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The most prominent city in Punjab, Amritsar houses the world famous Golden Temple. With this info, explore tour & travel info about Amritsar.

Amritsar India

Jallianwala Bagh, AmritsarAmritsar is a beautiful city of Punjab, sited in the northern part of India. Factually known as a Pool of Immortality, the place has derived its name from the Amrit-Sarovar, the holy tank surrounding the spectacular Golden Temple. Amritsar is one of the most significant historic cities of India. It is situated at an altitude of 218 m above the sea level and is visited by millions of devotees round the year. According to an independent survey, this holy shrine attracts more visitors than one of the seven wonders of world, Taj Mahal. Alike the other northern cities in India, the place experiences extreme cold winters and hot summers, along with the pleasant monsoon season.

Amritsar is believed to be a holy and spiritual city, because of the presence of Sikh shrine. Apart from the numerous gurdwaras and temples, mosques and churches, takias and khankas, Amritsar also forwards tourists to experience the unique culture and heritage through its art and architecture, museums and memorials, havelis and forts, fairs and festivals and vibrant folk dances. Amritsar has rich musical culture, being the centre for raag-based rendering of Shabad (Scriptures of Sri Guru Granth Sahib). Amritsar also bears an importance in the history of Indian independence, as the historical site of Jallianwala Bagh, wherein the massacre happened in 1919, is also present here, signifying the patriotism, valor and strength of Indians.

Traditionally a vibrant city, Amritsar is well-known for its warmth and Punjabi style of hospitality. Amritsaris are believed to be born hosts and have a very hospitable lifestyle. This effervescent city is also famous for its authentic delicacies. For shopperholics, Amritsar is an absolute delight as there are numerous options for shoppers. The major shopping arcades include the Hall Bazar, Katra Jaimal Singh and The Lawrence Road. You can get amazing traditional handicrafts as souvenirs, carpets, Punjabi Juttis (footwear) and other authentic embroided stuff. While you are here, you can truly feel the essence of a dynamic city with a touch of spirituality.

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