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There’s no doubt that the Golden Temple, a religious place for Sikhs, is the main attraction in Amritsar. However, one should note that it’s not the only place to visit in Amritsar. Most people take a trip to this city with the sole purpose of visiting the Golden Temple. Well, if you are visiting the city, you might as well see the other attractions too, right? So, here’s a list of 5 other places that you should visit in Amritsar apart from the Golden Temple. Also Read - Planning to Visit Amritsar? Here's a One Day Itinerary to Help You Out
1. Jallianwala Bagh:
The Jallianwala Bagh is known for one of the most monstrous massacres in human history. Almost 379 people were dead and 1100 were wounded, as per British Raj sources. However, the true figure could vary. One should visit the Martyr’s well and the memorial here. Also Read - Veg to Non-veg: When in Amritsar, do Not Miss Out on These 5 Dhabas
2. Wagah Border:
Wagah Border post is located about 29 km from Amritsar. It’s famous for the ceremonial closing of gates and the lowering of flags of India and Pakistan. Over 5000 people converge on the Indian side alone to watch the ceremony known as Beating Retreat.
3. Ram Tirth:
Ram Tirth is the place where Lord Rama and Sita’s twins Luv and Kush were born. Also, sage Valmiki wrote the epic Ramayana at this place. In fact, his hut is still found at this location.
4. Central Sikh Museum:
Central Sikh Museum displays the gruesome history of the Sikhs martyred by the Mughals, the British and Operation Bluestar. It was established in 1958 and it houses paintings of Sikh gurus, warriors and prominent leaders.
5. Akal Takht:
The Akal Takht was built by the sixth Sikh guru, Guru Hargobind, as a symbol of political sovereignty. It was a place where spiritual and temporal concerns of the Sikh people could be addressed. Though it is built on a raised platform, Akal Takht is built lower than Harmandir Sahib as a mark of respect.