This is the very city where the Jalianwala
Bagh Massacre took place in 1919, when the British troops fired upon the
Indian nationalists. Hundreds of thousands of people were killed. Sikh
pilgrims from all over the world travel Amritsar to visit Golden Temple.
Summers are hot with temperature reaching up to a maximum of 34 degrees
centigrade. Winters are chilly and the temperature can drop down to a
minimum of zero degree.
Travel Attractions in Amritsar
The Golden Temple is the holiest of the Sikh shrines. It is the most
visited travel attraction in Amritsar India. Entering the temple is a serene
and majestic experience. The stunning sanctum is flanked burnished marble
The historical monument of Jalianwala Bagh commemorates the mass killing of
the Indians during the independence struggle in India. It was in the year
1919 when General Dyer ordered the British to open fire on the Indian
Nationalists. The Martyr's Gallery is open from 0900 hours to 1700 hours for
Baba Atal Rai Tower
The Baba Atal Rai Tower is yet another attractive feature of the city,
located at a distance of few kilometres from the main town. It is believed
to be the site where Guru Gobind Singh took his last breath. This nine
storey structure offers panoramic views of the surrounding areas.
While at Amritsar, the Wagah border is a not-to-be-missed site. Moving 28
km away from Amritsar takes you to this Wagah, that is located on the
Indo-Pakistan border. It's a sight to behold as the Jawans of the Border
Security Force change places with great skill and precision.
Perhaps, the city of Amritsar leaves none of its people hungry. The Golden
Temple authorities arrange regular Langar for the pilgrims and the poor. For
tourists and locals there are the all-present Dhabas that serve delightfully
delicious and fragrant food at the humblest of prices. Dhabas are the best
options to eat at in Amritsar. No wonder, the food is tasty, fresh and
clean. Amritsari Kulcha is simply irresistible. Kachauris, mah-ki-dal, muli
paratha, thali, gajar ka halwa, jalebis, phirni are the other worth
devouring foods of the city.
Travel a distance of 10 km from the city centre to reach the Raja Sansi
Airport of Amritsar. There are regular flights to Delhi from here. Amritsar
has rail-routes connecting to almost all the major destinations of the
country. There are direct trains to Kolkata, Mumbai, Puri and other places.
There is fabulous road network as well connecting the city to places like
Delhi, Shimla, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Rishikesh, Kullu, Manali and Jammu.