The historic city of Amritsar, home of the majestic Golden Temple, reflects the noble essence of the Punjab. A day in this peaceful city begins with the prayers of the spiritual Gurudwaras. The original name of the ancient lake first, then of the temple complex, then of the nearby area , which means "pool of ambrosial nectar."
The spiritual and cultural centre of the Sikh Faith is Amritsar. With its finest wine, attire and merry-making, the Baisakhi festival brings out Amritsar's resplendent face. This location is also renowned for the massacre of Jallianwala Bagh and its proximity to the border with Wagah.
Furthermore, the fulfilling food and generous dollops of iconic Punjabi hospitality fail to cast a spell on the tourist. Amritsar has seen the worst of circumstances, from Operation Blue Star in the Golden Temple to the disaster of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, and yet has risen from trying times as a phoenix. Today, Amritsar is a vibrant city with active industries for trade and tourism. Amritsar, one of India's most prosperous agricultural towns, is well connected to most of India's major towns.
For Hindus and Sikhs, Amritsar is a very significant religious centre. Gurdwara Manji Sahib, Akal Takht, Shivala Bhaian Temple, Gurdwara Bebaaksar Sahib, Gurdwara Bir Baba Budha, Tala Sahib Gurudwara and the Gopal Mandir are among the various temples and gurudwaras.
On 13 April 1919, one of the most tragic events in Colonial India took place at Jalianwala Bagh. Farmers from separate villages gathered here, ignorant of a new law prohibiting meetings between locals. Suspicious of a rally, Colonel Reginald Dyer's British authorities opened fire in the field and caused mayhem. Some were killed by gunfire, many in the stampede, and many more, in an effort to save themselves, plunged into a nearby well. It is estimated that the death toll is 379. The speed in and around the well still has bullet marks and streaks of blood.
Amritsar takes its name from Amrit Sarovar, which was founded in the village of Tung by Guru Ram Das. Guru Ram Das believed that the lake's waters had powers of healing. The land was acquired by him for a small sum of 700 rupees, and around it was constructed a temple complex. The village steadily grew and became known as Chakk Ram Das, which eventually became Amritsar, which translates to a lake of nectar.
For tourists and pilgrims alike, Amritsar is a great destination. There are numerous sites that date back to and are of considerable importance to the days of pre-independence. It has lovely temples and holy sites as well.
The best time to visit Amritsar is from September to December and February to March, as the weather remains good and ideal for sightseeing. Temperatures decline in January and hover about 5 ° C, while the temperature peaks as high as 40 ° C in the peak summer months of May and June. July and August are the main monsoon months, as dense greenery covers much of the cityscape. The temperature is still mild/ warm, but it is very humid. As it might get a little inconvenient for sightseeing, one may opt to skip the monsoons.
By air from major destinations, Amritsar is well connected. There are regular trains from most of India's key cities, too. All the major cities in North India have buses to Amritsar. Alternately, the lovely roadways can also be powered.
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The Golden Temple, Wagah Frontier, Jallianwala Bagh, Guru Ke Mahal, Hall Bazaar, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum are the great things to do in Amritsar.
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The city of Amritsar, northern Punjab, northwestern India. It lies about 15 miles (25 km) east of Pakistan 's border. Amritsar is Punjab's largest and most important city and is a major centre for commerce, education, and transportation. It is also the centre of Sikhism and the location of Harmandir Sahib, or Golden Temple, the principal place of worship of the Sikhs.
Ram Das, the fourth Guru of the Sikhs, established Amritsar in 1577 on a site granted by the Mughal emperor Akbar. The excavation of the holy tank, or lake, named the Amrita Saras ('Pool of Nectar'), from which the city's name is taken, was ordered by Ram Das. On an island in the middle of the tank, a temple was erected by Arjan, the fifth Guru of the Sikhs, which was then reached by a marble causeway.
Places to see in Amritsar
The upper portion of the temple was crowned with a gold-foil-covered copper dome during the reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1801–39), and the structure has been popularly known as the Golden Temple since then. Amritsar became the hub of the Sikh religion, and the city experienced a subsequent rise in trade as the focus of the increasing Sikh forces. In 1849, it was annexed to British India.
