Tourist Places to See in Amritsar

Tourist Attraction Places in Amritsar

Amritsar city is one of the cities of the Punjab state in India Amritsar is a city in the north-western part of India. The Amritsar city was founded in 1577 by Guru Ram Das which is the fourth Sikh Guru. In this city there are some kind of facility like Railway connectivity as well as air connectivity also. if we talk about railway connectivity this city is connected to most other major cities such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta by an extensive network of rail system.and on the other hand if we talk about air connectivity this Amritsar city connect major Indian city as well as international cities such as Toronto, Srinagar, London, from its airport. The name of the Amritsar Airport is Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport and this airport is on developing day by day. Amritsar is one of the most imp tourist palace The last but not least Amritsar city wich is one of the charming cities of India. There are Some Prime Attractions like Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh, Mata Mandir Temple, Mata Temple, Ram Tirath Temple, Wagah Border

Golden Temple

The Harmandir Sahib also Darbar Sahib and informally referred to as the Golden Temple is a prominent Sikh Gurdwara located in the city of Amritsar, Punjab, India. Golden Temple is the holiest shrine for the people of Sikh religion. The temple was the main centre of the old Amritsar city, which is visited by the Sikh devotees from all parts of the world. Built between 1588 and 1601, the temple architecture is a combination of Hindu and Muslim styles. The Golden Temple Amritsar India (Sri Harimandir Sahib Amritsar) is not only a central religious place of the Sikhs, but also a symbol of human brotherhood and equality. It is a matter of experience rather than a of description. In Golden temple there are four doors to get into the Harmandir Sahib, which symbolize the openness of the Sikhs towards all people and religions . It was built by the fifth Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Arjan Dev . The Golden Temple was built over 200 years ago!!!!! The main shrine of Golden Temple Amritsar is surrounded by pool of water (also called. amrit.). Golden Temple is the most important religious place. The Golden Temple has three holy trees. There is also a small Sikh Museum near the Ghanta Ghar, or clock house. The entire top of the temple is made of pure gold and which adds a lot of pride and beauty to the entire temple. Last but not least Golden Temple is the places of peace and power. The Golden Temple is very special and you should spend some time there as it should give you a very special feeling when u are upset.

Akal Takht

The Akal Takht is the highest seat of temporal authority of the Khalsa. The Akal Takht is located in the Harmandir Sahib complex in Amritsar, Punjab. The original structure of Akal Takht was built by Guru Hargobind ji, Bhai Gurdas ji and Baba Buddha ji, with their own hands. No other person or artist was employed to build the platform. Akal Takht is the primary seat of Sikh religious authority . On the other hand we can say akal Takht is the throne of Sikh religious authority. Many decisions of great importance concerning religious and social life of the Sikh community have been taken here. It is constructed by Guru Hargobind in 1609. Basicaly it is used for social purposes . Many Sikhs used to gather here . There is great significance in Akal Takht being constructed a few paces away from Hari Mandir The main benefit of this is that . each of the two is visible from the other end so that people sitting in Hari Mandir would remember their involvement in politics and vice versa. The Guru said that as long as He was in Hari Mandir he should be treated as a saint and in the Akal Takht he should be looked upon as a temporal king.

Jallianwala Bagh

Jallianwala Bagh is a public garden in Amritsar in the Punjab state of India, established in 1951 The Jallianwala Bagh is situated close to the Golden Temple .The Jallianwala Bagh was bounded on all sides by houses and buildings and had few narrow entrances, most of which were kept permanently locked. But the main entrance was relatively wider . The 1919 Amritsar massacre, known alternatively as the Jallianwala Bagh massacre after the Jallianwala Bagh (Garden) in the northern Indian city of Amritsar, was ordered by General R.E.H. Dyer. On 13 April 1919, the Baisakhi Day, a public meeting was announced to be held in Jallianwala Bagh in the evening. Dyer came to Jallianwala Bagh with a force and began shooting at an unarmed gathering of men, women, and children without warning. Dyer ordered soldiers to reload their rifles several times and they were ordered to shoot to kill... It commemorates 2,000 Indians, who were killed or wounded by the British soldiers during a meeting.

"Towards the exits on the either flank, the crowds converged in their frantic effort to get away, jostling, clambering, elbowing and trampling over each other. The firing still went on. The whole Bagh was filled with the sound of sobbing and moaning and the voices of people calling for help."The flame lighted at Jallianwala Bagh ultimately set the whole of India aflame. It is a landmark in India's struggle for freedom. It gave great impetus to Satyagrah movement, which ultimately won freedom for India on 15 August 1947.

