Thursday, September 13, 2007
Sunday, September 9, 2007
The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, also known as the Amritsar Massacre, was named after the Jallianwala Bagh (Garden) in the northern Indian city of Amritsar, where, on April 13,1919,British Indian Army soldiers under the command of Brigadier Reginald Dyer opened fire on an unarmed gathering of men, women and children. The firing lasted about 10 minutes and 1600 rounds were fired. Official sources placed the casualties at 379. According to private sources, the number was over 1000, with more than 2000 wounded, and Civil Surgeon Dr. Smith indicated that they were over 1800.
Friday, September 7, 2007
Golden Temple Amritsar
The Golden Temple (informal name), is the most sacred and holiest shrine of Sikhism(the holy-of-holies of Sikhism). The official name of the Temple is: Harmandir Sahib or Darbar Sahib, (Punjabi Script: ਹਰਿਮੰਦਰ ਸਾਹਿਬ ) which means literally (Harmandir Sahib meaning: The Abode of God).It is located in Amritsar (meaning: Pool of the Nectar of Immortality), the holiest city in Sikhism, in the state of Punjab,India. Sikh devotees, for whom the Temple is a symbol of infinite freedom and spiritual independence, come to the Temple from all over the world to enjoy its environs and offer their prayers.
It takes place at india -pakistan border which is 30 kms from amritsar.Hundreds of tourists from all of the world and from other parts of india gather there and watch this retreat ceremony.The ceremony is of 25 mins and atmosthere during the ceremony is superb.
Flights to Amritsar amritsar has flight connections to birmingham,london,taskkent,tel aviv,ashgabat,delhi,singapore.
Car Rentals at amritsar aiport Amritsar airport car rentals.
Hotel Mk International. 4 Star Propety.Best and reccomended till now.Has a good restaurant ,swimming pool,75 rooms ,bar and coffee shop.
Location: Ranjit Avenue
Ranjit Svaasa A welcome heritage property ,has a very peace full enviorment,offers organic food ,herbs and Spa.
Location : Mall Road
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Hi all this is a blog for people who wish to travel to amritsar or other destinations near amritsar such as dharamshala,dalhousie,chandigarh,shimla.....this blog provides you all information needed and helps you plan your tour to amritsar............wishing you all the best in your travel to amritsar........