Amritsar is a historic city located in Punjab that holds an eminent position in India's battle with the British. It is also regarded as a holy city for the Sikhs. The most significant treasure in the city is the famous Golden Temple or the Harmandir Sahib Gurdwara which is the holiest shrine of Sikhism. A visit to this city is surely an enrichment to the soul.
1) Golden Temple
The Golden Temple in Amritsar encapsulates the qualities of Sikhism. The sight of the magnificent structure standing amidst a man-made lake is bound to mesmerize every visitor. The Golden Temple attracts pilgrims and tourists from worldwide. The holy shrine is covered in gold inside out. The environment in the temple provides calmness to one's soul. A dip in the holy Sarovar (pond) is refreshing and the langar, the largest free community kitchen in the world, feeds more than 100,000 people every day. The temple welcomes everyone irrespective of caste, creed, or religion. The Golden temple is one of the top places to visit in Amritsar.
2) Wagah Border
Amritsar is only 30 odd minutes from the India-Pakistan border-known as the Wagah Border. It is famous for its border closing ceremony that takes place every evening. A huge number of people, including locals and tourists assemble to witness the customary choreographed ceremony which involves the lowering of the flags on both sides of the border and a change of the guards. The entire program involves music, perfect coordinated movements and is held with a lot of grandeur which makes it a delightful experience. The Wagah Border is surely a must visit place in Amritsar.
3) Jallianwala Bagh
The Jallianwala Bagh tragedy, occurred on 13 April 1919 when troops of the British Indian Army under the summon of Colonel Reginald Dyer open fired into a crowd of unarmed protesters, alongside Baishakhi travellers, who had accumulated in Jallianwala Bagh. The Jallianwalla Bagh is a public garden of 6 to 7 acres. It houses a well and a memorial built in honour of the massacre victims.