Places To Visit In Amritsar

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Here are the top 33 tourist attractions to see in Amritsar:

1. Golden Temple

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2 km
from city center
1 out of 33
places to visit in Amritsar

One of the most spiritual places in India, the Golden Temple, also known as Sri Harmandir Sahib, is the holiest shrine in all of Sikhism. Located right in the heart of Amritsar and being easily reachable from any part of the city, the stunning golden architecture of the temple and the daily Langar (community kitchen) attract a large number of visitors and devotees each day. The temple is open to devotees of all faiths and serves over 100,000 people free food from all walks of life

2. Wagah Border

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28 km
from city center
2 out of 33
places to visit in Amritsar

Located at a distance of 22 km from Lahore, Pakistan and 28 km from Amritsar in India, the Wagah Border marks the boundaries between Indian and Pakistani borders, running along the Grand Trunk Road. The Wagah Border Ceremony or the Beating Retreat Ceremony, held every day before sunset, is the prime attraction. Every evening, just before sunset, the soldiers from the Indian and Pakistan military meet at this border post to engage in a 30-minute display of military camaraderie and showmanship

3. Jallianwala Bagh

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2 km
from city center
3 out of 33
places to visit in Amritsar

Jallianwala Bagh is a place of great historical importance during the Indian struggle for Independence. It is a public garden in Amritsar which houses a memorial of national importance that was established by the government of India in 1951 to commemorate the massacre of peaceful celebrators by British forces on April 13,1919.

4. Guru Ke Mahal

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5 km
from city center
4 out of 33
places to visit in Amritsar

Housing the Granth Sahib and their gurus, Guru Ke Mahal was founded by Guru Ram Das in 1573 as a little cottage that went on to shelter the great gurus of the Sikhs.

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5. Hall Bazaar Amritsar

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1 km
from city center
5 out of 33
places to visit in Amritsar

Offering electronic items, ornaments, best quality books, handicrafts and ready-made garments, Hall Bazaar is famous for its Mughal style gate, complete with a giant clock with caption "Amritsar - Sifti Da Ghar".

6. Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum

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1 km
from city center
6 out of 33
places to visit in Amritsar

Summer palace turned into museum, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum is a lovely building which archives the Royal Heritage of Maharaja Ranjit Singh such as arms and armour, outstanding paintings and century old coins and manuscripts. 

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7. Gurudwara Mata Kaulan

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2 km
from city center
7 out of 33
places to visit in Amritsar

Gurudwara Mata Kaulan is located on the edge of Kaulan reservoir, is named after Kaulan, a believer who was severely punished by the patriarchs, yet it failed to dissuade her.

8. Gurudwara Bibeksar Sahib

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2 km
from city center
8 out of 33
places to visit in Amritsar

Bibeksar Sahib lying on the banks of Bibeksar Sarovar was constructed by Maharaja Renjith Singh. The place is famous as the congregation site of followers of 6th Sikh Guru, Hargobind Singh ji.

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9. Partition Museum

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1 km
from city center
9 out of 33
places to visit in Amritsar

The Partition Museum, the first-ever museum in the entire world to focus on the stories and trauma of the millions who had to suffer from the bloody consequences of a ruthless partition; was recently opened up at Town Hall in Amritsar.

10. Khair-ud-Din Masjid

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1 km
from city center
10 out of 33
places to visit in Amritsar

Famous for its architecture, Khair-ud-Din Masjid was established by Mohd. Khairuddin. It was the place from where the great call for waging war against the looting British was announced by Tootie-e-Hind, Shah Attaullah Bukhari.

11. Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree

2 km
from city center
11 out of 33
places to visit in Amritsar

Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree which means reliever of pains and afflictions is considered the most sacred tree in Amritsar. This fascinating Tree has an interesting legend, where Bibi Rajani’s leprosy stricken husband was cured completely after taking a dip in the pond near the tree. The tree was then named Dukh Bhanjani which means ‘eradicator of suffering’. Visitors of Golden Temple usually have a dip in this pond in hopes of being cured and blessed. Guru Ram Das told his Sikhs and Baba Budha Ji that the pond was the same holy place of which Guru Amar Das Ji had foretold. The faith of Bibi Rajni of keeping the belief in Guru and God, resulting in being rewarded at the end, is still followed and looked up to.

12. Akal Takht

2 km
from city center
12 out of 33
places to visit in Amritsar

Akal Takht (Throne of the Immortal) is the highest political institution of the Sikhs, founded by Guru Hargobind in 1606. Akal Takht is located in the front of the causeway leading to the Golden Temple, Amritsar.

