The place which literally justifies their name a holy pool of nectar called Amritsar. A land which is the witness of the innocent blood of the thousands of dead people include men, women and children in Jalianwala Bagh Massacre, the witness of the India-Pakistan partition, and the land which has their spiritual beliefs.
Amritsar is the place which is one of the perfect destinations for a weekend trip as this city has few but, dominant places to visit. So, if you are perplexing to decide where to go for upcoming, then go through this blog, I’m sure it’ll definitely help you to book your Amritsar tour package.
The Amritsar city tour takes towards the one and only ‘The Pride of Sikh’ called Golden temple or Harmandir Sahib Gurudwara, Summer Palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Ji, Jalianwala Bagh, and Wagah Border Retreat ceremony. The city is also famous for a mouth-watering food and shopping markets.
History of Amritsar
The origin of Amritsar city was started in the year 1574 when the fourth Sikh Guru Ram Das bought the land of the village of Tung in just Rs. 7oo after hearing about the pool which had healing powers. At this time the place is known as Guru Da Chakk. After that, he instructed his son Guru Arjan Dev to construct a temple on that land. In 1601, the temple was completed and known as the Harmandir. Later on, the traders settle their business there and slowly and steady a town develop around the temple.
In 18th-century, Maharaja Ranjit Sigh the first Sikh ruler donated a 100 Kilos of gold to the temple which we are now seen as the gold plating on the Golden temple.
Amritsar also witnessed the bloody struggle for survival to the most prominent is Jalianwala Bagh Massacre in which thousands of innocent people has been killed and the other during the India-Pak Partition.
Best time to visit Amritsar
The best time to visit Amritsar is from November to March during this time the weather is pleasant. From April to June, the temperature of the city raised up to 490C during this time sightseeing is very difficult. The weather between July to October is comparatively pleasant and cloudy most of the time.
Things to do in Amritsar
Golden Temple – Golden Temple is the most visited places in Amritsar, it’s a sign of equality and brotherhood people from any caste, creed, color and sex come over here and offer prayer. Golden temple plated with pure gold is situated in the center of the Amrit Sarovar.
Jalianwala Bagh – Jalianwala Bagh is a garden for daily joggers and public in 6 to 7 acres, this place is well-known due to the bloody incident held on 13th April 1919. On Sunday, 13th Apr 1919, all the villagers celebrate the occasion of Baisakhi festival in the Jalianwala Bagh, Dyer the British officer with 50 Gurkha troops attacked on the innocent villagers they fired on the villagers for 10 minutes. This incident killed more than 1500 innocent people, including men, women, and kids.
Wagah Border Retreat Ceremony – The Beating Retreat Ceremony at Wagah border takes place daily in the evening before sunset. During this ceremony both the military forces i.e. Border Security Force of India and Pakistan Rangers of Pakistan start with an agile parade, the heavy gates are open by the infantryman from both the sides, soldiers come closer, exchange brutish glimpse and copied threat. After handshakes, they start lowering the flags and fold them. Afterward, the neatly folded flags carry back into the respective camps with pride and dignity. And with this, the ceremony ends with a sound of trumpet followed by a final handshake of soldiers and closing of the gate. The military forces of both the ends jointly followed this ceremony since 1959.
Summer Palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh – The summer palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh is in the midst of the beautiful garden called Ram Bagh. This garden has rare flora, species, and trees. The palace showcases the mesmerizing artwork and paintings, mirror work, coins, miniatures, instruments, and amazing glass work.
Best Place for Shopping – Amritsar has numerous shopping markets, but the best one is Hall Bazaar one of the oldest markets in Amritsar, Katra Jaimal Singh Bazaar, Guru Bazaar, Lohri Gate Market, Shastri Market, and Kapda Bazaar.
The Best place for food – The people of Amritsar are highly known for their love for food. The famous places for having a delectable food in Amritsar are Garu Ka Langar at Golden temple, the temple serves free food to everyone who comes to langar day & night. Next is Bharwan Da Dhaba is famous for typical Punjabi delights like Makki ki roti, kulchas, chhole, etc. Paya at Pal Do Dhaba, Chicken Tikka Tandoori at Beera Chicken Corner, Mutton Chaap at Adarsh meat Shop, Lassi at Ahuja near Hindu College, Bheja Fry at Mama Da Dhaba, Jalebi at Sharma Sweet Shop, fruit cream and kulfa at Hall Bazaar, and Pinni at Kanha Sweets.
Holiday packages in Amritsar
After reading all the fascinating things about the Amritsar, you are surely going to the search bar for popular Amritsar holiday packages. To fulfill your desire, Indiator offers you numerous private and customized tour package for Amritsar like Evening Wagah Border Indo-Pak Beating Retreat followed by dinner, Private Amritsar Tour with Evening Indo-Pak Beating Retreat Ceremony, 2 Days Private Golden Temple Amritsar Tour with Beating Retreat ceremony package, Amritsar heritage Walk tour and much more.
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