Mata Mandir Temple

This temple is located at Rani Ka Bagh. Mata Lal Devi was a 20th century female saint, and was brought up along the lines of the popular Vaishno Devi temple of Jammu. Women who wish to have children come here to pray.Mata Lal Devi Ji is popularly known as "Pujya Mata ji" . Pujya Mata Ji was born on 21st February, 1923 at Kasoor, District Lahore, now in Pakistan, in Marwaha Khatri family. She was the fourth child among her four brothers and three sisters When she crossed the childhood, it is stated by her elders that Pujya Mata ji used to lock herself in a room for meditation and remained inside the room for weeks together without taking anything except a little water. On hearing the wonderful things about Pujya Mata Ji, the people began to come to Her "Darshan" and for the solution of their respective difficulties. This was a start of the present mission.Pujya Mata Ji was carrying on a very simple routine "a kirtan" by ladies on Tuesday, by men on Sunday evening and the "Jagran" on Ashtami of "Shukla Pakash" of every month in the presence of Pujya mata Ji with Holy Spirit of Bhagwati Chintpurani. During "NAVRATARAS" Lal Bhawan remained crowded with devotees from early hours of morning to late hours of night. Last but not least

Birthday of Pujya Mata ji is celebrated on 21st February every year, as an Annual function with a lot of fun .Great attraction of it is a "Gufa Vaishno Devi Ji". Thousands of people, irrespective of caste, colour and creed visit it daily and it is kept opened from 5:00 am to 11:00 pm. In the routine the visitor offers a little garland of flowers and in return he gets a few petals of flowers as the "Parshad" to eat, which is the panacea and solution of all problems. Free food is served to visitors and a charitable hospital also provides the medical facilities.

Ram Tirath Temple

This Temple is Situated on the outskirts of Amritsar, the temple is the birthplace of Lav and Kush. The sacred place for the Hindus, is visited by a large number of people to get a glimpse of statues illustrating scenes from the mythological Ramayana.

Durgiana Temple

Durgiana Temple is a premier Hindu temple of Punjab situated in the city of Amritsar. It is a few yards away from Railway Station & about 1.5 km. from the Bus Stand. .This temple derives its name from the Goddess Durga and the other name of this Temple is Lakshmi Narayan Temple . The idea to built Shree Durgiana Mandir as it stands today was the brain child of Gur Shai Mal Kapoor, a great visionary and religious minded person. The temple was constructed in 1908 on the pattern of the Sikh Golden Temple and it is located near the Lohgarh gate. It is sometimes called Silver temple for its carved silver doors. There is a countinuous flow of devotees throughout the day till late in the evening . The blessings of the Gods fulfill the desires of all. This temple is more than six hundered years old. Lacs of people visit this holy temple from whole of the country as well as from abroad. All the walls have been decorated with Models & pictures of Gods & Godesses of Durga Mata in various Swaroops Of God.

The temple complex has following temples.

Wagah Border

Wagah is the only road border crossing between Pakistan and India, and lies on the Grand Trunk Road between the cities of Amritsar, Punjab, India, and Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. The border is located 22 km from Lahore and 28 km from Amritsar. Wagah, named Wahga in Pakistan, is a village and this village was divided by independence in 1947. Today, the eastern half of the village remains in the Republic of India while the western half is in Pakistan. The Wagah border closing 'lowering of the flags' ceremony or The Beating Retreat ceremony which is followed by the sequirt force of India (Border Security Force) and Pakistan (Pakistan Rangers) have jointly followed since 1959 .The international borderline between India and Pakistan.This ceremony takes place every evening before sunset and this ceremony starts with a blustering parade by the soldiers from both the sides, and ends up in the perfectly coordinated lowering of the two nations' flags and on the other hand we can say that the beating retreat border ceremony on the international level . One young man (infantryman) stands at attention on each side of the gate .As the sun sets, the iron gates at the border are opened and the two flags are lowered simultaneously. The flags are folded and the ceremony ends with a retreat that involves a brusque handshake between soldiers from either side, followed by the closing of the gates again .Many of the Local visitor as well as international visitor are come for see the ceremony from both sides of the border . As of Jan 2009, the flag lowering ceremony which happens around 4:15 PM everyday has become the main event for tourists. In addition, there is now a short cultural programme also done by local folk dancers (Bhangra) for the waiting crowd before the flag lowering .In the peak crowd of upto 2000+ people can assemble on the Indian side on weekends/long weekends as well as public holidays .

The border gates have a visitor gallery on each side One more thing if you are going in rush area you should have to reach near about 3: 30 pm . There are some seating arrangement which is as below :-

The main thing is that for tourists coming in to see the ceremony, note that the taxis/cars need to be parked about 500m away from the entry gates to the border area. You will need to walk in and reach the visitor gallery .There are no tickets to see this ceremony it is free for viewing for anyone on the Indian side.

Gobind Garh Fort

As the gates of the historical Gobindgarh fort continue to be closed ever since it was handed over to the civil administration, Punjab chief secretary Rakesh Singh has said that the fort would be thrown open to the public in phases, from November 2013. The chief secretary, who inspected key tourism projects on Tuesday, looked into the ongoing restoration work at the historical fort and held a detailed meeting with Punjab tourism department officials. Rakesh Singh said, "The fort will be opened to the public in November on the eve of 'World Tourist Day'. The fort will open for three days a week. It will prove to be a tourist delight since arrangements would be made for a special walk for visitors."

The walk would take the visitors on a voyage that would start from the 'Mukh Dwaar', wind through the Nalwa gate, 'Androoni Gate' and Darbar Hall to the 'Tosha Khana', he added.

This fort has another entrance called Keelar Gate, which is believed to be connected with the tunnel of Lahore. Originally, there were 25 cannons on the ramparts of this fort that are now replaced with modern weaponry. In the heart of the fort, lies a Toshakhana, which was constructed to store grains and provisions for the army of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.