Amritsar is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Amritsar one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Amritsar is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Amritsar or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Amritsar. Explore the historical monuments of Amritsar with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Amritsar guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Amritsar page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Amritsar landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Amritsar.
#1 of 8 Historical Places in Amritsar | Added 36900 times in trip plans
Rajan Khadwal, Amritsar, Punjab 143006
06:00 am - 11:55 pm
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 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...
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Near Golden Temple, Amritsar 143001, India
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 Briti...
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Attari, Amritsar 143001.
08:30 am - 06:30 pm
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...
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Ram Bagh Street, Amritsar.
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
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 Ranj...
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05:00 am - 09:00 am
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 pil...
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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 door...
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Golden Temple Rd, Town Hall, Katra Ahluwalia, Amritsar, Punjab 143001
05:00 am - 10:00 pm
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 Sahi...
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 Ranji...