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The spiritual center for the Sikhs, home to the Golden Temple and the gateway to Punjab.
Area:About five Thousand sq. km
Population:About 2.5 million (District);About 1 million (City)
Literacy:More than 50%
Languages:Punjabi, Hindi, English
Crops:Wheat, Rice, Cotton, Sugarcane
Climate:Summer 30 to 46 °C;Winter 0 to 17 °C ;Monsoons:July to September
Airport:Raja Sansi, International Airport
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Amritsar, home to the Golden Temple is one of the most ancient and fascinating cities of India. It is an important seat of Sikh history and culture. Being the gateway for travellers coming to India on the overland route from central Asia it soon became the centre of various commercial activities. There are various historical and religious sites - see Amritsar City Map. The most famous of them all in the Golden Temple which was founded by the fourth Guru of Sikhs, Guru Ramdas and completed by his successor Guru Arjan Dev.
Jallian Wala Bagh
Summer place of Maharaja Ranjit Singh : Is situated in the middle of a beautiful garden called Ram bagh. This garden is laid out on the pattern of Shalimar Bagh at Lahore. Only its architecturally unique ´darshani deorhi´ has remained intact. A museum after the name of the Maharaja is set up here displaying oil paintings, miniatures, coins, abd weapons relating to the Sikh period.
Mosque at Fatehabad : Situated at a distance of 40 kms, the walls of this mosque are decorated with beautiful floral motifs.
Wagha Border : The international border between India and Pakistan. The pomp and pageantry of the Beating Retreat and the Change of Guard within handshaking distance of the Indian and Pakistani forces makes for a most charming spectacle.
There are a number of cotton, woollen and art silk textile factories besides other industries dealing with electric goods, sewing machines, auto parts, carpets. The milk processing plant at Verka about 6 kms from the center is the second biggest project of its kind in the country. Amritsar is India´s leading exporter of goods to the Middle-East, leading distribution centre of dry fruits, tea and condiments. It is also a shopper´s paradise and a gourmet´s delight. Amritsar is the world´s leading centre of Punjabi publications.
Amritsar Airport is now an international airport and fast becoming the gateway to Northern India. Amritsar is now the Gateway to Punjab and North India with Raja Sansi International Airport. Jet Airways, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Air India now offer Amritsar Flights from Delhi, Birmingham and London. Please visit Amritsar Travel for prices for Flights to Amritsar.
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