Top 6 Things to do in Amritsar

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Top 6 Things to do in Amritsar

Amritsar is the Sikh religion's spiritual and cultural center. With its finest food, costumes, and merrymaking, the Baisakhi celebration brings out Amritsar's glorious face. The delectable food and large helpings of famed Punjabi hospitality combine to wow the guest.

Amritsar has seen it all, from Operation Blue Star at the Golden Temple to the horror of the Jallianwala Bagh slaughter, and has risen like a phoenix from the ashes. Amritsar is now a vibrant city with a thriving commercial and tourism sector. Amritsar, one of India's most agriculturally productive cities, is well connected to the country's major cities.

Are you looking for a good spot to eat in Amritsar? Do you want to go shopping in Amritsar? Are you planning a journey to the Golden Temple, Attari Wagah Border and Jallianwala Bagh that you've been looking forward to?

MyTravaly will assist you in planning your long-awaited trip to Amritsar. The Golden Temple, Wagah Border, Jallianwala Bagh, the bazaars of the Old City and Bharawan Da Dhaba are among the sights to see in Amritsar.

The Golden Temple

Sikhism's holiest site is the Golden Temple (or Harmandir Sahib). The magnificent marble and copper structure, which has been repeatedly attacked and wrecked by invaders, was completed in 1809 at Maharaja Ranjit Singh's instruction. In 1830, the sanctum sanctorum was coated with gold foil, and the shrine was given the name Golden Temple.

Witness the temple's stunning reflection in the central tank, known as the Amrit Sarovar, in the evening. More people visit the Golden Temple than the Taj Mahal.  Don't forget to stop by the langar for a vegetarian meal. Every day, the community-run kitchen serves an average of 75000 people!

Best time: The Golden Temple is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The best times to avoid lines are early in the morning and late at night.

Time to be spent: 2 hrs is a reasonable amount of time to spend.

Tips: Bring a scarf with you to the site because you must have your head covered.

Also read: When you visit Amritsar, these are the things you simply can't miss

Attari Wagah Border

The Wagah Border should be on everyone's list of things to do in Amritsar. Here, patriotism at its most ceremonial. With a series of flawlessly timed and well-orchestrated moves, Indian and Pakistani soldiers lower the flags at this international border every evening before sunset. Prepare yourself to face the raucous masses.

Best time: In the winter, the ceremony begins at 4:15 p.m., while in the summer at 5:15 p.m.

Time to be spent: 1 hr is a reasonable amount of time to spend.

Tips: Because space is limited, arrive at least an hour ahead of time.

Jallianwala Bagh 

It has been nearly a century since General Dyer ordered his forces to fire machine guns into a crowd of innocent protestors in a public garden. A memorial at the site acts as a sombre reflection of the tragic events of the past. Bullet holes can still be seen on the walls.

Best time: Early morning

Time to be spent: 30 to 45 mins is a reasonable amount of time to spend.

Tips: Entry is free.

Partition Museum

1947 was a new era in Indian history. It was not only the year that India got independence from the British Empire, but it was also the year that it was partitioned into two separate countries, India and Pakistan.

Tourists visiting Amritsar can learn about this pivotal time in history at the Partition Museum, the world's only institution dedicated solely to Partition. It includes a harrowing collection of newspaper clippings, antique photographs, and oral histories from those who witnessed the bloodshed leading up to the two countries' split and the subsequent resettling of refugees.

Best time: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Tue – Sun (Closed on Monday)

Time to be spent: 30 to 45 mins is a reasonable amount of time to spend.

Tips: 5–7 mins walk from the Golden Temple and Jallianwala Bagh.

Places to eat in Amritsar

In Amritsar, foodgasms are guaranteed. This is especially true for Punjabis who consider them to be great gourmets. Food is everything to them, and no one can enjoy fatty dishes in all their glory like a Punjabi. Kulchas, kachoris, parathas, lassi, and butter chicken await you as you stroll through the old city's small streets. 

Tips: Kesar Da Dhaba (renowned for its thalis) in Chowk Passian, Bharawan Da Dhaba near Town Hall and Kanha Sweet at Dayanand Nagar are among the best places to eat in Amritsar.

Also read: Top 6 places to visit in Amritsar for food

Shopping in Amritsar

What should you buy in Amritsar's bazaars? To begin, purchase a pair or two of bright Punjabi juttis from the stores surrounding the Golden Temple and Jallianwala Bagh. Then go to Katra Jaimal Singh Market to buy sarees and dupattas with phulkari (flower embroidery). Ujagar Singh Karam Singh store at Papraha Wala Bazar sells local foods like papads and wadiyas. For a delightful selection of aam papads, Ram Lubhaya Aam Papar Wala on Lawrence Road is also recommended.

Tips: Do not be afraid to bargain at bazaars.

Also read: 8 Shopping places to visit in Amritsar

A visit to Amritsar will enable you to return with an amazing experience, whether you wish to catch a look into the city's incredible past or take in its present essence. So, get to the city, book your stay with MyTravaly and begin your wonderful tourist adventures in this amazing place of legacy and culture. For more amazing content, follow us on Instagram.

This story is written by Dhawal Goshar: Content Writer, MyTravaly

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