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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. Put Akal Takht at the forefront of your travel plans using our Amritsar trip maker app .
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  • September 30, 2017
    This shrine is within the complex of Golden Temple- Just opposite to the main shrine. You have to climb up some steps to go to the main hall where you can worship. Halwa Prasad is given. No shoes allo...  more »
  • September 25, 2017
    Akal Takht is located inside the Golden Temple premises. It is amazing to see the devotees and sevadars offering their services. One feels very contented after visiting the Akal Takht  more »
  • September 16, 2017
    Akal Takht is the first and sacred of Takhts for the sikh religion . I visited the great complex on the personal quest for finding nirvana . The following i learnt from several Sikhs whom I met in thi...  more »
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  • July 4, 2017
    Prime Takh of sikh religion out of 5 takhts (seat of power). Located inside shri harminder sahib ji.
  • July 16, 2017
    The Supreme Temporal seat for Sikhs. It was built by Guru Hargobind Sahib ji
  • June 16, 2017
    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
  • May 21, 2017
    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
  • June 16, 2017
    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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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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