Amritsar is a bustling city in Punjab, home to the most famous Golden Temple. It is also one of the biggest cities in Punjab after Ludhiana as it is an important cultural, transportation and economic centre. Amritsar is a holy city due to its history of having been founded by the fourth Sikh Guru. However, the city has also seen considerably painful experiences during the Independence movement and the Partition after. Nonetheless, it has emerged to become a lively city with its numerous pilgrim centres and historical places. The city welcomes many tourists and those passing by and with our Treebo Amritsar, they are never at a loss for a comfortable budget stay experience.
There are plenty of things to see and do in Amritsar. Read on to finalise your itinerary.
- Golden Temple:
The Golden Temple is known by various names such as Harmandir Sahib or Darbar Sahib. Along with the Gurudwaras in Katarpur and Nankana Sahib, the Golden Temple is the holiest site of pilgrim for the Sikhs. However, this magnificent temple is open to everyone irrespective of their religion. Invite yourself to this sea of tranquillity amongst chaos and dip your feet in this ocean of spirituality for a refreshing start to your journey.
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Timings: 4:00 am to 10:00 pm
- Wagah Border:
The Wagah border is between Amritsar and Lahore. Here the main highlight is the “beating retreat” where the army from both sides of the border performs elaborate drills in perfect synchronicity. This happens every evening as the flags are lowered and amidst cheering spectators and rising nationalistic fervour. A must-visit, book hotels in Amritsar and witness this glorious drill live.
Timings: Ceremony timings are 4:15 pm during winters and 5:15 during summers
- Jallianwala Bagh:
Jallianwala Bagh was once a verdant garden in the vicinity of the Golden Temple and was used by the pilgrims to rest. Though the place had over time lost its greenery and become hemmed in by construction with only one narrow exit. The garden is now a memorial for those who died in the infamous Jallianwala Bagh massacre.
Visit this memorial and see through history the stories of those who were martyred.
Timings: 6:30 am to 7:30 pm
- Partition Museum:
The Partition Museum in Amritsar is also quite close to the Golden Temple. It is a public museum dedicated to preserving the history of partition and its subsequent violence. The Museum preserves an important history of the largest migration ever. It fills the void left by those who experienced the trauma of leaving their homes never to return.
Be a part of their stories by lending an ear and having an enriching travel experience.
Timings: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
- Mandir Mata Lal Devi:
The Lal Devi Mandir was built for the worship of Mata Lal Devi who lived in the 20th century and was said to have miraculous powers. She was a Brahmachari who was born in Lahore and migrated to Amritsar after Partition. She is said to have attained Nirvana and her shrine is said to have miraculous powers. It is visited especially by women who wish to have children. Experience the miracle and pious atmosphere of the temple here and book a Treebo Amritsar close by for an easier commute.
Timings: Open 24 hourse
- Ram Bagh Gardens:
The Ram Bagh Gardens was built during the reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh in Amritsar. It is named after the fourth Sikh guru, Guru Ram Das. The entire complex consists of a Palace, a monument and a garden. The majorly Mughal-style monument evokes an old-world charm. The entire area is till today wonderfully maintained. This wistful and charming area is ideal to hang out with friends and family or for just an idyllic stroll amidst the greenery.
Enjoy the spacious garden at leisure by booking Hotels in Amritsar that are nearby.
Timings: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Gobindgarh Fort:
The Gobindgarh Fort is located in the heart of the city of Amritsar and symbolises the glorious and rich history of Punjab. This formidable fort was first built by Dhillon Jat Misldar of the Bhangi Misl and later reworked by Maharaja Ranjit Singh who also renamed it after the 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh. First built in the 18th century and since then occupied by various rulers of Punjab until it was occupied by the British and passed on to the Indian Army. The Fort is now open to the public and being redeveloped as a museum and theme park.
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Timings: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
- Sri Ram Tirath Temple:
Sri Ram Tirath Temple is also known as Bhagwan Valmiki Tirath Asthan. The temple is dedicated to sage Valmiki who is said to have written the Ramayana. According to popular legends, the seat of the temple is where Sage Valmiki resided and hosted Sita after she was banished by Ram. It is here that she is supposed to have given birth to Lava and Kusha.
The temples host a 5-day fair annually after a fortnight has passed after Diwali. Thousands of pilgrims throng the temple complexes and take a dip at the nearby tank. They also set loose lamps of butter said to please Lord Rama and to wash their sins.
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- Khairuddin Mosque:
This beautiful mosque in Amritsar was built by Muhammad Khairuddin in 1876 CE. The mosque is much revered and finds pilgrims all year round. It is also a historically important mosque as it was here that Shah Atatullah Bukhari called upon people to fight against the British. The mosque is also knowns as the Jama Masjid. It is magnificently built of marble and decked with miniature paintings.
Make sure you don’t miss this beauty by booking the nearest Hotels in Amritsar.
- Khalsa College:
The Khalsa College is a historically and architecturally important college. It was built during the British era by Sikhs who wanted a college to educate the Sikhs and Punjabis. Donations from rich Punjabis poured in in the form of land and money and hence it became possible to build the college. The college was then designed by Ram Singh who had also designed one of the Palaces in England.
The college is still functioning and imparting education to all and several architectural students visit it for their case studies.
Do take a look at this marvellous college and for easier access to it, book a Hotel in Amritsar close by.
Amritsar, as you must have known by now is a vibrant city full of pockets of history that anyone can come and take a look at. The city and its story give spiritual and cultural richness to anyone who visits these places. Therefore, to get the best of the city book Treebo Amritsar for a higher level of comfort and security along with great amenities.
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