Planning to visit Amritsar
HOW TO REACH:
AIR : Several airlines operate international flights out of Amritsar. Indian Airlines has three domestic flights to Delhi weekly.
RAIL : Direct trains to delhi (450km.) The Amritsar- Howrah Mail links Amritsar with Lucknow (980 km) Varanasi (1249km.) and kolkata (1900km.)
ROAD: Frequent buses leave to Amritsar from Delhi (428 km) and chandigarh.
PLACES TO WATCH:
1.Wagah Border (25 km from Amritsar) : The flag de-hoisting ceremony at the Wagah border is a daily military practice that the security forces of India and Pakistan jointly follow. It is an electrifying experience with chants of Vande Matram and Bharat Mata ki Jai evoking patriotism and a wonderful sight ( Ceremony) behold.
2.Jallianwala Bagh : Is a public garden that houses a memorial of national importance, to commemorate the massacre of peaceful celebrators including unarmed women and children by British occupying forces, on April 13,1919.
Also offer your prayers at, Durgiana Mandir and Hanuman Mandir.
3.Taran Taran : This is 24 kms south of Amritsar, founded by the 5th Prophet Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji the impressive Gurudwara with gold plated dome. It has a holy pool. The guru would run a leper’s home here.
4.Goindwal Sahib: Within easy reach of Taran Taran is the centre of Sikh religion during the time of the third Prophet, Guru Amar Das Ji. The deep wall (bauli) in the Gurudwara has 84 steps. Whoever takes a bath here and recites Japji Sahib consider it ab ablution.
5.Baba Bakala :45 kms from Amritsar. The ninth Prophet Guru Teg Bahadur had discovered himself to Makhan shah Lubana, a sikh devotee here.
6.Ram Tirth : Located 11 kms west of Amritsar on Chogawan road, dates back to the period of Ramayana, rishi Valmiki’s hermitage. A hut marks the site where Mata Sita gave birth to Lav & Kush.
7.Lakshmi Narain Temple : Built in the early 20th century it echoes, not the traditional Hindu temple architecture, but that of the Golden temple.
AT A GLANCE:
Climate : cool and Moderate Climate .Summer are hot.
Temperature : 25’c- 35’c
Time to go to : Any time of the year
What to Wear : Cotton clothes
Languages Spoken : Hindi and Punjabi