Amritsar Golden Temple

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History

  • The Golden Temple is the holiest shrine in Sikhism
  • It is also known as Sri Harmandir Sahib or Sri Darbar Sahib
  • It was built in 1604
  • The Temple has been noted for its stunning architecture of intricately engraved gold panels and a dome gilded with 750kg of gold
  • The four entrances of this holy shrine from all four directions signify that people belonging to every walk of life are equally welcome
  • Today, the Golden Temple is one of India’s top tourist attractions
  • As the holiest shrine, it attracts pilgrims from all over the world
  • A place for spiritual solace and religious experience

How to get there

  • From Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport (ATQ) a trip to Amritsar Golden Temple will take about 20 minutes by car/taxi
  • The Golden Temple is accessible by train, Amritsar Railway Station is the closest station

Explore Amritsar

  • Amritsar is located in the Punjab state, North India
  • The city is renowned for its rich culture and history
  • The Punjab state also has a rich Sikh religious history, being the only Sikh majority state in India, making up 57.69% of the population
  • The state is home to a number of attractions such as Anandpur Sahib and the Wagah Border

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