The city of Amritsar is set around the majestic Golden Temple, the world’s most important pilgrimage site for Sikhs. But that’s not all: there are plenty of other things to do in Amristar.
Located in the state of Punjab, Amritsar has a mere 2.5 million people: a small city by Indian standards.Guru Amar Das, the fourth Sikh guru, constructed Amritsar around a man-made pool that was to become the Golden Temple. For many years, it was a wealthy city known for music, arts, performance and philosophy, perched at an optimum location for trade.
A day in this peaceful city starts with the spiritual prayers from Gurudwaras. The original name is first the ancient lake, then the temple complex, and later the surrounding city, meaning “pool of ambrosial nectar.”
Attractions: Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh, Durgiana Temple, Akal Takht, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, Partition Museum, and Central Sikh Museum.
Average Temperature: 23.3-degree Celsius