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Journey to Amritsar

 Journey to Amritsar Amritsar is a city in the northwestern Indian state of Punjab, 28 kilometers from the border with Pakistan. It is a major cultural and economic centre located in the Majha region of Punjab. Amritsar has been chosen as one of the heritage cities for HRIDAY scheme of the Government of India. The city is also known for its wooden chessboards and chess pieces manufacturing industry. A trip to Amritsar is like striking travel gold,. The most beautiful place is in Amritsar is the Harmandir sahib( Golden Temple).It is  the centre of Sikhism and the site of the Sikhs’ principal place of worship. Amritsar was founded in 1577 by Ram Das, fourth Guru of the Sikhs, on a site granted by the Mughal emperor Akbar. Ram Das ordered the excavation of the sacred tank, or pool, called the Amrita Saras (“Pool of Nectar”), from which the city’s name is derived. A temple was erected on an island in the tank’s centre by Arjan, the fifth Guru of the Sikhs, which was then reached by a marbl