The Golden TempleCurrently 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 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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Things to Know Before Visiting The Golden Temple
95% of people who visit Amritsar include The Golden Temple in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
61.14% of people start their The Golden Temple visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see The Golden Temple
66.88% of people prefer walking in order to reach The Golden Temple
The Golden Temple Trips
The Golden Temple, Amritsar Reviews
No doubt... Absolutely awesome destination... I felt huge vibration.. it has simply great works of art ... people are very passionate about it & they should be.. the entire place is built & maintained very well. 24*7 people are serving there as per their wish. This is a service towards the society. Have great respect towards them.
Beautiful inside and out, a fantastic experience. The temple is a wonder to see up close. The exterior is gilded, while the interior is adorned with the most meticulous and lovely paintings. Throughout is intricate marble inlay with beautiful patterns. All the volunteers and workers were kind and made us feel so welcome. We participated in the Langar, it was delicious and inspiring. After traveling and living in Asia for over a year, this is hands down my new favorite place.
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.
This is, without doubt the best place I have ever visited in my life. If you come to India, or are in India and visiting the North please do visit this place. If you do plan to visit The Golden Temple, make sure to visit it at night as this is the best time to visit the place, preferable after 12am. A visit here is unavoidable because the place and the people makes you humble and gives you a new outlook on life. There is absolutely no discrimination between believers and non believers and this was the fact that amazed me the most. No other religious place is this accommodating of all people. You can get free food at all times. Even at 2 am, you get very tasty and hygienic food. You can also spend the night here. You can spend hours here just sitting on the floor and looking at the temple. Its a wholly different feeling. Please visit this place. You will love it.
e 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.