Amritsar Travel Guide

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Amritsar is a city in the northwestern part of India and is the administrative headquarters of Amritsar district in the state of Punjab, India.Amritsar is 32 kilometres (20 mi) east of Lahore, Pakistan and therefore, very close to India's western border with Pakistan. Another origin of Amritsar's name is from AmÅ—it-Sagar, "The Ocean of the Nectar of Immortality".
Amritsar is home to Harmandir Sahib, also known as the Golden Temple, the spiritual and cultural center of the Sikh religion.
Amritsar is also known for the incidents of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre in 1919 under British Rule