Been founded in 1577 by the fourth Sikh guru, Guru Ram Das, Amritsar is a city in the northwestern Indian state of Punjab. Also called the Golden City, the Holy City, Pool of Nectar, Sifti da Ghar, Guru ki Nagari, Amritsar is home to the Sikhism's holiest shrine and one of India’s most serene and humbling sights -The Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib).
Located in the northern region of India, Amritsar experiences chilly winters and scorching summers. The best time to visit Amritsar
would be in winters from November to March, when the mornings are peaceful, afternoons are pleasant and nights are chilly. During the month of December-January, the temperature turns to freezing 4-degree Celsius. It is advisable to carry your woolens while traveling to Amritsar.
Winters are also considered as the peak season to visit Amritsar
when the people can explore the city. It is the ideal time for sightseeing and visiting the Golden Temple.
During summers, traveling around becomes very difficult due to heat and dust. And the temperature reaches as high as of about 49 Degrees Celsius. Some people also consider monsoons as Amritsar's tourist season
, as the rains bring welcome relief to the city and the weather is mostly pleasant and cloudy.
Most of the people visit Amritsar for the Golden Temple. Therefore, one must book accommodation in Amritsar
near the Golden Temple. The Golden Temple is one of the most visited attractions in the country and attracts a lot of tourists both domestic and foreign.
The peace that one finds inside the temple is highly in contrast with the hyperactive streets surrounding the temple with a treat to all your senses - sounds , smells and sights .
If you visit Amritsar during December and January, you get to experience the massive celebration of various festivals, and revelries celebrated during this period, such as Guru Nanak Jayanti and Lohri. The people of Amritsar are full of zest and zeal and are deep-rooted to their culture, and religion. They love rich and spicy food and there is no doubt that the food you meet there is completely simple yet extraordinary and mouth watering for sure.
Other places of interest in Amritsar are Jallianwala Bagh
, a public garden housing a memorial of national importance to commemorate the massacre of innocent Indians including unarmed women and children by British occupying forces in the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre.
Wagah Border is one of the must-visit tourist places near Amritsar. It is the only road border crossing between India and Pakistan. Every evening on the border a ceremony of Beating Retreat and Change of Guard takes place. The soldiers of both India and Pakistan display their sincere eagerness for own country and the patriotic feel reach its peak among the viewers present.
Located one and a half kilometers from the Golden Temple is Durgiana Temple that looks like a copy of the Golden Temple but is devoted to Goddess Durga. Tarn Taran, Harike Wetlands, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum and Jama Masjid Khairuddin are few of the other places to visit in Amritsar. Amritsar is full of amazing places that one should visit. For smooth and easy travel, one should book Amritsar packages