Tranquil and glorious yet glittering in gold, Amritsar is a minuscule city nestled in the golden state of Punjab in northwestern India. Just 15 miles off the Pakistan border on the main Grand Trunk Road (GT Road), this city serves as a major commercial, cultural, and transportation center between India and Pakistan. If one is to translate Amritsar, it turns out to be ‘Pool of the Nectar of Immortality’. This is with regards to the pool that is surrounded by the Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib), eventually making it the Golden City. Boasting of an ancient British culture and refined national heritage, this prosperous city stands tall amidst the historical India. The rich and vibrant culture, welcoming and friendly people, spicy and tangy food, colorful and artistic handicrafts are just a few excuses to step your feet at the land of the Sikhs.
Enclosed by umpteen religious tourist attractions, Amritsar is house-packed with temples, gurdwaras, mosques, and historical monuments. The famous Harmandir Sahib, or Golden Temple as it is popularly known, is considered to be the most sacred shrine and pilgrimage spot of Sikhs, attracting more visitors than the Taj Mahal (one of the seven wonders of the world) in Agra. Jalianwala Bagh is another prominent attraction herein. Spread over 6.5 acres, it was built in the sprawling memory of the great tragedy of 1919. Durgiana Temple, Rambagh Gardens, Ram Thirth, Mata Mandir, Khair-ud-din Masjid, Swarna Mandir, and Wagah Border add to the must-see list of sightseeing spots in Amritsar. For those of you who are planning your next trip to the city, given the fact that it has so many must-see attractions, lodging must be running on your mind. Worry not, for there are numerous hotels in Amritsar that would cater to your exclusive tastes and needs and make your stay a peaceful and cherished one. Book yourself a room at the Grand Hotel or Hotel Golden Tower, if you are a budget traveler. But if in case you are looking for a lavish stay, Ista Hotel Amritsar would be the top pick.
Come and experience the preserves of Amritsar, emanating a unique, spirited, and elegant lifestyle!