BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN AMRITSAR
Amritsar is a big, busy city near the border of Pakistan. There are many places to
visit in Amritsar, owing to its location and history, such as the Harmandir Sahib-
Golden Temple-and the newly opened Partition Museum. Amritsar has often
found itself at the front lines of history because of its location in the country’s
north west-including during the birth of the nation.
The crown jewel of Amritsar, the Golden Temple is unquestionably its main center
of attraction. Built-in the 16 th century, the shrine is an open house of worship for
people belonging to all walks of life and religious affiliation. It is also known as Sri
Harmandir Sahib or Darbar Sahib and is one of the most visited tourist places in
India. The shrine exhibits a spectacular architecture, which is a unique blend of
Hindu and Islamic artistic styles. Adorning the inner walls of the temple are semi-
precious stones, Meenakari work, and glasswork that are a treat to your eyes. The
tranquil water body surrounding the temple enhances its beauty. With its golden
sheen and harmonious aura, the shrine stands as the perfect picture of serenity
and eternal bliss.
A historic garden and a memorial, Jallianwala Bagh is one of the highly visited
tourist places in Amritsar. It was built in the memory of those people who died
on 13th April 1919 in the bagh.
The 7-acre garden complex is located near the Golden Temple and is visited by
many tourists from all corners of the globe. Among the various structures, well is
very popular and important. It is said that during the shooting, many people
jumped inside the well to save their lives.
Gobindgarh Fort that spreads across 43 acres is a landmark attraction in Amritsar.
Tracing its roots to the 18 th -century, the fort has remained witness to much
bloodshed that has marked the city’s history. But even today, it stands strong.
Until recently, the fort was under the occupation of the army. But as of February
2017, it has been opened to the public as a live heritage museum. Among the
major attractions of the fort are a coin museum, ancient warfare museum, haat
bazaar, and whispering walls.
The Partition Museum is located in the city of Amritsar and is one of the most
popular places to visit in Amritsar. The museum aims at keeping the various
important documents, story materials and other things related to the partition of
India and Pakistan.
The primary reason to establish this museum was to remember those who were
affected by the India-Pakistan partition. The Arts and Cultural Heritage Trust of
the United Kingdom helped the Punjab Government to establish the museum.
Wagah Border or Wagah-Attari border is the last Indian area before the Pakistan
mainland. It hosts a ceremony where the soldiers of India’s Border Security Force
and Pakistan Rangers march and parade making it among the top tourist
attractions in Amritsar. The area is filled with people on both sides celebrating the