Amritsar’s Golden Temple – The Comprehensive Guidebook Amritsar

A Brief Recap

The establishment of Amritsar city took place in 1577 by the fourth Sikh Guru, Guru Ram Das. Amritsar, “pool of the nectar of immortality,” is the name given to the artificial pool of water surrounding the Golden Temple today.  The city sprang up around this pool, and the sixth Guru, Guru Arjan, constructed the temple. Construction began in 1581, and the temple took eight years to complete.

The Temple’s Entrance

The travellers begin their trek to invoke God’s blessings with folded hands and a veiled head. There is generally a long line to enter the temple, but the volunteers and staff handle it admirably. The masterpiece has Indo-Islamic architecture and white marble floors. The temple is even more beautiful on the inside, with hanging chandeliers aiming to brighten our lives to the fullest.

The Way to the Golden Temple

1. By Air: Fly to Amritsar Airport (Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport), which is only 13 kilometres from the Golden Temple. 2. By Train line: Amritsar Railway Station (ASR) is around 2 kilometres from the shrine. 3. By Road: The Management Committee (Golden Temple) has expanded its toll-free 24-hour bus service from the Amritsar Bus Stand to the Golden Temple. The distance between the two is only 2 kilometres

Tourism in the Neighborhood Zone

After or before paying obeisance at the Golden Temple, there are other locations to explore in Amritsar. This city never sleeps since constant activities, events, and flea markets go on all year. 1. Jallianwala Bagh: 2. Partition Museum 3. Chowk Mani 4. Wagah Border

Largest Kitchen and Free Langar

1. The golden temple’s Langar region includes one of the world’s largest kitchens, serving thousands of people daily. 2. The vegetarian meal, which often comprises Prasada (roti), langar dal, and rice, is free for all guests and is available 24 hours a day. They also provide sweet rice, rice pudding, and desserts on special occasions. 3. Another distinguishing feature of langar Seva is the altruistic service provided by innumerable volunteers.