Golden Temple is a prominent Sikh Gurdwara located in the city of Amritsar, Punjab, India. It was built by the fifth Sikh guru, Guru Arjan, in the 15th Century. In 1604, Guru Arjun completed the Adi Granth, the holy scripture of Sikhism, and installed it in the Gurdwara. There are four doors to get into the Harmandir Sahib, which symbolize the openness of the Sikhs towards all people and religions. The present day Gurdwara was rebuilt in 1764 by Jassa Singh Ahluwalia with the help of other Sikh Misls. In the early nineteenth century, Maharaja Ranjit Singh secured the Punjab region from outside attack and covered the upper floors of the Gurdwara with gold, which gives it its distinctive appearance and its English name.
- Baba Atal Rai Tower
Located at a distance of few kilometers from the main town, Baba Atal Rai Tower is also a site worth visiting. It is believed that Guru Har Gobind died at this spot.
- Wagha Border
The Wagah Border. Located on the Indo-Pakistan border, Wagah is 28 kilometers from the Amritsar main town. A good number of visitors come to this place to see the change of guards ceremony and the flag hoisting and lowering activities.
- Jalianwala Bagh
A historical monument that tells the sad story of mass killing during the independence movement in India, Jalianwallah Bagh is another must visit in Amritsar.
- Durgiana Mandir
The Durgiana Mandir also offers puja to deities of Lakshmi and Narayana. Supposedly built during the 16th century AD.
- Golden Temple
Located in the heart of the city is the Golden Temple, the most visited tourist attraction of Amritsar. The Golden Temple welcomes everyone regardless of the religion or faith one follows.