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Amritsar is a city in northwestern India, very close to the Pakistan border. It is home to the Harmandir Sahib, or Golden Temple, which functions as the center of religious and cultural life for the Sikh religion. The temple is an extremely important pilgrimage destination and attracts over one hundred thousand visitors per day. It is, in fact, the ... Read more
most popular tourist destination in India for non-residents. The city grew up around the temple, but has many other excellent sites to visit and activities to try out. Mata Temple is an underground Hindu cave temple very close to the Harmandir Sahib. Also popular is the Summer Palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, which houses some very nice historical and artistic exhibits. The city is a happy place, always packed with elated pilgrims, and the attitude rubs off. Join locals at any of the traditional eateries for top quality food for very cheap

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Foster City

Amritsar is an uniquely interesting city indeed, the capital of Punjab state and center of the Sikh religion.

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Singapore

If you are travelling to India, then Amritsar is one of the most recommended cities to visit. It has a rich cultural and historic significance. It is most famous for the Golden Temple which is the most important pilgrimage site of Sikhism. But people from all religions and castes are welcome to this peaceful and serene heaven on Earth. Wagha Border and Jallianwala Bagh are the other 2 famous places to visit in Amritsar. Amritsar is best known for its rich Punjabi Dhabha and street food. Some of the famous dishes which are a must try: Amritsari Kulcha, Fish, Brain Curry, Mutton Tikka, Vegetarian Thaali at Kesar or Bharawan da Dhabha, Lassi, etc.
Avoid travelling in summers as the temperature can go as high as 48C. The best recommended months to travel would be Nov and Dec.

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Anand

A great place with a serene atmosphere. A place where golden temple and Jaalianwala baugh are located

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New Delhi

A holy city with a turbulent history, Amritsar never ceases amaze the visitor with its austere resilience. It takes its name from the tank that surrounds the famed Golden Temple, which translates to the ‘pool of nectar of immortality’. The city holds the distinction of being the spiritual throne of the Sikh faith and millions of faithful throng the city each day to get a glimpse of the sanctum of the Golden Temple. The allure of spirituality and undoubtedly, its history makes Amritsar a favoured destination.

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Puebla

Amritsar, Punjab, India! Home of the golden temple. One of the best things to see in this picturesque village. It is so enlightening and calming. Make sure you get here early and wear a head scarf and remove shoes. Must see!

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Sydney

The Punjabi city of Amritsar is the holiest city of the Sikh religion and home to the Golden Temple, Sikhism's absolute heart. Elsewhere, Amritsar is like anywhere else in India - dusty and poor - but the Golden Temple (its central shrine is actually covered in solid gold) is fantastic, a place with a genuine atmosphere of serene spiritual veneration, and an amazing spot for photographs, particularly in the golden light of dawn or sunset. The quarters of the old city are interesting to explore, and the city's numerous dhabas (snack bars) serve tasty and filling Punjabi fare. Amritsar is also the jumping-off point for those travelling overland into Pakistan - it's only 32km away from the city of Lahore via the Attari/Wagah border, itself worth visiting for the border-closing pageant each evening.

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Mumbai (Bombay)

Amritsar is also called as "guru ki nagri" is the beautiful nd holiest city.its old name was " guru ka chak".amritsar is established by sikhs fourth guru Sri guru ramdas ji nd people also called it Ramdas nagri.this is the centre of Sikhism.nd people came here frm worldwide to see Golden temple,jalian waala bagh,nd wagha border.Durgiana mandir is also beautiful to see.if we talk abt amritsar,it is so nyc place to see.come here nd enjoy .we welcome all the world in our holy city Sri Amritsar sahib.

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A very special place! So sacred and blessed. There's a certain bliss inside the temple...everybody is so kind and helpful. So lovely.

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San Francisco

Located in the northern part of India, close to the Pakistan border, Amritsar is the spiritual and cultural center of the Sikhs. Our visit here was very eye opening and educational.

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Amritsar is more than worth the trip out of Delhi for its fascinating insight into the relatively new religion of Sikhism, which is dedicated to dismantling unjust class and gender systems and realising God through meditation. Sikhism's heart is indisputably Amritsar, and its astonishing Golden Temple is a beacon of goodwill and brotherhood with its free dining and sleeping halls (donations are welcome). Be sure to take a bus to the Pakistani border to witness the daily border-closing ceremony, which revolves around the guards on either side of the border indulging in peacock-like posturing and stamping, to the tremendous delight of the hundreds of daily visitors.

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