Amritsar as a city is a stream of flavors, flowing from the heart of Punjab. You can walk around this divine city and keep savoring dishes, get tired, but the stream of flavors won’t end. A dramatic amount of tourists from all over the world visit to Amritsar as the city never fails to win their hearts with its flavorsome ambiance. The aroma of the smoky dishes, embedded with indigenous spices will definitely melt your heart. If you’re planning a trip to Amritsar, the city won’t fail to impress you and welcomes you whole-heartedly to indulge in the stream of flavors.
If you are planning a 2 days trip to Amritsar, you can relish every aspect of this city and return with baggage of light moments. You can savor the flavorsome side of the city with some mouth-watering dishes. Along with this, you can indulge in the whirlpool of divinity with the blessings of the Harmandir Sahib. And you can explore the historic Amritsar with the Jallianwala Bagh. A city with so many aspects promises to make these 2 days a great time for you. The Best time to visit Amritsar is between November and March. The city has pleasant weather during this time. Visiting the city in winter will enable you to explore the city. But many times the city faces extreme winters and the temperature may go as low as -4°C.
The city of Amritsar is a divine city. A large number of people visit this sacred city to get the blessings of Harmandir Sahib, also known as the Golden Temple. The Golden Temple is an eminent place of worship for the Sikhs. The Gurudwara is one of the oldest Indian architectural masterpieces. It was finished by Guru Arjan Dev in 1958 and since then, the Harmandir Sahib has been a holy place for the Sikh and is visited by millions of Sikhs. Many parts of the Gurudwara are carved and coated with gold, which is a center of attraction. Another beauty of the place is that the gurudwara offers langar Prasad 24 hours, irrespective of the religion and caste, signifying what the name “Gurudwara” means.
Along with divinity, the city of Amritsar has some prominent mentions in history. The Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar is a place which proved to be a turning point in Indian history when the British troops open fired on the Indians gathered at the place for the occasion of Baisakhi and discussing the oppressive British rule. The incident killed hundreds of Indians and wounded many. The Jallianwala Bagh has historic importance and is visited by millions of tourists every year. The place still has bullet marks on the walls and the weapons used during the massacre have also been preserved. The Jallianwala Bagh massacre was a tragic incident and hence, visitors come here to pay remembrance to the Indians killed in the incident.
There is no dearth of places to visit in Amritsar. The Golden Temple and the Jallianwala Bagh are the most visited tourist spots in the city. Besides these sites, there are several other sightseeing and tourist attractions in Amritsar. Another most visited tourist attraction is the Wagah Border, which is about 28 km from the Amritsar city. The border holds a Retreat Ceremony, where the Indian and Pakistani soldiers demonstrate camaraderie. It is a 45 minute ceremony in the evening, where the international gates are closed and the flags are lowered. It is a proud moment for both countries. In the end, the national anthem is chanted, followed by dancing on Bollywood songs.
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