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Amritsar is a renowned destination of historic and spiritual importance, especially for followers of Sikhism all around the world. This beautiful city boasts several ancient historical structures and religious monuments. You can visit one of the holiest shrines of Sikhism, the Golden Temple decorated with pure gold and precious stones, and walk around its marble courtyard to enjoy the serene beauty of the lake surrounding its main shrine. The Jalianwala Bagh is another stunning spot in the city and a famous park, where the British Army fired bullets on more than 10,000 people who gathered there to protest against the Rowlatt Act in 1919. Visit this attraction of national importance to pay homage to those killed for India’s independence struggle. Another prominent spot of the city, Wagah Border is a road crossing between Pakistan and India where the soldiers of both countries perform a parade every evening. Don’t forget to visit this patriotic spot to witness the beating retreat and change of guard ceremonies. You can also visit the stunning Durgiana Temple, a famous Hindu pilgrimage that is inspired by the construction of the Golden Temple. Brightsun Travel offers cheap flights to Amritsar, allowing you to explore the religious wonders of this immense city.
Amritsar boasts some of the country’s most excellent museums. Step inside the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum to admire several weapons, paintings, coins and Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s various personal articles. You can also visit the Partition Museum to discover a rare collection of photographs and newspaper cuttings related to India’s partition in 1947. Then there’s the Central Sikh Museum, where you can witness ancient manuscripts and portraits of Sikh saints, leaders, fighters, and gurus. After visiting these historic museums, why not treat yourself and sample some of Amritsar’s authentic cuisines? The city is world-famous for its traditional Punjabi dishes, from pickles and jams to Indian curries and sweetmeats. Start by sampling the mouth-watering butter-drenched Amritsari Kulcha, a maida bread baked in tandoor and served with chole. There are various varieties of Kulcha available all around the city, including cheese, cauliflower and potato stuffed kulcha. Other delectable Amritsar dishes include smoked baingan ka bharta, alu puris and chicken tandoori which are served in local restaurants. Brightsun Travel offers a range of cheap air tickets to Amritsar, allowing you to experience the city’s delicious Punjabi cuisines.