Top things to do in Amritsar

Top Choice Sikh Temple in Amritsar

Golden Temple

The legendary Golden Temple is actually just a small part of this huge gurdwara complex, known to Sikhs as Harmandir Sahib. Spiritually, the focus of attention is the tank that surrounds the gleaming central shrine …
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Guru-Ka-Langar

At the southeast end of the Golden Temple Complex is the Guru-Ka-Langar, an enormous dining room where an estimated 100,000 pilgrims come to eat every day after praying at the Golden Temple. There’s no charge to eat…
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Golden Temple Interpretation Centre

Hidden beneath the marble square outside the clock tower entrance to the Golden Temple, this fascinating multi-media museum tells the story of Sikhism and the significance of the Golden Temple through four entertain…
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Partition Museum

Housed in the beautifully restored 19th-century Town Hall, this unique museum (the only one in the world dedicated to Partition) offers a poignant and often haunting portrayal of the tragic events leading up to, dur…
Top Choice Punjabi in Amritsar

Bharawan Da Dhaba

Pronounced 'praa-waan', this down-to-earth Amritsar institution has been serving lip-smacking Punjabi treats since 1912. The thalis are delectable platters of dhal, channa (chickpea), and/or paneer (cottage cheese),…
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Kesar Da Dhaba

Originally founded in Pakistan's Punjab province, this 100-year-old eatery relocated to Amritsar after Partition. Since then it has been serving up delicious paratha thalis and silver-leaf-topped firni (ground rice …
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Brothers’ Dhaba

This fast and friendly upmarket dhaba serves some of Amritsar’s tastiest parathas stuffed with herbs, potato and pomegranate seeds that burst in the mouth as tiny explosions of taste. It also does hot and yummy brea…
Lake in Amritsar

Amrit Sarovar

Spiritually, the focus of attention within the Golden Temple Complex is the tank that surrounds the gleaming central shrine. Known as the Amrit Sarovar, from which Amritsar takes its name, it was excavated by the fo…
Multicuisine in Amritsar

Crystal Restaurant

Bossing this corner of Queen's Rd, Crystal has two restaurants here, a kebab stand and a new lounge-bar. The original ground-floor restaurant has a fin de siècle air, with mirror-lined walls and ornate stucco trim, …
Hindu Temple in Amritsar

Mata Temple

Credited with fertility-improving powers, this fascinating labyrinthine Hindu temple commemorates the 20th-century female saint Lal Devi. From the main hall, a narrow series of stairways and passages winds past mirr…