10 Most Attractive Places To Visit In Amritsar

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Amritsar the word has its own meaning –The name AMRITSAR Derives from the pool “ HOLY POOL  OF NECTAR ”around the Golden temple. AMRIT means PURE and SAR means LAKE. Amritsar is the most famous and holistic city in Punjab.  The foundation of this city was done by the fourth guru of the Sikh religion “SHRI GURU RAM DAS JI” and that’s why this city is also known as GURU KI NAGARI. Before the foundation, the city was covered with forest and lake but now this place attracts millions of people from all the corners of the world. So here we are going to discuss the Best places to visit in Amritsar

Top 10 Places To Visit In Amritsar

1.Golden Temple: The Holy Place

Golden Temple Amritsar

LOCATION:  Golden Temple Road, Atta Mandi, Katra  Ahluwalia,Amritsar,Punjab.

ENTRY FEE: NO ENTRY FEE

TIMING: Monday to Sunday 3 AM TO  11 PM

BEST TIME TO VISIT : Night time is best time to visit Golden Temple.

When we talk about the Amritsar the Golden Temple is the first place to visit which is a strike in our minds and heart. The place full of peace and pure vibes. The Golden temple has 4 Gates which represents 4 Directions. The world’s most famous Sikhism religious place and one of the best places to visit in Amritsar are the Golden Temple. People come here from different countries or cities. This place is surrounded by the Sarovar and the structure is covered with real Gold. While entering the Gurudwara you have to cover your head and submit your shoes in shoe house which is commonly known as “JHORA GHAR”. whenever you are going to visit here don’t miss  “GURU KA LANGAR”.


2.Jallianwala Bagh: The Public Garden

public Garden

LOCATION: Near  Golden Temple, Atta Mandi, Katra Ahluwalia, Amritsar, Punjab.

ENTRY FEE: NO ENTRY FEE

TIMING: Monday to Sunday 6 30AM TO 7 30PM

BEST  TIME TO VISIT: Winter season is best with cold and pleasant weather.

The Jallianwala Bagh is located near the Golden Temple and many tourists visited here from all over the world. The public garden was built in the memory of those people who were died on 13 April 1919 in the Jallianwala bagh by the GENERAL DYER. This place still has BULLET HOLES on the section of the wall and there is also a well in which people jumped to save their lives from the shooting. This place is best to go through the  “FREEDOM HISTORY” of Independent  India and also see the MARTYS’GALLERY which displays the portraits of the FREEDOM FIGHTER.


3.Wagah Border: The INDO-PAK Border

wagah border amritsar punjab

LOCATION: Attari – Wagah Border, National Highway 1 PB, Amritsar

FREE FEE: NO ENTRY FEE

TIMING:  The ceremony starts at 5.15 PM in summer and 4.15 PM in the winter season. The duration of the ceremony is 45 minutes and the entrance  is open from 10 AM to 4 PM

BEST TIME TO VISIT: winter season is best to visit and enjoy the patriotic show at Wagah Border.

The Wagah border is the only ROAD BORDER between India and Pakistan. Every day more than 5000 people visited here to watch the ceremony.  The Indian Forces and Pakistan Forces done MARCH/PRADE on their own side of the Border. This march shows the symbol of rivalry between the two countries. The singers entertain the visiter with patriotic songs and slogans. “HINDUSTAN ZINDABAD”, “VANDE MATARAM & “PAKISTAN ZINDABAD”.


4.Partition Museum: The Historical Place

partition museum

LOCATION: Hall Road, Town Hall Katra Ahluwalia ,Amritsar.

ENTRY FEE: For Indians RS 10 and For foreigners RS 250

TIMING: Tuesday  to Sunday  10AM to 6PM and closed on Monday .

BEST TIME TO VISIT: The Best time to visit this place is the winter season as the weather is pleasant and you can enjoy the museum.

India got independence in 1947 and this year is known for the partition of India into two countries: INDIA and PAKISTAN. This museum will recall you about every  SACRIFICE  AND STRRUGLE of the freedom fighters which they have faced at the time of PARTITION. The place shows the many newspaper clippings, story materials, historical photographs, hunting weapons, and also an oral history from the people who face the violence experience and declared refuges after the event. The place will give you a very deep experience of partition days.


5.Sadda Pind: Explore The Punjabi Tradition 

punjabi tradition

LOCATION: SADDA PIND BEHIND GURU NANAK DEV UNIVERSITY, MAIN BYPASS ROAD, AMRITSAR.

ENTRY FEE: Adult fee: RS 750 and children fee: RS 600

TIMING: Every day from 10 30AM TO 9 30 PM(Last Entry timing is 8.00 PM)

BEST TIME TO VISIT : In Morning and Enjoy the whole day at this place.

