I am starting this challenge with a city which is popular for many things and its charm is different from any other city in the world. The biggest reason for this charm is the iconic Golden temple. A famous gurudwara which always leaves me mesmerised for its aura and beauty.
My memories of Amritsar – The city of the Golden temple –
My first memory of visiting Amritsar is with my parents when I was just 5 or 6 years old. We went to Amritsar to visit the Golden temple specifically to offer our prayers at the famous temple. I still remember the story my mom told me about how the Golden temple got its name. She told me that it got its name from the pond or sarovar (Amrit sarovar) which is situated near the temple.
My latest trip was on Diwali and we especially went there to see the beauty of the Golden temple on Diwali. I heard from a lot of people that how beautiful Golden temple looks on this day as it is decorated with lights, especially for Diwali.
Its been almost 8 years since I went to this divine city and I can’t wait to go back especially for all the yummy food we get there. Top on my list is the guru ka langar which you get in the Golden temple. It is the yummiest meal I ever head and the kada prasad (atte ka halwa or wheat flour halwa) is out of the world too. Other than this, The famous Amritsari kulchas, lassi, tandoori chicken, kulfi, and lassi from famous Ahuja ki lassi corner, etc.
About the city –
Amritsar is one of the largest cities of Punjab and gets the maximum visitors all around the year. If you are someone who likes photography, history or you are a foodie, this is one place to go. Recently they started this hop on hop off bus service which allows you to explore the city at your own pace. This bus service is available after every one hour.
Golden temple is one of the most popular and sacred Sikh shrines. Every year a lot of tourists from all over the world visit it to offer their prayers and to see other popular places in Amritsar. The other famous places in Amritsar are – Jallianwala Bagh which is a proof and a reminder of the tragic event that took place many years ago.
Also, India Pakistan Wagah border is a must visit especially during flag lowering ceremony at sunset. A lot of people visit Amritsar to see this ceremony. If you are planning to visit Amritsar, you must try the yummy and irresistible delicacies of this place.
So, visit Amritsar, the city of the golden temple to feel divine, to get the feel of our Indian history, and to taste authentic north Indian delicacies which you won’t get anywhere else in the country.
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I am sharing my memories of different places from my travel list this April. Read my theme post here
April 1, 2019 at 12:08 am
I haven’t been to Amritsar but I know it’s so famous! Golden temple has been on our minds, but one day 🙂
April 1, 2019 at 12:14 am
What a lovely start to this challenge. I love the positivity and pure vibes of this place. Love your post and pics.
April 1, 2019 at 12:42 am
Giving you a high-five Deepa! I’ve also begun with Amritsar 🙂
April 1, 2019 at 12:44 am
We have visited Amritsar just once, despite staying at Jammu (it is just a 4-5 hour drive). Everything about this city is so beautiful and divine. A visit to the Darbar Sahib is so calming and the langar… oh it’s heavenly. Thanks for bringing back some lovely memories of our trip to Amritsar.
April 1, 2019 at 1:12 am
Ah, Deepa! It’s one of my absolute favorite places in the country. I have been to Golden Temple twice and I know I can visit any number of times. The peace and tranquility one feels when in front of the Sanctum Sanatorium is incomparable. 🙂
April 1, 2019 at 1:46 am
What a positive start to the A to Z, with beautiful Amritsar, Deepa. I have wanted to visit the Golden Temple forever, and your post makes me want to visit it soon. Hope I can.
April 1, 2019 at 1:56 am
This is a beautiful city. I visited that place when i was posted there.
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April 1, 2019 at 3:08 am
Sounds like a fascinating place. I’m so intrigued by the cerimony of the flags. And the temple looks splendid.
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April 1, 2019 at 7:54 am
I have always wanted to visit the Golden temple. Though I have spent a lot of time in North India I have never had the chance to visit Amritsar. I have seen the temple in movies and the television and I must say it looks breath taking.
April 1, 2019 at 8:50 am
This has always been on my wishlist for a long time. Also, I’m really thrilled to see you doing travel posts this April.
April 1, 2019 at 8:54 am
Amritsar is divine. Sitting on the steps at night is the best relaxation ever.Great start to the #blogchatterA2Z
April 1, 2019 at 9:27 am
You brought back such beautiful memories with this post, Deepa. I remember being gently nudged by an Aunty in the Golden Temple since my dupatta had fallen down from my head. The kada prasad is to die for really! Foodies are spoilt for choice in Amritsar.
April 1, 2019 at 11:13 am
Amritsar is one place that we always plan but it never materializes, hope it happens this year at least.
April 1, 2019 at 11:54 am
Beginning of travel journey from such a pious place, Darbar Sahib. I love Golden Temple, this is one place when you can actually feel the positive energy of almighty.
April 1, 2019 at 11:54 am
Once you visit Golden temple or Harmandir Sahib you always have a longing to back, its so peaceful the mere sight of it in the post gave me a calm feeling.
April 1, 2019 at 1:51 pm
I have heard sooooo much about the Golden Temple at Amritsar. Alas, haven’t yet been able to visit it. And yes, I’ve heard about the Diwali lighting too, and the langar. I hope I’m able to visit someday soon.
Good to connect with you once again this month through AtoZ. I haven’t been blogging for a long time. So hoping to get my mozo back this month.
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April 1, 2019 at 2:05 pm
Hi Deepa, This is an interesting post.. Amritsar is amazing for its divinity & food eaqually…
April 1, 2019 at 2:33 pm
Langar ka khana is the best! Though I haven’t been to the golden temple, there was a Gurudwara we used to frequent when we lived in Dehradun. One visit all of us looked forward to 🙂
April 1, 2019 at 3:15 pm
I visited Amritsar with my extended family last summers dear and visited all the places you have recommended. You are right dear it is such a must visit place.
April 1, 2019 at 5:04 pm
I have not seen Amritsar but I have read a lot about it. Hope to go there someday.
April 1, 2019 at 5:26 pm
I had never been to Amristsar but after reading your post, want to go there soon. lovely theme and it seems you are sharing great stuff in all upcoming posts. #BlogchatterA2Z
April 1, 2019 at 6:04 pm
We visited golden temple last year and it was so beautiful and full of peace. Looking forward to read more of your travel posts.
April 1, 2019 at 6:31 pm
Fantastic post. This place looks amazing.
April 1, 2019 at 7:34 pm
I visited it in the year 2006 and I still remember my trip to Amritsar.
April 1, 2019 at 7:58 pm
And it’s a positive and beautiful place.i so want to visit there.
April 1, 2019 at 9:35 pm
don’t laugh but i’ve wanted to go to Amritsar ever since watching “Bride and Prejudice” LOL but it looks so beautiful! looks like a great theme for your challenge.
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April 1, 2019 at 9:52 pm
Amritsar is on my list for a long time, likely to visit this year. Your post made me know more about the place in detail.
April 2, 2019 at 12:47 am
This place is in my bucket list. Now you have made this a need in me rather than a want 😀 Regards Rubina
April 2, 2019 at 11:13 am
While reading your post, I was wishing to be sitting in the Gurdwara so that I could taste the kada prasad, it’s the yummiest. Lovely post, Deepa!
April 2, 2019 at 12:00 pm
Loved your travel memoirs! I have been to Amritsar and remember being awed by the delicious food. 🙂
April 2, 2019 at 11:36 pm
Its not an easy task to churn out amazing posts year after year especially for a challenge such as AtoZ. Congratulations for embarking on yet another journey.
April 2, 2019 at 11:48 pm
Hey thanks Anupriya for your kind words. 🙂