The Golden Temple of Amritsar is very popular for it's beauty, previously it was known as The Harmandir Sahib ( means "holy pool of nectar") or Hari Mandir located in Amritsar, Punjab. It was founded by the 4th guru, Guru Ram Das in 1574. Actually it is a attractive and most popular pilgrimage destination for Sikhs. According to some legends the temple regarded as "the most tangibly spiritual place in the country". In 19th century, 100 kg gold was applied to built this temple and decorated by marbles. All these works took place under Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
|Golden Temple Of Amritsar|
Best Time To Visit :
The temple is everyday open from 4 a.a. to 11 p.m. but the best season is winter and summer season. During this seasons the weather remains very pleasant and best for sightseeing.
Visit Duration : 1-2 hours.
Entry Fee : No any entry fee.
Attractions Of Amritsar :
Jallianwala Bagh Entrance : It is located at only 5 min walking distance from Golden Temple. It is a very popular historical place of Amritsar.
Mata Temple : It is a hindu pilgrimage temple dedicated to female goddess Lal Devi. Women's who are pregnant come here to wishing their pray.
Ram Tirth : Ram Tirth is 11 km away from the city and consecrated by the appearance of Devi Sita. People who want to fulfill their wishes they must come this place.
Hotels Near The Temple :
- Golden Sunrise Inn, Amritsar
- Hotel MG Residency Golden Temple Area, Amritsar
- Abode UNA Xpress Golden Temple Area, Amritsar
- Hotel Axis Inn, Golden Temple Area, Amritsar
- Hotel Sallow International by SONACHI, Golden Temple Area, Amritsar
- Hotel Singh International Golden Temple Area, Amritsar
- Hotel City Heart Golden Temple Area, Amritsar
- Radisson Blu Hotel Amritsar Others, Amritsar
- Golden Tulip Hotel Amritsar Others, Amritsar
- Hotel Puri Palace Golden Temple Area, Amritsar
How To Reach :
By Air : Nearest airport is Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport, located 11 km away from the city. It is one of the modern airport of India and connected with many famous places of India. This airport is well connected with Indian city Delhi, Mumbai, Srinagar, Bangalore, Chennai as well as foreign countries like, Bergamo, Central Asia, Melbourne, Sydney, Doha, London etc. From the airport Buses or Car facilities are available.
By Rail : Nearest railway station is Amritsar and located very near to the temple. This station is well linked with other major cities of India. It has the facility of daily trains, like Shatabdi Express, Golden Temple Mail, Paschim Express, Jan Shatabdi Express, Muri Express, Howrah-Amritsar Mail, Akal Takht Express etc. From the station you can hire a taxi or rickshaw to reach your destination.
By Road : Amritsar is well connected with major cities of India by Bus service. There are daily and direct buses are available to Delhi, Chandigarh, Katra, Jammu, Pathankot etc. All types of Luxury and Volvo buses are available.