15 Places to Visit in Amritsar, Tourist Places & Top Attractions

Tourist Places to Visit in Amritsar

Golden Temple, Akal Takht, Wagah Border, Jallianwala Bagh, Gobindgarh Fort, Durgiana Temple, Attari Border Crossing, Partition Museum, Tarn Taran, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum and many more.

Immersed in culture and history, the tourist places to visit in Amritsar attract millions of people from all corners of the world. The most intriguing and famous shrines like the Golden Temple and Akal Takht are one of the reasons tourists from all walks of life come flocking here for peace. These important Sikh shrines will surely leave you in absolute awe.

One of the other popular tourist attractions in Amritsar is the Jallianwala Bagh- a historic garden and memorial built in the memories of the martyrs of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. To continue with the strong patriotic emotions, you can go to Wagah Border.

It is the road between India and Pakistan that holds the border ceremony performed by the Indian and Pakistani Rangers. So, with all these fascinating places to explore, go on and get enchanted by Ambarsar!

Here is the list of some best places to visit in Amritsar:

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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 143006

Entry Fee: There is no price or entry fee to visit the Akal Takht.

Timings: Monday to Sunday 5 AM to 10 PM

Best 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.

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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.

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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 143006

Entry Fee: There is no entry fee to the Jallianwala Bagh.

Timings: Monday to Sunday 6.30 AM to 7.30  PM

Best 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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Located in the heart of Amritsar, Gobindgarh Fort is one of the most historic tourist attractions in Amritsar. The fort was under the control of the Indian Army and was only for their usage until 2017 when it was open to public viewing.

Gobindgarh Fort is being developed as a live museum and art gallery. The place will be home to some of the oldest documents and art of Sikhism. Also, Gobindgarh Fort houses the famous Zamzama Cannons.

Location: Old Cantt Road, inside Lohgarh Chowk, Vijay Chowk, Amritsar, Punjab 143001

Entry Fee: For Indians: Rs 180 to Rs 649
                   For Foreigners Rs 375 to Rs 1000

Timings: Monday to Sunday 10 AM to 10 PM

Best time to visit: Best time to visit Gobindgarh Fort is in the winter season as the cold climate will make your visit more memorable.

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Dedicated to Goddess Durga, the Durgiana Temple or as it is popularly known as the Lakshmi Narayan temple is among the most popular places to visit in Amritsar. The temple got its name from the idol of Goddess Durga. Alongside the idol of Goddess Durga, one can also find the idols of Goddess Lakshmi (Goddess of Wealth) and Lord Vishnu (Protector of the world).

The temple is visited by many tourists during the festivals of Dussehra, Janmashtami and Diwali. The courtyard around the temple is famous for being one of the places where Hanuman landed (while on his journey to the Himalayas) and took some rest.

Entry Fee: There is no price to visit the temple.

Timings: Monday to Sunday from 5 AM to 9 PM.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit Durgiana Temple is during the festivals of Dussehra, Janmashtami, Rama Navanami and Diwali as there are various events and celebrations taking place.

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The Attari Border Crossing is between the Indian city of Amritsar and the Pakistani city of Lahore visited by millions making it one of the top places to visit in Amritsar. You can travel by bus to reach the Pakistani side.

The very main purpose of this initiative is to promote unity and friendship between the two nations.To travel to the Attari Border Crossing, one has to carry their passport and other valid documents.

Location: Wagah, Hardo Rattan, Punjab 143108

Entry Fee: There is no entry fee to the  Attari Border Crossing. You would have to pay other fees like travelling and conveyance fees.

Timings: Monday to Sunday from 9 AM to 4 PM

Best time to visit: Best time to visit Attari Border Crossing is any time of the year.

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The Partition Museum is located in the city of Amritsar and is one of the most popular places to visit in Amritsar. The museum aims at keeping the various important documents, story materials and other things related to the partition of India and Pakistan.

The primary reason to establish this museum was to remember those who were affected by the India-Pakistan partition. The Arts and Cultural Heritage Trust of the United Kingdom helped the Punjab Government to establish the museum.

Location: Hall Rd, Town Hall, Katra Ahluwalia, Amritsar, Punjab 143006

Entry Fee: For Indians Rs 10
                   For Foreigners Rs 250

Timings: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 AM to 6 PM (Closed on Monday)

Best time to visit: The best time to visit the Partition Museum is the winter season (October to January) as the climate is cold and pleasant and you can enjoy your visit to the museum.

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Tarn Taran is a small district in the state of Punjab and is one of the most popular tourist places in Amritsar. The place is very popular for its gurudwara, Gurudwara Sri Tarn Taran Sahib.

The complex of the Gurudwara Sri Tarn Taran Sahib has the biggest Sarovar (pond) among all the other gurudwaras in Amritsar. People from all corners of India visit this place.

