Visiting the Golden temple is the utmost dream of thousands of people in the world. Not only this Wagha border, Jallianwala Bagh, Model town are the popular places which attract many tourists. Do you think coming to Amritsar and going back home without having the gist of rich tradition and culture of real Punjab is worth? If not then get ready with your cameras and mobile phones to take hundreds of photos and selfies which will make your trip memorable. There are three different sites in Amritsar which you would love to explore.
Sadda Pind is a Punjabi Culture Living Village Museum spread across 12 acres of land, situated just 8 KM from Golden Temple and 7 KM from Airport. Spicy treat of amritsari kulcha, makki di roti and sarson da saag with the perfect combination of full buttery thandi lassi ,enjoying these rich cuisines sitting on the cot in muddy houses is the wish of every individual who visits to Amritsar. You can experience the old times village of Punjab which you have only seen in bollywood movies here through cultural performances, folk dances like bhangra, gidha, jhumar and kikli.
Sadda Pind has everything to keep you busy and entertained for an entire day. It offers 20 spacious and comfortable guest rooms. Each room has been choicely designed with rustic motifs offering you an experience of a traditional Punjabi village alongwith this you can learn a traditional art or create a masterpiece of your own. Phulkari, Punjabi jutti, clay toys and utensils, ironwork, durries, agricultural implements are some of the traditional arts flourished here which is unique in the holy city.
The historical place which was uknown and earlier was occupied by the army but after 10th February 2017 it has caught the attention of many travellers as it is now open to public, the exclusive place to roam around. The light and sound show ( in Punjabi at 8.30 PM and in English around 10 PM) you must watch. The Shere Punjab 7 D show based on the life of Maharaja Ranjit Singh is remarkable. The Toshakhana and the War Museum are amazing which you cannot miss if you are inside the premises.
Whispering walls is a show using state of the art projection mapping technologies and laser lights this kind of show has never seen before in Punjab will surely take your breath away. Gobindgarh fort is deeply attached with the history of India and Amritsar. The fort has been restored to show visitors its former glory. At only 25 rupees admission worth a visit, a good stop located on Vijay Chowk, near old cantt.
On the outskirts of Amritsar away from the busy life of city there is a unique "Punjabi Theme Restaurant" called virasat Haveli situated at G.T Road. It is an old building made with Nanakshahi bricks renovated in 2003 with ultra modern facilities, an ancient architectural marvel offers scenic views of lush green fields, this place has been approved by Govt. of Punjab under promotion of rural tourism.
Swimming pool, Horse riding, live bhangra giddha performances in evening, magic show and huge variety of delicious food in a warm & relaxing environment will certainly take you to the different life experience. You will feel nature very close to you by visiting this place. Virasat Haveli displays old Punjabi traditional way of living with ancient styles available all over.
Partition Museum is the world’s first Museum which is initiated by The Arts and Cultural Heritage Trust (TAACHT) to work towards the establishment of a world class, physical museum, dedicated to the memory of the Partition of the sub-continent in 1947 — its victims, its survivors and its lasting legacy. It was established in October 2016, one of the greatest and most painful distruption of contemporary history, over twenty million people migrated to a new homeland on the other side of a quickly separated border, leaving behind precious memories.
Perhaps the sacrifice of those millions was seen as a necessity for acquiring Independence, and so there has been, largely, a silence around the Partition. The Museum opens from Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., receives large numbers of visitors daily—from schoolchildren to Partition Survivors, from international tourists to village dwellers, from politicians to scholars. More than 1000 visitors visit to see the curtain raiser exhibition, which represents some of the highlights of the final Museum.
The Punjab State War Heroes Memorial and Museum is the first ever memorial in the history of the nation which is constructed by the state government to showcase the splendid gallantry deeds of all its brave hearts. Spread over seven acres along Amritsar-Attari Road, the memorial has come up at a cost of Rs 135crore. The structure is authentically designed with 45-metre high stainless steel sword which represents strength and courage of the people of Punjab while defending the nation in the hour of need.
Names of nearly 3500 martyrs are inscribed on the memorial built at an elevation of 12feet, campus exhibits pictures of the brave soldiers and their brief bio-data, a MiG-23 and a model of the decommissioned aircraft carrier ship, INS Vikrant, three tanks have also been displayed. One of the sight in Amritsar which is rarely found in India.
Ram Tirth is an ancient Hindu pilgrimage center located 10 km to west of Amritsar city. The temple is beautifully constructed and it is believed that Valmiki gave shelter to Goddess Sita in his ashram and she gave birth to her sons, Luv and Kush, in the hut .The tank in the temple is dug by Lord Hanuman according to the people’s belief. In the month of November on the full moon day, four day long annual fair is held at the Ram Tirath. Sri Ram Tirath Temple gives the flashback of the period of Ramayana and is considered as the place for the ashram of sage Valmiki.
It is also believed that the fight between Lord Rama’s army and Lav and Kush took place at this place. This temple still has the divine enchanted vibes of that ancient time. The best place for the meditation where you can sit and spend long hours after the tiring and exciting journey.