A TRIP TO AMRITSAR

What do you think guys, How’s our journey will be to the Golden City? I think it will be amazing. So let’s start our journey. There are top attractions of Amritsar which make your journey memorable.

Going to Amritsar is like traveling to a golden city. Amritsar is one of the holiest cities, especially for the Sikh religion. Not only for the Sikh religion but for everyone it is one of the best religious places. Thousands of tourists visit Amritsar because of one reason only and I think we all know about it. The Golden Temple is one of the most visited places in Amritsar. Not only Golden Temple but there are also many attractions in Amritsar which will give you an adventurous and amazing experience.

So ready to experience the holistic city of Amritsar. Plan a trip to Amritsar with the best attractions. Here is a list of some top-rated tourist attractions in Amritsar.

1. GOLDEN TEMPLE-

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One of the holiest shrines in India for Sikhism is Golden Temple that is also known as Sri Harmandir Sahib Temple. Located in the holiest city Amritsar, it is easily reachable from any part of the country. The stunning architecture of the temple which is made up of Gold and the Langar(Kitchen) attracts large numbers of devotees. The Langar offers free food to all devotees every day.

The main highlight of the temple is a small part of the whole complex known as Darbar Sahib or Harmandir Sahib. There is one Sarovar- Amrit Sarovar. Around the edges of the compound, there are many monuments. Golden Temple is undoubtedly the most holistic attraction all over the world.

2. WAGAH BORDER CEREMONY-

Wagah border is located 31 KM from Amritsar, where the border closing ceremony is held in the evening every day. There is a border between India and Pakistan from where India ends and Pakistan begins. In the Wagah Border ceremony, the Indian Border guards and Pakistan Rangers salute each other and perform a ceremony. They used to get off and fold the flags and close their gates at the border. That feeling and Josh which we have here is really the best experience ever. If you once visit there then you have an experience of what actually the feeling of patriotism.

3. JALLIANWALA BAGH-

One another famous site in Amritsar is Jallianwala Bagh. One of the public gardens in Amritsar memorializes the 1500 people killed in an attack by British soldiers. The holes of bullets are still there in the walls of the garden. You can see an eternal flame in the memory of the killed people. There is a Martyrs’ Gallery that displays the portraits of important figures during Independence.

4. MATA LAL DEVI MANDIR-

Mata Lal Devi Mandir is famous among the Hindus for its fertility-improving powers. Also known as Sheesh Mahal. Dedicated to the female saint Lal Devi, it is the miniature dimension of the Vaishno Devi Temple. The temple is completely made up of mirrors which makes it more attractive. It is said that this temple has amazing power to improve the fertility in women. Women across India visit here to seek blessings. If you visit Amritsar then you can visit here to seek blessings.

5. PARTITION MUSEUM-

The Partition Museum is another popular attraction in Amritsar. The Museum holds a collection of stories, portraits, artifacts, and many more from the time of the Partition of India. It was established by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Trust (TAACHT) and aims to establish the museum as a world physical museum dedicated to the memories of the Partition of India’. This primarily develops in memory of victims, survivors, and their lasting legacy.

6. DURGIANA MANDIR-

If you visit Amritsar, you must take one look at Durgiana Temple, also known as Lakshmi Narayan Temple. It is located around 1.6 KM from the Golden Temple. It looks almost identical to the Golden Temple built in the center of the Sarovar. Its architecture is completely different made up of half gold and half marble facade. This temple is a Hindu religious attraction that pays tribute to the goddesses Durga, Lakshmi, and Vishnu. Tourists will appreciate its architecture and spiritual atmosphere. Its nickname is Silver Temple. There is a ‘Shrimati Dhanwant Kaur Dharamshala’ where one can take a rest located in the temple compound. The Langar Bhavan’ is there that serves visitors throughout the day.

7. GOBINDGARH FORT

Gobindgarh Fort was the venue for the grand wedding of Prince Nau Nihal Singh, the grandson of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. The fort had a 50-meter tall watchtower dating back to 1874 which was demolished by the British Indian army. A bell constructed in 1863 in Sheffield, the UK still exists at the fort.

Located right in the heart of Amritsar, Gobindgarh Fort echoes the fascinating history of Punjab and offers insights into the events that have shaped the region into what it is today. The 18th-century fort lies just about 2 km away from the famous Golden Temple and boasts a history of over 250 years. Originally built during the Bhangi Misl era, the fort was seized and renovated first by the Sikh Empire and later by the British. After independence, it became a bastion for the Indian Army. Currently, it serves as a live museum where visitors can witness the heritage of Punjab.

8. MALL OF AMRITSAR

The Mall of Amritsar was designed and opened to the public in 2009. The massive complex also hosts a 5-star hotel, Hyatt Regency Amritsar, next to the mall complex. The hotel offers excellent hospitality and is ideal for anyone looking to experience true indulgence. 

Previously known as Alpha One Mall, it is one of the grandest shopping destinations in Amritsar, covering a total area of two million square feet. Developed by Alpha G Group, it is the third-largest mall in Punjab, which houses incredible collections from over 150 national, international, and regional brands. 

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