Introduction of Amritsar
Punjab’s(state of India) one of the beautiful city named as Amritsar is always a centre of attraction for tourists. Firstly, as it is one of the largest city of Punjab, it is well equipped with all required amenities so it can serve better, Secondly, It is considered as the spiritual and holy centre of Sikhs so they have given a hearty touch to the development of Amritsar. Places to visit in Amritsar are Akal Takht, Sikh Parliament, Durgiyana Temple and a number of other interesting tourist attractions which every enthusiastic traveler would love to explore along with visiting Golden Temple.
Golden Temple – Amritsar
Golden temple is also known as The Harmandir Sahib. It all started by the fifth guru of Sikhs (Guru Arjan), he created Harmandir Sahib in centre of his tank and launched Adi Granth(Sikhism holy scripture). The intention behind constructing Harmandir Sahib was to build a place of worship for everyone irrespective of religion or caste. The golden temple consists of four entrances which represent four directions and conceptualize as Sikhs are always open for all people without concerning about religion or nationality, this is the main reason which attracts international tourists to large extent.
Golden temple is considered as a most visited place when tourist travel to Amritsar. Approximately 1000,000 people worship daily and take part in volunteer activity such as maintaining kitchen and serving meals.Construction of golden temple is also an interesting piece of knowledge, this land was purchased by Guru ram das with the help of people of tung village, they donated 700 rupees for construction of the golden temple.During construction of the golden temple.
The pool was kept empty. It took 8 years to develop the first official site of a golden temple. Sri Harmandir Sahib is built on a 67ft. the square platform in the centre of the tank. The temple itself is 40.5ft. square. It has a door each on the East, West, North, and South. The arch which is known as darshan deori stands at the shore of the bridge. The door frame of the arch is about 10ft in height and 8ft 6inches in a breath.
The door panels are decorated with artistic style.The building work completed in 1601 A.D. on Bhadoon Sudi 1st, 1661 Bikrmi Samvat (August/September 1604).The main structure of Sri Harmandir Sahib is a three-storied. The front, which faces the bridge, brightens up with repeated acute arches and the roof of the first floor is at the height of the 26 feet and 9 inches.It was directly supervised by Guru Arjan Sahib. According to few interviews conducted in 2013, visitors experience a sense of peace inside this architecture. One of the buildings in the golden temple is known as Akal Takht which is a pilgrimage place for Sikh religion’s authorities.
Every year many volunteers are come to Goldern temple to give their “Seva” in Golden temple. and also Golden temple provide Free Hostel for tourist and Traveler are stay in this hostel. also, Golden temple provides free canteen and all visiter and they provide all food free.
Wagah border ceremony
Wagah Border is small places and its 45 Min away from the Golden temple. This place is located Between Indian border and Pakistan Border and Wagah Border are famous for his closing ceremony. Well, you can reach Wagah border by taxi.
The Wagah Border Ceremony started on depending on the sunset time In summer the sunset time is 5:30 PM and Winter the Sunset time is 4:30 PM in Wagah Border. Well, you can go to 1 Hours earlier before the Ceremony started. Because of first you will get a Better site and second have time to go security Control at Wagah Border. When you go to Wagah then don’t carry heavy bags because they don’t allow going Inside with heavy Bags.
When the Main program starts in Wagah Border, Officers of Indian and officers of Pakistan wear a dress all most same but different colors. One by one they started Marching By Indian Soldiers and Pakistan Soldiers. And Indian soldier and Pakistan Soldiers are Open the Border gate and Indian and Pakistan flags are lowered simultaneously. The Soldier is folding the flag and they have closed the Ceremony. When you are visiting in Panjab then Must visit in Wagah border and Experience some amazing soldier Marching with lots of energy.
Places to visit in Amritsar
Here is list some best places to visit in Amritsar.
- Gobindgarh Fort
- Harmandir Sahib
- Jallianwala Bagh
- Khalsa College
- Wagah Border Ceremony
Best hotels in Amritsar
Here is a list of Some Best Hotels Amritsar.
- Hyatt Amritsar
- Best Western Merrion
- Taj Swarna
- Hotel Sawera Grand
- Ramada Amritsar
- Hotel The Raj Continental
- Golden Tulip Amritsar
- Mohan International Hotel