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ABOUT AMRITSAR

Amritsar is one of the most ancient and fascinating cities of India . It is an important seat of Sikh history and culture.Amritsar has various historical and religious sites. The most famous is Golden Temple which was founded by the fourth Guru of Sikhs, Guru Ramdas and completed by his successor Guru Arjan Dev. Another revered shrine is the Durgiana Temple which is dedicated to goddess Durga.

 
Harmandir Sahib(Golden Temple)

The word Amritsar means the holy pool of nectar. In 1573 Work began on digging the holy pool. In 1601 Construction Of Harmandir Sahib got completed.In 1604 Guru Granth Sahib Ji was installed in Sri Harmandir Sahib.

During Maharaja Ranjit Singh's reign the lower half of the temple was decorated with marble while the entire upper half was inlaid with copper covered over by gold plate : hence its new name, the Golden Temple. Its four gates invite everyone from all directions.

There are some other holy shrines around in and around the golden temple complex. These include Har Ki Pauri, Gurdwara Manji Sahib, Gurdwara Thara Sahib, Langar Hall, Shaheed Bunga Baba Deep Singh, Nishan Sahibs, Central Sikh Museum.

More than two centuries old historical Udaseen Ashram Akhara Sangal Wala is also situated opposite the Golden Temple which belongs to Bhagwan Srichand Ji Maharaj, son of Guru Nanak Dev.

 
 
 
Jallianwala Bagh

Martyrs' Memorial built in the shape of eternal flame of liberty is situated on the outskirts of Golden Temple . Here, about 1500 to 2000 persons who were attending a peaceful meeting during the freedom movement fell under the bullets of the British General Dyer, on April 13, 1919 .

 
 
 
 
 
Attari Border (Wagha Border)

Attari Border is another interesting place to visit the retreat ceremony before the sunset at the joint Indo-Pak border, 30 Kilometers from Amritsar.

 
 
Durgiana Mandir

Situated outside the Lohgarh Gate it is built after the design of the Golden Temple and attracts sages and scholars in Hindu scriptures from all over India .

 
 
Khalsa College

Khalsa College, the premier-most institute of higher learning, was established by the leaders of the Singh Sabha Movement in 1892. They were inspired by the lofty ideals of the great Gurus. They planned it to be a growing institution which would strive forever to achieve high degree of excellence of mind and body for the welfare of the youth. The architectural grandeur of its buildings and layout of its campus clearly demonstrate the “will” of the founders. 

 
 
Science City kapurthala

The Science City is having very picturesque and captivating buildings. The Science Voyage Hall building, which would be housing the major attraction of the Phase-I galleries, has been built with an aerial view of spaceship. The implementation of the project has been divided into two phases. In Phase-I, the main attractions consist of Giant Dome Theatre, Flight Simulator, Virtual 3-D Show and Indoor Laser Show. The Giant Dome Theatre having a capacity of 326 people has outer appearance of a giant world globe showing India prominently. 

 
 
Ranjit singh Panorama

Maharaja Ranjit Singh Panorama is a permanent visual documentation of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and it has been conceptualized and set up by National Council of Science Museums, an autonomous organization of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. The sprawling 4.5 acres of land in the historic Rambagh Heritage Garden at the heart of the holy city of Amritsar has been made available for developing the panorama by the Government of Punjab, whereas the entire cost of setting up of the panorama has been borne by the Government of India.

 
 
 
Other Places
Mata Mandir, Rani Ka Bagh
Ram Tirath
Ram Bagh Garden
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Panorama
Gobindgarh Fort