Amritsar (historically also known as Rāmdāspur and colloquially as Ambarsar) is a city in the north-western part of India. It is the spiritual centre for the Sikh religion and the administrative headquarters of the Amritsar district in the state of Punjab.The city is known for its rich cuisine and culture, and for the tragic incident of Jallianwala Bagh massacre in 1919 under British Rule. 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.
PLACES TO VISIT
It is 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.
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.
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.
It is 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.
HOW TO REACH HERE
Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport is about 11 km and a 15-20 minutes drive from the city center. Most flights are to Delhi, an hour away.
Amritsar is an important railway station and is well connected to major cities in India through daily trains. Trains can be booked online, at the train station or, most conveniently, at the small booking office in the Golden Temple Complex.
Long-distance taxis are available from most places. It takes around 6-7 hours from New Delhi via NH-1. Amritsar is well-connected by bus to most major cities and the northern areas within a days drive. PATHANKOT is about 2.5 hours away and about 100 kms away, JALANDHAR is about 80 kms from here, KAPURTHALA (royal city) is about 65 kms from here and there are daily direct buses to New Delhi, Jammu, Katra, Chandigarh, Dharamsala (once daily, ~6 hours), etc.You can find Volvo buses from Chandigarh , Delhi and Katra to Amritsar.
If coming from Wagah at the Pakistani border, take a cycle-rickshaw to the Attari station, where you can catch a local bus to Amritsar . Taxis also use this route and charge around Rs 1500 for the entire vehicle.