Best Places to Explore in Amritsar Other Than Golden Temple-
Ever Visited Amritsar? We always listen that Amritsar is famous for Golden Temple. Every month the millions of tourist come in Amritsar for Golden Temple. Golden Temple is also known as Gurudwara Shree Harmandir Sahib. But do you know? You can explore much more also after visiting Golden Temple while you Amritsar trip. There are many temples, forts, museums, universities in Amritsar where you can visit and explore in a single day. Let’s know about it-
Jallian Waala Bagh-
Jallian Waala Bagh is also very famous in Amritsar. It is situated within the distance of 700 meters from the Golden Temple. It is the most visited place for tourists because of the history of this garden. Jalianwala Bagh is the famous public ground where the British Army did the monstrous act of public massacre. The episode took place on 13th April 1919 which was the Punjabi New Year Day. Almost 379 people were dead and 1100 were wounded, as per British Raj sources. The timings of Jallian Wala Bagh are morning 9:00 AM to Evening 6:00 PM and there are not any entry charges for it.
Best Time to Visit Jallian Waala Bagh-
The best time to visit Jallian Waala Bagh is sunrise time.
How to Reach Jallian Waala Bagh?
You can easily reach Jallian Wala Bagh by walking from Golden Temple and you can also reach here by sharing auto or personal taxi from Amritsar Bus Stand or Railway Station.
Wagah Border, Amritsar-
Amritsar is also famous for Wagah Border as well as Golden Temple. Most of the Tourists of Amritsar always visit to explore Wagah Border during there Amritsar Trip or Punjab Trip. Wagah Border is approx. 30 km far away from Golden Temple and Amritsar City Centre. Wagah border is located in Atari village lies on the Grand Trunk Road between Amritsar and Lahore. It’s famous for the ceremonial closing of gates and lowering of flags of India and Pakistan. This parade of 80 to 90 minutes takes place every evening in Wagah Border before sunset. As the sunsets, the iron gate at the border is opened and the flags of India and Pakistan are lowered and folded by their soldiers. The ceremony ends with a handshake between the soldiers of both the countries (India and Pakistan). There are not any entry charges for Wagah Border, but you have to cross a security check before entry in the sitting area of Wagah Border. The timing of Wagah Border is from morning 10:00 AM to evening 5:30 PM.
Best Time to Visit Wagah Border-
The best time to visit Wagah Border is Sunset time (4:00 PM to 5:30 PM) Because in that time you find this great parade ceremony between India and Pakistan.
How to Reach Wagah Border?
As I already told, Wagah Border is approx. 30 km away from Amritsar City Centre. You can visit here by Bus from Amritsar Bus Stand, Sightseeing Ho-Ho Bus from Golden Temple, Sharing Auto and Taxies from Golden Temple or by booking personal taxi or auto from anywhere in Amritsar, Punjab.
Durgiana Temple, Amritsar-
Among the Golden Temple, There is also a temple to explore in Amritsar. Durgiana temple is also known as Laxmi Narayan Temple in Amritsar. It looks like a replica of Golden Temple. It is approx. 2 km from Golden Temple. This temple is built by Guru Harsai Mal Kapoor in 1908, and its dedicated to Hindu Goddess Durga. The Durgiana Temple complex encloses the seats of Lord Hanuman, Mata Shitla, along with Lakshmi Narain. Similar to the Sarovar in Golden Temple, there is also a water tank or lake surrounding the main temple. The Timing of the temple is from morning 5:00 Am to night 10:00 PM.
Best Time to Visit Durgiana Temple-
The best time to visit Durgiana Temple is daytime. The morning time is also best for visit because of aarti.
How to Reach Durgiana Temple Amritsar?
You can easily Reach here by Auto or Taxi from anywhere in Amritsar. You can also find many shared auto of Durgiana Temple from Golden Temple (Gurudwara Shree Harmandir Sahib).
Gobindgarh Fort, Amritsar-
Gobindgarh Fort is also one of the best places to visit and explore in Amritsar other than Golden Temple. It was constructed by the army of Gujjar Singh Bhangi of Sikh Misls and this was rebuilt by Maharaja Ranjit Singh. The fort is now a place of attraction for tourists of Amritsar since 2006. There are two gates of this Gobindgarh Fort – once in Nalwa Gate and another one is Keelar Gate. Where’s Nalwa gate is main entrance and the Keelar gate is a secondary one. There are many historical guns, canons, old dresses, you will find in this fort. You can also find many wax mannequins in the museum of this fort describing the culture of Punjab. You can also do some other interesting activities in this fort like camel ride, double-cycle ride, toy train ride and much more…
Best Time to Visit Gobindgarh Fort, Amritsar-
The best time to visit Gobindgarh Fort is evening time because sunset time gives you more fun than doing activities in the daytime.
How to Reach Gobindgarh Fort?
Gobindgarh Fort is little far away from Golden Temple and Amritsar City Centre, So you have to book a taxi or auto for this fort.
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum-
If you love to visit Museums and exploring historical things, then Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum is the best place to explore in Amritsar for you. This museum is dedicated to Maharaja Ranjit Singh who is also known as “The Lion of Punjab”. This Museum is situated in Lawrence Road, Company Bagh of Amritsar. There is also a 7d Theatre in this museum where you will see the historical story of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and Punjab. The light and sound show creates the feel of a real war circumstances with the thriving sound effects taking you to the past. There is an entry ticket of Rs 100 for this museum.
Best Time to Visit Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum–
The best time to visit Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum is daytime because almost museum is in the indoor location so you can easily enjoy here on daytime.
How to Reach Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum?
It is also little far away from Golden Temple and Amritsar City Centre. Book a cab or auto from anywhere in Amritsar and reach here. You can also come here while you are going to Wagah Border because it lies on the way of the border.
Khalsa College, Amritsar-
Khalsa College is one of the oldest colleges and universities of Punjab. Its make it place to visit and explore in Amritsar other than Golden Temple. It is situated on National Highway 1, Grand Trunk Road, Putligarh, Amritsar. This college is spread across 300 acres of land. This College is not only known for its history and scholars but also for the architectural grandeur that the building boasts of. Visit Khalsa College and spend some good time in the educational environment of Amritsar. There are not any entry tickets for this college.
Best Time to Visit Khalsa College-
The best time to visit Khalsa College is Daytime because in that time you find students also in this college which make your visit more interesting.
How to Reach Khalsa College?
You can easily reach here by shared auto from Amritsar Bus Stand and Railway Station. You can also come here by booking the cab from uber and Ola from anywhere in Amritsar.
Tarn Taran Gurudwara, Amritsar-
Tarn Taran Gurudwara is located in the Tarn Taran District of Punjab. This is also a very famous holy palace of Sikh. It is also one of the top places to visit and explore in Amritsar other than Golden Temple. This Gurudwara is approx. 20-22 km far away from Golden Temple (Shree Harmandir Sahib Gurudwara). This Gurudwara is built by the fifth guru of Sikh- Guru Arjun Dev. It is supposed that the Sarovar (pond) situated in this Gurudwara is the biggest in the middle of all the Sikh Shrines. This all makes it attractions of tourists.
Best Time to Visit Tarn Taran Gurudwara-
The best time to visit Tarn Taran Gurudwara is the day of Amavas (New Moon Day). Daytime is the best time to visit here.
How to Reach Tarn Taran Gurudwara?
You can easily reach here by bus from Amritsar Bus Stand and book a cab from Amritsar. If you are booking a cab on Ola App, so you have to book Ola Outstation for this.
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