Amritsar, the city of Sikhism’s holiest shrine the Golden Temple which is a gold-plated Gurdwara glittering in the middle of its holy pool. This city of Punjab, is also popular for the Wagah Border (Indo- Pak border), Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s Summer Palace and Jalianwala Bagh that adds to its historical and geographical importance. Amritsar is known for religion tourism and of course its food variety.
Golden temples – The four gates of Harimandir Sahib invite people from all directions. Free kitchen and recitation of the divine word never cease in this gurudwara that has a unique past—it was built on a part of land granted by Emperor Akbar and the foundation stone was laid by a Muslim Sufi Saint, Mian Mir. The scripture read out here is unique too—it contains the divine message as received by saints, bhagats (followers) and pirs (sages) of all faiths of India. The gold-plated gurdwara glitters in the middle of its holy pool like a huge bullion bar, a sight that some visitors rate alongside the Taj Mahal.
Wagah Border – Wagah is the only road border crossing between Pakistan and India, and lies on the Grand Trunk Road between the cities of Lahore (Pakistan) and Amritsar (in India). The Wagah border, often called the “Berlin Wall of Asia”, is a ceremonial border on the India- Pakistan Border where each evening there is a retreat ceremony called lowering of the flags, being held since 1959. At that time there is an energetic parade by the Border Security Force (B.S.F) of India and the Pakistan Rangers soldiers. It may appear slightly aggressive and even hostile to foreigners but in fact the paraders are imitating the pride and anger of a Cockerel.
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Summer Palace – Built in 1838 AD and originally, laid in a garden spreading across 84 acres of rare plants, trees and flowers, surrounded by a boundary wall, 14 feet high and a moat all around it, this beautiful palace had also several equally beautiful clusters of structure which were converted into clubs and libraries, the lawns around them