Amritsar Travel, Tourism, Guide, City Attractions, Amritsar Tours & Packages
Amritsar Travel and Tourism
One of the most pristine cities with Guru-vaani humming from the Gurudwaras, Amritsar is renowned world over for the Golden Temple, also known as Harmandir Sahib Gurudwara.
Amritsar, literally meaning "holy pool of nectar" is the spiritual and cultural centre of the Sikh Religion. Baisakhi festival brings out Amritsar's resplendent face with its finest food, clothes and merry-making. This place is also famous for its Jallianwala Bagh massacre and its proximity to Wagah Border. The satiating food and generous dollops of legendary Punjabi hospitality further connive to cast a spell upon the visitor. Amritsar today is a thriving city with active trade and tourism industries. One of the most agriculturally productive cities of India, Amritsar is well connected with most of the important cities of India.
In Amritsar, Winter starts from November and remains till March, during which, the temperatures ranges from 18°C to about -3°C. Summer commences from April and remains till June, during which, temperature reaches up to 47.7 °C. Monsoon Starts from July and remains till September, and post-monsoon season is from September to November.
Religious Shrines: Amritsar and its vicinity houses many religious shrines which are major attractions for pilgrims. Some of these places are:
• Harimandir Sahib: Also known as the Golden Temple, is the most significant shrine in Sikhism. It is considered holy because Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the 11th Guru of Sikhs, is believed to be present inside the shrine.
• Akal Takht: It is located in the Golden Temple complex in Amritsar and is the seat of supreme religious clergy of the Sikhs. It was built by Guru Har Gobind, 6th Guru of Sikhs, as a symbol of political sovereignty of Sikhs.
• Tarn Taran Sahib: It is a city situated near Amritsar in Punjab, India. The city has many Gurudwaras, which include, Gurudwara Sri Tarn Taran Sahib, Gurudwara Guru Ka Khuh, and Gurudwara Bibi Bhani Da Khuh.
• Maha Kali Mandir: It is situated at national highway Near Majitha bypass on Jalandhar-Rajashanshi airport road. This Mandir has the temples of Maha Kali, Shri Ram, Maa Durga, Shri Radha Krishan, Sindoori Hanuman, Maa Sarawati, Lakhsmi Narayan , Shiv Parivar. Mandir also has a Great Statue of God Hanuman on the top of Mandir.
• Saragarhi Gurudwara:
Restaurants and Local Food in Amritsar
Amritsar houses some of the finest, richest and most finger-licious food in the country. The food here is as popular and essential as any of the other tourist spots in the area. Amritsari Kulcha, Lassi, Amritsari Fish, Chicken Tikka, Tandoori Chicken and a hot Gulab Jamun are some of Amritsar's delectable choices. You might also find spicier versions of food from other areas garnished with a generous helping of Ghee . At the same time, the city which is known for its food, provides countless options and variety for authentic cuisines.
The city is home to the finest restaurants as well as the most colorful Dhabas that will keep you coming back. Other local Punjabi cuisine includes Channa Batura, Chhole Batura, Parathe, Dal Makhani, Rajama Chawal, various varieties of Paneer, Rajma, Sarson Da Saag with Makai ki Roti (Bread made from corn with mustard gravy) and much more. For non-vegetarians, Punjabi cuisine is a delight with various varieties of chicken.