11 days in Amritsar District Itinerary

11 days in Amritsar District Itinerary

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Amritsar

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Golden City

A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Amritsar is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh, steep yourself in history at Gobindgarh Fort, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tarn Taran Sahib.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Amritsar online trip itinerary builder.

Chandigarh to Amritsar is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. July in Amritsar sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

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Amritsar District travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Performances · Gardens
Amritsar district is one of 22 districts located in the Majha region of the state of Punjab in North India. The city of Amritsar is headquarters of this district.As of 2011 it is the second most populous district of Punjab (out of 22), after Ludhiana.HistoryDuring British Rule Amritsar was part of Lahore Division and was administratively subdivided into 3 tehsils namely - Amritsar, and Ajnala. Tarn Taran has itself formed into a district headquarters. However, as part of the partition of India in 1947 Amritsar district was separated from the rest of the division and awarded to India. During the partition period, the Muslim population of the district, some 30%, left for Pakistan while Hindus and Sikhs from West Punjab in newly created Pakistan migrated in the opposite direction.The Sikhs were a majority in the Amritsar district constituting about 60% of the population before the partition of 1947. According to 2001 census, Sikhs make up about 77% while Hindus make 21% of the total population of the district.The Majha Region is the Birthplace of the Sikh religion, and the Birthplace of the Sikh Misls (Sikh Confederacy).

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