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Amritsar is a spiritual destination of Sikhism, that is the religion of the Sikhs. Generally referred to as the Golden Temple, it is the home of Harmandir Sahib and is the cultural and spiritual centre for the religion. The city’s origin lies in the village of Tung, named after the lake founded by the fourth Sikh Guru Ram Das in 1574 on land, bought by him for 700 rupees from the owners of the village.

The other notable attractions are the Beating Retreat of Wagah border which is worth watching and the Jallianwala Bagh which is known for Jallianwala Bagh massacre involving the killing of more than 1300 innocent participants in a peaceful gathering. This horrifying act committed by senior British military officer Reginald Edward Harry Dyer on the fateful day of 13 April 1919 (Vaishakhi Day) will be remembered by every Indian, of every generation. Located just 32 km from Lahore of Pakistan.

How To Reach

By Flight: Amritsar has it's own International Airport namely Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport. Its well connected by almost all the major cities rest of India. The International flight includes of London Heathrow, Doha, Sharjah, Ashgabat, Tashkent, Dubai.
By Rail: Amritsar is well connected by rail to almost all major cities in India. Amritsar Railway Station is the main terminal station. There is a special train (Samjhota Express) that runs west to Wagah (Attari Border), which is the last station on the border in India before continuing on to Pakistan.
By Road: The GT or the Grand Trunk Road also refer as NH1 is very well connected by road network. It is well linked with Delhi, Jammu, Chandigarh, Ambala.

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