Large hearted people
known for their hard work , patriotic, actively participated in the struggle for independences
, the massacre at Jallianwala Bagh , it self speaks their participation,
which was the turning point in the History of India's struggle for freedom .
Amritsar is not only known for the flourishing textile
Industry , milk processing Plant , electric goods , for auto parts ,
furniture but also a centre for Punjabi cuisine & each eating house has
its own specialty which can not be matched.
murabbas (Indian jams) and papads and warian and sweetmeats are exported to far
off places, right into Punjabi Diaspora abroad.
All that glitter here , for
certain is gold . The temple complex situated in the heart of Amritsar is the most
sacred place for Sikhs. the holy waters of the surrounding sarovar (pool) mirror
the gold of the temple making it an enriching experience . This Majestic
temple complex was founded by the fourth Guru of Sikhs, Guru Ram
who had initially constructed a pool here. This complex has four doors in
four directions , symbolizing equality among all & welcoming every
The holy Book of the Sikh the
"Guru Granth Sahib"is enshrines in this Golden temple, kept covered
under the jeweled canopy at the Darbar Sahib during the day time & returned
ceremoniously to Akal takht .It also houses the Central sikh Museum ,
exhibiting painting coins , manuscripts , arms & other rare artifacts of Sikh
history .After having bath in the sacred pond (a
symbolic cleansing of the soul) Guru ka langar ( free meal )is served to the
visitors irrespective of race, religion, or gender, It
is a place of both stupendous beauty and sublime peacefulness
Just adjacent to the
is the Jallianwala Bagh. It is a major landmark in the history of
India struggle for independence. Here at this site that hundreds of people were shot down by General Dyer.
This brutal massacre of over 2000 innocent unarmed people, on the orders of
a British General on April 13, 1919 highlights the atrocities performed by
the British on Indians. the martyr's memorial built in the shape of an
eternal flame of liberty has become a pilgrim site for every Indian .
This temple is situated outside the Lohagarh gate of the old city, is dedicated to Goddess
and is a centre of pilgrimage for devout Hindus. It resembles to Golden
The small garden with a lively statue of Maharaja
Ranjit Singh, the Lion of Punjab named
after the founder of this city, Guru Ram Das, with a museum
displaying weapons dating back to Mughals & portraits of various dynasties of
Punjab situated nearby near by garden, near to
The Ram Tirath
Tirath is a holy place located 16 Km West of Amritsar on the
Amritsar-Chogawan road, where Lord Valmiki composed Ramayana. The temple site is
also the place of where mother Sita spent some time and gave birth of Luv and
sons of Sri Rama.
of pilgrims from all over world visit the place every year for a holy dip in the
sarovar during the week-long fair from November 26 at this ancient temple
connected with Luv and Kush, sons of lord Rama as well as Maharishi
On the International Boarder between India and
Pakistan, the immaculately dressed Indian soldiers of Boarder security force &
Pakistani Rangers in salwar -Kameez can be seen "Beating the Retreat"
ceremony daily in the evening , Soldiers from both countries march in perfect drill, going through the
steps of bringing down their respective national flags. The pomp
and pageantry of the Beating Retreat and the Change of Guard within handshaking
distance of the Indian and Pakistani forces makes a most charming spectacle for
the visitors form the Indians as well Pakistani side .
Other places to visit . .
Hari-ke Pattan Sanctuary,
Taran taran , Beas the head quarter of Radha Soami sect where millions of
follower visit every day .
The best time to visit :- The best time to visit
is between October and March.
is connected by Indian Airlines flights to
. There is a weekly flight to
is connected with direct trains to
,Calcutta Mumbai , and other places.
447 Km from Delhi,
284 Km from Chandigarh