Best time: September to March
ideal duration: 2 days
Nearest Airport: Amritsar
Nearest Railway Station: Amritsar
“Gateway to Punjab – Land of Gurunanak Golden Temple”
Tourisma in Amritsar
Home of the gurunanak wonderful Golden Temple, the symbol city of Amritsar. A day in this calm city starts with the holy prayers from Gurudwaras. The real name of first the ancient lake, then of the temple complex, and later the surrounding city, meaning pool of ambrosial nectar.
Amritsar is the holy and cultural center of the Guru Nanak and Guru Govind Singh founder of sikh religion. Baisakhi festival brings out Amritsar resplendent face with its wonderful food, cloths and merry-making. This place is also famous for its Jallianwala Bagh, Golden Temple, Durgani Mata Temple, Ranjit Singh Museum, Wagah Border.
Places to Visit in Amritsar
How to reach Amritsar
Amritsar is well connected by air, road, railways.
Golden Temple, Amritsar Overview
One of the most famous peaceful place in India, Golden Temple also known as Shri Harminder Sahiv, is the holiest shrines in sikh religion. Its divinity is a thing that can only be experienced and not described. It was rebuilt by Maharaja Ranjit Singh in 1830 purely with marble and gold. It is located right in the heart of Amritsar and is easily reachable from any part of city. Representing as a symbol of brotherhood and national integrity, Golden Temple is Visited by people from all religions over the world. Who come here to full fill their wishes. Golden Temple is one of the most wonderful attraction in the world. Golden Temple is located 2.0 km away from main city. Amritsar is the land of peace and patriotism. Amritsar known as Ambarsar and known as Ramdaspur is located in the Punjab State of India. It drives its name from Amrit Sarovar which was built by Guru Ram Das in the village of Tung.
Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
Popularly known as the Amritsar Massacre, this incident took place on April 13, 1919, at Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar, Punjab. It marks one of the major heinous political crimes committed by the Britishers during the twentieth century. It is named after the famous Jallianwala Bagh, which is a public garden stretched over an area of 7 aces, with walls covering all of its sides.
What Happened in Jallianwala Bagh in 1919?
On 13 April 1919, thousands of people were gathered at Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar, Punjab. This day marks the beginning of New Year for the Sikhs and is also celebrated as Baisakhi festival all over Punjab. People travel days to reach Punjab on this auspicious day to celebrated Baisakhi with their family and loved ones.
On the morning of Baisakhi, Colonel Reginald dyer had announced the implementation of a curfew throughout Amritsar and a ban on all processions that even prohibited a group of 4 or more people to meet publicly. At about 12:40 PM, Dyer received confidential information about the meeting taking place at Jallianwala Bagh that may result in riots and protests.