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Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar

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Landmark Religious Site
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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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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  • We were fortunate to visit the place. The selflessness of volunteers and the arrangement of the temple committee is wonderful. Although there was a huge no. devotees on that day but way the organizer ...  more »
  • The most peaceful Gurdwara in this country. Shri Harmandir Sahib in Amritsar is one of the most beautiful and tranquil places that I have visited. I and my family went to Amritsar in January, the wint...  more »
  • There are no words to describe the visit to Harmandir Sahib. A visit here is a personal experience, unique to each individual  more »
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  • '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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 )
  • 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.