Taking up Amritsar!

The city of Amritsar, India is the satin backdrop to India’s cultural diversity, being the home to the Sikh community in India, home to the Harmindar Sahib, popularly called the Golden Temple as well as historically and politically significant, owing to its strategic location.
The city is located near the borders of India and Pakistan, which ispopularly known as the Wagah Border.


This post will provide you an inkling of what you can do in Amritsar when you're up for a day!

The trip was to attend a marriage at Amritsar so I got just one day to explore this beautiful city, though I guess one day is sufficient for the place if you are not interested in seeing museums and war fields!

While cruising to this beautiful city, there are few places every nomad must visit, which all are listed below.

1. The Wagah Border
Wagah is the border lying on the grand trunk road between India and Pakistan. The Wagah Border ceremony is an elaborate ceremony that happens here everyday at 17:00 hours, during the closing of the border gates for reaching on time you have to leave around 13:00 hours. It begins with the marching of soldiers, who end it by lowering the flags together, as a sign of unity, in diversity. It lights a flame of patriotism in every Indian who watches it and people are said to be moved to tears at the sight.
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2. The Golden Temple.
The temple is a visual treat and amongst the most peaceful places I have ever been to. It is actually made of gold and a must before 20:00 hours, as they have daily langars for the devotees visiting the temple, the food they serve there is so delicious! The air around the temple reverberates with a magnetism, and is open to all public, resonating with the ideology of Sikhism.

Entrance of Golden Temple
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PEACE. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work, it means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart imagining wonderful things!
The Golden Temple.
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Golden Temple Campus
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Probably you will end up with your day visiting these two places, if you have got more time then you can visit the following places:

  • Jallianwala Bagh
  • Chand Baori
  • Durgiana Temple


Food:

Amritsar is famous for the Guru ka langar being conducted at The Golden Temple, serving around 40000 people a day. If you wish to eat something that comes from the heart of Amritsar you can try:
  • Amritsari Fish Tikka
  • Different varities of Kulchhas.
  • Jalebis
  • Lassi.
Amritsar specializes in these and one should try all of them once when in Amritsar.

Where to Stay?

As Amritsar is a tourist spot, it has a lot of hotels where you can easily accommodate. Here is a list of  hotels which I would like to recommend
So enjoy your day at Amritsar, meanwhile I'll work on my next post! 

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  1. In love with all the pictures! Mr. Photographer!! 😍❤❤

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  2. Thanks for this info whats in amritsar.. Keep on sharing dudz..

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    1. Yeah, meanwhile you can read the other posts! :)

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  3. Ohh I love Amritsar! My husband even got to help carrying out the holy book one evening! And we enjoy the Wagah border a lot! It was fun to see those soldiers kicking with their legs so gracefully!
    You didnt mention Durgiana temple which is worth a visit aswell!

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    1. Yeah it is indeed graceful! Thanks for reminding me of Durgiana Temple, now I've added it! :)

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  4. I've never been to that area but if I do go, now I have an itinerary... These pics are beautiful!

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  5. You have the most amazing photographs... This just reinforces why India is one place on my bucket list! I would love to see pic of the wedding you attended.

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    1. Thank you so much! :) You can check the images on Instagram!

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  6. Really good article. I adore the way you write your post. The photos are stunning!

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  7. Great article and photos. I have put this place on my bucket-list.

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  8. Wow ! How beautiful !! Hopefully I will get the chance to visit India

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    1. Yeah you're welcome here! 😁 thanks :)

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  9. Love these beautiful photographs!!! Shell

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  10. Great article. And the photos are really cute

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  11. Wow the temple of gold looks stunning. Very well photographed, you've really captured its essence. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. What a gorgeous place! These pictures are stunning. Love your blog!

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  13. India is such a hot bucket list destination now, great post to inspire people to go to different areas. I will keep following for tips whilst we plan our trip, sometime in the future

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  14. Thank you so much! Stay connected! :)

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  15. Wow the gold temple looks stunning and a special place to visit. Your photos are great. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Amazing post! Looks like such a beautiful place full of culture 😊

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  17. Nice pictures..golden temple is beautiful!

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  18. Amritsar is just beautiful. Wagha Border has been on my bucket list for quite some time now.

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  19. Absolutely loved all the pictures, especially the Golden Temple. Hope you enjoyed the wedding as much as the city πŸ€—

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    1. Yeah I did! Thank you so much! :)

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    2. I really would like to visit someday! Great post :)

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  20. It's an interesting itinerary, I've never really considered visiting India (let alone the area that borders on Pakistan), I may have to reconsider!

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    1. Yeah, India is beautiful, you must visit!

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