The Golden Temple Amritsar India (Sri Harmandir Sahib Amritsar) is not only a central religious place of the Sikhs but also a symbol of human brotherhood and equality. Everybody, irrespective of caste, creed or race can seek spiritual solace and religious fulfillment without any hindrance. It also represents the distinct identity, glory, and heritage of the Sikhs. To pen-down, the philosophy, ideology, the inner and outer beauty, as well as the historical legacy of Sri Harmandir Sahib is a momentous task. It is a matter of experience rather than a description. Shri Guru Arjan Dev Ji Sahib, the Fifth Nanak, conceived the idea of creating a central place of worship for the Sikhs and he himself designed the architecture of Sri Harmandir Sahib. Earlier the planning to excavate the holy tank (Amritsar or Amrit Sarovar) was chalked out by Shri Guru Amardas Ji Sahib, the Third Nanak, but it was executed by Guru Ramdas Sahib under the supervision of Baba Budha Ji.
Sadda Pind is a Punjabi Village resort spread across 12 acres of land. It brings you a chance to experience authentic culture, colors, and flavors of Punjab in one place. Situated in the holy city of Amritsar, just 8 KM from Golden Temple and 7 KM from Airport, Sadda Pind offers a perfect setting for a weekend getaway or a short stay with family and friends. Sadda Pind is an endeavor to redefine entertainment and hospitality through commitment and world-class service. Sadda Pind offers something new for everyone. The young can reconnect with their roots and understand the traditions and values of their fathers and forefathers. The elderly can remember their happier times. Foreign tourists can sample the true Indian rustic lifestyle. Tourists from other states can experience the true Punjab in one place.
The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, also known as the Amritsar Massacre was a massacre that happened in Amritsar, in 1919. It is named after the Jallianwala Bagh (Garden) in the northern Indian city of Amritsar. On Sunday, 13 April 1919, Dyer was convinced of a major insurrection and he banned all meetings, however, this notice was not widely disseminated. That was the day of Baisakhi, the main Sikh festival, and many villagers had gathered in the Bagh. On April 13, 1919, British, Indian Army soldiers started shooting an unarmed gathering of men, women, and children. The person in charge was Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer, the military commander of Amritsar. Amritsar has all the makings of a well-rounded tourist destination; its ancient legends, historical monuments, places of worship, old bazaars, theatre traditions and colorful festivals all serve as a window to its robust past. Excursions to the Harike Bird Sanctuary and visits to the India-Pakistan border at Wagah are an absolute delight while breaking bread or celebrating Diwali with the denizens of this hospitable city is without parallel.
Shree Durgiana Temple is a premier Hindu temple of Punjab (India) situated in the city of Amritsar. This temple derives its name from the Goddess Durga and it is also called by the name of Shree Lakshmi Narayan Temple. The temple was constructed by Harsai Mal Kapoor in 1908 on the pattern of the Sikh Golden Temple and it is located near the Lohgarh gate. It is sometimes called Silver temple for its carved silver doors. The temple complex has some historic temples such as Sita Mata and Bara Hanuman. The idea to built Shree Durgiana Mandir as it stands today was the brainchild of Gur Shai Mal Kapoor, a great visionary and religious minded person. His statue in monumental alabaster in a sitting posture has been established just opposite the main entrance or Darshani Deori. The foundation stone of the temple was laid down by Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya in 1924 on Ganga Dashmi day.
Gobindgarh Fort was earlier occupied by the army but is now open to the public from 10th February 2017. The place has been of great historical importance. We were in two moods of visiting this one, however, as suggested by our driver, we have a shot. And we came out happily. There is a battery operated vehicle (chargeable) to take you from the main gate to the interior. The place is neat and clean. There is an added attraction of 7D show on Maharaja Ranjit Singhji.. (Not to be missed), followed by a routine mix of 7D Show. Both were good. The fort housed a coin minting house. Artilleries was also produced at the fort. and today has a museum on the same lines. There is also a stage that keeps the fort alive in the evening with live performances of bhangra, gatka, gidda, etc There are food stalls offering variations… Work on various things was underway, however, it was worth the time spent. Visited March 2017.
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Panorama is a permanent visual documentation of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and it has been conceptualized and set up by National Council of Science Museums, an autonomous organization of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. The sprawling 4.5 acres of land in the historic Rambagh Heritage Garden at the heart of the holy city of Amritsar has been made available for developing the panorama by the Government of Punjab, whereas the entire cost of setting up of the panorama has been borne by the Government of India. An aesthetically designed tall cylindrical building surrounded with green garden near Summer Palace of Maharaja in the Rambagh Heritage Garden is now a landmark in the city of Amritsar.
War Memorial Punjab chief minister (CM) Parkash Singh Badal will inaugurate the much-awaited War Memorial project in Amritsar on October 23. The project, spread across seven acres of land has a 45-meter high iconic sword, fighter aircraft, and battle tanks to boast of. It also has a 7-D theatre, museum, landscaping, history about wars and the names of the heroes. The project is among the first major ones to be inaugurated in Amritsar, the city that is undergoing major changes as part of development works ahead of the 2017 assembly polls.
Shri Ram Tirth Temple, dedicated to Lord Ram is situated 11 km west of Amritsar on Amritsar Lopoke road. The temple dates back to the period of Ramayana and the place is famous for the ashram of sage Valmiki. It is the place where the sage gave shelter to Sita, wife of Rama when she was abandoned after the Lanka Victory. It was here that she gave birth to the twins Lav and Kush. The great epic Ramayana is also said to have been composed here by Rishi Balmik. It is also believed that the fight between Lord Ram Chandras forces and Lav and Kush had also taken place at Ram Tirth.
Wagah Border in Amritsar between Pakistan and India is the only road border between the two countries. It lies on the Grand Trunk Road between the cities of Amritsar, Punjab, India, and Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. The border is located 22 km from Lahore and 28 km from Amritsar. The highlight is the lowering of the flags of the two countries simultaneously. The flags are folded and the ceremony ends with a gesture that involves a brusque handshake between soldiers from either side which is followed by the closing of the gates. The ceremony has been filmed and broadcast by Michael Palin for one of his television around-the-world travel programs; he described it as a display of “carefully choreographed contempt
Location: Amritsar Surroundings