The city of Amritsar derives its name from the word ‘Amrit-Sarovar’ which refers to a pool of divine nectar. Amritsar is home to holiest Sikh Shrine– the ‘Golden Temple’ which receives lakhs of devotees each year-making it the most important city for Sikhs all across the world.
Tourist Spots in Amritsar
Being the birthplace of the Sikh Religion, Amritsar has a chequered history which is evident in its historical buildings, temples, gurudwaras and museums. The city was also the epicentre of revolt during the freedom struggle as the horrifying Jallianwala Bagh massacre took place in 1919. Some of its significant tourist places include:-
- The Golden Temple
- Hari Mandir
- Akal Takht
- Guru Ka Langar
- Jalianwallah Bagh
- Baba Atal Rai Tower
- Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum
- Durgiana Temple
- Mata Lal Devi Temple
Shopping Attractions in Amritsar
Amritsar is quite famous all around the world for its handicrafts and handloom industry. Its popular marketplaces like Cooper Road, Mochi Bazaar, Guru Bazaar, Shastri Market are places where one can easily buy items of choice according to their budget and convenience.
Eating Out in Amritsar
Amritsar is also well-known for its food in North India and some of its popular food joints are listed below:-
- Kesar da Dhaba at Chowk Passian
- Bharawan da Dhaba Town Hall
- Cooper Road, Near Uccha Pul
- Crystal Chowk
- Odeon Restaurant, Novelty Chowk
Hotels in Amritsar
The city has quite a few mid size hotels that offer a perfect blend of economy, comfort and convenience to the transient guests.E.g:
- Mohan International Hotel
- M K Hotel
- Hotel Heritage Inn
- Hotel Ritz Plaza
- Hotel Royal Castle
- Hotel Astoria
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Airports in Amritsar
Located eleven kilometres from the city-centre is the Raja Sansi International Airport that handles numerous domestic and international flights every week.
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Best time to Visit Amritsar
Tourists should ideally book their tickets during the months of October to March when the weather is just right for embarking on a sightseeing tour of the city.
Transport in Amritsar
Apart from buses, taxis, autos that ply on the roads of the city, one can opt for Cycle-Rickshaws that are by far the most common & most popular mode of transport in the city.