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AmritsarIndia

Visit this holy Sikh city and above the bustling markets and medieval town gates, you will see the spires of one of the most spectacular temples in all of India. 

Amritsar is a vibrant city bustling with people and pilgrims from all over India who come to worship at the magnificent Golden Temple. Explore the Amritsar’s intriguing old town and discover modern Amritsar, which thrives across the railway tracks in the northern districts. Visit the town’s other temples and learn about its history at museums.

Amritsar was founded in 1577 by Guru Ram Das, after he discovered a bathing pool thought to have healing powers. It has grown to become the largest city in Punjab and welcomes millions of visitors each year, many of whom are Sikhs who come to volunteer and worship at their most revered shrine, the Golden Temple.

Admire the temple’s golden façade shimmering in the sun, appearing as if it is floating above the water. Before entering, wash your feet and cover your head with a scarf. Once inside, see the Guru Granth Sahib, a large book containing the holy scripture of the Sikhs, which is read aloud as part of the daily service. The temple is also home to the Central Sikh Museum, where you can find a large gallery of paintings documenting Sikh history.

Explore the old town within the 12 city gates and you will discover a number of other interesting attractions. Visit the cave-like Mata Temple, the city’s main Hindu place of worship. The former Summer Palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh is now a museum displaying weapons, oil paintings and other artifacts from the Sikh period.

Take a walk around the Jallianwala Bagh Gardens. These were planted in memory of the Amritsar massacre in 1919, when British soldiers killed over 1000 unarmed protestors.

Amritsar has an international airport and good rail links with all other major cities in the country. The city’s popularity means traffic can be busy, so auto rickshaws are the best way to get around. Winter, between October and March, is the best time to visit.

Top hotels in Amritsar

Fairfield by Marriott Amritsar
Fairfield by Marriott Amritsar
4 out of 5
The price is Rs2,499 per night from 19 Jan to 20 Jan

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mata Lal Devi Temple and Katra Jaimal Singh Market. Golden Temple and Mall of Amritsar are also ...

4.2/5Excellent! (249 reviews)
Good service

"Everything is good"…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar 2020

Fairfield by Marriott Amritsar
Taj Swarna
Taj Swarna
Plot No. C-3, Opposite Basant Avenue, Outer Circular Road, Amritsar, Punjab
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs4,900 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan

Located in the heart of Amritsar, this eco-friendly hotel is 3.1 mi (5 km) from Golden Temple and 21.5 mi (34.6 km) from Wagah Border.

4.4/5Wonderful! (96 reviews)

"Very good hotel with very good courteous staff"…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2020

Taj Swarna
Hyatt Regency Amritsar
Hyatt Regency Amritsar
4.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs4,500 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan

Located in the heart of Amritsar, this luxury hotel is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Mall of Amritsar, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Hall Bazar and Jallianwala Bagh Monument. ...

4.1/5Very Good! (460 reviews)

"Very neat and clean. Staff is awesome . They are very helpful"…"

Reviewed on 26 Dec 2020

Hyatt Regency Amritsar
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Amritsar

OYO 16379 Hotel LivInn Hub
OYO 16379 Hotel LivInn Hub

Located in the heart of Amritsar, this apartment building is within 3 miles (5 km) of Mall of Amritsar, Golden Temple and Katra Jaimal Singh Market. Hall Bazar ...

OYO 16379 Hotel LivInn Hub
Travel Lodge
Travel Lodge

Situated in Lahore, this apartment building is within 6 miles (10 km) of Packages Mall, M.M. Allam Road and Joyland. Gaddafi Stadium and Liberty Market are also ...

Travel Lodge
Mian Ayyaz Law Associates
Mian Ayyaz Law Associates

Situated in Lahore, this residence is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Sozo Water Park and within 9 miles (15 km) of Shalimar Gardens and Joyland. Wagah Border and Bagh-e ...

Mian Ayyaz Law Associates
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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