Things must do in Amritsar Visit for Every Visitor
The temple is located at the centre of a tank, or Amrita Saras. The best time to visit the Golden Temple is in the early hours of the morning or late in the evening when the weather is pleasant and the temple is less crowded. The temple also hosts the world’s largest langar or free meal for all visitors. One can even volunteer to cook for the langar and participate in this daily practice. The temple is open at all hours of the day. It also houses an interpretation centre for visitors to learn more about the site and its history.
Kara Prasad: After you have admired the beauty of the gold gilded temple top and the floral prints on the marble and the marvellous view of the Sarovar from the portico, you must be heading towards Guru ka Langar to accept delicious Kara Prasad. Kara Prashad is a wheat pudding made of wheat flour, clarified butter and sugar. This is a must have when you are at the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
The memorial was later built to commemorate this incident, preserving the walls that bore bullet marks from General Dyer’s firing. To know more about this event and its historical significance, you can visit the Partition Museum located at the other end of the heritage plaza. An exhibition on the Jallianwala Bagh massacre of 1919 is currently on display at the
Established as a People’s Museum, the Partition Museum endeavors to depict the Partition as it was experienced by the People. One key aspect of the collections comprises the artefacts generously donated by Partition Survivors and their families. As people were displaced, they carried with them whatever little they could, and these objects are now not only important milestones of the events, but symbols of losses suffered and trials endured. The uncertainty and confusion caused by the sudden division of the country often gave people no time to be able to gather their belongings before walking out of their homes forever. The artefacts received by the Partition Museum include things that were of practical use brought across by people along with those that held sentimental value for them.
Every evening visitors can watch the Beating Retreat ceremony. Keep in mind that the ceremony starts at 5.00 p.m., and it is advisable to be seated by 3.00 p.m. The border is approximately 40 minutes from Amritsar. This trip can also be combined with a visit to Pul Kanjri, a site Maharaja Ranjit Singh would visit on his way to Lahore.
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum:
Maharaja Ranjit Singh who also known as the lion of Punjab build very strong empire under his kingdom. He extended his territory to the Khyber Pass and china and other side to the Sind and Sutlej. Where The East India Company ruling the maximum parts of India punjab while Punjab terrotory spearding over years of years under Maharaja Ranjit Singh sword.
He acquired Lahore in 1799 and made his Capital. He also took over Amritsar in 1802 and had given the title of spiritual capital.
This Museum is most important and cultural pride of the Punjab. It is famous for its rare and priceless collections, particularly Armors, Weapons, Paintings, Manuscripts & Coins.
A lot of visitors and tourists visit this museum to see the valuable antiquities and art objects, related to 18th and 19th centuries.
Hall Bazar is the oldest maket place in Amritsar which is leading the whosale and retails market from years. It is 1 KM from Amritsar railway station and similar to The Golden Temple. Hall Bazar combines the street lined shop, showrooms, whosaleshops, local arts and painting corners, handicraft and ready-made garments, punjabi kurti and punjabi jutti, phulkari dupatta. It has base of many hotels which connects to Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh, Town Hall, Amritsar Heritage Walk.
Gobind Garh Fort:
Gobindgarh Fort is a historic fort now converted into museum in 2017 built by the army of Gujjar Singh Bhangi of Sikh Misls. This fort was reconstructed by Maharaja Ranjit Singh between 1805 and 1809. It was the base camp for the army for long time in the era of Maharaja Ranjit Singh kingdom.
To experience the beautiful and authentic art of Punjab, a perfect store in the perfect place of Gobindgarh Fort has been set up. Various art and craft forms such as copper and brass products, wood inlays, phulkari, sarkanda baskets, jutti etc can be found under the same roof which adds to the beauty of the Fort.
Shopping: There are many shops near the Golden temple gates. You can purchase Sikh scripture (Gurbani), Scarf with the
Khanda Sikh symbol, Kada (sacred bracelets) and colourful Pagri (topknots) from some of the shops. There are others that
sell Pulkari (embroidered dupattas), original leather products (such as footwear, purses and belts) and edibles (such as
Papar wariyan and Aam papad).