Amritsar may have been founded as recently as the 16th century by Guru Ram Das, the fourth Sikh guru. However, the lore and legends weave a mythical link between the place and the Hindu epic Ramayana. It is believed that Amritsar is the location of Maharishi Valmiki’s ashram where Sita gave birth to her twins, Lav and Kush. Intertwined with the history of Sikhism, this city is home to the Golden Temple, the holiest shrine of the Sikhs. At the same time, Jallianwala Bagh continues to depict Amritsar’s vital position in the country’s freedom struggle. Fascinating legends, religious structures, historic edifices, bustling bazaars, colorful festivals, and delicious food all come together to mark it as a vibrant tourist destination.
If you are planning a trip to this holy city, here’s your guide to all the amazing Amritsar tourist places that deserve to be visited and cherished.