The lake is called Amrit Sarovar, which stands for a holy and Sarovar pool of nectar, hence the city got named Amritsar. From food, weather, music and art to history, religion and traditions, and culture there is a lot to experience in Amritsar.
Places to visit when in Amritsar are many. Waghah border is just around the golden temple and must see.Wagah is the only road border crossing between Pakistan and India between Amritsar(India) and Lahore (Pakistan) cities. Its a must visit as there is a boundary between the two countries and the gates are opened and Armies of both the countries are face to face.
Next place to see is the Jallianwalabagh garden. It remarks in the history when on the command of the Britisher’s, lacks of innocent Indians were fired. This event was one of the major incidents of India’s freedom struggle. The memorial well is also present there in which some people jumped to escape the firing. This memorable well along with the memories of dead people is a place where people go and feel the freedom fighters success to freedom of the country. Durgiana Temple, Rambagh Garden, Ram Tirath and Mata temple are some more spiritual places to visit in Amritsar. Forts like Farid Fort, Govind Garh fort etc are an important heritage.
Nearby places from Amritsar are some most popular cities of the state of Punjab that are Ludhiana, Chandigarh, Bhatinda, etc. Well known for their lush green gardens of wheat and rice, Punjab is a state where the local people wear their heart on their sleeves. Well greeted and most friendly locals make Amritsar a must visit a city in India.
Amritsar Tourism is such actively supporting the city that it is known to have the tourist footfall more than the footfall visiting Taj Mahal.
Raja Sansi Airport at Amritsar is well connected with various cities. Railways and roads as well. Amritsar Tourism has started buses and cabs also to attract visitors. It has affordable and luxurious hotels like Taj Swarna Amritsar, Hotel Sawera Inn, Hyatt Amritsar etc. People can stay for long and short duration here. If you visit Amritsar you can experience the welcoming people and the culturally and beautiful places it has which is a heritage of India.