Top Historical Places in Amritsar

Are you looking to explore the history of Amritsar through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Amritsar including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Amritsar. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Amritsar ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Amritsar, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Amritsar for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Amritsar with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. The Golden Temple

    4.9 (5060 Votes)
    The Golden Temple

    Religious Site, Temple, Gurudwara, Historical Site

    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 themselve...Read more
  2. Jallianwala Bagh

    4.6 (5020 Votes)
    Jallianwala Bagh

    Landmark, Historical Site

    Any patriot worth their salt will have tears in their eyes at the mention of the unfortunate event that took place at Jallianwala Bagh in 1919. Known as the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, the killing or fatally wounding over 2000 innocent men, women and children played a pivotal role in India’s struggle for independence from the rule of the British. This haunting and tragic incident has left...Read more
  3. Wagah Border

    4.5 (4428 Votes)
    Wagah Border

    Off Road, Landmark, Historical Site, Military Area

    Anyone with a little knowledge about Indian freedom struggle will be familiar with the Radcliffe line. Many villages on the border of the two resultant countries had to be divided depending on what jurisdiction they fell under. One such village that was divided was Wagha, Attari. The Wagah road is the most important route, since it connects the two countries through a single road. This road ha...Read more
  4. Ram Bagh

    Museum, Garden, Historical Site

    One of the most revered people in Punjab, apart from the Ten Gurus of Sikhism, is Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Responsible for the rise of the Sikh empire, it was under his reign when the Golden Temple was built. Named after the Guru Ram Das, Ram Bagh (Garden) is a beautiful expanse of gardens complete with varied vegetation and a statue of Maharaja Ranjit SIngh on his horse, in a victorious pose. R...Read more
  5. Ram Tirath

    4.6 (2650 Votes)
    Ram Tirath

    Religious Site, Temple, Historical Site

    The Ram Tirath Temple is said to be the hermitage of the Saint Valmiki. It’s also fabled that he composed the tale of Ramayana in this very premises. The Ram Tirath Temple does receive a mention in the Ramayana as the birth place of Lord Ram’s children, Luv and Kush. After Ram deserted Sita, she sought refuge here, which is why many pilgrims throng the temple to take a bath in the ...Read more
  6. Pul Kanjari

    4.2 (3044 Votes)
    Pul Kanjari

    Mosque, Religious Site, Temple, Off Road

    A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Pul Kanjari is a village that falls between Amritsar and Wagah-Attari. Maharaja Ranjit Singh is largely attributed to the development of this village. Whenever the Maharaja passed through Pul Kanjari, he and his troops would make it a point to stop and rest at the Baradari (A large structure built with several doorways and a large seating area) which he had bu...Read more
  7. Santokhsar Sahib

    Observatory, Historical Site

    The Santokhsar Sahib is a historical shrine that was started by Guru Amar Das Ji and has one of the five historical sarovers’ constructed by Guru Arjan Dev. This Gurudwara is home to the holy book of Sikh, Guru Granth Sahib which is kept on a canopied seat made of white marble. It also has a residential block for pilgrims. The Santokhsar Sahib is the most ideal place to start your day by ...Read more
  8. Gobindgarh Fort

    4.3 (2475 Votes)
    Gobindgarh Fort

    Historical Site, Fort, Heritage Building

    The Gobindgarh Fort –the very symbol of Punjab, the iconic protector of Amritsar is situated right in the center of the Holy City along the Grand Trunk road spanning across 43 acres of land. This magnificent heritage site has a history of its own, spread across a period of over 300 years, right from the times of the Bhangi Misl-Maharaja Ranjit Singh-The East India Company-the Indian Army....Read more