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  • Jallianwala Bagh

    Jallianwala Bagh

    Jallianwala Bagh is a public garden in Amritsar famous for one of the most tragic yet landmark events in the history of India. This is where the Amritsar Massacre of 1919 took place.

    The British Army soldiers upon receiving orders from General Dyer opened fire on a huge, ...

    Monument Museum Landmark
  • Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum

    Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum

    Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum was the erstwhile summer palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the first ruler of the Sikh Empire. The museum displays articles related to Maharaja Ranjit Singh, old paintings, manuscripts and coins, which are centuries old. The museum makes for a fascinating visit especially for those interested in ...

    Museum Cultural
  • The Golden Temple

    The Golden Temple

    The Harmandir Sahib, famous in the world as the Golden Temple, is Sikhism’s holiest shrine, visited by millions of pilgrims and tourists from all over the world.

    The temple's architecture is beautiful beyond imagination and the serene sarovar that surrounds the temple, the holy lake that is believed ...

    Religious Cultural
  • Durgiana Temple

    Durgiana Temple

    An important Hindu temple situated in the city of Amritsar, Durgiana Temple is devoted to Goddess Durga. It is also known as the Lakshmi Narayan Temple and was built during the 16th century. Similar to the sarovar in Golden Temple, there is also a water tank or lake surrounding the ...

    Religious Cultural
  • Wagah Border

    Wagah Border

    The only road border crossing between India and Pakistan, Wagah lies between Amritsar in India and Lahore in Pakistan, and is located approximately 29 kilometres away from the city.

    It is home to the Radcliffe Line, which is the demarcation between India and Pakistan and was drawn during ...

    Landmark Cultural
  • Mandir Mata Lal

    Mandir Mata Lal

    Mata Lal Devi temple was built on the lines of the sacred Vaishnodevi temple in Jammu. The temple is the shrine of 20th century female saint Mata Lal Devi Ji popularly known as ‘Pujya Mata Ji’. The temple houses many statues of gods and goddesses with the sacred seat of ...

    Religious
  • Chand Baori

    Chand Baori

    Chand Baori is perhaps one of the most famous attractions in Amritsar. It is a spectacular step-well that also boasts of being one of the deepest and largest step wells in India. The well was constructed around 800 A.D. The well has 3500 narrow steps that tale you 13 stories ...

    Places To See Around Monument
  • Gurdwara Bibeksar Sahib

    Gurdwara Bibeksar Sahib

    The sacred Gurdwara Bibeksar Sahib marks the place where Shri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji used to tie his horse to the Kareer tree. The gurdwara is situated on the banks of Bibeksar Sarovar which was dug by Shri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji himself. The gurdwara was constructed by the famous ...

    Religious Monument
  • Khalsa College

    Khalsa College

    Spread across 300 acres of land, the historical Khalsa College was founded in 1892 by the leaders of the Singh Sabha Movement. Khalsa College is not only known for its history and scholars but also for the architectural grandeur that the building boasts of. The architecture of the Khalsa College ...

    Monument Landmark
  • ISKCON Amritsar Sri Sri Radha Gokulananda Temple

    ISKCON Amritsar Sri Sri Radha Gokulananda Temple

    At a walking distance form the world famous Golden Temple, the ISKCON Amritsar Sri Sri Radha Gokulananda Temple is one of the prime attractions of Amritsar. The temple was founded by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). The temple houses the idols of many Hindu gods and goddesses with ...

    Religious Monument
  • Gurudwara Ramsar Sahib

    Gurudwara Ramsar Sahib

    Elegantly standing alongside the Ramsar sarovar, the Gurudwara Ramsar Sahib is located near the Chativind Gate. Guru Arjun Dev, the fifth Sikh Guru, chose the site of Gurudwara Ramsar Sahib as the spot where Guru Granth Sahib would take form. Naturally, this gurudwara is of special significance to the ...

    Religious Monument
  • Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree

    Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree

    Holding a spiritual importance in the lives of the devotees, the Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree (a jujube tree) is one of the most visited and talked about scared places in Amritsar. Located in the Golden Temple Complex, the Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree stands on the eastern side of the Amrit ...

    Religious
  • Gurudwara Guru Ka Mahal

    Gurudwara Guru Ka Mahal

    Gurudwara Guru Ka Mahal was established in 1573 by Guru Ram Das as his residence. This gurudwara is very sacred to the Sikh people as many of the 10 Sikh gurus are associated with the gurudwara. This is the birthplace of Baba Atal Rai and Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji. ...

    Religious
  • Gurudwara Saragrahi Sahib

    Gurudwara Saragrahi Sahib

    Gurudwara Saragrahi Sahib stands as a testimony to the bravery of the Sikh soldiers in the battle of Saragrahi. Often known as the Saragrahi memorial, the gurudwara was built to pay homage to those Sikh soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the fight against Pathans. On all sides, the gurudwara ...

    Religious
  • Kaiser Bagh Park

    Kaiser Bagh Park

    Built in between 1845-1850, the Kaiser Bagh Park is one of the most popular attractions of Amritsar. The quadrangular park boasts of a graceful pavilion, which is surrounded by yellow buildings on three sides. The entrance to the park is fascinating to say the least. A flight of stairs leads ...

    Park/Garden
  • Rambagh Gardens

    Rambagh Gardens

    Elegant and beautiful, the Rambagh Gardens is situated within the confines of the summer palace of the Maharaja Ranjit Singh which has now been converted into a museum. Formerly known as ‘Company Garden’, the garden got its present name from Maharaja Ranjiit Singh. The great king of Punjab named the ...

