Amritsar, home to the Golden Temple is one of the most ancient and fascinating cities of India. It is an important seat of Sikh history and culture. Being the gateway for travellers coming to India on the overland route from central Asia it soon became the centre of various commercial activities. There are various historical and religious sites - see Amritsar City Map. The most famous of them all in the Golden Temple which was founded by the fourth Guru of Sikhs, Guru Ramdas and completed by his successor Guru Arjan Dev.
Amritsar is home to the Religious Building important to Sikhs - The Golden Temple. Amritsar is an
institution by itself. And the Golden Temple is the cradle of Amritsar with the city growing around it nurtured
by its divine sanctity. Amritsar is one of the most sacred sikh religious sites in India.
The Amritsar Hotels offer a wide choice to the tourists. They bid the lap of luxury and comforts making
you feel at home even away from your home. The Amritsar Hotels range from budget hotels in Amritsar to 5 (five)
star hotels luxury hotels Roll up to envisage the grandeur of Amritsar--the symbol of Sikhism.
Punjab is a land rich with the unique collection of handicrafts and handlooms. If you wish to go for
a shopping spree in the state, no place other than Amritsar will be the best option for you. A number of
shopping joints line the city, offering a variety of materials to shop for.
Eating out in Amritsar is an experience in itself, after all - the place is known for its
hospitality and great food. Perhaps the best known specialties are ‘Amritsari Machhi’ (Fish), ‘Amritsari
Kulcha’ (Bread), ‘Bhatti da Murg’ (Roasted Chicken) and its ‘Paranthas’ (Bread with stuffings).
The city of Amritsar a dazzling showcase of composite culture and secular heritage .It has a proud
past .a glorious present and a promising future. A rich repository of spiritual and national heritage, It has
been hailed as the home of all virtues’(sifti da ghar) .while praying, every devout Sikh longs to be blessed
with a pilgrimage to Amritsar and a holy bath at the Golden Temple. A visit to Amritsar is believed to wash off
all the sins.
The helpline services offers help to those that call. amritsar helpline services offer telephone support offering accces to information, advice or customer services. Police: 100, 0183-228185, Fire: 101, 0183-557366 etc ...
The only culture Punjab knows is Agriculture, it is often joked. This is fast changing. Right
inside the Golden Temple Complex, gataka or Sikh martial art performances are held every day. The venue is the
roof of the Guru Ka Langar building. On GT Road near Khalsa College is the Naatshala, with a unique revolving
stage. It hosts weekend plays and concerts. Besides these, independent local organisations hold musical
evenings, especially Punjabi Pop concerts.