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Golden Temple Amritsar Travel Guide IndiaAmritsar known for its Golden Temple, the most sacred shrine of the Sikhs, welcomes you to come and spend a peaceful holiday with your loved ones. Amritsar derived its name from the water pool (Pool of Nectar). Amritsar is the most revered place of the Sikh Community. Once a dense forest, Amritsar was sanctified by Guru Nanakji who blessed a local herd boy to preach the tenets of Sikhism to his fellowmen; who grew up to be the first 'granthi' of the famous Har Mandir Sahib or the Golden Temple that was constructed by Guru Arjan Devji in the center of Amrit Sarovar.

Amritsar town is also known worldwide for the occurrence of massacre, in the historic Jallianwala Bagh by the British General Dyer's. Today, Amritsar is not only a historical or religious city, but also an industrial city with numerous small and medium scale industries. Amritsar houses several Textile Industry, paint industry, machine tools, rice, fan industry, etc., which place a significant role in the India economy.

Sightseeing at Amritsar :

Golden Temple : Golden Temple is the most sacred temple of the Sikhs built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh. The lower portion of the temple displays white marble inlay work and the upper portion is embellished with copper coated over by gold plate. Devotees from all sects of life irrespective of their cast and creed come here to pay homage to the temple. The other attractions inside the shrine is the Guru Granth Sahib, the Holy Book of the Sikhs and the 24 hr running kitchen, which feeds about 10,000 pilgrims every day, the kitchen is run on a voluntary basis.

Jallianwala Bagh Amritsar Travel Guide IndiaJallianwal Bagh : Nearby is the Jallianwala Bagh (a memorial), where during the British rule in India, General Dyer opened fire on innocent people causing a massacre on 13th April 1919. The place is now a national monument. Its walls bears the bullet marks of this tragedy.

Jallianwala Bagh Ram Bag : Ram Bag is a beautiful garden consisting of an amazing palace called as the summer place of erstwhile Maharaja Ranjit Singh in the city of Amritsar. The garden treasures 'Darshani Deorhi' a magnum opus, with its outstanding architectural splendour. There is also a beautiful museum named after Maharaja Ranjit Singh exhibiting unique oil paintings, miniatures, coins, weapons and objects relating to the Sikh period.

Best Season to Visit : Through out the year. But the best time to visit Amritsar is during the Guru Nanak Jayanti (Guru Purnima).

How to Reach :

Air : Amritsar is connected with domestic and international flights.

Rail : Amritsar is well connected by rail routes.

Road : You can reach Amritsar by road from all the nearby cities and places. It has well defined roads.


Amritsar Tour Package (02 nights/03 Days)

Day 01 : Delhi - Amritsar
In the morning we will take you to New Delhi railway station to board the train to Amritsar, the holiest city of the Sikh religion and site of the famed Golden Temple. Surrounded by the pool which gave the city its name- Pool of Nectar- the temple is a unique structure built in a blend of Hindu and Muslim styles. Its massive dome which represents an inverted lotus is covered with 100 kg of pure solid Golden Temple  Amritsar Travel Guide Indiagold.

On arrival, our representative will take you to your hotel.

Day 02 : Amritsar
This morning visit the resplendent Golden Temple the holiest shrine of the Sikh religion and admire its serenity and awe-inspiring beauty. Inside see the Hari Mandir the two storey marble temple standing in the middle of the sacred pool with its inlays of flower and animal motifs in the style of the Taj Mahal. The original copy of the Holy Book, the Granth Sahib is kept in the temple during the day as four priests keep up a continuous reading from the holy texts. There is also a museum which houses a gallery of paintings relating the story of Sikhism and its martyrs.

Next visit the Jalianwala Bagh ,a site which commemorates the death of over 2000 Indians in one of the bloodiest atrocities committed during the British Raj .It subsequently became the fountainhead of India's independence movement and has been depicted in the film Gandhi.

Spend the afternoon at leisure.

Day 03 : Amritsar - Delhi
In the morning we drive you to the railway station for your train to Delhi . On arrival, our representative will meet you and check you into your hotel for rest and relaxation. In the late evening we drive you to the airport for your onward journey

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