Amritsar which literally means a pool of nectar is one of the internationally acclaimed cities of India. It is situated in northern state of Punjab and lies about 25 kilometers east of border with Pakistan. It is an important commercial, cultural and transportation centers of state and attracts flurry of tourists from all over the world. It is now the gateway of Punjab and north India with Raja Sansi International airport offering cheap flights from Amritsar to London, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and various other countries so that people from all corners of the world visit this place which is the centre of Sikhism and the site of Sikh’s principal place of worship.
Amritsar is the spiritual and cultural centre of Sikh religion due to presence of Golden Temple a famous pilgrimage for Sikhs. Also known as Sri Harmandir Saheb, pilgrimage to golden temple is a must for any Sikh or believer of humanity and God. This is the most sacred shrine for Sikhs and the town is founded by Guru Ram Das, the fourth Sikh guru. Golden temple was built by fifth guru Arjun Dev and later the great Sikh ruler Ranjit Singh embellished the shrine and covered its dome with gold and precious jewels.
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