The city got its name from the holy tank of Golden Temple. The sacred tank is believed to be a pool of nectar and that translates to Amritsar in the native tongue.
Amritsar has been an important city since ancient times. The city has gone through numerous phases of both development and destruction. From the early 20th century till the mid-20th century, the city had gone through massive demographical and cultural transformations.
The city is often associated with the international border, due to its proximity to the Attari-Wagah Border. The scars of the horrendous event at Jallianwala Bagh and the horrific consequences of the Radcliff Line, the line of partition, make every visitor aware of the trauma people of this place had been through.
Tourism is an important aspect of the city’s economy and a significant amount of funds are spent to promote the cultural and historical events of the region, hence making it a center of tourism.
Languages commonly used in this region are Punjabi, Hindi, and English.
When to Travel?
The best time to visit Amritsar is during autumn, winter, and spring season, i.e. from October to March. Summer and monsoon are not the best time to visit Amritsar.