Amritsar is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Punjab which is every year visited by a large number of tourists from all around the world, historically it was known as Ramdaspur.
Amritsar being a vivacious and bustling city is also known for its historical importance. And often called a multi-cultural city. It is a must-visit during weekends, if you stay in Delhi and searching for Amritsar tour packages from Delhi. Amritsar is quite popular for its food such as Amritsar Kulche and chole, Kulfi and lassi and colorful markets selling some amazing stuff including traditional Juttis, parandis, phulkari dupattas and more, and generally known for Pilgrim, Gurudwaras, Temples various gardens! You can easily select any tour package and reach there, making your weekend a lot more exciting with the most comfortable hotels and rooms with a subtle surrounding of the environment to stay in. It is also a real cultural delight while visiting Amritsar and its nearby villages.
Way To Reach Amritsar!
Reaching Amritsar has now been a lot easier than the way it used to be. You can either select train, plane or bus, you can choose whatever suits you for your preference and comfortability to reach at such an excruciating destination. The Amritsar railway station is well- linked to the other railheads and thus, is also well-connected to most of the cities in India including Delhi, through daily trains.
The Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport of Amritsar is around 11 km, towards the northwest of the city. Then, there is an option of state- run buses and private buses, which are readily available to and from Delhi. You can also go for a luxury bus from Delhi in order to help you reach your desired destination. You can also choose to go for a luxury bus from Delhi.
Attractions To Visit: Exploring The Holy City!
This is an international borderline which is situated between India and Pakistan which is a major attraction for people of both the countries. This is a must-visit destination which might also be included in your Amritsar tour packages from Delhi. ‘Beating The Retreat’ Ceremony is attended by locals and tourists of both sides.
This is again the most popular site to visit, for India’s worst massacre which took place back in 1919, during the freedom struggle the garden of 6.5 acres have preserved the memory of that particular incident till so long. It is quite close to the Golden temple, the most holy place located in the city. It is taken care of by the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Trust.
Who can forget the place for which Amritsar is actually known for, the most religious site for Sikhs with about the maximum number of the population reaching each day to attain peace and serve? Sri Harmandir Sahib or the Golden Temple is visited by devotees of all religions. Its foundation was laid in 1588 by a well-known Muslim saint Hazrat Mian Mir Ji of Lahore.
Ram Bagh, the summer palace of the erstwhile Raja of Punjab, Ranjith Singh is a beautiful garden which also houses the palace and now has been turned into a museum. The design of this garden was created in the memory of Guru Ram Das, has been inspired from the Shalimar Gardens in Lahore.
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum is also the summer palace of erstwhile King Maharaja Ranjit Singh, which has now been converted into a museum. This museum houses a collection of King’s personal belongings, armoury, several paintings, centuries-old manuscripts and coins and more.