Since the 16th Century, Amritsar has been the spiritual capital of the Sikh religion. An epitome of this devotion is the Harmandir Sahib or famously known as The Golden Temple. Located in the Northwestern State of Punjab, Amritsar is also the administrative headquarters of the Amritsar District.

Eating Out!

Punjabi cuisine is famous the world over and is known for its unabashed use of the choicest spices and naturally derived milk products. No foodie will go hungry in a place like Amritsar with food that massages the palette of both vegetarians and non-vegetarians.

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Bharavan da Dhaba, Town Hall, Amritsar.

Bubby Dhaba, opposite Golden Temple (Just opposite the main entrance of Golden Temple), Amritsar.

New Punjabi Rasoi , NR Jalliawalan Bagh, Mukherjee Marg, Amritsar.

Moolchand Fish Shop, Off of GT Road near Tourist Guesthouse, Amritsar.


Shopping in Amritsar will bode well for all shoppers. From rustic wares at established malls to trendy traditional apparel at bazaars, Amritsar is a mishmash of shopping cultures akin to Punjabis. Shoppers can even rejoice at the traditional artifacts such as durries, kites, bangles, shawls and more.

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Events & Festivals

  • Ram Tirath Fair
    ancient pilgrimage reminiscent of the times of the Ramayana, it is said that this is where Sita spent her period of exile n the cottage of Rishi Balmik. About a fortnight after Diwali, a fair is held here for 5 days which draws a huge crowd of Jatadhari (long-haired) Sadhus along with many pilgrims.
  • Basant Panchami at Chheharta Sahib
    Celebrated on the 5th day of the bright half of the month of Magh (end of January and beginning of February), Basant Panchami is held with much fervour at the Gurudwara Chheharta Sahib. Celebrations continue throughout the night till late in the afternoon of the next day. Kite-flying marks the Basant Panchami celebrations.