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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the popular outdoor activities in Amritsar?

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Visiting Amritsar for the first time, and you are totally clueless as to what all there would serve to make your trip an unforgettable one? We shall do our bit to list for you briefly what all is a must-do activity when you are in Amritsar. Read on.


  • The Golden Temple

    When it comes to being the ultimate pilgrimage centre for followers of Sikhism, Golden Temple is the name that comes first to your mind. This beautiful complex built in gold and amazing marble flooring and surrounded by the Lake Amrit Sarovar, speaks volumes about its rich religious and cultural heritage.
    The temple complex has a vast library from where you can get texts on
    Sikhism and the Punjabi culture. Do have a look, because the books are enriching and available at a very little or no cost.
  • Apart from the Golden Temple, there are numerous other Gurdwaras and Sikh shrines in and around to commemorate the Punjabi culture.

  • Ram Tirath Temple

    Do pay a homage to this sacred place where Lord Rama's sons, Luv and Kush were born. This was also the place in whose vicinity Valmiki wrote The Ramayana. Feel the divine vibes here.
  • The Golden Temple has a public dining hall (langar) that serves free ordinary Punjabi food to all visitors. It must be visited by everyone.
  • The famous Clock Tower, in the New Misri Bazaar, barely 2 minutes walk away from the Golden Temple, is a major food-products' distributor, and may be visited after a visit to the temple.
  • Once in Amritsar, there is no way you can afford to miss the authentic Punjabi drink, Lassi. It is available in most local restaurants and dhabas.
  • Amritsar is a shopper's paradise. Starting from electronics, eating joints, accessories and fine Punjabi-style clothing, the Lawrence Road market is a very famous one.
    Another shopping destination may be the very popular Hall Bazaar. It offers, handicrafts, clothing and ornaments, to start with, at reasonable rates. The
    Chinese lights are a speciality and are very reasonably priced. So, do check them out.
    The
    jutties, woolens, durries, bags, shawls and other embroidered dress materials, are some of the items that must be necessarily included in your shopping list once in Amritsar. Also the wooden chess-boards manufactured here constitute 99% of all the wooden chess-boards in the world. So, grab a set for youself too.
  • Do not hesitate to explore the narrow by-lanes around the Golden Temple complex, and you would be glad for having taken an interesting decision. Souvenirs such as oil paintings, ornaments, knives, shields, books, etc will be available in ample amounts for you to choose.

  • Aanam Cinema Theatre

    Situated very near the Amritsar Bus Stand, this very old and popular cinema hall Hindi, English and even Punjabi movies. Movie-buffs can consult the show-timings from the newspapers or the internet.

Well, we have given you a lot to keep yourself occupied in sojourn at Amritsar. Don't miss out on the fun, and we are sure, Amritsar will keep the excitement levels up!


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