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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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  • You need to see Golden Temple to belive it. Its also known as Harminder Sahib and Darbar Sahib. Its been considered as one of the most sought out Gurudwara full of beliefs and great experiences.  more »
  • i am from Amritsar and i always love to visit golden temple. Beautiful gurudwara created within huge sarovar (Holy Nectar)  more »
  • This was a awesome place to visit, went there in the daytime then went back the next day at night. if you can Only go once go at night. Less people and the lights on the temple look amazing. You leave...  more »
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  • If there is a lot of unrest in your heart. If you want to know, what is the purpose of your life. This is the place where you might find your answers. Apart from one of the most spiritual places on earth, you will see the most unselfish acts of people to help anyone and everyone. When you go around, see the amazing cleanliness which the volunteers have managed to keep. Food and water being served, dishes being done. If you want to be human, this is the perfect school for you. Just sit down with closed eyes and your heart will experience peace. If there is heaven on earth, it must be here.
  • Best known as Golden Temple, the holiest Gurudwara of Sikhism. Refer as a house of the world's largest soup kitchen which serves up-to 3 lacs people everyday to all people regardless of their religion and caste. I spent 5 hours sitting quite near the holy tank, watching fishes playing and listening to chants. It was soothing. I found peace here :)
  • It was a fulfilling spiritual experience... The kirtan touched our soul and had calming effect. The temple was absolutely clean despite huge pressure of visiting pilgrims. The volunteers even cleaned our shoes when we were offering prayers at the Temple.
  • Amazing place to visit. The temple is so beautiful. It is insanely clean and people are ultra helpful in nature. A must see for everyone. Highly recommended to go sometime in the night, spend the night inside the temple and leave the next day morning after the sunrise view
  • Such a divine place. Its an extremely beautiful temple with good facilities. Free drinking water and also free food to everyone. The place is very clean and the people are very nice. The most peaceful environment I've ever been in !!