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    Amritsar Tour Guide

    Amritsar, is the largest and most popular city of Indian state of Punjab which welcomes millions of tourists every year from all over the world. Amritsar, was founded by 4th Sikh Guru Sri Ramdas Ji in the year 1574 AD who turned this vast forest land into a well-established city by inviting traders from different areas to set up in this city. Later, the successors of Sri Ramdas Ji added more to this city over the period of time followed by which Guru Arjan Dev Ji completed the writing of Sikh Holy book Guru Granth Sahib which was later established in the Harmandir Sahib (Currently Golden Temple). The main shrine was established in the middle of the lake named Amrit Sarovar and hence the city was later named as “Amritsar”.

    The Amritsar Tour Package will make you fall in love with this ancient and beautiful city of India as it is one of the most welcoming cities in India where you feel cherished at every corner of the city. Amritsar has witnessed many invaders who destroyed the city over the time however, the most difficult time was during the British Rule in India which gave birth to many freedom fighters who fought for the Country’s Independence. Amritsar Tour Packages, will give the perfect glimpse on Punjab’s rich heritage and culture along with deep spirituality towards the almighty God.

    Amritsar, is the most important and holiest city in Sikhism as it is the home of world-famous pilgrim center for Sikhism – The Golden Temple. Along with this, the city has numerous other Sikhs and Hindu temples where you can sit peacefully and chant God’s name. Along with historical monuments, rich history and temples, Amritsar is also popular for local mouth-watering cuisines, vibrant festivals, handloom and handicrafts which can only be found in this part of India.

    Custom Tours India, welcomes you on board to visit this popular and attractive city of India where you can feel alive with its colorful festivals and lip-smacking cuisines. Below mentioned places are the top sightseeing places of Amritsar.

    Top Travel Destinations of Amritsar

    The Golden Temple

    The Golden Temple is the holiest place of pilgrimage for Sikhs and one of the most revered places in India. Golden Temple is also known as “Sri Harmandir Sahib ” which was constructed in the year 1601 decorated with 100KGs of gold and inlaid on fine marble. Golden Temple is visited by millions of devotees every day who come from different parts of the world and is well-known for serving free food “Langar” which is made in the world’s largest kitchen. The main complex is situated in the middle of a lake known as “Amrit Sarovar” from where the city has derived its name. You can sit alongside the walk pathway and meditate peacefully with the holy prayers and bells.

    Wagah Border

    Wagah Border or Attari-Wagah Border is situated at a distance of 28 kms from Amritsar which is the border line between India and Pakistan. Wagah Border is guarded by “Border Security Force” of India, here a border ceremony is conducted every day where soldiers from both the sides prepare some friendly activities for entertainment purpose showing each other’s velour and showmanship. This 30-minutes ceremony includes patriotic songs, marches, dance and flag-off ceremony.

    Jallianwala Bagh

    Jallianwala Bagh is a public garden spread over a sprawling area of 6.5-acre land close to the Golden Temple. On 13th April 1919, General Dyer ordered open-fire and killed thousands of innocent people who gathered to protest peacefully against British rule and dominance. It is marked as the saddest day in the India history of independence. Several walls and smaller buildings are still reserved where you can see the bullet marks and harsh story of the Jallianwala Bagh incident.

    Partition Museum

    Partition Museum is a new attraction which has been added in Amritsar showcasing the emotional photos, newspaper cuttings, stories, personal belongings and painting of Punjab’s history at the time of partition when the country was divided into two parts – India and Pakistan.

    Gobindgarh Fort

    Gobindgarh Fort is one of the oldest monuments of Amritsar which has been turned into a live museum where you can go through the history of Punjab and the story of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Along with this, this fort holds some of the amazing articles which showcases the rich heritage and culture of Punjab like household items, weapons, paintings and Punjab’s local attire. In addition to this, several shows are conducted where performers come and perform Bhangra (Punjab’s regional dance form) and folk music.