If you ever feel that your life is directionless or full of chaos, having no peace, then Golden temple is the place to go. Amritsar Golden temple is not just a religious place of Sikhs. It’s a place where one can find the real peace of life. The feeling you get when you enter this place for the first time is unexplainable. It feels like heaven. The freshness and calmness will embrace you from all around.
I remember my first and the only golden temple tour with my two besties. It was a cold winter day. And after exploring some other places like the golden temple complex and Wagah border, we finally entered the temple at night.
As soon as I stepped in, I was astonished by the beauty of the temple. The whole place was shining like heaven. The reflection of the temple in Amrit Sarovar adds the beauty of the temple.
The holy echo of Shabat Kirtan takes over your mind through your ears. And soon you will find yourself lost to the ultimate level of spirituality.
We spent more than 3 hours beside the Amrit Sarovar, but it felt like some minutes. I felt like I could spend my entire life sitting beside it, staring at the glory of this wonder.
This Place welcomes people from all religions and nations. Every day, lakhs of people visit here. You will find people offering a variety of seva (free services) here. Langar Seva is carried out throughout the day. Nobody goes empty stomach from here.
This place is, therefore, a great example of humanity. You too can offer some free services like serving langar (food), washing utensils and cleaning, etc. You will surely feel a different level of inner satisfaction.
FAMOUS PLACES TO VISIT NEAR GOLDEN TEMPLE:
There are many tourist spots near the golden temple that also holds historical importance.
Every Indian must visit Jallianwala Bagh at least once in life. This place is a mark of sacrifices that people had made for the sake of our country’s freedom.
The bullet stains are still there on the walls, that clearly shows the sufferings of our people. The Martyrs well reflects the conditions of that time. There is a museum inside the Jallianwala Bagh where you can read about the great Martyrs and Freedom fighters.
Located at the distance of 32 km from Amritsar, this place is visited almost by every tourist. Every day before sunset, the soldiers of both the countries, India and Pakistan perform the Wagah ceremony.
The echo of ”Vandemataram” and “Hindustan Zindabad” can fill any Indian with the feeling of patriotism. The “Pakistan Rangers” and “BSF” show their respect and dedication towards their respective countries and Flags.
It is one of the five Takhts (seats of power) of Sikhs located in the Golden Temple Complex. This place also holds historical importance and now is a principal place of worship for Sikhs.
You may be surprised to know that it is the same place where the sixth Guru Hargobind Singh Ji used to play as a child.
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum
This is yet another must visit place in Amritsar that represents the rich history of Sikhs. The architect of the museum’s building seems historical as well. Here the objects related to Maharaja such as coins, manuscripts, armors, and paintings are displayed. This place remains open on all the days between 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. You will have to pay a nominal sum as an entry charge.
Located near the Lohgarh Gate, Amritsar, The architect of this temple is quite similar to that of Golden Temple. It also holds historical value as it was built back in 1921. Visit this place to take the blessings of the goddess Durga.
FAMOUS FOOD SPOTS
Kesar Da Dhaba
It is one of the most famous restaurants in Amritsar city. It has been serving for more than 100 years. In 2016 it was awarded as the best restaurant by redfoodie. Here you will find pure Punjabi food cooked in desi ghee. It always remains full of crowd. Prices here are reasonable. It’s a must visit place for every food lover.
Bharavan (Brothers) Da Dhaba
Its One of the famous place to eat near the golden temple. Here also, you can enjoy many Punjabi dishes. Famous here is Amritsari Kulcha.
Kanhaiya and Bansal Sweet shops
These two sweet shops are very famous in Amritsar. Here, you can find different varieties of Indian sweets. If you are fond of sweets, then must visit these shops.
Amritsari Kulcha is the most famous in Amritsar. And any place to enjoy kulchas can’t be better than the Kulcha land. They serve many varieties of kulchas. Must visit this place to experience the real taste of Punjab.
Amritsar is famous for many things such as embroidery suits, famous Punjabi phulkari suits, Punjabi jutis. In food items, papad, wadiyan, aam-papad, pickle, etc. are famous. Next comes jewelry in the list. It offers a Wonderful assortment of gold and silver jewelry. Then there are many religious products like karas, khandas, Sikh turbans, etc. that you can buy from here.
Visiting Amritsar was a great experience. I am looking forward to visiting again as certain things are yet to be explored. Hope you enjoyed reading my article. Let the comments coming and feel free to share your experience. Thank you. 🙂