Amritsar

GURU DI NAGRI

AMRITSAR

Amritsar, literally a Pool of Nectar, derives its name from Amrit Sarovar, the holy tank that surrounds the splendid Golden Temple. Guru Ramdas, the fourth Guru of the Sikh faith, founded Amritsar in 1579. He constructed a pool on land gifted by the Mughal Emperor Akbar and called it Amritsar. One of the most pristine cities with Guru-vaani humming from the Gurudwaras, Amritsar is renowned world over for the Golden Temple, also known as Harmandir Sahib Gurudwara - the holiest Gurdwara. It’s at the end of a causeway, surrounded by the sacred Amrit Sarovar tank (lake), where pilgrims bathe. This place is also famous for its Jallianwala Bagh massacre and its proximity to Wagah Border. The Amritsari cuisine is also very famous. The satiating food and generous dollops of legendary Punjabi hospitality further connive to cast a spell upon the visitor. One of the most agriculturally productive cities of India, Amritsar is well connected with most of the important cities of India.

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

Various mythical and historical narratives like Ram Tirath Temple, the birth place of Luv & Kush of Ramayana and the epic of Ramayana written there by the sage Balmiki, Durgiana Temple of Goddess Durga are attached to this City.   It is also famous for its Jallianwala Bagh massacre and its proximity to Wagah Border, Jama Masjid Khair-ud-din, St.Paul Church, Gobindgarh Fort built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh.  Diwali and Baisakhi are famous for at Amritsar.

DEEP DIVE IN AMRITSAR

HOW TO GET HERE?

Air

Sri Guru Ram Dassjee International Airport is connected by domestic flights to Delhi, Srinagar and Chandigarh and also connected by International flight service to other cities of the world.

Rail

Amritsar is connected by rail with major cities in India.

Road

Amritsar is connected by road with all major cities in India.

EXPLORE MORE ABOUT AMRITSAR

 

DESTINATIONS NEAR AMRITSAR

SOCIAL FEED

Share your moments