Attractions

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 …
Top Choice Sikh Site in Amritsar

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…
Gate in India–Pakistan Border at Attari–Wagah

Border-Closing Ceremony

Every afternoon, just before sunset, members of the Indian and Pakistani border guards meet at the border post between Attari and Wagah to engage in a 30-minute display of military showmanship that verges on pure th…
Fort in Bathinda

Govindgarh

Of all the ruined forts in Punjab, Bathinda’s Govindgarh is the mightiest and most impressive. It’s also one of the oldest, dating way back to the 7th century, although rebuilt in its current red-brick form during t…
Fort in Patiala

Qila Mubarak

The ancestral home of the maharajas of Patiala, this richly ornamented 18th-century fort is an Arabian Nights fantasy of soaring buttresses and latticed balconies. You can’t enter the interior of the fort, but you a…
Museum in Patiala

Sheesh Mahal

The totally over-the-top Sheesh Mahal, graced by two wedding-cake towers and an ornamental suspension bridge, is arguably one of the prettiest buildings in Punjab. Inside the lavishly decorated interior is a gallery…
Historic Site in Amritsar

Jallianwala Bagh

Reached through a narrow gatehouse leading to an enclosed courtyard, this poignant park commemorates the 1500 Indians killed or wounded when a British officer ordered his soldiers to shoot unarmed protesters in 1919…
Sikh Temple in Amritsar

Akal Takhat

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 ceremony takes place at 5am and 9.30pm in winter, and 4am and…
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, excavated by the fourth Si…
Park in Amritsar

Ram Bagh

Located about a kilometre east of the train station, Ram Bagh was the former palace grounds of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and now serves as a public park. In the heart of the well-tended and manicured greenery, you'll fi…