Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar

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The expansive religious complex of Harmandir Sahib represents the holiest pilgrimage site in Sikhism. Built between 1585 and 1604, the complex suffered heavy damage during an Indian Army operation to root out Sikh extremists in 1984. Visit the extensive site and you'll immediately notice the pool surrounding the main temple, said to possess healing powers. Admire the marble base and intricate gilded top portion of the temple, a symbol for Sikhs the world over, and head inside to get a look at the interior, richly decorated with gold and precious stones. Respect the temple's guidelines by removing your shoes, washing your feet, and covering your head before entering. Harmandir Sahib is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Amritsar Edition.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Perfect place if you are looking for peace. One must visit once in their life. Specially either during early morning or in evening. So beautiful place , everything is so beautifully done. You can go w...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    I spent three days in the temple complex, have there slept, ate, washed off and had plenty of time for me. Despite the crowds, you can be in this place for themselves alone, the religion that prevails around the town of Amritsar, is dominated by a strong cohesion and a strong dose of charity. Food and drink is served here daily for nearly 100,000 people, here, food can if you want, now the tourist or the destitute Indians. Starve no one must here. Me this place has an important life lesson taught, a feeling which, goes beyond the Community means like I know you.
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  • August 17, 2017
    a must try langar food which consist of only 3 things dal, kheer and roti for all 365 days and 24 x7. Also rightly called the food of the god.  more »
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  • May 4, 2017
    'Harmandir Sahib', also have been known as 'Golden temple' is located in Amritsar, Punjab, India. It is a popular religious tourist place. People from every religion can access inside the temple but you have to dress yourself properly. The building is so clean and pleasant. In additional, the pool at central of the temple is clear that you can see through fishes are swimming inside. It also has temple's guardian around who you can take a photo with if they are not on their duty. It is my magical time to visit there.
  • March 28, 2017
    This is one of the most special places that I have ever visited. It's totally different to the other temples I have visited around India there is a sense of peace and calmness. If you get the chance make sure to sleep here over night they also have free food 24 hours a day but make sure to help washing up to make up for taking the food.m they serve up to 100k meals a day so a lot of dishes. The scale of the operation here is on a level that I have never seen before. The Sikh religion is open to anyone of any faith unlike Mecca. I'm not religious but this place made me think twice.
  • June 29, 2017
    I just love to come here. It's one of my favourite destinations​ when I am around Amritsar. Visiting here at night was such a scintillating experience that I have made up mind to visit here on the occasion of Diwali.
  • June 25, 2017
    Great spiritual place Peace of mind every where One should visit once (Note-: do not visit during summers specially at day time you will get exhausted due to hear and moisture around not much drinking water supplier dere near too.) Avoid weekends if you don't want rush of lots of people chances are less you might get through the exit side from the temple if they let you in else you will be stuck for long queue where they will push and heckle )
  • April 11, 2017
    Must visit place. A place where you can visit more than once. We visited around 3 to 5pm and if you are looking for peace and serenity then you won't find it. Maybe it's less crowded at other times or in the night. Will definitely visit again and this time at night. Cleanliness is decent however with so many people visiting and bathing, the carpet on which you walk becomes a little smelly.

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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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