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History of amritsar

The history of Amritsar goes back to the sixteenth century. The origin of the city lies in the village of Tung. It was named after the lake founded by the fourth Sikh Guru Ram Das in 1574. The walled city and narrow streets were developed in the 17th and 18th century. The city was divided into distinct areas called Katras, which were residential units that provided a defence system against attacks on the city. On 13th April, 1919, the city suffered from the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, which involved the killing of hundreds of civilians, ordered by a British military officer named Reginald Edward Harry Dyer. This tragic incident occurred on the sacred festival of Baisakhi, when thousands of people had gathered in the Jallianwala Bagh. The site has now been converted into a memorial. The partition of India in 1947 also had a major impact on the city, when the state of Punjab was divided between India and Pakistan. This led to many people being displaced from both sides on the border and led to riots. Between 3rd June and 8th June in 1984, Operation Blue Star was carried out by the military, as ordered by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, to remove militants from the Golden Temple. The operation aroused controversy and is hotly debated even today. The city of Amritsar has gone through a lot, throughout history. Today, it has flourished in many ways and plays an important role in the development of Punjab and the country.

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  • Theme of Amritsar [Heritage, Religious]
  • You'll love Amritsar for [Golden Temple, Wagah Border, Shopping, Food]
  • Watchout for [Humidity]
  • Best Time To Visit
    November - March
  • Altitude 764 ft. above sea level

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    Rs.10,500
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Popular Flights To amritsar

    • DELDelhi
      ATQAmritsar
    • Vistara
      UK-691
    • 13:45 14:50
      Non Stop
    • 01h 05m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.2,905
    • SXRSrinagar
      ATQAmritsar
    • Indigo
      6E-2554
    • 15:05 21:25
      1 Stop
    • 06h 20m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.3,384
    • IXJJammu
      ATQAmritsar
    • Indigo
      6E-2559
    • 10:00 21:25
      1 Stop
    • 11h 25m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.4,297
    • PATPatna
      ATQAmritsar
    • Indigo
      6E-501
    • 23:15 10:15
      1 Stop
    • 11h 00m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.4,316
    • CCUKolkata
      ATQAmritsar
    • Indigo
      6E-854
    • 11:15 21:25
      1 Stop
    • 10h 10m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.4,528
    • BOMMumbai
      ATQAmritsar
    • Spicejet
      SG-8152
    • 07:20 19:35
      1 Stop
    • 12h 15m
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