Amritsar, in Punjab, is a city of about 1,100,000 inhabitants.
Amritsar is located about 250 miles (402 kilometers) northwest of New Delhi, the national capital, and 180 miles (290 kilometers) southeast of Islamabad.
If you are searching for the perfect tourist shot while you are in Amritsar don't miss Golden Temple. This is one of those destinations that will stay with you for many years. Read up about it in your guidebook and get your photo taken before experiencing some of the other sights in the area.
The Maharaja Ranjit Singh Panorama is a great escape for those looking for something a little different in Amritsar. Savor the peace and quiet, ask about any one-off exhibitions, grab something from the gift shop or just explore the relics of the past.
An old place of worship, one of the most popular of the many historic attractions here, is the Durgiana Temple. Visit this special place to learn about its history as well as to study its design.
The ecological parks surrounding Amritsar show visitors the birds, trees and plants which inhabit the local area. To explore one of the most visited local nature parks, head out to Jallianwala Bagh.
You can never truly understand a place until you know its past; luckily Amritsar has preserved the Tarn Taran, one of its more important heritage sites. Spend some time visiting this site and also other local historic places for an insight into the events that shaped this city.