Considered to be one of the holiest cities in Sikhism, Amritsar is located right in the heart of the state of Punjab. Its name originates from the pool surrounding the famed Golden Temple and refers to the “Holy Pool of Nectar”.
Tourists from around the world throng to this city to visit the glittering Harmandir Sahib, more commonly known as the Golden Temple. The domes of this gorgeous temple are gilded with 750 kg worth of pure gold.
The best time to visit this city is between October and March during the winter months. In addition to exploring the Golden Temple, this is a great base to consider while you wish to explore the Himalayan foothills. Well connected by road as well as air, thousands of tourists arrive here to go visit the Wagha Border that is known to put on an impressive ceremony each evening for the closing for the borders.
Other sites of interest while in Amritsar include the Jallianawala Bagh, the Mata Temple and the summer palace of Raja Ranjith Singh. Food lovers are also in for a treat while in Amritsar as the city is known for its exquisite street food scene.