4 Things You Must Do in Amritsar

India, Amritsar Guide (B): 4 Things You Must Do in Amritsar

I’d been aware of the turbulent history of Amritsar and read about the incredibly welcoming nature of its majority Sikh population. But it wasn’t until we spent three unbelievably hot days there that we really got a sense of how special the place really is.

Merely wandering around the old town’s bazaar-filled streets and sampling its notoriously sumptuous food would have been enough to have left me more than satisfied. However, if you want to get the most out of a short break to this border-town here are four things you really should make time for….

Visiting the Golden Temple, or Sri Harmandar Sahib to give it its Sikh name, is the main reason why the vast majority of visitors come to Amritsar. And for good reason.

Not only is the temple spectacular, resplendent in its unbelievable 750kg of gold, it’s also one of the most revered sacred sites in the whole of India – and THE most important site for the Sikh community.

For us, it was arguably just as impressive a sight as the Taj Mahal. But whereas the monument to love is more of a tourist’s wet dream, the Golden Temple is a full-blown spiritual experience, with 100,000 worshipping visitors each day. And it’s free to all. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 4 Things You Must Do in Amritsar
Guide Location: India » Amritsar
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: The Golden Temple   Hotel Akaal Residency   Guru Ka Langar  
Author: Ian Mackenzie
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