The Golden Temple is not only a religious place for Sikhs but is also a symbol of brotherhood and equality. Everyone, irrespective of creed, race or cast can seek spiritual comfort and religious fulfillment without any issues. The place is an experience rather than of description. The Golden Temple has a unique Sikh architecture and teaches a lesson of humility and equality. The four entrances to this holy place from all the four directions depicts that people belonging to every walk of life are welcome. It is the best tourist destination to visit in Amritsar.
It's an International border between India and Pakistan and an army outpost on the Indo-Pak border between Amritsar and Lahore. The best part is the evening's Beating Retreat ceremony. Soldiers from both the countries march in perfect drill going through the steps of bringing down their individual national flags. Before the sunset, nationalistic zeal rises and lights are switched on representing the end of the day amidst thunderous applause. It is a must-visit destination for every tourist visiting the city of Amritsar.
Jallianwala bagh is a memorial site commemorating 2000 Indians who were killed and wounded by the Britishers under the command of Gen Michael O Dyer April 13, 1919. This 6.5-acre garden site is located in the environs of Golden Temple complex. This memorial is maintained by the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Trust, which was established as the act by the Government of India in 1951. It is one of the prominent places of Amritsar to visit.
Located in the north of Amritsar, Ram Bagh Garden memorizes the spiritual capital of first Sikh Ruler Maharaja Ranjit Singh. In 1799, Maharaja took Lahore and made it his capital in 1802. In 1818, he got Ram Bagh Garden constructed after the name of the fourth Sikh Guru, Guru Ram Das. The original cost of construction of this garden was 1 Lac 25 thousand Nanak Shahi Rupees. Ram Bagh Garden is spread over an area of 84 acres with exceptional plants, trees and flowers. It has 14 feet high boundary wall with a small burj at each corner of the garden.
Around 30 km away from Amritsar, there is a Samadhi of the second Sikh Guru, Guru Angad Dev Ji. It was built in 1815 AD by Maharaja Ranjit Singh. It is must visit tourist attraction and one can reach here easily by road.
The city of Amritsar also has a wonderful temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Durga. The Durgiana Temple offers puja to deities of Lakshmi and Narayana. The temple lies in the middle of a medium sized lake thus giving a charming view. It has a massive structure, built in the style of the nearby Golden Temple. This is one among the amazing tourist places, one should not miss visiting.
This historical tree with huge girth and lush green canopy stands royally in the Namdhari Shaheedi Smarak against the backdrop of Ram Bagh garden. Four Kookas were hanged on this particular tree by the British Government in 1871. They were hanged because of their violent reaction against the hawking of beef around the Golden Temple.
There are lots of interesting & fascinating places near Amritsar city for Weekend Destination.
Chandigarh spreads over an area of approximately 114 sq km. The name Chandigarh comes from the combination of two words - Chandi and Garh, where 'Chandi' refers to Hindu goddess 'Chandi' and 'Garh' refers to fort. Also, the name is a derivative from Chandi Mandir, an ancient temple devoted to the goddess Chandi. The distance between Amritsar and Chandigarh is 231 Km and the average travel time is 5 Hrs using a cab.Book a taxi from Amritsar to Chandigarh for Round Trip or Oneway
Dharamsala is a hill station in Himachal Pradesh which is well-known for the Tibetan community devoted on the Dalai Lama activities. This hill station is covered with oak and conifer trees with snow capped mountains enclosing from three sides of the town. Dharamsala is also the headquarters of the Kangra district. Kangra Art Museum, Namgyal Monastery, Gyuto Monastery, Jwalamukhi Devi Temple, The Dalai Lama Temple Complex are few renowned places loved by the visitors. The distance between Amritsar and Dharamsala is around 196.8 km and takes 3-4 hrs approx by cab.Book a taxi from Amritsar to Dharamshala for Round Trip or Oneway
Also known as 'Little lhasa' because of its large population of Tibetens, McLeodGanj is located just 210 Km away from Amritsar. The average elevation is 2082 meters and lies close to another hill station Dharmshala. It is a very famous tourist location with popular hangout spots like The , Dalai Lhama Temple, Namgyl Monastery, Tibetan Institute of performing Arts and many more. In addition to these, there are a lot of fascinating places around McLeodGanj that attract visitors too like Palampur, Dharmshala, Kangra, Osho Nisarga, Chamunda, Triund Hill, St John in wilderness, Dal Lake,Bhagsu Nath etc.Book a taxi from Amritsar to McLeod Ganj for Round Trip or Oneway
A man-made reservoir on the River Sutlej, Gobind Sagar is situated in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh. It is formed out of Bhakra Dam. It is named in the honor of tenth Sikh-guru, Shri Guru Gobind Singh ji. This site provides a plethora of adventure water sport activities like swimming, surfing, kayaking, canoeing, water-skiing, White Water River rafting etc. this place is surely worth a visit.
One of the most significant and believed in temples in all of India is the Vaishno Devi Temple in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Just 225 Km from Amritsar, the temple is located at the Trikuta Mountains about 13.5 Km from the main town of Katra. Numerous modes of transportation are available from Katra to the main temple including Palkis, ponies and electric vehicles. Also some helicopter services are available till Sanjichhat, a town 9.5 Km from Katra. In addition, Katra also offers a lot of other places to visit in its vicinity like Dera Baba Banda, Shiv Khori, Patnitop, Aghar Jitto, Baba Dhansar, Kud etc.Book a taxi from Amritsar to Vaishno Devi Temple, Jammu for Round Trip or Oneway
Sitting over 5 hills at an elevation of 1970 meters above sea level in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh, Dalhousie was built in 1854 by the British government in India as a summer getaway for its officials and troops. It is an exceptionally beautiful hill station which plays an enormously important role in the economy of the state as it accounts for around 110% of the GDP of the state. Dalhousie has many places to visit like Dainkund peak, Khajjiar, Bakrota hills, Tibetan market, Panchkula, Klatop forest, Village Lohani and many more. Dalhousie has got to be on your bucket list no matter what.Book a taxi from Amritsar to Dalhousie for Round Trip or Oneway
Just about 215 Km from Amritsar, Kangra is the most populous district of the state of Himachal Pradesh. Masroor Rock Cut Temple, also known as Himalayan Pyramids is the chief attraction of the place. The temple complex is situated on a hill and also has a big rectangular pond. This temple is believed to be built by the Pandavas (from Mahabharata) during their exile. This is a sculpture worth witnessing at least once.Book a taxi from Amritsar to Kangra for Round Trip or Oneway
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