Located in Punjab, Amritsar is the spiritual and cultural center of the Sikh community. It is one of the largest cities of north-west India. This city was founded in the 16th century by the fourth Sikh Guru, Guru Ramdas ji and its name falls on the name of a holy tank named Amrit Sarovar. In 1601, Guru Arjun Dev Ji, the successor of Guru Ramdas Ji, developed Amritsar. He also completed the construction work of a grand temple here, which was started by Guru Ramdas Ji. Prior to the partition of 1947, Amritsar was a city of undivided Punjab’s commercial and commercial importance. Although after partition, Amritsar became a marginal city and its western border looks to Pakistan. Today, business activities of this city are limited to just cosmetics and fabrics, handicrafts, agricultural products, service trade and small machines and equipment. Tourism is a major business activity in this area.
Amritsar and surrounding tourist sites
There are many historical gurus in Amritsar. Of these, Harmandir Sahib is the most important, which is also known as Golden Temple. Due to being an important center of religious faith, around one lakh tourists visit every part of the world from different parts of the world. Mr. Akal Takht, the highest casket of the Templar authority of Kishola, is also located in the premises of this grand temple. Apart from this, other places of pilgrimage in Amritsar include Bibekarsar Sahib, Baba Atal Sahib, Ramsar Sahib and Santokhsar Sahib. In addition to being a Sikh pilgrimage center, Amritsar has a very tragic event of Indian freedom struggle. In 1919, there was a horrendous massacre at Jallianwala Bagh. Memorials have also been set here to pay tributes to those killed. Other historical heritage include Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, Khairuddin Mosque, Bhatinda Fort, Saragarhi Memorial and Govindgarh Fort, which show the brave struggle of the Sikhs against the British rule. The military outpost located on the India-Pakistan borderline is known as the Wagah border. The parade being here is very popular among the tourists. Not only this, there are many such temples, including the Durgiana Temple, Temple Mata Lal Devi, Iskcon Temple, Hanuman Mandir and Sri Ram Tirtha Temple in Amritsar city, which are quite revered among the Hindu devotees. Kaiser Bagh, Rambagh, Khalsa College, Gurunanak Dev University, Taran Taran and Pul Kanjari Amritsar and some other nearby tourist places.
How to reach
Being the important city of Punjab, it is easily accessible from major parts of India and from abroad through air, rail and road. Here is Sri Guru Ramdas Ji International Airport and Amritsar railway station connects this city with all the major parts of the country. Due to being settled on the Grand Truck Road (NH-1), you can reach Amritsar easily through bus and taxi.
Best time to roam
Like other cities in northwestern India, Amritsar has three major weather conditions of summer, rain and cold. By the way, you can go to Amritsar in the entire year anytime, but it is best to travel to the city from the beginning of October to the end of March.