13. Gobindgarh Fort

1 km
from city center
13 out of 33
places to visit in Amritsar

Gobindgarh Fort echoes the grand stories of Punjab’s past. Widely known as a symbol of the era when Punjab was forged, it represents a glorious past of 257 years starting with the Bhangi Misl era and ending with the Indian Army

14. Durgiana Temple

1 km
from city center
14 out of 33
places to visit in Amritsar

Durgiana Temple, also known as Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Durga Tirath, Silver Temple and Sitla Mandir, is a Hindu temple bearing a stark resemblance to the Golden Temple.

15. Goindwal Baoli

40 km
from city center
15 out of 33
places to visit in Amritsar

Goindwal Baoli is a step-well, constructed in the 16th century by Guru Amar Das. The Baoli (open-well) is located on the banks of the River Beas and is an important Sikh centre, and is one of the first Sikh pilgrimage sites.

16. Gurudwara Chheharta Sahib

8 km
from city center
16 out of 33
places to visit in Amritsar

Gurudwara Chheharta Sahib, named after a well which was dug by Guru Arjan Dev for the birth of his son. Although the well is now covered up, the water is usually pumped into the main tank of the Gurudwara. The water was so abundant that six Cheheharta (Persian wheels) were installed around the well to draw water faster. The gurudwara’s lotus dome encloses the square sanctum in the middle of the diwan hall.

17. Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib

0 km
from city center
17 out of 33
places to visit in Amritsar

Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib, also known as Bir Sahib, is where Baba Budha Ji spent most of his life. Baba Buddha who lived for 125 years has blessed five succeeding Gurus.

18. Harike Wetland

60 km
from city center
18 out of 33
places to visit in Amritsar

Harike Wetland & Bird Sanctuary is the largest wetland in North India. This man-made wetland spreads into Tarn Taran Sahib, Ferozepur and Kapurthala in Punjab, making it a famous destination for bird watchers and nature enthusiasts. Tourists can spot up to 7 species of turtles including the endangered Testudines turtle. The previously extinct Indus dolphin was recently seen at Harike Wetland.

19. Tarn Taran Sahib

21 km
from city center
19 out of 33
places to visit in Amritsar

Gurudwara Shri Tarn Taran Sahib was built by the fifth Guru of Sikhs - Guru Arjan Dev. It is located 22 kms from Amritsar. Gurudwara Shri Tarn Taran Sahib is a three-storeyed building lotus dome, damaged during the 1905 earthquake. The Gurudwara displays elegant craftwork of glass pieces and intricate designs on the ceiling and the inner walls.

20. Khalsa College

3 km
from city center
20 out of 33
places to visit in Amritsar

Khalsa College is a 124-year-old college, making it a historic educational institution in India. The 300-acre campus has acquired the status of the highest Sikh institute for education with an enriching environment and a progressive outlook towards society.

21. Shri Ram Tirth Temple

12 km
from city center
21 out of 33
places to visit in Amritsar

Shri Ram Tirth Temple is the birthplace of Luva - Kusha, twins of Rama and Sita in the Ashram of Saint Balmiki. Built in yellow stone the temple dates back to the Ramayana as Sita was given shelter here after being abandoned by Rama. The battle of the Ram’s force and Luv-Kush

22. Mata Lal Devi Temple

1 km
from city center
22 out of 33
places to visit in Amritsar

Mata Lal Devi Temple popularly known as Sheesh Mahal of Amritsar is famous among the Hindu pilgrims for its miraculous powers. The temple is dedicated to the female saint Lal Devi and is considered a miniature dimension of the popular Vaishno Devi temple in Jammu.

23. Punjab State War Heroes Memorial and Museum

9 km
from city center
23 out of 33
places to visit in Amritsar

Punjab State War Heroes Memorial and Museum showcases the fabulous brave-hearts of Punjab. The Museum immortalizes the bravery of the soldiers of Punjab, displayed throughout the museum with a spirit of patriotism.

24. Pul Kanjari

30 km
from city center
24 out of 33
places to visit in Amritsar

Pul Kanjari, popularly known as Amritsar’s Taj Mahal, is a village based on the vibrant expression of love by Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Constructed for Moran, a Muslim dancer, the town was one the most important trading centres during the 18th century.

25. Bathinda Fort

1 km
from city center
25 out of 33
places to visit in Amritsar

Bathinda Fort or Qila Mubarak is an age old fortress in Bathinda. Built by Raja Dab and King Kushana, the fort is believed to be the exact place where Razia Sultan was confined.and Guru Nanak Dev, Guru Tegh Bahadur and Guru Gobind Singh visited this place. Later, Maharaja Karam Singh built a gurudwara here for the pilgrims

26. Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai

2 km
from city center
26 out of 33
places to visit in Amritsar

Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai is a gurudwara dedicated to Baba Atal Rai, son of Guru Har Gobind Singh who passed away at the young age of nine. The 9 storey building was then built in his memory where each storey was symbolic of a year in Atal Rai’s life.

