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Welcome to the Holy City Amritsar

Amritsar is one of the most ancient and sacred cities of World. Amritsar is historically also known as Rāmdāspur and colloquially as Ambarsar. The name of the city derives from the name of the pool around the Golden Temple ( Harmandir Sahib) and means "holy pool of nectar" (Amrit: elixir; Sar: (short for sarovar) lake).

It is home to the Harmandir Sahib (referred to as the "Golden Temple" in the western media), the spiritual and cultural center for the Sikh religion. This important Sikh shrine attracts more visitors than the Taj Mahal with more than 100,000 visitors on week days alone and is the most popular destination for Non-resident Indians (NRI) in the whole of India.

Main Attractions

Golden Temple

Sri Harmandir Sahib, also known as Sri Darbar Sahib or Golden Temple, (on account of its scenic beauty andRead more Read More →

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Wagah Border

The 1947 partition of India and Pakistan led to the marking of a long white line that defines theRead more Read More →

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Jallianwala Bagh

The Jallianwala Bagh site is witness to one of the most brutal incidents that took place during the IndianRead more Read More →

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Gandhi Stadium

This 16,000 seater stadium is one of the smallest international test grounds in India. It was built in 1955Read more Read More →

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Samadh of Shravan

Punjab, the land of five rivers has many places of which reflect the historical grandeur of the place. AmritsarRead more Read More →

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The Historical Banyan Tree (Shaheedi Bohr)

The Historical Banyan Tree (Shaheedi Bohr) is located just outside the picturesque Ram Bagh garden situated at Amritsar. WhenRead more Read More →

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Gurudwara Saragarhi Memorial

The Saragarhi Memorial Gurudwara was built to commemorate the 21 martyred Sikh soldiers of the 36th Sikh Regiment. TheRead more Read More →

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Panj Sarovar Yatra

Sikhism is a monotheistic religion that follows the teachings of its ten Gurus and the holy book Sri Guru GranthRead more Read More →

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Lal Devi Mata Mandir

One of the most popular Hindu pilgrimage sites of the state of Punjab, the Mata Mandir Temple is aRead more Read More →

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The Pool of Nectar – Amritsar

This pool of nectar, which is the literal translation of the word "Amritsar" is a sparkling showcase of multifarious traditions and secular culture and a shining light in the landscape of the state of Punjab. Amritsar showcases a magnificent past, splendid present and a hopeful future, it bears the esteemed title of the jewel of Punjab.