Gandhi Gate


This imposing red sandstone gate stands on the main approach into Amritsar's old city.

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Nearby Amritsar attractions

1. Ram Bagh

0.36 MILES

Ram Bagh was the former palace grounds of Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780–1839), who founded the Sikh empire. It now serves as a public park. At its heart,…

2. Partition Museum

0.45 MILES

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…

3. Sri Durgiana Temple


Dedicated to the goddess Durga, this modern Hindu temple was built in 1921 in the architectural style of the Golden Temple. Surrounded by a holy water…

4. Summer Palace

0.52 MILES

In the heart of Ram Bagh, you'll find the summer palace of the former maharaja, in commission between 1818 and 1837. It's a modest structure in comparison…

5. Fuwara Chowk


Close to the Golden Temple, this is where taxis often drop you. The crossroads are dominated by a giant wedding-cake sculpture that honours Sikh heroes.

6. Maharaja Ranjit Singh Panorama

0.64 MILES

Located in the northwest corner of Ram Bagh, this museum is dedicated to Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the ‘Lion of Punjab’ (1780–1839), who founded the Sikh…

7. Jallianwala Bagh

0.75 MILES

Reached through a narrow gatehouse leading to an enclosed courtyard, this poignant park commemorates the 1500 Indians killed or wounded when a British…

8. Akal Takhat

0.75 MILES

The Guru Granth Sahib is installed in the temple every morning and returned at night to the Akal Takhat, the temporal seat of the Khalsa brotherhood. The…