Best Places to Visit in Amritsar, Punjab


1. Jallianwala Bagh is a public garden in Amritsar and houses a memorial of national importance, established in 1951 by the Government of India. It marks one of the major heinous political crimes committed by the Britishers during the twentieth century. The Jallianwala Bagh massacre, also known as the Amritsar massacre, took place on 13 April 1919 when Acting Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer ordered troops of the British Indian Army to fire their rifles into a crowd of unarmed civilians in Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar, Punjab, killing at least 400, including 41 children.

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2. Sri Harmandir Sahib is the official name of the Golden Gurudwara. It is in the city of Amritsar, Punjab, India. The Gurudwara is surrounded by a sacred pool and a group of buildings important to the Sikh religion. The complex is the most important pilgrimage site in Sikhism and it is also called Darbar Sahib.

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3. Attari-Wagah border, The town is famous for the Wagah-Attari border ceremony and also serves as a goods transit terminal and a railway station between Pakistan and India. The lowering of the flags ceremony at the Attari-Wagah border is a daily military practice that the security forces of India (Border Security Force, BSF) and Pakistan (Pakistan Rangers) have jointly followed since 1959.

Flag Down Ceremony at Wagah Attari Border

4. The Heritage walk is a guided tour deep inside the lanes of 400 years old city of Amritsar. The tour commences from the historic Town Hall built by the British in 1866 and today it is the center of Amritsar's local Administration.

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5. Sikh Museum, Central Sikh Museum established in 1958 at Amritsar. Central Sikh Museum exhibits paintings of Sikh gurus, saints, Sikh warriors and other prominent Sikh leaders who have contributed to the enhancement of Sikh religion. It has a rich collection of coins, old arms, and ancient manuscripts.

Sikh Museum