walls. Also, when you visit inside you will see small gallery regarding the whole history of the incident which you must read. This place will really gives you a goosebumps. This is the must visit place for Indians. Also I suggest you to visit this place along with children they will surely like this place.
So once you visit Golden temple and Jallianwala Bagh, next thing you need to do is explore the market outside the golden temple. This market has everything right from shopping, best amritsari food and lot more which you will enjoy a lot.
Gobindgarh Fort: Gobindgarh Fort Amritsar is one of the most important historical places in Amritsar city and is open for public to explore this beautiful fort. The main highlight of this fort is Light and sound show and Folk Dance. Also do watch 7 D show about Maharaja Ranjit Singh here and this is an amazing place for Kids as well.
Durgiana temple: Durgiana temple is one of the famous Hindu shrines located in the city of Amritsar. This temple is dedicated to Temple of God Narayan Avtar of Lord Vishnu) with Goddess Laxmi and the architecture of this temple somehow reflects Golden temple because this temple lies a beautiful Sarovar. Apart from the main temple, you can find many seek blessings from God and Goddess at this sacred site. From Golden temple, Durgiana temple is only 8 minutes away.
Wagah Border: Wagah border is the second reason that attracts tourists from all over the world after Golden temple to explore Amritsar city because the vibes you get here is unbelievable. Wagah border is 30 kms away from the Amritsar where lowering of the flags ceremony takes place at the Attari-Wagah border is a daily military practice that the security forces of India (Border Security Force, BSF) and Pakistan (Pakistan Rangers) have jointly followed since 1959. This ceremony takes place every evening immediately before sunset at the Wagah border. This ceremony is known as Beating Retreat which starts at 5 pm but here is a suggestion if you want to experience this from near then do visit by 3 pm and get your nearest seats to experience the ceremony . If you are visiting Amritsar on a short time then do visit Golden temple and Wagah border to experience this ceremony. Ceremony perform by BSF will give you goosebumps and atmosphere during the ceremony makes you feel proud.
You must be feeling tired after exploring Amritsar city then to feel you relax you can book your accommodations easily available near Golden temple and also you can book rooms inside the Golden temple but these rooms are allotted on the basis of first come first basis. If you get room available inside the Golden temple then you surely book that and you will feel amazing.
5 Popular places in Amritsar city that you must visit
In the end, I hope you like my blog and these are the 5 popular places to explore in Amritsar city according to me but their are more popular places to explore Amritsar.