Places to Visit in Amritsar
City of The Pool of Nectar
Amritsar had its beginnings when, in the 16th century, Guru Ramdas, the fourth Sikh Guru settled down by a pool with miraculous healing powers. His son, Guru Arjun Dev, built a temple in the midst of this pool and enshrined in it the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of the Sikhs.
In 1803, the renowned Maharaja Ranjit Singh covered the lower half of the temple with marble and upper half of the temple was encrusted later with pure gold leaf, which has given it the name, the Golden temple.
Near Amritsar is Ram Tirath, the birth place of Lav and Kush, the sons of Rama of the epic, Ramayana.
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The most important shrine of the Sikhs, is also known as Hari Mandir( Temple of the Lord). The glittering golden domes of the temple are reflected in the pool. and a marble pathway leads to the temple. Top in the list of tourist places to visit in Amritsar.
A temple with a gold dome and silver portals, it is a place of pilgrimage for Hindus.
A memorial where 2000 victims, all unarmed were massacred by the British.
Rai Tower in memory of the 9 year old son of Guru Hargobind, who martyred himself.
Altitude : 234 metres high
Season : Throughout the year except that during the months of May and June, the days are really hot.
Summer : Cotton
Winter : Woollens
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