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  • Sikh Golden temple Harmandir Sahib at sunrise
  • Clients booking India tours typically include a visit to the Golden Temple
  • Rack of traditional Indian shoes made of camel skins
  • Sikh pilgrims in the Golden Temple during Full Moon Festival
  • Worship in Amritsar

Located in the north western part of India, Amritsar lies on the main Grand Trunk Road, connecting Delhi to Lahore, Pakistan and is one of the largest cities in Punjab state on India tours.

Amritsar is the spiritual centre for the Sikh religion. The Golden Temple is the most significant shrine of the Sikhs and one of the oldest Sikh Gurudwaras. This religious complex features various structures including a Sikh museum.

Rich in Sikh history, Amritsar is where the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre took place on April 13, 1919 - one of the Sikhs’ sacred days, killing and injuring over 1000 men, women, and children. The 10 minute shooting rampage was ordered by Brigadier-General Dyer of the British Army who feared a major insurrection after days of protests and retaliatory violence on both sides. The Jallianwala Bagh is located minutes away from the Golden Temple and now acts as a memorial. Bullet holes can still be seen in the walls and the monument encases the well which was used to hide from the shooting rampage, in which dozens lost their lives.

Amritsar also played a role in the 1947 partition of India and Pakistan, causing riots and violence against Sikhs, Muslims, and Hindus.

Known for its tourism, carpets and fabrics, farm produce, handicrafts, service trades, and light engineering, Amritsar offers visitors on a trip to India an insight into some of India’s most significant history of the 20th century.

 


 

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