Interest Measure for Amritsar
Ideal time to stay: 0 - 2 days
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How is the weather at Amritsar
Height(Altitude) of Amritsar from sea level: 761 feet
Latitude/Longitude: 31.6339790°N, 74.8722640°E
Food, Culture and Language at Amritsar
Food Type Available: Indian, Punjabi, North Indian Cuisine
Regional Language: Punjabi
Currency: ₹ - Rupee (INR)
Why travel Amritsar?
Amritsar (also called Ambarsar) is a city in the northwestern Indian state of Punjab, not far from the border with Pakistan. At the center of its walled old town is the gilded Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib), considered the holiest gurdwara, or religious complex, of the Sikh religion. It’s at the end of a causeway, surrounded by the sacred Amrit Sarovar lake, where pilgrims bathe.
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3 Places to visit and Things to do in Amritsar
The Harimandir Sahib is considered holy by Sikhs. The holiest text of Sikhism, the Guru Granth Sahib, is present inside the gurdwara during daytime and the holy book goes for Sukhasan during the night time. Its construction was mainly intended to build a place of worship for men and women from all walks of life and all religions to come and worship God equally.
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Time needed - 2 hours
The 1947 partition of India and Pakistan led to the marking of a long white line that defines the Wagah Border between the two neighbours, separated by two heavy gates about 2 meters apart on either side. The closing ceremony at Wagah Border, also known as 'lowering of the flags' ceremony, is a daily martial custom that the security forces of India (Border Security Force) and Pakistan (Pakistan Rangers). This interesting ceremony takes place every evening before sunset at the Wagah Border. As the sun starts to set, Wagah Border comes alive with an incredible zeal and an unmistakable nationalist energy on both sides. The show starts off with the playing of patriotic songs and remembering the brave soldiers who laid down their lives for the country. The crowd cheers on by calling out ‘Jai Hind’ and ‘Vande Mataram’. The high decibel flag-lowering performance at Wagah Border is a true spectacle and attracts many visitors from both sides of the border, as well as foreigners. It definitely is a must see when in Amritsar! One can visit the Wagah Border throughout the year. However, the best time to visit the city of Amritsar is during the months of October to March, as the weather is cool and pleasant. But the ceremony takes a whole new level on 15th of August.
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Time needed - 5 hours
Jallianwala Bagh, is a public garden in Amritsar in the Punjab state of India, and houses a memorial of national importance, established in 1951 by the Government of India, to commemorate the massacre of peaceful celebrators including unarmed women and children by British occupying forces, on the occasion of the Punjabi New Year on April 13, 1919 in the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre.
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Time needed - 1.5 hours
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