Amritsar provides a great getaway in North India, both for the religious significance of the Golden Temple, the patriotism on show at the Wagah Border, and the many ancient monuments and landmarks that date back to the British ruled India (Jallianwala Bagh).
An ideal stay duration would be 2 nights to cover the many historic places to visit, and shopping from local markets. Visiting the Wagah Border for the Change of Guards ceremony at 6.30 pm is a must on every visitor's diary. It is conveniently located within a 7 hour drive from Delhi, with lots of trains available, along with coaches along the NH1. I drove personally and the highways are in good condition. For foodies, this is a heavenly abode. Bharawan da dhaba, near the Golden Temple will serve authentic Amritsari cuisine, laden with pure desi ghee and butter. Its a sin on the health conscious' diary, but a pleasure on any foodie's. The people in and around the city are very courteous and depict the true Punjabi hospitality. Converse with them in Punjabi, and they will respond in kind. Converse with them in Hindi, and they will respond in kind. The language and culture, along with the slow and relaxed life in the city does provide a very good break for visitors
The most important aspect is the Golden temple.besides that Jalianwala Bagh is impressionless and do not ever make the mistake of going to Wagah Border to see change of guards, is waste of time and a long drawn affair with no crowd control.
Food in Dhabas is amazing, people are the sweetest ever.
• A great historical place for sightseeing, • Biggest attraction for Sikhs-Golden Temple , simply astounded by its magnificence and beauty • Excellent place to shop for clothes • Wonderful place for enjoying delicious Punjabi Food
THE CITY NEEDS ATTENTION BY THE AUTHORITIES AS THEY HAVE DUMPED GARBAGE ON THE MAIN STREET DUE TO SOME STRIKE WHICH IS REAL THREAT TO THE HEALTH AND MUST MAINTAIN ABSOLUTELY CLEAN CITY BEING FULL OF RELIGIOUS MONUMENTS FOR WORSHIP.
Amritsar is a sprawling city - easy to get to by train or plane. Very hot here in the summer - regularly over 100 degrees - it was 115 degrees the days we were there so probably better to visit in the winter.
The Golden Temple is a must see as is the ceremony daily at the Pakistan border about 30 miles west of the City. Other than that and some shopping opportunities, not a lot else to see so not worth more than a couple of days.
One has to be very careful while going around this city esp. if you are a non Indian or Nri.. The people there can really rip you off but then I guess that is mainly the essence of tourist destinations.
Act with care and always cross check and double check rates if travelling with a fixed budget. :-/
Amritsar is one of the big cities in Punjab, located in north of Punjab near Pakistan border. City is a religious place with many tourist attractions mainly, golden temple, durgiana temple, ram bag.
Besides Golden Temple and Jalianwala Bagh memorial, most important place to be must visited by every Indian is Flag De-hoisting ceremony at Attari Check post at Indo-Pakistan Border.
This is the only such event in the World.
Amritsar is nice place, but DONOT VISIT Wagha Border, unless and until you are VIP / Foreigner. No Discipline can be maintained by administrator, so senior Citizen Should avoid it.
The place is good if your Physical Fit, because once allowed you have to RUN for 1 Kilometre, if you want to comfortable Watch the event, otherwise it's messy place, better watch on T.V.
Nice homely town. Jallianwala bagh, Wagah Border and Golden Temple are the main attractions. Nice food joints which are quite old and provide delicious food at quite cheap prices.
It was the first time we went to the Golden Temple and it was simply breathtaking! For the Golden Temple, the flag lowering ceremony at the Wagah Border and the Jalianwalla baug.
.. Going to Amritsar was absolutely worth it! Oh and not to forget... the food at Bade brother da dhaba! Yummm!
A city of Historic Importance and has played a significant role in shaping the history, culture and the Sikh Religion in Punjab particularly over the last 400 over years.
Amritsar is lovely. The place to catch our breath (not literally because the air quality is not good in the city) after our hectice but not-so-pleasant stay in Kashmir.
We stayed at a great hotel. It is also easy to travel around as it is not a very big city. You can find some western comforts (good cafes, dominos pizza) and good restaurants. The major attractions are well worth a visit, esp the border. It is a little difficult to travel around if you do not know some basic Hindi (especially shopping in local market and using cyclerickshaw). The autodrivers generally offer a fair rate, compared to other tourist cities in India. That makes the trip fairlyhassle-free.
Amritsar is a very nice place... best time to visit would be in the month of January , February March and then again October, November and December.
Summers are too hot. Mixed thought people are found...some are big time fraud. So one should be very careful while dealing with them.
Amritsar is more about the humble nature of the inhabitants. People were very polite and welcoming. The Golden Temple is a mesmerizing attraction.
It’s amazing how well-kept and orderly everything is there. This temple should be seen during the day as well as at night as the sight is totally different from the other, but equally great. The Martyre’s well & garden which is next door is interesting and relates to the victims of the religious disputes of the past. It is well kept and an interesting place to stroll and relax. Waga border, about 45 mins from the temple, is change of guards’ ceremony and is worth the trip. Beware of people who try to sell you cheap travel fares though as this is often in the least comfortable auto-cars. You are better off taking a taxi.
The golden template was amazing, but that is about it. I was underwhelmed with food across town. The highest rated places were underwhelming.
The border crossing, just a few hours outside of Amristar is worth seeing.
One of the most Religious Place in India as well as in world among sikhs. Local Food is also good, like amritsari Kulche, lassi, and so on.
well known only for " GOLDEN TEMPLE".
6-7 hrs journey from Delhi by train. It is must go place. There are many reasons like Golden Temple, Bagha Border, Food, Shopping etc.
Golden temple or Sri Harmandir Sahib is a must see when exploring northern India. One of the utmost important shrine of the Sikhs.
Great city if you're Punjabi and or Sikh. If not, they slightly hesitant to outsiders compared to the metropolitan city Delhi.
Amristar is a Holy city and that's about it. The only good thing about the city is Golden Temple and the wagah border retreat.
This city is over crowded, congested, polluted, bad civic sense, rickshaw walas rob the tourist, clothes shop keepers flee the tourist. In the end Just visit the Holy shrine which is absolutely fantastic. The Golden Temple is a beauty and is a must visit for everyone and ignore the city.
Visit to Golden Temple is must. however if visiting Wagah Border, then try to be early so that you can get good position.
It is very much crowded and un manageable.
Ancient walled city. destroyed and looted by invading armies many times.. Full of reseilient people, very hard working.
Almost the whole population is is made up of Sikhs. The old city is still very crowded with its narrow streets. The new town ships surrounding have many new 4&5 star hotels and multi story modern appartments
There are other landmarks like Jalianwala bagh, Durgiana temple and the Wagah border which attract a lot of tourists.
A very old city with narrow streets and heaps of garbage at all corners. Traffic is horrible. Town is so polluted .
Added to this peolpe urinate in public!! The Golden Temple is very nicely kept and its surroundings are exceptionally clean.
This place is my most favourite city bcoz The golden temple is there which give you so much relax to be there.
good soothing and must visit place , the border of wagah, jalianwala baug and above all harmandir sahib.