The Golden Temple

Currently Open [Closes at 10:00 pm]
  • Address: Rajan Khadwal, Amritsar, Punjab 143006, India
  • Timings: 03:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Gurudwara, Historical Site, Family And Kids

The Golden Temple - Review

What Mecca is to Islam, Amritsar is to Sikhism! The Golden Temple is a symbol of religious sanctity among the Sikhs. Situated in the premises of the Harmandir Sahib, the Golden Temple Amritsar is at the end of a long causeway, preceded by the Amrit Savovar (Pool of Nectar), said to be the holy water with healing and redemption powers. Many devout Sikhs come and bathe and cleanse themselves in the tank which holds the Amrit (Nectar). The Golden Temple opens its door to people from walks and faiths of life. This open mind ideology stems from the belief that everyone is welcome to come and worship as all are equal in the eyes of God.

The architecture of the Golden Temple has nuances of both Hindu as well as Muslim architecture. The lower level is made out of elegant marble and is reminiscent of the interiors of the Taj Mahal with its motifs and pietra dura. The second level of the Temple showcases engraved golden panels and a dome made from 750kg worth of Gold. The place of worship, the Gurudwara, is on the second level. Photography is prohibited within the inner sanctum. The Adi Granth, considered to be, the holiest book is placed at the sanctum during the hours of worship. Chants from the Guru Granth Sahib are playing in the background feeling with the visitor, a feeling of tranquility.

The premises of the Harmandir Sahib run the largest free kitchen in the world, feeding around 80,000 plus people every day. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Amritsar itinerary 3 days.

The Golden Temple Information

  • The Golden Temple is a place of worship and reverence. Dress appropriately and before you enter the temple, wash your feet and cover your head with the scarf.
  • You can either buy the scarf at a minimal price, or it will be provided for you.
  • Since you can eat at the langar for free, it’s customary to tip or make a donation before exiting.

The Golden Temple Ticket Prices

Golden temple ticket price : Free

The Golden Temple Opening and Closing Hours

Golden Temple Timings - 3am to 10pm

How To reach The Golden Temple by Public Transport

  • There’s a free shuttle that runs between the railway station and the Golden Temple. The Golden Temple is easily accessible by all modes of city transport (buses, autos and cycle rickshaws).

Restaurants Near The Golden Temple

  • The Golden Temple itself has a large dining hall within its premises called the langar. They provide free meals for everyone and is a must try.
  • Bharavan the Dhaba and the New Punjab Rasoi.

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  • The Golden Temple Address: Rajan Khadwal, Amritsar, Punjab 143006, India
  • The Golden Temple Timing: 03:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • The Golden Temple Price: Free
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Things to Know Before Visiting The Golden Temple

  • 95% of people who visit Amritsar include The Golden Temple in their plan

  • 64.69% of people start their The Golden Temple visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see The Golden Temple

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

66.34% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Golden Temple

People normally club together Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib and Jallianwala Bagh while planning their visit to The Golden Temple.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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  • The shine of the temple is adorable and reflects beautifully in the water of sacred pond. A refreshment when u enter the place is so shiny. Sometimes there is queue.. The water is neat and clean. Night the lights are lit and no words to describe the shine of temple. One can feel calm and eternal when sit in boundary of golden temple. Must visit place once in a life.. even more people visit daily the place is so clean.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • One of the most blessed places in India, Golden Temple will open your soul to inner peace. All are welcome here in search of divinity irrespective of who you are. This great monument has truly stood the test of time. Even today when we are seated against the cool marble facing the temple we are liberated from all thoughts and captivated for what this place stands for. Take a pause and feed yourself with this amazing abode of God. Salutation to this revered sacred place of Sikhs and its great nature. I believe no other temple or people are so welcoming and open. You can partake in prayers or offer services in the Langar (community kitchen). Respect the sanctity of this place when you visit. We are in awe of the great religion Sikhism for this opportunity to feel the true essence of brotherhood and humanity here.

  • The Sikh temple, built in the 16th century, also known as the “Golden Temple”, is a place of great beauty and sublime peacefulness. Originally, a small lake in the middle of the forest has been a meditation retreat for wandering mendicants and sages since deep antiquity. The Buddha is known to have spent time at this place in contemplation. Two thousand years after Buddha’s time, another philosopher-saint came to live and meditate by the peaceful lake. This was Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh religion. After the passing away of Guru Nanak, his disciples continued to frequent the site; over the centuries it became the primary sacred shrine of the Sikhs

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