Amritsar Travel Guide India Tour 4u
Best of India Tours
Rajasthan Tour Packages
North India Tour Packages
Golden Triangle Tours
Kerala Tour Packages
Car Hire Service
Home » Best Destinations » Amritsar Travel Guide
Amritsar Travel Guide Gallery Tour Assistance Make your own trip

Amritsar, as the name suggests, is rightfully a pool of nectar. Located in the state of Punjab, Amritsar is one of the most important pilgrimage centres especially for the Sikhs in the country. The city is characterised by some of the must visit religious, historical as well as contemporary sites of importance. The Golden Temple, where Sikhs from all over the world come to pay their reverence to Guru Granth Sahib and take a dip in the Amrit Saras Kund (Pool of Immortality) for spiritual purification is the major landmark of the place. Amritsar is also characterised by the hard working and warm-hearted people.

Places to see in Amritsar :

Golden Temple : Located in the heart of the city is the Golden Temple, the most visited tourist attraction of Amritsar. Characterized by its four entrance doors (called deoris) in all four directions and the tastefully decorated shrines, in terms of art and architecture, the Golden Temple welcomes everyone regardless of the religion or faith one follows. The stunning sanctum, shimmering in the water of the holy tank, flanked by spotlessly clean marble walkways and pavements makes it breathtakingly beautiful.

Jalianwala Bagh : A historical monument that tells the sad story of mass killing during the independence movement in India, Jalianwallah Bagh is another must visit in this city. Here lies the memorial of the martyrs of the 1919 massacre by British General Dyer. Presently the place also has a park. The Martyr's Gallery is open from 9 am to 5 pm in summers and from 10 am to 4 pm during winters.

Durgiana Mandir : it also houses a wonderful temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Durga. Easily accessible from the Golden Temple, the Durgiana Mandir also offers puja to deities of Lakshmi and Narayana. Supposedly built during the 16th century AD, the temple lies in the middle of a medium sized lake giving it a wonderful overall view. The temple, a massive structure, was built on the style of the nearby Golden Temple. Worth a visit.

Baba Atal Rai Tower : Located at a distance of few kilometers from the main town, Baba Atal Rai Tower is also a site worth visiting. It is believed that Guru Har Gobind died at this spot. Named after the son of Guru Har Gobind, this nine storied building is an important landmark of the place. Climbing on to the top gives you a panoramic view of the entire area. The first floor of the tower houses some of the miniatures related to Guru Nanak's life and his preaching. Makes a must visit.

Wagah Border : One of the many nearby places to visit from Amritsar is the Wagah Border. Located on the Indo-Pakistan border, Wagah is 28 kilometers from the main town. A good number of visitors come to this place to see the change of guards ceremony and the flag hoisting and lowering activities which are done with great skill and precision by the border security forces of both the countries. A site you cannot afford to miss.

Amritsar Excursions :

Amanat Khan Serai : Amanat Khan Serai is famous for its ornamental gateway and glazed tile decorations. A must see, it is located at a distance of 38 kilometers from Amritsar.

Baba Bakala : Located at a distance of 45 kilometers from Amritsar, Baba Bakala is an important site to visit. The magnificent Gurudwara here is dedicated to the ninth Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Tegh Bahadur.

Gobindwal Sahib : Located at a distance of 30 kilometers from Amritsar, the Gobindwal Sahib is another place to visit during your excursion from Amritsar. Here you can also have a look at the final resting-place of Guru Angad Devji that stands nearby.

Tarn Taran : Located at a distance of 25 kilometers from Amritsar, Tarn Taran is a famous excursion point. One of the important spots to see here is the sacred tank, which is believed to have curative powers. It is believed that if a leper successfully swims across the tank, he or she can be cured of the disease. Tarn Taran also has a highly revered Gurudwara built by Guru Arjan Dev in AD 1768. This Gurudwara is built in memory of Guru Ram Das. It is amazing to see how the architecture of the Golden Temple has influenced the other significant structures. The Gurudwara of Tarn Taran is also made in the same architectural style.





Best Destinations
Agra Travel Guide Ajmer Travel Guide Allahabad Travel Guide
Alleppey Travel Guide Amritsar Travel Guide Bangalore Travel Guide
Bikaner Travel Guide Bodhgaya Travel Guide Chennai Travel Guide
Cochin Travel Guide Coimbatore Travel Guide Darjeeling Travel Guide
Delhi Travel Guide Dharamshala Travel Guide Goa Travel Guide
Haridwar Travel Guide Jaipur Travel Guide Jaisalmer Travel Guide
Jhansi Travel Guide Jodhpur Travel Guide Kanniyakumari Travel Guide
Kovalam Travel Guide Madurai Travel Guide Mahabalipuram Travel Guide
Manali Travel Guide Mandawa Travel Guide Mathura Travel Guide
Mumbai Travel Guide Munnar Travel Guide Mysore Travel Guide
Ooty Travel Guide Orchha Travel Guide Periyar Travel Guide
Pondicherry Travel Guide Pushkar Travel Guide Ranakpur Travel Guide
Rishikesh Travel Guide Shekhawati Travel Guide Shimla Travel Guide
Trichy Travel Guide Trivandrum Travel Guide Udaipur Travel Guide
Varanasi Travel Guide Varkala Travel Guide



Amritsar Travel Guide : Reservation Form
* Name
* E-mail Address
Phone : (Include Country/Area Code)
*Correspondence Address
*Your Country
* Validation Code
* Tentative Date of Travel:
* Duration of Travel in India (Approx.):
* No. of People Travelling : Adults Children
* Your Budget (in $) [Per Person/Per Day]
Hotels Category
* Preferences / Details of Services Required