The pool of nectar or the mass of water for the Gods to drink, or the puddle of Ambrosia, isn't only the literal meaning of this place but even metaphorically speaking one can feel the divinity related to it the instant one enters the town of Amritsar (Ramdaspur in earlier times) in Punjab.

Mythologically speaking, Amritsar is additionally believed to possess hosted the ashram of Rishi Valmiki from The Ramayana, where Goddess Sita resided and gave birth to her two sons. Coincidentally, the cities of Lahore and Kasur, across the border in Pakistan and founded by the legendary Luv and Kush aren't distant from Amritsar.

The present city was founded when Guru Amardasji purchased land here from Emperor Akbar and wanted to create a tank, which was later completed by Guru Ramdasji. The Golden Temple was initiated by Guru Arjandevji and therefore the Akal Takht was built by Guru Hargovindji. Amritsar is now a bustling city of activities and therefore the place also gives its visitors a classic Punjabi setting of culinary delights and traditional attires. The five must-visit places to go here are:




The Partition Museum:

No other place in India is as evocative of the horrors of division and hatred, as is that the Partition Museum at the government building of Amritsar, which is additionally the primary of its kind in India. This museum is merely a five-minute walk from the Golden Temple, and it cries out the folly of a separation cut physically by Cyril Radcliffe when he divided Punjab a bit like the remainder of India without properly surveying the land and its consequences. The Partition Museum is one among the simplest museums of India and it's a legacy of the events which followed the India Pakistan division.

Attari or Wagah Border: 
As our car drove to the border position on the Punjabi hinterland highways, we could already feel the pulsating music on the overhead systems of the Indian gate even before reaching its precincts. After settling down within the surrounding amphitheater of the Wagah border, the marching ceremony of both the Indian BSF soldiers and therefore the Pakistani column on the opposite side are often witnessed a day just before dusk. The scene here is extremely colorful and an experience in itself.

Gobindgarh Fort: 
The present name of this fort came into being when Maharaja Ranjit Singh acquired it from a Bhangi Misl and named it after the 10th Sikh Guru. This fort has some amazing museums and for an outsider unacquainted with the history of Punjab, it's a treasure trove. This huge opened up fort has ample activities to pursue, from watching the normal Punjabi ritual dancing to the museum visits, light and sound shows.


Jallianwala Bagh Memorial: 

The spine chilling feeling that one gets after entering this compound brooding about how Reginald Dyer ruthlessly and brutally killed numerous innocent people here thereon fateful day of 13th April 1919 are some things which remain with every tourist after visiting this tragic historic site. The compound is simply a stone’s throw faraway from The Golden Temple.

Harmandir Sahib or The Golden Temple:
It's the very reason why every tourist involves the town of Amritsar. Words aren't sufficient to elucidate the grandeur of this place. This shrine has impeccable management and hence visiting it's so hassle-free and systematic. Somebody who has once visited this place would really like to return here again and again.

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