The Golden Temple, also known as Harmandir Sahib or Darbar Sahib, is one of the most significant pilgrimage sites for Sikhs. Every year lakhs of Indians as well as NRIs pay homage to this sacred place. To cater to this swarm of tourists there are a horde of hotels near Golden Temple ranging from luxury to economy category. Those looking for budget hotels near Golden Temple and other popular tourist attractions of Amritsar can check out FabHotel KK Continental Albert Rd and FabHotel Aay Kay Model Town. You can also get great hotel deals in Golden Temple, if you book well in advance.
About Golden Temple
Golden Temple has both historic and religious significance. The design of the Golden Temple reflects Hindu and Islamic architectural styles. The Sikh Museum along the edge of the compound reflects stories of Sikh struggles during the Mughal and British times. The Amrit Sarovar or the tank in the Golden Temple is believed to have healing powers. It’s interesting to note that the city of Amritsar takes its name from this tank. Within the inner sanctum priests continuously chant verses from the Guru Granth Sahib adding to the temple’s tranquil aura. For people wanting to visit Amritsar, budget hotels around Golden Temple are ideal to stay.
Shopping and Dining near Golden Temple
Apart from being a place of pilgrimage and history, Amritsar also offers plenty options to shop and eat. For women, Amritsar is the ideal place to pick up hand embroidered phulkari suits and sarees. Juttis are something which both women and men can shop for. Two of the oldest markets in Amritsar for fabrics and juttis are the Hall Bazaar and Shastri Market. When you reach your accommodation in Amritsar also look out for restaurants in the area. Moti Mahal Deluxe and Punjabi Nature are must-visit restaurants near Golden Temple. Also, you must check out the city’s nightlife at Bottoms Up Pub and Restaurant and the Blue Icy Bar.
Attractions around Golden Temple
If you're interested in Indian history, Amritsar is a city you must visit at least once. The advantage of staying at hotels near Golden Temple is their proximity to most tourist sites. If you’re looking for budget hotels near Mall Road, Amritsar, FabHotel Orbion is a good place to stay. The hotel is very close to the Gandhi ground as well. Some of the places you must visit while in the city are:
• Jallianwala Bagh (800 m)
• Durgiana Temple (1.2 km)
• Partition Museum (1.3 km)
• Gobindgarh Fort (2 km)
• Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum (3.3 km)
The famous Wagah Border is around 29 km from the city center.
How to Reach Golden Temple
The best way to reach Golden Temple is by road. Public transport in the form of buses, auto-rickshaws, and taxis are easily available. Most hotels near Golden Temple are within 3 km of Amritsar Junction. Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport is about 13 km from the city center.
If you have plans to head to the national capital post your visit to Amritsar, book your accommodation online for a hassle-free experience. You can choose from a plethora of hotels in New Delhi such as FabHotel Marble Arch Karol Bagh and FabHotel Exotica Greenpark.