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Akal Takht, Amritsar

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Admire the Sikh architecture of Akal Takht, one of five seats of the Jathedars, the highest Sikh spokespeople. This takht originally dates from the 17th century, when Guru Hargobind had it constructed to demonstrate his sovereignty. Although the structure sustained heavy damaged by the Indian army during a 1984 military operation, the Sikhs restored it in 1995. Observe the grandiose building's gold-leaf dome, and step inside to take in the spiritual atmosphere and vibrant decor. To visit Akal Takht on your trip to Amritsar, use our Amritsar vacation generator.
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  • Do visit akal takht while visiting golden temple. Listen to kirtan and you will feel lighter. Spotlessly clean.  more »
  • The Akal Takht Sahib situated in the Darbar sahib complex gives lot of inner peace if you just sit inside for few minutes. The atmosphere is very peaceful despite large number of people visiting it.  more »
  • Located inside the Harmandir Sahib complex this is pristine white building where you see people doing sewa ( selfless service). This is a must see place.  more »
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  • Prime Takh of sikh religion out of 5 takhts (seat of power). Located inside shri harminder sahib ji.
  • The Supreme Temporal seat for Sikhs. It was built by Guru Hargobind Sahib ji
  • ਹਰ ਸਚੇ ਤਖਤ ਰਚਾਇਆ The Akal Takht, meaning throne of the timeless one, is one of five takhts of the Sikh religion. It is located in the Harmandir Sahib complex in Amritsar, Punjab
  • Nice place it's heaven on earth every one should visit once in a life to see and moreover it's 4 Gates says that people of all religions are treated equally
  • The Akal Takht (ਅਕਾਲ ਤਖ਼ਤ), meaning throne of the timeless one, is one of five takhts (seats of power) of the Sikh religion. It is located in the Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) complex in Amritsar, Punjab.

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Where to stay in Amritsar

The area of Amritsar that surrounds the Golden Temple can be an entertaining, enriching, and chaotic place to stay. A number of budget and mid-range hotels and hostels sit on the narrow streets here, providing decent rooms and some shared lodgings for pilgrims and tourists alike. The more upmarket and spacious options largely lie to the north. Hall Road offers plenty of hotels and hostels, while the most luxurious options sit to the north of the train station, primarily along Queens Road.
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