Our esteemed University is situated in the state of five rivers, known for spirituality. The states around are also known for their scenic beauties and tourist attractions. But Punjab itself has so much to offer. So let’s explore one part at a time starting with Amritsar which lies in the vicinity of our University. Here is a list of places you can visit in Amritsar. Amritsar is not all about just Golden Temple. Also, by travelling to this city you can tick off the list on how many places you have travelled there.
It is safe to say that it is the main identity of Amritsar. It is also called as Sri Harmandir Sahib or Swarna Mandir. It was designed by Guru Arjan Sahib and its foundation was laid by Muslim Saint Hazrat Mian Mir Ji of Lahore on 1st of December, 1588.
To all Indians, Jallianwala Bagh is a place of great historical importance. As it represents the sacrifices done during Indian struggle for Independence. It houses a memorial of national importance that was established by the Government of India in 1951. It commemorates the massacre of peaceful celebrators by the British forces on April 13, 1919.
It is a road border between India and Pakistan. It has become a famous tourist spot now because of its famous Beating Retreat Ceremony that is held every day before the sunset. Every day, many people visit the border to be a part of this ceremony. The flag ceremony is conducted by the Indian Border Security Force and Pakistan Rangers. This is a must visit spot if you go to Amritsar
Guru Ke Mahal
This is a lesser known place as compared to the aforementioned places yet holds so much importance. It houses the Guru Granth Sahib; It was founded by Guru Ram Das Ji in 1573 as a little cottage that went on to shelter the great gurus of the Sikhs. If you are interested to know about the life of Gurus then this place is for you.
After all the touring you might want to take back a piece of memory with you (Of course apart from the photos and videos), then, Hall Bazar is just the place. It offers electronic items, ornaments, books, handicrafts and ready-made garments to say the best. It is also famous for its Mughal style gate which is complete with a giant clock sporting caption “Amritsar – Sifti Da Ghar”.
Gurudwara Mata Kaulan
Gurudwara Mata Kaulan is located at the edge of Kaulan reservoir. It is named after Kaulan, a believer who was severely punished by the patriarchs, yet it failed to dissuade her from her faith.
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum
It is summer palace turned into a museum. It now archives the Royal Heritage of Maharaja Ranjit Singh such as arms, armour, paintings, coins and manuscripts of his time.(Which I should say are of about a century old)
Bibeksar Sahib lies on the banks of Bibeksar Sarovar. It was constructed by Maharaja Renjith Singh. It is famous as the congregation site of followers of 6th Sikh Guru, Hargobind Singh Ji.
For architecture lovers, this is your place as this mosque is famous for its architecture. Khair-ud-Din Masjid was established by Mohd. Khairuddin. It was the place from where the great call for waging a war against the British was announced by Tootie-e-Hind – Shah Attaullah Bukhari.
The Partition Museum is the first-ever museum in the entire world to focus on the stories and trauma, of the millions who had to suffer from the consequences of ruthless partition. (Doesn’t this fact make you swell in pride, I obviously mean about the first ever so don’t take me wrong about making celebrations in millions suffering). It was recently opened at Town Hall in Amritsar.
Tip: – You are in such an amazing university as Lovely Professional University. I recommend you avail the services of clubs that take you on trips. They are cheaper, better and easily affordable.