Location: Gurdwara Sri Tarn Taran Sahib, Tarn Taran, Amritsar, Punjab.

Entry Fee: There is no price to enter the Gurudwara Sri Tarn Taran Sahib.

Timings: Monday to Sunday from 5 AM to 9 PM.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit Gurudwara Sri Tarn Taran Sahib is during the day of Amavas which falls in March. During this day, the gurdwara is decorated with garlands and lights of various colours.

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Replacing the Ram Bagh Palace, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum in the year 1997 and was built to store the various artefacts and other items of the Maharaja Ranjit Singh which is now regarded as one of the top tourist places in Amritsar.

One of the top places to visit in the museum is the upper level where 6 paintings of the various battles of Maharaja Ranjit Singh are kept for public display. The museum has 2-dome shaped buildings and a big tower making it one of the most picturesque places in Amritsar.

Location: Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, Lawrence Road, Ram Bagh, Company Bagh, Amritsar, Punjab 143001

Entry Fee: Rs 10 is the entry fees for Indians as well as Foreigners.

Timings: Tuesday to Sunday from 9 AM to 6 PM (Closed on Monday).

Best time to visit: The best time to visit Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum is in the winter season as the climate is cold and one can enjoy a pleasant visit to the museum.

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Popularly known as the Jama Masjid, the Khairuddin Mosque is located in the heart of the city. Khairuddin Mosque was built in 1876 by Muhammad Khairuddin and is one of the top tourist places in Amritsar.

The place is of cultural, historical importance and is widely known for its architecture in the Islamic style with various inscriptions on the walls and calligraphy style writing.The mosque was once the place where Shah Attaullah Bukhari waged the war on the Britishers.

Location: Hall Bazar, near Hotel Grand Park, Amritsar, Punjab 143006

Entry Fee: There is no price to visit the Khairuddin Mosque.

Timings: Monday to Sunday from 9 AM to 6 PM (It remains closed during the hours of daily Namaz).

Best time to visit: The best time to visit Khairuddin Mosque is during the month of Ramzan (May-June) as it is the holy month of the Muslims and the entire mosque and nearby places are decorated with flowers and lights.

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One of the most fun places to visit in Amritsar, this 12-acre waterpark and theme park is one of the top places with adventure and fun activities in Amritsar. Sun City Park has around 14 fun and adventurous rides which can be enjoyed by people of all the age-groups.

There are two places in Sun City Park - Theme Park and Water Park. Both these places are filled with many adventure places.

Location: Batala Rd, opp. Power House, Sun City, New Rajesh Nagar, Amritsar, Punjab 143001

Entry Fee: Rs. 350 for Sun City Amusement Park
                   Rs. 600 for Sun City Water Park
                   Rs. 700 for Combo ticket (Sun city Amusement Park + Sun City Water Park).

Timings: Monday to Sunday from 10 AM to 8 PM.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit Sun City Park is during the summer season as the climate is hot and one can enjoy a day at leisure by swimming and enjoying the various rides.

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Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib is located on the Chabal-Amritsar road and is one of the popular places to visit in Amritsar. The gurdwara is dedicated to Baba Budha who lived his life in this shrine and looked after a small ‘bir’ or forest for the local cattle to graze.

Bir Baba Sahib lived for more than 100 years and anoint five succeeding gurus of the gurdwara.

Location: Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib, Chabal-Amritsar road, Amritsar, Punjab.

Entry Fee: There is no price to visit the gurdwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib.

Timings: Monday to Sunday from 6 AM to 9 PM

Best time to visit: The best time to visit gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib is in the Winter Season as the climate is most suitable and pleasant.

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One of the most wonderful and fun places to visit in the city, Thunder Zone Amusement and Water Park is filled with fun rides and other adventures. It is located on the outskirts of Amritsar and is spread over an area of 12-acres.

With 4-giant swimming pools and more than 20 fun rides, Thunder Zone Amusement and Water Park is one of the most popular water parks in North-India.

Location: Mohali, Sirhind - Morinda Rd, Near, Landran, Punjab 140307

Entry Fee: Rs 800 for Water Park and free entry from children under 3 feet.

Timings: April to October 10 AM to 7 PM
                November to March 10 AM to 5.30 PM

Best time to visit: Summer Season (February to May) is the best time to visit Thunder Zone Amusement and Water Park to enjoy the various pool rides and beat the heat.

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Lal Devi Mata Mandir is a must-visit place as it is popular for its shrine of Lal Devi and the unusual interior and the colourful old shrines. People from nearby villages visit the temple during the time of  the various types of Aartis and Pujas performed in the temple.

Location: Param Pujya Lal Devi Mandir, 61/62, Model Town, Rani Ka Bagh, Mohindra Colony, Amritsar, Punjab 143001

Entry Fee: There is no price to visit the temple.

Timings: Everyday from 5 AM to 11 PM.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit Lal Devi Mandir is during the winter season to enjoy the splendid climate.