One of the best places to visit in Amritsar is Sadda Pind. This place will give you a chance to explore the Punjabi culture, colors as well as flavors of Punjab. The best tourist destination in Amritsar is  SADDA PIND. You can buy Punjab’s most famous shopping things here (phulkari and Punjabijutti ) and click the pictures with Punjabi tradition.  At Sadda Pind you will taste the food of Punjab (SARSO DA SAAAG AND MAKKI DI ROTI, LASSI, AMRITSARI NAAN, RABRI, KULFI). Don’t forget to enjoy the beats of Punjabi traditional folks like BHANGRA, GIDHA, JUMAR, AND KIKLI). So Must visit the manmade Punjabi village with family and friends to enjoy the tradition and taste of Punjab.


6.Gobindghar Fort: Explore The History Of The Amritsar

History of Amritsar

LOCATION: Old Cantt Road, inside Lohgarh Chowk, Vijay Chowk, Amritsar

ENTRY FEE: For Indians Rs 180 to Rs 649 and For foreigners Rs 375 to Rs 1000

TIMING: Monday to Sunday from 10AM to 10PM

BEST TIME TO VISIT: In morning and Enjoy the whole day at this place.

The most iconic and historical symbol of Punjab is the Gobindghar fort. This fort is an educational museum that provides us knowledge about the culture and history of the Amritsar. In the fort, you can explore  WARFARE MUSEUM, TURBAN MUSEUM, SIKH ART MUSEUM, LIGHTS, AND SOUND SHOW in the fort’s colonial bungalow. BEFORE 2017 The fort was under the control of the Indian army but now open for the public to gain more knowledge about the historical place of Amritsar.


7.Durgiana Temple: The Hindu Religious Place

Hindu religion

LOCATION: Hathi Gate, Goal Bagh ,Amritsar.

ENTRY FEE: NO ENTRY FEE

TIMING: 5AM to 9PM From Monday to Sunday

BEST TIME TO VISIT: The best time to visit this temple is during the festival of Diwali, Dussehra Janmashtami, and enjoy the festival vibes.

The most famous  Hindu religious place visited in Amritsar. The Durgiana Temple is known by several other names which are LAKSHMI NARAYAN TEMPLE, SITLA TEMPLE, AND DURGA TIRATH. The name of this temple is derived from the Hindu Goddess “DURGA” This place is famous because Hindu God  (HANUMAN G ) landed here and take some rest while on their journey to the Himalayas. The appearance of the place is similar to the golden temple but has a different ambiance and peace.


8.Ram Tirath Temple: Connected With Ramayan History

History of ramayan

LOCATION : Ram Tirath Road, kaler, Amritsar

ENTRY FEE: NO ENTRY FEE

TIMING:  5AM To 9PM from Monday to Sunday

BEST TIME TO VISIT:  Anytime with family and friends.

One Of the Best places To visit in Amritsar. The Place has a strong connection with Ramayana as the lord ram’s sons Luv and Kush were born here.This place was  Ashram of  Bhagwan Valmiki who started writing Ramayana  (the holy book of Hindu ) here. The temple has the statue of the Valmiki which attracts the tourist. This is the best place to explore Hindu history and know some more things about the Ramayana.


9.Khair-Ud-Din Mosque: The Islamic Style Architecture

Islamic style

LOCATION:  Hall Bazar, Near Hotel Grand park, katra Sher singh,Amritsar

ENTRY FREE: NO ENTRY FEE

TIMMING: Monday to Sunday from 7AM to 7PM

BEST TIME TO VISIT:  In the Month of RAMZAN(MAY-JUNE).These are the holy months for the Muslims and in these days the whole mosque and Ares is decorated with the flowers and lights.

The Khair Uddin mosque was build-up by the MUHAMMAD  KHAIRUDDIN  in 1876. The mosque is known as JAMA MASJID. The place is famous for Islamic architecture. The various inscriptions and calligraphy in Islamic style are written on the wall of the mosque.  This historical mosque has an important role in the freedom struggle of India. The most attractive place to visit in Amritsar and explore the  Islamic religion.


10.Hall Bazar: The Heart Of The Amritsar

Best shopping places in Amritsar

LOCATION: KATRA AHLUWALIA , Amritsar

ENTRY FREE: NO ENTRY FEE

TIMMING: 11AM to 9PM

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Evening time is the best time to visit and enjoy with friends and family.

A visit to Amritsar is never complete without  THE HALL BAZAR. This is one of the most ancient  Bazar of Amritsar. This Bazar is most famous for its colorful fancy  Punjabijutti. The entrance of the hall Bazar is with Mughal style Gate which is known as Hall Gate or Gandhi Gate. You can also buy here many more things like phulkari, trendy accessories, local handicrafts, bangles, embroidery work material, and even you can buy household things in this market. Enjoy the taste of Amritsar from the old and famous shops. While walking, eating, and shopping in the narrow streets of the market will give you a great experience of the  Amritsar.


Conclusion

Amritsar is a city full of  Punjabi taste and tradition. Your trip to Amritsar will always become memorable with a Glimpse of beautiful places that represent the history of the city. You can also enjoy the Bazar of the Amritsar like GURU BAZAR, MEENA BAZAR, etc.You can also visit BHARAWAN DA DHABA, KESAR DA DHABA, etc. for authentic Amritsari flavors.   So must visit these beautiful places and enjoy the beauty of Amritsar with your family, friends and near and dear.


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