TOURIST ATTRACTION TOWARD AMRITSAR
Amritsar city is one of the cities of the Punjab state in India. This city was founded by Guru Ram Das in 1574 on land bought by him for 700 rupees from the owners of the village of Tung. Earlier Guru Ram Das had begun building Santokhsar Sarovar, near the village of Sultanwind in 1564 (according to one source in 1570). It could not be completed before 1588. In 1574, Guru Ram Das built his residence and moved to this place. At that time, it was known as Guru Da Chakk. (Later, it came to be known as Chakk Ram Das).
Since then this city has been known as Amritsar (after the name of the sarovar).
- Places to see
- Golden Temple
Golden Temple is known world-wide and people visit the Temple with extreme devotion. The Temple also called Sri Harmandir Sahib was laid by Sri Guru Das in the 14th century. The Temple reflects the fantastic amalgamation of Hindu and Muslim style of architecture. It flaunts a huge dome made out of pure gold. It is surrounded by a large Sarovar (manmade lake), known as the Amrit Sar (Lake of Holy Water or Immoral Nectar). There are four entrances to the Temple on all the four sides, signifying the importance of acceptance and openness. There is arrangement for Bundara (lunch/dinner) throughout the year for the visitors.
- Jallan wala bagh
- Jallianwala Bagh is historical for the murky day of 13 April 1919, when
the innocent Indians were brutally killed in a mass. The Jallianwala Bagh
Martyr's Memorial is built in memory of the innocent lives sacrificed in the
deadly massacre with no good cause. It is situated in close affinity of the
- Old Bzaars( heritage walk )
- If your in Amritsar the heritage walk in the old bazaars is not be
missed. The Bazaars like Mai SEWAN Bhandiyan wala bazaars Mishri bzaar, Guru
bazaar,chourasti aattri chownk karmodeori etc you can see the beautiful old
buildings with the flo rals and wal paintings during the heritage walk so our
expert guide will show you the best of the Amritsar
- Maha raja Ranjit panorama
- The National Council of Science Museums in cooperation with the State
government has recently set up Maharaja Ranjit Singh panorama, which is only
second of its kind in the country. Spread on a sprawling 4.5 acres of land in
the historic Rambagh heritage Garden, the panorama with its long, cylindrical
architecture, is an all-captivating marvel for visitors. Inside, there are
three sections that take a person back in time through 200 years of Sikh
History. The main attraction, however, is the life-like panorama of the
various major wars, which comes alive through the 12 meters high and 100
meters long panoramic painting depicting six major battle expeditions of
Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
- Serai Amanat Khan
- is located at a distance of 38 kilometers south west of Amritsar. It is
famous for a beautifully carved out gate built in Mughal style. The Tomb of
Amanat Khan is enclosed within four minarets and there is a mosque in
proximity to the Tomb. The mosque is beautifies with Persian verses.
- Attari Wagah Border
- Attari Border about 28 kms. from Amritsar is the oldest border crossing
between India and Pakistan. It’s an interesting experience especially at
sunset when the 'Retreat' ceremony takes place with the BSF on the Indian
Side of the Border. The daily highlight is the evening "Beating the Retreat"
ceremony. Soldiers from both countries march in perfect drill, going through
the steps of bringing down their respective national flags. As the sun goes
down, nationalistic fervors rises and lights are switched on marking the end
of the day amidst thunderous applause.
- Pul kanjri
There is an interesting story behind the name of the village. A
young dancer (the word in Punjabi is Kanjri) by the name of Moran, hailing
from Lahore, played a key part in the development of the village. She used to
dance at the darbar of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Once on her way to dance at the
Maharaja’s “Baradari”, her shoes fell into the water channel on the way. The
piqued dancer refused to dance until a ‘pul’ (bridge) was built. Hence the
place became popular as Pul Kanjri, and the village subsequently developed
into a large trading centre. At that time, this place was noted for trade and
commerce, and it had a good number of visitorsInterestingly, Pul Kanjri was
captured by the Pakistani army during the Indo-Pak wars of 1965 and 1971, and
was recaptured by the Indian Army later. A memorial column, constructed in
the memory of the jawans of Sikh regiments, who had recaptured Pul Kanjri
from the Pakistani army in 1971, stands as a testimony to the supreme
- Gobind Garh Fort
- Gobind garh Fort And heritage villege is under construion and these
places will come up soon for the tourists.