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Amritsar beckons with its myriad charms. Be it, the pompous ceremony by troops at the Wagah border and the dazzling opulence of the Golden Temple, or the soul stirring experience at the Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar offers all this and much more.

Amritsar is the nucleus of the Sikh religion and the lavish and legendary Golden Temple is Amritsar's main claim to fame. This dazzling Gurudwara sits in the midst of the holy Harmandir Sahib pool and Amritsar is named after this pool. The number of devotees of different faiths visiting this place is said to outnumber the number of people visiting Taj Mahal. Besides the Golden Temple, visitors also flock to the infamous Jallianwala Bagh, which represents one of the blackest episodes of British colonial rule.

Amritsar has been a popular bollywood destination for the setting of a cultural background of Punjab. Yash Chopra’s epic love story ‘Veer-Zara’ was shot at Wagah border and Khalsa college of Amritsar. The other two romances that were shot here were ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’ and ‘Gadar’. ‘Rang De Basanti’, a soul inspiring movie starring Aamir Khan also had few scenes shot at the Golden Temple, Jallianwalah Bagh, and Khalsa College of Amritsar.

The satiating food and generous dollops of legendary Punjabi hospitality further connive to cast a spell upon the visitor. Don’t forget to treat your taste buds to some of the world-famous dishes of Amritsar such as Amritsari Kulcha, Amritsari Fish, flavoured lassi, kulfi and last but not the least, Sarson ka saag and makki di roti. Also, dhabas are the USP of Amritsar and the city has a number of vegetarian and non-veg dishes, each serving delicious specialities. Some of the famous ones are Bhrawan da Dhaba, Kundan da Dhaba, Bubby Dhaba, Pal da Dhaba, Surjit da Dhaba and Kesar da Dhaba among others. Even though these dhabas may not score 100% when it comes to decor, ambiance, and service but you will simply love the food at these places.

The festive calendar of Amritsar remains packed with various celebrations throughout the year and it will be a good idea to visit the city during these festivities to enjoy the real flavour of Amritsar. Some prominent festivals of Amritsar are Basant Panchami, Ram Tirath Fair, Baisakhi and Lohri to name a few. All these festivals are celebrated with much pomp and grandeur and people from every nook and corner are part of these grand celebrations.

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Dec 09 2012
Amritsar is seen as the heart of the state of Punjab. More so because it is the hub of Sikhism, which is the predominant religion in Punjab. So, you have landed in Punjab, and are now looking for the various modes of transport that wil ... read more
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Naming the best dhabas in Amritsar is a mighty task! The city offers you many vegetarian and non-vegetarian Dhabas, each serving delicious specialities. So, come treat your tastebuds to the delectable cuisines at these famous Dhabas. Ve ... read more
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Punjab di saan
May 03 2017
Most.. Holiest place in India.... harminder saahib Ji.. I luv to go there again n again 😘 I found that people of rich family is also doing the same Labour work there as a comman fellow.... This scenario is one of the most important things I can't fo ...... read more
Mystical place
Feb 15 2016
Amritsar is a holy city named after pool of nectar i.e. amrit sarovar at Golden temple, most sacred place of worship for sikhs. Visit it...you will have a enthralling and mystical experience like never before. Also this place is a celebration for fo ...... read more
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