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Originally known as Akal Bunga, Akal Takht is one of the five takhts in Sikhism. Takhts are the sacred seat of Sikh Gurus and they work as a place where everyone can get justice. Akal Takht is located next to the Golden Temple and is one of the finest tourist attractions in Amritsar.Akal Takht is visited by many tourists as it also houses some of the oldest and holy books and scripts of Sikhism.Location: Golden Temple Rd, Atta Mandi, Katra Ahluwalia, Amritsar, Punjab 143006Entry Fee: There is no price or entry fee to visit the Akal Takht.Timings: Monday to Sunday 5 AM to 10 PMBest time to visit: The Winter Season (October to January) is the best time to visit Akal Takht as the temperature is suitable and pleasant. During the nighttime, the area around Akal Takht is decorated with lights and garlands.
Wagah Border or Wagah-Attari border is the last Indian area before the Pakistan mainland. It hosts a ceremony where the soldiers of India’s Border Security Force and Pakistan’s Pakistan Rangers march and parade making it among the top tourist attractions in Amritsar. The area is filled with people on both sides celebrating the patriotic vibe.Location: Attari-Wagah, Wagah Border, Amritsar, Punjab.Entry Fee: There are no entry charges to this place.Timings: The border gate remains open from 10 AM to 4 PM and the 45-minutes ceremony starts in the afternoon and lasts till sunset.Best time to visit: Winter Season is the best time to visit Wagah Border as the climate is best to enjoy a splendid show at Wagah Border.
A historic garden and a memorial, Jallianwala Bagh is one of the highly visited tourist places in Amritsar. It was built in the memory of those people who died on 13th April 1919 in the bagh.The 7-acre garden complex is located near the Golden Temple and is visited by many tourists from all corners of the globe. Among the various structures, well is very popular and important. It is said that during the shooting, many people jumped inside the well to save their lives.Location: Jallianwala Bagh, Golden Temple Rd, Atta Mandi, Katra Ahluwalia, Amritsar, Punjab 143006Entry Fee: There is no entry fee to the Jallianwala Bagh.Timings: Monday to Sunday 6.30 AM to 7.30 PMBest time to visit: To enjoy your visit to Jallianwala Bagh, it is advisable to visit the place in Winter Season as the climate is cold and pleasant and you can wander around the locality at ease.
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