The Golden Temple

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  • Address: Rajan Khadwal, Amritsar, Punjab 143006, India
  • Timings: 03:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Gurudwara, Historical Site, Family And Kids

About The Golden Temple, Amritsar

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.
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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

  • 64.77% 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

66.32% 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.

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  • 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

  • One of the best temples I have ever visited. Very neat and clean. The people in this city are very hospitable. Then the people catering to us in the temple are even more hospitable. They give very clear instructions, manage people and crowd very nicely and are quite helpful. The "LANGAR" serves food to a huge number of people without distinguishing them on any factors. Also, to add, the food served was nice and tasty!

  • Huge, beautiful, mesmerizing. Choose carefully the dates to visit this places as it have huge crowds on weekends and special occasions are religious days or long weekend. Be prepared to stand in queue for 3-5 hours if you want to go inside the main gurudrawa hall which is gold building itself. On weekdays rush is very less in comparison. If you want to enjoy the crowd visit on weekends, but if you like to enjoy the peaceful and beautiful side of this place then pick weekdays only.

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