Things to Do in AmritsarA stay at the holy Golden Temple, Take a dip in the holy water around Shri Durgiana Temple, A solemn walk through the Jalianwalah Bagh, Pay homage to those affected during the Partition, Show Patriotic Solidarity at the Wagah Border and many more.
Amritsar is a city which is so rich in its cultural, historical and religious significance that tourists flock in from every part of the country as well as the world to get a glimpse of its resplendent face. There are so many things to do in Amritsar for a visitor that it is difficult to create a comprehensive itinerary that can accommodate everything. The second largest city in Punjab and most important city from trade and tourism perspective, Amritsar holds a prominent place in the list of most visited Indian cities
The prime attraction for Amritsar remains the gold gilded temple - The Golden Temple. The Harmandir Sahib, as the temple is also known, is the most sacred place for the Sikhs but visitors of all religions are welcomed there. The exalted gurdwara built with 750 kilos of pure gold is the main attraction of the city. Certainly no one leaves Amritsar without seeking blessings at this holy place. There are many other gurdwaras in Amritsar which are revered almost equally by all, such as- Gurudwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib, Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai Sahib, Gurudwara Kaulsar Sahib, to name just a few.
Not only are there many gurdwara-s to see, there is a place which is mythologically very important for the Hindus. Tourists must visit the Ram Tirath Temple where Rishi Valmiki is believed to have hosted Devi Sita and she gave birth to her sons - Lava and Kusha Tourists get overwhelmed by the multitude of attractive, economical and artistic products sold in the colourful markets here and shopping by market-hopping is definitely an offbeat thing to do in Amritsar.
Amritsar results in bringing this vibrancy and uniqueness to the markets which a tourist is not likely to find elsewhere. Amritsar is not just a place for shopper's fantasies, it is the seat for experiencing culinary delight. The streets lined with eateries offer the yummiest kulcha-s, butter chicken, Amritsari fish etc. Nevertheless, Once in Golden Temple, one should stay back for the langar served at the gurdwara. If possible do look into the kitchen of the gurdwara where everyday, untiringly the devouts cook meals, clean dishes, serve food to thousands of visitors. It is easy to be spoilt for choice with the many things to do in Amritsar in 1 day.
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