Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar

The expansive religious complex of Harmandir Sahib represents the holiest pilgrimage site in Sikhism. Built between 1585 and 1604, the complex suffered heavy damage during an Indian Army operation to root out Sikh extremists in 1984. Visit the extensive site and you'll immediately notice the pool surrounding the main temple, said to possess healing powers. Admire the marble base and intricate gilded top portion of the temple, a symbol for Sikhs the world over, and head inside to get a look at the interior, richly decorated with gold and precious stones. Respect the temple's guidelines by removing your shoes, washing your feet, and covering your head before entering. Put Harmandir Sahib into our Amritsar vacation maker website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Amritsar.
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  • The most holy place for all Sikhs, this huge site wraps visitors in a sense of welcome, warmth and security which belies its chequered history. As you move slowly towards the most holy shrine, surroun...  more »
  • It is hard to express my visit to golden temple in words. Gurudwara sahib's atmosphere was so calm and soothing. A place full of positive vibes. It has something recharging and refreshing in its air. ...  more »
  • This place was on my bucket list and finally, I made it to this place last week. People recommended me to visit in the night. But, then I decided to visit the place in the night as well as in the dayl...  more »
  • Golden Temple is an Oasis of silence in the midst of bustling Amritsar City. The beautiful temple complex is an abode of beauty and tranquility. One can feel the relaxation in the shaded corridors and sit or lie down to experience the true self. The temple shimmers and reflects beautifully in the placid waters of the sacred pond. As the sun sets the temple glows in its splendor. At night the temple and the complex is lighted up and no words can describe.. Amritsar city is a must visit if you are in India. There are, decent hotels, good food, prayers, markets and monuments. Just the right mix to make it a good vacation destination.
  • You have to wait for almost 2-3 hours to see the main area of the temple because of the very long queue. But when you get into it you will feel refreshed and you will say that to watch the beautiful scenario you could wait more than this. Actually this is the place where you can see the real beauty of art and nature. You are not allowed to take cameras there. When you are in the queue for 2-3 hours you don't have to worry about water. You will easily get it. If you are planning to go somewhere you should go to this beautiful place.
  • Peaceful and beautiful place. One can feel inner peace. Parking is available. Markets are nearby with reasonable price . Camera is not allowed inside. A new museum is opened recently show cases brave Sikhs and their bravery. Clean. Langar is open all days and at all time. The four doors in Harmandir Sahib has a meaning that every religion is welcomed here , every caste is welcomed at Harmandir Sahib
  • : awesome feeling being in a place where people all over the world visited the most. > seeing different people from different religion and culture showing respect to each other and the place itself. > will definitely show this place to my family once they come to India also. > the peacefulness of it though it is mostly crowded is really unbelievable. > the calmness you will feel once you are inside is something you never expected. > and this place doesn't show discrimination as everyone is welcome all the time. > you will feel like you wanna keep coming back in this place. > it seems like different world inside. > you will learn something by observing what is happening in every side of it too . > will be seeing this place again soon.
  • Golden temple equals to golden time. You will cherish every minute you are inside the temple. It's so peaceful and beautiful. You would just want to sit near the water and relax. A must visit for everyone.
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