10 things to know before you travel Amritsar. Amritsar city which is known for its rich blend of culture, tradition, Heritage, history and food Amritsar city was founded by the fourth Sikh Guru “Guru Ram Das Ji”. Amritsar is one of the largest cities in Punjab state of India. This tremendous City captures the heart of people through its vibrant nature and if you want to travel this place it is a good call for that, there are things which you should not miss when you visit Amritsar:
1. Sri Harmandir Sahib
Amritsar popularly known for Shri Harmandir Sahib which is also known as the Golden temple. Sri Harmandir Sahib is the first stop for every visitor. Sri Harmandir Sahib is holiest pilgrimage for Sikhs. Sri Harmandir Sahib is also known for its magnificent architecture with the intricate design of gold walls surrounded by the Holy water which is called Sarovar. On an average around 1,00,000 people visit the shirne on daily basis and the number gets doubled on important functions such as Gurpurab, Baisakhi and Diwali.
2. Guru ka Langar
When you visit Sri Harmandir Sahib don’t forget to taste the Prasad. Sri Harmandir Sahib has the world’s largest kitchen offering Free Langar (food) to people of all religions and Faith. The food served is all vegetarian to ensure all people eat together, as equal.
3. Jallianwala Bagh
A very important part of Indian history is Jallianwala Bagh incident. On the day of Baisakhi 13th April 1919 a very tragic incident took place in Jallianwala Bagh where thousands of people were gathered to celebrate Baisakhi were shot Dead on the command of General Reginald Dyer. Jallianwala Bagh has left sad imprints in Indian history as we could still see the bullet marks left on the walls which upsets the people about the tragedy happened.
4. Wagah Border
Wagah border is a famous border between India and Pakistan. This place is best known for the ceremony which
takes place everyday in the evening at 5:00 p.m. in the ceremony both the country show their strength. The ceremony takes place before the closing of the Wagah border Gate. People really enjoy and cheer for their country. This experience would definitely is a patriotic one
5. Hall Bazar
The busiest place in Amritsar is Hall Bazar. Amritsar is well known for its textile, traditional footwear and clothes, Jewellery etc. When you visit Amritsar never Miss to get yourself some good Amritsar stuff which you can get it from the Hall Bazar at affordable price.
6. Kesar Da Dhaba
Kesar Da Dhaba is one of the most popular food stop in Amritsar. It is around 100 years old which is famous for serving the best Punjabi dishes since 1916. Prior to the partition it was in Pakistan after 1947 it shifted to Amritsar.
7. Traditional clothing and footwear
Amritsar is heaven for shopping. If you are in search of Punjabi traditional wear you will get the best from Amritsar. Amritsar has traditional attire with artistic design such as Phulkari which is very popular in Indian fashion you will get a prominent footwear as well I.e. punjabi jutti which is light to wear and very popular among people in Punjab, Many people wear it on daily basis.
8. Mouth-watering Amritsari Kulcha
This is one of the best thing you’ll find no where except Amritsar. Without tasting Amritsari Kulcha your trip is incomplete. Amritsari Kulcha is very famous it is stuffed with different filling such as there is potato stuffed kulcha, onion kulcha, mixed veg kulcha. Amritsari Kulcha is served with raita, Chole and very famous chutney (sauce) which is made of tomato and onion etc. it tastes a bit sour this whole meal is mouth watering and will become one of the favourite thing you will love in Amritsar. There are many dhabas where you can find the best Amritsari Kulcha.
9. Durgiana temple
This temple is devoted to Goddess Durga from 16th century. The temple is modelled on Golden temple with its main shrine rising, its dome is covered with gold and rest is marble structure. The temple is also known by the name Lakshmi Narayan temple. The temple was rebuilt in 20th century.
10. Maharaja Ranjit Singh museum
The place was earlier the palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh later which was transformed into Museum. There are the belongings of the King such as arms coins and other personal stuff. There are paintings of Maharaja Ranjit Singh hanging on the wall. Maharaja Ranjit Singh was the great and the first sikh emperor. The Museum opens at 10:00 a.m. in the morning till 5:00 p.m. in the evening. If you are an history enthusiast than this place should be on your list.