A trip to Amritsar: Sikhism’s holiest shrine
Came into existence in 1577 by the fourth Sikh guru, Ram Das, Amritsar is abode to Sikhism’s holiest pilgrimage, the magnificent Golden Temple. Spending two days and one night in Amritsar can leave you spell bounded, owing to the incredible history and food of the city. Here is a list of things that you shouldn’t miss being for trip to Amritsar:
Here you will have a feel the patriotism like never before! It is about 30 km from the main city and to get here you can commute by private taxi or take buses towards the border close to The Golden Temple.It is recommended to plan your trip with some good travel agents like Rao Travels that endeavor to provide the best travel packages in India.
Jallian Wala Bagh
It is stated as the land of freedom martyrs and visit to Amritsar is incomplete without knowing the heritage of this place. On 13 April 1919, numerous pilgrims gathered in Jallian Wala Bagh, Amritsar, to celebrate the Baisakhi festival. This place is enclosed by high walls on all sides and features only a narrow passageway for admittance. On the same day General Dyer personally with his troops led to the sight and ordered his flock to open fire without any forewarning which resulted in demise of 379 and injured over 1200 innocent civilians.
This sight is name after Guru Ram Das, the founder of the city, as a token a tribute. It features a museum in the summer palace constructed by the Sikh Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780-1839), known as the Lion of Punjab. The museum encloses weapons and arms dating back to Mughal era and replica of the ´Kohinoor´ diamond.
If you are a non-Indian, you must try the spicy North Indian food in Amritsar’s famous restaurants and shop the famous jutti(Punjabi traditional) footwear. While traveling you must consider some essential medical tips and useful travel packing hacks.
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