Amritsar (also called Ambarsar) is a city in the northwestern Indian state of Punjab, not far from the border with Pakistan. At the center of its walled old town is the gilded Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib), considered the holiest gurdwara, or religious complex, of the Sikh religion. It’s at the end of a causeway, surrounded by the sacred Amrit Sarovar lake, where pilgrims bathe.
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Amritsar is the holy city of Sikhs and is the spiritual and cultural centre of the Sikh Religion. It is also the home to the Harmandir Sahib, also known as the Golden Temple.
The city gets its name from the pool-Amritsar (Pool of Nectar), which was constructed by Guru Ramdas, the fourth Guru of Sikhs.
Amritsar is one of the most ancient and fascinating cities of India. It is the gateway for travellers coming to India on the overland route from central Asia.
Places of Interest
Golden Temple - The Golden Temple is the holiest shrine of the Sikh religion and is also known as the Shri Darbar Shaib. The temple sits on a rectangular platform, surrounded by a pool of water called the Amrit Sarovar from which the City is named.
Harmandir Sahib - Harmandir Sahib, situated inside the Golden Temple complex is a 52-meter, square-based structure which enshrines the Holy Book of the Sikhs, the Guru Granth Sahib.
Akal Takht - Akal Takht is the seat of Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee, the Sikh religious authority and is also the place where Guru Granth Sahib is kept during the night.
Rambagh Gardens - It is the summer palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. There is a beautiful garden surrounding the palace.
Durgiana Temple - The temple has the similar architecture of Golden temple and it is a well-known repository of Hindu scriptures.
Jallaianwala Bagh - Jallaianwala Bagh is the place where the most notorious massacre under the British rule took place in 1919.