- About Amritsar
- The city of Amritsar with its rich Sikh and Punjabi heritage has a lot to offer to a tourist. The by lanes of the walled city has the antediluvian charm of an era gone by. The sparkling Gurudwaras or the Sikh shrines are paved with the finest marble from Makran and Rajasthan. The walls of all the Gurudwaras are adorned with murals depicting the sacrifices made by the Sikh Gurus and their families. Amritsar is the Mecca of Sikhs.
- The Golden Temple
- Also known as Harminder Sahib, it is the most revered shrine of the Sikhs. The name Golden Temple originated as the sanctum sanctorum Akal Takht has its roof covered with pure gold plates. The Sikhs from all over the world come to visit the shrine at least once in their lifetime. The four gates in four cardinal directions are an open invitation to all to visit the shrine.
- Jallian Wala Bagh
- It gained its place in the annals of the Indian freedom struggle when British General Reginald Dyer mercilessly gunned down hundreds of innocent men, women and children who had gathered in the park on the day of Baisakhi in 1919. The park symbolizes the atrocities committed by the British on the Indian soil.
- wagah border
- When the sun decides to say goodbye to a peaceful day its time For the reunion, which
transcends the boundaries, that man has laid. From Amritsar 35 Km
on the road
to Lahore(Pakistan), is India-Pakistan border,which is also known as "Attari(India)-"Wagah"
(Pakistan) border. A visit to the border is an interesting experience,
especially at sun-set, when the retreat ceremony takes place with the Border
Security Force (B.S.F.) on the Indian side and The Sutlej Rangers on the
Pakistan side putting up a well co-ordinated and spectacular display which
compares very favorably with the changing of royal guard in London.
The sound from the bugles blown together from both sides paints past on the canvas when India and Pakistan were one, simultaneously Flags of the two nations are ceremoniously retrieved and lights are switched on marking the end of the day amidst thunderous applause. Today this point is only land route to approach Pakistan and central Asia.
- Gurudwara shaheed ganj (shaheedan sahib)
- Baba Deep Singh Shahid (26 January 1682 -13 November 1757), is one of most honoured martyrs in Sikh history. He was the founder of the Shahid Misl (group). He was the first head of Damdami Taksal (Damdama school of learning) a 300 years old religious school of the Sikhs which was founded by last Sikh prophet Guru Gobind Singh. Tall and strong he was an exceptionally brave Sikh. A bold and fearless saint-soldier he was ever ready to risk his life for the Panth. Baba ji was born on January 26, 1682 (some records register this as January 20) and died fighting at Amritsar on November 11, 1757 when he was about 75 years old. From about 12 years of age, he grew up around the tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh.
- Goindwal Sahib (Distance from Amritsar : 30Kms. Approx.)
- A few kilometers away from Tarn Taran is the town of Goindwal, where Guru
Amar Das established a new centre for preaching Sikhism. A 'Baoli', well
paved with 84 steps was constructed here.
Whoever takes a bath here and recites Japji Sahib (divine composition of the first Prophet of the Sikhs, Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji ) at each step, and repeats the recitation followed by bath in the Holy Well 84 times, attains moksh, because he lives out 84,000 cycles of birth representing each specie created by God
- Gurudwara Taran tarn sahib (Distance from 25Kms. Approx)
- Tarn Taran Sahib ws founded by the fifth Sikh Guru Shri Guru Arjan Dev Ji
(1563-1606). He laid the foundation of Sri Tarn Taran Sahib Temple.
In 1947, the year of the Partition of India, Tarn Taran was the only tehsil (district) in Punjab with a majority Sikh population. The city was a center of the Sikh insurgency during the 1980s and early 1990s. Tarn Taran Sahib was suggested as the capital of Khalistan, the proposed Sikh independent nation. The main occupation in this area is agriculture and agroindustry with very few other industries.
Tarn Taran district was formed in 2006. The declaration to this effect was made by Captain Amarinder Singh, Ex-Chief Minister of Punjab, during the celebrations marking the martyrdom day of Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji. With this, it became the 19th district of Punjab
- durgiana temple
- Durgiana Temple is a premier Hindu temple of Punjab (India) situated in
the city of Amritsar. This temple derives its name from the Goddess Durga and
it is also called by the name of Lakshmi Narayan Temple
The temple was constructed by Guru Harsai Mal Kapoor on the pattern of the Golden Temple and it is located near the Lohgarh gate. It is sometimes called Silver temple for its carved silver doors. The temple complex has some historic temples such as Sita Mata and Bara Hanuman.
- mata mandir, model town
- Amritsar's Mata Mandir Temple was built in the model of the famous
Vaishno Devi Temple of Katra, Jammu. The Mata Mandir Temple is an eternal
favorite with the Hindu pilgrims and other religiously inclined people too.
It has emerged as a popular haunt for the tourists coming to the city as
well. Not only it has immense religious sentiments attached to it but it has
considerable archaeological importance also.
The Mata Mandir Temple in Amritsar is visited by thousands of devotees and followers every year. The temple witnesses maximum gathering during the festivals. The Mata Mandir Temple is conveniently situated very close to the north western part of Amritsar Railway Station.