Amritsar is a city in the Indian state of Punjab. It is famous for the splendid Golden Temple which is considered to be the spiritual centre for Sikhs around the world. The city has also been an important landmark for the freedom movement in India. Many ancient temples, and some prominent gardens are spread across this bustling city, and make for a great sightseeing experience.
Amritsar’s trademark monument—the Golden Temple, is a spectacular sightseeing destination. Devotees from around the world visit this holy shrine to bathe in the sacred waters of the encircling Amrit Sarovar that is known to have remedial properties. The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, a tragic incident that took place in the Jallianwala Bagh during the freedom movement of India, is commemorated here by the eternal-burning flame. What makes these gardens a great tour of history is the exhibition of stories and portraits of the freedom fighters that is hosted here. Amritsar is home to the majority of people following the Sikh religion, and houses a beautiful museum called as the Central Sikh Museum, situated in the complex of the Golden Temple. The museum showcases the history of the Sikh community, and has a huge collection of manuscripts, coins, weaponry, and paintings. A very interesting show takes place at about 30 kms from Amritsar—the Wagah Border, which separates India and Pakistan, has a daily beating retreat ceremony. The two nations put on a friendly show of strength as the soldiers parade, before shutting the gates at dusk. Apart from sightseeing, Amritsar offers attractive options for shopping as well. The traditional Punjabi Jootis are a type of colourful footwear made from leather. The Mochi Bazaar is a perfect place to pick up these shoes available for both men and women.
Experience this lively city bustling with spiritual energy. Taj Swarna—a Taj Hotel, is your best guide to the many hidden marvels in Amritsar.