The Amritsar is one of India's most deeply spiritual cities. Amritsar is a major commercial and cultural center in the heart of Punjab. Situated in the culturally rich state of Punjab, in Northwestern India, the holy city was founded in 1577 by Guru Ram Das.
The city is the spiritual and cultural center of the Sikh religion and is home to the Harmandir Sahib, also known as the Golden Temple. This is the holiest temple in the Sikh faith. A day in this peaceful city starts with 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." The faithful travel to the golden center of the temple via a causeway, or walkway across the surrounding pool. The water is considered purifying, and Sikhs can bathe in it from the outer platform.
Respectfully marvel at the Indian and Pakistani soldiers who march off nightly at the Wagah Border and the Jallianwala Bagh the site of the 1919 Amritsar Massacre 1919.
Wagah border is located at a distance of 22 km from Lahore, Pakistan, and 28 km from Amritsar in India, the Wagah Border marks the boundaries between Indian and Pakistani borders, running along the Grand Trunk Road. The Wagah Border Ceremony or the Beating Retreat Ceremony, held every day, is the prime attraction.
Amritsar is known for its lip-smacking street food. Amritsar today is a thriving city with active trade and tourism industries.