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. Put Harmandir Sahib into our Amritsar vacation maker website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Amritsar.
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  • Visited temple with my husband and a tour guide, who told us loads of interesting things about the Temple and background religious facts. He also advised us to totally relax and experience the peace a...  more »
  • I visited golden temple for the first and as soon as I entered the temple area it felt like I was in a different world altogether. The place was just unbelievable as soon as I saw the temple I was amu...  more »
  • An amazing, uplifting place. There is a lot of tragedy in Amritsar, however the temple and its surrounds bring peace to the mind and soul.  more »
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  • Awesome place. Any number of words are less to describe the devotion shown here. A must visit in the city. Edit December 2017 - The new layout inside the larger premises has been considerable improved now. Only pedestrians and cycle rickshaws are permitted which allows for more time to be spent. Very well managed parking nearby allows for easy access. The place can be crowded at times due to popularity. Keeping one's belongings safe is a good idea as always. A must visit whenever one gets a chance to visit this amazing city.
  • a specially designed structure or consecrated space where individuals or a group of people such as a congregation come to perform acts of devotion, veneration, or religious study. A building constructed or used for this purpose is sometimes called a house of worship. Temples, churches, synagogues and mosques are examples of structures created for worship. A monastery, particularly for Buddhists, may serve both to house those belonging to religious orders and as a place of worship for visitors. Natural or topographical features may also serve as places of worship, and are considered holy or sacrosanct in some religions
  • One of the must visit place in India (also know as Golden temple). The ambiance is magnificent. People of any belief can visit. At night the temple is lighted up and the reflection on the water is absolute brilliant. The area is well maintained and clean. You should cover you head when you are in the premises. For that cloths will be provided for free.
  • Golden Temple is the Oasis of silence in the midst of bustling Amritsar City. The beautiful temple complex is an abode of beauty and silence. One can feel the relaxation in the shaded corridors and sit or lie down to experience the true self. The temple shimmers and reflects beautifully in the placid waters of the sacred pond. As the sun sets the temple glows in its splendor. At night the temple and the complex is lighted up and no words can describe.. Amritsar city is a must visit if you are in India. There are, decent hotels, good food, prayers, markets and monuments. Just the right mix to make it a good vacation destination. Golden Temple is the Oasis of silence in the midst of bustling Amritsar City. The beautiful temple complex is an abode of beauty and silence. One can feel the relaxation in the shaded corridors and sit or lie down to experience the true self. The temple shimmers and reflects beautifully in the placid waters of the sacred pond. As the sun sets the temple glows in its splendor. At night the temple and the complex is lighted up and no words can describe.. Amritsar city is a must visit if you are in India. There are, decent hotels, good food, prayers, markets and monuments. Just the right mix to make it a good vacation destination.
  • Very wonderful place. Lovely place. Always make me more happy. Happy to come here always. Environment of Harmandir sahib is full of happiness and joy. Suggest everyone to come here once in life.

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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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