The Golden Temple and its cluster of several neighbouring buildings situated around the tank are the primary focus for those pilgrims. Punjab, is situated on the west side, facing the causeway to the temple. The Teja Singh Samundri Hall (Clock Tower) is on the north side, housing the main office of the Supreme Committee of Temple Administration (Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee), which manages the main Sikh gurdwaras (places of worship).
A sprawling park, Jallianwalla Bagh, is a short distance from the Golden Temple complex, where British colonial government troops fired on a crowd of unarmed Indian demonstrators on April 13, 1919, killing 379 of them and injuring several more.
The site of the Amritsar Massacre is a national monument, as that event came to be called. In 1984, another violent political confrontation took place in Amritsar, when Indian Army troops assaulted hundreds of Sikh rebels who had taken up positions in the Golden Temple complex and fortified it heavily. Conflicting accounts suggested that before the Sikh militants were evicted from the temple complex, between 450 and 1,200 persons were killed. In the battle, the Akal Takht was badly damaged but was eventually restored.
In Company Bagh, Amritsar, the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum is a museum. The museum now offers an insight into the life of the Maharaja, along with the culture, sculpture , and architecture of the 18th-19th century Sikh community. The museum is 1.5 km from Amritsar Junction and roughly 4 km from the Golden Temple.
Guru Ke Mahal was built by Guru Ram Das in 1573 as a small cottage that went on to shelter the great gurus of the Sikhs, housing the Granth Sahib and their gurus. Gurudwara Guru Ke Mahal is a humble hut situated in the holy city of Ramdaspur (now known as Amritsar) on the main street of Guru Bazaar, near the Golden Temple.
The Amritsar Partition Museum is a museum that houses a collection of storeys, memoirs, art and artefacts that carry the memory of the period before, during and after British India's partition. The museum, located at the Town Hall in Amritsar and established by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Trust (TAACHT), is part of Amritsar's newly opened Heritage Lane, which starts at the Golden Temple and ends at the Town Hall.
- Departing from Chennai airport.
- On arrival Amritsar airport.
- Pick up and then transfer to Hotel.
- Start the day off with a delicious breakfast of Aloo Puri.
- The first stop of the day is the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum.
- Housing all the historical objects of the founder of the Sikh Empire, it tells you a little more about how it all started and progressed.
- Next head to the Partition Museum. On the way, make sure you stop by at Gandhi Gate for a few clicks.
- The Partition Museum is one of the most important museums in the country. Details, accounts, documents, and photos about the lives that were affected during the 1947 partition are displayed here.
- Next stop is the Jallianwala Bagh. The site of the infamous massacre of 1919, the words of the lost lives still echo in these walls.
- The well, the gate, and the bullet marks are kept intact as a remembrance of what the people had to go through during these difficult times.
- On this note, the next destination is the Wagah Border. An hour’s drive away from the city, the ceremony is to be seen to be believed.
- Come to back to Hotel.
- Overnight stay at Hotel.
- Compared to the first day, the second day of the 48 hours in Amritsar is quite slow, easy, and more fun!
- Spend the morning at the Golden Temple.
- After attending the prayer ceremony, you can even have Langar here.
- The temple food is famous and would probably be the most delicious feast that you would have had here.
- Spend the afternoon at the famous streets of Amritsar shopping for traditional tapestries, artifacts, and souvenirs.
- One thing that you must look out for is Phulkari. It is a type of embroidery technique that is native to this region.
- The fabrics are vibrant, rich, and quite heavy, but all gorgeous!
- Finally drop at airport.
What 's Included
We can provide stay for ( 2*, 3*)
2.Double sharing Rooms
5.Royal Suite Rooms
( as per requirement
From Trip start to till end the Tour Guide will be take care
Local Speaking Guide - ( English,Tamil,Hindi,Telugu & Malayalam ) *
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Chennai to Chennai Transports*
All local vehicle transport