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People Also Ask About Amritsar

  1. Which are the best places to visit in Amritsar with friends?

    Wagah Border: Enjoy a day filled with vigour and patriotism at Wagah Border in Amritsar. Well known for having the border of India and Pakistan, Wagah Border dazzles everyone with a spectacular show of the Beating Retreat Ceremony, chant of national anthem and the flag ceremony since 1959.

    Jallianwala Bagh: Well known for its sombre history, Jallianwala Bagh is a beautiful park which is built to commemorate the massacre unleashed by Britishers on a peaceful protest by the citizens in Amritsar. A must visit for patriots and history buffs, it will leave you with overwhelming memories.

    Harike Wetland: Take a break amidst the serene landscape of nature at Harike Wetlands. It boasts of a bird sanctuary and home to many exotic and endangered birds which makes it a respite for all wildlife enthusiasts.

    Bathinda Fort: Take your friends for a refreshing getaway at the imposing Bathinda Fort. It is said that Razia Sultan was confined here and it also boasts a gurudwara which was built by Maharaja Karam Singh.
  2. Which are the best places to visit in Amritsar for couples?

    Golden Temple: Well known for its serene ambience and stunning architecture, Golden Temple is one of the holiest places for the Sikhs. Attracting a number of visitors everyday, the temple hosts a daily langar and offers a getaway of peace and rejuvenation.

    Rambagh Gardens: This beautiful garden in Amritsar enchants all the couples with its natural beauty and a splendid museum. When you are, you will be overwhelmed by the surroundings of fountains and golden fish.

    Suncity Amusement and Waterpark: Enjoy a thrilling adventure at Suncity Amusement Park by indulging in a number of water slides, rain dance and swimming pool. Couples here can enjoy a romantic time by going for boating, spending time at the waterfall or having a romantic stroll in the scenic surroundings. 
  3. Which are the best places to visit in Amritsar at night?

    Hall Bazaar: If you are a shopping lover, visit Hall Bazaar to buy a number of items. Here, you can shop for various items like electronics, books, the famous Phulkari embroidery and Amritsari juttis.

    Golden Temple: A glittering spectacle with a spiritual ambience, Golden Temple is a serene spot to visit at night when the temple complex is dazzling with numerous lights. Listen to the hymns and relish the tranquil vibes to take many beautiful memories of your trip to Amritsar.

    Celebration Market: This is a great place to make the best use of your evening in Amritsar by upping your fashion quotient with a shopping spree. Here you can indulge in a number of activities and buy many fashion accessories.
  4. Which are the best places to visit in Amritsar for kids?

    Punjab State War Heroes Memorial and Museum: This educational museum displays the valor of Punjabi soldiers and a must visit to showcase the history of Punjab to your kids. The best attractions to see here include a collection of photographs, a 7D auditorium, decommissioned aircraft carrier ship, 3 tanks etc.

    Gobindgarh Fort: Well known for a historical museum and having a cultural theme park, this fort has many splendid items on display like weapons of war, traditional Punjabi attire etc. to arouse the curiosity of kids. The must-see attractions here are Sher e Punjab and Whispering Walls.

    Rainbow Resorts Water Park,: A wonderful getaway to enjoy with kids, this water park offers a plethora of activities. When you are here, you can enjoy a refreshing dip in the swimming pool, visit an adventure park, go-karting, paintball, boating and then fill up your tummies at the restaurant.

    Sun City: This is a popular water park to enjoy with kids as it boasts of swimming pools and many water rides. Here, you can have a rejuvenating time by enjoying regular rides, rain dance and going on a roller coaster. 
  5. How can I spend 2 days in Amritsar?

    You can spend 2 days in Amritsar by indulging in a number of sightseeing activities, enjoy the mouth-watering Punjabi food and relish the spiritual ambience of this amazing city. 
    The best places to see for spending 2 days in Amritsar are:

    Wagah Border: Best known for infusing a sense of patriotism, Wagah Border is located on the Grand Trunk Road on the boundary of India and Pakistan. People visit here to watch the famous Beating Retreat Ceremony that showcases military showmanship and hoisting of national flags.

    Jallianwala Bagh: This historical place in Amritsar is well-known for the death of innocent victims at the hand of British lieutenant General Dyer. It commemorates the tragic incident by having  a small museum with photographs and a beautiful park.

    Golden Temple: This famous gurudwara is well known for its tranquil ambience and its splendid architecture. People come here to seek blessings as the main temple Harmandir Sahib, take a dip in the Amrit Sarovar and trace the complex national history associated with this sacred temple.

    Partition Museum : Having a wonderful collection of memoirs and artefacts, this Museum is a must visit for all history buffs at the Heritage Street in Amritsar. This museum is dedicated to many victims and survivors resulting from Partition of India in 1947. 
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