SHRI HARIMANDIR SAHIB also known as
the GOLDEN TEMPLE...Visit the holiest of temples dedicated to the
SIKH faith. Do not forget to look inside the LANGAR or kitchen where
food is prepared for distribution free of cost to all visitors to the
There is an impressive ceremony every evening (summer and winter timings
vary) when the GURU GRANTH SAHIB the holy book of the Sikhs, is carried
over the bridge to the high seat of learning SHRI AKAL TAKHT
SAHIB. In the early hours of the morning it returns to the main shrine.
Right next door to the temple is the JALLIANWALA BAGH renowed for the
massacre that took place in 1919.
DURGIANA TEMPLE is also called MATA SITALA MANDIR. It is dedicated
to HINDU gods and goddesses.
RAM BAGH also known as COMPANY BAGH is where MAHARAJA RANJIT SINGH built
his summer residence. The palace is now a quaint museum (closed on
MATA LAL DEVI TEMPLE is sometimes referred to as the MOTHER INDIA
TEMPLE. It has been recently constructed in honor of a lady.
SHRIMATI LAL DEVI, who is remembered for her charitable works.
The border between India and Pakistan has been named WAGAH.
FLAG CEREMONY or the beating of the retreat can be witnessed there at
sundown daily. The border is at a distance of about 35
kilometers. The time required should be calculated roughly 2 hours
for the return journey.
The city and these places mentioned above (except for the Flag Ceremony)
can be visited by pedal or scooter rickshaw or by tonga
(horse-carriage). For the journey to the border it is advisable to
hire a taxi.
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