Top 10 Things to do in Amritsar, India

July 17, 2017 Veronika Gaddis

Amritsar is a major commercial and cultural centre in the heart of Punjab. The city is the spiritual and cultural center of the Sikh religion and is home to the Harmandir Sahib, also known as the Golden Temple. Respectfully marvel at the Indian and Pakistani soldiers who march-off nightly at the Wagha Border, and at the Jallian Wala Bagh the site of the 1919 Amritsar Massacre in 1919.
Restaurants in Amritsar

1. Harmandir Sahib

Golden Temple Road, Amritsar 143006, India +91 183 255 3957
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5 based on 6 reviews

Harmandir Sahib

Reviewed By Lalit K

Nothing can be great and better than Golden Temple in Amritsar....anyone & everyone is being welcome with same spirit...You will realize from your inside why this place is so famous...it's a must visit during lifetime...

2. Golden Temple

Golden Temple Road | Atta Mandi, Katra Ahluwalia, Amritsar 143001, India +91 72220 15635
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5 based on 270 reviews

Golden Temple

Reviewed By Brucie243 - England

As a non-Sikh I was so impressed with the devotion and care lavished on the buildings and settings of the Golden Temple. What was even more spectacular was the phenominal organisation that goes into feeding and caring for over 100,000 people every day and the fact that most of the staff are volunteers. Wearing an orange headress helped me fit in.

3. Tempio d'Oro

Golden Temple Rd., Amritsar, India
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5 based on 199 reviews

Tempio d'Oro

Reviewed By HarryHSR - New Delhi, India

A visit to the Golden temple is not complete without walking around the parikarma around the sacred pond and taking a dip in the holy water.
It is said that the water in the sarovar in which the Golden Temple is located has spiritual powers and can cure one of ailments, there are seperate areas where ladies can take the holy dip at various sections of the Parikarma.
People wake up early morning to take part in the religious ceremonies, take a holy dip and seek blessings from WaheGuru ji

4. Akal Takht

Harmandir Sahib Complex | Opp. Darshani Deohri, Amritsar 143001, India +91 72220 15635
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4.5 based on 517 reviews

Akal Takht

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

I went to Akal Takht. The place where the Akal Takht is located shares many historical events. It is said that before the Akal Takht was constructed, it was a play ground where the sixth Guru as a child used to spend time with his playmates. It is great place to go.

5. Tarn Taran Sahib

Tarn Taran Road, Amritsar 143022, India
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4.5 based on 125 reviews

Tarn Taran Sahib

Reviewed By taj s - Leeds, United Kingdom

A near copy of the golden temple in some respects. This is quite a drive from central Amritsar and the surrounding area is not great however the gurdwara is beautiful and peaceful. The largest sarovar sets the scene built by sri guru arjan dev ji

6. Gobindgarh Fort

Old Cantt Road | Vijay Chowk, Lohgarh Chowk, Amritsar 143001, India
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Gobindgarh Fort

Gobindgarh Fort is located inside the Lohgarh Darwaza on the Old Cant. road. Built in the 19th century, it was under the reign of Bhangi-misl, Maharaja Ranjit Singh, British and the Indian army. It is now open to public.

Reviewed By AshishGarg2014 - Gurgaon

The Gobindgarh Fort has been opened to the public after 257 years. Built by the chieftain of the Bhangi Misl, later occupied by Maharaja Ranjit Singh and then by the Indian Army the fort has retained its originality. It is now being curated as a...MoreThank you for giving your valuable feedback. Team Gobindgarh Fort.

7. Jallianwala Bagh

Golden Temple Rd | near Golden Temple, Amritsar 143001, India +91 99144 04090
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Jallianwala Bagh

This is the site of the April 13, 1919 massacre of hundreds of innocents by British troops.

Reviewed By rjsh123 - New Delhi, India

The blood of our non violent freedom fighters once rained at Jallianwala Bagh when a brutal British Officer ordered firing on an unarmed assemble of peaceful protesters at this (now) sacred place.
Today’s generation which cries about all kind of freedom ( on social media ) in a democracy ( rather wanting no restriction of whatsoever nature) should visit here to see the very sacrifices which our ancestors have made for freedom of our country.
Most of the citizens only know their fundamental rights and not their fundamental duties.
I was moved with my visit to the memorial and would urge others to plan a visit as well.

8. Khalsa College

Ranjeet Avenue Main Road, Amritsar 143001, India +91 183 225 8097
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4.5 based on 179 reviews

Khalsa College

Reviewed By Gitika G

This place is Indian heritage and has maintained the same stature fro last so many years. When I was a student, I used to go there and even now the place is as beautiful as it was then. THe campus of very big and one can enjoy the drive through.

9. Durgiana Temple

Near Hathi Gate Chownk | Opposite Goal Bagh., Amritsar 143001, India +91 99144 04090
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4 based on 747 reviews

Durgiana Temple

Reviewed By machoman34india - Ludhiana, India

When you visit this temple after visiting the Golden Temple, you will see the difference.Both place are a contrast.Although this is a very religious and old Hindu Temple.But as regarding the maintenance compared to The Golden Temple, it is a contrast.The Temple area needs to be maintained properly.

10. Mandir Mata Lal Devi

Amritsar, India
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4 based on 225 reviews

Mandir Mata Lal Devi

Reviewed By Gitika G

This mandir is situated in Rani ka bAGH , Amritsar and is a divine place. LIke Vaishno Devi mandir in Jammu, One can see a cave here which is very small. Beautiful idols of mata are situated in ground flor and one can go upstairs for cave.

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