Amritsar at a Glance
The holy city of Amritsar is situated in Punjab, northern India. The city best known for being the most important spiritual site of Sikhism, as it is home to the Golden Temple, the holiest and most unique place of worship in the Sikh faith.
Amritsar is a busy and fascinating city that will suit all groups of travellers looking for a real taste of the spirituality and breathtaking architecture of India. The excitement of the visiting Sikhs flocking to the Golden Temple gives the city a safe, fun and festival-like buzz.
Why a Holiday to Amritsar?
- The Golden Temple is the biggest attraction of Amritsar. A magnificent and ornate temple, it is surrounded by a tranquil blue lake and glows golden when lit up at night. To observe the culture and practise, you must cover your head, remove your shoes and bathe your feet before entering. Once inside, you can explore the temple itself as well the Central Sikh Museum, which houses an impressive collection of paintings.
- Well-worth sightseeing elsewhere is the Mata Temple, a Hindu shrine to the saint Lal Devi. The path into the temple is a mini-adventure, leading you through a series of tunnels, twisting halls and even caves. If you would prefer an Indian beach holiday in 2013, then consider Goa, with its breathtaking scenery.
- If you’re interested in learning more about Sikhism and the area’s history, the Golden Temple’s library is an excellent resource for visitors.
- Amritsar is a great place for eateries. Try out some authentic Indian cuisine, such as Punjabi curries and delicacies in the dhabas, which are locally-run little restaurants.