27. ISKCON Temple

2 km
from city center
27 out of 33
places to visit in Amritsar

Situated in the heart of the city in Moni Chowk, ISKCON Temple (also known as Sri Gaur Radha Krishna Mandir) is a revered Hindu temple dedicated to the Hindu gods Krishna and Radha. The temple houses idols of several deities, Radha- Krishna being the most prominent. A tiny shop also sells statues of deities, religious books and related merchandise

28. Sun City

4 km
from city center
28 out of 33
places to visit in Amritsar

Situated on the Batala Road in Amritsar, Sun City Water Park is one is one of the most popular and visited water parks in the city. Replete with a plethora of water rides, regular rides, aqua dancing, roller coasters, several swimming pools, the water is the ideal hangout destination among both the adults and the kids.

29. Rainbow Resorts Water Park

18 km
from city center
29 out of 33
places to visit in Amritsar

Situated on the Attari Border Road in Amritsar, Rainbow Resorts Water Park offers multi activities. Spread over nine acres of land area, the resort has swimming pools, adventure park, go-karting, paint ball, kitty party hall, boating, restaurant etc.

30. Thunderzone Amusement and Water Park

4 km
from city center
30 out of 33
places to visit in Amritsar

Founded and opened to public in 2002, Thunderzone Amusement and Water Park is one of the largest and most popular water cum amusement park in the city. With an array of rides like columbus, mono train, roller coaster, music bob, swinging chairs and activities like boating etc., the park is an ideal day out place for all age groups.

31. Bliss Aqua World

18 km
from city center
31 out of 33
places to visit in Amritsar

Bliss Aqua World is an amazing water park in Amritsar with a variety of regular and water rides both for adults and kids. The park also has an amusement park in the premises which has a number of fun games and activities as well.

32. Gurudwara Baba Deep Singh Ji

2 km
from city center
32 out of 33
places to visit in Amritsar

Located in Amritsar outside the Chatiwind gate is Gurudwara Baba Shaheed Deep Singh Ji, honouring the valour and martyrdom of Baba Deep Singh Ji, which is why it is also known as the Shahidan Sahib. He was specially renowned for his contribution during 1757 when he fought the Afghani troops led by Ahmed Shah Abdali, from attacking, invading, and blowing up the Golden Temple. He fought bravely alongside thousands of others but was fatally wounded during the fight.

33. Gurudwara Goindwal Sahib

40 km
from city center
33 out of 33
places to visit in Amritsar

Located in the Tarn Taran district of Punjab on the banks of river Beas is Gurdwara Goindwal Sahib which is another famous Sikh site. It is known as the 1st Sikh pilgrimage site and is where the 3rd Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Amar Das Ji, lived and preached for 33 years. It is also where he coined the idea of langar or community kitchen and where he built a baoli or well from where people of all caste, colour, creed and religion could drink from.

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How much does a package cost for Amritsar?

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What are the top hotels in Amritsar?

There are 374 Hotels in Amritsar which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Amritsar are White House Amritsar, Vinni's Villa, Hotel G Glossy, Puranjee villa, OYO 28163 B4 Guest House, Hotel Saffron. You can see all the hotels in Amritsar here

How can I commute within Amritsar?

There are bus services, auto rickshaw services and cycle rickshaw services available in the city of Amritsar for tourists. Cabs are also available, especially when travelling in a group.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Amritsar?

The top sightseeing places in Amritsar are -
  • Golden Temple
  • Wagah Border
  • Jallianwala Bagh
  • Guru Ke Mahal
  • Hall Bazaar
  • Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum

What are the top activities in Amritsar?

The top activities in Amritsar are -

  • Wagah Beating Retreat Border Ceremony (with Dinner)
  • Amritsar Day Tour
  • Amritsar City Private Car Charter
  • Sadda Pind Punjab Village Evening Tour
  • Amritsar Golden Temple Night Ceremony Tour

What are the top restaurants in Amritsar?

The Best Places to Eat in Amritsar Are -
  • Guru-Ka-Langar
  • Kesar Da Dhaba
  • Brothers' Dhaba
  • Bharawan da Dhaba
  • Astoria Food Pavilion
  • Yellow Chilli
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Can you suggest an itinerary for Amritsar?

Here is a three-day itinerary for Amritsar
  • Day 1 - Arrive at Amritsar, check-in and rest. In the evening, visit Wagah Border.
  • Day 2 - Begin the day at the Golden Temple. Then visit Jalianwala Bagh, Durgiana Temple, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum and Panorama in Ram Bagh.
  • Day 3 - Visit local handicraft stores and food joints for a delicious food trip.

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