    Park/Garden
  • Akal Takht

    Akal Takht

    Akal Takht serves as one of the five seats of Sikh religious authority. Akal which means the ‘Timeless One’ while Takht means ‘the throne’. Translated, Akal Takht means the ‘Throne of the Immortal’. It is also the central altar for the Sikh political assembly. Shri Guru Hargobind Singh laid the ...

    Religious Monument
  • Serai Amanat Khan

    Serai Amanat Khan

    Sarai Aamanat Khan is one of the several caravan sarais (resting places) built by the Mughals on the Grand Trunk Road. The purpose of the sarais was to make the otherwise long and difficult journey between Lahore and Agra an easier one.

    Sarai Amanat Khan was ...

    Places To See Around Monument
  • Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s Statue

    Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s Statue

    Maharaja Ranjot Singh’s glorious statue adorns the lush green Rambagh Garden. The statue shows Maharaja Ranjit Singh saddled on his horse proudly looking towards the horizon. The statue is a symbol of the Sikh power during the 18th century. ...

    Monument
  • Maharaja Ranjit Singh Panorama

    Maharaja Ranjit Singh Panorama

    The Rambagh Garden in Amritsar boasts of housing the panorama of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Making use of excellent three dimensional montages, the panorama depicts important events in the life of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, also known as the 'Lion of Punjab'. The Panorama is a joint venture of The National Council ...

    For Kids Cultural
  • Harike Wetland and Bird Sanctuary

    Harike Wetland and Bird Sanctuary

    Harike Wetland and Bird Sanctuary is the largest wetland in northern India. Spreading over three districts – Kapurthala, Firozepur and Amritsar – the Harike Wetland and Bird Sanctuary was formed when when the Harike barrage was constructed on the confluence of Rivers Beas and Sutlej in 1953.

    For Kids Places To See Around
  • Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib

    Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib

    Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib commemorates the memory of Bir Baba Budha Sahib who was a venerable Sikh during the time of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Legends have it that Bab Budha was so impressed with the hospitality and Guru Arjan Dev and his wife Mata Ganga that he ...

    Religious
  • Khair ud Din Masjid

    Khair ud Din Masjid

    The beautiful Khair ud Din Masjid was built in 1876 by Muhammad Khairuddin. The mosque holds great importance in India’s freedom struggle. It was from this mosque that Tootie-e-Hind, Shah Attaullah Bukhari, called upon the people to wage war against the British rulers. Apart from the historical and religious importance ...

    Religious Cultural Places To See Around
  • Sri Ram Tirath Temple

    Sri Ram Tirath Temple

    Sri Ram Tirath Temple is dedicated to the Hindi god – Lord Rama. The temple complex contains a hut and a tank. The temple is believed to be at the place where sage Valmiki had his ashram. According to Hindu mythology, Valmiki gave shelter to Goddess Sita in his ...

    Religious
  • Santokhsar Sahib

    Santokhsar Sahib

    Santokhsar Sahib is one of the five holy sarovars that was constructed by Guru Arjan Dev. Guru Mar Das started the excavation for the sarovar and it was completed by Guru Arjan Dev. The story behind the name of the sarovar states that Guru Amar Das found a saint ...

    Religious
  • Tarn Taran Sahib

    Tarn Taran Sahib

    One of the most sacred places for the Sikh community, Tarn Taran Sahib is a city founded by the fifth Sikh guru, Shri Guru Arjan Dev.

    Historically and religiously important gurudwaras like Darbar Sahib Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji and Gurudwara Guru Ka Khuh are located ...

    Religious
  • Gurudwara Mata Kaulan

    Gurudwara Mata Kaulan

    Gurudwara Mata Kaulan is located on the west side of the Gurudwara Baba Atal. It is a sacred Sikh shrine honouring the lady saint Mata Kaulan. It is believed that Mata Kaulan left her family to pursue the path of religious piety. She took refuge with Shri Guru Hargobind Singh ...

    Religious
  • Gurudwara Pipli Sahib

    Gurudwara Pipli Sahib

    Located about 1.5 kilometres west of Amritsar railway station, Gurudwara Pipli Sahib was built to commemorate the memory of Shri Guru Arjan Dev Ji. The gurudwara got its name from the old Peepal tree that once stood at the site of the gurudwara. ...

    Religious
  • Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai

    Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai

    Situated on the south of the Golden Temple, Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai is one of the tallest structures in Amritsar. The gurudwara is a nine storeyed octagonal tower. It is a cenotaph that enshrines the remains of Baba Atal Rai, the son of Shi Hargobing Singh Ji. According to legend, ...

    Religious
  • Gurudwara Chheharta Sahib

    Gurudwara Chheharta Sahib

    Located in the village of Guru Ki Wadali, 7 kilometres west of Amritsar, the Gurudwara Chheharta Sahib has a well that is of historical and religious importance The well was dug by Shri Guru Arjan Dev to celebrate the birth of his son Shri Guru Hargobing Sahib. The well has ...

    Religious Places To See Around
  • Dera Baba Jaimal Singhji

    Dera Baba Jaimal Singhji

    Boasting of a beautiful and serene location by the banks of River Beas, Dera Baba Jaimal Singhji is an important religious site for the Sikh community all over the world. It is said that Baba Jaimal Singh Ji studied the Guru Granth Sahib and came to the conclusion that the ...

    Religious Places To See Around
  • Amritsar at night

    Amritsar at night

    Although devoid of bars and clubs, the nightlife in Amritsar is quite lively nonetheless and offers a truly unique and intriguing experience. A visit to the Golden Temple at night is must when it is beautifully lit up. It is also a real treat for photographers wanting to capture the ...

    Religous