This holy city
This holy city lies on the border of Pakistan and is one of the holiest places for Sikhs. The Golden Temple sits at the heart of this beautiful city, the peaceful Sikh shrine provides a place for inspiration and reflection.
Places to Visit-
- Golden Temple is also known as Sri Harmandir Sahib or Swarna Mandir, this shrine was designed by Guru Arjan Sahib. This shrine is very a very important place for Sikhs.
- Wagha Border- is a border between India and Pakistan. Nowadays, it is a famous tourist spot because of the famous retreat ceremony that is held daily before sunset. Almost 5000 people visit the border to be a part of the ceremony.
- Jallianwala Bagh-is a place of great historical importance during the Indian struggle for Independence. It is a public garden that houses a memorial of national importance that was established by the government of India in 1951.
- Guru Ke Mahal-houses the Guru Granth Sahib and their gurus, it was founded by Guru Ram Das in 1573.
- Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum-is a summer palace turned into a museum, it is a lovely building which archives the Royal Heritage of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, such as arms and armour, astonishing paintings, old coins, and manuscripts.
- Gurdwara Mata Kaulan-is located on the edge of Kaulan reservoir, it is named after Kaulan a believer who was punished by the patriarchs.
- Bibeksar Sahib-lies on the banks of Bibeksar Sarovar was constructed by Maharaja Renjith Singh. The place is famous as the congregation site of followers of the 6th Sikh Guru, Hargobind Singh Ji.
- Partition Museum- was the first-ever museum to focus on the millions who had to suffer the consequences of the partition, it was recently opened up in the Town Hall in Amritsar.
- Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree-means reliever of pains and afflictions, it is considered the most sacred tree of Amritsar. This tree comes from an interesting legend of a woman’s husband who was ill and too a dip in holy water and he healed.
- Akal Takht- is the highest political institution of the Sikhs, founded by Guru Hargobind in 1606. Akal Takht is located in the front of the causeway leading to the Golden Temple, Amritsar.
- Gobindgarh Fort-is widely known as a symbol of the era when Punjab was forged. it represents a glorious past of 257 years starting with the Bhangi Misl era and ending with the Indian Army
- Durgiana Temple- also known as Laxmi Narayana Temple, it is a Hindu Temple bearing a stark resemblance to the Golden Temple.
- Goindwal Baoli-is a step-well and was constructed in the 16th century by Guru Amar Das. It is located on the banks of the River Beas and is an important Sikh centre.
- Gurudwara Chhehrta Sahib- is named after a well-made by Guru Arjan Dev for the birth of his son.