Guru Ramdas, who initiated the Chak Ramdas or Ramdas Pur, dwelled in this city. He gave the name Amritsar which means the 'Pool of Nectar.' Amritsar is a mystical land of great cultural legacy, a prosperous past, and a promising future. Amritsar is situated in north India and is globally recognized for the venerated Golden Temple. Even today this temple, one of the famous pilgrimage centers of Punjab and India, stands intact and reflects the sublime beauty of architecture that was created nearly 400 years ago. A visit to all the places that reflect the rich past, the religious mosaic, and the heritage of Amritsar can be clubbed under Amritsar tours.
Amritsar is well connected by air, rail and by road. From Amritsar, the railways are well linked with Kolkata, Varanasi, Delhi, Wagah Border, Bombay and the rest of India. Amritsar can also be reached by air and the airlines that provide services include the Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, Singapore Airlines, Uzbekistan Airways and Turkmenistan Airlines. The Raja Sansi Airport is always bustling with activities and is located at an approximate distance of 10 kilometers from Amritsar. The bus services connecting to Amritsar are available from Ambala, Delhi, Jammu, Chandigarh and Ferozpur.
The Jallianwala Bagh is of course one of the chief attractions of Amritsar tours. The garden is a witness to the brutal carnage by General Dyer in 13 April 1919, when he opened fire on a peaceful gathering, killing thousands of innocent people in the process. Its walls bear bullet marks, which act as scars to this ghastly tragedy. To pay homage to the thousands killed in this barbaric incident, the Jallianwala Bagh Martyr’s Memorial was built in 1961.
Ram Bag is a beautiful garden, which houses the famous Summer Palace, the royal residence of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. A visit to this place leaves the people awestruck and is the main attraction of the Amritsar tours. The garden is adorned with 'Darshani Deorhi', that reveal the great architectural skills of the artists and artisans of old times. There is also a museum named after Maharaja Ranjit Singh, which showcases exclusive paintings, coins, weapons and miniatures. The shopping markets of Amritsar exhibit a wide variety of traditional Phulkari work, embellished wooden items and delicate jewellery. One main item that catches the eye of the shoppers are the traditional jutis that add to the personality of a person wearing it. They are adorned with delicate embroidery, bead and mirror work. Visiting the market places of Amritsar is an experience in itself and the shopping enthusiasts cannot miss a visit to these places while on Amritsar tours.
The Golden Temple highlights the religious significance of Amritsar, and is crowded with devotees throughout the year. The splendid architecture of this temple unveils the artistry of the artists of bygone era. Watching this beauty during nighttime is surely a treat for the lovers of art and architecture. Planning Amritsar tours, without a visit to this splendid monument, cannot even began.
Amritsar has an array of finest restaurants that cater to a wide range of delicacies of different states and cities. The ardent food lovers can indulge themselves in the mouth-watering recipes that are presented at these restaurants. One can choose from the traditional food recipes and the multi-cuisine food items that are served by the experienced staff at these restaurants. Amritsar tours, if planned with prudence, will help you to take in the pleasures of all the sights and sounds of this wonderful city.
Last Updated On: 2011/07/08