10 Best Places To Visit In Amritsar, Punjab, India-For Tourist Sightseeing

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Top tourist places, food and culture of Amritsar

The North Indian city situated in Punjab is popularly known for world’s most spectacular Gurudwara… The Golden Temple. Most of the tourists visiting Amritsar generally know it for Golden Temple, however, on our trip, StunningAlways team was astonished to know and travel the Amritsar city in a way which only few tourists experience. so we will bring you the top 6 new best places to visit in Amritsar, along with legacy popular tourist places.

We were endured by the rich cultural heritage of the great kings from 15th to 19th century, the fort, the museum, the temple, the street food, the laser show, the Dhaba’s delicacies, the marble floor streets and lastly the amazing shopping market. Be with us till the end of this guide, as we take you on a journey of culture, food and sightseeing places of Amritsar, Sadda Punjab, India.

Here’s our picks for the popular best places to visit in Amritsar with culture, best foods and tips:

1) Gobindgarh Fort (A Wonder Of Punjab)

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The Fort is situated amidst a large landscape spread across 100’s of acres. The entry of the fort is grand with streets lined up with beautifully decorated shrubs and a electric vehicle option is available for people who want to go inside the fort in a quick fun way. We suggest you to take a walk to reach the fort while taking the glimpse at the royal huge entrance gates, the big drums placed at entrance and the artistic cravings on the large fort walls.

The Fort has been built in 1760, but even today, people are mesmerized with its traditional charm. It has a Museum describing the history of Maharaj Ranjit Singh’s life,a 7D laser show, light shows and Punjabi’s Folk dance “Bhangda” performances. The dance performances are a treat to watch, as they give a glimpse to the rich culture of Punjab.

This fort is one of the best places to visit in Amritsar, so do not miss this even if you are on tight schedule. We suggest that you dedicate at-least 2 hours of time to explore this lively energetic place.

2) The Light And Sound Show At Gobindgard Fort

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The light & sound show on fort are scheduled in the late evening, when the stars glitter the skies and cold pleasant winds soothes the atmosphere. The show, named as ‘Whispering Walls’ is about the rich culture of Punjab, its royal king Maharaj Ranjit Singh, his huge empire and how Britishers tried to take over the empire back in 18th century.
 
The show touched chords from the very beginning moment when the light fell on the fort walls and made it alive. The fort started to whisper its story to us. It took us right into the first moments when the fort was born, it then deep dived into the Ranjit Singh king’s life, his struggle, power & his dedication to win and unite a whole India, the take-down by Britishers, the fight of 200 years of independence, it reached to a peak of emotions, that most of the tourists had teary eyes during its final few climax moments.
 
We recommend this show as a must must watch to all the city tourists, as it will bring a pride in your heart for Punjab and India.


3) The 7D Laser Show At Gobindgarh Fort

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This show takes you on a epic ride into the times of 18-19th century with 7D technology, into the era of the great King ‘Maharaja Ranjit Singh’. He was the only powerful king of Punjab, who believed in equality among multiple religions & caste.
The show takes you to a virtual augmentation of historical moments, and you feel as if you stepped into a time machine and landed into the 18th Century India. It highlights on how he went on to win from one battle to another to become the mightiest king of Punjab.

 

Again, we strongly recommend you to must see this 7D laser show. Both the Light & Sound show and 7D Laser show were available at a very reasonable price of around 200 INR (Rates may vary at time of your visit).

 

4) Sadda Pind

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Sadda Pind is a mini Punjab state in itself. Its English translation means “Our Village”. It is a place where you can go to experience the rich Punjabi culture, right from giving a treat to your taste buds with yummiest local cuisines to actually performing traditional activities like flour grinding in a grain mill, cloth weaving, folk dance performance, camel rides and lots of
many more cultural activities .
 
You can choose to go here for a day visit which costs around 650 INR, inclusive all activities and complimentary buffet lunch, where you can eat till you have no space left in stomach and make sure you experience a huge burp before. While stay packages here starts from 4000 INR onwards.
 

5) Golden Temple (The Most Beautiful Divine Place)

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If you visited Amritsar and missed seeing this landmark divine destination of Amritsar, then you are surely missing out on one of the most beautiful divine life feelings, this is undoubtedly the best tourist place to visit in Amritsar.

This divine place is the heart of Amritsar, where you feel your inner self in complete peace, which anyone hardly feels in the hostile, stressful & workaholic life.  It has this spiritual power which soothes your minds, fills you with tremendous positive energy and restores your faith in God. Its aura is so magical that you feel like never going back to anywhere in the world but to stay there forever. It connects your soul so deeply into the Sikh culture that for some moments, you wish to be born as a Sikh in your next birth.

The temple is situated at the center of the lake, which makes it as one of the most breath-taking places to visit in your lifetime. Keep a room of 3 to 4 hours, as this will be the best moments of your trip, that you take back home with your inner self realization.

The Langar ( Serving free hot meals to the people of all religion and faith, who come to seek the blessings in the temple) is served in Golden temple 24*7, 365 days. The food served in langar is roti, daal, vegetable and kheer(sweet dish). The tradition of langar has its humble beginnings in the late 15th century, by one of the greatest Sikh People Guru, Guru Nanak Ji. Langars are served in all gurudwaras all around the world. We strongly emphasize that after the main temple visit, you eat Langar here.

Golden Temple fact to amaze you-
 The ‘Langar’ is being served to around 1 lac devotees visiting temple daily, which make Golden Temple kitchen the largest free kitchen in the world.

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