Amritsar-The Heart Of Punjab
The name of this city situated in Punjab is enough to describe its beauty in themost exquisite way. Amritsar,meaning theholy pool of nectar got its name from the pool surrounding the Golden Temple, the other name for Harmandir Sahib. Amritsaris the spiritual and cultural center for the Sikhs.
The best time to visit this holy place is during thefresh and calm season of winter, especially between October and March. Amritsaris easy to reach because of the readily available transportation servicesthat are a result of well inter-connected roads, railways and airports.
This place becomes more attractive because of transportation available from Pakistan via the Wagha border.
Places that are a must visit
Apart from the Golden Temple, Amritsar holds the proud heritage of India, that is not something to miss out like:
JallianwalaBagh (Garden): Who can forget the Amritsar massacre of 1919, in which British armed forces fired mercilessly on an unarmed gathering of common people consisting of women and children. The garden still portrays that fateful day accompanied by all the prints and bullet marks left behind.
Mata Temple: A Hindu cave temple dedicated to the famous saintMata Lal Devi, where mostly women who wish to have a babypaya visit. This temple is popularly known as Sheesh Mahal because of mirrored hallways, inclined walkways, low tunnels and a cave filled with ankle-deep water.
There are many other placeslikeSummer Palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Ram Tirth, and the famous Wagah Border.
What to eat : MeethiLassi, Amritsari fish, North Indian delicacies like Butter chicken, naan and kebabs
What to see : JallianwalaBagh, Mata Temple and Bagha Border
What to take away : Blankets, carpets woven by rural women, religious paraphernalia like Khandas
When to visit : Between October and March
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