Know for the tradition, culture, sacrifices, and food, Amritsar was found by the fourth Sikh guru, Ram Das. Amritsar is a blend of beautiful people and their culture with the scent of sacrifices and love in the air. Divided into two parts by the railway lines, you can get to know about Indian history, seek blessings from Sikh gurus and have delicious Punjabi food in this city.
So, if you are in Amritsar, don’t forget to visit these 7 places which will fill you up with many different emotions- from soulfulness to patriotism:
Seek blessings at Golden Temple
- 1 Seek blessings at Golden Temple
- 2 Visit the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum
- 3 Remembering the ones who sacrificed their lives for us at Jallianwala Bagh
- 4 Try Parantha and Lassi at Kesar Da Dhaba
- 5 Watch the Wagah-Attari border ceremony at Wagah border
- 6 Shopping at Hall Bazaar
- 7 Go to the birthplace of Luv and Kush
If you are in Amritsar, then you must go to the Golden Temple and seek the blessings from Sikh Gurus. Also known as Harmandir Sahib or Darbar Sahib, it is one of the most visited holy places for Sikhs. Surrounded by a pool of water called the Amrit Sarovar, the temple is made up of gold- that’s why it is known as the Golden Temple.
Golden Temple is an architectural wonder which will rejuvenate your soul and give you internal peace as soon as you enter the holy grounds of the temple. Visiting the Golden Temple in the evening will give you a blissful breathtaking experience when you will see the gold reflecting in the pool of water around it. As the Guru’s offering, you can go and have langar served by Sikhs there. You will never forget this peaceful and soulful experience- all thanks to the aura of almighty Gurus. Just plan your visit safely with Oyo Offers to grab best deals on hotels in Amritsar.
Visit the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum
Visiting the summer palace of Sikh’s first king, Maharaja Ranjit Singh will give you a lot about Punjab’s history and the Amritsar City too. The palace is now turned into Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum which is surrounded by beautiful lush green garden called the Ram Bagh. The museum exhibits many belongings of Maharaja Ranjit Singh itself- from arms, armor, paintings, manuscripts to old coins of that era. The paintings inside the museum speak a lot about Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s lifestyle and the palace. So, if you are at the place, get to know about the history inside out.
Remembering the ones who sacrificed their lives for us at Jallianwala Bagh
Jallianwala Bagh is must go if you want to know about India’s bloody history. Jallianwala Bagh is the place where General Dyer on April 13, 1919, ordered the British troops to open fire on the crowd participating in a meeting. Many innocent people got killed and some of them jumped into the well and got themselves killed. You can go there and see the place from where bullets were fired, the well where people jumped into, and there are some bullet holes marked into a wall too. Moreover, there is a memorial designed by American architect Benjamin Polk fro the ones who sacrificed their lives for us. You will be filled with loads of emotions of anger, nationalism, and thankfulness for the ones who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.
Try Parantha and Lassi at Kesar Da Dhaba
Located in a crowded narrow lane, Kesar Da Dhaba is a very famous restaurant in Amritsar popular for its delicious and mouth-watering food. From the smell of desi ghee and taste of paranthas, chanabhatura, lassis and more will drive you crazy. Though you might find any beautiful food presentation, still as you get the first bite of your food, you become the fanatic of this small restaurant and fall in every bite of food.
Watch the Wagah-Attari border ceremony at Wagah border
Don’t forget to go to Wagah border and witness the ceremony performed by the Border Security Force (BSF) jawans there. It is the dividing line between Pakistan and India where a retreat ceremony i.re lowering the flags is held every evening since 1959. Many visitors go to see this retreat ceremony at Wagah border and Attari border from both countries and the parade fills everyone with patriotism. The BSF jawans give the national flag to children and women, dance on Bollywood songs, and march past. Not only patriotism inside you will wake up and come to the brim of your mouth but also the amount of love, fun, and joy you will have become unforgettable. To visit WagahAttari, you can take a cab from your hotel straight away for which you can take Ola Cab Promo Codes Online which will give amazing packages for complete Wagah borders trips.
Shopping at Hall Bazaar
If you are looking for any shopping market in Amritsar, then Hall Bazar is probably the place you are looking for. Located at Hall Road, this market is one of the busiest places in Amritsar. You can get products from electronics, books, handicrafts, home décor to clothing in the one place at a very affordable price which can be negotiated too. The bazaar gives you very good quality of woolen products like carpets, blankets, and shawls. Also, you can get souvenirs and gifts for your friends and family from this place and be a reason for the smile on their faces.
Go to the birthplace of Luv and Kush
Located 11 km far away from Amritsar City, Ram Tirath is an ancient pilgrimage where it is believed that the twins of Lord Rama and Sita, Luv and Kush were born. This is one of the most visited places in Amritsar by the followers of Lord Rama. Moreover, the holy book of Ramayana was scripted by Sage Valmiki at the Ram Tirath only. The visitors can also find the Valmiki’s old hut here. There are many stories related to this holy place including that the devotee of Lord Rama, Hanuman dug this place. If you are ready for some mythological tour in Amritsar, then go and seek blessings at Ram Tirath.