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North India

Amritsar

Amritsar, the holy city of the Sikhs, has grown from a sacred village pond into a spiritual life centre of Sikh culture. The city gets its name from the pool (Amritsar = Pool of Nectar) which was constructed by the fourth religious preceptor of the Sikh faith. It is most famous for its Golden Temple which is the most sacred place on earth for Sikhs. As its name suggests the outer surface of this temple is covered with wafer thin gold plate. This temple is the major attraction to the city and is open to all.

Because of its strategic location and presence of many religious sites, Amritsar is considered to be one of the most traveled destinations in India. Amritsar Tours is custom made to make your holidays a memorable affair. Amritsar is located in the northern part of India thus an ideal place for vacations.

It is believed that the foundation of the present day city of Amritsar was laid in 1574 by Guru Ram Das. Amritsar has an array of tourist attractions that lure travelers from every part of world. Amritsar Travel Packages are the best way to enjoy the ethnicity and heritage of North India. Reflecting true essence of India Tours, Amritsar is a wise choice for holidaying.

 

Tourist Attractions

Among the famous tourist attractions of Amritsar is Golden Temple. Also famous as Sri Harmandir Sahib, Golden Temple was founded by Guru Ram Das in the 14th century. Regarded as one of the most sacred placed of Sikhs, the temple has influence of Hindu- Muslim style of architecture. Chiefly a pilgrim spot for Sikhs, it is visited by people of all religions.


Jalianwala Bagh is located close to Golden Temple and is historically memorable place. During the colonialism of British era, this site has borne testimony to the large massacre which is remembered till date as ‘Jalianwala Bagh Massacre’. It is recorded in history that many Punjabis were attending a Baisakhi congregation but General Dyer set on fire the site and many people lost their life.  Today also it remains one of the famous places of interest in Amritsar and people love to see it on their tour to Amritsar.


Tour Packages for Amritsar also takes visitors to Durgiana Temple which is located in close proximity of Golden Temple. This Hindu temple is structured in Golden Temple style. Principally dedicated to Goddess Durga, this temple also has idols of Lakshmi and Narayana. Standing in the center of a lake, the temple is belived to be built in 16th century.

Baba Atal Rai Tower is one more sightseeing places of Amritsar. This place is regarded as the final resting place of Guru Har Gobind. Visitors can have a panoramic view of the city by climbing the ninth floor of the building.

If patriotism is forcing you to witness the life of our brave soldiers and have a look at Indo-Pak border, come to Wagah Border which is included in Amritsar Tour Packages. Flock this place during sunset and you will be overwhelmed to witness the ‘Change of Guard’ ceremony. Just come in time and reserve your seat to have an excellent view.

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shopping in Amritsar

Besides sightseeing in Amritsar, tourists can also enjoy shopping in Amritsar. A shopper’s paradise, Amritsar can fill your suitcases with pieces of handicrafts and handlooms, Phulkari works, Punjabi jutis, Hand-woven carpets, blankets, woolen garments, patiala salwars. Also have jams, jellies, pickles and dry fruits on your trip to Amritsar.


How to reach Amritsar
It is connected through air by means of Raja Sansi Airport, through rails, and road via buses, taxis and personal wagons.

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