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Amritsar

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Overview Religious History and Heritage
How to get there:
Amritsar city situated in northern Punjab state of northwestern India lies about 25 Km east of the border with Pakistan. Amritsar is an important city in Punjab and is a major commercial, cultural, and transportation centre.
By Airways:
The Rajasansi international airport, about 11 km. from town, is connected by flights to Delhi, Srinagar and Chandigarh and some international destination also.
By Railways:
Amritsar is well connected by rail, almost to every corner of the country. There are direct trains to Delhi, Calcutta, Bombay, Puri and other places. The Samjhauta Express also connects Amritsar to Lahore in Pakistan.
By Roadways:
Amritsar is well connected to all the major cities of northern India. Important destinations include Delhi, Shimla, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Rishikesh, Kullu, Manali and Jammu. It is at a distance of 234 km from Chandigarh.


The city of Golden Temple, saints & affectionate people. It is the legacy of fourth Sikh Guru Sahib- Guru Ramdas Ji, he laid the foundation stone of Chak Ramdas or Ramdas Pur, now called as Amritsar, which literally means "Pool of Nectar". Amritsar is home to the Religious Building important to Sikhs - The Golden Temple. Amritsar is an institution by itself. And the Golden Temple is the cradle of Amritsar with the city growing around it nurtured by its divine sanctity. Amritsar is one of the most sacred sikh religious sites in India.

front gate of the golden temple
History of the city

Golden Temple, the religious building important to Sikhs has a legacy associated with it. The Amrit Sarovar or pool of nectar has long been associated with Indian legends and Lord Ramas twin sons had supposedly been taught the Ramayana here. How the land was acquired for the construction of the temple has many stories. Some say the Guru bought it, others say it was granted by emperor Akbar. Whatever the story, it is certain the religious building important to Sikhs was built on a revenue free land.

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Flavours of the city

The city is famous for its culinary delicacies like multi-layered prathas, bhatura channa, tandoori kulchas, puris, jam, marmalades, sharbat, rabri & lassi. Other delicacies include satpuras, samosas, fried fish,seekh kabab, mutton tikka, barbecued chicken and spicy pickles. The celebrated papad and vadian from Amritsar have become the subject of many a rhymes and jingles, Amritsaris have a sweet tooth for pinnis, balushahis and gur ka halwa.

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sunset view in the golden temple

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Religious :   Golden Temple Durgiana Temple , Ram Tirath , Sri Akal Takht Sahib Gurdwara, Vaishno Devi Temple

History and Heritage :   Jallian Wala Bagh Wagah Border