Amritsar, Spiritual and the cultural centre of the Sikh religion.

Languages Spoken:
Punjabi, Hindi and English
Best Time To Visit:
October To March
Long Distance Code:
Famous for the Golden Temple and nearest to the border of Pakistan
International Access:
Raja Sansi International Airport, Amritsar
Located in the North west borders of India, Amritsar shares the international border with pakistan in the west which is also the only active road bosrder between India and Pakistan. In the north it has district Gurudaspur, East is Kapurthala district and in the south it shares its borders with Ferozepur district.
One of the most ancient and fascinating cities of India, Amritsar is one city of India which has witnessed the worst and the best in recent years. Literally meaning the Pool of Nectar, Amritsar was founded by the Sikh Guru, Guru Ram Das.
From a sacred village pond into a spiritual temporal centre of Sikh culture, Amritsar is the soul of Punjab. This ancient city has seen and witnessed many a turbulances over the past 400 years. It has the Akal Takht, or the seat of Almighty in the pious Golden temple. Be it the demolition of the Akal Takht by the Afghan rulers or the donations by the Mughal Kings to restore it; or be it the massacre of the Jallianwala bagh or the riots during partition. Amritsar has experienced the worst and come out of it as though the Phoenix, becoming one of the major agriculture producing cities of India.
More recently it witnessed the internal terrorist activities which took lives of many young people. But today Amritsar is a city thriving with business and tourism.

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